How to Transition Your Wardrobe
Winter can seem like a forever season. Even though the calendar and the stores say it’s spring, you may not be enjoying spring-like conditions for a while. Or, one day it feels likes spring and the next day the winds are blowing, and you’re pulling your collar up to guard the chill. Regardless, of what Mother Nature has in store for us, I want you to feel prepared 100% of the time for whatever the day brings.
I’ve also put together a fabulous guide that walks you through 10 Tips to Tune-up Your Wardrobe, along with a checklist to keep you on task! It will help you assess and transition your wardrobe into spring. You can download the free Guide/Checklist here or click the box below!
Here are some easy steps to help you transition your wardrobe toward spring even if there’s more winter weather ahead.
HOW TO TRANSITION YOUR WARDROBE
STEP 1: EASE INTO IT
Look in your closet and pull out anything that looks too wintry.
Here’s a starting point of items to pull out: Faux fur-trimmed items in dark colors, thick tweed jackets or pants, dark plaids in pants, blazers, and skirts, anything thick like wide-wale corduroys, heavy wool pants, bulky cable knit wool sweaters, and turtlenecks.
*TIP: Before you store and put these items away make sure you clean them or take them to the cleaners.
STEP 2: MINIMIZE THE DARKNESS
Escape the winter doldrums by changing your color palette. Take out all the dark colors that seem gloomy to you right now. Place them on your bed and now look into your closet again. Are there enough lighter or brighter colors in warm pieces that will get you through the next month? If not, put back a few dark pieces, ones that are neutral and less season-specific like a cashmere sweater you could wear in May if you need to.
STEP 3: LEAN ON YOUR LAYERING PIECES
Layering is a year-round thing, but especially when the weather is so up and down. Reach for multiple layers like flat knits, quilted vests, and scarves. Layer heat tech pieces under your clothes. These thin pieces are the latest in technology and take the place of thermal underwear. They generate heat but eliminate the bulk.
*TIP: When possible start using your trench coat with the quilted lining instead of your heavy wool coats. Take the lining out when it warms up.
STEP 4: REACH FOR YOUR SPRING STASH
Pull out any long-sleeved cotton or silk knit tops. Start using these under cardigans and your lighter weight blazers. While you’re at it, bring out a couple of spring dresses that you can pair with booties or heels, and a sweater. Pull out your cotton scarves and start wearing them in place of your wool ones.
STEP 5: CONTACT ME
If you’re sick of what you’ve been wearing for the last few months, it may be difficult to make decisions on your own or strategize your way into spring, but there is hope. I’m here to help make those decisions with you and set you up for a wardrobe you’re happy with right now. Contact me, and we’ll get started!
Is your wardrobe ready for spring?
I’ve broken it down into 10 simple tips in my FREE Guide and Checklist!
In case you skimmed all the way down to the bottom. I’ve put together a fabulous FREE guide and checklist that will help you look your best this spring. In this free guide, you’ll get:
- Tips for packing your winter wardrobe so it will serve you next winter.
- What to inspect and repair now so it will last another season or two.
- Questions to ask yourself as you assess your spring/summer wardrobe.
- BONUS: There’s even a handy checklist to keep you on task and organized!