6 Tips to Transition Your Closet From Winter to Spring

Now that spring is officially here, it’s time to start planning your wardrobe transition and evaluate what fantastic new items you are going to buy to perk up your look for spring. I know the thought of transitioning your entire wardrobe from winter to spring can seem overwhelming, but don’t fret, I have some simple solutions that take the angst out of the process and even prepare you for next fall.

  1. Before you even start the transition process, take a look at your spring and summer wardrobe and eliminate the pieces that simply don’t work for you anymore. Maybe the item has seen better days or your style has evolved. Get rid of these items before you switch over your closet. It’s a great time to purge and donate. Be rigorous with the process - if you don’t love it anymore, get rid of it! Less is more. To help you determine what to get rid of, check out my free wardrobe makeover guide.

  2. Transition in stages. New England weather is so temperamental. Start with your medium weight spring items first and wait until it gets really warm to transition into summer. By doing it this way, you maximize what you have and can figure out what you need and want. Plus, it’s not so overwhelming. I keep two rolling racks in another room and transition items as the weather changes.

  3. Dry-clean your wool and cashmere sweaters, scarves and coats. Dry cleaning helps prevent those nasty moths from creating holes in your beautiful and expensive clothes. Store your cashmere sweaters and scarves in an air tight, plastic container.

  4. Evaluate your shoes and boots to see if they need some TLC from your local cobbler. Taking care of your footwear now will save you time in the fall. Plus, you won’t miss your boots as the weather turns warmer. If you haven’t checked out your shoes in a while your spring heels or summer sandals my need some care too.

  5. Add some new undergarments especially bras. A bra that fits perfectly can improve your look immediately and even make you look thinner. Plus, many warm weather styles tend to have a tighter fit, so investing in a great t-shirt bra is a smart choice. You want to eliminate bumps and bulges.

  6. Keep a list of what you need and what you really want to add to your wardrobe. A list helps you avoid the impulse or repeat purchase. How many times have you come home with something you already have in your closet? I have created a shopping list of must-haves for both men and women that you can customize as needed - get the list in my free wardrobe makeover guide.

Now get cracking and let me know how it goes. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any resources. I’m always happy to help!

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