How to Get Your Closet Ready for Spring
After the long winter months, our closets need a refresh! I’m sharing some simple tips to on how to get your closet ready for spring so you feel rejuvenated and fresh for the new season!
Before you put anything new into your closet, it’s important to do a closet purge! Out with the old! Sometimes these closet purges can be a bit overwhelming. But if you set aside some time and ask yourself a few questions, you’ll get rid of clothes that you aren’t wearing and loving. Here are a few questions to ask yourself to make sure you keep what you love:
Is It in Good Condition?
The first question you should ask yourself when decluttering your closet is: is it in good condition? There’s no sense in having tops, bottoms, dresses, jackets, or shoes in your closet that are falling apart, that have holes in them, that are stained, that are stretched out, or that look old. Nobody feels or looks great with clothing that is not in good condition. You deserve to look and feel your best! And the easiest way to do that is to take a little care in the clothes you’re wearing.
So, if you can answer that, yes indeed, a piece of clothing is in good condition, then keep it! If it has something wrong with it, then it’s time to say goodbye. Simple.
Is It Versatile?
The second question you should ask yourself is: is it versatile? What does that even mean?? Can that item of clothing be worn in multiple ways? Can you mix and match it with other pieces to get different looks? You want a closet that will work hard for you. You want a closet that is smart and that’s versatile. Say goodbye to pieces that can only be worn in one way. You will have so much clutter if you keep all those one-time pieces!
If you can answer yes, then keep it my friend! If you answer no, then say adios!
Do You Look Great in It?
The third question you need to ask yourself as you go through your closet is: do you look great in it? It may be in good condition and it may be versatile, but if you don’t look great in it, then why keep it??? You want to look beautiful, right? You want to feel great, right? Then only wear clothing that makes you look that way! You don’t want to wear unflattering, outdated, frumpy clothes. It’s ok to say goodbye.
Do you love it
The fourth question to ask yourself is: do you love it?? Do you really love, not just like, that piece of clothing? Does it make you happy? Do you feel great in it? Does it put a little pep in your step? If yes, then keep it! If no, then say goodbye! You want to have a closet that you love. And you will only get that by having pieces in your closet that you love!
Switch Out Your Clothes
Now once you’ve decluttered the clothes that you don’t love, it’s time to switch out your clothes! I think it’s important to store the clothes that you aren’t wearing for part of the year so your closet isn’t bulging and you don’t feel overwhelmed when you open its doors and see all the options!
I personally like to divide my closet into two segments: fall/winter and spring/summer. But it may depend on where you live and what the weather is like. But separating my clothing helps me love the clothes in that season and not be overwhelmed with all the other clothes that take up physical and mental space. Swapping out your clothes also gets you excited to see old friends! You get to take out some favorites that you haven’t seen in a while. It makes getting dress fun!
You can store the clothes you’re not using in boxes, shelves, or a different closet. If you don’t have a lot of closet space, then just section off a part of your closet for the different seasons.
If the weather is still cold where you live during the spring and you still need those sweaters and jackets, then wear lighter colors instead of darker ones. You can still remain warm but look lighter and more airy with brighter colors. So I instead of wearing black, go for light gray.
Spring Shoe Swap
Just like you swap out your fall/winter clothes for your spring/summer clothes, do the same for your shoes. Tuck away those boots and wintery shoes and bring out your sandals and sneakers. Keep out only what you’ll wear so you’ll have less clutter.
Make a List
Now that you’ve gone through your closet and you know what’s in it, you can make a list of items you want to add. New trends arise, your tastes changes, your needs may be different. So, make a list of what you want to add to your wardrobe. This will help you stay focused when you shop instead of spending money on things you don’t need. It’s so important to become a smarter shopper if you want to build a better closet!
Follow those simple steps and you’ll get your closet ready for spring! Another great way to look fresh for spring is to update your makeup routine! Do simple things to make a big impact! Beauty can be found in simplicity =)