How To Transition to Your Spring Wardrobe
Nature shifts with the seasons. Green summer leaves turn orange and gold with the fall, winter snows cover the ground, and buds break out on the trees when spring returns. The same is true in the fashion world, and few seasons are more important than springtime.
As runways across the world put on their fashion weeks to show off the latest spring trends, you, too, can embrace a new style season. All it takes is learning how to transition to your spring wardrobe.
Store Your Winter Clothes
As the old saying goes, “Out with the old and in with the new.” And for your wardrobe, that means putting many of your cold-weather clothes into storage. But if you don’t want to find musty, damaged, or lost pieces next fall, you’ll want to make sure you store your winter clothes correctly. For example:
- Keep them in water-tight containers to prevent damage
- Label bins for easy organization
- Store clothes in a dark, cool space to prevent sun damage
- Zip up zippers and button buttons before storing them
- Put foam or paper inside shoes to help them maintain their shape
You will also want to launder all your clothing before it goes into storage. This includes outerwear. Be sure to pay attention to the fabric choices. The process you use to clean a wool hat is different from the one you would use for your nylon coat.
Early spring can still be pretty brisk. As you put your winterwear into storage, pick a few sweaters to keep out until it warms up completely.
Transitional seasons are prone to unpredictable weather. Some days, it may feel like winter in the morning and summer by mid-afternoon. As you plan your spring outfits, consider embracing layers. This will give you options throughout the day and create visually interesting outfits.
Spring layered looks often involve light outerwear, such as cardigans, windbreakers, or denim jackets. Pairing these with warm weather pieces, like shorts or skirts, will create a breezy spring look that will keep you comfortable.
Start Shifting the Colors
Winter is the season for neutrals and jewel tones. So when the seasons shift, it’s good to shift your fashion color pallet, too. Here are a few colors to consider sprinkling into your spring wardrobe:
- Robin’s egg blue
Adding prints is also a perfect way to transition to your spring wardrobe. Floral patterns are naturally apropos for the season, but even stripes or polka dots can bring in the seasons.