Spring is a transitional and happy season. Our moods become better and it’s time for new beginnings. One thing I love doing when spring comes is to clean and tidy my closet. I like preparing it in a way I can admire all the new clothes that will come in for both the spring and the summer season. Plus, on the last days of winter, my wardrobe is a minimalists nightmare, so it is urgent to declutter it. Are you ready to learn my secrets on how to spring clean your closet? If your answer was yes, then keep reading!
How to spring clean your closet
Remove the heavy fabrics
This step is necessary (and a bit obvious :P). You need to remove all the heavy fabrics that are not going to be worn for a while. You can, of course, keep your favorite cardigan and trenchcoat for a chilly spring or summer night, but you’re definitely not gonna need your faux fur jackets or your wool scarves anymore.
Get inspired by the current trends
Choose from the clothes that you already have, which ones you think you are still going to wear during spring, as well as those that match the current fashion trends that you want to follow. You don’t want to spend money on something you already own and find that out when you unpack them for fall again.
There are various things you can do with the remaining. The first thing I like to do is to give some of the clothes that I don’t feel like wearing this season (or I’m simply bored of) to my bestie and she does the same. We keep the ones we would wear and pack or give away the rest. This way, you can have a new wardrobe with zero cost! Sustainable and clever, ha?
Sell + Giveaway
You can sell or better donate the garments you haven’t worn for a really long time to people that need them more than you. This way you will make some extra cash or feel better about yourself (in the giveaway case). Plus your wardrobe will have more space than before. To your surprise, you’ll be able to see almost all the clothes you own (almost, because a girl can never have too many clothes 😛 ). Let’s be honest here: You don’t want to discover the prettiest summer dress you had forgotten you even owned, hanging in the back of the closet at the end of the summer season. It would be a pitty and I know it first hand because it has happened to me quite a few times (reeeeally smart I know). Anyway, I don’t want you to have the same experience, because trust me you’re not gonna like it.
Step out of your comfort zone
This season be daring and try different styles, trends, and colors from the ones you feel safe wearing. These are usually, the pieces that you pass by and never give a second look when you go shopping, but you may be surprised at what might fit you. Lately, I’m all about trying stuff that are outside of my comfort zone and so far I love it! Try it and you won’t be disappointed. After all, spring is for new beginnings and great to evolve and experiment with your style a little (or a lot 😉 ).
Don’t forget your basics
Restock, or in case you haven’t already, add some basics in your closet. White and grey tees, neutral colored tank tops, white jeans, etc. They will be so useful when you plan your outfits. They are practically the base of any outfit from which you can start building and adding the trendy pieces. One thing I also like to do in spring is to buy some new pretty underwear. Let’s not forget that spring and summer are the seasons of sheer fabrics and tiny clothing pieces and you don’t want to not be able to wear your new see-through shirt because you have a loose bra.
We could end the post here, but can you imagine a completed closet without any accessories? Didn’t think so either. Pack into boxes all of your boots (I’m gonna miss you high thigh boots) and bring back all of the shoes you couldn’t wear because of the rain and the cold. Ballet flats, mules, sneakers, loafers, sandals, etc.What about your favorite bags that haven’t seen the light of the sun for a while? It’s time to take them out for a ride!
That is for today! I hope my tips on how to spring clean your closet will help you organize your wardrobe a little better than before and make you excited about spring! If you have more tips on this matter or you have any topics you want me to blog about don’t hesitate to write them in the comment section below.