Spring {Wardrobe} Cleaning Simplified!

Good morning my lovelies!! Spring is near…16 days away to be exact! Have you started spring wardrobe cleaning yet? Of course not, who the heck is that proactive?! OK I’m just trying to make myself feel better because I haven’t begun the process yet…but TODAY is the perfect day! 😉

The task sounds tedious, I know, but it doesn’t have to be if you have an organized, simple process to follow. Keep scrolling for a few tried & true tips to get your closet in wearable shape for the coming season…

                                        Shirtdress: SheIn // Jeans: Old Navy // Heels: JustFab // Clutch: Christian Siriano

I implement these steps twice a year {typically right before fall and spring} and it works like a charm! So grab a glass of wine, put on some tunes & handle it!!…

  1. Purge FIRST! The last thing you want to do is store away items that you probably will never wear again. Do a scan, touching every piece of clothing {& shoes/accessory}, and if you haven’t worn it in the last year OR if it doesn’t fit–toss it to the purge pile! There are a few exceptions to this 1-year rule like those couture special occasion pieces, cocktail dresses & tailored suites. With everything, be realistic about it’s potential to wear again.
  2. Extract. Now it’s time to pull out your fall/winter items in preparation to move them to a second closet or storage area. This frees up lots of room for last season’s favorites, new in-season pieces, and allows you to maintain a 100% wearable wardrobe! Make sure to leave behind a few jackets and sweaters that are good transitions {think lightweight, colorful & neutral hues} into spring.
  3. Organize. If your closet is not divided up by category, take the opportunity to do it now! To give you an idea, my wardrobe is divided into sections as such: work blouses, vests, sweaters, blazers, long dresses/jumpsuits, jeans, leggings, skirts, work pants, casual tops, short/midi dresses, short jackets. This method encourages mixing and matching when building outfits so that you maximize the wear of each individual piece, and don’t get stuck always pairing the same clothes together simply because they’re hung up next to each other.
  4. Upgrade! Treat yo’ self to a closet luxury like investing in ultra-thin velvet hangers {will save you a ton of space!} or adding a plush ottoman to your walk-in closet for trying on all of those pretty stilettos! It’s the little things that make getting dressed in your closet space a joy.

Now I’m off to do this myself! Happy Spring Cleaning!!

PC: Morgan Hayes Photography

Hair: Monaé Allen



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