Spring has finally arrived, bringing with it warmer weather, blooming flowers, and the perfect opportunity to refresh your wardrobe. After months of bundling up in layers, it’s time to dust off your favorite sundresses, shorts, and sandals. But before you start filling your closet with new pieces, it’s important to take a closer look at what you already own. Spring cleaning your closet is a great way to declutter, organize, and make room for new items that you’ll actually wear. In this article, we’ll provide you with expert tips on how to refresh your wardrobe for the new season, so you can look and feel your best. Let’s start! 

Assess your current wardrobe

Let’s be honest, we’ve all been guilty of holding onto clothes that we haven’t worn in years. Whether it’s that dress you wore to your high school prom or those jeans that haven’t fit since before your last birthday, we’ve all got a few items that we just can’t seem to let go of. But now is the time to face the music and assess your current wardrobe. Start by sorting your clothes into categories – the pieces that you want to keep, donate, or toss. Be ruthless when it comes to getting rid of items that no longer fit, are damaged beyond repair, or simply don’t suit your style anymore. Trust us, you’ll feel a weight lifted off your shoulders once you’ve cleared out the clutter. And, as an added bonus, you’ll have more space in your closet for new and exciting pieces that you’ll actually wear. 

Organize your closet

A messy, disorganized closet can make getting dressed in the morning a total nightmare. But fear not, because organizing your closet properly is easier than you might think. Invest in good hangers, storage containers, and shelves to keep everything in its place. Consider grouping your clothes by color, style, or occasion to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. And if you’re feeling really ambitious, take the time to label everything. That way, you’ll never have to dig through a pile of clothes to find what you need. Plus, having an organized closet will help you see what you already have and make it easier to create outfits. Get creative with your organization – it’s your closet, so make it work for you!

Determine your style

Personal style sets us apart from the crowd and makes us feel like our most authentic selves. But with so many different trends and styles out there, it can be hard to determine what really works for us. That’s why taking the time to determine your personal style is so important. Start by thinking about the types of clothes that make you feel confident and comfortable. Do you prefer classic, timeless pieces or edgier, trendier styles? Are you drawn to bold colors and prints, do you stick to a more neutral palette or prefer comfy but elevated styles? Once you’ve got a good sense of your personal style, you’ll be better equipped to make purchasing decisions and avoid buying clothes that don’t feel like “you”.  It’s easier to mix and match pieces in your wardrobe to create a variety of outfits that feel like a true reflection of your style. 

Create a capsule wardrobe

A capsule wardrobe consists of a few key, versatile pieces that may be combined to make a number of looks. It’s all about investing in quality over quantity and curating a wardrobe that truly works for you. Learn how to wear neutrals like black, white, and beige. Think about the types of clothes you wear most often, and invest in high-quality versions of those pieces. A classic white button-down, a well-fitted pair of jeans, and a versatile blazer are all great pieces to include in a capsule wardrobe. And don’t forget about accessories – a statement necklace or a colorful scarf can add some personality to even the simplest of outfits. Creating a capsule wardrobe may take some time and effort, but the result is a wardrobe that works for you, not against you. 

Shop for new pieces

Shopping for new clothes is one of life’s simple pleasures. And after a thorough spring cleaning of your closet, you may be ready to add some fresh pieces to your wardrobe. But before you hit the stores, take a moment to think about what you really need. Maybe you’re in need of a new pair of shoes to replace the ones you wore into the ground last season. Or perhaps you want to invest in a statement piece, like a colorful jacket or a bold dress, that will elevate your outfits. Whatever you’re looking for, keep your personal style in mind, and don’t be afraid to try something new. Remember, shopping should be fun – so don’t put too much pressure on yourself to find the perfect piece. And if you’re not in the mood to hit the stores, consider shopping online or checking out secondhand stores for some unique finds. With a little bit of effort, you’ll find the perfect pieces to refresh your wardrobe for the new season. 

Final Thoughts

Congratulations – you’ve successfully tackled your spring cleaning and refreshed your wardrobe! You’re well on your way to a wardrobe that truly works for you. But the most important thing to remember is to have fun with your clothes. Fashion should be a reflection of your personality, so don’t be afraid to take risks and try new things. And remember, you don’t need a closet full of clothes to look and feel great – all you need are a few well-chosen pieces that make you feel confident and comfortable. So go forth and conquer the fashion world, one outfit at a time!

What I’m Wearing

This classic, double breasted blazer by LilySilk is a closet staple you’ll love wearing season after season. It’s an affordable alternative to the high end Balmain Blazer and is similar in cut and structure. The gold buttons are almost identical in size and placement to the Balmain. This gorgeous blazer comes in 3 colors – gray, black and navy and it’s only $159.

Thanks for reading!

Thank you to my guest contributor, Jade Piper.