Here is a quick and easy way to transition your closet from winter to spring. I go through all my wool and cashmere sweaters, wool coats, goose-down coats, and wool trousers and pack them away. If I keep any sweaters out they must fall into the category of light or fine gaged knits like here, here, and here. These types of lightweight knits are great for traveling so I keep them available and ready to pack.
I next go through all my tops and look at what will work for this new season. I like to try some on to see if I still like the shape and silhouette of the top. Those I don’t keep I placed in a pile to send off to a charitable boutique and/or thrift store. A lot of my cotton tops and tanks that are white, cream, navy, gray, and black get taken out and looked over thoroughly. These are the colors that get most wear during spring with light jackets, cardigans, and blazers. They tend to fade and need replacing. I do this with all my tops, blouses, and tees. This is a good way to keep stock of what you own and really see what you are actually wearing. In studies that were done, it was reported that most women only wear 10% of their wardrobe. If you aren’t wearing it get rid of it.
I move on to bottoms, and these are pants/trousers, denim, skirts, and shorts. Pants and denim for 2022 are going to be a little bit fuller and wider like here and here This doesn’t mean I get rid of all my skinny jeans or pants, but if my wardrobe is made up of nothing but these pants–it may be time to look for some new ones. I tend to wear cropped trousers and jeans then mix in some skirts as we go into the warmer temperatures.
I pack up the winter shoes, boots, and booties or move them to another closet that isn’t being used.
I like to go through my whole closet and drawers and just take inventory of just what I have.
Once I’ve completed this it’s back into the closet by color, from light to dark. My solid-colored long sleeve tops, then short sleeves, trousers, skirts, dresses, cardigans, blazers, jackets, etc. I also take a peek at my handbags, hats, and scarves to see if it’s time to purge there too. Knowing what you have in your closet is crucial to having a functional wardrobe that will work for you.