Get a Fresh Start With Spring Cleaning!

Spring is finally here! And you know what that means . . . sun, fun and cleaning out your closet! OK so maybe that last part doesn’t sound so fun, but with these easy tips you’ll go from wearing sweaters to wearing skirts in no time.

First thing is first: get rid of everything in your closet that you haven’t worn this past year. I know sometimes it’s hard to let go of that shirt you used to love but really haven’t found a place to wear recently, but do it! Don’t let something you don’t wear take up valuable space in your closet that could be designated to your new spring clothes. Donate old stuff to charity, and you’ll be doing everyone a favor.

Next step is putting all of your winter clothes in boxes and storing them somewhere out of the way. You don’t want to have to sift through all of the clothes that you can’t wear to get to the ones that you really want to. But don’t put all winter clothes away without looking through them first. Some stuff can be used throughout the spring, too. Store heavy sweaters and anything wool, but keep cardigans, thin long sleeve tops and boots. There items can help you transition your wardrobe with ease. Wear your cardigans on crisp nights, layer summery tanks over long sleeve tops and pair boots with flirty dresses for a stylish spring outfit. You’ll be cool during the day and warm at night, and you’ll look great while you’re at it!

Now is the time to try on all the spring clothes you haven’t put on in a year. If something doesn’t fit exactly right, and you’re not too attached to it, give it away. If something doesn’t fit, but you just can’t let go quite yet, store it with your winter stuff until next year. But don’t keep holding on to stuff that hasn’t fit you in forever.

Now comes the fun part: replacing all the stuff you’re giving away with new stuff! If you’ve been following along with the magazines and picking out your favorite new trends, now is the time to shop. But keep something in mind: don’t spend too much money on any one piece that you’re not in love with or that you won’t wear forever. For the price of one designer top, you could get five pieces at a less expensive store. You want to have variation this spring, so keep that in mind as you’re spending. My rule of thumb is that if you leave the store without buying the item, and you’re still thinking about it a couple of days later, you need to go back and buy it! But if you leave and don’t even think about it the next day, you’re better off without it, and you can put that money toward something else you fall in love with. With this spring’s new trends, I’m sure you won’t have a problem finding that “I will die if I don’t have it” piece. So get to it!

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