6 Simple Steps to Get Your Wardrobe Ready for Spring



If you're anything like me, you're super excited for spring and totally ready to ditch that winter jacket forever (if only there was no winter next year lol). I also bet you've already started to bring out your spring clothes and thinking about what to wear, right?


We usually get up to 5 months of winter here in Central Asia and I always look like a cabbage to keep myself warm. So, winter is definitely not my favorite season. So, I don't know about you, but I'm over the endless layering and ready for effortless and comfortable spring outfits that make me feel amazing! To achieve that, I'm all about intentionally building my spring wardrobe. Curious about my process? Let me spill the tea!


I'll be revealing 6 simple steps that will help you get your wardrobe ready for spring, so you can spend less time shopping and more time loving the clothes you already have. These tips will show you how to shop your closet and make the most of your existing wardrobe! 

The Whole Process in a Nutshell

  • Let's start by cleaning out your closet! Take out all your winter and warm clothes, and put aside everything you plan on using for spring. Then, try everything on to make sure it fits you well and matches your lifestyle. Keep only what you love and what looks amazing on you.
  • Identify any challenges you may face with your wardrobe and create strategies to solve them. Take note of what you have and what you need, and make a list of any gaps in your wardrobe. Also, think about what didn't work for you and why so that you can avoid making the same mistakes in the future.
  • Organize your clothes by categories, such as top layers, tops, pants and shorts, skirts, dresses and jumpsuits, shoes, and accessories. This will give you a better idea of what you have and what you need.
  • Consider your lifestyle and what categories or items are most important to you based on the weather where you live, activities you do, and types of clothing you wear to work or other events.
  • Get inspired by checking out Pinterest, fashion blogs, and your favorite brands' websites for ideas of items or outfits you want to have and create in your spring wardrobe.
  • Make a shopping list of items you need, and work through the list layer by layer so that you have the foundation of your wardrobe set first. This gives you versatility and the ability to make an exponential amount of outfits with what you have. Then, add fun and unique items after that!
  • Donate or sell any items that no longer work for you. And don't forget to store out-of-season and maybe items that you need more time to decide whether to keep or not.

1. Clean out your closet

Time to say goodbye to winter and hello to sunshine and warm weather. First things first, I recommend you to make some space in your closet for all the cute new clothes you're going to get or bring from your storage place. So, step one is to remove all your winter gear and bulky sweaters. Goodbye boots and scarves, see you next year!


What do I usually do?


I start by taking everything out of my closet and making a huge pile on my bed. It's kind of overwhelming at first, but it's also exciting to see all the possibilities. Then, I sort everything into three piles: keep, donate, and toss. I try to be honest with myself and get rid of items that are worn out, outdated, or just no longer fit my personal style.


It's amazing how much space I can free up by getting rid of things I no longer need. Plus, donating clothes that are still in good condition feels great because I know they'll find a new home with someone who really needs them. Once I've sorted everything, I put the "keep" pile back into my closet, organized by category and color.


Now that I have a better sense of what I actually own, I can start to think about what I might need to buy for the new season. But before I hit the stores, I try to shop for my own closet first. It's amazing how many "new" outfits I can create just by mixing and matching pieces I already own.

2. What is Missing?

To assess your spring wardrobe needs, take a good look at your keep pile and ask yourself, "what do I need to slay this season?" Do you need some fresh new spring dresses to twirl around in, or maybe some shorts to show off those legs? And let's not forget about the shoes, honey! Do you need some cute sandals to complete your look? Now, before you go off buying everything in sight, it's better to know your body type, color type, and style personality. Trust me, this will save you time, money, and a lot of unnecessary frustration.


Knowing these factors can make it easier to shop for items that will fit and flatter you, as well as coordinate with your existing wardrobe. For example, if you know that you look best in warm tones, you can focus on finding spring pieces in shades of peach, coral, and gold. Or, if you have a classic style personality, you may want to invest in a few timeless pieces like a trench coat or a pair of loafers. Taking the time to assess your needs and preferences before you start shopping can help you be more efficient and effective in building a wardrobe that you love.


So, write down the list of items you need to get to complete your looks. Oh, and don't forget to add accessories like belts, scarves, and bags to it!

3. Consider Your Lifestyle

Your lifestyle plays a huge role in determining the type of clothing you need in your spring wardrobe. Think about the activities you enjoy, the events you attend, and the roles you play in your life. For example, if you recently became a mom, you may need comfortable and practical clothing that can withstand the wear and tear of chasing after a little one. On the other hand, if you just started your own business, you may need to invest in a few professional pieces that make you feel confident and put together for meetings and events. And if your dating life is taking off, you might want to add some flirty dresses and cute dresses to your wardrobe. Whatever your lifestyle may be, make sure your spring wardrobe reflects it and makes you feel your best!


I didn't have significant shifts in my life recently; however, I started attending more conferences and taking on coaching clients, so I've added a few more suits to my collection. But, of course, I like to keep things colorful and eye-catching to make a statement. 


I'm also planning to add some light-colored coats to my wardrobe, which are perfect for those transitional weather days. And, of course, I'll be accessorizing with some vintage and high-end jewelry to really add interest to my looks. It's all about looking and feeling my best, and with a little bit of planning and intention, I know my spring wardrobe is going to be on point!


So, I highly recommend you analyze your lifestyle and see what items you need to get to cover your needs.

4. Get Inspired

One of my favorite ways to get inspired for my spring wardrobe is by scrolling through Pinterest and the latest fashion shows. I love seeing how other people style their clothes and discovering new outfit combinations that I may not have thought of before. It's also a great way to discover new brands and trends that are popular for the season.


Another great source of inspiration is to check out your favorite brands' websites. Most brands will have a "New Arrivals" section or a "Spring Collection" section that showcases their latest designs and styles for the season. I like to browse through these sections and see if there are any pieces that catch my eye. Sometimes I'll even create a wish list of items that I want to add to my wardrobe.


It's important to remember that while inspiration can be helpful, it's also important to stay true to your personal style and what makes you feel confident and comfortable. Don't be afraid to take inspiration and put your own spin on it to create a unique and personalized look. After all, fashion is all about self-expression!


When working with my clients, I always suggest creating a moodboard for inspiration. It can be a virtual one on Pinterest or a physical one with magazine cutouts. This helps us align with their color palette and body type, and find the right pieces that will flatter them. We then browse fashion blogs and the websites of their favorite brands to find ideas for outfits and items that they would love to add to their spring wardrobe. By doing this, we can make sure we are staying true to their personal style while also incorporating some new and exciting pieces. It's a fun and creative way to get inspired and ensure we are building a wardrobe that they are excited to wear.

5. Trend Hunter

As a professional fashion stylist, I always keep a keen eye on the latest fashion trends and incorporate them into my clients' wardrobes. So, I suggest you do the same!


Spring is the perfect time to add some fresh pieces to your wardrobe, and there are so many exciting trends to try out. In fact, I'm planning to write a guide on spring trends very soon, so don't forget to check it out! Trends can help freshen up your wardrobe and make it look unique. However, it's important to pick them carefully and choose ones that will stand the test of time.


With my experience in the industry, I have an eye for picking out long-lasting trends for my clients. But if you've never tried buying anything trendy before, I suggest you start with something less extravagant that will serve you well beyond this season. Remember, picking the right trend can make all the difference in elevating your style game!


Here are just some 2023 spring trends: oversized blazers, mini dresses, grunge, denim, bright white footwear and etc.


Make sure that any trend you pick matches your lifestyle, body & color type, and your style archetype!

6. It's All About Details

As a fashion stylist, I always remind my clients that accessories can make or break an outfit. Accessories are like the cherry on top of a sundae - they add that extra touch of flavor and personality to your outfit. And in the spring season, it's the perfect time to experiment with different accessories to add some color and excitement to your wardrobe.

When it comes to accessorizing, the options are endless. You can add a pop of color with a bold scarf or statement jewelry, or add some texture with a woven handbag or a beaded belt. The key is to choose accessories that complement your outfit and reflect your personal style.


For example, if you're wearing a simple white blouse and jeans, you can add a colorful scarf and a pair of statement earrings to instantly elevate the look. Or, if you're wearing a printed dress, you can add a woven clutch and a dainty necklace to balance out the pattern.


Accessorizing is also a great way to transition your winter wardrobe into spring. You can add a lightweight scarf or a colorful beanie to your winter coat to make it more season-appropriate. And as the weather gets warmer, you can swap your boots for a pair of sandals or sneakers and add some fun sunglasses to your outfit.


So don't forget to accessorize this spring season and enjoy it!

And if You're Serious About Your Style...

One last tip before you go - if you want to take your wardrobe to the next level, consider hiring a professional stylist (like me!) to guide you through the process. With my expertise, we can work together to create a wardrobe that perfectly reflects your personality, lifestyle, and budget. I can help you identify your body type, color palette, and style archetypes, so you can make informed decisions and confidently choose pieces that flatter you and make you feel amazing. Plus, with a stylist by your side, you can save time and money by avoiding costly fashion mistakes and investing in timeless pieces that will serve you well for years to come. So why not book a consultation today and see how I can help you transform your spring wardrobe?


You can book a free call with me here or write me an email.


To sum up, in my next post, I'll be revealing my top picks for spring 2023 wardrobe essentials that can be mixed and matched to create different outfits. Along with that, I'll be sharing my favorite places to shop for spring clothes and some trends I'm excited about. Make sure to stay tuned!


I'm curious, how do you approach your seasonal wardrobe planning? Do you plan ahead or add to it as you go? I'd love to hear about your wardrobe strategies and thoughts in the comments below. Don't forget to share!

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