Spring - March 6, 2024

How I Transition My Closet from Winter to Spring

There’s a good chance you’re still in the depths of winter where you live, but here in Texas, we just hit 90 degrees last week. In February. So, there’s no better time than now to start thinking about how I plan to transition my closet from winter to spring.

Honestly, I love doing this each season. It feels like a fresh start. And, if I’m being honest, spring is maybe my favorite time of year to dress for. (Who remembers my colorful dress obsession last spring?!)

By the end of winter, I’m pretty ready to say goodbye to the bulky sweaters and sweatpants and bring some lighter pieces into my wardrobe. So, without further adieu, here’s a look at what I do to transition my closet from winter to spring, including a few pieces I’m excited about this year.

Assess my Winter Wardrobe

The first thing I do is review my current winter wardrobe. I take a look at all of my winter clothes and find items that can easily transition into spring. Classic staples like denim jackets, lightweight sweaters, and jeans are perfect for bridging the gap between seasons.

Declutter and Organize

Y’all know I’m in my decluttering era. So, before diving into the transition process, I will spend some time decluttering and organizing my closet. This means removing any items I haven’t worn in the past year and anything that no longer fits (or no longer fits your style). I personally donate these pieces to make room for new additions, but you could also sell them if you prefer. Oh, pro tip: Invest in good hangers. I love these velvet non-slip hangers.

Pack Away Winter Essentials

This is the perfect time to create more space in your closet by packing away heavy winter essentials like bulky coats, thick sweaters, and fleece-lined boots. I personally prefer vacuum-sealed bags or under-bed storage containers to maximize space. It’s key that you find a good way to store these items to avoid moth damage or a musty smell while they’re packed away.

Incorporate Spring Trends

Let me include this with a grain of salt. Y’all know I’m not a huge trend girl. But I do like to hop on the occasional trend, especially with lower-budget pieces (example: the trouser trend last spring). Spring is the perfect time to add pops of color to your outfits with fun jewelry, bags, and scarves. Idk why but spring is always the time of year I have the most fun experimenting with new styles.

Layer for Unpredictable Weather

Let’s be honest, spring weather can be unpredictable, especially in Texas. Master the art of layering to adapt to changing temperatures throughout the day. Start with lightweight base layers like camisoles or t-shirts and add versatile pieces like cardigans, denim jackets, or lightweight blazers for more warmth when needed. I always try to opt for breathable fabrics like cotton or linen this time of year to stay comfortable in changing weather conditions.

Transition Your Footwear

Now’s the time to swap out heavy winter boots for more transitional footwear options like ankle boots, sneakers, or ballet flats. These styles can easily transition from winter to spring and work with a variety of outfits. I also start researching sandals so I know exactly which ones I want to add to my wardrobe. Of course, I also have my timeless styles like the Hermès Oran sandals. Here’s a look at some of my favorite spring sandals for this year.

Add In a Few Final Touches

As you finish the transition process, now’s the time to make any final adjustments. Mix and match pieces to create fresh look. And remember, your closet never has to be “final.” It will evolve throughout the season and that’s okay. But I love having a good place to start!

Ps – don’t forget to store off-season clothing in a designated space to keep your closet organized and clutter-free. Here are a few of my closet organization must-haves.