I was staring at my closet the other day wondering when it’s a good time to get my spring bin out of the basement. If you’re like me, you pack the off season items away to make room for things in your closet and keep alternating.  Some people don’t pack anything away and find new ways to re wear their things…that’s cool and I’d do that if my closet had the space, but instead I have to decide what to keep and what to store away.

If you’re wondering about things you should keep or pack for this new season, I put together a quick guide that will hopefully help you as it helps me!

1. Pack Away: Fur
If you haven’t already, it’s time to put the fur away. This is a bummer for my storage space, because I could probably fill up a couple totes with just fur items I’m accumulated over the winter season. 🙂

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Keep: Suede
Suede is more lightweight and fits the boho/Coachella trend you’ll be seeing again this summer!

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2. Heavy Outwear
Though it’s especially hard to pack away your outerwear when living in the midwest (you don’t know what to expect!), rest assured that there are good alternatives.

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Keep: Denim Jacket, Motorcycle Jackets, Bomber Jackets, and Trench Coats
These are all lighter, trendy, and go with everything.

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3. Pack Away: Thick Cardigans
Even though they’re super cozy, they tend to look more cold weather than warm weather.

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Keep: Kimonos, Robes, Long Duster Coats
These are such a nice, lightweight way to add coverage to your outfit. Let’s say you have a summer dress you love, but you’re not feeling like showing your shoulders/back/arms at the moment, or the occasion calls for something more covered up- here enters a kimono! They are pretty and season appropriate so you don’t look silly wearing a cardigan in summer!

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4. Pack Away: Blanket Scarves
Blanket scarves were a lifesaver in the cold fall and winter months, but it’s time to retire them…for now at least.

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Keep Instead: Silk Scarves
Silk scarves are so chic. Not totally sure if they’re your style? A lightweight skinny scarf is also a good alternative. Also what’s best about these is that you have many options. You can tie them around your hair, bag, wrist, etc. spring cleaning fashion

5. Pack Away: Chunky Sweaters
Just like chunky cardigans, it’s time to put those turtlenecks, sweaters, and chunky knits away and bring out some lighter weight material.

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Keep: Lightweight sweaters
A lighter way to look and feel cozy.

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6. Pack Away: OTK Boots, all-weather footwear
They helped us stay stylish throughout the snowy months, but it’s time to show your toes! And for me it’s time to get a pedicure! 😉

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Keep: Ballet flats, sneakers, mules, and strappy wood heels
These shoes are easy to wear, perfect for spring, and very on trend.

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These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines. If styled right, I think some of these pieces could still work for spring. For example: a chunky cardigan paired with a lightweight cotton dress

or boots paired with shorts or a skirt!

Get fun and creative and maybe you’ll invent a trend all on your own!

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  1. Renee

    April 5, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    YES!!! This was so helpful! Today I packed away my winter clothes and used your post as a guide, thank you! I also loved your photos of some spring outfits,, gave me some ideas. Now we just need some sun and not these overcast days! 😛

    1. carolynarentson@gmail.com

      April 7, 2017 at 7:42 pm

      I’m glad it was helpful and I agree 100% with that!

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