What are the staple items for a Spring Wardrobe?

Spring is a good time to clean out our closets.  We tend to discard clothing that we no longer wear or clothing that does not fit us anymore.  When you clean out your closet this Spring, keep in mind that there are essentials that every girl should have in their closet for Spring.

Spring is a good time to take inventory and replace worn out items as well as thin out your closet of clutter.  As we leave the cooler months of Winter, we seek light weight clothing and lighter colors. Basics for Spring include transitional clothing that we can wear to work, after hours, to weddings, baby showers and also be prepared for those “Spring Showers.”

The staple items I feel all women should have in their closet for Spring are:

  1. White short sleeve blouse
  2. Camisole
  3. Neutral color t-shirts
  4. Khaki pants
  5. cardigan or jacket
  6. High heel sandal, peep toe pump or espadrille
  7. cotton skirt
  8. Straw handbag
  9. Sundress
  10. Cropped pants
  11. Flat sandals
  12. Evening cover up
  13. Evening clutch
  14. jeans
  15. Denim skirt
  16. Trench coat

A white short sleeve blouse is a classic piece that can be worn for many occasions.  One can pair this blouse with a lightweight cotton skirt and be dressy for work, attend a luncheon, or even a PTA meeting.  A classic look for spring is a lightweight pair of jeans, a white shirt, a lightweight jacket and high heel sandals.  This is a classic look as well as transitional for leaving the winter months.

As we leave the winter months, we tend to wear more lightweight clothing, so too should our colors change.  Lighter colors are brighter and make us feel cooler as the warmer months approach. Light colored t-shirts paired with a cotton skirt can look professional with the right accessories, or casual with a denim skirt or cropped pants.

A classic sundress for Spring is very versatile and can also be worn for many occasions such as weddings or baby showers which tend to be abundant in Spring.  This time of year we can dress up our outfits with high heeled sandals which are great for weddings and peep toe pumps are ideal for the workplace.

On the cooler Spring days, we can keep warm with a cotton cardigan.  Caridigans look professional with skirts as well as slacks and can replace the heavy business suit jacket that goes along with your winter wardrobe.

Khakis are a great pair of trousers to have in your Spring wardrobe as they are lighter than wool or knit pants that we are leaving behind with winter.

An evening cover up over a sundress and an evening clutch can dress up any skirt or sundress for more formal occasions.

A lightweight classic trench coat is ideal for those rainy days we tend to see in Spring.  Shorter lengths are ideal for Spring.

So when you do your Spring cleaning of your closet this year, feel free to use my above checklist to see what you may already have and what you may wish to add to your wardrobe.

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