If you’re serious about thoughtfully building your seasonal closets, it is not too early to start thinking about your spring wardrobe. Let me share with you why I think now is the time to plan your spring wardrobe…even though it’s freezing outside!
Especially since one of my 3 Style Angles is classic, I try not to be too driven by the trends anyhow. So I like to map out my seasonal wardrobe before retailers bring out their lines for that season; that way I feel more in charge and not so easily swayed. Then when those new collections do hit the Internet and the stores, I can more sensibly browse through them to fill the holes in my planned wardrobe rather than just ordering everything that strikes my fancy.
Here at Dressed for My Day I am hosting a 2024 style series called Define Your Style…Refine Your Wardrobe. In a recent blog post, How to Define Your Personal Style, I encouraged readers to select 3 Style Angles that would help define your personal style. I suggested that those words should encapsulate how you want to be seen by others, what kinds of clothes you put in your closet and what kinds of outfits you build. Those 3 Style Angles are also exclusive; they help you keep things out of your closet that do not belong in the styles in which you want to dress.
So if you’re using my 3 Style Angles or guideposts or style words or whatever you want to call them, you can use those NOW to begin planning your personal spring wardrobe…even before the spring collections hit the stores. For instance, you can decide if you need more feminine pieces, more classic items, more edgy garments or more elevated basics, depending on your 3 Style Angles. Then you can examine what you already have for the spring and make a thoughtful shopping list for the missing items.
For instance, I already had this beautiful oatmeal cotton fisherman sweater in my wardrobe from last year (similar more moderately priced option ). And my plan is to wear it for years, in fact. I know I have a couple of other cotton sweaters in my spring wardrobe already, too. But I plan to purchase one this spring in a trending color, probably light lavender or blue. Voila! That will be a thoughtful purchase now rather than a careless one, so I won’t end up with duplicates or something that doesn’t resonate with my style.
It’s also a good time now to consider what types of jeans and pants you want to wear this spring. Will you stick with what you wore last spring? Or will you try a new silhouette? I’ve been wearing wide leg jeans frequently lately. I love the way they feel – so comfortable! But I admit to feeling a little awkward in them when I look in the mirror. I think it takes time to adapt to a new silhouette, so I’m willing to keep at it. But we all get to wear what pleases us. That’s the bottom line of personal style.
I also think it’s not too early to think about the shoes you’ll wear for spring, especially the ones you’ll need for early spring as we transition into the season. I like to have good sneakers, loafers, pumps and light colored booties on hand for early spring days when it’s still too cold to bare my toes.
I’m not showing one here, but I also take inventory of my jackets before spring arrives. This year trench coats will be so on trend again. This is the year to wear that classic belted jacket with everything from casual jeans outfits to dressier work ensembles. But I also make sure I have a denim jacket, windbreaker and rain coat on hand. And I keep a warm puffer coat at the ready just in case we have a spring snow day…as we frequently do.
Finally, now is definitely the time to make sure you have a few long-sleeve, lightweight tees or other casual tops on hand to begin the season. While I definitely want to have the basic tees for spring, I like to have some unique casual tops like this cotton blend button-front shirt (also in solids) in my closet, too. That way I can pair them with a simple pair of jeans and a jacket and look effortlessly (there’s my style angle!) pulled together on the first warm day we get.
By the way, my jeans, top and pullover sweater all run true to size, as do my sneakers. I only wish that my jeans ran a little longer. Keep in mind that I’m 5’8″ and wearing a Misses size 8. They do come in petite and plus sizes as well.
How are you getting ready for your spring wardrobe? Trust me. It was in the single digit temperatures as I typed this blog post up, so I won’t be wearing these early spring styles anytime soon. But I think now is a good time to start planning.
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Sometimes we are tempted to relegate God’s involvement in our lives to matters of the heart. But rest assured, God is very involved in our finances, our business matters, how community involvement and every other corner of our lives. Recently I was reminded of this when God, in His perfect timing, changed the course of a situation in my business without me having to manipulate things. I had been praying about the situation for months, but I had not felt a release in my spirit to do anything. Then a couple of weeks ago, God just took care of it for me.
If you are stressing over something today, trust that God has the answer. He can move on your behalf in a way that is so much better than anything you could do. Wait for Him. But also talk to Him. He wants to bless you in every part of your life.
If the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the fear of Isaac, had not been for me, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed. God has seen my affliction and the labor of my hands, so He rendered judgment last night.” ~ Genesis 31:42