Spring Ahead: How to Prepare Yourself
Spring is officially here even though the weather is stuck in December. Can you believe how fast 2018 is going by? I'm typically ahead of schedule getting prepared for the new season, but this time around, I'm a little behind while still trying to balance out a new schedule. But since the season is here, it's time to get rid of everything you don't want to bring with you. Keep scrolling for seven ways to prepare yourself for the Spring season.
I. Find statement pieces
Because you'll be shedding the layerings throughout the season, it's important to have pieces that will make a statement on their own. Jewelry and pastel colors are a great way to make an impact this season without feeling like your stepping back into Fall. I'm [really] loving linen, and plan on rocking it all Summer long. Here are a few of my favorite styles, including this linen denim shirt I'm wearing from Express.
Before the new season starts, I encourage you to clean out your closet. Easier said than done, I know; it's a process we all hate, but I can't tell you how beneficial it is to organize your closet each season. Get rid of pieces you haven't touched in six months, things that no longer fix, and items that have their full wear. Make room for new items by DONATING wearable pieces to your favorite charity.
III. Break out the sandals
Spring calls for a [good] pair of sandals, and not the $2 flip-flops. Those made of quality leather with multiple straps are in this season, but you can't go wrong with a classic. I'll be wearing these this season; they're comfortable, functional, and pair easily with everything.
IV. Pick up Spring pieces you love
Since you've made room in your closet, it's time to reward yourself with a few new pieces. This Spring, it's all about pastels, short-shorts, and texture, but before you splurge on trends, make sure you're covered in the classics that'll take you through the entire season like a good pair of distressed denim.
V. Get outdoors
The weather is warming up, so get outside and enjoy it. The Winter weather in NYC is unbearable most days, so I tend to stay indoors, and once Spring/Summer rolls in, I can't sit still and try to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Get out there and enjoy it because, before-you-know-it, it will be Winter again.
VI. Book a trip
Traveling throughout the Winter is difficult; between horrid weather, the holidays, and life, traveling is nearly impossible. But now is the time to take advantage and hope on the next flight and enjoy some relaxation. We just booked our trip to Aruba, and I'm already counting down the days.
VII. Adjust your fragrances
My love for fragrances continues to grow, and years before I understood that make-up of scents, I had one I'd wear all year, but now I rotate them each season. Yes, there are fragrances you should only wear in Spring—light, citrus, and floral with slight woodsy undertones.
WHAT I'M WEARING
Aside from black, my go-to will always be denim-on-denim—it's the perfect look as we head into warmer weather. Since I've been preparing myself and getting organized, I found a few denim pieces I customized a few years back. Customizing your own pieces adds a level of uniqueness to your look and gives you the ability to [really] show off your style and creativity. These denim jeans were an inexpensive find from H&M that easily pair with any style denim shirt; this linen woven from Express is a [classic] style that I choose to buy [slightly] oversized to create a modern Candian tuxedo.