Thursday, March 15, 2012

Becoming Red-Carpet Ready for Spring

If you're feeling the energy of spring (and perhaps the warmer temps, as well) and are looking for ways to spruce up your wardrobe before spring fever takes over completely, here are a few things you can do.

(1) Throw It Out: As always, look through what you've got going on in your closet, and if you don't absolutely LOVE it, throw it out (or at least out it aside, for now).

(2) Try Something New: Try a new color in your color palette or a new silhouette you haven't worn before. I saw a picture of Meg Ryan in the March issue of In Style magazine wearing an outfit/look I'd like to try. It was a short, boxy jacket worn closed with tapered, harem-style pants. See my post from yesterday to see my interpretation of it.

Fashion magazines are a great place to go for inspiration, but look for the ones that road-test the new styles for real-world applicability.

(3) Try a Capsule of Four: Don't overwhelm yourself with a major overhaul. Just pick four pieces (perhaps you have one or more already?) that you can mix and match for work or casual outfits.

Spring Capsule Wardrobe: Four-Piece Capsules

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  1. The change in weather is definitely inspiring me to switch out and rearrange my closet this weekend! thanks for the tips.

    1. You're welcome! Me, too, though right now, it is mostly happening in my mind. :)

  2. Great post Jeanine,I went through my wardrobe the other day,just leaves me the other things on the list to try :)

    1. Hey ClaireJustine! Thanks! Good for you!! So far, I have only gone through my closet mentally, but I am planning to get to it this weekend. It's already so warm here, I think it's safe to put away the winter clothes.


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