If you tend to keep your life in order year-round, then spring-cleaning is a walk in the park. For the rest of us, well, not so much. But no matter which category you fall under, a seasonal closet clean-out can shine a light on just how bored you are with your wardrobe. And when it hits you, it hits hard: A patterned blouse that once filled you with joy just doesn't spark that same emotion, and those patent loafers you wore everywhere last season have somehow lost their shine.
Los Angeles–based fashion blogger Annabelle Fleur of blog Viva Luxury knows a thing or two about letting go of a few old pieces to make room for what's fresh and new. So for spring, we collaborated with the It girl and Armani Exchange to give you the lowdown on what to toss and keep as you go through your closet. From shades of blue to crisp, fresh whites, today Fleur's showing us how she's polishing up her already enviable wardrobe for the new season. You're going to want to take notes.
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We get it: Bombers are super comfortable and easy to wear. But if you're looking to update your wardrobe, there's a new third piece to invest in: a structured jacket. "I can just throw it on with denim shorts and fun shoes; it's a perfect summer outfit," Fleur tells us.
Now's the prime time to toss out any winter-season accessories you're certain you won't be wearing again to make way for new pieces. At the top of our sartorial to-do list? Finding the perfect new watch, and right now we're loving this metal chain-link style. Fleur agrees: "I've always believed in the power of accessories, and nothing completes a look quite like jewelry and a watch do. Take my AX watch, for example: It adds just the right touch of sparkle and interest to your hands, and completes the look unlike anything else."
There's just something about denim cutoffs that screams summer. This season, trade in more casual silhouettes for a tailored pair that you can wear with pretty much anything. Case in point: the playful athleisure-inspired pairing pictured above. It may be a bit unconventional, but that's key when you're trying to freshen up your look, says Fleur. "I like to take a risk and wear something I normally wouldn't," the blogger tells us. "I like to push my fashion boundaries, because it always brings something new to my closet, and it helps my style evolve over time."