When you think of spring, there are probably a ton of cliché nuisances that come to mind, such as April showers bring May flowers, and of course, spring-cleaning. However, according to true fashion girls, spring-cleaning is no joke. For those of you who know you want to (need to) start your spring-cleaning as soon as possible, but don't know where to start, you've come to the right place. We tapped both our L.A. and NYC Who What Wear editors to find out how they are approaching their grand spring 2017 closet cleanout. Besides the fact that we admire their exquisite taste and expertise, we were also curious to see if there were major differences or similarities in the items they chose to toss based on the city.
What did we find? For starters, we should toss everything the stylish editors ahead are getting rid of, because their points ring true for basically every woman's closet, but also, there aren't a ton of major differences in what they are cleaning out location-wise. In essence, the items that are taking their final bows are universally applicable in terms of the items you should definitely let go of as you prepare your closet and your life for a fresh year of better habits. In other words, hoarding worn-down sandals and unnecessary weekend tops is not doing anything to better your quality of life.
Go on to find out what our L.A. and NYC editors are tossing from their closets this spring in addition to what they plan on rewarding themselves with afterward as a suitable replacement.
NEW YORK GIRLS ARE TOSSING: Anything Too Short Worn-Out Sandals Low-Slung Bikinis
"While I do love to slip into a pair of shorts once the weather permits, anything too-short (or too-tight for that matter) is getting tossed for good this season. After all, they'll never cut it for the workplace, and I like to keep things in my closet that can serve multiple purposes. Instead, I'm all about a lightweight, wide-leg, and high-waisted pant. I'm planning to stock up on a few of these (and getting them tailored to fit my shorter frame perfectly—it's key!), starting with this very spring-appropriate pair."
"I'll be getting rid of all my old, worn-out sandals (that take up so much room!) and keeping a carefully curated selection of only ones I absolutely love. These satin slides by Schutz have already earned their place in the lineup as they look perfect with all shades of denim, and black and white, which is pretty much the bulk of my wardrobe in any season."
"I'm finally sorting through my swimsuit collection and getting rid of all my low-slung bikinis I've held onto over the years. Instead, I'm loving one-pieces with high-cut bottoms. Gotta love a little '80s leg moment."
LOS ANGELES GIRLS ARE TOSSING: Cheap Blazers "Weekend" Tops Sky-High Heels
"If I ever get around to my spring-cleaning, I'm tossing a chunk of my 'weekend' tops. I'm talking about those last-minute fast-fashion buys I 'needed' for a new Saturday look and are now just lingering in my wardrobe. To reward myself, I'm going to finally buy these Moussy jeans I've been eyeing."
"For my closet spring-cleaning, I'm getting rid of a cheap, boring black blazer I bought years ago but have never really worn—I think you can tell it was only $20, and it feels too corporate for my job. I want to swap it with a fun pink version like this Storets one."
"This spring, I'm saying goodbye to sky-high heels that are uncomfortable to walk in—they just sit at the back of my closet. Instead, I'll be wearing lower styles like these patent block heel sandals from Maryam Nassir Zadeh. I'll pair them with everything from cropped denim to slip dresses."
Did you know wearing your shoes this way could be better for your health? Neither did we.