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When it comes to prepping your wardrobe (and closet) for spring and summer, it helps to keep in mind what pieces you can do without for the next six months and which you still may want to wear in the near future. You know, before they go deep into storage, under your bed, or in the dark depths of your commode. As such, today we’ve come up with a fail-proof guide to knowing exactly what those items, in both categories, are. Of course, we have some style tips and shopping picks for you too.
See our tips on which items to keep out and put away for spring, and shop our “keep out” picks below!
Store: Down Jackets
Keep Out: Leather and Shearling Jackets
While putting away jackets after winter sounds like a space-saving no-brainer, we recommend keeping certain styles such as shearling and leather out, to throw over spring outfits for an eye-catching added layer.
Store: Fur Accessories
Keep Out: Scarves
Unlike many of your other cold-weather accessories, scarves are perfect for spring and summer because they can take the place of a light jacket or serve as beachwear in the form of a cover-up or sarong.
Keep Out: Layering Sweaters
Unlike overly warm thermals, your light sweaters will serve you (and your outfits) quite well in spring, whether you layer them, wear them alone, or throw them over your shoulders.
Keep Out: Leggings
I know what you’re thinking: As if tights take up that much room… However, when closet space is limited, you don’t need them taking up any extra room in your already-busting sock drawer during spring and summer. Leggings, though, are showing no signs of slowing down as far as the fashion world is concerned, so keep those within reach in any season.
Keep Out: Stylish Socks
Similar to tights, you don’t need gloves taking up space in your spring wardrobe either. Instead, leave room for stylish socks that can be worn all season with sneakers, sandals, and any shoes, really!
Store: All-Weather Boots
Keep Out: Suede Boots
When you’re putting away your winter footwear, keep the suede boots out for spring. They will look perfect styled with dresses, skirts, jeans, and even shorts.
Want to keep the spring prep going? Check out this guide to everything you need for the season ahead.