If you're like us, once one season begins, you start thinking about your wardrobe for the next. With summer on the horizon, sandals, shorts, and swimwear are topping our wish lists, but the start of a new season also means it's time to take inventory of our wardrobes and to do away with those pieces that no longer feel as fresh as they once did.
We considered seven key summer wardrobe categories to get you started and to prepare your wardrobe for those long sunshine-filled beach days and balmy nights out to come. So to ensure that you're looking as of-the-moment as possible once Memorial Day arrives, keep scrolling to find out what to toss, and what to consider adding to your wardrobe instead.
TOSS: Worn-out flip-flops
KEEP: Rope Sandals
Flip-flops are undoubtedly a summer essential for many women, but why not try trading one of your worn-out pairs for something unique, like a pair of rope sandals?
TOSS: Mirrored sunglasses
KEEP: Colored-lens sunglasses
Sure, metallic shades scream summer, but most fashion insiders and celebs have started wearing sunglasses with colored lenses instead.
TOSS: Low-rise shorts
KEEP: High-waisted shorts
There are murmurs that the low-rise look is set for a return, but for now, the coolest and most polished shorts to wear are ultra-high.
TOSS: Slouchy hobo bags
KEEP: Straw bags
The verdict is in: Hobo bags are "out," but the straw bag obsession has reached a fever pitch. Don't let summer arrive without adding one to your collection.
TOSS: Cork platforms
We're not seeing cork platforms much these days, but espadrilles, on the other hand, are everywhere (including on French girl's feet), and they're oftentimes quite wallet-friendly.
TOSS: Boxy dresses
KEEP: Corset dresses
According to Reformation's founder and creative director Yael Aflalo, boxy dresses are out and waist-cinching bustiers and corset dresses are very much in.
Next up, check out the summer sneaker trends fashion girls are already wearing.