The Wonders of spring cleaning your wardrobe

We know what April showers bring, though some might say it’s still too early to finish the rhyme.

Due to the roller coaster of March and April temperatures, we’ve gone from long sleeves to short and then back again, typical of the starting spring season reflecting our closet choices.

Aside from nearly abandoning face masks, now is the time to make adjustments to new and current clothing pieces along with chasing blowout and clearance sales, not to mention a near overabundance of pastels… not that we can go wrong with those.

We can’t avoid being splashed with them, though I consider myself traditional one moment and spontaneous the next – neither a trendsetter nor follower when it comes to my current wardrobe choices.
It’s crucial to embrace originality, but that ultimately comes from yourself and what you want to wear.

No matter where you choose to shop and what for, spring fashion offers a needed change of emotional and intellectual scenery.

You don’t even have to open your wallet, but if you’re on a budget like myself and want to splurge a little, here are some stores to consider visiting if you haven’t already. (I’m actually upcycling pieces from around 5-10 years ago.)

  • Local boutique shops
  • Ross Dress for Less
  • Goodwill
  • Salvation Army
  • DSW
  • Boscov’s, Big Lots, Macy’s, and JC Penney, which have several sales in practically all clothing types. 
  • The clearance section at almost any retail store – Wal-Mart and Target usually have prices at $10 or less, and of course we can hardly ever go wrong with thrift shops!

Opening your drawers and closets also opens other doors to possibilities never before seen. We naturally seek compliments and going for what you know you like is often what draws them the most.

We plant our garden of expression through fashion.

Whether at home, in the office, during a night out or a weekend solo, growing into yourself through new or current options creates more sections to your circle that you likely didn’t see before. Maybe you’ll even start a trend of your own!

Written by Blog Contributor: Amber Chisholm