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Pre-Game Your Wardrobe for Spring

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Friends, it’s February, the month of love! But in the style world, it’s that weird spot between winter coats and espadrilles. Spring is right around the corner and the stores are showing pieces that scream warmer temps, but the weather still dictates sweaters and cozy cardigans.

What’s a girl to do? It’s time to get out of the stores and into your closet! February is the perfect time to really fine-tune what you love and don’t love, to be ready for Spring 2018. To do that, I have just a little bit of homework for you. Follow the steps below for a little pre-season wardrobe check-in, compliments of your favorite personal stylist!

First Things First
Take a cruise through your current wardrobe. Do you have anything that is seasonally appropriate but you haven’t worn this season? If so, you have two options: you can say “Sayonara!” or you can challenge yourself to rotate that lonely item into the mix. If you haven’t worn it yet, it might deserve one last chance.

Take Inventory
Which items are left hanging in your closet? What items do you truly love to wear? Which items do you find yourself wearing again and again? These are the pieces that make you feel like you can rule the world!

Start a Style Journal
Write down the top ten items that you adore. How would you describe the style of these items? What do you love most about them? Where were they purchased?

Make Your Own Style Mood Board!
Style is about inspiration and you need a place to keep all of your ideas. If you’re old school, you can browse your favorite magazines or newspapers. Cut out looks that you’re drawn to, looks that speak to you and pieces that you would love to incorporate into your personal style. If you are tech savvy, you can use Pinterest, the online platform that allows you to pull images from all over the Internet into one space.

Build Your Shopping List!
Create your shopping list using the tools described combined with my expert wardrobe checklist below  to decide how your Spring 2018 is going to look!

Spring will be here before you know it, make sure to stay ahead of the style game. Be sure to stop by for even more style tips and tricks!

Abby Wood is a wardrobe stylist and style blogger in Kansas City, and her education in design plus retail experience make her an expert in fit, fabric, style and trends. Her professional experience in fashion began with an apprenticeship with a bridal designer, shifted to creating and showing her own line, moving up to management and training at a retail level and now professional styling as an independent consultant. Abby loves to help individuals develop and evolve their own sense of style. /  @abbywoodwear  /