When it comes time for a spring closet clean, you can divide your wardrobe into two categories: trendy items that fall in and out of style and the classic staples that define your personal style.
Upgrade your warm weather clothes with breathable fabrics like cotton and linen to create airflow, allowing your skin to stay cool. Stick to light colors, and opt for sleeveless styles that let your skin breathe and avoid sweat pooling.
Whether you’re running errands in a hot summer day or sweating it out during a high-intensity workout, having clothes that allow your body to breathe is non-negotiable. Breathable fabrics prevent sweat by allowing air to flow through the fabric, cooling you down and eliminating the build-up of moisture that causes rashes and irritation.
Look for natural fabrics like cotton and linen that naturally promote breathability and wick away moisture to keep you cool. You can also find breathable synthetics like viscose, which is made from natural raw materials but has an ultra-thin construction that makes it extremely lightweight and breathable.
If you need a wardrobe staple for work, look for great-fitting tees in core colors like white, khaki and black that go with any dress code or hoodies and joggers in our incredibly comfortable 360 degree stretch AIRism fabrics. For more casual summer attire, try a breathable linen button-down shirt in a classic color or chic chambray.
A well-curated wardrobe is a small collection of carefully paired clothing items that easily blend and match for versatile outfit options. If you find yourself staring into a closet full of clothes that only go with one another, it’s time to make some tweaks.
The first step in creating an interchangeable wardrobe is to take a careful inventory of your existing style. Start by organising your clothes into core categories like jeans and tee shirts. Next, look at each item in the category and determine if it goes with any other piece of clothing in your wardrobe.
Anything that doesn’t fit into the nature of your wardrobe should be thrown out or sent to thrift store. Once you’ve eliminated the obvious losers, it’s time to start expanding your wardrobe. An easy way to do this is with a few simple accent pieces. For example, a simple pair of brown leather cowboy boots can transform your jeans and shirt into something completely different.
When it comes to sweaters, you can’t go wrong with a wooly option. These natural animal fibers come from sheep, rabbit angora, alpaca, and other animals that are sheared for their coats to be woven into yarn. Wools are typically thick and cozy, and they can be worn in a variety of styles including pullovers, cardigans, mock neck quarter-zips and crewnecks.
They’re also available in a wide range of color shades from pastel purples and blue to bright primary block colors or classical dark hues. The knit fabric can be made from pure wool or a mix with other materials, such as cotton and silk for lighter weight and added softness. For example, the Knickerbocker sweater uses 100 percent Shetland wool fibers for a warm yet lightweight feel. Another option is the Hudson Aran sweater, which features a classic pattern with a flattering waistline that cinches slightly at the hips. It’s a great choice for casual occasions from fall to spring.
As any fashion lover knows, belts are one of the most essential wardrobe items. A great leather belt can add the finishing touch to any outfit.
The best belts are made of genuine leather. This material is breathable and lightweight, making it the ideal choice for hot weather clothing. If you are shopping for a new leather belt, be sure to consider the color and design.
A black leather belt will complement any outfit. Its dark shade hides scuff marks better than lighter-colored belts and makes your buckle or embroidered detail stand out.
When you declutter your wardrobe, you may find a few old, ill-fitting belts that are just sitting there in the closet. Instead of tossing them out, turn them into something useful with a few simple DIY techniques. One great idea is to use an old leather belt as the hanger for a wooden shelf. This will add a rustic, chic look to any room.