With the transition from spring to summer, you’re likely gearing up for sunny days, balmy nights and vacation looks aplenty. Cue the closet exploration for warm-weather pieces! As you start planning an outfit rotation centered around your breeziest pieces, you’ll inevitably come across a few well-worn items from previous seasons that could stand to be tossed. Difficult, we know. On the bright side, that means more shopping! (And the latest trends are a perfect starting point for figuring out what to add.)
For an expert take on what to ditch from your closet ASAP, we tapped author of Closet Design Bible Lisa Adams to get her pro opinion. Plus, she shared her top five picks of what to introduce to your wardrobe this summer. (Hint: They're incredibly chic.)
It might seem obvious, but visibly worn items that have yellowed or are tattered should be tossed without hesitation. The same goes for pieces you never wear like the trendy top you’ve only worn once and the bridesmaid dress you were forced into last summer.
Summer allows you to have more fun with your style, but also take into account pieces you’ll get the most use out of. A classic swimsuit with modern detail, easy sandals and versatile accessories are worthy spends this season.
A little white swimsuit is essential.
Feminine slides are ideal for pairing with everything from denim to dresses.
This fringed linen skirt is elegant over beachwear or with a coordinating crop top for cocktails.
The woven handles on this raffia tote are stand out.
These cult-loved drop earrings are endlessly versatile—wear them with casual separates, wedding-guest attire and beyond.