By Jenifer Valmon
What if I told you April Showers bring the opportunity to repurpose your favorite winter pieces? Yes, you can wear your winter clothes in the spring.
The easiest way to do this is to build your wardrobe with layering pieces or pieces you can combine into the perfect ensemble that will also keep you warm. My favorite layering pieces are the chunky cardigan and the cropped sweatshirt because they can help transform your outfit very easily. Choosing brighter colors when purchasing these pieces will help make the transition from winter to spring seamless.
No need for a jacket when you can throw on your chunky cardigan over a Maxi dress for those not so warm spring days. But why limit yourselves? You can also use your favorite winter cardigan as a replacement for that boring blazer you wear to work.
You can also turn a dress into a skirt just by adding a cute sweatshirt. Of course you can also wear a high-waisted skirt with your cropped sweater but if you are anything like myself, you love making a dress work double duty to earn its spot in your closet.
A common but often overlooked piece of our winter gear is the scarf. Your scarf is the ultimate game changer. A scarf can have more than one us because it can add the final touch to your outfit or be the outfit itself.
Many talented ladies have started making videos on YouTube to help make your life easier. Don’t know what to wear tonight? Coolirpa will show you how to wear your scarves as a layered peplum skirt, a maxi skirt and strapless dress.
But for the natural hair girl, the scarf can be a bad-hair lifesaver. Your scarves make the perfect hair accessory when you need to look fierce but can’t get your hair to agree.
All you have to do is wrap your favorite scarf around your head. If you’re feeling fancy you can make a bow but it is easiest to tuck the ends into layers of fabric you created by wrapping the scarf around your head. I find this to work best with printed scarfs.
Now you’re ready to grab this spring by the flowers and save a lot of cash by recycling your winter apparel. Remember every outfit is new if they haven’t seen it yet so make sure you change up the way you wear your clothes. Before you head to the store, shop your closet first.