Transitioning Your Winter Wardrobe to Spring: A Senior’s Guide

Transitioning Your Winter Wardrobe to Spring: A Senior’s Guide

In just a few days, we will usher in the first official day of spring. While it may still feel chilly outdoors, in the coming weeks we’ll start to see warmer weather. However, these in-between days when we have yet to break into the warmth of spring but aren’t quite freezing are difficult to dress for.

Seniors need to be careful that they dress properly in order to ensure they stay healthy. It’s easy to get sick in cold weather, but other health problems can arise if a senior is too hot. If you’re looking for ideas for transitioning your winter wardrobe into spring, start with some of these tips.

Transitioning Your Winter Wardrobe to Spring: A Senior’s Guide

Put away your heaviest clothes first

It may still be chilly, but at this point in the year, you likely don’t need your heaviest winter coats and thickest scarves. As you transition into spring, the first thing to do is to put away these items of clothing. If you have the space, fold them neatly and put them away in a closet that you are not currently using. If you don’t, rearrange your closet so the things you’ll use more often are easily available.

This is a process that you will likely do in several stages as the weather gets warmer and warmer. At the start of spring, start with these key pieces. As you require fewer cold-weather clothes, continue putting them away and replacing them with lighter items.

Re-evaluate the items you have

As you organize your closet for warm-weather clothes, use this time to evaluate what it is you have. Are there items you don’t wear anymore? Or items that have perhaps seen better days? These pieces of clothing might be hiding some of your favorite clothes without you realizing it.

Take some time while you’re putting away your winter clothes to determine what it is you’d like to keep. Separate them into three piles—one for throwing away, one for donating, and one for keeping. The same goes for your shoes. Once you’ve completed this task, you’ll be certain your closet is full of clothes that make you happy.

Wardrobe tips when transitioning between seasons

The beginning of spring, in particular, is notorious for its ups and downs. Some days will be pleasant, while others will still feel like winter. To help you get through these at-times frustrating parts of the year, consider these tips to keep you warm, comfortable, and fashionable.

Dress well this spring

Keep some winter clothes available

It might be tempting to put all your winter staples away, but make sure you keep out a few pieces throughout the season. When the weather occasionally dips, you won’t have to worry about going through your clothing. For an easy way to transition your wardrobe from winter to spring, have a few winter sweaters, trench coats, waterproof jackets, and boots available. These will be especially valuable during those rainy spring days.

Layer up

When the mornings are cold but the afternoons are pleasant, knowing how to dress can be a challenge. Light layers are key to keeping you warm at the beginning of the day, and comfortable later on. Cardigans are great during this time of year, as you can find options that are lightweight but still fairly warm. If you get too hot while out and about, they are easy to carry.

For those who would like to usher in spring with a floral dress or a skirt, layer with tights or leggings to keep warm. In the past year, fleece-lined tights have skyrocketed in popularity. They would be perfect for those chilly, early spring days.

Change out your shoes

Gone are the days you need your bulkiest snow boots, but what are the best shoes to wear when it starts to get warmer? Loafers and sneakers are a great option for a comfortable, put-together look. On rainy or colder days, ankle-length boots will help keep you warm and dry.

Get help from an at-home caregiver

Spring-cleaning one’s wardrobe can be tiresome for seniors. Luckily, if you have an at-home caregiver, they can assist with this process. They can do the laundry services so you are ready for spring and your winter clothes are prepared for next season. If you have clothes to donate, they can take over this errand by running it to a second-hand shop.

Whether you require assistance with housekeeping, personal care, or any other activity of daily living, a caregiver can help. Learn more by calling 773-274-9262.

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