Have you ever wondered why the heck Target and other major retailers carry bathing suits and shorts in JANUARY?!? Like what the heck is happening here..Am I right?
Well, let me give you some industry insight as to WHY...then explain how best to SHOP & Dress for Transitional seasons like Winter to Spring...
First of all (at the time of writing this Blog post...Tuesday 1/7/20) Anthropologie officially released it's PRE-Shop for RESORT WEAR...This is because many people take cruises, go to Mexico or the Caribbean in early Spring to escape that cold weather.
Early Spring is such a popular time to take a warm weather vacay that retailers stock up the shelves EARLY so you can grab the essentials for your upcoming trips.
One thing I ALWAYS mention...is BUY SHORTS ASAP!! Because when you are DYING for a new pair of shorts in JUNE...most retailers will be SOLD OUT of the best styles and you are left with clearance'd out, ill fitting shorts, that no one wants.
Did you just have a LIGHTBULB moment? Because you tried to buy shorts last summer and was like "How is this possible, no one has a good selection of shorts right now?"
Well..#yourewelcome. Now you know...SHOP EARLY FOR SHORTS!!! I plan to have a FULL selection for you in FEBRUARY so stay tuned for that!
But when it comes to dressing for Winter to Spring transition, you want to shop for 3 things:
- Pieces that are still cozy & warm but with a lighter or Spring color palette
- Spring Blouses
- Layers that you can wear with Spring pieces like Cardigans & Jackets
It's officially time to start LIGHTEN UP the colors, even if the fabrics are still medium to heavy weight.
Here are some examples of sweaters we have in the shop that are lighter in colors (giving that Spring feeling) but also warm enough to wear right now...
Speaking of Spring...If you didn't catch the first of our New Pre-Spring items...here's what we are loving!
I see it every Spring not only as a consumer but a retail business owner..that the good stuff goes FAST!
Be sure to join me in the VIP Group Page and help me shop for SPRING! We are heading to the Fashion tradeshows in early February and will need your help!
And if you need help with a complete WARDROBE OVERHAUL, be sure to download my Mom Wardrobe Checklist to make sure you have the essential pieces in your closets to help build an effortless and stylish closet!
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