So, spring has FINALLY sprung. We’ve got sunshine, we’ve got rain, we’ve got 70 degrees! Ugh…it’s been a devastatingly long time comin! When it hit 60, the ladies got damn near naked. Ha! Hey, after a winter of 7 layers, we were entitled to a show a bit of skin.
The weather and the sunshine has me feeling super creative. I’ve been taking long walks instead of eating lunch at my desk, writing music and sleeping with the windows open. It has me thinking, what are the ESSENTIALS for spring time? It’s such a literal time of transition. Spring cleaning for real.
I thought I’d share my essentials with you…this is my short list and I’d love to hear yours!
1. Refresh your space.
This weekend my girlfriend and I cleared out our old clothes and started an herb garden on our fire escape. We also bought some house plants to freshen up our bedroom window sills. Think of some ways to lighten up your room or your kitchen – the places you spend the most time. Perhaps change your curtains or rugs.
2. Refresh your a wardrobe.
When you pull out those spring/summer clothes, get rid of some stuff. I swear, every time I bring out my spring/summer clothes, there’s always at least one thing that repulses me. HA! Take that thing, donate it and add something new to the mix. I bought this light trench from H&M (see below, only $30), which is great for the sometimes unpredictable day/night transition.
3. Add some unexpected accessories.
I’m usually a pretty simple dresser, but spring makes me feel ambitious. Think about adding somethings to your everyday look that makes you feel refreshed and a bit new! I’m thinking white/beige sunglasses. (I’m usually a strictly black or tortoise shell girl.)
4. Listen/read to something NEW.
Spring is a time for reemergence. I find myself craving new sounds and new knowledge. I recommend picking up a new book, buying a new (or old) album you’ve never listened to, subscribe to a new podcast, etc.
(click image for link to The Read podcast)
Enjoy your spring folks! Feel free to share your “must-dos”, as I’m always looking for ways to refresh!