Get ready for summer with these tips for refreshing your look

Warm weather is finally here, so it’s time to trade in my motorcycle boots for strappy sandals and switch out my puffer coat in favor of a denim jacket. Every year I begin the season with a full closet cleaning in preparation for summer. It’s important to know what I’m working with before I shop for new additions. Here are a few tips on how I clean out my closet:

  1. Try on everything. If it doesn’t look great on, it’s time to get rid of it.
  2. If it looks dated, has a stain or a tear, it’s time to get rid of it.
  3. If I didn’t wear it last summer, it’s time to get rid of it.

Are you sensing a theme here? I am brutal when it comes to cleaning my closet. There’s no sense hanging on to things I might wear one day; I prefer to donate it to someone who will wear it, rather than taking up precious room in my closet.

After I’ve purged the items I no longer need, I move all my summer clothes front and center and move my winter clothes to the back of my closet. What I’m left with is an edited selection of pieces I will (hopefully) love wearing all season long. My style tends not to change too drastically from summer to summer: printed dresses, breezy tunics and caftans, flat sandals and shorts tend to make up my daily uniform. I shop for a few choice additions to freshen up my look and I’m set for the season.

This season, I bought a great printed linen kaftan and a timeless printed tunic from Zara, along with a panama hat from Vince Camuto, as seen in my Instagram photo above. I will get a ton of use out of all of these pieces for years to come.

Once my wardrobe is refreshed, it’s time to overhaul my beauty regime as well. I start by trading in my day cream, foundation and flatiron for lightweight moisturizer with SPF, BB Cream (also with SPF) and beachy waves. A colorful pedicure is also a must.

Warm weather also inspires me to refresh my diet. Suddenly, my cravings turn to lighter fare like fresh fruit, salads, grilled fish and plenty of water. I also trade my daily hot coffee habit in for iced coffee, like the new Bottled Starbucks® Iced Coffee. Not only does it come in great flavors like Coffee + Milk, Vanilla Flavored and Caramel Flavored, but it’s perfect for a mid-day refresh on the go.

Get ready summer, here I come!



SBX_Iced_Coffee_sSrv_NEWBottled Starbucks Iced Coffee beverages are the perfect blend of premium Starbucks coffee and 2 percent milk. Available in four delicious offerings: Coffee + Milk, Low Calorie Coffee + Milk, Vanilla, and Caramel, Starbucks Iced Coffee ready-to-drink beverages are the perfect on-the-go refreshment to get you through the daily commute, big projects such as spring cleaning, or an exciting road trip with friends. Look for it at major grocery and convenience stores, available nationwide.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Starbucks Coffee Company via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Starbucks Coffee Company.

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