Spring Cleaning

Going through my closet and figuring out what to wear for Spring 2021.

My Spring Cleaning Routine

It’s official. Spring is here. And, while the weather can’t decide to stay hot or cold, I’ve decided to go through my closet and figure out what to sell, donate, fix, keep, and upgrade.

Here’s how I determine what stays and what goes:

  1. Does it fit?

  2. Does it have stains or damages that can’t be cleaned or fixed?

  3. Do I enjoy wearing it?

  4. Does it look good on me?

  5. Could I sell it on eBay?

I’d say everything in my closet is already paired down quite a bit and the amount of clothes I have is minimal. But I still enjoy going through it every so often to make sure nothing is taking up unnecessary space.

I admit, I usually don’t get rid of too many things. I also tend to keep things around longer than I should. This happens when I feel like I could get one last wear in or think I could fix or adjust it someday in the future. More often than not, I don’t get around to the fixing or adjusting part.

This time around I ended up removing two indigo-dyed shirts, a pair of wide leg pleated pants, and a cable knit sweater, all of which I’m going to try and sell on eBay.


What I’m Wearing for Spring

So far in 2021, I’ve been consistent with my outfits, and have leaned towards wearing a few pieces more often than others.

Thinking back to the past few weeks, I’ve really have only been wearing chinos, a knit sweater, and Birkenstocks. Since I don’t venture outside much, this usually works great for my day to day while I work from my desk.

I also have a few knit items with a collar, and I’ve felt those look best when on Zoom calls. I’ve been getting a ton of use out of a John Smedley Camp Collar shirt I bought on sale last summer from Mr. Porter. I love that it goes great with a pair of navy chinos I picked up a few weeks from Casatlantic.

I see this look continuing for the next few months, at least until the beginning summer. The only big upgrades I have on the horizon are a pair of loafers, two short-sleeved knit polos, a pair of sunglasses, and a few pairs of pants—raw denim, white chinos, and another pair of these work pants by Uniqlo.

As the next few months continue to fluctuate from sunny, warm mornings to cloudy, windy afternoons, I’m looking forward to getting a ton of use out of my current wardrobe, with my sights set on some lighter weight options for the summer.


Bonus

Watch: Lupin

I loved this show on Netflix. It was clever, stylish, and the storytelling/cinematography is impressive.

Without revealing too much, I’d say Lupin’s style and the ways he changes outfits to avoid getting caught are pretty unique. He always dresses for the right occasion, and his off-duty, casual looks are put together nicely, styled from the bottom up, based on a pair of classic sneakers, the Jordan 1’s (chef’s kiss 👨‍🍳😙).


Thank you for reading

As always, it’s great to have you here. Let me know if you have any questions or need anything via the comment section below or by emailing me directly. I’m happy to help answer as best I can.

@victorkernes