LA by Diana - Personal Style blog by Diana Marks: Get Your Wardrobe Ready for Summer


May 29, 2014

Get Your Wardrobe Ready for Summer

Summer is just around the corner and here are some of my tips to get my closet summer-ready:
1) I clean up my closet and get rid of all the unnecessary stuff, that I am sure I won't be wearing this summer. As you know, I don't like keeping my clothes for several seasons, unless it's something extremely special, so I end up with a huge pile that will get consigned later on. I find consigning and selling my clothes a great way to accommodate the wardrobe change I am looking for, because the money I get from it gets reinvested in my new wardrobe. So step one for me is choosing what stays for the summer and what goes to the "consign" department. I also incorporate a lot of stuff from spring in my summer closet, but that's so easy if you live in LA ;)

2) I shop! I usually go on a shopping spree mid-May and choose the best pieces that I can definitely see myself wearing multiple times in countless combinations in summer. I am all about being practical, so the more ways I can imagine the item to be worn, the better are the chances of me actually purchasing it. I also end up with a few extra pairs of sandals and sunglasses.
3) I stay energized! It's hard for me to stay on top of my game this time of the year, but I found an easy and pleasant solution to my problem. Bottled Starbucks® Iced Coffee is my on-the-go uplift, which helps me get through my day being that spring closet cleaning or a day full of meetings.
My favorite flavor is Vanilla! You should definitely try it out!

What about you? Do you have some tips to get your wardrobe Summer-ready?
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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.


  1. Love those boots! Have a great summer!

  2. I'll take the boots as well:) Enjoy your summer. Sabina @Oceanblue Style

  3. Although I do reorganise my clothes, make-up and accessories, I never put everything away (apart from full on winter clothing) because the weather is so random in the uk, one never knows what the weather will be from one day to the next! : ) Love the sound of the Starbucks coffees.

  4. Oh my goodness. Those boots are something else! A cross between wellies and normal boots.


  5. I've to do it but I feel so lazy!

  6. Love those boots! So quirky and stylish..

    Love Priya


  7. Lovely photos!!! And those boots...gorgeous !

  8. I'm in love with the boots!! :o Enjoy your summer :)

  9. Интересные фотографии! Всегда ждешь лета с нетерпением и, конечно, ждешь обновки в своем гардеробе! Здесь важно правильно найти сочетание вещей и избавиться от тех, которые лежат на полке и пылятся в надежде когда-то может пригодиться! Эти шикарные сапоги напоминают о ярком, солнечном лете, о природе и цветах! И очень приятно выпить такой кофе аромата ванили в теплый, летний день!

  10. I like the iced Starbucks drinks as well. On the contrary, May is a hard month for me to shop. Mostly it is due to it's right after tax season and where I live we are still somewhat cool and summer pieces are just not seem to be all practical yet :/

  11. really nice pictures

  12. Those boots and coffee - On point!!!



  13. Those boots are so freaking awesome!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee

  14. Amazing boots!

  15. Beautiful pictures!

  16. Great tips dear, never thought of selling my clothes, I have to try! Love your D&G boots, they're just amazing!


  17. speaking of summer and wardrobe...have you seen this contest, you can win a 3,000 € wishlist of your choice!

  18. I've got to try going to a consignment shop and selling my old clothes. It'd be really nice to use the extra money and go on a summer spree. Great idea!