Sayonara snow gear, bonjour blouses: Tips for keeping your spring look fashionable and fabulous

(BPT) - Style expert and author of The Power of Style, Bobbie Thomas knows a thing or two about fashion and the importance of proper garment care. Tide Pods asked her to share her thoughts on how to ensure your wardrobe is ready for the spring season.

* Fabrics of the season: This spring, keep an eye out for lightweight fabrics and light colors like white pants, linen dresses and cotton stretch tops. We’re going to be seeing a ton of fun and flirty pieces made with lightweight fabrics that’ll keep you cool in the spring/summer heat. If your spring clothing has been in storage for the past few months, freshen up your wardrobe with Tide Pods, a 3-in-1 detergent that not only acts as a detergent, but as a stain-remover and brightener as well in one easy-to-use product.

* Winter storage: For those bulky winter clothes you can’t stand to look at anymore, be sure to store them carefully so that they won’t get damaged during the spring/summer season. The best way to store winter clothes is in airtight compression bags that you can keep under your bed or in a closet. These bags will save you space and protect your clothing until you’re ready to wear them again in the fall.

* Invest in quality pieces: Sometimes the only thing you need to breathe new life into your spring wardrobe is to invest in a few new quality pieces. When you’re out shopping, be sure to consider the cost for care. Professional cleaning costs can add up quickly, and sometimes surpass the original price tag. Thankfully, more designers are thinking about this when designing clothes. For example, thanks to a partnership between Tide and the Council of Fashion Designers of America, designers such as Tracy Reese are now offering completely washable looks. Keep an eye out for those washable pieces… they’ll save you money in the long run! In sum, spend more on your style not on how you care for it.

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