With scorching, sunny days (and perfectly breezy evenings) just around the corner, we’ve been giving our closets a bit of a side eye. Are they ready? Are we?
Transitions tend to be tough, whether those complexities fall across your interests, your emotions, or even your wallets. We surveyed Crowdtap members on just how they transition and prep their closets for warmer weather.
When surveyed about typical buying habits for summer styles, a majority of Crowdtap members put convenience and taste first. Nearly half of those surveyed said that they purchase clothing whenever an item catches their eye at random, while 20% said they only buy summer duds when they’re on sale. Spring came at a close third, when 18% of members indicated they start their summer shopping. Meanwhile, it seems that in the fall and winter everyone’s too busy staying warm to think about sleeveless tees and dresses.
Pairing tanks or slogan tees with a scarf and cardigan? Apparently nearly half of you do it, with 45% of those surveyed proudly claiming that they transition half of their closet from season to season. In comparison, only 8% of Crowdtap members can transition their entire closet from one season to the next!
What do Crowdtap members enjoy wearing in the summer?
34% of those surveyed chose maxi dresses as their go-to summer ensemble, while a combined 24% preferred rompers and off-the-shoulder tops as their summer staples.
As for summer patterns, 46% of those polled felt their best in bright colors, while 25% can’t get enough florals.
Our members also shared personal details about their summer shopping habits, and whether or not budgeting played a role.
“I usually only buy clothes when I need clothes. I keep the clothing staples and basics (like plain tees and reliable shorts) for as long as I can. Typically, I’ll maybe buy 3 new pieces for each season as I transition my clothes and see what I’m wearing the most often.” – Lindsay M.
“I have to work with whatever budget I have left after paying my bills. I usually bargain shop for my clothes so I can stretch my money further. I look for items I can mix and match to create multiple looks for the summer.” – Rachael Z.
“I really don’t have a budget when purchasing my summer clothing. If I see something that’s pretty and comfortable and looks good on me, I buy it. Usually everything I buy is within a certain price range. Most times I will purchase a few dresses, some shorts, and the same amount of tops to go with the shorts.” – Judy M.
“I generally don’t like spending more than $15-20 on one particular item. I shop sale racks all year to find items to incorporate into every season.” – Stephanie S.
Did anything you read characterize your own summer shopping experiences, or do you have a totally different way of doing things? Is there a magical item in your closet that transitions from season to season? Share your thoughts with us below.