I love this deep green, accordion pleated skirt, but due to its velvet-like fabric, I’m realizing it’s time about time to add it to the pile of things to be packed away until next winter. While I’m not packing away my entire cold-weather wardrobe just yet, there are some pieces that I feel like I can safely put away for the season. A good chunk of my heavier sweaters and wintry fabrics like wool and velveteen are not likely to be making any more appearances now that it’s almost officially spring. Before I pack those pieces away, like this skirt and sweater combo, I want to make sure they’re properly cleaned because there is nothing worse than unpacking your winter wardrobe at the start of a new season and finding makeup on the collar of your favorite white sweater. Since these pieces, and most of my winter closet, tend to be dry-clean recommended, it can get really expensive to properly prep everything for storage, which is why I’m obsessed with Dryel. I pop all my cold-weather pieces, hats, scarves, sweaters, etc., into the bag, run it through the dryer, and pack it all up. So much simpler, not to mention more affordable, than lugging all my weighty winter gear to the dry cleaner.