Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Winter-ize Your Wardrobe

The leaves are changing colors and the weather is getting cooler, so it’s about time to trade in your favorite summer sandals and tank tops for booties and cashmere sweaters. A change of seasons also serves as the perfect motivation to take on the otherwise daunting task of organizing your wardrobe. If you prep now, it’ll be easier to get the perfect ‘I just threw this on, but I’m still totally fab’ look.

If you haven’t worn it in a year, get rid of it. Consider donating anything that didn’t see the light of day this summer; you know one of the many rules of fashion - If you haven’t worn it in a year, get rid of it. I know it can hard to get rid of that cute little dress that we haven’t worn since college but its time.  Just think about all of the room you’re making for fresh fall fashions like a stylish new faux fur vest or a fly oversized clutch.

Organization is virtue. Organization is often the key to getting the most mileage out of your wardrobe, and its also the hardest. You can save yourself a lot of time if you’re not down on all fours looking for the match to your favorite shoe! I’ve seen that some of our fav celeb fashionistas store their shoes in boxes with Polaroid pictures on the front or hang their clothing by color or category, find what works for you. Sometimes you just need to find the right tools (hangers, shoe racks). However, an organization system only works if you take time to use it. {That last sentence was for me LOL}

Store properly. Storing summer clothes is just as important as winter clothes. People take due diligence in making sure their winter wear is protected from wear and tear, moths, whatever, but you should also take time to store summer clothing away properly.
• Be sure to dry clean or wash clothes before storing them, stains can get worse over time
• Clothing should be stored in ventilated areas and bags to avoid mold or mildew formation, and to protect against fading.
• Keep your summer whites away from direct sunlight. White clothes contain colorless dyes that can turn yellow when they’re exposed to sunlight for long periods of time.

You don’t have to put everything away just yet. Don’t put all of your summer goodies away just yet. Many of the trends that were popular this summer will translate well into the fall season. Rock your mini dress with peep toe pumps and tights or layer that cute flowy camisole under chunky sweaters and structured jackets.

Now let’s start packing!

1 comment:

  1. I agree, if you didn't wear it then, odds are you won't wear this season, next season...etc


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