Hello fall! Literally in a day it turned into fall. It was only yesterday it was 78 degrees and today, I woke up to weather in the low 50’s. Is your wardrobe fall ready? I admit, I’m a little late in the game, it’s never fun packing cute summer prints until next year. I find I’m more excited about getting my closet ready for spring/summer rather for fall/winter.
Unfortunately, it’s time to say good bye to flip flops and cut-off shorts and hello cozy sweaters and animal skin booties.So let’s get to it! First, you’ll need to dedicate 1-2 hours to tackle this task. Get in the mood, light up your favorite pumpkin spice candle, pump up your favorite jams and get ready to conquer your closet.
Pack Your Summer Clothes
Bye-bye cute leopard shorts…. There is no reason in keeping non-seasonal pieces in your closet. Leaving them in your closet will only create confusion in what to wear. Your closet should be filled with items that you can currently wear. Pack the non-seasonal clothes in plastic bins (I suggest transparent bins, so you can actually see what’s inside without having to dig through) or hanging them in a closet you don’t use. Having an organized, purposeful closet makes it 100x easier getting dressed.
A closet detox is where it all begins. Believe it or not, most of us only use a small percentage of our clothing. I totally understand why it can be so hard to let go of items that have been hanging for months or even years. We tend to keep things because of their monetary or sentimental value. And we all have that “when I lose weight” dress we like to keep around from High School. I can guarantee you that having a closet full of things that you can wear today that brings you joy beats holding on to pieces that have no purpose.
Fold All Sweaters:
How I cringe when I’m working on a closet and see hung sweaters. Sweaters are not meant to be hung; they lose their shape. You will end up with an over sized collar and hanger marks. Not a cute look! You can even take this a step further if you’re a visual person who loves colors. I like to color coordinate my sweaters and placing them on the top rack of a closet.
The Importance of Transitional & Layering Pieces
Don’t be too quick to pack up your short sleeve t-shirts and camisoles. These are perfect pieces to wear under blazers, cardigans and other layering pieces. Not all Fall/Winter pieces need to be long sleeve and bulky. Good basics are as important as all your fun fall fashion pieces.
Does Your Fall Wardrobe Need Tailoring?
I think it’s safe to say most of us neglect getting items tailored or repaired. And why? Because it feels like another chore. Instead of spending additional funds on items that are very similar, take your pieces into your local tailor. Most dry cleaners have an in-house tailor. A quick trip can fix a hem, a button, or take in a waist line within days for a perfect fit. This includes shoes and boots. I invested in a pair of boots 5 years ago, every year I take them to get them polished, sole and heel replaced they come back like a brand new pair of boots!
Make a Shopping list
What are you missing to complete your wardrobe? Think of staple pieces you wear often, not special occasion pieces you pick for a specific occasion. Are you missing layering pieces? Cardigans?
My favorite tip on getting your wardrobe fall ready… going shopping! But remember, to stay on track with your shopping list. Getting distracted with all the shiny dresses can get very dangerous. That credit card bill can rack up real quick if not focused. It would be amazing if we were able to go on a major shopping spree for every season. Ah, we can dream right?! If your list consist of more pieces than your bank account can handle, break them up into multiple shopping trips or set yourself a monthly allowance you can use to build your wardrobe!
Have you gotten your closet ready for fall and winter?
Happy Friday friends! It has felt like the longest week on earth and this mama is excited the weekend is finally here. Any weekend plans? I have a low key weekend planned. We are hoping to get out and do one of my favorite fall family activity. We are planning a visit to our local pumpkin patch and getting some apple cider donuts. Enjoy the weekend,
Leather Jacket: TJ Maxx (old) – identical – similar – similar || Leopard Cami: Vici Collection (sold out) – similar – similar – similar || Skirt: Bella V Boutique || Heels: Target – similar – similar || Necklace: Forever 21 || Earrings: old – similar – loving this one
You already know I am a huge fan of detailed pieces! And how cute is this asymmetrical smocked top?! Love!! Make sure you stop by Jennifer from Effortlessly Sophisticated post and say hi 😉
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Mel, this outfit! I freaking love it! Every aspect. That skirt is so cool. And the leopard cami under the moto jacket! Oh you rock! Great wardrobe tips as well. I cannot deal with a hung sweater either and you see it in so many retail stores, too! Eeek. Have a great weekend.
That happened here two a few says ago. It literally dropped 30 degrees overnight. I wish we could get more nice 60’s and 70’s.
Great tips, Mel. I’m in the midst of a closet reorganization. We’ve moved to an area with colder weather, so shopping is in order–but not to get distracted by those other “shiny things.” Ha!
Such a great look on you! And thanks for sharing those tips. I need to take the rest of my summer clothes out now. It’s cooled off here too!
will be working on my fall closet in the next two weeks. I have started a list for november buys: grey jeans and some cozy sweaters top the list.
I love this outfit! The green skirt is eye catching and just has a beautiful color. You look great! I have a fairly small wardrobe since buying clothes for my body is always a lot harder than one would expect. I do a lot more returns because nothing seems to fit correctly so my closet is actually already set up for all the seasons. The hubby and I had an overnight trip planned to wine country but was last minute cancelled due to PG&E power shutdown. We made the most of it, of course but still you can’t make this stuff up. Lol I hope you had a great weekend and caught up on some R & R.
Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com