I absolutely love the summer months, but there’s something so special about fall and the cold-weather season.
We all spiral into a fall frenzy: lighting up our apple-pie-or-something scented candles, tasting everything that starts with the words “pumpkin spice”, and filling our Pinterest boards with fall décor and Halloween ideas.
While preparing for the season, have you thought about your fall wardrobe? Did you leave it in pretty good shape last year, or are there some holey sweaters and broken booties still floating around?
The changing of the seasons is the perfect time to refresh and re-evaluate your existing wardrobe!
There’s nothing worse than trying to get out the door, already in a rush, tearing through clothes in your closet, and feeling unprepared with what to wear.
Preparing a little bit on the front end will not only save you time and frustration, but it can also save you money.
When our closet isn’t working as a well-organized arsenal of outfits, it’s common to buy things more impulsively or without the best judgment. Now is the best time of year to make a change!
Consult Your Closet for Fall Weather
Before you run out and start shopping, take inventory, edit, and make a list.
Give yourself some time to file through all of your sweaters, heavier knits, layering pieces, light jackets, booties/boots, or anything else that you consider part of your fall wardrobe.
For a lot of us, there’s probably some overlap with what we wear each season, and that’s great. The more items you can go through and evaluate, the better!
While looking at each item, ask yourself some questions: Did I even wear this last year? Is it pilling, stained, or torn? Does it fit me well? Do I still love it?
Filter the Good, the Bad and the Falling-Apart
Anything that doesn’t make the cut with any of these questions should be up for consignment, donation, or the trash. Remember that all these things can be replaced or updated!
That’s why I recommend keeping a running list of any items you want to replace, or any wardrobe staples that you notice are missing. Savvy shopping will fill in those holes!
It’s a Date!
Giving your closet a little love is the key to getting the most outfits out of your wardrobe. So pour yourself a cup of coffee (or glass of wine), and just have a little date with your closet. You’ll thank yourself later!
What are you most pumped about wearing this fall? I would also love to hear your questions and thoughts on preparing your wardrobe for a new season. Leave a comment or let’s get in touch on social media!