As temperatures begin to gradually drop, it's natural to begin to think about sweaters, scarves, boots, and of course pumpkin spice lattes. Some will be sad to see summer go. I for one am a bit excited to switch up my wardrobe and do all kinds of fall activities.
Don’t get me wrong, I always enjoy summer. It’s full of beach trips, vacations, happy hours, and maxi dresses. And some reason summer can never come soon enough. Amiright? We look forward to it on those cold winter days, recalling what it felt like to lounge on the beach, sunglasses in place and book in hand. And somehow, fall feels different. We love its arrival yet it is bittersweet to see those warm temperatures go. But fall is the beginning. The start of holidays, pumpkin bread, warm cups of tea, hot totties, and gorgeous boots.
When considering your closet’s transition from one season to the next. A good first step is to unpack all the shirts and sweaters from the previous year. Dig through that attic or under your bed and take stock of the fall clothes you haven’t thought of in months. Taking it a step further, start trying things on. This will give you a good idea of what you’re starting with. Sometimes when I look through my wardrobe from the past year, I am pleasantly surprised. I find clothes I have forgotten about or that I purchased on sale at the end of the season. Score!
The next step is, ditch anything that you don’t immediately get excited about especially after trying it on. Going through and taking inventory shows what you have. It helps you see what no longer fits, what has stains or holes to be mended, and ultimately what can be donated, or thrown away.
If I’m not exactly thrilled about certain items, but they still fit great, I’ll pack away for the next year. Afterall, you don’t need to cram anything and everything into your closet this year. And perhaps not wearing it for a season will get you excited about wearing it next time the season rolls around. This does come with a word of caution. Don’t hold onto something that you know you will never wear. If you truly don’t think you will ever wear it again, it’s time to donate it. So think long and hard with each item before deciding what its ultimate fate is. If you’re sure you’ll wear it the future, keep it.
Do you find that your fall collection has similar color patterns? It’s good to have a collection of short sleeves, long sleeves, sweaters, and cardigans that mix and match well together. This makes getting dressed in the morning that much easier.
Once you've decided what to keep, pack away, and donate, next will be organization. You can also decide how you want your closet organized. Me? I’ve done it all. From color coding to organizing by type. It really just depends on what your own preference is. And if it’s not working, switch it up.
One lazy Sunday when you are lounging around feeling cozy, rearrange things if another approach would make things easier on you. I’m all about easy. I don’t want to spend a lot of extra time going it all. I want it to be simple.