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Saying sayonara to your summer wardrobe: 3 tips to organize fall outfits

Friday, September 23, 2016

Top photo credit : She finds

As you fall in love with autumn’s cool-weather clothing it’s time to say farewell to your summer wardrobe until next year. But before you swap your flouncy sundresses, strappy sandals and linen pants for cozy sweaters and heavy wool suiting, there are a few tips and tricks to keep your wardrobe in tip-top shape for season’s to come. Here are a few pointers to help you transition confidently into the colder months to create the perfect fall outfits.

 

Love it, trash it or donate it

 

Use this opportunity to take a closer look at your summer dresses, skirts, tops and more. Sort your clothes into three piles: things you love and want to continue to wear, things that are ripped, stained or in un-fixable condition, and things that are in good shape, but are no longer your style, no longer fit or you haven’t worn in the past few months. Get rid of the latter two piles immediately so you can take a closer look at your “love” pile.

 

Ms. Clean and Ms. Fix-it

 

To best prolong your clothes’ longevity and quality, make sure everything is clean and in good condition before you start packing them away. Inspect your garments for small holes, unravelled hems, stains, and other tailoring and cleaning issues. Once fixed and cleaned, store them in plastic bins or cotton bags while steering clear from plastic bags and cardboard boxes as they hold moisture and attract insects. 

 

Four Season Selects

 

Before you move your summer items to the back of your closet, take a last look to see if any items could help you transition into the next season or perhaps be appropriate to wear all year long. For example, a strappy dress gets a trendy 90’s vibe when layered over a cotton top or turtleneck. Or pair a feminine camisole with a blazer and silk scarf artfully tied around your neck, for a perfect fall brunch with-the-girls ensemble. Re-thinking how you wear your summer favorites will give more mileage to your wardrobe.

Now that you have done a closet cleanup stay tuned for tips on how to organize your fall wardrobe, coming soon!