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My tips on how to move from your summer to winter wardrobe

My tips on how to move from your summer to winter wardrobe
My tips on how to move from your summer to winter wardrobe

As the weather starts to get cooler and the shops are filling up with warmer clothes now is the time to put away all your summer clothes and embrace the new season.  Here are my tips on how to move from your summer to winter wardrobe.

Firstly, you need to clear away all your summer clothes that cannot be used in the cooler months. Keep pit items like a long- sleeved dress that you can now wear with tight and your boots. Or, a dress that you could wear with a jumper underneath.  Some summery clothes you may just need to add a jacket or cardigan and can where for a little longer or perhaps in the evening. Check out one of my previous blogs “How to wear your summer clothes in the cooler weather” click here

My tips on how to move from your summer to winter wardrobe

I like to put away the season I am not wearing so my wardrobe is easy to view and I can see what I have. This makes finding and making up my outfits each day so much easier. So either pack then away under the bed or in a suitcase to make room for the clothes that you will be wearing on a daily basis.

But, before you do that, are there any that you know that you will not wear next year.  Maybe they are past their best, they no longer fit, or you don’t like the colour on you anymore. There is no point storing them for next year if you know you are not going to wear them again.  Some items may need to go to the cleaners, sandals will need to be re-healed ready for next year and some clothes may need to be altered and sent to a tailor. All this can be done now so in the spring they are ready to wear again. Don’t store anything that you really don’t think you will wear again.

My tips on how to move from your summer to winter wardrobe

If they have been in your wardrobe for some time and you have not worn them this summer that may be a clue that you don’t need to keep them anymore. I always try to put my clothes away clean and then they come out fresh again next year. There will be some items that are neither summer or winter, and you need to keep in your current wardrobe like long sleeved blouses, light cardigans, and occasion wear.

Now review your winter clothes from last year

So now you get out your winter clothes and this is where you do have to be ruthless and remember the one in one out rule.  There are bound to be items that look washed up and worn, try things on and ask yourself do I love this, and do I like myself in it. Will I want to wear it again this season and if the answer is NO then you need to let it go. I suggest you make three piles

  • 1) for the bin,
  • 2) charity shop,
  • 3) to sell on Ebay or similar. If it has a designer tag you can try one of the dress agencies so you can re-invest in something that you will wear.
  • 4) can I alter it to fit now?

My tips on how to move from your summer to winter wardrobe

Don’t keep items that no longer fit you and that you are going to slim down to get into. Fashions change and style of trousers change so be ruthless and don’t keep anything that you really think you will not wear.  If you can’t bear to see something go, pack it away and if you don’t miss it in six months’ time you may be able to let it go then. When you do this also think how I could  change this item to make it more wearable and if you know a good tailor who can alter things for you sometimes that is another option.

It is a fact that most women wear 20% of their wardrobe 80% of the time.

When you put your outfits back in the wardrobe, I suggest you try this. Turn the hangers around the other way and every time you wear an item put it back the right way. This will show all the items you are not wearing. You are aiming to have a wardrobe of clothes that you love and love wearing. Your clothes should be comfortable to wear and give you confidence that you know that you are looking good. I have a Pinterest board with some decluttering ideas and one for storage ideas take a look here.

  • 1) What needs to go the dry cleaners?
  • 2) Which shoes/boots need to re-healed,
  • 3) Is there anything to be altered/mended
  • 4) Make a list of everything you need.

Now to go shopping!!

So now the fun starts. On your list will be things that you need to replace or to buy to fill in any gaps in your new wardrobe. You need to be strong and not deviate away from the list unless you can afford too. Use the one in one out policy so your wardrobe does not clog up with items you will not be wearing.

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