For many people, the end of Labor Day weekend signals the start of fall. While the official start of fall isn’t until September 23rd, it’s time to begin gearing up for the season. Along with preparing your home for the cooler months ahead, you’ll also want to prep your wardrobe. Consider these tips for preparing your wardrobe for fall.
- Go through your closet
Before you can shop for some new fall clothes, you want to take inventory on items you already have. If you don’t have enough space in your closet for your summer and fall/winter clothes, begin by moving your summer clothes into storage bins or a spare closet. Then go through your fall clothes and make sure everything still fits. Discard any pieces that are worn out, and donate clothing that doesn’t fit or you no longer wear. A good rule of thumb is if you didn’t wear it last year it’s probably safe to donate it.
- Organize your fall clothing
Next start moving your fall clothing into your closet using felt hangers. Felt hangers are great because they prevent your clothing from sliding off the hanger. You can group your items by type, style and color. For instance, organize your closets by jackets, blouses and dresses. If your closet has shelves, you can fold your jeans, sweaters and sweatshirts in a neat pile on the shelves. As for your shoes, keep them in the boxes and place a photo of the shoe on the box. Stack them neatly by color and style under your hanging clothes.
- Make a shopping list
Once you have your clothes organized, you can start thinking about what items you need to purchase. Before you begin shopping, set a budget and make a list of the key essentials you need so you stay on track. With the money you have left over, you can purchase accessories to go with your new pieces.
For example, if some of your skinny jeans from last year no longer fit, you’ll want to replace the old pairs. If this is the case for you, you may want to consider purchasing slim jeggings, which are more comfortable than traditional jeans but have the same classic look. View a slim jeggings review to see their benefits.
By following these three simple tips, you’ll be able to organize and update your fall wardrobe and look fabulous all season long.