As soon as September kicks in, I have to start getting ready for the fall and winter weather. If you're like me and unfortunately you don't have a huge wardrobe that can store all of your clothes all year long, you have to re-arrange it every season. It's a whole process that allows me to make a list which I will share with you right now, and you know that making lists makes me very happy. So I also thought that I should share my fall staples with you. Shall we begin?
Mary's fall wardrobe
- Remove all of the clothes from the wardrobe
- Fold each item and categorize it (pants, t-shirts, etc.)
- Store them into dust-free storage bags that can go under your bed
- Bring out the fall-winter clothes
- Try every item on and decide what you're gonna keep
- Fold what can be folded (like sweaters that won't crease)
- Hang what can't get folded
- Don't color coordinate, categorize each piece of clothing and then arrange clothes from casual to formal
- Boom, you're ready to go
Now, I am guessing you can't easily decide which piece of clothing you're keeping. Let me help you, I've done this like a million times. What you need is to ask yourself these questions:
- Does it fit?
- Did I wear this at all last year?
- Do I see myself wearing this ever again?
- Is it in good condition?
- If not, can it be fixed?
At this point, you probably have three piles of clothes: Keepers, To-Fix and Giveaway. The keepers can go right into your wardrobe. The To-Fix you go ahead and put in a bag, don't get lazy, go have them tailored, you'll get to wear them again. Then all that's left to do is invite over your siblings/ friends and let them take a look at the Giveaway clothes. You even got some extra space in your wardrobe for new clothes!
Moving on to my fall staples... I think of them as investments. They're items that you will want to be of good quality, probably will be a little more expensive, but they're timeless, so if you take good care of them you can keep them for years.
The camel coat
It's classic, it's very stylish and it fills you with confidence, haven't I said enough?
The leather jacket
It's very practical, it goes with pretty much everything, dressed up or dressed down.
The leather knee-high boots
Flat or heeled, they can be styled both with pants and with skirts or dresses.
You know what they say: If the shoe fits... buy it in every color! They are elegant and they keep your neck warm. I actually did get them in every color.
The padded gilet
It's light but can keep you warm, you can wear this with a long sleeve sweater underneath and it's perfect for a walk on a sunny day.
The beige trench coat
You can't go wrong with this one, long or short it's never out of style.
The black jeans
It might seem like a basic, but you should invest in a good pair of black jeans that flatter your body type. You can wear these with literarily anything!
I would like to finish this post with a quote: "I like my money right where I can see it... hanging in my closet." by the great Carrie Bradshaw. Are you ready for the fall weather?
See you soon,