There’s no denying, fall is in town! We have to say goodbye to all of our pretty little dresses and welcome all of the comfy wear. Including your overknee boots, leather jackets, gloves and beanies. So today, I did something that I should have done a few weeks ago, I’m transitioning my closet from summer to fall. If you aren’t familiar with it or don’t know where to start I”ll glady share some tips with y’all.
1. Clean everything before storing
This may sound as a weird tip at first but let me explain why it actually makes sense. If you’d just take out all of your clothes and put them in a plastic bag right away, it will attract moths. Perfume, deodorant,.. and other daily scents are things they are attracted to.
Once cleaned, you can store it. I’d advise plastic containers, instead of plastic bags or even worse the plastic bags from the dry cleaners. It traps moisture and dry cleaning chemicals in with your clothing and it prevents air from getting through. Result? You clothes will suffocate. Hence my choice for plastic containers.
2. Don’t store every summer piece
It’s okay to store those little dresses, denim shorts, maxi dresses,… But keep anything with silk and cotton in your closet. The same for shoes. Keep some of the sandals, open-toe heels. It can still be worn in combination with tights. If you need some tips on that matter, let me know, I can always share a few looks.
3. Shop your “own” closet first
As a stylist but especially as a woman I know we girls buy more clothes than we can possibly wear. And if you just shop your own closet before shopping elsewhere, you might be surprised of the items you’d discover.
4. Layering is key
Unlike the summer, your outfit isn’t fully visible now. That means layering is key. Wear that turtleneck and add that faux fur coat. Or play with knits, it immediately adds warmth and cosyness to your look. Remember I suggested you earlier to keep a few summer items? Well this is why. These items can be worn perfectly, if you’ve mastered the art of layering.
5. Add accessories
Fall is the season of accessories. You can’t have enough of them. Beanies hats, (half-open) gloves,… Or jackets with accessories or details. But don’t go over the top, remember that less is more.
I could go on and on, but I think these tips are good to kick off your “transition from summer to fall” adventure. If you have more questions or need some help, don’t hesitate to contact me. And if you’re based in Belgium, I’m only “a little drive” away.