How will you improve your wardrobe this fall? Downsizing or adding new pieces or maybe both? This is an exciting time to change your look and feel better about how you dress and it does not need to be expensive. When we feel better about ourselves it shows in our outlook and attitude.
SPEND TIME NOW
Take a little time this fall to go through your closet. What didn’t you wear this past summer – get rid of it! If you didn’t love it enough to wear it and it is in good shape add it to your DONATE bin now. Don’t wait until next spring and waste time trying it on once again or thinking about it. Out it goes. This action alone will improve the look of not only your closet but will help you next spring when pulling out your warm weather clothes.
Start by using the list below to go through each of these items and decide if you love them (wash and put away for next season) or Not and then and add them to your Donate bin. You will thank me next season when you pull out your warm weather clothes and smile that you love them ALL!
Sandals & Tennis Shoes
Swim Suits & Cover ups
T-Shirts & Shorts
Shorts & Skirts
Dresses & Assessories
What items would you like to add to improve your wardrobe this fall? Will you add a new color, a jacket or a classic pair of pants or jeans? Don’t run to the store just yet. Go through your items that you will be wearing this fall and winter including your shoes, boots and jackets. Be tough and ask yourself did I wear it last year? BONUS…… If you did this last year you are ahead of the game and are only looking at items that you LOVE and USE.
Winter items are bulky and take up more room so be selective when deciding how to improve your wardrobe. Do you like to layer? If so then you can still use your t-shirts to layer up and they will not take up as much room (Cuddl Duds are great for laying without being bulky – I still have a couple to use on those cold desert evenings). Buying quality items and washing them correctly will allow you to save time and money by not having to replace them. It is always great to have some solid staples in your wardrobe that can be used year round. This limits the amount of space you need in your closet or out of season storage (for my Midwest friends).
KEEP IT SIMPLE
You can improve your wardrobe by using a basic color pallet. The article linked here: HOW TO WEAR A MONOCHROMATIC OUTFIT [COLORS, DEFINITION & STYLE TIPS] https://stylishlyme.com/style/what-is-monochromatic-outfit/ will give you an idea on how to simplify your wardrobe by allowing you to mix and match so much easier. Side Note: this is also a great travel hack – one we will follow up with at a later date.
I use a basic black palate but use grey, royal blue, cream with some oranges and pinks to give my outfits a pop of color. Almost all of my tops and bottoms can be used together which makes putting outfits together so much easier. It is not for everyone but it does save me time and is great for a classic all around look.
Decide how you want to put outfits together? Do you need a new scarf, a piece of jewelry or a blazer that will add to your outfit and give it some of your personality? Make a list of what you think you are missing. Look on line and get some ideas of what catches your eye. Make sure what you purchase will go with a majority of the clothes in your closet. Fall is the time you will get your best selection so go now before things have been picked over and your sizes are gone.
Bonus: Check out your local thrift and consignment stores. They often have name brand items for a fraction of the price. I love Chico’s and Travelers by Chico’s. Most consignment stores have separate racks or sections for what is most popular. I just picked up several pieces (ok 5 tops) along with a rust and black scarf for around $60 – the price of 1 top at the store. I love each piece and can use them in the summer and layer them with jackets and sweaters for the cooler months. Smart Girls in Prescott is one of my favorite stores and is where I snagged my last great deals. https://smartgirlsfashion.com/
Now is the time to improve your wardrobe. The statistic is we only wear 20% of what is in our closet 80% of the time. Take some time and invest in yourself. Remember you don’t need to spend a lot, but scrutinizing your closet now and taking the time to ask yourself:
Do I Love It and Do I Wear It?
He has told you, O man, what is good: and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
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