5 Steps to Creating A Sensational Seasonal Wardrobe
5 Steps to Creating A Seasonal Wardrobe
Loving style and fashion can be a double-edged sword. On the one side shopping for and creating new looks is so fun and it’s definitely a form of art, with the downside being that over time we collect a lot of clothing and accessories, oftentimes cluttering up closet and storage spaces.
When creating a seasonal wardrobe I found that I don’t over wear certain things, my clothes and shoes last longer, buy less, and I don’t get bored of my things because every few months I’ve get to refresh my wardrobe. I found that I don’t over wear certain things, my clothes and shoes last longer, I buy less, and I don’t get bored of my things because every few months I’ve get to refresh my wardrobe. This helps me to be more focused these days on buying quality over quantity, so I’m really specific and picky about the things that I add to my wardrobe now. Whether it’s a statement piece or an essential; I want to make sure it’s quality materials and well made.
Separate all clothing into 4 seasons. This may seem easy, but it’s actually kind of frustrating. For example, before I started doing this, I would wear things throughout the year, so it was hard for me to pick the fall pile over the winter pile for certain items. Decluttering this way will help you to audit you things and eliminate what you don’t want or need with intention. Each season requires something different and piling everything together overwhelms your thoughts on what you need or don’t need because you’re not connecting it with specific activities. Within each season you can also seperate into categories and activities, if you want to get granular. Categories include, T-shirts, Blouses, Collar Shirts, Sweaters, Cartigans, Jeans, Shorts, Jackets, Heavy Outterwear. Separate activewear as well, gym clothes, athlesiure, sporting wear like ski clothes, tennis skirts and tops, golf wear, and other sports attire. Separate them into separate piles within each season.
Separate shoes and outerwear into seasons. For this part, you may have just two or three sections. My section off my fall and winter shoes in one pile, spring and summer in another.
Audit as you go! It’s important that as you pull things from you existing closet/ set up, that you continuously look at each item, checking its condition Get 3 separate bins, and depending on how much stuff you have, these bins will vary in size and numbers, small boxes to large containers :). Don’t worry, you’re not alone. But the point of this is to not have to move clutter from one place/pile to another and you can see the progress as you go. These boxes are donate, toss /trash, keep. Audit thoroughly, and give each item a once over while asking yourself these questions: - Is it in good condition? - Does it need to be cleaned, drycleaned, or repaired? - Is it something that is still being used? - Is it something that still fits? - Does it have a matching pair? (i.e. socks, gloves, etc.)
Choosing how to store your off-season belongings. I like these clear plastic bins. I usually put a label on the front and stack them so that I can quickly find what I’m looking for. And even if I mix up the labels, they are clear, so I can spot a printed dress from a mile away. Keep in mind that everything may not fit into one bin, so you’ll most likely want to separate by category. For example, winter pants like corduroy with winter wool slacks, stockings and knee high socks, and regular winter socks, while all of our ski gear goes into one bid, coats in another, and dresses, skirts, and rompers in another bin.
Put your current season clothing and shoes back into your closet and dresser drawers, and Voila! Now, hopefully, you’ve created a lot more room in your closet, you can see things much more easily, and you’ll be more clear about what purchases are actually needed or add value to your evolving style, always keeping in mind quality over quantity.