It’s that time again to start transitioning your closet from one
season to the next. It’s either one of the most dreadful and annoying tasks to complete, because you have a hard time letting go of a specific favorite season and you’re just too lazy to go into that storage box and pull out your sweaters and long pants, or it’s one of the most relaxing and inspiring moments where you get to add a few more pieces into your closet. Perhaps even revamp your entire wardrobe and get to shop for new and more trendy and hip attire.
However you feel, it must be done.
So where do you begin?
- Start out by seeing what’s really in trend this season and go from there.
- If you need an idea, take a look at some stores at the mall or check out your favorite websites or magazines.
- See if there’s any type of similarities of color, style, cut, or material that you notice.
- Take a mental note of all that you see and start to brainstorm.
- Start taking a look at your closet and glance at what you do have. (This is obviously done after you store away past season items.)
- Once you figure out what you already own, make a list of essentials.
- Layering tanks? A few pairs of pants or jeans? Perhaps a variety of colors of scarves or shoes? Whatever it is, make sure they are items that are versatile and can go with lots of outfit choices.
I recently just went through my closet this past week and finally completed my transition into the new season.
Here are a few tips that will help you organize and clutter-free your closet:
- Purchase Spacesaver hangers. They are small and most of them have velvet finishing to prevent the clothes from slipping off. Try to replace all of your existing hangers with the newer ones to ensure neatness. You can find a pack of them for cheap at TJMaxx or Marshalls.
- Separate your clothing. Sweaters with sweaters. Tanks with tanks, etc. Then start to color code within within those certain style of clothes. This will make it easier for you to browse and find that certain piece of clothing.
- Grab your storage box and fill up your past season clothes. If you’re transitioning from spring/summer to fall/winter, make sure that you’re storing away the right clothes. Often times, people put away the wrong items and then end up having to dig it out later. For spring/summer, you should have pieces that are lighter fabric. Also, make sure you’re paying attention to color. Usually colors that are little brighter (pinks, yellows, light blues, etc) should be kept. For fall/winter, thicker fabrics and long sleeved shirts and pants are recommended. Again with colors; darker blues, purples, reds are key for those two seasons.
- Time to sort. Now that your closet is a bit more organized, start browsing through and see if there is any item that hasn’t gotten or very minimal wear. Ask yourself the How many, When & Where, Will I, questions. How many times have I worn it? When and where will I wear it? Will I ever wear it? These questions are great to ask yourself to maintain a neat and organized closet. You can get rid of a lot more clothes if you put yourself in these mini scenarios.
- The last and final step is now figuring out what you need or what you’re lacking in your closet. Make sure to make a list of VITAL and VERSATILE pieces to add. Since you got to take a peek at your closet, you were able to see what items would work best with what you’ve got.
Now, let’s get into the important stuff; Shopping!
One of very most important things before heading out on any shopping trip is to plan out a budget. That way you can limit yourself and avoid unnecessary purchases. Write down or form a mental list of the stores in that budget that is most convenient for you.
Target is one of my favorite places to shop. They have everything from business slacks to versatile tops. From stylish hats to colorful tees. Over the years, Target has really upped their game in the fashion world and have been featured in hundreds of magazines all around the country. So of course, knowing my love for everything IN Style, I headed down to my nearest store.
(Note: It is not necessary to choose Target for your transitioning. There are plenty of stores that offer similar and perhaps even better options for yourself. I personally chose this store because of it’s versatility and the fit of the clothing.)
Walking down the ready to wear section, (which is almost always my first option) I grabbed the items that not only had versatility options and were on trend for the season but also pieces that have been lacking in my closet.
With a little time and work, I came up with a few great fall friendly outfits, that I hope will inspire all of you on your shopping ventures!
This outfit gives a great allusion of fall colors without trying too hard. You got your neutral colors (beiges & browns), balanced out evenly with a hint of purple/light pink. PERFECT for work or lunch with your friends!
To Purchase: Cardigan, Tank, Pants, Necklace, Shoes.
This outfit can easily be dressed up or down, depending on the mood or occasion. Remove your classic heels and add a pop color along with a matching bag and you’re ready to go out on the town! Or replace your platforms for comfy flats for your daily errands.
To Purchase: Top, Jacket, Pants, Shoes.
This outfit has the perfect balance of colors for the fall/winter season. The geometric top makes it a bit different and funky but in a good way. Great for an evening out!
To Purchase: Top, Pants, Shoes.
I hope you all have found something worth remembering from my list of tips. If you have any outfits of your own that you’d like to share, please send them my way; I may just feature you on by blog! Any feedback is always appreciated. If you like my tips/advice, click below. If there’s something you want to see, please let me know!