Once you feel the first colourful leaf crunching below your boot and notice the cold breeze fondling your cheek, you’ll realize that the season of chunky knitted sweaters has finally arrived. And you know what that means? Yes’ it’s time to do a bit of closet reorganizing. But before you decide to dismiss this tedious chore, keep in mind that this is a perfect opportunity to do some window shopping and perhaps complement your wardrobe with some essentials for the following season. If you still have trouble starting with preparing your closet for this fall, then these few tips can help get you started:
Purge and Evaluate
The first step is always the hardest but once you overcome the fear of letting go of certain items, soon enough it’ll become your new hobby. It’s necessary to clean out your entire closet and create a few piles. First, you’ll want to get rid of all items you don’t wear and don’t need. While this might be a bit overwhelming, it’s a crucial step of closet organization. Once you have cleared out the unnecessary items, make sure to section your clothes by seasons and store all your summer clothing someplace where they won’t take room for next season’s garments. Also, before you start putting those fall clothes back in the closet, make sure to try everything on and evaluate whether the items fit or not. This can be a good starting point for creating a new shopping list.
Bring Out The Cavalry!
The best part by far is bringing out your strongest assets – the boots of course. Make sure to examine whether your fall/winter boots require some mending or polishing. You can easily do some minor repair by yourself, but it surely doesn’t hurt to pay a visit to the cobbler. Once you have all your footwear shiny and ready to withstand yet another chilly season, try to find an appropriate place in your closet to exhibit all your pairs. This will give you a good overview of what you have and what you might need to acquire.
Do A Bit of Styling
If you already have certain items you prefer to wear during these colder months, then it would be a good idea to mix and match your garments and create some fashionable outfits. You can also reserve a special section in your closet for these outfit combinations so you always know where to look for when searching for one of your favourite stylish options. It’s also a good idea to research what’s trendy this year so you would be able to equip your wardrobe with the latest fashion. And don’t forget – chunky knitted sweaters, infinity scarves and ankle boots always make a great outfit.
Divide and Conquer
Lastly, you’ll definitely need a bit of technical advice for your closet preparation. Because of the nature of the season and its famous layering trend, it’ll be necessary to learn how to properly organize your closet. The best way to do this is to divide your closet into separate sections, so all of your items would have a designated space for themselves. Investing in hangers is the first thing to do, as you’ll want to have a clear overview of your coats. Also, proper shelving installation is a great idea, so you would be able to fold and put all your sweaters and cardigans in order. Small hooks on the closet doors can help you display your belts and accessories, while transparent containers make wonderful choices for showing off your shoes.
Contrary to what most people believe, preparing your closet for the upcoming seasons doesn’t necessarily have to be boring or devastating. The key is to find your cleaning style, learn how to part