Happy Friday readers! (And it’s a gorgeous one too)
We have had such a beautiful week weather wise that it’s hard to believe we had a brief encounter with Winter last week! It has prompted me to start to start the seasonal stock take of my wardrobe, as I find myself at a loss in terms of co-ordinating warmer outfits. It feels as if my brain did not grasp the sudden onset of Winter after being on vacation in tropical heat.
In an attempt to make getting dressed easier, I usually do a seasonal stock take. This helps to pack away summer wear and evaluate what I’ve worn this past summer and what hasn’t been worn. I also know what is in my wardrobe for winter, and if required, what I need (would like) to purchase.
So if you’re struggling to find outfits generally, a stock take is what you need.
Since I do this each season, it’s easy for me to swap my seasonal pieces around. This ‘swap’ involves moving last season (Summer) clothes to the higher shelves and bringing the upcoming/ current seasons clothes to eye level. The idea is to be able to see whats in the closet. If you’re low on space, pack them into storage (usually transparent plastic storage boxes work in case you need anything).
Here’s my process:
- Unpack everything in the closet with the winter pieces top of mind.
- Evaluate your summer pieces, in terms of the following:
- Have I worn it this season?
- Will it transcend into next summer? i.e. still be trendy / relevant
- Is it a classic (valuable) piece?
- Check that all items are clean and in wearable condition before storing.
- Is it still relevant this winter?
- Does it still fit?
- Is it still in good condition?
- Do I still love it?
And if you’ve tried my suggestions, I would love to hear your thoughts.
Today’s lookpost is one for cooler weather, with pieces from previous seasons. I have bought some pieces for Winter abroad, so I haven’t really been shopping for winter yet. This cotton knit from ZARA is lightweight for Autumn, and pairs well with the boyfriend jeans. The heels add a sophisticated finish to an oversize outfit to prevent it from looking sloppy.
Woolworths boyfriend jeans
Snakeskin Witchery heels
Michael Kors bag
Ralph Lauren sunglasses
Pearl cuff bracelet (old)Caio for now,