So it’s definitely getting cooler – you may even have dug out a jumper or jacket already. I can’t feel too sad about it because we had an amazing run of sunshine this year. And secretly, I’m looking forward to the cosiness of autumn.
Unless you’re lucky enough to own a walk-in wardrobe of Kardashian proportions that can house essentially an entire shop, it’s probably time to start thinking about reorganising your wardrobe to make room for your autumn/winter clothes.
Personally, I LOVE a good sort out and declutter, and I find the whole process really therapeutic.
Here are a few tips to help you get your wardrobe clean and organised, so that you’re all ready for next season.
Top tips to get your wardrobe ready for autumn
Sort your clothes into piles
Okay, so you’re going to need to be a little ruthless here. Go through your entire wardrobe, piece by piece, and sort it into three piles: keep, donate and sell.
Be realistic about what you might actually be able to sell. If you decide it’s not really sellable, put it in your donate pile for a local charity – they’ll be really grateful.
Are you unsure about an item? Why not move it out of your wardrobe into a store room or garage for a few weeks. If you find you haven’t wanted to wear it, or even thought about it at all, it’s probably time to donate or sell.
Have you got space to physically store your summer clothes elsewhere? If you can, it’s a good idea but if not, just put them all to one end of your wardrobe so that they’re all stored together.
Give your wardrobe a clean
How often do you actually clean your wardrobe? If you’re anything like me, probably not that often!
So take this opportunity to give it a really good clean. Dust and wipe down shelves, vacuum the floor, wipe the rail, and clean any mirrors. I promise you, you’ll feel really good afterwards.
Tackle your shoe collection
Shoe collections can easily get out of hand. Sell or donate any pairs that you really don’t wear anymore.
Trainers for the school run are a must. If you fancy a change from white or black, grey goes with most things, or try metallic if you want to add a bit of glam.
Also a good quality pair of calf boots are perfect for autumn. They will go with everything and are very versatile.
Invest in a decent pair of jeans
We all own jeans, probably a couple of pairs, but it is really worth investing a bit more money in one really good quality pair.
I’ll admit I’ve always gone a little cheap with jeans. But recently I treated myself to a slightly more expensive pair. The quality and fit is brilliant and in my opinion, well worth the extra money as I know they’ll last a long time too.
Jeans are going to be an autumn-winter staple probably for the rest of time, so they are definitely worth the investment.
Buy a ‘goes-with-everything’ jacket
An autumn jacket that goes with everything is a must for when it’s chilly out but not cold enough for a big coat.
Remember your jacket is very much a part of your outfit. It’s easy to just throw it on as you head out the door without considering how it goes with the rest of what you’re wearing. A jacket should pull the rest of your look together.
Go for a classic style that isn’t going to go out of fashion. A leather jacket is an investment but is always going to be stylish and you’ll wear it for years.
Share your thoughts
How often do you reorganise your wardrobe? What are your autumn staples? Tell us in the comments below.
Disclaimer: In collaboration with Uppersole