I was recently rummaging through my wardrobe in order to find one of my 35 white tees and realized that I have too many clothes. HAHAHAHA. Not really but I did come to the realization that I need to start storing away my summer wear in order to ensure my Fall/Winter items are up front and center like the girl who just got a 3rd tit.
Here’s the guideline I’m following…
1. Toss out the distressed denim shorts and replace with heavier skirts, skorts, and tailored shorts.
Okay I had a really tough time coming to terms with this one. I practically lived in mine all summer. With stilettos, flip flops, embellished sandals etc etc. To make room for heavier skirts, tailored skorts and shorts putting these away is a fairly reasonable idea. Unless you pair them with a chunky knit and tall over the knee boots (Autumn only – you can only push it so far), delegate them to storage. Instead opt for cleaner lines, heavier fabrics like houndstooth, wool and leather (fleather too). Much more fitting for Fall weather, plus they look good either dressed up or down.
2. Trade in lightweight, sheer kimonos and feathery cardis for denim and leather jackets.
A long knitted cardi or lightweight layering piece is always a good idea to have around but a heavier jacket is always a better choice for the colder months. Duh. A denim jacket is a prime topper & it looks good under a coat too while leather is definitely bad ass and it keeps you warm and chic at the same time. Faux is a nice affordable and vegan friendly alternative as well (or fleather as I like to call it – someone find out if I can copyright that).
3. Swap your Birks and flat sandal mimics for flats.
No brainer. I know. They still easy to throw on, feminine and dainty and they’re a comfortable alternative to Uggs. Trust. I love me a pair of Uggs but as a Fall/Winter uniform? No. It’s a subliminal message you give to those around you that you just don’t give a f*ck about style. You might as well wear granny panties and chapstick as lipstick too. Not saying that there aren’t days where we do – hello Sundays – but you’ll be amazed at what 10 minutes of effort can result in. Less hobo and more hobo chic.
4. Add legs to your romper.
Oh girl. Who didn’t rock the romper this summer. Huge right. Adding a little leg coverage to ease you into colder temperatures ain’t so hard. It’s comfortable, you don’t have to worry about a perfect hairless leg, and you’re trendy as sh*t. You’re welc.
5. Midis instead of maxis.
Okay, you can still pull off a maxi during the Fall (if you layer the crap out of it) but a midi is more in fashion right now, it’s versatile (takes you from your 9-5 to your 8-2) and it’s flattering if you know how to style. Whether you wear them with pointy toed flats and kitten heels or 6 inch stilettos – it works. I just got a gorgeous chiffon style midi from Topshop and I styled that sh*t 30 different ways in my head…
Keep these guidelines in mind to take the guesswork out of what you need to have front and center in your wardrobe, and as your choices for the next few months. As always, they’re simply for inspiration…mix it up, own it and remember to not give a sh*t what anyone thinks.