Is your closet ready for the upcoming season? Fall is a few weeks away and I am so excited. I love the warm weather of summer, but this year has been exceptionally hot. I am definitely ready for some cooler weather, beautiful changing leaves, and everything else that epitomizes the season, especially pumpkin-flavored things and fashion. Ready or not, fall is coming so have you updated your wardrobe yet? If you’re thinking about it, but have no idea where to start? Keep reading to discover my process to transition your closet from summer to fall and enjoy your outfits for the season.
How to Transition Your Closet From Summer To Fall
- Step 1: Can your favorite outfits be adapted for fall?
- Step 2: Analyze your closet: What will you need for fall?
- Step 3: Declutter: A new season is a perfect time to clean out your closet.
- Step 4: What Items Will You Need For Fall?
- Step 5: Create Your Outfits.
Step 1: Your Favorite Outfits, Can They Be Adapted For Fall?:
Do you have a few favorite outfits that you want to keep wearing even though the weather is changing? I know I do, one of my favorite aspects of getting my closet ready for fall is figuring out a way to wear some of the outfits again before I have to put them away until next year. For example, I’ve fallen in love with the look of mini dresses and sneakers or ankle boots this summer, to keep it going in the early fall I’m going to add a sweater or moto jacket to the look. I also love camis so I’m going to throw on a cropped sweater, jeans, and knee-high boots, an easy way to take that summer piece, and make it for the cooler months.
Head to your closet and go over your favorite outfits? How can you make the outfits you love fall ready? I like to do this in case there is a particularly warm day. Last year, we had 70-degree weather a few days before Halloween, a few years before that, it was 80 degrees on Christmas day, outliers maybe, but at least this way you have a summer outfit or two you can wear. If you get stuck check your favorite accounts for inspiration especially on Instagram and Pinterest. Don’t forget to keep your personal style in mind so that you’ll love wearing this outfit again and again. Consider recreating that outfit with darker or more fall-themed colors if you want and remember, have fun with it, your outfits are supposed to make you happy.
Step 2; Analyze Your Closet As It Is: What Will You Need For Fall?:
What kind of clothes do you need for fall that you already have? Sweaters, Jeans, Jackets, Long Sleeve Shirts? For example, I have this white sweater with red and gray stripes that I bought last year that I know I’ll be wearing again this year. I also bought black knee-high boots and a pair of ankle booties that are the perfect shade for fall. Go through your closet, think about the fall weather, and the kind of outfits you might like to wear. When you do, separate the things you already know you’ll be wearing often from the rest of your closet.
Step 3: Declutter: A Transition Is A Perfect Time To Do Some Cleaning Of Your Wardrobe:
A new season is a perfect time to declutter your closet. After you have adapted your favorite outfits and picked out pieces you’ll definitely be wearing for the upcoming season, it’s time to get organized. Personally, I think this is the hardest step when the time comes transition your closet from summer to fall, I wish I could just skip the process, but I love my closet after it’s done so that’s why it’s on my list. When going through your closet, decide what’s going in storage for next year or being donated. In order to help you decide which pile you should put something in, ask yourself the following questions:
- Why did I buy this? (What did you like about it that made you buy it?)
- Does it fit with my personal style?
After you are done, you’ll be left with a closet full of outfits you can’t wait to wear.
Step 4: Shopping: What Do You Need For Fall:
What items if any, will you need to buy? Is it rainboots or a raincoat, a new pair of jeans, a sweater, leggings, or a few hats? Figure out what items you need to adapt your summer outfits or create something similar to an outfit you saw on social media. Write everything down to create your shopping list, this way whether you’re doing it online or in person, you won’t get distracted and make any impulse purchases.
Step 5: Create Your Outfits:
Now for the final step, and most fun in opinion, creating your outfits. Play around with the items in your closet and create some outfits. Be sure to take a picture of the outfits you create so you can look at them properly and see if it’s something you truly want to wear. Don’t be afraid to return something if you don’t like it either, that’s okay, don’t feel like you have to keep something that you don’t like, but be aware of the return policy especially if you are shopping with a new to you, brand.
I’m excited about fall and ready to transition my closet for the season. I hope this post made the process a little easier and gave you some inspiration for some great fall outfits. Do you have any tips for how to transition your closet from summer to fall that you think I should know about? Let me know in the comments below.