Be ready for those darker mornings and colder nights and adjust your wardrobe accordingly. So if you haven’t already turned over a new leaf and started planning your autumn wardrobe essentials, here are ten tips to help you get started.
1. Wardrobe Cleanse
There is no better way to make space and to evaluate everything you own, than going through your wardrobe methodically, piece by piece. Throw away anything that hasn’t been worn in the last twelve months or no longer fits you. Consider donating to charity.
2. Take Note
Make a list of all the category gaps you have recognised while going through your wardrobe, like items you don’t have enough of or need to update. Also, think back to what you wore in previous years and if these looks can be carried on to this season and still look chic.
3. Online Research
Go online to see what styles and trends are in this season. Spending time figuring out which pieces will make the biggest difference to your existing wardrobe will save you time & money.
4. Inspiration Board
Use Pinterest to create your favourite style inspirations and to figure out what you want your overall look to be for the season. Go over the images until you have created your style vibe.
5. Lifestyle Assessment
The perfect wardrobe should not only reflect your personal style, but also your lifestyle. Group your clothing into categories to work out roughly how many outfits you need for the season.
6. Colour Story
For convenience and practicality, the majority of what you wear should be in a neutral colour palette of blacks, greys, whites and nudes, which allows for optimal mixing and matching which will keep your wardrobe feeling fresh. Add excitement to neutrals this season with structure and texture.
7. Select Quality
Look for quality pieces over a large amount of on-trend items. And remember fit is everything. There are some core go-to pieces that a women’s autumn/winter wardrobe shouldn’t be without.
8. Seasonal Updates
Buying on-trend items should be purchased in moderation. It is still acceptable to buy a few trendy pieces to carry your core wardrobe through each season and to give your wardrobe a refreshing lift.
9. Shopping Time
Once you have clearly defined your overall style direction for the season, it is time to go shopping! Careful consideration of what you need beforehand will prevent impulse buys and overspending.
10. Creative Styling
Once all the shopping is complete, familiarise yourself with your new wardrobe and spend time putting together as many different outfits as you can for every scenario. Start experimenting.