How To Transition Your Closet From Fall To Winter
One of the simple pleasures of life is all the changes that come when one season transitions to another. When it comes to seasonal transitions, the sneakiest one out of all of them is most likely the fall transition into winter. The descent from summer into autumn and then the fierce vibrancy of fall can be awe-inspiring – depending on where you live. Once green forests slowly transition to fiery reds, yellows, and oranges and the temperatures drop but rarely get close to freezing.
As time goes on, the trees start to lose their vibrancy, and it can be hard to pinpoint the exact moment – but fall ends and the season of greys, browns, and eventual snowfall-white takes over. Often times the fall season is so busy, that it can feel like you wake up noticing with a certain element of whiplash the fact that the world around you descended into greys and browns. Until the first snow comes, nature seems cold and frigid and you begin to look forward to the winter holidays.
While winter can be an absolutely magical season, transitioning into it can be rough. If you aren’t prepared, you can be in the middle of the crammed week and realize that you still have to get your clothes out of storage. The temperature drops below freezing most nights, and everything for a bit becomes an absolute chore. While the transition can be rough, once your wardrobe is situated for winter, and you are adequately prepared for the temps, life becomes easier. In fact, as long as you are prepared for the temperature changes, winter can be an exciting time.
The winter holidays are some of the most loved and celebrated the world over, and there’s something so nostalgic about them. So, how do you transition into them well? The answer has mostly to do with your wardrobe. If your wardrobe can be ready for the challenges that winter’s temperature changes will throw at you – you should be smooth sailing.
So, here are some tips for how to transition your wardrobe into winter seamlessly so you can enjoy the season to the max!
1. Don’t Procrastinate!
The fall is a busy time, not only is the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth typically crazy for everyone but there are also a lot of fun things to do. Halloween, pumpkin carving, corn mazes, bonfires with friends, and game nights populate the calendar quickly. What’s more, fall itself has one of the most celebrated aesthetics years around.
Most people look forward to the first signs of the cooler weather to pull out their flannels, light jackets, and sweaters, and transition to the fall season in style. The problem is that while a fall wardrobe definitely calls for warmer clothing than summer or early autumn, it’s not quite insulated enough. Because of this, it can be easy to procrastinate until you wake up and look at the weather forecast and see below zero temps all week. So pull out some heavier, thicker items when you translate your wardrobe to fall. No, you don’t need all your winter gear – but grab some of it!
2. Upgrade Your Layer Game
One way you can prepare for the transition is by upgrading your layer game through the fall. Grab some thicker items like wool cardigans, or a warm kimono. By upgrading your layer game during the fall, you can be sure you have some cozy warm options if winter suddenly springs on you. There’s nothing worse than waking up to cold temps you aren’t prepared for – so grab a warm kimono, or cardigan you can layer for fall, but is warm enough for winter.
3. Keep Some Of Your Core Pieces
Just because it’s getting colder doesn’t mean you have to put all your favorite pieces in storage. Instead, keep one or two of your favorite skirts or t-shirts, and layer them into some great winter looks. The best part about winter is that you can layer to your heart’s content. Take advantage of that and keep some of your favorite cooler weather items in the closet.
4. Take Inventory Of What You Need To Buy
Most likely you are pulling out your favorite sweaters, long sleeves, and items made from thicker, warmer fabrics. However, don’t miss this opportunity to do some inventory. Do you need to go get some new items to spruce up the winter wardrobe? This is a great time to do it. This is also a good time to purge any of the warmer clothing you had in your closet you just didn’t touch during the autumn or fall.
Rather than putting pieces of clothing, you didn’t wear for a whole season back in storage, take them to Goodwill and donate them!
Get the most out of your wardrobe this winter by being proactive, upgrading your layering game, and taking inventory when appropriate!