For those of you who follow along on Facebook, you know that I was having some assistance with my wardrobe yesterday. Yes, my job is to assist clients with their closets but it is always helpful to have an outside eye to kick my fashion backside as well. I like to play with my looks and introduce something new now and again, and then its perfect for my friend to say “What the heck?? How is this you??” And we have a laugh, I give her some story, and then out it goes.
The plan was to tape the process but we ended up doing a very high speed clean out and in that time, we took out my strictly summer goods and managed to choose 18 pieces that no longer will be with me. 4 went to her, the rest will be finding other new homes. I still need to reorganize and color coordinate but just the act of going through each item was so needed to start the fall fashion.
Besides digging through the closet, one project at the top of the weekend list is the sock drawer. Sandals being put away and colder weather (minus today) requires socks, tights, and leggings layers. Go through your drawers and ditch the holey items, unmatched pairs, and take an inventory of your winter needs.
For the ladies, style can be added with patterned or textured tights/nylons but for many its equally about the warmth factor. For the men, some fun socks can punch up your look. Just a sneak peek of pattern or color popping out from your pant cuff adds a little personality to your outfit.
One final tip, I want to share today is a way to get out of the house faster and still fashionable every morning. This is perfect for the teens in your world as well. If picking an outfit every morning is a burden or stressor, make yourself a Sunday Style rack.
Just like menu planning, take 30 mins every Sunday and put together 5 outfits for the week. Look over your calendar to know what looks are needed (client meetings, school field trip chaperone, etc) and make 5 or 6 (an extra option is always good) complete looks, shoes and accessories included for a quick, early morning grab once the week starts.
If a closet consult is on your fall to do list, drop me a line. Let’s get your autumn off to a stylish start.