As summer slowly comes to a close and we all start unpacking our Fall and Winter clothes it has come time to re-discover key pieces in our wardrobe to bring into this next season.
Fall is my favorite time of the year which means I tend to get the “shopping bug” and go out and find all the sweaters, jackets, and boots I can. But, I have decided this year before I go shopping I will be taking a look through my closet (which I did earlier last week, check out the video here) and finding pieces I can style differently this season before I buy too many new items.
For example, I recently re-discovered these striped shorts I purchased a couple years ago. Since the weather has yet to cool off completely wearing shorts is not out of the question. When I purchased these shorts I also got the matching top, as it was a two-piece set (seen here) and a “summer-y” look. BUT choosing to pair these shorts with a black sweater and booties has given me the ability to wear this look as the weather starts to cool off.
When I am determining whether or not a piece can be “re-discovered” I think about a few key aspects:
Is it a pattern? Patterns can easily pair with solids making it easy to style for multiple seasons.
Is is comfortable? If a piece in your closet is uncomfortable the chances you will wear it on repeat are slim, meaning it might not be the best piece to “re-discover”.
Does it fit? Sometimes our bodies change and clothes that once fit don’t work anymore. If a piece is too small I recommend getting rid of it BUT if a piece is too large be sure to take it to an alterations place to have it fitted to your current body.
Is it a skirt or dress? Skirts and dresses are some of the easiest pieces to not only dress up but also dress down. Meaning they are easy to style and a great piece to “re-discover” by changing out the shoes worn or top/jacket that you pair with it.
Are they jeans? Honestly I rarely get rid of jeans. The only reason I have ever parted with a pair of jeans is when they do not fit anymore or the color has faded. Jeans are my go-to piece in the Fall and Winter and easy to style.
Trends will come and go but classic pieces will stay in your closet for years. While I love a trendy piece I tend to look for more classic and wearable pieces for my wardrobe, as I know each year I will be able to pull them out of my closet and “re-discover” them. But don’t worry I still can’t help myself sometimes and very trendy pieces end up in my wardrobe as well (check back soon and you will see all my Autumn 2018 trends)!
Shorts (sold out, linked similar): Topshop
Necklaces: Elitaire Boutique