How to Easily Transition Your Wardrobe from Summer to Fall

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It’s that time again. The heat temperature is lowering day after day and we are officially approaching the beginning of Fall. For many of us, that means it’s time to transition your closet. Because if you do it too late, you’ll be digging around for clothes to wear in the cooler weather or wearing the same cardigan and jacket day after day. But as you transition your wardrobe, you don’t want to completely get rid of your warm-weather clothes, and you don’t want to have your entire closet be cold-weather clothes in the case that there is a warmer day. The weather is unpredictable which isn’t always great for your closet and dressing your best day after day. Over the years I have had struggles with the transitional weather and have shared various tips on transitioning your wardrobe. In this post, I want to share with you the basic and easy ways to transition your wardrobe that won’t take you all day to do.

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DETERMINE PIECES YOU CAN WEAR ALL YEAR ROUND

Like this dress, there are so many pieces that you can wear each and every season. It’s always about layering. For me, I actually only transition out about 30% of my wardrobe and it’s mostly tops and a few dresses. Otherwise, my pants, jeans, skirts, jackets and cardigans, and many of my dresses stay in my closet all year. Even a good chunk of my tops stay in my closet all year. Layering is something that we all do in the colder weather season, and that’s how to make transitioning your wardrobe super simple and less time-consuming. Determine the pieces of clothing in your closet that you can easily layer whether it’s putting on a cardigan or jacket over top or putting on a basic long-sleeved top underneath – something that I can easily do with this dress so that I can wear it into the Fall and Winter.

RECYCLE PIECES THAT YOU AREN’T WEARING

There are two tricks that I do when I transition my wardrobe to recycle pieces out of my closet and cut down on the number of clothes that I need to transition. First, when I first transition my wardrobe, I flip my hangers backward and when I wear the clothes, I put the hangers back in the right position. Then at the end of the season, if there are any clothes that never were flipped back into the right position, I immediately put them into the recycle pile because I now know that I didn’t wear them all season. Second, when adding the clothes in storage to my closet, I don’t integrate them in right away. I’ll put them in a separate part of my closet and when I wear them, that’s when I integrate them in. If after a month, there are still pieces in that one section, I know that I am not wearing them and it’s time to recycle them as well.

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ESTABLISH CAPSULE PIECES

This tip is not about creating a capsule wardrobe. Believe me, I tried, and though it’s not impossible, it’s just not for me. For those who don’t know what a capsule wardrobe is – it is a wardrobe with a collection of pieces set at a certain amount (many people keep it under 30 pieces) that will never go out of style. Meaning you’re never really having to add pieces to it and you’re never really getting rid of much either. Instead of creating a capsule wardrobe, I establish my capsule pieces in my closet. Those are those basic pieces that I know will remain trending and can go with a variety of outfits. By having these capsule pieces, you are not having to transition your closet out much and you’ll also create more space in your closet since you won’t need as many pieces.

Here are a few capsule pieces that would be great to add to your wardrobe.

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