Motivation Monday: Summer Wardrobe Switchover
Each Monday, we're rolling out a new challenge to change the way you think, act, do, or feel. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to be motivated to try something different for a week. And if you love it, keep it going!
It's September - have you started to feel a chill in the air? While we're still loving the last few days of semi-warm weather, it's also time to get excited about fall fashion! Before you go on an Ever Rose shopping spree however, it's time to 'clean house' in your closet. This week we're challenging you to make the transition from summer styles to fall favourites.
If you're not someone that swaps out your wardrobe from season-to-season, now's the time to start! Even if you have plenty of room in your drawers or closet, rotating items between the seasons helps you have a clear picture of what's right for right now when getting dressed in the morning. Plus, old favourites feel fresh and new when you only unpack them for half the year.
To get started, go through every drawer and rack in your wardrobe and pick out anything that was definitely meant for the warmer summer months, but you didn't wear. Those shorts that felt a bit too short? That short-sleeved blouse with a hole at the hem? That tricky dress with the open back? If they didn't make an appearance on you this summer, then it's time to say goodbye - pack them up and swap them with friends or donate to a worthy cause.
Next, figure out what items in your closet are 100% meant for the summer season. For example:
- Items with summery prints, like tropical flowers, popsicles, pineapples, and palm trees
- Shorts and capris
- Lightweight dresses, blouses and tops
- Dresses you can't wear with tights or leggings
Once you've identified what items you definitely won't be transitioning through the cooler months, pick a storage solution of your choice. For example, vacuum bags are a great way to pack up a lot of clothing into a compact space. You can also go for plastic bins, or stash the items in an unused closet in your home. Heck, even a cardboard box will do in a pinch.
Be sure to keep a few transitional pieces for those surprise warmer days. Summery tops that can be layered or ankle-length pants that look nice with a sweater, to cite just a few examples, are okay to keep handy. The goal here is to cull the stuff you know won't be worn for the next six months.
Once your wardrobe is cleared out of warmer weather clothing, your next step is to take a look at what's left for fall and winter and see if there are any gaps, or things that need refreshing. While you're at it, see if your Ever Rose wish list fits with any pieces you may have forgotten about!
Don't forget to repeat this process come spring. Haul out your summer wear and pack up those particularly heavy sweaters, cords, boots, and so on, but feel free to keep some transitional items - like a lightweight sweater or rain boots - handy for the unpredictable spring season.