Written by contributor Hayley Morgan of The Tiny Twig.
After sweating it out all summer, I am looking forward to bundling up in turtlenecks and tweeds, knits and beautiful scarves. Something about the jewel tones, rich textures, and luxurious layers call to me after the skimpy and casual summer months.
However, as much as I look forward to the autumn attire, I also miss the ease and simplicity of summer dressing. Good news, though, with a few suggestions you can keep your fall and winter wardrobe as easy as your summer clothes.
Long ago, I decided I wasn’t going to be a hoarder of clothes. My closet is smaller than my husband’s, and I rarely try on more than one outfit in the morning. There are plenty of stressful things in life, but getting dressed should not be stressful. I have learned what works for my body and what kind of clothes I really wear. Those are the two biggest things to pay attention to when shopping.
Does this work with your body type? Does this fit your preferences/what you normally wear? I know what what looks nice on me. I know my preferences–such as, I don’t like synthetic materials, because they make me clammy.
Do you know your answers to these questions?
I also like to think in formulas. A skinny jean, a workshirt, and a cute structured knit make me feel put together yet comfortable. If you think in formulas, you don’t need as many items of clothing.
For this fall, I’m loving brights and layers. Chambray, structured knits, and skinny jeans will find their way into my fall wardrobe. As fall turns to winter, I’ll add chunkier sweaters, even more layers, and boots. It’s easy to transition your closet when you’ve shopped thoughtfully.
If you’d like to find out more about how I create, curate, and maintain an easy wardrobe, check out my eBook The No Brainer Wardrobe. It is 80 pages of ideas including how to shop discount stores and thrift stores, how to put together outfits, and how to know what works best with your body type.
What staples will you be adding to your wardrobe? Do you have any formulas for your clothes?