Preparing your wardrobe for Winter.


When I wake up for college it's near pitch black outside which can only mean one thing: Winter is coming. It's my least favourite season but last year I successfully managed to look half decent, usually during winter I look like a potato as I pile on as many cardigans and t-shirts as possible. It's difficult to wean yourself into the cold when you don't have a specific Winter wardrobe. I've wrote this with the intention that it'll help you prepare for winter and not panic, unlike me who nearly cries hysterically at the idea of snow and ice.

Step 1.
Pull out everything in your wardrobe and start to create piles of definite Summer clothes, Winter clothes and clothes that could be worn either way. Focus on fabric specially, wool and cashmere are perfect for Winter but your cotton cardigan probably won't add much warmth. In England it does get very cold but if you live somewhere warmer you might easily get away with an Autumn coat.

Step 2.
Create outfits with the clothes you've chosen, instead of trying them on you can save time by simply placing them on a flat surface. Be realistic when you're piecing these together, would you really go outside with just tights on? Do you prefer jeans in Winter? How many layers did you wear last year?

Step 3.
Pack away anything you're firm about not wearing this Winter, follow my packing tips in this previous post here.

Step 4.
Note down what you haven't got and what needs replacing, be brutal and throw away your gloves that have holes in and spend money on a quality pair. Also, never rely on only one pair of tights or jeans. If you can afford then buy it in pairs if they're your favourite.

Step 5.
Go window shopping to browse the prices and variety of designs. Afterwards you can buy them all and relax because you're ready for Winter!

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12 comments:

SaryWalrus said...

This is a great post for me, but mostly for Summer. I'm horrible at dressing for Summer.

Cherish said...

Agh, I wish I could use this info right now...

It's nearing the end of spring here in Australia and already it reached 33 C today.

Julietslace said...

You both have my sympathy! It sounds hot out there.

Phells said...

I can't tell how much I'll be needing to pack up my summer clothes this year. It's gone from proper fall chill to the height of summer and back in a course of three weeks over here!

Lolitadewdrop said...

I'm not really starting winter now, be we are definitely having a season change here, this weekend has been terribly hot for the first time in months. Thank you for the great post!

Kitty Lovett; The Unadulterated Cat said...

"if you live in California you might easily get away with an Autumn coat"

You have never been to the cold, damn reaches of what is the majority of California, have you? XD

Excellent post, Amy. I am also terribad at dressing for summer. I try to stay inside, since the heat makes me so ill. I come out again in March, and go back into hiding in November.

Julietslace said...

@ Phells, we had a brief Indian Summer here in England I don't suppose you live here too?

@ Kitty, my friend who lives in Yorkshire with me told me that the California "Winter" is nothing compared to ours. Then again if you lived in California I guess you wouldn't be used to much cold? Bah I know nothing.

I get heat stroke every year :/ lets hibernate together.

Kitty Lovett; The Unadulterated Cat said...

about a mile away from the famous beaches, California becomes the same as Washington and Oregon - cold, soggy and miserable. And apparently California smells like rotting fish. According to my ex who lives there.

Julietslace said...

Oh God no, I hate fish D:

AislingChild said...

It's summer I hate xD I'm really bad at remembering to put on sun cream and I find myself unable to resist velvet then frying alive...

But perhaps another reason I'm biased towards Winter is it's my birthday season.

PandoraDelcour said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so glad to see this post. It's exactly what I've been looking for!

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Forve said...

Nice)