Sunday, 16 October 2011
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.
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.
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?
Pack away anything you're firm about not wearing this Winter, follow my packing tips in this previous post here.
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.
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!
More posts on Winter dressing: