It’s the change of a season and you’re dreading it because you can see the numbers adding up as all of your clothes will have to be replaced. Wrong! There are ways that you can season proof your clothing so that what you wear in the summer is still viable in the winter and vice versa. Add accessories to your outfits and make them last through several months and utilize basic items already in your closet for the maximum saving power.
Accessories are a girls’ best friend, so use them! Accessories come in all different styles – belts, purses, necklaces or anything you use to complement an outfit is considered an accessory. Use your accessories throughout the seasons to match your outfits. In the winter time add a scarf to your outfit – it will keep you warm and exude fashion sense. Do not be afraid to be bold in your statements. By reusing accessories, you will be creating new looks inspired by the season change. Utilize scarves and darker purses with your summer wardrobe and the change will be pleasing.
Back to Basics
Mix and match your basics. We all have basic items in our closets, whether it is a pair of black pants, your go to pair of jeans or a t- shirt collection. These basics carry over to the different seasons without any trouble. Mix and match with these basics for different color combinations that will last all year long.
In the cooler months, you can layer tees and create a new look that way. Sweaters can be layered over your basics in months where you feel a little cool then removed when the weather warms up. T- shirts can still be worn on most days. If the weather is a little chilly, wrap a sweater around you or layer your tees over a long sleeved shirt. The same can be said for your dresses. Pull a nice cardigan on or a blazer and transform the dress into a new piece for the fall.
The same remains true for skirts, wear tights under your skirt when it gets too cold out to go bare legged, pair it with some boots to complement the outfit.
Cotton items are good for all seasons and so are other textiles such as silk and satin. Light wool can typically be worn year round as well. Neutral colors are your best bet for basic items and include beige, tan, black, white and grey.
Keep a few coordinating accessories in your closet along with a few basic items that are neutral in color. Many different types of fabrics can be worn year round such as cotton and silk. Using the above tips will make sure you are ready for foliage weather