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5 ways to transition your wardrobe for autumn/winter

May 04, 2018 By Southpoint Tuggeranong

The cooler months are upon us here in Canberra, and whether we like it or not; it's going to start getting pretty cold fairly soon.

This means it's time to put those swimmers and beach dresses away, and start making room in your wardrobes for your cold weather jackets, coats and autumn/winter accessories!

Although many of us prefer summer for it's warm weather, during autumn and winter, we are given an opportunity to experiment with a lot more in our wardrobe - from prints, to patterns, layers and different fabrics.

Today we are sharing with you how you can transition your wardrobe for autumn/ winter with 5 simple tips. 1. Do a major closet edit
Whilst the thought of cleaning out your entire closet can be anxiety inducing and very time consuming, it can also be super beneficial for helping you determine your wardrobe for the coming season.

Before the start of the season, set aside time to go through your wardrobe and work though it to see what items you are going to keep, donate or replace. This is really important in helping you determine what items you need to purchase more of, and what things you own enough of.

It's important to be quite strict with yourself during this process, and ensure that you're not holding onto things just for the sake of it!

2. Take care of your Autumn/Winter clothing
There is nothing worse than getting to the beginning of the season, pulling all your autumn/winter knits and jackets out of the cupboard and then realising they have moth holes in them or a couple of stains from when you last wore them.

The trick to making your autumn/winter wardrobe last is to ensure you look after your pieces, all year round. At the end of the cooler seasons, if you have clothing that needs to go to the dry-cleaners then make a big pile and get them all cleaned before you need to wear them again when winter rolls around. This will save you time and stress when it does come to the cooler months and you need to start wearing your knits again.

Also go through and make a list of clothing that needs to be repaired or replaced, and ensure that instead of spending money on new pieces, you are looking after the ones you already have.

3. Repurpose summer clothing for the cooler months
Have you got a particular dress or playsuit that you love wearing in the warmer months but just can't seem to bear not wearing when it's colder?

Leave them out and instead layer them with other garments in your wardrobe to make them appropriate for wearing in the cooler months! Tank tops and singlets are also great for layering underneath garments when it's really cold, and some skirts can also be paired with a pair of leggings or tights too.


4. Identify what's missing from your wardrobe
Preparing your wardrobe for Autumn/Winter isn't just about getting rid of things. It's also a great time to determine what items you need to ADD into your wardrobe as well. It's important to first go through your wardrobe and edit it, and then decide what items you need to purchase.

Make a list of what you need and head to the shops with a clear mindset, focused just on those items you need and nothing more. This way you will hit the shops prepared, and won't spend over your budget.

5. Organsie your wardrobe 
Finally, once you have done your wardrobe edit, and purchased new items - it's time to reorganise your wardrobe so it's easy to access all items in your closet.

When your wardrobe is organised well, it means dressing for day to day wear can become a lot easier as well. Store everything that needs to be hung on hangers (even t-shirts), so you know exactly what options you have. Keeping everything in sight will mean that you don't keep opting to wear the same pair of jeans and a t-shirt!

The idea of preparing your wardrobe for autumn/winter can be quite daunting, but we guarantee that if you follow these 5 simple tips, you will be able to easily edit and prepare your wardrobe for the cooler months ahead!

Head to the South.Point Store Directory to start making your list of where to purchase your new wardrobe pieces!

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