Five Tips for planning your Autumn/Winter Wardrobe…

Five Tips for planning your Autumn/Winter Wardrobe...

It’s time. Time to plan your Autumn/Winter wardrobe. To pack away the summer clothes and sandals, dig out your Chelsea boots and big cosy knits. It’s time to look forward to Sunday morning walks wrapped up with a hot chocolate in hand. For cosy movie afternoons and the sun flare which just looks so beautiful in the mornings. I’m wishing for bright blue skies, sunshine and a bed of orange crunchy leaves underfoot.

I’ve had so many questions on Instagram lately about my wardrobe declutter which I shared on stories last weekend so I thought I would share my top tips for planning your autumn/winter wardrobe with you. It isn’t always about buying new, but making the most of what we have and adding a few key items. Here goes…

1. Clean out your wardrobe…

Firstly grab a coffee and then get started on a really good wardrobe detox. Think yes, no, maybe and definitely no. I love helping friends with this so maybe ask a friend to help you if you’re a little unsure. I actually quite like to do it each season, a little bit of therapy on a rainy Sunday afternoon maybe even whilst Mr H cooks a roast. Have a really good rummage through your wardrobe, pull everything out so that you can see all the pieces and start to think about what you enjoy wearing, what doesn’t make you so happy anymore or feel uncomfortable in. 

2. Look at what you already have…

I think it’s important to remember that trends change but you always need the classics, the basics in your wardrobe. Those pieces you can update with a new accessory, a different top or even a shoe. I tend to have a wardrobe for every season and then a few pieces which follow me throughout the year and a few on trend items that I sneak in past Mr H (who am I kidding there’s no hiding things from good old Mr H). The bits that follow me through the year… a Chelsea boot, midi dress, a blazer, a midi skirt, a cosy knit (or 3), denim skirt and a coat. 

3. Make an inspiration board…

Whether you go old school and use a pin board with cut outs from magazines (did anyone else do this as a child?) or create an A/W Fashion Shopping Board on Pinterest – be inspired. I still love to flick through magazines, but also now you’ll find me scrolling my favourite Instagram pages, whether it be a fashion blogger, a brand or fashion magazine. You’ll see me taking style inspiration from many spaces but adding a touch of me to how I wear it. My style icons are Carrie Bradshaw, Sienna Miller and Kate Moss. I am forever wish for my Paris moment. A girl can dream right?

4. Seasonal trends…

I always find I have far more in my wardrobe than I remember, let’s face it we have just had 5 months of sunshine so my cosy knits have been hidden away since April. They all need a dusting off and now is the time – It’s easy to forget what you have. I love to scroll back through my camera roll to see the previous years A/W outfits – and pull out the clothes that I loved wearing. Sometimes you just need to add one or two pieces rather than buying the whole of Zara or Topshop! Let’s face it we’d all love to buy a new wardrobe as each new season blossoms but honestly, who has that budget? Not me.

5. Buy what you love…

Wear only what makes you happy. Buy what you love but don’t be afraid to try something new. A slight twist on your usual style, a different colour or even print. Some people like a capsule wardrobe whereas that doesn’t quite work for me, however I do like to have the basics covered. And if you’re unsure, keep it simple stupid – as I once heard someone say.

Five Tips for planning your Autumn/Winter Wardrobe... Five Tips for planning your Autumn/Winter Wardrobe...

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If you’d like to read more of my fashion posts then you can find them here – you’ll find a mixture of style tips, outfits I have worn, shopping lists and more. And don’t forget to follow my Style Loves page on the blog for all my latest picks from the high street. Right now you’ll find my favourite midi skirts!

 

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