Whether we would like to accept it or not, Autumn has arrived. Dark mornings and chilly nights are on us, so we need to adjust our wardrobes accordingly. So if you have not already turned over a new leaf and started planning your winter wardrobe essentials, then we have come up with ten tips to assist you get started.
2. Take Note of Everything You Have
Curate a listing of all the category gaps you have recognised while traveling through your attire, such as items you don’t have enough of need to update. Identify key investment bits you need and budget for them, such as shoes, knits, coats and bags or some other basics that require replacing. Think of special events you have coming up and if you have to buy anything special for these. Also, think back to everything you wore in preceding years and when these appearances can be carried on to this season and still look chic.
Get online and look at your favourite web stores and see their most recent autumn/winter collection. See what fashions and trends are in this year and begin scouting the best and most cost effective version of every item that you require online. Spending some time beforehand figuring out which portions will make the biggest difference to your existing wardrobe will help save you money and time in the long term.
4. Make an Inspiration Board
Use Pinterest, your favourite websites, lookbooks and internet shops to curate your favourite style inspirations and also to determine what you need your general appearance to be for this season. What items, colours, materials and silhouettes are you going to go for? Examine the images and then edit and tweak until you’ve created an overall vibe that is suitable for you.
5. Evaluate Your Lifestyle
The best wardrobe should not only reflect your personal style, but also your lifestyle. For example, corporate wear and heels will not be quite as appropriate if you work at home or spend daily on the go. What you wear should compliment with how you live. Make sure that you look throughout your social program for the forthcoming season. Do you have any holidays planned? What activities are you going to need outfits for? What occasions do you have coming up? Group your clothes into groups to work out about how many outfits you need for your season. People are inclined to be less social in the colder months so take this into account; you may want less formal and more casual outfits.
6. Adhere to some Colour Story
For convenience and practicality, the vast majority of what you wear should be in a neutral color palette of blacks, greys, whites and nudes, which allows for optimal mixing and fitting that will keep your wardrobe feeling fresh. Add delight to neutrals this year with texture and structure. Fall and Winter clothing choices tend to be more monochrome, however, if color is your preference then consider tones of navy, khaki, magenta, maroon and vibrant red, which can be excellent additions to neutral tones. Pastels are also big again this season as are gem tones of emerald green, sapphire blue and bright orange.
7. Quality Over Quantity
You need to aim to get a little wardrobe of high-quality key pieces and cheap essentials which can coexist together superbly to offer you your personal personality. You have heard it before, but less is always more. Start looking for quality bits over a lot of on-trend products. And remember healthy is everything. There are some core go-to pieces that a women’s autumn/winter wardrobe shouldn’t be without, such as a fantastic sweater, pair of jeans, blazer, jacket, blouse and long sleeve apparel, but adhere to what styles work best for you and keep it refreshing in unexpected and inventive ways.
8. Seasonal Updates
Also known as ‘the fun stuff, buying on-trend items must be obtained in moderation. It is still okay to get a few trendy pieces to take your center wardrobe through each season and to give your wardrobe a refreshing lift. Consider purchasing sports luxe, minimalist and masculine in addition to graphic prints in bold colours, oriental and stripe varieties.
9. Buy Only What You Love
Once you have clearly defined your overall style direction for the season, it is time to go shopping! Careful consideration of everything you need beforehand will prevent impulse purchases and overspending. You should love everything you buy and every piece should compliment your style and the remainder of your wardrobe. Winter garments can be expensive so you need them be able to be carried through to the next year.
10. Produce Some Go-To Appears
After all the shopping is finished, familiarise yourself with your new wardrobe and spend some time putting together as many different outfits as possible for each scenario. Focus on detail such as styling and accessories, and experimentation together with your inspiration disposition board. Snap pictures of your own outfits to reference later on, and to make getting up on these colder mornings a little easier.