Four simple tips for organising your wardrobe this winter
With the cooler season finally upon us, it’s important to get that winter wardrobe organised. Below are my four simple tips to help.
1. Edit your winter wardrobe
Firstly, it sounds obvious, but it’s important to go through your wardrobe and create a winter edit. You wont be needing those fresh summer dresses in the thick of winter (sadly), so free up your wardrobe by simply moving these pieces to the back or side of your closet, or put them into storage in your home. Making this change, allows you to concentrate on your winter wardrobe and gives you plenty of room for those bulky coats we love and rely on so much.
Once you have finished your winter edit, take the time to assess your clothing and outfits. Are there any possessions you own that haven’t been worn since last year, and can be donated to charity? Be ruthless - and cull where needed. Once you have discarded the old, you can bring in the new. Are there any staple pieces missing from your wardrobe that you need to invest in? The start of the season is the perfect time to add those favourites to your winter edit so you can get optimum wear out of them without feeling guilty - especially boots and coats!
2. Categorise by colours and type
Creating order is one of the easiest ways to organise your winter wardrobe. Categorising by colour and style is always the best option for example:
Coats - Black, navy, blush, white, etc.
Blazers - Black, navy, blush, white, etc.
Shirts - Black, navy, blush, white, etc.
Black - Coats, blazers, shirts, dresses, etc.
Navy - Coats, blazers, shirts, dresses, etc.
Blush - Coats, blazers, shirts, dresses, etc.
White - Coats, blazers, shirts, dresses, etc.
This simple step literally makes your clothing much more accessible and organised, rather than wasting time hunting high and low for that silk white shirt you know is hiding away in your wardrobe somewhere.
Tip: Winter mornings are chilly, set aside five minutes every evening to put together your outfit for the next morning. Place it at the front of our wardrobe ready to go!
3. Fold away
When it comes to your winter wardrobe, you are faced with lots more knitwear and denim. Make sure you fold all your knitwear, don’t hang it - it will stretch and move out of shape. If you are lacking drawer or storage space, fold your knitwear in half (shoulder to shoulder) and drape it over a hanger.
Tip: When it comes to knitwear my biggest rule is to invest in 100% cashmere or merino wool - it will keep you cosy and last season to season.
4. Return everything to its place
Lastly, over winter you naturally have less space in your wardrobe, due to bulkier pieces like knits and coats. Make a conscious effort to keep your wardrobe in order and organised by returning everything to it’s place after you have worn it. From boots and statement bags, to jeans, knit and coats - they all need a specific place. Don’t get into a routine of throwing them back in your closet - otherwise you will be back at point one! Make the effort to give your wardrobe a refresh once a week on a Sunday evening, ready to power through the week ahead with ease and in style.