Realized it was time to move some of my seasonal clothes today when I was tempted to wear white linen pants. I’ve always heard no white after Labor Day and for reasons, I can’t explain, it’s a habit for many of us to live by this rule.
This is a hard one in Georgia because it’s still 90 something degrees outside and I would personally like to extend the life of white linen until Thanksgiving.
Don’t worry, the first day of autumn isn’t until September 23rd, so we have another week to wear our white linen before fall is officially announced although, I have heard that it will be cooler by the weekend, so ladies, it’s time to start thinking about what’s in our closets!
As you start making seasonal changes in your wardrobe, take a few minute to move things not needed for fall to the back of your closet. If you don’t have time to go through everything today, keep it simple and move things in stages. Today it’s white or light colored linen pants, move them to the back of your closet. Then as you find other things you think are too summery to wear after the first day of autumn you can box these things up or just move them towards the back of the closet for now. You may also come across things that just didn’t make it through this season, go ahead and let them go, even the favorites. Keeps you from having to see these again when you pull things out next year.
The goal is to only have out what you are using at any given point. This makes it easier to get dressed every day and gives you more room in your closet to keep things nice and neat. It’s easy to get overwhelmed if you stand in the closet for 20 minutes a day trying to find something to wear. Keep it simple!
Remember these tips for kid’s closets too.
Purge things that are torn or that no longer fit. Donate, share, swap or sell items you no longer need to make room for the new items. It’s a good time to also inventory what might need to be purchased to complete an outfit – if you know ahead what you need – you can buy with purpose.
Small changes make a huge difference. Today it was moving white linen pants to the back of my closet. What about you?
Kelly Mott, Mott Interior Solutions