Hi folks. It is wonderfully fall, in all its glory, now. Since we came back from camping, I’ve been loving the crisp mornings. Hubby has been golfing although with frost delayed tee off times on some mornings. And I’ve been walking up a storm. Even one morning setting off in my wooly hat, gloves, and wearing long underwear under my light sweat pants. And when I’m not walking I’ve been layering up in sweaters et al. So… it surely must be time for my fall wardrobe edit.
I’ve been planning to do a fall version of Allison Bornstein’s “Closet Editing System” for a while. I had such good success doing my spring/summer edit. You can read that post here, if you’re interested. But it seems that lately I’ve been so busy worrying about wearing my fall clothes, trying to cram as many fall outfits into my life as I can. Wearing cashmere sweaters, chunky turtlenecks, and light jackets whenever I leave the house. That I kind of forgot about the closet edit. So before the really cool weather comes and the snow flies, I’d better get that fall wardrobe edit done.
Just to review quickly, Allison’s closet editing and organizing system has five steps.
Step 1: Pull out your closet “regulars.” Those pieces which you love and reach for again and again. Identifying these will help you to identify your “signature style.”
Step 2: Identify those pieces which you “never wear.” Even if you love them, if you don’t wear them they go in this pile.
Step 3: Categorize your “never wears” into three subcategories.
a) No, No, No Pieces. You don’t like or want to wear them. This is the pile you will consign or donate.
b) Not Now Pieces. You are just taking a break from these pieces for now for whatever reason. Store these or just put them back in your closet.
c) How Pieces. These are pieces you don’t wear because you can’t figure out how to style them.
Step 4: Spend some time trying to style your “how” pieces by pairing them with your regulars.
Step 5: Organize your closet into sections to enable you to see what you have more easily. For me that means hanging like with like: jackets and blazers, sweaters, shirts, tees, jeans, dress pants, skirts and dresses.
So. Yesterday I began my fall wardrobe edit. And filmed the process. But halfway through I realized that the system wasn’t going to work for me this time as it did in the spring. You can see what I mean when you watch the video below. I should warn you to refresh your cup of tea or coffee. This one is fairly long. Hope you enjoy it anyway.
So, yeah. I told you it was long. The process didn’t quite go as planned. But that’s a good thing. It seems that I didn’t need as much help with my fall clothes as I did with my spring/summer ones. My fall wardrobe is pretty… well… healthy.
I was going to edit out the section where Hubby comes in from his golfing. He’s all ruddy-faced from being out in the sunshine and fresh air all day, and wearing his grubby clothes. But I decided, in the pursuit of full disclosure, you should know why I’ve totally stopped trying to reform him. He wears what he wants, and so do I. Ha. There’s also a bit where I couldn’t get the camera to turn off, but I left that in for comic relief.
I think I will do a coat edit one day soon. Just for my own interest. Especially since I scoffed at those other vloggers who have so many coats. I might surprise myself and have way more than I think.
And since we’re going back into partial lock-down, I thought I would start a monthly feature. A video about nothing much but what Hubby and I have been doing with our lives. No matter how boring that might be. Probably will be, in fact. Perhaps it will make you think that your life is très exciting compared to mine. And that would be another good thing, wouldn’t it?
To all my Canadian friends Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your turkey. And stay home people. Celebrate with your loved ones… the ones you live with.. and keep us all safe. And to the rest of you lovely people, I hope you are staying safe too. And have a wonderful October weekend.
Joining Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb for her #IWillWearWhatILike link-up. Check it out here.