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5 Tips for Switching Your Wardrobe Between the Seasons

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Woman sits on couch by hanging clothes surrounded by more clothing holding and looking at two different hats
Woman sits on couch by hanging clothes surrounded by more clothing holding and looking at two different hats

The grass is always greener on the other side, and that seems especially true when it comes to the seasons.

When it’s cold and gray, all we can seem to dream of is summer and swimsuits – we even beg to remember what it feels like to be hot! But then by July, you are scowling at the sun and already dreaming of sweaters and upcoming fall trends.

Thankfully, we can always count on the seasons changing—and our clothing changing with them!

Even though it is super fun to get a little closet-refresh with every new season, sometimes it can be an exasperating transition. Figuring out where to put off-season clothes and how to organize in-season ones isn’t always so easy.

Take a look at these five tips to make changing around your wardrobe smooth and simple so you can focus on the fashion, not the frustration, of the new season.

1. Pare down your pieces.

Take the changing season as a chance to get rid of clothes you don’t need or want anymore. That way, things that you don’t use aren’t crowding up your closet or eating up storage space.

2. Go through each piece one-by-one.

Take a cue from the Marie Kondo method and go through each piece in your wardrobe one by one. Decide if you will use the item through the season (the next three months). Consider practical factors like weather and also factors like seasonal fashion rules.

Even though rules like “no white after Labor Day” might not be set in stone anymore, you might want to take another look if you’re stocking up on ski jackets for a summer in Florida.

3. Find a space out of the way.

Once you have your off-season clothes gathered, find a space to dedicate to off-season pieces.

Seal up your clothes so they can rest free from being bothered by pests like moths. Include labels wherever it isn’t obvious which container holds which clothing so you can grab single items quickly if you end up needing something mid-season.

A custom closet storing organized men's and women's clothing with a dark wood design.

4. Designate a “year-round” section of your closet. 

Keeping a portion of your closet reserved for things you wear year-round (think baseball caps, jeans, uniforms, etc.) can make transitioning your wardrobe from season to season even easier.

When you go through your closet before each new season, you won’t have to waste time going through the clothes you wear year-round. You will also have a closet system that helps you understand how many seasonal clothes you have or need.

5. Strategize your storage spaces

Plan your storage spaces out to be used to your advantage when the seasons change.

Installing extra cabinets in a subtle corner for off-season pieces or customizing your closet to account for each season’s wardrobe changes means that your home will always have the exact storage you need. More Space Place’s designers can work alongside you so you don’t have to find a way to just “make” your home’s storage “work” – your storage can be built with you in mind!

With custom storage, the changing of your wardrobe can be just as natural as the changing of the seasons. Find the More Space Place experts near you and schedule a free in-home consultation today!  

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