Autumn capsule: preparation

 

2017-09-17 Autumn

There’s a chill in the air, a diminishing of leaves on the trees and my summer clothes are beginning to feel inadequate – autumn is coming!

Personally, I love autumn – or fall for my US readers :-). I like the excuse to snuggle into warmer clothes, dust off my boots and start lighting candles again. Hygge becomes my watchword and all this without the biting cold and rain of winter.

In time-honoured fashion, I will start the preparations for my autumn capsule:

  1. Review my summer clothes – what worked and why; what didn’t and why
  2. Decide what clothes I will carry into my autumn capsule – what will my key base colour be? And my accent colours?
  3. Review for gaps – shop my wardrobe before hitting the actual shops, though!
  4. Thoroughly clean my wardrobe
  5. Wash and iron my summer clothes before putting them away
  6. Hang up my autumn clothes.

Oh, the satisfaction of surveying a clean, empty wardrobe! For me, this is the epitome of a curated capsule. I’m being choosy about what to put into my fresh, clean wardrobe and treating it like a rail in a boutique.

2017-09-17b Empty wardrobe, cleaned

Speaking of which, I find using a clothing rail to transition from one capsule to the next is really handy. I can look at both capsules at once – making it easier to review. And it helps give an overview of my new capsule, seeing what colours and styles jump out.

2017-09-17a Review of summer capsule

Then, the same process with my shoes.

2017-09-17d Summer capsule, shoes

I’m good to go. Next week, I’ll go into a little more detail about the capsule – what’s in and what’s out. Anyone joining me this autumn? I’d love to hear. Have a great week 🙂

  6 comments for “Autumn capsule: preparation

  1. September 17, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    All great tips. We have suggested the use of a clothing rod in several of our posts. Personally I use one every time I do laundry. So much flexibility and nice way to finish drying clothes. We also use it for each time we pack for travel. Lastly, it is our “hanging space” in a guest room in lieu of a traditional closet system. To me, a huge part of living with less is having items that do multi duty.-Laurel

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    • September 17, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      Hi Laurel, thanks so much for reading and commenting 🙂 You’re absolutely right about have multi-duty objects. I find my rail great for planning what to pack when I’m travelling, for steaming my clothes, for reviewing one capsule and planning another. And even handier that it can be collapsed and stored away easily. But I ever thought of using it in the guest room – genius! I’m going to try that the next time we have visitors! Thanks a million, L x

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  2. September 17, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Oh my, what a beautiful wardrobe! I’m a bit jealous as I’m sharing a small closet at the moment and it’s a bit cramped and hard to see my clothes. You are giving me *life goals*!

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  3. September 17, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Thanks so much for reading and commenting 🙂 Yes, I’m very fortunate to have such a lovely wardrobe. It makes a capsule wardrobe much easier to attain as I can see what I have, nothing is bunched together and therefore I’m much more likely to wear everything in turn. Love the ‘life goals’!!! Lxx

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  4. brian murray
    September 18, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Hi Lorraine. Good article as always. I now feel more prepared for autumn even though we half way through the season ! I wish my wardrobes were that clean. Look forward to next weeks blog. Xx Brian.

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  5. September 19, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Hi Brian, thanks for reading and commenting 🙂 I can clearly see you cleaning out your wardrobes this weekend!!! Good luck with your autumn clothes, Lxxx

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