Tips for your summer wardrobe
Summer is the perfect time to re-vamp and re-organise your wardrobe. It’s time to pack away your woolen jumpers and corduroy trousers and replace them with flowing maxi dresses, chiffon blouses, denim shorts and sweet summer dresses – finally!
Mostly, you will find that you have loads more space compared to your winter wardrobe, with all of its heavy coats and thick blazers, but we shouldn’t forget to factor in things like floppy sun hats and giant beach bags, which can be just as cumbersome if not stored correctly.
First things first, it’s time to put your winter clothes into storage. We are huge fans of those vacuum storage bags – they protect your clothes from the elements, so they can be safely stored in the loft or under the bed without any trouble. That being said, they inevitably crease your clothing no matter how carefully you pack them. This will mean that you will likely need to have these items ironed or dry cleaned before you wear them again – luckily, we’re on hand to make this happen! Just be sure to factor this in when you are unpacking your winter wardrobe again (hopefully not too soon).
Once this is done, we recommend taking everything out of your wardrobe and drawers and giving them a thorough clean – you would be surprised at how much lint and dust collects in cupboards, even over a short amount of time. Now that your storage spaces and sparkling and clean, you can have a fresh start to a new season!
Summer clothes can require more care than hardier winter clothes. Check all of your silk, chiffon, and other delicate fabrics and put aside any that need a bit of repairing. If you’re not massively into sewing, we do offer an alterations and repairs service for this very occasion! Also, wash any clothes that have been in storage and could do with freshening up. Once this is done, you are ready to start building your beautiful wardrobe!
Obviously, you should organise your wardrobe in a way that makes the most sense to you. If yo make it your own, you will feel much better about keeping it that way. Generally, we do it in sections by garment type, then sort by colour within those sections. Summer shoes take up less room, but you might want a separate storage space (maybe a bin, box, or a big bag you can hang on a hanger) to put things like flip flops and jellies in. Especially if you have plans to go to the beach – anything that might get sandy should be kept separate for obvious reasons. You can use a big weekend bag (for all those city breaks we’re willing into existence this summer!) to store smaller bags, creating a Russian doll situation with your bags. If you don’t think it will clutter your bedroom, it is quite nice to have lovely summer hats on display to give a bit of simple seasonal flair – either on a hook or a mannequin head. However, if you’re into your minimalism, a pretty hat box might be the way to go.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this post, and that it helps you to make your summer wardrobe your own!