If you’re anything like me, you have a good amount of clothes that you’ve never worn, clothes you’ve worn once then realized you hated, and clothes you have worn so much that they are literally falling apart at the seams— leaving you approximately four decent, wearable outfits.
Don’t freak out! Your wardrobe conundrum doesn’t have to be so depressing this fall; just tweak your list of autumn traditions – pumpkin beer and lattes, haunted walks and candy corn – and add in a wardrobe do-over. Because, let’s face it, nothing beats cozy knit sweaters and dresses, patterned stockings and ankle boots.
But let’s take it one step at a time. Before you can buy yourself some new closet staples, you’re going to need to make room by emptying out that closest. Seem like a daunting task? It doesn’t have to be. Here are a few fashion solutions:
1. Turn your old frocks into DIY crafts
If you’re crafty and your life isn’t just a series of Pinterest fails like mine, then why not do something cool with that old pair of jeans? I’ve seen everything from necktie lampshades to lamps decorated with patterned blouses to denim fabric baskets. For my military spouses in the midst of a deployment (you are incredible, by the way!), here’s a perfect opportunity to keep busy and be productive. Just make sure you have some hot apple cider to sip on while you’re crafting to get the full fall effect.