So winter is approaching and nothing from last year seems current anymore. You need an update but don’t have the cash for a complete overhaul. Not to fear cause today I’m sharing my tips on recycling some of your summer buys this Fall and Winter.
From the waist up: Turtle Necks
Most of your summer essentials are probably going to be strapless, spaghetti strapped or at the best case (for the colder months), short sleeved. So here’s the cycle. You recognize they can’t keep you warm, throw them to the back of the closet, or put them in storage. And then what? You buy more clothes, because last year’s looks just aren’t quite 2018 enough. Well here’s the good news, particularly if you’re also tight on space, keep them in your closet cause we’re giving them a fresh new look for Fall. They were on trend over the summer, and they will continue to be, because 2018’s silhouettes are 2018 silhouettes. The only difference will be a sleeve here and there. So how do we update them for Fall? Well that’s tip number 1. Turtle Necks.
Turtle necks will be your best friend when it comes to layering over the colder months. They work well with just about every other neckline and sleeve length layered over them. And are affordable enough for you to get a few colors to match all of your outfits. They also give a touch of personal style . Your summer fabrics may have been quite light weight and airy, so you can choose a turtle neck in an appropriate weight to add warmth to your ensemble. (I snagged mine at Aritizia)
Your lower half: tights, leggings and boots
So we’ve covered your upper half, but how do you get away with the shorts and skirts you’ve been wearing all summer? Well a good pair of tight will do the trick. Throw in a higher height boot and you’re all set. Having just moved to Toronto from a warmer climate I’ve personally put this to the test and it passed with distinction. But don’t forget some warm socks!
Keeping it On Trend
There may be a Fall trend that you want to incorporate like animal print, corduroy, velvet or anything that didn’t appear over summer. Add it in your accessories, coat, or shoes, as I have. This way you only spend on one item and still achieve the look throughout the season. Would you have guessed that this was a recycled Summer dress or do I look Fall ready?