Would you like to know one of our key tricks for looking stylish season after season? It’s not particularly sexy we’re afraid! The trick? Pre-preparation.
It’s hard to dress smartly when your wardrobe hasn't caught up with the weather. Temperatures can change very quickly, which is why it’s so important to make sure you’re ready for autumn/winter before summer is really at an end.
If you haven’t yet thought about what your wardrobe is going to look like over the coming season, now is the time to start planning. Not sure where to start? No problem: we’ve shared some tips below.
Complete a wardrobe audit
The first step to a well-prepared A/W wardrobe is to take a good look at what you’ve got already. Consider what you have that’s made to last, what needs replacing and what needs some TLC before it can be worn again. A proper wardrobe audit includes getting rid of any unneeded items, making a note of any new things you need and ensuring that everything in your wardrobe is clean and properly stored.
Do a run to the dry cleaners
Ever looked for your overcoat on the first really cold day of the season only to find that it’s in desperate need of freshening up? Avoid this by taking any dry cleaning to be done now. That way it’ll be ready to jump into action the moment you need it.
Take action if anything that needs mending or tailoring
If you find anything that needs repairing or refitting, act on it right away. The sooner you take these garments to the tailor, the sooner they’ll be back in your wardrobe rotation.
Get fitted for seasonal items now
Think it’s too early to be fitted for a new overcoat or dinner jacket? You might be surprised! Now is actually the ideal time to pay a visit to your tailor to discuss any seasonal tailoring you have in mind. It typically takes around six weeks to complete a bespoke tailoring order, so garments you order now will be ready just in time for the weather to get really cold.
Want to start the autumn/winter season with a sharper look? Let’s talk about how to make that happen.