Preparing Your Wardrobe for the Festive Season

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The month of December can be an intense one; it has a habit of taking over our social calendars while playing havoc with our wallets, our physiques and our wardrobes. 

If you’ve got a busy festive season on the horizon, now might be the time to start to prepare. We think mid-November is the ideal point to prepare your wardrobe for the parties ahead.

Not sure where to start? We’ve put together a handy four step guide.

Step one: evaluate what you have

The first step to preparing a seasonal wardrobe is to evaluate what you have already. The most thorough way to do this is to take everything out of your wardrobe then gradually put it all back in again, setting aside anything that doesn’t fit, needs to be repaired or isn’t your style.

Step two: identify wardrobe gaps or necessary replacements

Once you know exactly what’s in your wardrobe, it’ll be far easier to identify if there are any gaps or items in need of replacing. Key pieces to look out for at this time of year are:

  • Dinner suits
  • Dress shirts
  • Winter weight suits in black, dark grey or navy
  • Knitwear
  • Blazers

Step three: place orders

If you need to place any orders with your tailor, it’s a good idea to do it as soon as possible. Most tailors will need around a month to complete orders, so the sooner you’re able to pay them a visit the better.

Step four: update accessories

The great thing about investing in classic tailoring is that it will continue to serve you well year after year. With this in mind, you may find that you don’t need to buy many new garments each year, if any at all. Instead, choosing a few new accessories can be an excellent way to update your look for the season and create a few new party-worthy looks. We love this regal purple pullover, this beautifully quirky pocket square and this festive green tie.

If you’re in the midst of preparing your festive wardrobe, our free course ‘Improve Your Style in 5 Days’ might be just what you need.