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Fall-to-winter transition pieces, closet organization, and styling tips! 

Posted: November 9, 2023

Photo of African-American female on a snowy road.

Western New York was blessed to see a warmer fall than usual, but at what cost to our fall wardrobe? Sweater weather is a highly anticipated time of year for many across the region. Thankfully, most fall pieces can transition into our winter wardrobe. Our next blog post discusses fall-to-winter transition pieces, closet organization, and styling tips! 

Closet Organization/ Storage 

If you’re anything like us, you have probably stood in front of your closet and claimed to have nothing to wear. Also, if you’re anything like us, you have piles of clean/dirty clothes lying around that need to be organized. Proper storage and closet organization are an essential part of seasonal transitions, as they allow you to visualize what you have to work with. It is also beneficial for standard clothing care to prevent damage and wrinkles.

When you have time, set a day aside to do a closet purge. Separate your clothing into three piles: keep, donate, or recycle. The closet purge will also allow you to visualize what you have in your closet and give you the chance to get rid of outdated or damaged items. Your closet may also benefit from additional shelving and storage. You can purchase hanging shelves to go in the closet, or shelves to go under. Quality hangers may also be a great investment. We suggest sturdy felt ones to keep the item in place and keep the shape of your garment. 

Outfit Ideas/ Styling Tips

If you were born and raised in Buffalo, you are all too familiar with our winters. Nonetheless, you can be both warm and stylish with some of these transitional styling tips. 

  • Soft layering 

Traditional layering is leggings under jeans or thick winter coats over a sweater, while soft layering is a cardigan over a long-sleeved shirt or sweater over a maxi dress. Traditional layering is meant to preserve body heat while working in the cold. On the other hand, soft layering is meant to keep you warm during your day-to-day routine. 

  • Color blocking 

Color blocking is the exploration of taking different colors that are opposite of each other on the color wheel and pairing them together to make new color combinations. Make this the season you step out of your color comfort zone! You may consider testing the boundaries by wearing green and red together at a Christmas party, or purple and yellow together for an Urban Valet statement! 

  • Jackets… for men and women 

A statement jacket should be a staple in your closet. You can never go wrong with denim or Sherpa jackets… for either men or women! Additionally, light puff jackets and heavy-insulated parka coats with a fur hood never go out of style! Long coats in brown and beige are another staple. 

If you need any help with transitioning your closet space, call us at 716-885-4351 or schedule a free pick-up and delivery service. Here’s to another fabulous winter! 

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