6 Things to Do to Get Your Wardrobe Ready for Fall

It's started getting chilly in the mornings and evenings in Virginia, and I couldn't be more thrilled. With a new season upon us, it's always a good idea to do a little wardrobe maintenance to prepare for that first really cold day. These are pretty simple tasks to accomplish, and you'll be so glad you did when there's a chill in the air and you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the season!
skyline drive in Virginia in the fall from last year
1. Check out your boots and other winter shoes. Waterproof them, or take them to your cobbler so he can take care of that. Do your soles need to be replaced? Replacing shoe soles is a great way to inexpensively extend the life of your shoe wardrobe.

2. Check to make sure you have gloves and scarves, and that they're in an easy-to-access place. Gloves and scarves seem to get lost in the shuffle. Pick up a back-up pair next time you're at Target, for good measure.

3. Chances are, your tights from last season are probably looking a little...sad. Take inventory, figure out what colors you need, and  replace what is necessary.

4. Are your go-to sweaters still wearable, or are they stretched out and pilled up within an inch of their lives? Take a look at what you have and what you need to repurchase so your favorite fall outfits are all ready in a pinch.

5. Take your coats and still-wearable sweaters to the dry cleaners now,  so they're ready to go when you need them.

6. This isn't a wardrobe tip, per se, but important, nonetheless. Now is the time to swap out your summer beauty essentials for cold weather favorites. Avoid flaky skin by picking up a more moisturizing face cream, and prevent manicure meltdown by picking up a good cuticle oil. Don't forget that even though you're done with the beach for the season, you still need SPF protection!

What are your "get ready for fall" tips? 


  1. These are such good tips. I desperately need to get the taps replaced on my favorite boots!
    xo Josie

  2. I love this! How funny as I was just thinking that this year I need to buy TWO new pairs of boots. Pregnancy left my feet half a size bigger. I thought they'd go back, but it's been a year...Sigh!