GETTING READY FOR FALL
Pack Summer Away. Make sure the items you store are
laundered or dry cleaned. Even if clothing appears clean, invisible stains --especially in light colored linen and cotton -- can turn into permanent spots by the time you take them out to wear for vacation or next summer. Moths are drawn by deodorant, perfume and body odor. Invisible stains from clear soda or white wine will turn yellow over time and can become impossible to remove. And be sure to
remove all dry-cleaning bags from your closet to air out fumes and prevent fabrics from becoming discolored.
store off-season clothing in canvas bags which allow the fibers to breathe. Or drape a
clean cotton sheet over hanging clothes, making sure the shoulders and sleeves are covered. You can also put
shoulder covers over your hanging clothing to protect the shoulders year -round; I do.
Sweaters can be zipped into
sweater bags. If using
plastic boxes, line them with a clean, unbleached sheet folded over the garments to help absorb any potential moisture. However, always put
fur and leather garments in canvas bags.
No matter how you
store your clothing, it should be in a
cool, dry area.
FALL IS THE PERFECT TIME TO REVIEW WHAT IS IN YOUR CLOSET!!
If the job of sorting through your closet seems overwhelming, let me know. I am told I am a gifted "closet surgeon." The
goal of "closet surgery" is that your every day options should be in your
most becoming colors, should fit and should be somewhat in style. I will pull together outfits you never dreamed of wearing together by
shopping right in your own closet using your own clothing and accessories.
Pictures of the newly constituted and accessorized outfits are
taken. And I will leave you with a list of items you might consider purchasing to
update your wardrobe. Either you can buy them or hire me to do it. The process is fun as well as extremely useful. Before you run out for something new, you will know what you really need. Makes sense; doesn't it? So
let me know if I can help you.
Update your wardrobe each season with something new. But remember to wear
only what flatters you, not just because it is "in."