My shared wardrobe seasonal changeover

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Today I am going to show what's in my current wardrobe and how I made my wardrobe changeover.

It's that time of the year again: I really needed to put the summery items back into storage (the suitcases that I keep under the bed) and take out all our autumnal clothes.

Goodbye, for now, to my sandals, denim shorts, cotton dresses and linen blazers.

It's getting colder and the weather has been rainy lately so it had to be done.

If not for the frustrating lack of space in my bedroom, I would be rather excited about it.

I honestly don't mind rediscovering my beloved sweaters and coats. Autumn is, after all, my second favourite season!

I am not going to post pictures of the absolute mess that the usual clothes changeover has caused to my already packed wardrobe because it is embarrassing.

Finding a decent size, affordable flat in London is a real challenge.

I have recently read an article from the Guardian about how new flats in London are becoming smaller and smaller.

As small as 13 square meters: are these the worst new flats in Britain?

London will be like Tokyo in 5 years in my opinion.

We currently live in one bedroom flat but we are on a hunt for a bigger one.

Our flat came unfurnished and at the time (one year and a half ago) we didn't want to invest in a big wardrobe because of the size and the layout of the bedroom, which has two big windows, making it impossible to find a suitable arrangement for a proper wardrobe.

We settled for a second hand wooden + fabric wardrobe that we found on Gumtree and that we currently share.

"We will buy a nice and spacious chest of drawers later on" we promised: that day never came.

This autumn I need to sort this out. Either we find a bigger flat, even better if already furnished, or we will buy the famous chest of drawers.

Let's say the truth: I own too much knitwear. At the same time, I want more.

I am always cold here in London and cashmere is the warm hug that I need every morning when I get dressed in the winter months.

The problem is that sharing the wardrobe is a pain. When winter comes, my stuff takes over and he doesn't have any space for his. As a result, all our knitwear is mixed, everything is squeezed and we can't find anything.

I know, it's a nightmare.

Our underwear and loungewear are currently folded in our bedside tables.

I recently had to buy a door hook from Primark to hang my coats for the time being because they won't fit in said wardrobe.

All my bags live inside a big black travel bag next to the wardrobe except the two that I use the most: my Oliver Bonas black bucket bag and my Micheal Kors tan crossbody.

The shoe situation is a bit better: they currently fit in the lower shelf of our wardrobe.

What summer clothes have I kept?

My basic T-shirts, 2 mini skirts, 2 midi skirts and a couple of dresses.

It's easy to make them appropriate for autumn by layering them simply with the addition of a warm cashmere jumper, boots or trainers.

I can still wear my midi skirts and dresses without tights for the time being, while my mini skirts now require a good pair of 40 denier tights.

My leather jackets never left the pole position on the rail: they are my go-to outerwear in every season.

Paired with a thick scarf, they are the perfect solution to chilly mornings but also warmer afternoons typical of the British autumn.

I still wear my trainers and I also kept a pair of black flats and my tan oxford shoes.

I am not a huge fan of blouses and shirts but I always keep a couple of silk ones in the eventuality of a smart occasion: they are the no brainer solution when paired with skinny jeans, cashmere cardigans or blazers + heels for an event or a dinner.

Jeans are of course the main staple bottom in my wardrobe, however, I decided to pack back in the suitcase the only pair of ripped jeans I own because I am not a fan of holes in my tights when the temperatures are below 20 degrees. I know, I am a granny!

I recently invested in a new pair of dark blue mom jeans, and I will keep in my wardrobe all my old favourites:

-a pair of medium wash straight leg jeans,

-a pair of medium wash skinny jeans,

-a white pair of skinny jeans,

-a pair of light grey skinny,

-a pair of charcoal raw hem skinny jeans

-and a pair of plain black skinny jeans.

Yes, I am a skinny cut kind of gal.

I fold all of my jeans as they are very heavy and there is no space on the rail.

What I have taken out of the storage?

Two coats, a lightweight long puffer coat, a couple of winter dresses, some long sleeve t-shirts and as I mentioned before, piles and piles of cashmere jumpers.

I like to display them neatly folded and arranged by colour.

I tend to always buy the same shades: I have got mainly neutrals and I usually stay away from bright hues such as red, yellow, green and hot pink as I believe they don't suit my now pale complexion.

I don't wear many trousers apart from jeans, but I do have a couple of good tailored ones that I occasionally wear for work.

I also decided it was high time to take out of storage my suede, over the knee grey boots, plus a couple of cashmere scarves and my black wool headband.

I will take out my heavy long puffer coat only when the temperatures will drop below 10 degrees, and I really hope that this winter we will not see the snow.

In total, I own more or less 55-60 pieces of clothing (including items that I regularly borrow from my boyfriend) but excluding accessories.

I have been reading several minimalism blogs and articles lately and I have been considering to downsize my belonging to have more space and as result, more time and peace of mind.

What about you guys?

How do you do your wardrobe changeover? Let me know in the comments below.

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