Fall is probably the most bipolar season of the year. One day it’s too hot to wear that sweater you’ve been so excited to pull off, and the next day you’re freezing cold in your t-shirt. We came up with a few tips and rules of thumb to help you conquer the season in style.
1. Learn how to roll your shirtsleeves the right way!
Instead of rolling your shirt over itself and up your arm, flip the cuff back and pull it just bellow your elbow. Then take the bottom portion and fold it up again. This will instantly make your arms look wider, and its proven to turn heads!
2. Follow the rule of jacket buttons.
The top button should sometimes be buttoned, depending on your style! The middle button should ALWAYS be buttoned, this pulls the jacket together making you look more stylish; and the last button should never be buttoned, because it clutters up the tailoring and flare of the jacket on the bottom.
3. Learn how to layer properly.
Layering is probably the most important way to tackle the fall weather. The most significant rule is to layer from the chunkiest to thinnest fabric, this keeps the lighter items closer to your skin.
4. Don’t hang your sweaters, FOLD THEM!
Whether your sweater is cotton, cashmere, or wool. Whether its heavy or light, or however its woven, hanging the sweater stretches it out! It’s much better to fold and store them in your dresser.
5. Don’t wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row
6. Eliminate musty odors with a dryer sheet.
Even clean sweaters can get musty while sitting in storage during the summer. Put them into the dryer with a dryer sheet to fix this. But make sure you set your dryer on to a short, gentle, low-heat cycle; sweaters do not like to be dried! If you dry them for too long or on too-high heat, they’ll shrink!
7. Know what shirt fits you right.
If you sit down and your shirt buttons pull, it’s time to get a size up. If your shirt does not fit squarely on your shoulders, it’s time to get a size down.
8. Hang drying is better than dryers.
Your clothes will last longer, look nicer, and keep their size if you hang dry them instead. Dryers do nothing but destroy most articles of clothes!
9. Freeze your jeans.
We all wash our jeans less than other articles of clothing. Freeze your jeans overnight to keep them smelling fresh!