I spent all of this morning cleaning out my closet and putting all of my summer stuff into storage and BOY did it feel good. I put all my summer dresses, bathing suits, shorts and tops into an old suitcase and on the assumption that there will be no travel this winter, I packed them away.
I highly recommend doing this for 2 main reasons: it immediately made getting dressed less overwhelming and with half the stuff in my closet it feels like a shopping trip is in order.. Which is always something I look forward to.
The only '''summery'' things that made the cut to stay were my biker shorts, I'm going to keep them in my regular rotation all winter and here's why:
1. Biker shorts paired wear with an oversized sweater, some socks and sneakers make the perfect fall outfit. Its the perfect outfit not only because its comfy, its cute AND cause it can handle the cool mornings and warmer afternoons but also because wearing this outfit makes me feel like a princess. A princess that is appropriately dressed for anything that life could possibly have in store. Am I running errands? Taking a class?? Playing with my kids?? Cleaning my house???? In this outfit I. AM. DOING. IT. ALL.
2. Through the fall and even winter style is all about layering but this is more of a functional hack than a style hack:
biker shorts are THE PERFECT thing to wear under your sweats on your way to the studio or to the gym. So you're warm on your way to class but not too hot while you're doing your sweaty thing. I am particularly a fan of this biker shorts under sweatpants layering technique because as a woman who is always on the go it saves me having to spend valuable time in changerooms and also at home packing and unpacking more stuff.
3. My biker shorts are sticking around for one more reason. And that other reason is another outfit that I have been so excited about but its just too hot to wear most of the summer in the Okanagan climate ----> boots, biker shorts and a blazer. A little more put together than the oversized sweater and biker shorts look mentioned in point 1 but still just as comfy, just as cute and just as perfect for all of the different weather that fall has on rotation.
So if you haven't invested in biker shorts yet, and you're looking but thinking they're just for spring and fall - think again! Biker shorts are an ABSOLUTE must for fall and yes, even for winter.
In closing, definitely clean out your closet - apart from creating an opportunity to shop, I promise it will make room to make life easier. And definitely get the biker shorts. They will serve you well in all 4 seasons and we aren't seeing this trend going anywhere for a good long while.