When winter turns to spring, spring turns to summer, summer turns to fall, and fall turns to winter — and then it all starts all over again — it can be frustrating reorganizing clothes to match the season. Even regardless of the changing seasons, the weather can fluctuate from morning to evening, meaning what you dress in when you wake up won’t suffice when the sun goes down. That’s why year-round clothes are so great.
A versatile wardrobe that we can use most of the year saves us the hassle of putting clothes in storage only to take them back out a few months later. But having some go-to items to wear year-round makes the job a lot easier. In fact, you may find that you end up with more room in your closet once you build out a wardrobe that you can utilize all four seasons. Here are some year-round clothing ideas to help.
Take the incomparable pair, for instance, of a T-shirt and jeans. This is applesauce and cinnamon, peanut butter and jelly, hot chocolate, and a warm fire: the bread and butter that are tees and jeans. You'll be catching sun in the spring and summer with a light jacket or living it up with just the tee itself. And over there, in the winter, it's a solid start to the day. One comfortable layer for you, and then each successive zip-up or winter coat seals the deal. You're already wearing women’s T-shirts year-round, but now you're going to pay closer attention to it.
As for jeans, these are your all-around pants. Casual, professional, hard-working, and smart. You solve problems in women’s jeans. When you're fixing your water heater or laying salt on the driveway, you're likely to be in your jeans. Later on, in the summer, you can roll them up and walk barefoot around the yard or up along that shoreline.
Your Christmas sweater has a great time in the winter. There's no problem with festive clothing. What you should have, though, are a couple of sweaters that you can wear from solstice to solstice. Take your cashmere for a spin. It's great as your cozy winter layer, as well as in the opposite season when you're sidled up near a window as that cool summer rain pours down, you're in for a treat. Supima® cotton sweaters are also a phenomenal choice. Overall, all-season sweaters will work great when dressing in layers. You can wear a turtleneck under them when it’s abnormally cold, or wear them on their own or over a T-shirt when you just need to take the chill off on a summer night.
Think of the times you've had together. That red flannel tunic helped you out in a pinch last winter when you didn't quite know what to wear to that holiday party. It didn't let you down, and there it is again in all those 4th of July photos. There's some celebratory magic in that one.
The same goes for your flannel shirts, too. What's a backyard bonfire in the summer without the warmth of your flannel shirt? Also, how would you get through the ice storm without buttoning your flannel shirt all the way up, mummifying your neck and face with a scarf, and adding the cherry on top — weatherproof winter coat. Your flannel is not just a fair-weathered friend.
Life moves fast. At one moment, you're cozying up next to a fireplace, reading a new book. The next, that book is on your end table, collecting dust while your winter coat is getting put away until the next season. But your leggings? They’ve been there for you when you've needed them.
Whether it's an easy breeze kind of day or you're watching storms brew from behind a window, you can always count on your leggings. That crisp white button-up is a great match for your leggings too.
Women’s cardigans have it all. They're perfect for dinner outings when you're not sure if the house will be air-conditioned. Some people pretend that it's winter in the summer by keeping their air conditioning so low that you may as well bring a knit cap, too. The same goes for people in the winter. When a friend is known for their thermostat antics, you probably want to wear a second layer. A cardigan will keep you from shivering and from having that heating bill conversation again.
They cover your feet, they’re comfy, and they’re cute and stylish. So why can’t you wear sneakers all year long? Keep in mind, however, that if it’s snowy out, you don’t want to end up with snow sneaking into your sneakers. So you may want to keep some boots handy for extreme weather. But on a dry winter day — or during any other season — sneakers are a year-round must-have, getting you through the day in comfort and style.
It isn’t just what you wear outside of the house that you have to consider for your year-round wardrobe; you also wear clothes inside after all. Some comfortable, lightweight loungewear, for example, will keep you comfy all year. The same is true for a women’s robe. A soft, moisture-wicking terrycloth robe is something that you can wrap around yourself after getting out of the shower any time of year.
All in all, instead of focusing on sandals and tank tops for summer, or thick winter sweaters for winter, invest in a wardrobe that you can layer and wear no matter the season. Your wallet and your closet will thank you.