How to Store Your Winter Clothes In Style

I'm calling it now: winter is finally over. (Technically, it's been spring for a little while now, but clearly the weather had other plans.) And even as a bona-fide lover of cold temps, I'm seriously happy to see it go. So happy that I did one of my semi-annual apartment cleanings to prepare for the fairer weather: My heavy navy shirts were replaced by lighter navy one and all coats got the boot... along with my boots. I won't be reaching for the cashmere, wool, or fur for some time, but when winter returns I'll want them to be in ship-shape. Follow these tips to ensure your favorite pieces will be perfectly stored and ready for wear come the next cold snap.


Cashmere & Knits

The main thing with storing clothes is how you protect them. Simply throwing them in the bottom of your closet will not only damage them from seasons of wrinkles, but make them more susceptible to dust, moths and whatever else you have growing in your home. I once pulled a white button-up from the clutches of storage only to find it was more yellow than white. Never again. For folded items, place them in sealable bags to keep them fresh.

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