It’s important for the largest part of your wardrobe and seasonal fashion budget to reflect the dominant seasons where you live.
Examples from the three corners of the USA:
- Hot Florida – Spring/Summer collections will dominate
- Cool Seattle – Autumn/Winter collections will dominate
- Extreme New York – you’ll spread your budget equally over both collections since it can get as hot as it can cold.
This year I made the mistake of going overboard on the great sleeveless styles that were so popular in the summer collections. Living in cool Seattle, I ended up wearing them once or twice before they were banished to the back of my wardrobe. And if you live in a predominantly warm climate – an assortment of coats is futile despite how much you love to wear them.
Of course, if you are a frequent traveler this will also affect your budget allocation. Do a quick assessment of your wardrobe – does it reflect your climatic demands? Are you allocating your budget effectively?