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Wardrobe workout: making the seasonal switchover

— by Alyson Walsh

Poplin tunic. Cotton twill wide leg trousers, all Toast.

 

These images reminded me how useful it is to have a wardrobe switchover every season. They’re of 43-year-old model Georgina Grenville and they can be found in Toast’s spring look book. Now, I realise that a wardrobe switchover makes me sound super-organised on the housekeeping front – when the reality means packing away my vintage winter coats and giving lightweight jackets, summer dresses and super shirts a more prominent position on the rail. It’s more of a wardrobe shuffle, really. But a useful exercise, nonetheless – particularly when space is an issue. To me, moving tweed jackets and heavier jumpsuits to one side, and throwing a load of moth repellent sachets at my wardrobe, is often the first sign of spring. This seasonal shuffle allows me the chance to review clothes that have been tucked away all winter and introduce an easy-breezy, gentlewomanly look.

Also worth mentioning is Toast’s slow fashion ethos; using organically produced fibres wherever possible, leathers that are a by-product of food production and regularly working with fairtrade co-operatives. As a That’s Not My Age reader pointed out recently, shoppers are also offered workshops on darning, block printing and natural dyeing as part of the Toast Curates series. Grown-up, considerate shopping. We like.

 

Herringbone cotton linen jacket and skirt. Stripe cotton half sleeve tee, Toast.

Cotton linen patch pocket jacket. Linen stripe jumpsuit. Novesta Plimsolls. All photos, Toast.

 

Switching over to spring. I’m off to order some new storage bags. Do you have any organisational tips to share?

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