Essential wardrobe pieces for fall– and how to organize them!

It’s almost September, which means pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween candy are right around the corner. If you’re the type to get excited about cooler weather, this one is for you! We’ve got a dozen essential wardrobe pieces for fall in Indy– and bonus tips on how to organize them in your apartment closet. If you live at River West Flats, you have the privilege of living in trendy downtown Indianapolis apartments you’ll love all year long. 

  1. Dark jeans. They coordinate well with denim, plaids, and warm autumnal tones, and they’re also great for hiding that splash of pumpkin spice latte you spilled in the car. 

Tip: Organize by long and short items, and add to your storage with a double closet rod to help take advantage of vertical space. 

  1. Seasonal tones like orange, rust, beige, brown, and forest green.

Tip: Add some stackable storage bins for shoes, jewelry, and other accessories. 

  1. A comfortable, puffy vest. This is an essential layering piece for brisk mornings and chilly nights. 

Tip: For items that take up too much space on a hanger, consider a hanging shelf organizer. It has pockets! 

  1. Waterproof boots. There are plenty of styles to choose from, such as casual weekend boots to more sophisticated options you can get away with wearing to work. And since Indianapolis sees plenty of wet weather in the fall, they’re definitely essential. 

Tip: This nifty boot organizer allows you to hang your tall boots upside down on a rack to prevent wear and creasing.

  1. A light denim jacket. This is a wardrobe piece that can be casual or dressed up if needed, and it coordinates well with other fall essentials like scarves and vests. 

Tip: If your closet is already packed, take advantage of a freestanding clothing rack or the type of dress form used by designers and tailors. It can also add a decorative element to the room by allowing you to showcase your favorite or most colorful items. 

  1. A scarf that matches everything. (Or one in every color!) 

Tip: Here are some handy closet scarf hangers to help keep them organized and wrinkle-free.

  1. Tall cozy socks. Good socks can feel like somewhat of a luxury, but they’re a necessity in the damp midwest weather, especially if you’re on your feet a lot. 

Tip: Add an additional hanging shelf to the existing wire rack in your closet to instantly add more storage space. 

  1. A favorite flannel shirt– everybody needs one! 

Tip: Keep your closet looking like The Gap every day with this shirt folding board

  1. A soft, chambray top. It’s a terrific piece to transition you into fall weather and coordinates with most colors. 

Tip: These space-saving velvet hangers keep your clothes from sliding off the hangers! 

  1. A knit beanie. Perfect for breezy walks along the canal. 

Tip: Over-the-door organizers utilize space you already have without having to use nails. This 9-hook hanging organizer is perfect for belts, ties, scarves, hats, and even shirts and light jackets. 

  1. A chunky, striped, or textured sweater. It is our opinion that cable knit will never go out of style. 

Tip: Hang your sweaters by first folding them lengthwise and then laying them horizontally across the hanger. This prevents them from becoming stretched or worn at the shoulder. 

  1. A plain white tee. Everyone needs this essential base layer for fall. A nice white t-shirt looks great with a denim jacket, chambray shirt, plaid scarf, or that favorite flannel. 

Tip: Take a look at these brilliant t-shirt storage ideas. Our favorite: folding them over file drawer organizers! Bonus tip: Check out this clever tank top storage idea from the Storage Geek!

If you’re looking for an apartment near IUPUI, White River State Park, and the 16 Tech Innovation District this fall, take a tour of River West Flats. Our community offers updated amenities and flexible floor plans that don’t skimp on closet space. Call our leasing office today at (317) 743-2758.

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