We’re not suggesting you need advice on how to put your pants on before work. Mornings are hard, but after years of practice, you’re not a total novice when it comes to putting on clothes…well, most days anyway! Instead, our advice is aimed at helping you to make the most out of your wardrobe, ensuring you look fab-u-lous every day of the week.
The Right Way To Plan Your Wardrobe
If you’re someone who hates the pre-work routine, you’ll easily be able to identify the type of morning person you are…
A. Plain and Simple: You lack faith in your fashion know-how and have very few clothes in your wardrobe. With little confidence to try something new and few options to choose from, getting dressed is more of a necessity than a chance to show off individual style. It’s only work, right?
B. Totally Chaotic: You find yourself running around like a headless chicken and have loads of clothes in your wardrobe. There’s simply too much choice and not enough days in the week to wear everything! Time runs out before you piece the perfect outfit together resulting in mismatched patterns and a late arrival into the office.
C. An Inbetweener: You fit somewhere between A & B. Picking a nice outfit can be successful but that depends on how much sleep you’ve had – and how much you really care about your appearance for the day ahead! Is looking glam worth losing out on an extra 20 minutes in bed?
Therefore, to make your mornings less stressful, you have two options:
A. Wear The Same Outfit Every Day of The Week
You may laugh, but it is a thing! Steve Jobs was famous for wearing Levi’s, black turtleneck and New Balance trainers every day of the week. He was probably more famous for inventing a very clever computer but we’ll save that topic for a separate “how to make a very clever computer” post. For most women, whether they’re avid followers of fashion or not, wearing the same ensemble every day is not their thing.
So, that leaves option two…
B. Plan Your Daily Outfits
We plan for other aspects of our lives all the time, so why not what we’re going to wear each day of the week? Take, for example, the weekly food shop. We decide what we’re going to eat for the week, write a list and go buy it. The approach to planning your outfits needn’t be that different and unlike your food shop, you’ve already got the ingredients sitting in your wardrobe! So put aside 30 minutes, or an hour if you can, to spend some quality time with your wardrobe, and PLAN, PLAN, PLAN!
If you like the sound of option two, follow these simple steps and you’ll be cool, calm and fashionably elegant in no time at all.
Think about what your week involves per day – this will help you to choose clothes on a practical level. For example, Fridays in the office can be super busy and you may be up and down the stairs like a yoyo. Therefore you could opt for:
Flat, comfy shoes or trainers (dress code permitting).
A lightweight top so that you don’t overheat.
A tailored pair of trousers to keep the look smart.