We’ve all been there, done that for waking up in the morning and rummaging through our closet for twenty minutes just to reluctantly settle on an outfit we don’t even want to wear. We waste half the morning and end with a bedroom floor littered with chiffon, cashmere, and our favorite denim. But what if someone told you there was an easier way?
Guess what. There is an easier way and it only takes a ten minutes out of your week. Let me introduce you to the world of outfit planning.
This may seem crazy to those of you who are super type B about their outfit, but it works for those of us who thrive on looking and feeling good. The first step in outfit planning is to set aside ten minutes on Sunday evening, or whenever you feel the end of your week is.
If you sit down and do this before you start your week, you won’t have to worry about it later in the week when you’re swamped with assignments and stressing.
There’s a few ways you could go about doing this depending on your level of familiarity with your own wardrobe and how serious you want to be about it.
For the newbie, the easiest way to do this is to sit in front of your closet and whatever you feel like wearing that week, set it aside. Begin physically putting together outfits in an organized fashion. This way you don’t have to go through finding the pieces later when the time comes. This is also easier because you have your entire wardrobe in front of you.
If you’re a bit more familiar with your wardrobe and have a knack for putting together outfits in your head, begin brainstorming. Think of your best looks, what pieces you want to wear, and what will be practical for you for the week. Write it down on a piece of paper, in your planner, or in a note in your phone. I prefer this way because I can do it from wherever I am when outfit inspiration strikes.
This may seem so silly, but it honestly saves so much time and stress. Of course, if you have a cartoon character wardrobe that consists of a million copies of the same outfit, this would just be mundane. However, for the majority of us, picking out an outfit can take a substantial amount of time, so try outfit planning as a way to organize and cut down the process.
How do you decide on your #OOTD?