What Am I Going To Wear Today

What Am I Going To Wear Today

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“…But I have nothing to wear.”
 
We’ve all said it, and we’ve all heard it. It’s a commonplace fashion conundrum – feeling like you’ve got nothing to wear when your closet is chock-full of clothes. It can strike before a big event, a night on the town, or commonly in the morning before heading to work.
 
As a self-proclaimed NOT morning person, I wake up and race the clock to get to work on time. My morning routine includes reading The Skimm, browsing through Instagram (duh!), and general procrastination. Then it’s time for hair, makeup and the whole grooming shabang. This leaves little to no time to waffle about what I’m wearing to work. Because of my routine and tendency to run late, I’ve come up with a little ritual that rarely has me wondering about my outfits. Reading closely? Because I’ve shared my secret with very few people! Ok here goes….
 
I actually pick out ALL of the week’s outfits in advance on Sunday evening. It might sound time consuming or over the top, but let me tell you…it’s worth it! I simply take a look at the week’s weather and go from there. For example… Cool on Monday? Maybe it’s time to break out a cashmere sweater and a studded pair of jeans. Now that I know I’m wearing jeans on Monday, perhaps I’ll go for a skirt or dress on Tuesday. Am I wearing heels early in the week? Then I add some variety with a cool and casual sneaker look. Planning out my outfits gets me in a creative mode where I’m willing to try things on, experiment a little and see the week’s looks through a wider lens. This way, I’m able to add more variety to each wardrobe, and not just reach for the same pair of shoes or jacket every day because they’re handy.
 
The borderline OCD kicker to my routine? I hang the outfits on a hanger in the order I’ll wear them…starting with Friday and then working backwards so that Monday is right on top and ready for me to grab in the morning. Of course, there is always flexibility for when inspiration strikes, weather changes, or when I simply change my mind! But overall, this routine helps my outfits stay fresh and creative, while keeping me on time for those morning meetings!
 
So what do you dolls think? Would you try this method to eliminate the closet conundrum? Do you do something similar? Or do you prefer to play it by ear?

 

Tell me your thoughts in the comments below! Xoxo, LA

13 Comments

  • Fawn E Rosenbohm
    September 9, 2017 1:47 pm

    Wow your amazing to pick out each outfit for the week! I am sure it saves you a lot of time each morning.

    • brownpaperdoll
      September 13, 2017 4:00 pm

      Thanks for reading Fawn! It really does save on time! But what can I say…I’m not a morning person! Haha This trick really helps me! Xo

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  • Marissa
    September 17, 2017 4:25 pm

    I work at home now, but used to pick out my clothes beforehand too! You don’t realize how much time it takes to try to pick one each morning.

    • brownpaperdoll
      September 17, 2017 8:14 pm

      So much time! It really is a great strategy! Thanks for reading Marissa! Xo

  • Kyla
    September 18, 2017 1:55 am

    That sounds like a FABULOUS idea! I wish I was that organized! I always just end up grabbing some crumpled up outfit off the floor! :O
    Kyla
    wanderlustkyla.com

    • brownpaperdoll
      September 20, 2017 4:07 am

      Hey Kyla! It’s definitely a process, but your Mornings will thank you for it

  • Ellie
    September 20, 2017 2:56 am

    I always wish I was this organized! I’m not a morning person in any sense of the phrase and I always have the best intentions of sorting my outfits out the night before but always forget!

    Ellie | @scotch.and.stilettos

    • brownpaperdoll
      September 20, 2017 4:08 am

      Hi Ellie! It took me a while to get into the habit, but the extra 15 minutes of sleep is well worth it!

  • Helen Chik
    September 22, 2017 12:17 am

    I feel you lady! I now have the added conundrum that nothing in my closet fits me anymore now that I’m pregnant!!

    I’ve had to put away all my fitted clothes and fish out all my moo moos ahead of summer and hope for the best!

    Helen xx
    http://helenchik.com

    • brownpaperdoll
      September 22, 2017 3:50 am

      Omg congrats Helen! I’m so excited for you! Hey, if anyone can rock some chic maternity wear…it’s you! Can’t wait to follow along with your journey! Xo

  • Sharon Wu
    September 22, 2017 2:31 am

    Omg lol this is seriously my life struggle every morning. It’s like I feel like I don’t have enough clothes in my closet… yet so many are buried away unworn! I just never know what to wear! But really on a day to day basis I try to keep it pretty simple with a tank and shorts since it’s so hot in Palm Springs. When fall comes around I will definitely need to get more organized and plan out my outfits in advance so I don’t waste too much time in the morning! xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com

    • brownpaperdoll
      September 22, 2017 3:52 am

      I know what you mean Sharon! You’re totally right…sometimes keeping it simple is the best! When I don’t know what to wear, I always go for ripped jeans and a white shirt. I have a serious white shirt addiction! Thanks for reading! Xo

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