“…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