How to Prepare Your Outfits for the Week

Save yourself some time and frustration in the morning by getting prepared for the week ahead of you.

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Ask anyone close to me and they will tell you that I am a perpetual planner. (Insert shrug emjoi here). I just like to be prepared! I remember being in elementary school and designating Sunday’s to picking out my clothes and ironing them and hanging them up in my closet! Yes, I wore a uniform for all but two years of my school life, but a uniform don’t stop no show over here.

Preparing your outfits allows you to lay in bed for a few extra minutes in the morning and eliminates the feeling of being rushed out the door. Here’s 5 things to consider when determining your wardrobe for the week.

Weather

When I lived in Michigan I lived by the weather report. You need to know which of the four seasons you’ll get each day. Now that I live in Dallas, the weather report seems to be less dependable. You never know what you may get. I choose to dress in layers for days that start off cool and warm up later.

Shoes

One of the reasons it's important to check the weather is figuring out what shoes to wear. You don’t want to be the girl walking in the rain with sandals on (eww)! When picking out shoes to go with your outfit, also consider what your day looks like. If you’ll be running around going to meetings all day, you may want to opt for a more comfortable shoe.

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Hair

What is your hair doing this week? Hair is a big factor in how I select my outfits. If my hair isn’t done, I don’t really care about my outfit. Just throw the whole look away! On the other hand, if my hair is really cute, I want to make sure my outfit is all the way together.

After Work Activities

If you have something to do after work, plan your outfit around that. I’m back to taking yoga classes after work twice a week. On these days, I make sure I don’t wear anything too complicated so that I can change into my gym clothes without a struggle. Also, if I know that I have an event to go to after work, I try and make sure that my outfit is appropriate to go from day to night with minor or no adjustments.

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Rotation

My clothes are like my children and I want them to all feel equally loved (dramatic or nah?). Don’t be that girl that wears the same three pieces every other day. I like to give myself at least two weeks before I repeat items. Especially if it's something I wore and got a lot of compliments on. Obviously, this rule only applies to standout items. Jeans and wardrobe basics are ok to be repeated.

Sunday I check the weather for the next few days, figure out what I have going on for the week, and what I want to look like for the next week. After I decide on my looks for the week, I iron everything and hang the outfits in the front of my closest so they are ready for me in the morning. It makes my morning less hectic when I can roll out of bed and get ready without having to ponder in front of my closet wondering what to throw on.

Give it a try this week and let me know how it goes!

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