That is a universal problem I bet. Every morning staring at my overflowing wardrobe and at the same time staring at the watch ,has become the norm. I am sure the same is true for most of us.I had to device a quick fix for that , so that I don’t leave home exhausted. Following is my easy to do mantra.
1) Have a capsule wardrobe.
Focus on buying good quality staple pieces that never go out of fashion. These may differ from person to person . My capsule wardrobe is as follows:
Nude or beige upper.
A white shirt or top.
Little black dress.
A nice black trench coat.
A pair of beige flats.
A pair of silver flats.
A pair of ballet flats.
A pair of black pumps.
A pair of boots.
A daily wear neck piece.
A statement necklace.
A pair of studs in silver and gold. I have diamond earrings in gold. They go mostly with everything.
Silver and gold hoops for the evening.
A pair of chandelier earrings.
A black and a multicolored stole.
A nice diamante watch.
Morning Clutch or tote in nude.
Evening Clutch in black and gold.( black goes with silver outfits too)
2) Plan in advance for the whole week.
I do that most of the time. If possible ,I do plan what I have to wear each day of the week on Sunday. It saves my time and the mornings are less hurried. I also decide the accessories if they are going to be different for some particular outfit. Mostly I change my neck-pieces, but my bag and slippers remain the same during the day, at least for one week.
3) Try your outfits beforehand.
Now this has saved me many a time from being embarrassed because of a zipper gone wrong or for instance a tear on my leggings. Sometimes you can improvise your outfit if you try it beforehand.
4) Have an inventory.
This is applicable if you have too many key pieces like I do. I also write down the various looks I can create with my staple pieces. Again I save a lot of time because of this.
5) Have your ”must have” make up kit ready and and updated.
Also keep your evening and night make up items separate from your daily essentials. Things like shimmery eye shadow, illuminator and dark blushers should be in a separate kit.
6) Have some items to add drama to your outfit always at hand.
A blingy necklace, a cocktail ring, a quirky bag are some ideas of adding some drama to your attire.
7) Red lipstick
Another instant pick me up essential. My personal favorite is M.A.C. Russian Red Matte.
It adds enough drama to make heads turn.
So girl, get going and plan your capsule wardrobe.
Till next time…