All of you out there are leading super busy lives. Each day is accounted for. And there are still a million things left undone. In all of this one could surely do with lesser time spent to plan what to wear. Right? The daily dilemma each day: standing in front of your wardrobe, undecided. Wishing there was someone to help. An outfit planner perhaps! Virtual or real?
There is a proliferation of virtual stylists these days. An app like Chicisimo for instance (download it for IOS or Android). It makes life that much simpler. With all items in your wardrobe accounted for on it, you have everything in your hands. Literally. Use this feature on Chicisimo to help you plan what to wear (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.).
Once that is out of the way, you can get along with your week. This is considering you have a fair idea what the upcoming week holds for you. Factor in scheduled meetings and school events. Is there a business lunch on the itinerary? Friday dressing helps of course. And the weekends can be completely casual or party dressing.
To plan what to wear also helps in dealing with weather woes. Because you can plan according to projected weather predictions. In addition, once you decide upon possible options, you have time to get wardrobe-ready.
So here are some suggestions that can help you plan what to wear this week:
Aah the blues! Does the very name spell doom, ladies? You have probably had a rocking weekend. And the very thought of office, the commute, and the routine can pull you down. Before you plan your Monday outfit, check the schedule. As your wardrobe will be different for a business meeting. If not, add some colour to your outfit to fight the blues. Dark trousers with solid top/shirt ought to set the tone.
How about pulling out a skirt for Tuesday? The week has just begun of course. And it can be assumed that there might be some official engagement planned. Or a school visit. Consult your outfit planner for colour options. A comfortable top to see you through the day ought to work. And depending on the skirt colour, you need to decide on the top for a complete look.
Trousers again on a Wednesday work good. But just make sure the colour and texture is different from the one already worn. Or you can give it a different feel by adding a scarf from your wardrobe. Because a scarf gives a nice touch to any outfit. Even it can add a wow factor to a regular office dress too.
The weekend is gradually coming into sight, right? One can sense it almost. Trust your virtual stylist, Chicisimo to come up with some great suggestions. For example, a dress or a long skirt paired with a top would work great. These give a semi-formal tone to your look. And like any good outfit planner would advise, keep the prints or dots/stripes a bit toned down for work. Prints look great too as long as not a riot of colours. And again, the outfit you think of must be in keeping with your appointments. As even for a Skype meeting, you need to turn out appropriately.
On the other hand if there is a dentist appointment later, semi-formals work great. Pick something from your wardrobe that would fit the bill. And carry along a blazer that will go with the outfit. The combined look will do great at work. And the blazer can always be tossed aside for a coffee later.
Finally, Friday! That blessed day of the week. When suddenly the world begins to look that much brighter. Many workplaces specifically mention Friday dressing. But others do not. That does not mean you do not get to take out the jeans though. Wear your denims with elan on Friday. And just pair it with a semi-formal top/shirt to complete the Friday office look. But you might have a night out planned for later in the day. Then it was proved that planning helps you with picking and packing a party top into your work bag. Slip into it after office to get the party look just right.
With the busy week behind you, finally you can relax. Getting up late on the weekend feels heavenly. Most women keep weekends to catch up on chores. Also on socializing. There might be a get-together planned at home or a date coming up. Take your time to pick the right clothes from your wardrobe. And consult with family or your outfit planner for ideas. Because planning ahead will help you save time on decisions. Go all out with beautiful outfits to match the planned occasion.
How does the ‘pajama look’ sound for Sundays? Appealing, right? Especially after a hectic week and more of the same coming up. On some Sundays, the family might want to go out. A dine out or just a drive maybe? Or being a mall rat for a change. In case there is nothing that needs dressing up, you ought to be happiest. Just go for the pair of worn and comfortable jeans. Slip on a sweater or a top as the weather dictates. A pair of sandals or sneakers is all you need. After all, fashion too needs to take a backseat, right? Just go out, or not, depending on how you are feeling.
There will be chores to attend to, all said and done. Just get them out of the way so that the rest of the day is free. Lounge around, be lazy, read a book by the fireplace, swim, walk, or go for a run. Also, you need to devote some time to plan ‘looks’ for the upcoming week. And the whole cycle begins all over again!
It is not difficult to decide on different looks for the whole week. All you need is foresight and plan what to wear each day. Take the help of a professional outfit planner or be one yourself. Save time and indecision by planning ahead. You are then ready to take on the new week with gusto and energy.