Plan what to wear this week: 7 looks for 7 days

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.).

Chicisimo outfit planner app helps you plan what to wear

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:

Monday

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.

Outfit with black pants from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Tuesday

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.

Outfit with a midi skirt from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Wednesday

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.

Plan what to wear for a working day

Thursday

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.

Wear a dotted dress

Friday

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.

Outfit with jeans from Chicisimo outfit planner app

Saturday

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.

Outfit for a Saturday night

Sunday

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!

Plan what to wear a lazy Sunday

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.

What is a capsule wardrobe and why you should be interested?

Amidst all the terms floating around women’s lives and their daily closet problems is something called a capsule wardrobe.  For those of you who are wondering what this means, here it goes. This is a term coined in the 1970s by Susie Faux, who is the owner of a boutique based in London called “Wardrobe”. Essentially it is “a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces”.

The name and the explanation suggest this as an essential part of your closet and indicate how you can become your own outfit planner with ease. You have at your disposal some fashion basics that can be mixed up and accessorized to give you rocking looks every time. The phrase “if looks could kill” achieved with ease, to encapsulate the essence of a capsule wardrobe.

What is a capsule wardrobe

Why would one require such a thing in the first place? And what essentials need to go into it so that you can think like an outfit planner?

What should go into a capsule wardrobe?

Selected items of clothing that define classic chic and are fashion evergreens need to find a place in your capsule wardrobe.  When did an LBD go out of fashion, like ever? Or a monochrome? Or lace? You get the drift, right?

The optimum number of items in a capsule wardrobe as per established outfit planners and non-professionals alike is around 33.  When you begin selecting from your chaotic closet it might initially seem a really small number. Select only the items that are most dear to you, irrespective of whether they are trending or not.

The ideal way to go about creating a capsule wardrobe would be to have around 4 of them to cater to different seasons. Understandably some items will be common to all which is quite expected. Make sure you include items encompassing jewellery, clothes, shoes and accessories. An app like Chicisimo can be of real help, enabling you to choose the right items.


Chicisimo outfit planner app to to create the perfect capsule wardrobe

Why would anyone need a capsule wardrobe?

There are real and virtual outfit planners if one cares to look and they are all out there to help sort out the chaos that is in your closet right now. Why you would require a capsule wardrobe in that case, you might wonder!

  • No decision fatigue. It is the decision making, the eternal question of ‘what to wear’ that wears out the best of the best.  A big headache that you believe only an outfit planner can handle but that is so not right. With your own capsule wardrobe, you have your choices cut out and decision that much easier.
  • Select stuff that matter. In the run and scoot that life becomes for most of us, we forget to focus our attention on things that really matter. Cutting out clutter from all aspects of life will renew your focus on things that really do matter.  A capsule wardrobe is only one aspect of life that will help you realize how less is more and less is relevant and less is doable. Go for it.
  • Get to love real things. Having the decision of dressing taken care of, you will be able to ponder more on what you love to do, what matters, etc.

How to go about building your capsule wardrobe?

Decision time again, ladies! What to keep, what to box away, and what to throw. It can get tedious for the best decision makers what with nothing to wear in the first place. However, this is a move that will really help with sorting out your closet like a professional outfit planner.

How about following these tips when creating your very own capsule wardrobe?

  • See it all. Take it all out and spread it on your bed. Everything means just that, everyyythingg. Each item of clothing, each accessory, shoes, bags, hats, bring it all out lady! This is the only way you can make any sense of the multiple things that your closet contains.  There are many hidden and forgotten items that are sure to make an appearance during this exercise. Having it all spread out before your eyes not only gives you a lot of choice, but you also realize what an immense amount of stuff you already own. An app like Chicisimo in fact does it for you virtually. It lets you see everything in your closet at the touch of your fingers in one place.
  • Sort it out. Sort your stuff by sections. Firstly by apparel type, like jeans, tops, gowns, shoes, jewellery, etc. Then for each section, go for subsections of ‘love, maybe, throw, give away’. There are bound to be some things you will always love, no matter what. Then there will be other things you will never wear, no matter what. Similarly for other two categories as well. Now make sure each item on your bed is put into one of these categories. Here again Chicisimo is at hand to do this for you virtually.
  • Finalize your choice. Think like a professional outfit planner when you go about finalizing your choice and keeping it to the 33 pieces of closet essentials to constitute your capsule wardrobe. Go by each apparel or accessory type as mentioned in #2 above. Keep different styles for each of these sections, deciding based on minimalism.

You will see how stylish and classy your capsule wardrobe turns out after this exercise. Remember not to get down and out at the number of things that did not make it to this list.  No list needs to be rigid and exhaustive. Above all, you need not throw away the rest. These are essentially fashion basics and must haves that you shortlisted.  You can always work around these guidelines and add something here and remove something there in order to get your final look just right.

In short, let Chicisimo become your guide towards a more organized closet and function as your new and 24×7 outfit planner. You will see a more confident you straddling your worlds and making a real difference.

Download the Chicisimo outfit planner app for IOS or Android. And if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.

Introducing Chicisimo for Apple Watch

  • Chicisimo is that friend or mother who helps you plan what to wear in those days when we have nothing to wear
  • My wardrobe would be a disaster without this app
  • Chicisimo app is like a lifesaver every morning when you don’t know what to wear

When you are in front of your wardrobe

Chicisimo for Apple Watch is a super fast way to plan outfit ideas, when you are in front of your wardrobe. What you read above is actual feedback we get from women, about the iPhone app. We are now launching Chicisimo for Apple Watch!

Imagine yourself thinking you have nothing to wear, even though you have tons of clothes right in front of you. How to combine my yellow sweater? How should I wear my black pants today?

With just two taps, you can select an item (a sweater for example) and then a color (yellow), and Chicisimo will pick several ideas for the clothes in front of you. You can combine different colors and clothing items such as pants, skirts, dresses, shirts, heels or more, and receive ready-to-wear ideas for that special outfit for today!

A new era

A few days ago we got this email from a woman:

I dont have to google or ask my friends anymore to ask them how to combine something

And then also last week, we got this:

This app makes me feel unique when I go out

This is exactly where we are heading. And while Chicisimo for iPhone gives you, in general, outfit ideas to plan what to wear, Chicisimo for Apple Watch helps you when you are in front of your wardrobe.

Chicisimo launches “Outfit Ideas”, the outfit planning iPhone app to help women decide what to wear

Chicisimo today announced the launch of its iPhone app “Outfit Ideas”, designed to help women decide what to wear. Women can now save and organize outfit ideas from over 2 million user-generated looks from Chicisimo’s community. The Chicisimo iPhone app is available for iPhone today.

“We’ve created a fashion app that gives women a new superpower

“We’ve created a fashion app that gives women a new superpower. The ability to multiply their wardrobe’s possibilities by a thousand,” said Gabi Aldamiz, Chicisimo CEO. “Every day, millions of women wonder what to wear. We are building a platform for them to inspire each other, and spice up their wardrobe with choices they wouldn’t have thought of.”

“Outfit Ideas, by Chicisimo” iPhone app has a unique interface to help women discover ready-to-wear ideas. Users can also select from clothing trends, people or colors. Once a user selects a clothing item or a color, the application scans through millions of outfit ideas. It then comes back with fashionable looks shared from the community.

When a woman pulls a pair of yellow pants out of her closet

When a woman pulls a pair of yellow pants out of her closet, she can then go to the app and browse through outfit combinations of people wearing yellow pants. She can choose the looks she likes and then save ideas into personalized albums. For example, “Ideas to wear my yellow pants”, “School outfits” or “My favorite looks”. The app has a strong social component, and allows her friends to see the looks with yellow pants that she’s been saving, and then engage in conversation.

“Outfit Ideas, by Chicisimo” uses an intelligent algorithm called the “Social Fashion Graph“. The Social Fashion Graph gathers analytical data about what people wear, and how they mix and match clothes to create an outfit. The result is a global map of the world’s taste in fashion.

The app can be downloaded from the App Store at the following link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chicisimo-outfit-ideas.-real/id911739747?ls=1&mt=8

More info

Gabi Aldamiz
Chicisimo CEO
aldamiz@chicisimo.com