This cry is a common one amongst females, especially in a time critical scenario. Let’s be honest, we’ve all said it once or twice…. a week!
When we are getting ready for work, or a wedding, or a party, or a date, or an interview – the look we want to achieve just doesn’t spring to mind when we need it the most and in a hurry! But when we clean out out wardrobes we tend to find absolute gems that we have either worn once or not at all!
The simple fact here is that creativity cannot be rushed. And as a result, we often revert back to outfits we’ve worn many times before, and are dissatisfied when we leave for an event as we aren’t wearing something as fresh and fashionable as we’d hoped.
Don’t get me wrong, we have awesome clothes but it feels like we have nothing new to wear, and end up wearing the same combo every week.
The obvious solution to this problem is easier said than done, but will save you from pulling out your hair… Plan your outfits ahead of time.
I spoke with Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar, Kellie Hush, a couple of months back, and with her insane schedule, she knows the benefits of pre-planning outfits. She told me, “As I have many events I attend each week, and I have an incredibly busy schedule, I have my assistant pre plan and style my outfits for me, sometimes months in advance.”
See ladies, “ain’t nobody got time for dat”.
Do not underestimate the value in planning and styling your outfits ahead of time. And save yourself from unnecessary stress and dissatisfaction.
In practical terms, not all of us have amazing assistants to rely on. So here are some simple keys to try and implement into your life.
1) Work work work work #singingrihannassong
Plan your outfits for the week.
Sift through your wardrobe and pull out items that you could wear, and mix and match. Try on different combinations – you can’t always assume things look good together when laid flat on your bed – on body is key.
2) Outfit schedule
Look at your social calendar and start thinking about things you can wear to up coming events.
If you honestly don’t have anything suitable, then start shopping now. Look at what your favourite labels have in stock at the moment. Still can’t find anything? Look at new/emerging designers – often you will find something new and exciting that no one else will be wearing.
And since you are planning ahead, you have time to find something amazing. Don’t leave it until the last minute – you will buy something that is just ok – and we don’t like ok, do we? We want as Lana Wilkinson says “to look 100”.
3) Don’t wear it? Get rid of it
If you cannot see yourself wearing anytime soon, get rid of it. You waste time by filtering through the stuff you will never wear again. Time is money people! So say see ya later to the old, so you can see the new!
As we are entering a new season, now is the best time to cull, so you have room for the new season trends.
I’ll be heading to #VAMFF to see what our Australian designers will be releasing for the new season. I cannot wait to report back to you on my AW16 favourites.