Do you ever have wake up to the dreaded thought “What will I wear this morning”?
It always happens to me and particularly on a Monday.
For some reason it is the hardest day of the week to get dressed efficiently and quickly. I don’t want to waste time thinking about what to wear and I would rather have extra minutes lazing in bed reading or even better yet, going for an early morning walk.
Spending excess time on what we know will be a ‘done deal’ is a waste. There is no negotiation, we have to get up and get dressed so we may as well be prepared and work with the minimum of fuss.
If I spend some time planning beforehand I am so much happier. The “not knowing” or being without ideas drives me crazy and I never end up wearing the right pieces. I will either over dress, under dress or lack creativity.
Monday morning and every other morning runs so much more smoothly with a few regular routines in place.
What To Wear And How To Be Quick About It
- 1. Be planned about the day.
- It makes what to wear so much easier when you know what is on the agenda. Look at the diary the night before and know whether you need a gym kit and trainers or a tailored suit and stilettos.
- If you live in a climate that can change from one day to the next, like London, rely on the weather forecast to help you decide. I check every night what the day will bring because here it’s all about wearing the right jacket.
- It might be summer technically but don’t let that fool you.
2. Do not underestimate the power of an organised wardrobe.
A well-planned wardrobe can save hours of looking, extracting and tidying. Knowing what is on your hangers and in your drawers makes a whole load of sense. When everything is shoved in and mixed up it means a total rework every time you want to plan an outfit. This is a total time waster and frustration.
Be tough. If you haven’t worn a piece of clothing because each time you reject it for one or another reason, give it away. It won’t become prettier, more flattering or fit better idling its time in a pile of unwanted-ness. We all make mistakes and buy clothing we regret; the smart move is to cut our losses and save precious time as a result.
3. Accessories are everything.
The right shoes, bags and whatever else is your accessory go-to not only make all the difference but also make putting together a great outfit easier. Know your accessories and invest in their future because they do truly do make all the difference. To pick up a beautiful handbag and sling it over the shoulder may take.10 of a second but elevate your look 1000%. The fabulous mule will give your plain pants a whole new lease of life and take you no time at all to figure out. I think you get my drift.
Have these finishing touches well organised and close to hand. The simplest of dresses, which is quick and easy to throw on, will come alive with the right earrings, or shoes and handbag.
We always say, it is all in the accessories and not simply because they look good; they save so much time.
BE Quick About This
Here is one dress to wear on those lazy, don’t-know-what-to-wear days and one to throw on in no time at all.
images gigi and bella hadid for fendi spring 2017