Last week was one of those weeks. By the end of the week I didn’t know the exact day. I guess because I’ve had so many meetings lately and I’ve been immersed in Twitter and Facebook the days seemed to get jumbled together. Actually I’m not playing around, part of being online is my new responsibility at work as social media coordinator for The Telegraph.
With all that said at least I’ve not spent a lot of time trying to figure out what to wear.
No. 1 – I wore a black capped sleeve top under my palm print dress (Kohls clearance, $4.99, fall 2010) and topped it with a vest (JcPenney, clearance $3.99, fall 2009.) I accessorized with some copper and brown jewelry.
No. 2 – I call this my Havana look. I picked this fedora up from Wal-Mart ($7) and felt it was my statement piece for the outfit. I went with a geometric print satin tank (Cato, summer 2010), black shrug and black capris (Apt. 9, Kohls clearance, $4.99.) I wore Dana Buchman python wedges (Kohls, clearance, summer 2010.)
No. 3 – I once again wore my espadrilles I picked up from my recent yard sale day. The colors from the shoe I think compliment the varying colors in the top, which I’ve had for a few years and carpis. I accessorized with a large blue shell necklace and turquoise ring and bracelet.
No. 4 – This linen Charter Club top paired with Cato walking shorts reminds me of the Resort Wear look. I wore on my American Eagle white wedges (thrifted, $3) and carried my white handbag, which I thrifted last year at Riverbend Resale in Wood River.
No. 5 – I went with a black and blue theme to highlight the colors from the print in this skirt, which I’ve had for around eight years. Instead of a white top I chose a black sleeveless one instead and added color by pairing it with this White Stag cardigan (Wal-Mart, spring 2010.) I accessorized with black jewelry and my Anne Klein peep-toe pumps (thrifted.)
Sometimes we get caught up in work and other responsibilities that trying to get dressed in the morning can be crazy task in itself. Our brains are on overload and we are so tired of making decisions that we simply don’t have to to think about what to wear. I’ve eliminated much of this problem by having a “roadmap” for fashion.
In order to achieve this direction I typically plan most of what I’m going to wear for the week during the weekend. I take a little time and go through my closet and look for inspiration and then I pull out a “look book.” Taking the time to go through the material before I get dressed helps eliminate trying on numerous outfits in the morning. I simply do it the day before the start of my work week and that way I’m not trying to figure out at the last minute what to wear. Of course there are some days I may change my mind and pick something different – it’s kind of like picking a new direction, but you still have the map in case you get lost.
How do you pick out your clothes for the week? Do you wait until the last minute or do you plan what you want to wear ahead of time?