From Miss Britt
This is where I reveal what a huge dork I am.
I plan my outfits lying in bed or standing in the shower. I close my eyes and imagine my closet and some very cute "piece" I’ve decided I’m obsessed with that morning. I build my outfit from there. Yes, that is where I invest my mental energy in the morning.
Here are some ways I answer the daily question "what should I wear today?"
What will go with those shoes/that jacket/those new earrings?
This line of thinking is especially popular on the Monday after a weekend shopping trip. The point is, I start with a Statement Piece, or something I love and work my way up from there. It’s less overwhelming to start with one thing I love and let the rest of my outfit come together than to stand in front of my closet waiting for the perfect complete outfit to leap out and cover all my fat rolls in the perfect way.
That trend/actress/stranger at the gas station was cute. How can I do that?
Often times I get dressed with the goal of emulating a specific "look". It gives me a goal to work towards instead of a wide open need to cover myself in some type of fabric. I might be "going for" the latest trend of the season, or heading towards something more classic like "bohemian". I’m a goal oriented woman in other areas of my life - getting dressed is no different.
What’s that in the back of my closet?
Wearing the same thing every day gets boring. I’m convinced boredom leads not only to an urgent need to overspend, but frustration in the morning. Dig into the back of your closet. Most people only wear about 30% of their wardrobe on a regular basis, which leaves a lot of clothing that you’ve paid for and recently neglected.
If none of that jump starts your creative fashion juices, fall back on the basics: a great pair of jeans, a shirt with excellent tailoring and more seams than a t-shirt, and comfortable shoes that are not made out of styrofoam.
Do you have any tips for those who feel as thought they have nothing to wear?
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