Want to enhance your style without buying new clothes? My weekly wardrobe challenges help you maximize the style quotient of your current collection without spending a dime!
Do you start the work week full of style enthusiasm but lose steam as the days wear on? Hectic mornings, work stress and lack of sleep can turn outfit coordination into yet another chore in our busy routines.
I once had a supervisor who wore jeans with the same long-sleeved t-shirt every casual Friday for months on end. She wasn’t making a statement on wardrobe sustainability or executing a strategy to combat decision fatigue. Rather, like many of us, she suffered from Friday fatigue (and it showed in her outfit).
If having a “Friday outfit” (or any other day) is a deliberate decision that makes you happy and compliments your style values, than more power to you! However, most women don’t chose a repetitive style cycle. Instead we get style lazy, reaching for the most comfortable (i.e. familiar) garment in our closet. We then miss out on the creative energy and confidence that comes from feeling truly great about what we’re wearing.
Your wardrobe challenge this week is to plan your full week of outfits in advance.
More than anything else, developing your personal style is a matter of planning. This week, experiment with planning all of your outfits on the weekend at a moment when you’re feeling energized about style. A great time to do this is while putting your laundry away or organizing your closet. Put on your stylist hat and come up with a collection of outfits that will show off the diversity of your wardrobe and have you looking chic all week long.
It helps to take a snapshot of the outfits you’ve planned, or hang complete outfits up together on the same hanger, for easy reference later in the week. This way, the morning rush won’t get the best of you; your perfectly representative and creative outfits will be ready and waiting for you!
For those of you celebrating Labour Day this weekend, this challenge will be a breeze. You’ve got an extra day to plan and one less day work day to plan for!
Happy long weekend, everyone!
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