I’ve seen so many services that make access to clothing easier for career women. Stichfix, Trunk Club and now the Bento Box. Those are extremely innovative solutions, but they aren’t always affordable. I decided to take that same concept and apply it to my own wardrobe (no new outfits purchased). Here’s what happened.
I planned five outfits for the work week and had them hanging on my bed. I didn’t go all out with jewelry and I tried to work in dresses and pieces that already fit together.
LET ME TELL YOU. I think it really shaved a good twenty minutes off of my normal routine in the morning. And planning my outfits ahead of time left more time to spend with my puppy, Harley Quinn, in the morning instead of rushing to make sure she does all of her morning business.
The other biggest change was how early I was getting to work. I kept arriving 10 minutes early. I don’t know if it’s purely because I was leaving exactly on time or because maybe traffic wasn’t quite so bad.
Getting changed became the first thing I did every morning before anything else. It was one less thing to think about! I used to stare at my closet waiting for the fashion muse to strike. And then before I knew it, it was cutting into the valuable time I looked forward to for enjoying my morning coffee. (That’s one morning ritual I’m not ready to give up.)
I highly recommend that instead of buying those boxes, set aside some time on the weekend to look into your closet and consider those pieces that aren’t normally part of your go-to looks. You can get creative! It didn’t take as long as I thought it would to plan out.
Putting thought into planning your daily looks just may surprise you and when you look good, you feel good too. I felt so put together and my confidence grew.
Try it for yourself and let me know what you think in the comments!