How I plan my outfits…

Each Sunday for almost two yeas I’ve been planning my outfit of the work week (OOTWW) clothes, taking a photo each morning and publishing them on the blog on Fridays.

How do I pick out my clothes? Some ask me. Here is what I do. There’s two steps to this. 1-6, and then paragraph below that one. Inspiration from others.

1. Start off with your base. That could either be shoes, pants, or your top. I usually start with my pants. I don’t like to wear out my pants so I try to only wear them once.

2. If you started off like me and picked out your pants, pick out a top to go with it. It could be a blouse, a knitted sweater, or could be a tank or a tee.

3. Layer it. Either add cardigans like you see I’ve done above, or if you’re not feeling the cardi, accessorize with a scarf.

4. Time for the fun part — accessorizing! Pick out jewelry, bracelets, belts, earrings and scarves. This is the time I also pick out shoes to wear with my outfits. Have fun with it.

I usually accessorize with necklaces since they don’t get in the way of me working. I get annoyed with bracelets, and rings too — when I wash my hands. I keep my necklaces in the bathroom!

My shoe rack :) I have a question for the ladies. What do you put in the inside of your boots to keep them upright?

5. Finish your outfit with undies and a bra, socks too if need be, and you’re done!

I put all the outfits on hangers, and put them aside. Reason you can’t see the pants is that they’re underneath the tops!

Next tip is looking through magazines, blogs and photos for inspiration.

I found this image on someone’s blog (I forget who, sorry!). A ton of people have put their Polyvore outfits on their blogs. Pinterest is a good spot to find outfit ideas as well.

As you can see, I pretty much tried to copy the entire outfit.

That my friends, is how I plan my outfits!

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  1. I put rolled up magazines in my boots to keep them standing up. I need to do a better job planning my outfits! I’m horrible about pre-planning!!!

  2. I need to do this, I would save so much time in the morning. I have tried laying out outfits in the evening, but I forget like three or four nights out of five, so thats no big help.
    But I do not know where to store five hanger FULL of clothes. My wardrobe is small as it is and they can’t hang on the front.

  3. I wish I was creative as you, but I have a limited amount of clothes that I’m willing to wear and risk having them get ruined at work so I usually end up just rotating through the same outfits. I guess thats one of the joys of being an early childhood educator. lol

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