Is standing in your wardrobe struggling to pick out what to wear a time suck you’re desperate to remove from your life? Do you have a closet purge on your to-do list but don’t know how to decide which clothes to keep? Here are three handy tips to get you dressed and ready to go in a snap.
Simplify, Simplify, Simplify
Finding unique cuts and patterns is exciting, and those pieces can add drama to your wardrobe. Yet these standout pieces can make mixing and matching a challenge. How many times have you purchased something with a funky pattern only to never wear it for a lack of coordinating items?
Employ the “use it or lose it” rule to set yourself up for success. Recycle anything worn beyond repair, keep what you use, and donate anything you haven’t worn in the past six months. As you put everything back, turn the hangers backward to make finding the untouched items easier next time.
Routines Are Your Friend
Daily routines might sound boring, but they streamline tasks to make them more efficient. Routines also allow for the habit to take over when you just can’t seem to get going.
You don’t have to select a set outfit for each day of the week, but establishing a nightly habit of picking out your outfit before bed can at least keep wardrobe dilemmas from making you late. And having a pattern for the clothing type you might wear on a specific day can help shave off a few more precious minutes without locking you into stale styles.
Make It Goof Proof
A set of classic designs in neutral tones can make mixing and matching a fast and simple process. The classic pieces allow for making your more fashion-forward choices wearable and let their colors, patterns, and textures stand out.
Create a staple wardrobe with at least a top, a bottom, a jacket, shoes, and your preferred accessories in two or three neutral shades. Then, no matter what your standout piece, you can create a complete outfit, or you just stick with the neutrals for a classic look. Either way, this goof-proof trick makes it easy to look great anytime.