Are you an extremely busy woman with a packed schedule thinking that you absolutely have no time for style?
While time is always something we wish we had more of, prioritizing the important aspects of our life – like styling and selecting an outfit for the day – can make all the difference.
In fact, it makes so much a difference, that it positively impacts your life.
When we look amazing, we also FEEL amazing. There’s no denying that. But, one must put in the work to look stylish.
Here’s some tough love: That girl that you admire with the gorgeous outfit and perfect hair – she didn’t just wake up like that!
She took the time – probably made the time – to carefully select pieces from her wardrobe that expresses her personality.
Today we are going to go over what you can do to look stylish without compromising precious time. Stop thinking that you have no time for style – because with these tips, you will!
1. Block off two hours during the week for outfit preparation.
Mark it on your Google calendar if you have to. Just like weekly meal prepping for a healthier diet, you need to prep your outfits ahead of time.
You’ll be able to cut down the minutes it takes for you to get dressed everyday because your outfit is already chosen ahead of time.
It’s all about time management. Style smarter, not harder!
I say “up to two hours” because that is how long it takes me to select five outfits for the week, but you can adjust this based on what works for you.
During this time, it should be a calm, enjoyable space for you to decide what you want to wear, giving you the freedom to select pieces that truly represent the awesome person you are.
Some people prefer to pick out their outfit the night before each day. I personally don’t have time for that…when I get home from work, it’s electric-blanket-on-the-couch-and-Netflix time.
But if you prefer to do that, go for it!
2. Save style inspiration for later.
When you go to do your outfit prepping, it helps to have some style images or videos to refer to so that you can select your garments a little more effortlessly.
Use social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram to save fashion content you like for later referencing. If you aren’t on social media channels very much, you can try saving Google Images to a photo album on your smart phone or other handheld device.
This prevents you from getting stuck on what to put together as you create a look.
For example, let’s say you really want to wear your green cargo pants one day this week. You have a couple of ideas for tops, but are stuck on what shoes to wear with it.
You then open up Pinterest to quick search “cargo pants outfit”. You see that in some of the pictures, lace up boots, Converse chucks, and white sneakers are the popular option.
You decide to go with the white sneakers!
You’ll be able to style your looks for the week quicker with fashion inspo you can quickly reference.
3. Organize your outfits so that they are easy to locate.
Have you ever felt despair when you can’t find that one clothing item you need for the day? Then you wind up frantically looking for it for ten precious minutes.
I recommend something like a closet cubby hanger or designated shelf that can be used to organize the outfits for each day of the week.
Some people use a rolling rack, but honestly I am too lazy to put each piece of clothing up on a hanger…but you may like the hanger organization :).
I myself need to determine a better place to organize mine (hey, I never said I was perfect! lol). I currently place mine on a huge love seat in my bedroom, which does the trick for now, but doesn’t look very pleasant, haha!
It is sooo nice to be able to immediately get dressed every morning with no stress!
4. Do an outfit test run.
During your blocked time to style your outfits, you need to try them on. Don’t just put the pieces together for what you think will look good. Do a test run in front of a full-length mirror!
Trying on each outfit ensures that you have everything you need for it and that it fits correctly. Furthermore, it validates that you like how it looks and will feel good wearing it.
Doing this also prevents you from encountering any issues with the garments, avoiding an unexpected and frustrating last minute outfit switch up.
Does that make sense?
5. CHOOSE to be stylish.
I was listening to a podcast the other day that mentioned that people can choose to be confident. It may be harder than it sounds, but it’s possible! It just takes practice.
All you have to do is make that choice to create a positive impact on your life.
Style IS confidence. So, if you wake up and tackle each day with confidence, you can achieve style.
The biggest factor to overcome is caring about what other people think. Excuse my french, but F*** them!! This life is about manifesting your best self and enjoying the ride while you can.
Don’t let the fear of what people think dictate your life.
Choose to be stylish, and you will make the time for style.
Are you ready to dress stylish in just minutes on a daily basis? Put these five tips into action and see the difference they make in your everyday life.
Feeling happy about the outfit you are wearing can lead to positive energy, confidence, and increased productivity.
Make it your priority!
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