Believe it or not, some of the busy professionals I work with have great style and do their own shopping. They have quality pieces in their closet and check all the boxes when it comes to having sufficient options in each category (pants, denim, blouses, dresses, etc.) So what do they need from me? Creativity. The number one thief of creativity when it comes to developing your personal style and wearing an outfit you feel good in each day is time. My clients don't have the time to sit there and play dress up, nor have they organized their closet in a way that will enable them to easily browse everything they own in order to come up with the best way to style their various pieces.
So, how do they overcome this obstacle? Outfit formulas. Outfit formulas are basically outfit outlines that allow you to mix and match different pieces in your wardrobe to create a uniformed look- one that suits your personal style and is practical for your every day life. I recommend creating at least three formulas for a busy week ahead. Consider which pieces you feel like wearing and are most suitable for your agenda. Below are three easy and chic combinations.
Dress + Jacket + Booties/Boots
Pants + Top + Blazer + Flats/Heels
Skirt + Camisole + Cardigan + Flats/Heels
As you can see, breaking down your wardrobe into categories and outlining your outfits really help to visualize and plan looks. Also, these formulas can be used over and over again depending on the inventory in your closet. Who says you can't wear a dress and a jacket every day if that's what you like? There are endless outfit formulas you can create, but remember that your formulas should emulate your personal style and every day life. Maybe jeans, a t-shirt, and slides fits your casual work environment more than a trouser and blazer would. You can have one formula for an entire week and choose the individual pieces you want to insert into the equation, and don't forget to add accessories to complete the look (belts, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, scarves, etc.). The point here is to utilize each component of your wardrobe to create versatile and stylish options that will make your mornings more efficient and give you more time for coffee!
Need help creating outfit formulas with the items in your closet? Contact me to schedule your closet colada today, or for additional information x0x