You know how I always tell you should plan your outfits at the beginning of every week, or at the very least the night before, and what a game-changer it is? Well, I actually do that.
I don’t share any strategies that I don’t use myself, and that haven’t worked for the women in my style program.
I know the concept of outfit planning has been around a long time, but just because an idea isn’t new doesn’t mean that it isn’t revolutionary. Because planning your outfits changes everything:
- It ensures you will wear more of your clothes.
- It makes mornings easier and more streamlined
- It makes looking stylish every day an effortless process
- It makes it easier to GET DRESSED and not hang out in sweats or leggings all day
- It makes your days more productive
But what does outfit planning look like in real life? Does it mean dressing up, every single day?
No. Definitely not.
It means looking at your day, at your climate and circumstances and schedule, and choosing outfits accordingly. Some days that means cozy and casual and other days you’re going to need (or want) to step it up a little.
In today’s video, I share actual outfits from a week in my actual, small-town-ish, not-too-dressy life. Some of these outfits will be dressier than your everyday looks, while others are more casual.
But I don’t make outfit videos like this so you can tell me how cute I am (although that’s always nice lol) or so that you can directly copy my outfits (although you are welcome to if they suit you!). It’s to show you what real life outfit planning looks like and to offer you some fresh ideas for outfits that you can recreate with your own clothes.
And now, here are my outfits for a busy week!
Monday started with my weekly live video on Facebook, and ended with a group Zoom call with my Ageless Style Program members. In between, there was Bible study, kids activities, work, and an anniversary dinner for my parents.
Outfit Formula: Knit Top + Plaid Pants + Boots
Tuesday is always a busy work day, between publishing a YouTube video and doing another Zoom call in my Ageless Style Program. Plus, the girls have lots going on after school and there is always a lot of coordination. On this particular day, I switched up my outfit from daytime work to a casual evening dinner out with the family.
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Plaid Top + Faded Black Jeans + Velvet Loafers
Tee + Faded Black Jean + Blazer + Boots
Wednesday is typically the day I shoot YouTube videos, and so this outfit didn’t go on until after I was done shooting. The dress was comfortable enough for working from home, but still felt cute enough to run out in.
Dress + Moto Jacket + Boots
This was another full day at my home office catching up on work, so I started the day in this comfy cardigan (worn buttoned up a sweater) and my faux leather joggers. For meeting a friend for dinner that evening, I swapped the top out for something sleeker.
Sweater + Faux Leather Joggers + Boots
Turtleneck + Faux Leather Joggers + Boots
Friday was another video premier day, followed by work, lunch with a friend, errands, and a food truck event with the family that night.
Printed Dress + Hat + Boots
Saturday was a blur of errands, shopping, and getting caught up around the house. For the evening, I put on a dress to attend the fundraiser of a wonderful organization called Provision Packs.
Henley + Knit Pants + Slides
Printed Maxi Dress + Statement bBag + Boots
Sunday is always busy and starts early, watching the babies at church during the first service and then attending the second service and heading back in the evening for youth. This day was cool, and so I wanted something warm enough but also chic and versatile enough to get down on the floor with babies and still attend a service.
Sweater + Wide Leg Pants + Boots
What did you think of this week’s worth of outfit ideas? And how do you plan your outfits? Let me know in the comments!