Whenever there is an emergency, there is always “I don’t have anything to wear, what am I going to wear?” I had a client recently who needed a wardrobe revamp. She always complained how she didn’t have any clothes to wear, yet during her session with me, I noticed that she had her wardrobe full to the overflowing. Some of the clothes were hidden away at the back of the wardrobe with price tags still attached to them and some of them were carefully folded away for when she loses weight.
This is usually the case for many of us, we complain that we don’t have clothes to wear yet our wardrobes are full to the overflowing. There is no point in you buying clothes that you will not wear straight away when you buy it and there is no point in you putting your clothes away for some secret fantasies, why? because life is simply too short.
This experience and many others I have seen and heard has spurred me on to write this post. What do you wear in the morning when you don’t have anything to wear? Here are a few tricks to maximize what you already have in your wardrobes for that emergency event.
1. Put on a pair of shoes you haven’t worn in ages and base your outfit around them.
Most women have a pair or two pairs of shoes hidden away for that special occasion. On the morning when you can’t think of what to wear, try these pairs of shoes on and see the miracles happen, you will definitely be inspired for that day.
2. Raid your boyfriend or flatmate’s wardrobe
You know the story, girl meets boy, they fall in love with one another and become one. When you fall in love with the man, you fall in love with everything he owns including his clothing collection. Oversized knits or shirts from your boy-friend, flatmate, brother, cousin, uncle or even your father always look great with skinny jeans and flats. Do take permission before you them wear.
3. Experiment with colour
Spring time is the time to ditch dark colors and embrace colours. Pantone colour for the Spring/Summer 2014 is very interesting and includes soft pastels as well as bold primary colours, invest in some of these colours and play with the colour palettes. It can open up new outfits altogether and you’ll be glad did!
4. Make use of your eveningwear
Always think outside of the box. Check your stored/tucked away evening wear at the back of the wardrobe and mix with everyday wear. You’ll surprised what you come up with.
5. A statement necklace is your best friend.
Throw on a statement necklace for that extra oomph on your outfit.
6. Stick to the classics, you can never go wrong with a simple white shirt
There is no occasion that a simple white shirt doesn’t work for – work, at the beach slung over a bikini, at a bar. They’re called wardrobe classics for a reason. Shops like Hobbs, LK Bennett, Reiss and Marks and Spencer always stock classic shirts.
8. Check the weather forecast and work out what’s weather appropriate
Learn to prepare for the British weather, check out the weather forecast before you head out and dress appropriately for the weather. You will be doing yourself a big favour when you dress appropriately for the weather before you go out.
9. Go comfy, go sports deluxe
If you are like me always running to catch the train every morning, you will learn to run in your trainers while a pair of your shoes are in your bag to be swapped later in the office. Make your life (and commute) easy by swapping them for a pair of trainers or low heels.
10. If all else fails, shut your eyes, stick your hand the wardrobe and put on the first thing that you grab
Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of danger dressing in the morning? Close your eyes and let fate decide what you’re going to wear.
[Article adapted from never under dressed website]