How do you dress? I don’t mean what steps you take to physically put on your clothes (I don’t need or want a visual of you dressing in the morning) but how to you organize and make sense of your closet? I ask this question because I am a morning person, waking up between 4:30 and 5:00 a.m. in the morning. Before arriving to work at 9:00 a.m., I check my email, workout at the gym, eat breakfast, and catch up on the doings and going ons in the world. The time between the gym and arriving at work is slim and I often assemble my ensemble for the day in mere seconds. Because of this, I too often look disheveled at work.
My coworker and friend Macy made a comment that caused a lightbulb moment. When asked about how she shops and dresses, she said, “I wear my clothes over and over until they fall apart.” A mundane statement, yes, but it resulted in me asking myself the question, “What if I organized my wardrobe each season with pieces that could be mixed and matched and simply recycled the looks over and over?” Would this solve my daily dressing dilemma? I don’t know but I’m going to try. So, this weekend I pulled and stored shirts, tops, pants, skirts, dresses, and shoes out of my closet as well as shopped for missing pieces and this seasons trendy pieces to form my spring wardrobe. Until summer (June-ish), this is what I will be wearing, over and over.
In my opinion, this way of dressing is better than being spontaneous. And the benefits are trifold. One, I won’t spend money here and there on useless items that don’t fit in my wardrobe or style. Two, I will solve my daily dressing dilemma. Three, I’ll look good every single day. Magical!
So how do you dress? Are you the spontaneous dresser or the dresser who needs organization and structure? If you are a free-spirited- ensemble-put-together-er (I don’t know of that’s a word but it’s one hell of a hyphenation), do you have any tips?