Do you plan your outfits out the night before work? When I worked in a corporate setting, I would always plan my outfits in the evening so I could have one less thing to think about in the morning. It also gave me something to be excited about when I was waking up at 5am the next morning. Now as a small business owner, if I have an important meeting, I like to plan everything out in advance and wear something I feel 100% confident in. Lately, I’ve found myself in a style rut since my typical daily mom uniform consists of jeans and a t-shirt.
Feeling uninspired with your wardrobe may seem meaningless but the consequences are more profound than you may think. When I’m not feeling good about what I’m wearing, I feel unmotivated and have trouble focusing. Call it what you may but what I’m wearing affects many other aspects of my life. I can’t feel centered and my best self if I’m not presenting my best self externally. If I’m feeling uninspired, I turn to my notebook to get myself out of a style rut. Does anyone else have a list of outfits they keep that’s available in case you need some outfit inspiration? Whenever I think of something new, I add it to my list so my future self can thank me. This is a chic work outfit from my style inspiration list that has become my new favorite.
The white t-shirt is on the casual side but looks more polished when paired with a midi skirt and structured coat. For warmer weather, I would replace the camel coat with a blazer. This particular skirt is high-waisted and can be worn with a crop top without showing any skin.
I have a rack in my office of my favorite pieces. Whenever I’m in a style rut, I choose something from the rack and figure out how to style it in a new way to keep things interesting! Here are some tips I use to add some variety to my daily outfits.
♥ Sit in a cafe and sip on your coffee while doing some people watching. I love to observe what the girls around me are wearing and I’m not too shy to ask, “where did you get that?” if I really love it.
♥ Clean out your closet so you can rediscover pieces you haven’t worn in a while
♥ Go to Pinterest and Instagram for new ideas from your style icons, even if the outfits are outside of your comfort zone. Whenever I see a fun new look, I save it to my outfit inspiration board for future reference. I recently saw Mary Orton from Memorandum add a belt to a chic white blazer and loved the result.
♥ Start putting together a list of outfit ideas and consult it whenever you’re feeling stuck
♥ Have your go-to pieces front and center in your closet. If you know you feel confident in a breezy summer dress, have that ready so you can easily choose it when you’re feeling uninspired.
Or you could always come to this blog for some new ideas. 🙂 Have you tried any new outfits lately? What do you do when you’re in a style rut? Comment below. 🙂