Do you plan your life (and outfits) ahead of time?
Even though I use two planners to keep track of my schedule and a small army of notebooks…I’m not always good at planning!
On several occasions, I’ve made rash life decisions without having a real plan of action. I’m the same way when it comes to making plans with friends. I love having a plan, but I’m very rarely the person to come up with the ideas. Thankfully, I have a few close friends who are much better at planning than I am. I’m working on it though! My best friend and I have a fun weekend coming up and I’m trying very hard to come up with a plan. I won’t lie though. It’s stressing me out!
I’m also not very good at planning outfits in advance.
Topshop Vest via Nordstrom rack (Similar) | Madewell Whisper Cotton Turtleneck | Zara Boyfriend Jeans (Similar) | Michael Kors Strap Booties c/o Shopbop | Elle & Jae Gypset Minde Tote c/o Shopbop (Similar)
I love the idea of planning outfits in advance.
After all, when you have an outfit already picked out, it’s one less thing to worry about when you’re trying to get out the door. This is why a lot of people recommend that you plan your outfit the night before, in order to save time in the morning. When I know I have an early morning, I try to choose my clothes the night before. This issue is, more often than not, after I get dressed, I decide that the outfit I chose is a fail. Maybe it doesn’t look as good as I thought it would, or maybe I think something else will work better. I tend to have greater success putting together an outfit that I feel great in, when I don’t plan!
Funny enough, I usually plan my outfits in advance before a photoshoot. This is especially true when I shoot more than one look at once…which is what I did when I shot this outfit. During the outfit planning, I was most excited about this outfit. I couldn’t wait to pair this Madewell striped turtleneck with the black longline vest that I found the day before at Nordstrom rack. As it turns out, I ended up liking this look the least. It’s not “bad” per say (if it was, I wouldn’t be posting it), but it looked better in my mind.
And there you have it. This is why I’m not good at planning outfits in advance! It’s difficult to get the outcome to match the plan in your mind.
But really. Do I need to get better at that skill?