Mornings can be the worst—but we probably don’t need to tell you that, right? There’s seriously nothing more horrible than hitting snooze one too many times, only to be forced to frantically run around trying to get dressed so you’re not late. Even if you are fortunate to get to the office before your boss does, chances are your entire day will feel strange because you kicked the morning off on the wrong foot. Fortunately, there is a way to streamline your a.m.—as long as you remember a few daily fashion habits. Below, we’re highlighting three ideas that will ultimately make you happier and more confident—even if your morning feels rushed.
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Save yourself from the stress of planning the perfect outfit every morning by thinking about your entire week’s wardrobe on Sunday. We suggest snapping quick photos of your five outfits so you don’t forget—taking notes in your phone is just as effective. By referencing your notes as you’re getting ready in the morning, you’ll not only save time but also feel less frantic and, ultimately, happier as you begin the day—guaranteed.
When you’re putting together a look, it’s smart to think about your shoes first, as the foundation of your outfit. Have an important meeting? Swap your standard flats for heels; stilettos will naturally make you feel more polished and professional. Casual Friday? Go for cool flats and build your ensemble from similarly laid-back but polished items. Knowing a formula to create the perfect outfit will eliminate stress in the morning and undoubtedly make you happier as you begin the day.
Spend that extra 10 seconds in front of the mirror to examine your outfit before you leave; it will assure you that what you chose is exactly what you should be wearing. You can also use this time to make minor adjustments, if you feel like tucking in your shirt a different way or adding another piece might enhance your look. If you love what you're wearing, your confidence will boost throughout the day.
What’s your go-to daily fashion habit? Let us know in the comments below!