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I do not know anything about you, but I'm not a morning person. I also like to sleep, so let's say it's not easy for me to get dressed for work in the morning. I wish I was one of those who put on their outfit the night before, but I'm not the best – I'm only trying my best! Given that, I had previously realized that I had put together outfits that were not my favorite, and that I was extremely stressful in the morning when I tried to go out the door.
When I came to this realization (and accepted that this is exactly who I am), I decided to plan and implement a plan that does not change my person but works within those limits. I identified a few key pieces in my closet, which I always grabbed when I needed to put together an outfit, and invested more in them. That way, I have several options in the styles that are basically the backbone of my wardrobe. Below, I highlighted each piece and why it helps me dress faster (and better!) In the morning.
The number one thing that keeps me busy in the morning when I'm under time pressure is a nice blazer. I just throw it over my jeans and my T-shirt and suddenly my outfit looks polished, though it took me five seconds to put it together. It's a fashion item that will last for years and make it one of the safest fashion investments you can make. Retailers like Mango, Zara and Pixie Market also provide you with quality blazers at an affordable price.
You can never have too many good t-shirts and I think they are the building block of most of my outfits. Whether under a textured blazer, a chic slip skirt or over my favorite jeans – T-shirts are among the most used items in my wardrobe and are the first ones I grab when I get dressed in the morning.
Another component of 99% of my outfits is always good jeans. Luckily, I work in a creative office where jeans are suitable for the office. So if I have the outfit planning in mind, I'm in the right place. I combine it with a pretty blouse, a cool jacket or the aforementioned Blazer for a quick outfit that looks guaranteed to look good. And as you can probably see, my standby work outfit, when I'm in a hurry, is jeans, a T-shirt and a blazer – and it works every time.
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