My #1 Tip for a Stress-Free Weekday Morning

workday outfit planning

Weekday mornings can be unpredictable, so having an efficient routine can help avoid unnecessary stress and afford you a few more precious minutes of beauty sleep. Over the years, I've found that one thing can make or break my morning — my outfit. We've all been there, standing in our closet staring hopelessly into an abyss of clothes with literally nothing to wear! What about this? No, I wore that two days ago. What about that? Ugh, it doesn't fit! What about those? They don't match this shirt. Omg, I'm late! Before you know it, you've put on whatever looks reasonably acceptable and dashed out the door because you're late for work and oh, by the way, you actually hate what you're wearing and just remembered you have that important meeting today. Sound familiar? It's happened to the best of us!

I learned a long time ago that this is the worst way to start off your workday. The stress, the rush and the sting of a bad outfit linger for hours because you have to live with the results of your bad decisions all day. Trust me, I've been there, worn that. So I decided long ago that I wasn't going to let poor planning get the best of me.

My #1 tip for a stress-free weekday morning is to plan your outfit the night before! This also includes having a back-up option in mind in case plan A doesn't work out. Just taking 10 minutes the night before to set out what you're going to wear will make getting ready in the morning a lot more pleasant and kick up your confidence to take on the rest of your day. If you're an overachiever, you can even plan out your outfits for the entire work week, but personally, I like to take it one day at a time in case something comes up, the weather changes or some #outfitinspo strikes me.

In order to establish this new weeknight ritual and stick with it, I recommend designating a special space for it, whether it's a new hook in your closet or a clothing rack in your bedroom. It will keep your clothes separate from the rest and serve as a visible reminder to pick your next outfit!

Here are some options to help you create your outfit planning space that range from budget-friendly to Pinterest-worthy.

Do you plan your workday outfit the night before? If not, are you going to start doing it?


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