Recently, the UK Publication, Daily Mail, reported their findings on a recent study of fashion. They surveyed 2000 women ages of 18-65, as to how long it took them to decide what to wear each day. Did you hear about this?
The study, which was undertaken by a uniform company revealed some interesting data on how much time is spent deciding what to wear. Can you guess? The data revealed that those surveyed spent 90 minutes each week deciding what to wear. Don't you think that is a lot of time?
I found this fascinating because I've personally have taken several measures to save time getting dressed in the morning.
When I was working for the corporate firms before I had kids, I would sometimes try a couple of different items on before I could decide on my final outfit for the day. I was trying to balance between not looking too casual, but not wanting to look boring in a suit either. Now I am in no means a fashionista, but I do like to express my style through my clothing.
Today I'm sharing how I streamlined my decision process that I use now which saves me lots of time in the morning.
Saving Time In The Morning
Here are some things I've incorporated to make deciding what to wear less time-consuming:
- Clothing organization - by only keeping what I really enjoy wearing I have reduced any time spent handling things that I do not wear any longer. I also keep my clothing sorted by style and color for easy decision-making. All the tops, bottoms, skirts, dresses and pants are kept together with skinny hangers to save room.
- Clothing accessories - I love my scarves and jewelry. Accessories give an outfit a little more oomph and style with little effort. I've decided to keep my accessories in the closet for easy and quick access.
- Color chart - InStyle Magazine had a really helpful color chart in this month's magazine which is super helpful for putting colors together. I had picked up the magazine at the airport earlier this month and the guide was in it.
- Stitch Fix - This fashion subscription service has been really great at finding me clothing pieces I love. Have you heard of them yet? If not, you can check them out here - (referral link) Stitch Fix - Fashion Subscription. I signed up a couple of months ago after hearing about it from a few friends. The company sends you 5 articles with styling ideas and you can decide to keep and purchase only what you want.
- Stylebook - I keep an inspiration book of styles I like in a folder and I've also made a Pinterest board to help me with fashion inspiration. I'd love to be better at being in fashion and it helps to have some cheat sheets to guide me.
How long do you spend each morning deciding what to wear? Do you have any tips to share?