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Do you 'outfit plan' in the style of menu planning?

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Flumpyflumps Mon 14-Jan-13 19:44:07

Just canvassing S & B to see if anyone does this.
If so does it help time saving and general efficiency in the morning?

If you mean putting out the whole outfit the night before, then yes.
I also buy items where I can see a gap in my wardrobe (e.g. at the moment I am lacking a casual dress).

dexter73 Mon 14-Jan-13 19:51:36

No. I just have a look and see what I feel like wearing when I get up.

Flumpyflumps Mon 14-Jan-13 19:52:36

Travel, the entire outfit as in any jewellery or bag too?

Arisbottle Mon 14-Jan-13 19:52:40

Yes, Sunday evening plan work outfits for the week,

ceeveebee Mon 14-Jan-13 19:53:09

I have a work wardrobe consisting of 6 black dresses. I only work 3 days a week. No planning required other than making sure all clean and on hangers (no ironing required either as mostly dry clean or wash and hang)
On non work days I have plenty of time to choose an outfit

deleted203 Mon 14-Jan-13 19:57:09

Yes....but I'm not sure how helpful that is grin. I menu plan by opening the fridge/cupboard door about half an hour before we eat and thinking, 'Oh blimey - what have we got that possibly goes with what else we have?' This has resulted in us eating a classic of 'Sweet and Sour Fishfinger Spaghetti' in the past.

Similarly when outfit planning I open the wardrobe 10 mins before I'm due out the door and find, say, navy dress. I then discover I only have black tights, and the only shoes I can find both of are green. grin.

BranchingOut Mon 14-Jan-13 19:57:22

Sometimes I put out my clothes for work the next day, but often I don't worry about it.

However, my clothes are all from just a few colour families so coordinating is not a problem.

I find it useful to put out the breakfast things when I have an early start!

Yika Mon 14-Jan-13 19:57:55

I've started to do this, yes. Look at weather forecast on a Sunday evening, put together 5 outfits for the week. It not only saves me a lot of time in the morning but I wear more of my clothes in more different combinations, because I actually have time to think about it. I don't get bored so quickly and I like having a different look each day.

Yika Mon 14-Jan-13 19:59:42

And, I don't have to clear up the heap of rejected clothes from the morning when I get back from work ... smile

Yes to jewellery, and nail varnish colour.
I don't have many bags and they all go with all my outfits anyway, so not as much planning needed!

Flumpyflumps Mon 14-Jan-13 20:18:31

This could be a revelation for my mornings, off to do the rest of the week now!

Hoping I might get to work on time and looking half decent!

Will report back, hopefully saying I have swanned out the house looking like I've stepped out of vogue (long shot)!

Womenandchickensfirst Mon 14-Jan-13 22:30:36

I've just thought this morning that I will start making a note of what I wear on a Wednesday, when I teach a course. This has been brought about by wearing a nice dress and being filmed for a training DVD. Months later I was brought in by another organisation to do a training day, and the DVD was shown as part of the training. I was mortified when I realised I had the same dress and scarf on in the DVD that I was wearing that day - e.g. looked like I only had one outfit. blush

I have an enormous amount of clothes that I wear for work, so felt unreasonably cross at myself. And yes, all the participants noticed! So, if I keep a note it might not happen again....

I also think this about what I wear when I go out with friends/ dinner etc, as I get stuck on things I love, rather than rotating what I have, but I can never remember what I wore when I last saw them. Not that they'd mind! I can see it's my problem!

I usually have a think about it last thing when I am laying in bed feeding the baby (like I am now). I haves just decided I want to wear my DVF wrap top tomorrow, so now I'm trying to think of what will go with it.

mysteryfairy Mon 14-Jan-13 22:44:55

I tend to put out my clothes the night before on work days as never feel that enthusiastic to pick anything out at 6.30am when getting ready for work. I never plan more than one day ahead, but as I am a bit slack with regards to laundry and ironing I am pretty much guaranteed to go through a fair few outfits before anything reoccurs. I am guilty of repeating the same shoes far too often though. Don't really plan these and then get into a real shoe (or more accurately during winter, boot) rut.

mysteryfairy Mon 14-Jan-13 22:47:16

And I would have to get up earlier in the morning if I didn't plan...decisions are harder at that time plus there's always the risk last minute ironing might be required.

dyzzidi Mon 14-Jan-13 22:47:59

I have started ironing and hanging up five outfits on a Sunday when I do dd,s school uniform. Most of my trousers and tops are generally mix and match so I do have some choice.

Arisbottle Mon 14-Jan-13 22:50:23

I agree, there is no way that I could be bothered to plan an outfit in the morning.

Sunday evening I hang out 5 outfits with shoes, accessories and underwear. In the evening I will paint my nails etc to match the outfit.

As I teach I need to consider which days I am in duty, what I am doing in class, if I have any meetings etc. I actually have a little board in my dressing room to note down such info.

I am a tad anal.

Arisbottle Mon 14-Jan-13 22:51:53

When it gets lighter I cycle into work, so I have a second wardrobe in my office so I can get changed when I get into work! I bring all my outfits in on a Monday in the car.

I am known for being a bit mad!

pinksomething Mon 14-Jan-13 22:52:15

I don't do this as yet but I did think about it just the other day! I find it so much easier when I menu plan so I had a revelation that the same might work for clothes.

I long for a dressing room.
I cycle in my pencil skirts all of the linings are ripped.

Arisbottle Mon 14-Jan-13 22:55:50

It is only the box room, nothing very glamorous.

BranchingOut Mon 14-Jan-13 23:01:28

I am a bit staggered that some of you coordinate your nail polish with your outfit, let alone write it down in advance!

Thinks about getting clothes-related whiteboard..,

CointreauVersial Mon 14-Jan-13 23:03:07

I do....sort of. Not the whole week's worth in one go, though.

If I go for an early morning run I like to plan what I'm going to wear for that day - it takes my mind off the pain (for a few minutes at least). Or I might lie in bed and think of something I haven't worn for a while (for example, tomorrow I've already decided I'm going to wear a black jersey dress, because it's going to be another cold day).

If I don't decide ahead of time I can end up dithering in front of the wardrobe for ages.

libertychick Mon 14-Jan-13 23:12:23

I plan the night before, put everything out and for January I am keeping a note of what I wear each day as I am to do a clear out at the of the month and want to see what i actually use the most.

V impressed with the matching nail varnish to outfits!

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