Hello ladies, as I am back blogging I thought I should get back to doing my Friend Friday posts too. So this weeks topic is how we chose our outfits. Sadly I feel my answers for this will not be very interesting as I am a wing-it kinda dresser most of the time, but here they are for you anyway.
1. How do you determine what you will wear that day?
Like I have said above, I am very much a wing-it type of dresser. It obviously depends on what I am going to be doing that day (and what the weather is like) but I usually just pull on the first item I feel like then match the rest of the outfit to that. Now and again I will know if I want to try style a specific item, maybe if it's new or something, And sometimes if I know me and Jon are going to do a photo shoot then I may actually think about what I am going to wear. But 90% of the time it's just a what ever goes outfit.
2. Do you plan outfits out in advance for a whole week, month, weekend?
Nope! Unless I am going home for a few days then I may actually plan a few outfits so I know I have something to wear each day. But not normally.
3. Do you have any specific way of tracking outfits and items already worn so you don't repeat?
Well if you check on my link bar up top you will find a link for 'The Wardrobe'. On there I have listed all the items I have worn on the blog so far and each item links to the outfits including that item, so I know (and you know) how I have previously worn the item. But very soon Jon is installing a new programme on my laptop that I am getting very excited about. It allows me to photograph all my items and sort them into sections, then drag them onto screen and build outfits and save combinations, hehe, fun! So maybe when I get that I will start organising outfits in advance and actually thinking about my styling a bit more.
4. How do you discover new combinations of items in your closet? (Trial try-ons? Hanging items together?)
I just try things out. I feel I have a decent idea most of the time about what works with what in my wardrobe, so I can usually match outfits fairly easily. But occasionally I might feel like trying out something new so will just put it all on and if it does than great and if not I change an item. I do occasionally hang items together if I am trying to work an outfit out for something in specific (like my interview this week) but trying things on is always better because of how clothes hang or layer together, which you don't really see on hangers.
5. To streamline the process for 2011 what is one new thing you can do to cut down your dressing time?
Well planning maybe one of them but I am organising my wardrobe so at least I know where to find things, that I think is one of the main things that slow down my dressing time. I sometimes know exactly what top I want to wear that day but can't find it, due to my overflowing draws and non-existend organisation. Once I have gone through all my clothes (which I intend to do over the next few weeks) I think I will be able to dress it little easier and experiment a little more as I will know exactly what I have (especially wit my new Dress Assistant programme!!).
So now you can see why I didn't think my answers would be very interesting, lol! Did you find them interesting or not (truthfully)? How do you decide what to wear? Are you one of the mega organised dressers out there? Does anyone else have Dress Assistant yet? Or any similar programme?