Ask any style blogger the secret to a great outfit and you will probably get one common answer - careful planning. And planning of course always require that precious time.
Of course, allotting time differs in each situation. When I was working for Intel factory in Cavite, I would plan my entire 5-day outfit on a weekend and I think that's where this whole "theme dressing" for business trips came about. There were weeks when I would do a black and white theme, a floral theme, etc. And for those of you who are wondering why I have to plan outfits in a factory setting, let's just discuss it in a different post shall we? Haha!
If you're not a morning person like me, the best way to do it is to plan outfits the night before. Some call it the 8-hour rule. It makes sense right? Because you wouldn't wanna scramble out of bed in the morning and feel the added pressure of thinking what to wear. By allotting atleast an hour for your outfit helps you pick outfits that makes you look put together. ;)
And for those of you who were motivated to give this planning a try, here are some trickier outfit formulas that takes a little additional effort to try. Find out what and why below.
Mixing prints in any ensemble is no easy feat but is a rewarding one. If you give yourself extra minutes, you'll be able to curate an attractive mishmash that's not clashing.
As I've mentioned in this post, the safest way to do mixed prints is to start with black and white pieces. Here's a striped and splattered pattern for the color-averse out there.
|Top: Maldita; Skirt: Bugis in SG (also here); Shoes: Mango|
Another favorite of mine is the stripes and floral pattern. I guess seeing two example of stripes in mixing here gives you an idea that it is the easiest one to start out with too. By the way, this is also an update of an old look found here. :)
|Top/ Dress: Mango; Bustier: Topshop; Shoes: Zara|
Ruffled Statement Shirts
Anything that requires a lot of ironing is the perfect piece to give some attention when you have time.
|Dress: Unbranded; Skirt: Zara; Shoes: Zalora; Bag: Here.|
This fashion phrase (I just learned recently, too) means a denim jacket and jeans combination. The ensemble below doesn't strictly apply to this though but the denim feels of the blazer and jeggings made me think this is a qualified look for this category. You gotta admit that finding the right jean pieces also takes time.
|Blazer/ Pants/ Shoes: H&M; Top: Mango; Belt: Dorothy Perkins|