Wednesday, January 19

Back It Up, Back It Up, You Got It...

For me it happens all the time: You hear the alarm (in my case, it's my puppy Pepper), hit the snooze (put her on the ground), and lay there for what seems like five minutes, before you realize it's been almost an hour and you've got to get out that door NOW!! Don't worry, you can be honest, because it happens to the best of us. But on these days, the biggest question isn't what we're going to have for breakfast or what the weather is like outside. On days like these, it's "what should I wear?" and more importantly "where is it?".
I was recently reading a blogarticle about the importance of always having a back up plan. And I couldn't agree more! It's important to always have a just in case outfit, in mind for those rushed occasions that you need clothes quick and don't want to look like a bum off the street.
Depending on the season, style, and styler, the back-up-plan will be different. Since it's wintertime, and super cold lately where I live, my outfit go-to is a boyfriend cardigan, leggings, and boots. It's warm enough for the chilly mornings, and it's super versatile. Depending on the event, I know I can add a scarf and black slouchy boots to make it casual and comfortable, or grey dressy boots and a necklace to add some shimmer and shine for an evening out. I usually toss on a black turtle neck under it all, but, again, depending on where I'm going, sometimes a white cami or tee is more appropriate.
Plan B

The key to cooking up a great combination is to remember three things:
1. Comfort
2. Ease
3. Versatility

When you pick out an outfit to be your "go-to" choice, it should be something comfortable enough that you can wear all day without the tugging and pulling (Reason #1 that I chose leggings for my bottoms).
It should also be something that's not too complicated, so there's not too much rushing in the am. Focus on about three or four key pieces (1. Sweater 2. Pants 3. Shoes ). The simpler, the better! Less thinking will ultimately mean less anxiety in the morning.
And lastly, it's important to make sure that what you're picking is versatile, meaning that you could wear it just about anywhere and do almost anything in it (you could wear it to work, school/class, lunch date, evening out, etc.). If not, it should be close to versatile, where you would only have to change a few pieces (different shoes or different necklace/scarf combo) to make it work for you in any scenario.

What is your outfit back-up?


  1. That's a great idea! I have all those pieces too.. except my boyfriend cardigan is a lighter gray. Love it!

  2. Your choices are perfect, I might have to adopt them into my back up plan!My back up outfit is always a slouchy top and jeggings (cargo or denim). It works every time and can always transition through seasons! Hopefully it will serve me well in college this fall ;). Thanks for your comment on my blog, I'm glad I make you want to take pictures! I guess that's what I'm going for ;).

  3. I like these choices, casual and chic. Those are also good rules to live by, comfort is importent. Nice blog!


  4. Very cute. Thanks for the great tips. :)

  5. I LOVE your plan B!! It looks sooo comfy, cozy, and cute! I posted my comfy outfit for my snow day over at my blog! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving it some love!


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