6 Steps to Plan Your Outfit for the Week

April 14, 2024

Choosing what to wear can be a very frustrating task especially if you have too many outfits in your closet. If you would like to always look stylish with little effort, you will need a plan. Planning your outfits a week in advance will save you a lot of time and energy. Additionally, the constant frustration of having nothing to wear despite having a closet full of clothes will be history. Follow our simple guide and plan your outfits for the week in six easy steps.

Step 1. Consider Your Lifestyle and Plans 

Your lifestyle greatly impacts your clothing choices. For instance, if you are a chef, you will spend most of your time in a chef's uniform. Likewise, your plans of the week may influence your clothing choices. What is on your schedule this week? A wedding, a trip out of town, or an in-person interview? Whatever it is, it is important to match your clothes to the occasion. Therefore, check your schedule to determine where you need to be and how you would like to show up there. This will give you an idea of your outfits.

Step 2. Check the Weather 

We have no control over the weather so it is good to know the weather forecast. You may be expecting sunshine on a rainy day and as a result dress against the weather. To avoid this, check your weather app for the forecast of every day of the week you are planning. This will help you work with the weather to achieve the desired look.

Step 3. Take Some Time to Organize 

It is quite challenging to remember all your clothes when putting together an outfit. Fold your clean laundry and organize your closet so that you can see what options you have. The OpenWardrobe app will help you digitize your closet and get help from a personal stylist on organizing it.

Step 4. Determine Your Theme for the Week 

Decide the theme for the week and how you would like to look. You could do this by looking for outfit inspiration from the OpenWardrobe app, Pinterest or Instagram. Screenshot all the images you like and arrange them in order of what you like the most to the least. Next, match your ‘outfit inspo’ to the places you are going in the week.

Step 5. Try New Outfit Ideas

Recreate the outfits you liked most from your theme and into images. Customize them according to what you like and what you already own. Remember to come up with a complete outfit, shoes and accessories included. Next, wear the outfit ideas you come up with to see how you would look. Feel free to switch or change items to whatever you like. The goal is to like all the looks you come up with.

Step 6. Arrange Your Outfits 

When you have all your outfits figured out, arrange them to be easily accessible when you want to wear them. Display the clothes or shoes on a clothing rack if you own one. This will help you see “what’s what” so you can easily grab what you need. 

Planning your clothes for the week will not only save you time but also the frustration of not knowing what to wear. We will have a selection of expert personal stylists on OpenWardrobe ready to help you curate your closet according to your style.