5 Outfit Planning Tips

This post is sponsored by Purple Trail, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend companies and products that I have personally tried and loved.

In what feels like the blink of an eye, 2018 has come and gone. We are almost in the 20's! When I was younger I was always curious as to how we would refer the 20's, 30's, etc. Will we call it 2020's, 2030's, etc? It won't be too long before we find out. (eek!) Anyways, today I am sharing 5 outfit planning tips with you. January is the month that I like to plan out the year and list what I would like to do throughout the year. This year I am using this adorable planner from Purple Trail. Since I have been unicorn obsessed since I was a tween (and still am), I chose this adorable floral unicorn planner. How cute is the little face! I will be featuring parts of my new planner throughout this post.

And of course when planning out the year, outfit planning is a must. Here are 5 tips that I incorporate when planning my outfits throughout the year. Do you have tips of your own? I'd love to hear!

P.S. Look at my blog name of my planner, how cute is that?!

1. Start With Important Events

I like to grab my planner and mark all of the "important" dates, such as holidays, birthdays, etc. At the start of every month, I think of any particular garments that I really want to wear that month. For example, in December, I really like to wear sparkly and festive outfits. (And my Christmas attire!)

 For the month of January, I don't much going on. Even if I don't have much going on for the month, I start off with Sundays in my planner, since I always go to church. 

2. Move On To Smaller Events

After taking note of important events, I place my focus on smaller events. This where errands, appointments, and other miscellaneous random trips fall under. I don't always know of all these events ahead of time, so I just plan outfits and leave them there for future use. That way when I have to go run a small errand, I have an outfit ready to go and I can avoid going out in my pajamas. 

3. Loungewear & PJ's

Speaking of pj's, I like to plan out my comfy outfits as well since I spend the majority of my time in them. I work from home so I make it a habit to wear nice and cute pj's. (I used to wear my old ratty ones, hehe) This is actually a very fun part of outfit planning, since I live in my loungewear and pj's. I'm at home about 90% of the time, so I have to make it fun somehow, right?

Even if you don't spend most of your time at home, it's fun thinking of what you're going to wear after a long day of work. I remember being in school and wanting to just change into my pj's, watch my cartoons, and eat endless snacks. (I mean that's pretty much my life now, except now I don't have to change out of my pj's, LOL!)

Along with my planner, I also got these adorable stickers!

4. Check The Weather

Imagine wearing your favorite flowy circle skirt, and suddenly it is as windy as can be outside. (Hint: it's not fun!) This happened to me a lot when I was in college in San Francisco. I made the mistake of wearing all of my flowy skirts on days that were really windy and it was not fun walking through the city like that. When I check the weather, I always check for rain, wind, and extreme heat or cold. Also, I like to check the weather to have an idea of what I can or can't wear that month. For example I can still wear my sweaters in January and February, sometimes March, and I can maybe get away with wearing a sweater once during a cold April morning.

5. Plan According To The Occasion & Environment

This seems like a no-brainer, but sometimes it's easy to forget a certain aspect of the environment you are going into, or sometimes we simply don't know. The first time I went camping, I did not know what to expect. I am also not the biggest outdoorsy person out there, so there's that as well, hehe. During the night, I was really cold because I did not take enough warm clothing. (It was summer and I wrongfully assumed it would not get ridiculously cold) Now, I'm fully prepared and sleep cozy and warm in my winter fleece pj's. Another time that planning ahead worked, was when I attended a wedding and I was going to wear heels. For some reason I did not realize that there was a possibility that the entire wedding was going to take place outdoors on a beautiful lawn. Thankfully the thought crossed my mind at the last minute, so I opted for a wedge bootie instead. Turns out the entire wedding was taking place at a beautiful event center outdoors, with guess what, a lawn. 

I hope these outfit planning tips were useful and I'd love to hear your own! :) And check out Purple Trail for a beautiful planner of your own.

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