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How to Prepare Your Wardrobe for Upcoming Events

This week I wanted to provide some insight on how to plan ahead for some pretty exciting upcoming events, such as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. Clearly this is a crazy time of the year, so I’m looking to help you spend as little time as possible on figuring out what the hell to wear.


Planning your outfit choices is so important because it decreases stress, saves a ton of time, and allows you to utilize your entire wardrobe. I started doing this a while ago when I knew I had big events coming up. As a lot of my close friends know, I am not a morning person. So if I am able to decrease my morning struggle by pre-planning an outfit, I am more pleasant to be around. I know, it’s a work in progress.

Let’s get in to different techniques that will help you decide what outfit you can wear later on in the week:

  • Start with a bold piece, and work around it.
    • Typically, I will choose something bold, whether it be a shirt, trousers, tie or blazer, and continue to build an outfit around that.
  • Try utilizing your entire wardrobe!
    • We all have a few pieces which are rarely worn, so try using that as your starter piece and create an outfit that goes perfectly with it.
    • The reason you don’t wear it is not because it’s ugly, it usually because you haven’t gotten around to trying it with anything yet. Remember, you bought it, so you must like it for some reason!
  • Know what you are choosing an outfit for.
    • In this case, choose your outfit based on the three big days I stated earlier.
    • It is a formal or casual event? Is there a theme? Who are your trying to impress?

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Choosing an outfit in advance is a great way to start your week! You are excited about what’s to come, and you know you will have one less thing to worry about every day.

For more information and style tips, check out my Instagram @dysfunctionalwardrobe. Happy Holidays!

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