7 Outfits for 7 Days

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you’ll know my morning show of choice is NBC’s Today show. And my fav host at the table is Tamron Hall. She’s pretty, she’s black, she says she does her own makeup for her TV appearances, she talks about her life as a single lady, she rides a bicycle around the city, she’s quick to announce her age – she’s 44 but looks like she could be in her 20s, and she’s the funny, sensitive, voice of reason at the table (or at least that’s how she appears on the show – I like to think that’s how she is in real life). And to top it off, she’s usually well dressed – understated elegance, clean lines, classy, even if her legs are always so shiny the light bounces off them onto the screen (that’s better than having dry, ashy skin, I say)

7 Outfits for 7 Days
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Anyway, there’s one thing in particular that she’s said about her style routine that struck me. She says every weekend, she assembles her outfits for the week ahead and puts the entire outfit on a hanger, down to the accessories and the underwear that will go with the clothes (Ladies, you know sometimes the foundation garments are critical to a successful outfit)

Ms. Tamron credits this habit to her dad, who I think she said spent some time in the military, and passed on his structured planning and organization skills to her.

So I was impressed. But if I’m being honest, this isn’t new to me. My mom taught me the same thing when I was a child. When I was growing up, Mummy made sure we had our clothes together for the week ahead too. On Sunday evening, we would iron our uniforms for the entire week and put them on the hanger, each tunic and corresponding shirt assembled, ready to be donned in the early morning still- sleepy, getting-ready process. Shoes were cleaned, socks stuffed in them the night before. Bags packed with all the essentials. Everything was planned and ready to go.

I stopped wearing a uniform long ago – since my days working at the bank – and over the years, it seems I’ve lost the discipline and the benefit that came with planning my clothes for the week ahead.

So thanks, Ms. Tamron, for reminding me what my mom taught me as a young girl and motivating me to start doing this again.

Here are my outfits for the upcoming week (foundation garments excluded this time around 😀)

Monday:  This week’s forecast for warm temperatures call for a light dress outdoors and a blazer for those chilly airconditioned moments in the train or in the office.

 7 Outfits for 7 Days
Tuesday:  a short sleeved cardigan should be fine for another 90+ degree day.

 7 Outfits for 7 Days

Wednesday: This outfit will do double duty as I have a church program in the evening.

7 Outfits for 7 Days Thursday:  If it rains as predicted, this outfit matches my rain boots.

7 Outfits for 7 Days Friday: If the rain persists, I can add tights and rain boots to this outfit as well.

7 Outfits for 7 Days Saturday: There aren’t many days left in the summer where I can dress like this for church so it’s best to take advantage of it while the weather still permits. There will be a blazer with this outfit which I think is still at the cleaners.

7 Outfits for 7 Days

At the end of the week, I’ll evaluate the process to assess:

  • whether I stuck to my plan
  • if not, why I didn’t
  • how much time it took me to get ready in the mornings (right now, the chaos hasn’t been timed but it could go on for hours if let it)
  • whether I want to continue and make this part of my regular routine again

Did you learn this method of planning and preparing your outfits in advance when you were younger? Do you still do it? Why or why not?

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Marsha says:

    I currently wear a uniform, but oh how I miss the variety, accessorizing and choice that came with previous positions. Especially when I lived in Florida. But after I moved to Washington… I quickly embraced scarves, boots, and tights as essentials.

    I love how you use red for a pop of color (love those pumps btw!).

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Thanks, Marsha. Agreed. Scarves and tights are my go-to accessories in the cooler months.

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  2. Ashley says:

    I love Tamron Hall! All of these outfits are really awesome! I don’t think I can pick a favorite! I’m going to save these for inspiration! Thanks for linking up today!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Thanks, Ashley. I am happy I invested the time over the weekend to get these ready. It sure made for an easier morning today.

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  3. I used to do this when I had an 8-5 job mostly because I’m a born organizer and I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t wearing the same thing over and over. Love all of the outfits you put together for the week!

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Thanks, Rosy. I think it might be helpful even if you’re not going to a traditional office. Sometimes when I’m home, I tend to wear the same causal things but I find that I am more productive when I’m dressed for work.

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  4. Darcy says:

    Awesome planning! I Love Friday’s look!!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Thanks, Darcy! Now that I have my looks planned out, I almost can’t wait to wear them even though they’re not new clothes. 😀

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  5. I am all for planning everything in advance.
    Sometimes it did happen that I chose my clothes for the week, but I did at least one day in advance for sure.
    That is a great time-saving tip.
    Thanks for sharing it on #TipTuesday!

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Aww, thanks for the validation, Debbie! I love the #TipTuesday linkup and am finding some great ideas there myself. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead

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