1. Plan your outfit the night before 預早準備明天的裝扮
2. ‘Iron’ your clothes in the shower 在洗澡時熨衣服
3. Have work shoes that match everything 擁有一雙百搭的鞋子
It is fine to have a few crazy shoes that don’t seem to go with anything but you just love. However, they are not the best choice when you’re all frazzled in the morning and just want to put together a stylish outfit to get out of that door. When it comes to prepping for work, try to stick to the basics. My classic nude pointed flats go with any outfit ever, and if I want to polish myself a little more, I will strut off confidently in my black pumps.
Take care of your feet and make sure that these shoes are also comfortable. It may cost a pretty penny more, but I assure you that it’ll all be worth it when you find yourself wearing it multiple days a week.
4. Organise your jewellery 好好放置你的首飾
Have you ever decided that a particular necklace will be perfect for your outfit, only to fall into dismay when you find that necklace trapped in a fierce tangle with probably a thousand other ones? This is a tragic lesson that we must all learn from, so always keep your jewellery organised, starting from keeping chains away from each other. Personally as an earring aficionado, one of my best investments in this area was to get an earring rack so I can see all my options in a single glance every morning. Before I would have been just digging around my messy jewellery rack, just trying to find even two matching earrings.
5. Have a permanent backup outfit 準備一套永遠百搭的「後備」衣服
You have meticulously planned your outfit the night before but when you put it on in the morning, you realise that it just doesn’t sit quite right. This may be due to just fickle fashion sensibilities (happens to all of us) or a rouge tear in your skirt that you have no idea even existed. This is when the backup outfit comes in handy. It may be a classic black dress or a simple shirt and skirt combo that you’ve worn before and knows fits you. Not the most exciting, but it works and you haven’t got the time to recreate a new outfit from the shambles of your closet.
原則上在前一晚已經準備好明天的衣服，但有時候你會突然覺得這裝扮不配襯，這時候你需要一套百搭的 「後備」 衣服，可能是一條簡約的黑色運身裙或是普通的襯衫及裙子，它可能不是最有心思的裝扮，但絕對能在重要時刻幫助到你！
6. Add one accessory that makes you happy 以首飾為自己增添快樂
Dressing in the morning is not just a physical act – it’s also about mentally prepping myself for the day. Hence, one last thing I always do before I leave is to put on an accessory that makes me happy. Maybe it’s putting on those diamond earrings you bought yourself for your birthday, or stacking on some rings that you scored at a flea market. Or maybe it just looks pretty, and hence makes you happy! For myself, I have quite an interest in horoscopes, so my most common go-to is my Capricorn Necklace (yup I’m one!), which classic design makes it perfect for the workplace too. Its studded Swarovski crystals, almost like stars plucked from constellations, always make me feel confident and beautiful. Do note that I said to add ONE accessory, not a whole armful of them, because you definitely don’t want to over-accessorize. Even Coco Chanel lived by that mantra.
The most important thing about getting dressed in the morning is to make yourself ready to take on the world. Hopefully with the above tips, you will be able to do that both quickly and stylishly from now on.