Part 2: My Best Outfit Planning Hack

Hi friends! I am here with my second capsule post for you today! You can read the first post here.

In this post, I am really excited to share a simple, but TOTALLY game-changing trick I just discovered. Anyone can do it and it makes getting dressed SO much easier and quicker every day!

So here’s the trick …

Take a photo of EVERY outfit you like to wear and keep them in a folder on your phone. When I first started this, I thought it was just a temporary way to figure out which items I wore in different combinations and what I needed to add to fill in my fall capsule, but the result was way more helpful than I even imagined!

All I did was spend two of Nova’s nap times trying on fall outfits and snapping photos and then ever since I snap a photo anytime I wear a new outfit combination and store them all in a folder on my phone.

Here’s what I’ve gained so far from this exercise …

1. I have a quick way to look at outfits and pick out what I want to wear even when I am away from my closet. I’ve always been a visual learner so seeing all my outfits together like this makes it so much easier to choose an outfit for whatever occasion I need. I still have the option of going in my closet and trying on 5-10 outfits (haha), but I don’t have to do that every time anymore!

2. Seeing my outfits in photos helped me realize which ones I will never be excited to wear and should sell or donate. I definitely found several outfits that I hadn’t realized it was time to let go of, and I wouldn’t have realized it if it weren’t for these photos. Clothing looks different in person and in photos and I’ve learned that (for me) I trust the photos more than my mood, which tends to change drastically.

3. I love the creative exercise of finding new combinations and adding more photos to my folder. I will for sure keep adding more photos all season. I love that even though it’s so easy to do, I feel like I am actually building a valuable resource for myself by adding these random little outfit snapshots.

If you are someone who tends to get stuck in a cycle of wearing the same 2-3 outfits over and over, like me, I highly suggest this exercise. I already notice a big difference in the variety of outfits I am wearing just because of this little folder on my phone. And it hasn’t even started cooling off here in Nashville yet, so I expect it will become a lot more interesting once the weather begins to change and I can actually wear layers.

What do you think? Is this something you would try? Do you think it would help you break up your outfit routine?

I’ll be back soon with my official autumn capsule blog post! I have so much fun with this project (especially for autumn!), so thank you for following along. xx. Elsie

Credits // Author and Photography: Elsie Larson.

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