Stacy London on Planning Outfits for the Week: Think of It as Meal Prep

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 1:39 PM, October 11, 2016

Aired June 9, 2017

Getting dressed in the morning can be stressful. One of our viewers, Jamie Battista, says she often tries on between six and ten outfits every morning before work -- something we’re all too familiar with ourselves! We asked fashion guru Stacy London for help solving Jamie’s (and our) everyday “what should I wear” woes. Here are her outfit planning tips that will help you save time in the morning and maybe even catch some extra ‘zzzs.

Look at It Like a Meal Plan
Lay out your outfits ahead of time so you don’t have to think about what to wear every day. Sometimes you think an outfit will look great, only to try it on and realize it’s not exactly what you pictured, so make sure to try things on in advance.

Mix and Match
London loves pairing unexpected shapes and textures like a flowy top with a pencil skirt for a chic, dressy look -- a combo Jamie never thought to try.

Layer, Layer and Layer
This technique not only gives you options when the weather is iffy, but it also helps you create new looks each time. (Check out her tips for 3 fresh ways to rock a black jumpsuit!)

Wear Your Pajamas To Work
Since pjs are so trendy right now, London suggests trying out a kimono over a tank with jeans. Don’t be afraid to layer these pieces into your look and have a little fun, especially in the daytime, she adds.

Statement Jewelry Is a Must
London says it’s the easiest way to dress up any outfit.

Get It All Ready to Grab and Go
Once you’ve planned all your looks for the week, London says to put them in one section of your closet, each complete outfit on one hanger so in the morning you don’t even have to think - just throw it on!

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