How To Get Dressed In 2 Minutes + 6 Outfit Ideas
You wake up your normal time and you get ready for work or college. You feel great and are eager to get the day started. Now, you go to your closet to pick out something to wear. Oh no, you didn’t pick out an outfit the night before. What will you wear? Your closet is full of closet and you think, “I’ll just grab something.” You grab the first top you see. Now, what will you wear with it? You grab a floral skirt. No, that’s the wrong color and you hang it back in your closet. You reach for a pair of pants. Oh, those don’t fit right anymore! And, you hang those back up. The clock is ticking. You’re supposed to be leaving right now to make it on time to work. You grab the pants that don’t fit right and wear them anyway. You grab a pair of shoes. They’ll be ok to wear with this outfit. You forget to put on jewelry. You think, “I’ve got to get to work.” You’ve left the house and you feel uncomfortable and halfway dressed. You feel stressed already and the day hasn’t even begun!
Sound familiar? I used to do the same thing! I had a closet full of clothes, but only a few pieces matched. I had so many clothes that were packed together that they got lost and I couldn’t see them all. I clothes hanging in my closet that were uncomfortable, didn’t fit right or were worn or faded. Getting dressed was a chore. Because I didn’t know how to coordinate my clothes and I had clothes I didn’t like to wear, I dreaded getting dressed. I hated the way my clothes looked. Yep, that was me!
Then, I started using a capsule wardrobe and the way I got dressed everyday changed for the better! The picture on the left (below) was my closet before I started my first capsule wardrobe. I cannot even believe that was my closet. I always include the photo on the left on each of my capsule wardrobe e-books‘ pages because my closet went from totally messy to neat and tidy. Now, by using a capsule wardrobe, only the clothes I love to wear and that I feel great in hang in my closet. My closet is organized and fresh each season with clothes that coordinate well with each other. It takes me only 2 minutes to get dressed everyday.. I’m proud of how my closet looks now!
The photo collage below is from The French Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe: Spring 2017 Collection e-Book page.
When it comes to getting dressed, whether it is for work, school, college, etc, chances are you may be in a hurry and don’t have much time. You need to get dressed and be on your way. You don’t have much time to spend picking out an outfit.
I’ve selected 6 outfit ideas (shown below) that you can put together quickly, in only 2 minutes. When you have just a few clothes that coordinate well together and that you love to wear, you can get dressed in 2 minutes, then you’re out the door. You feel comfortable and you love the way you look in your outfits! These outfit ideas are from The French Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe: Spring 2017 Collection e-Book. All 6 outfit ideas are included in the e-Book, plus dozens more, sources of where you can find all the items in the capsule, plus step-by-step instructions to create your own capsule wardrobe and several other bonuses!
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Just 8 tops, bottoms and a trench coat made these 6 outfits! Add shoes and a few accessories to completely change the look of these outfits. Add sneakers for a casual look or a pair of pumps to dress up an outfit.
Here are the 8 pieces used to create these outfits:
- white tee
- striped top
- blue shirt
- blue skinny jeans
- black ankle pants
- blush bomber jacket (similar)
- black blazer
- trench coat
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I really enjoy receiving your emails with all of the great ways to put clothes together!! I do have a problem–I work outside the home in an office and our dress code is more strict. No jeans, no t-shirts, etc. We are frequently in meetings with military officers and other government employees. Is there a wardrobe you can suggest for the lady that works in a more dressy environment?
Thank you for your comment! You may like my e-Book, The Workwear Capsule Wardrobe: Spring 2017 Collection. There are 100 business wear outfit ideas, using only 21 pieces, plus a step-by-step guide to creating your capsule wardrobe, 7-day packing guide, plus more. For a preview of the outfits, see the blog post.
Sharon, I want to second Leanne’s suggestion, and please rest assured that in no way has my comment been requested or encouraged (I’m just a happy customer!) I recently purchased the exact Workwear e-book she linked above, and I believe it’s the best 20 bucks I’ve spent in years. I work in an environment similar to the one you describe, and the capsule I created has become my life line. Now I have zero stress getting ready in the morning and always feel *very* well dressed for the office! To better follow the dress code of my workplace, I replaced some of the suggested cardigans for structured blazers I already had (one jacket and skirt combo, one light colored blazer with contrasting piping) but everything else was pretty much as described in the capsule. I was pleasantly surprised to see that I had most of the things on the list, but this “editing” exercise has also helped me discover the gaps in my wardrobe and figure out why certain things I kept holding on to (the much too high heels, the gorgeous blouse that I adore but makes my neck itch, the pencil skirt that requires very special undergarments) did not really work for my every day needs. (I’ve relegated those to the “other” side of my closet, and I’m considering getting rid of them eventually.) Also, I feel more encouraged to wear my “better” pieces because everything I selected is “just right”–the pants are hemmed for the heel height I chose, the color and fabric weight of the blouses and jackets are perfectly complimentary, the necklaces and earrings are classic and understated, the one floral blouse I kept is neither “too feminine” nor too bold for a male-dominated office, etc.) If you’re worried you’d be bored or “limited” with fewer pieces, don’t be. I’ve found the capsule to be quite flexible. For example, I selected blues and peachy-pinks that are slightly more vivid because I prefer saturated shades against my coloring. Now all I do is check what meetings I have on my schedule, check the weather, and pick and outfit for the next day. (I printed all the “outfits” and I’m covering each with a little post-it as I wear it…I want to see if I can go 3 months without repeats. I’m sure I can.) I wish you luck with your closet editing!
Thank you so much!! I will check it out!
I love these ideas. I just need a day with no distractions to go through my closet. Visiting from #MMBH
Totally agree with these classic items! I think no matter what size of closet you have these items are a must!
Do you have an expected release date for the Summer 2027 Capsule Wardrobe ebook? I love my spring version. Thank you.
My mistake I meant the 2017 Summer collection. Thank You
The first one of the summer series should be available in about two weeks.
Thank you, I’ll be looking forward to it. Sincerely Marcy
I love this post, I’m glad I found you on Pinterest.
I am a young 70 ish woman with a good figure- can I wear these clothes outfits and if not, do you have suggestions for such outfits! I’m thinking a little more glitz!
Tooie, yes absolutely I bet they would look great on you!