The Fashion Formula: Dress Easy So You Can Work Hard

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If I told you, there was a way you could dress stylish everyday as a professional while saving massive minutes off your morning routine. Would you believe me?
Introducing The Fashion Formula, created by Jodie. She was inspired by the former What Not To Wear television show and created a style equation to help herself quickly put together stylish outfits. It doesn’t look like Jodie is blogging anymore, but thanks to her (and the internet); her formula lives on for the rest of us.Style shouldn’t be complicated. Looking your best doesn’t need to be hard. And I figure, why mess with magic?!That’s why I’ve included the formula into my top five steps to creating instant outfits – taking the guesswork out of what to wear, allowing you to put your next professional look together lickety-split, and adding the joy back into getting dressed:

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Step 1) Agenda: Determine what activities are on your agenda for the day. Do you have a client meeting across town, a potentially game-changing pitch opportunity, a post-work event, or is it an everyday kind of day at the office where you could use a little fashion lift?
Step 2) Weather: Check the seasonal weather forecast, as necessary. Will you be mostly indoors or outdoors throughout your workday? Is it going to be cool in the morning and warm by lunchtime? Would layering garments help you to feel your best at the office?
Step 3) Wish List: Incorporate the new. Did you buy a new garment or accessory you’re excited to wear to work?
Step 4) Want List: Decide upon preferences. Would you prefer to wear pants, a skirt, dress, or denim today?
Step 5) Outfit Equation: Apply The Fashion Formula. My tip is to first focus on the fundamental building blocks to creating your outfit and, then follow-up with accessories, as necessary or as preferred: Basic + Interest + Completer (+ Accessories). Sure you need shoes (accessory) to walk out the door, but the style of the shoe is not an ‘essential’ to the underlying success of your look.
The B + I + C take precedence.Here are my definitions to Jodie’s The Fashion Formula equation:
Basic = include one staple garment, which has a classic design into your look.Interest = take your outfit from boring to bland, by adding one piece, which has color, pattern, texture, or shine.
Completer = incorporate one garment or accessory, which ties the ‘basic’ and ‘interest’ pieces together to guarantee yourself a winning look.
Accessories = bonus pieces beyond (B + I + C) to personalize and/or finalize your outfit. An accessory may be a necessity, such as shoes, or an extra, such as a bracelet. I recommend only integrating accessories which add value to your entire look.

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