Today's post is an example of how sometimes an outfit can come together without any planning. I woke up, was running late for work, and needed to get ready in a hurry. I picked the tomato red blazer first, due to the slight chill in the air. Then I decided I wanted to wear it with a dress versus looking for separates, i.e a top and a bottom. As clear as day it popped into my head that I had the thought sometime ago of wearing this mustard beauty, but transitioning it into a fall piece. I instantly knew what color tights and shoes I would wear with it. Now to pick a scarf. Should it be another bold color or a neutral? I decided on my idea of a neutral, black & white (as seen here, here, and here).
Oftentimes I have in mind what I will wear a week or so in advance. Years ago, I actually kept a journal of what I wore so that everything stayed in even rotation; A clear sign of way too many clothes! At present, every now and then, I don't have something planned to wear. Or, I decide the morning of, I don't feel like wearing what I had planned to wear. Perhaps nothing else speaks to me, i.e the dreaded: "I have nothing to wear" syndrome... :)
The spontaneous method is a hit or miss for me. Sometimes while searching for a last minute, pulled together look, I end up wearing something that I have recently worn because I can't seem to think of anything else.
How about you? Do you find that your best style creations are planned, or spontaneous?
Wool blazer: Pendleton (Vintage, thrifted)
Scarf: Gifted, from Iraq
Dress: Miss Sixty (Also seen here)
Tights: Hue (Similar here)