College Morning Routine ~ How I Choose My Outfits...

By Lucy Harbron - 21:32

I cant be the only one that finds getting ready for school/college really stressful right? Having to pick out an outfit, do make-up etc etc and all under a time limit really stresses me out! But slowly I've figured out a system which I thought I'd share with you to help make your mornings go a little easier.

I listen to music constantly on a morning, when I'm brushing my teeth, when I'm getting ready, when I'm eating breakfast. It sets my day off, and always influences what I choose to wear. If I'm listening to more rock music, or more acoustics music the influence always seems to seep into my outfit. This particular morning I was listening to Gabrielle Aplin as I will never ever tire of her voice and I was feeling super chilled.

An essential step when getting ready- LOOK OUTSIDE. I need to check what the weathers like so I can dress somewhat accordingly, I don't want to put on a super cute shirt then it get rained on or have to cover it up with a coat unexpectedly. So I always look out the window or check the weather app on my phone, but most days I'll just yell "mum what's the weather going to be like today?" because mum's know everything.

If I'm still not sure what to wear I'll usually flick through a book or a magazine for some inspo. I always reach for Alexa Chung's 'IT' as Alexa Chung is a queen and will always inspire me. But I also have a maaaassive collection of company magazines and vogues to look through. If this fails then I'll look through my phone as I'm constantly saving outfit photos or pictures to inspire me.

 Finally I'll motivate myself enough to get off my bed and actually choose an outfit.

The three main things I think of when choosing out an outfit are-
  1. Is this clean? yes? proceed
  2. Am I going to be comfy in this? yes? good good, no? is it cute enough that the pain is worth it?
  3. Is this suitable? weather? school appropriateness?

 And then the outfit is done!

Striped T-shirt- Topshop
Jumper- H&M
Jeans- H&M
Coat- H&M
On this day I was feeling super lazy but still wanted my outfit to be nice, so I went for a layer t-shirt/jumper combo with my burgundy boyfriend coat thrown over the top for a pop of colour and some warmth. I love wearing this t-shirt under this simple jumper, I just think it looks so cute and makes it all a bit more interesting.

I then paired this with my black cut-off ankle boots.

 After I've chosen my outfit, i move onto makeup. Normally at this point i text my friend Lucy as say "I'm wearing... what makeup look?" and she will style me as she's a fashion goddess. But if I'm feeling lazy and running out of time I'll just got for a simple, natural look.

I did a full post all about my go-to makeup looks, you can read it HERE

Once my makeup is done I'm normally running really late so i grab my bag and head off to college...

 How do you choose your outfits each morning?

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