Mar 7, 2012

transitioning outfits

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So, do you remember this outfit from Friday? Yeah well, I actually wore that to class Thursday morning and then I changed to the outfit here for work. That's basically how I live, changing in my car for the different roles that I play during the day. I thought I would mention transitional outfits. Transitional outfits are for those moments when you need to make a change but you need it done quickly and easily. I try to keep my transitions to four items or less. That is, making four changes.

Remove cardigan.
Trade jeans for dress pants.
Trade boots for heels.
Add belt.

Simple as that, I went from casual to dressy. And I did that in my car. Not hard at all. So definitely the thing to remember about making changes in clothing during the day is trying to stick to the rule of 4 items or less, and the other trick is to make at least one of those items an accessory piece because although it may be a small change, it's just as important. And it will be much easier if you pick one entire outfit first and then just pick the 4 pieces you need to add/take away, rather than choosing two outfits and trying to force them to have a few pieces in common.

19 comments:

  1. I have also mastered the art of changing in the car due to having to change for work as well. Not only does that take talent but so does planning transition outfits ;)

    cute as always.

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  2. love this! i change in my car, too... and its nice to know i am not alone!
    xx jes

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  3. Genius! I am totally a master at changing in my car too :)

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  4. Cute! I love this look - those pants look adorable on you :) I definitely have been known to change in my car also :D

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  5. This is really cute how you changed this to a professional work look! I don't think I've ever changed in my car, I never have clothes floating around in there :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  6. love the switch! i always do that when i get bored with the same outfits. love your blog!

    www.thedailyeverythings.blogspot.com

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  7. I just found your blog and am now following! I love this look - professional and chic.
    xx
    Justyn
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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  8. You are so cute... and brave... for changing in your car! ;)

    Love your style.

    XO and happy Thursday, Jessica!

    SoUtHeRnPiNkY.bLoGsPoT.cOm

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  9. Oh my word, I'm doing the same thing right now! I work a professional office job during the day and then a director of choreography gig at a high school nights/weekends. So I'm constantly finding bathrooms/cars/secret places to duck into and change from my more uptight day clothes to something that's more myself and artistic when I head to the high school. Love this transition that you accomplished...both outfits are darling!!! These cropped pants are the cat's whiskers, love the fit on you.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  10. dressing out of your car? my kind of girl ;)
    xo TJ

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  11. I love the bright pop of pink your shirt adds and how wel you paired it with soft neutrals! Very pretty pictures,

    Lacey xoox

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  12. You did this in your car? haha I'm very impressed :) Wishing you a wonderful weekend, love! xoxo, eliza

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  13. ooo i would totally rock that to work - its so classy!

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  14. Ohhh this is SO cute - love that you changed in your car :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  15. i love this idea!
    PS: i freakin' LOVE your blog, girl! can't wait to read more! :)

    love, rach.
    www.so--hi.blogspot.com

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