I'm the girl that loves thinking about what I'm going to wear. In fact, getting dressed in the morning is kind of my jam. That said, I'm always looking for inspiration in the mornings and searching Pinterest for new ideas on how to wear the items hanging in my closet. Needless to say, it takes me about 30 minutes to get dressed. All this said, building an app that I could personally use to give me daily outfit inspiration was motivating to say the least.
What is this app you ask?? It's called Outfits. Outfits is an iOS app that generates daily outfit ideas based on what you currently own, what the weather is like, and how often you wear an item. Here's what 3 days of my week looked like while I was being dressed by Outfits:
I've had these maroon jeans sitting in my wardrobe all season long but was never quite sure what to wear with them. When I saw this look recommended on the first day of the challenge, it kind of surprised me that I had never worn it before. So I went for it. Suddenly, this app had become a Pinterest page personalized to my closet!
#TakeTheTime: This morning I drank an extra cup of coffee of course!
This look felt 100% me. Though I don't normally wear a button-up underneath my jean jacket (for no apparent reason). It's funny how you get in a rut wearing the same items that create the same exact outfits over and over. It took the app to break me out of that habit and to begin to see the clothing I had as opportunities to create fresh looks.
#TakeTheTime: My husband and I take one car into work. Normally, I'm running late and he's waiting for me downstairs while I'm scrambling to put on make-up, do my hair, and figure out what to wear. This morning, I was able to take the time to actually enjoy my morning and talk to him a little longer.
What can I say? Before I even looked outside, my rain boots being recommended to me was a quite literal sign of the weather for the day. Luckily, I love a good rainy day.
#TakeTheTime: To act like a kid and jump in some puddles on the way back from lunch.
Even though I was part of creating this app, it's still somewhat surprising to me that an app actually helps me get dressed each morning. Since I've started using Outfits, I've cleaned out my closet twice and have cut my morning routine in half. So I'd say... it's working.
Give Outfits a try. And don't forget to tell us how it goes! Tag Cladwell on Instagram and use the hashtags: #TakeTheTime, #ootd, #wiwt. We want to know how you take the time!