MONDAY MORNINGS WITH BANANA REPUBLIC

Monday, May 2, 2016


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Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a fun and relaxing weekend! Monday's are always tough on everyone so I wanted to share a small part of how I start my mornings with you before I start a long week.

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Photographer babe: Marilyn Noir

What I Wore: Pants: Banana Republic | Heels: Banana Republic | Sunglasses: Zero UV | Clutch: Missguided

Fashion Tip: The rules on business casual outfits are blurred for me because every office is different. However, I always stick to my number one rule of fashion: wear what you're comfortable in. Slacks are always professional, you can never go wrong with a simple with tee and a pop of color never hurt anyone.

How do you start your week? Sunday's are important for me because it sets the tone for my Monday's which sets the tone for my week. I like to have a nice and relaxing Sunday so I can prep for everything I need to do the following week. Have you read the article that talks about decision fatigue or the article about the art director that wears the same thing to work everyday? Basically, these articles say that the more choices you make throughout the day, the harder each one becomes for your brain, and eventually it looks for shortcuts which leads to decision fatigue.

I've experienced this a lot. Not knowing what to wear to work or hating the outfit you have on can put a damper on anyone's morning. It doesn't sound like a big deal but little changes throughout the day makes huge impacts on your day. So for me, knowing what to wear and what looks good on me helps me get over small obstacles that would otherwise frustrate me so early on in the day.

90% of my office wear is BR so I pretty much got my system down. Their slacks are so well fitted that I never have to try them on anymore because I know exactly how my size will fit on me. I love having my basics down -- slacks in the main colors: black, navy, gray and white. Pinstripes that fit well are a bonus. When I'm wearing the same color on color, I like to add a pop of color. Orange is very Summer and it goes well with white.

I've had a lot of people ask me where I shop for my office outfits so here's my secret everyone! Lol, also, Banana always has THE BEST SALES. You just have to wait.

(Banana Republic provided free product in exchange for this post HOWEVER - all opinions expressed are my own, thanks!)

Last but not least, COFFEE. COFFEE makes the world go round especially on Monday mornings...

xx-Jo

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