As a human trait, multitasking has long been revered as a skill that boosts productivity. However, recent research counters this long accepted notion. Our brains are apparently not built to concentrate on multiple things simultaneously; doing so makes us less efficient and increases the likelihood of committing errors. While multitasking may not be great for our brains, it’s a vital attribute to look for in your clothing in order to build a versatile closet. There’s nothing I hate more than pieces that can only be worn to specific occasions or have very limited styling possibilities. Not so secret confession: I still secretly regret buying my wedding dress for this reason. I chalk that to the fact that my objection to occasional clothing was still at its nascent stages. If I could go back in time I would have traded that beautiful silk taffeta gown for a jumpsuit. Yes, a jumpsuit!
Before you judge me, think about all the possibilities. I mean this one piece of clothing can be worn as pants and a standalone piece, which gives it the power to be easily dressed up or dressed down. Everyone should have a jumpsuit in their closet. In fact, I feel so strongly about this declaration that I’m willing to dedicate a three-part series to offer evidence regarding the importance of owning a jumpsuit.
As a professional, my closet generally revolves around my work attire. There are only a few pieces in my closet that cannot be worn to work. Hence, it’s only fitting that the first story of my trilogy focus on how a jumpsuit drastically decreases your morning strife. Are you ready?
Imagine you wake up in a cold sweat on Monday morning, look at your alarm clock and realize that it never went off. Damn Sunday Fun days! When you are at the cusp of cursing out your alarm clock for its betrayal, you flashback to coming home last night from your night out. Only memories of you hanging your jumpsuit in the closet, then collapsing on the bed surface. Nope you never set your alarm and now you have less than 30 minutes to get to work.
You hop out of bed, run to your closet. Who has time for a shower? I know gross. You see that beautiful jumpsuit from last night and remove it from the hanger. First look and the plunging neckline seems a tad much for work, but a zip up blazer or sweater can solve that. So you reach for your zip up blazer, throw it on over your jumpsuit and voilà: work-ready. Next thing, accessories. There’s always time for that. Pearls will work just fine and last but not least those comfy loafers that will enable you to literally run to work.
That’s exactly what I would do and check out what it looks like. Below I’ve styled my culottes jumpsuit with a peplum blazer, statement loafers and pearls of course.