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For many women, deciding what to wear for work every morning can be a stressful and time-consuming experience.
But Jackie Brown, 49, from Surrey, was so fed up of her daily fashion dilemma that she decided to put an end to the problem - by wearing the same outfit every day for a whole month (washed and ironed regularly, of course).
It may sound boring, but Jackie, an editor at women's magazine Good Housekeeping, found that removing her style dilemma from her daily routine helped to start the day on the right foot and boosted her confidence.
She also discovered that despite being worried that she would look boring, nobody noticed that beneath her accessories she was sporting the same garb daily.
She said: 'I used to leave house flustered and in a rush and it wasn't a good way to start the day. Also, I would often feel that I hadn't quite pulled off the outfit.'
'And I found not having to decide about clothes freed my mind up to think about what I was doing that day.'
The result was that Jackie felt calmer and more in control and as a consequence, she felt those around her reacted more positively to her too.
She said: 'I felt good about myself and felt people treated me with more reverence and smiled at me more. '