It’s a Monday morning. Your alarm goes off, and you hit it ONCE. You’re just going to stay in bed for five more minutes. Then suddenly, it’s been forty-five minutes and you are late-late-late. Unfortunately, you still have to go out in public, and you still need to get dressed. Here are the best ways to look flawless in no time.
1. Stick to the basics. When you’re an hour late, it’s no time to get fancy! Avoid attempting to mix patterns, bright colors, or textures. Basic button downs or cardies, jeans, and easy slip-on shoes look laid-back, but still put together.
2. Grab something clean out of your closet. Okay, that seems obvious, but listen up: If you spy your favorite shirt and your most comfortable jeans in the hamper, remember they’re in the laundry pile for a reason. The worst thing is getting dressed and out the door and then realizing that you have a giant spot of SOMETHING down your front when it’s too late to change.
3. Pick a focal point. Stick with one look-at-me item and you won’t overdo it. It might be a patterned skirt with a basic tee, or a printed top and jeans.Just take a second to check your colors, because when you’re in a rush, everything looks like it ~probably~ matches.
4. Use accessories to your advantage. A cool pair of bright sneakers or patterned boots can up your outfit game. Or layer necklaces on a striped tee and you’re good to go.
5. Keep your makeup fresh and simple. Today is not the day to try out the snazzy wingtip eyeliner or a bold lip gloss you saw from fashion blog site. Any other day, when you have more time? Go for it. For now, save yourself the time and keep it simple to some BB cream, mascara, and lip gloss.
6. Take a minute to look at your schedule and what it’s like outside. Check out the window and make sure it’s not pouring rain the day you decide to wear a shift dress, or blazing hot when you’re in a sweater. If you’re going to be sitting all day, heels might be fine, but if you’re walking around school, flats are your friend. If you’re going to be working out or changing clothes a lot, make sure you can easily get in and out of what you’re wearing, so skip the complicated belt or lace-up shoes.
7. Be confident. Take a deep breath, grab a snack, and drink some water. Starting your
day in a rush can add a lot of stress, and it’s important that you take care of yourself. Remember: If you look put-together with a bright smile, no one needs to know you woke up twenty minutes ago. Ok, ten…