We’re busy. We’re hot. We’re not going to spend hours getting ready on dog-day mornings. Luckily, you don’t have to sacrifice style and professionalism for precious sleep. These quick and easy shortcuts will help you put yourself together in record time.
THROW ON A MAXI DRESS WITH SANDALS
A maxi dress is the fashion god’s gift to lazy girls everywhere. Floral, solid, striped: Any long flowing frock is an instant outfit-maker. Just add strappy sandals.
PAIR A TOP KNOT WITH A BOLD RED LIP
For those days you snooze 17 times and happily sacrifice your normal makeup routine, enter the one beauty step to spare you: a bold lip plus a slicked back bun. You’ll instantly look put together (even if that’s the only makeup you’re wearing).
SLIP INTO A SHIRT DRESS AND SNEAKERS
In the summer, it’s just too hot to layer on pieces. Keep it simple with a lightweight cotton shirtdress and sporty with a fresh pair of kicks.
LET STATEMENT EARRINGS DO THEIR JOB
They don’t call ‘em statement earrings for nothing. Throw your hair into a sleek pony and let your accessories do all the work.
ADOPT A UNIFORM OF WHITE AND DENIM
You likely have several pieces already in your closet. Use the foolproof color combo to create weekday uniforms you can easily reach for.
When in doubt, throw on a one-hued outfit. White and black are no-brainers, but any color family works just as well.
COVER UP A BAD HAIR DAY WITH A WIDE-BRIM HAT
If you want to leave your hair down, but don’t feel like styling it, invest in a chic straw hat that will upgrade any casual outfit.