When you wake up super early and not had much sleep and have to be somewhere important - your brain goes to mush when choosing the right outfit. Here is my quick go-to trick when you have to dress like you have your shit together...(Even when you don't)
First always have on hand a basic white tee and your fave pair of jeans. From this, you can layer pieces on that will camouflage a plain old outfit. Also if you have a preferred colour that will perk you right up, I suggest you go for that. Mine is red, it instantly gives me and my outfit a lift. I decided to throw on a flannel shirt. This oversized one is super cosy and still makes me feel like I'm in my pjs and is one of those 'lazy dressing' tricks. Of course, you can opt for a safari jacket, leather jacket or even a denim one. Whatever tickles your pickle. Next the footwear, I went for a comfy heel. I had a few meetings I had to go to and didn't have to walk from A to B for miles. A slight heel really makes you look like you're on your shit and ready to take on the day. These ones have an elastic fitting and are super comfy cause the heels are a block and doesn't have me stumbling everywhere. They also match the shirt - so that's a bonus!
Last steps to completing this look is the eyewear. I normally opt for an oversized framed but since I wasn't hungover I just opted for these classic ray bans. Frames my face really well and the perfect accessory to hide any award eye contact when your people stalking on your way to a meeting. So a recap of the tips...
1. Put together your base - normally a plain tee and your fave paid of jeans are a great go to
2. Layer on your jacket or overskirt with matching shoes. Shows that you've made an effort - when really you don't know what day you're on.
3. Accessorise with some oversized frames and even an oversized bag if you need to! Stuff it full of breakfast and proteins bars so you're not hungry on the commute!
Hope you enjoyed this post! You could also apply these tips to dressing for uni as well!
When you know your outfit can do with a little more oomph... You go ahead and add a statement jacket. I mean - yes this one is still on the minimal side but I think the colour is just to die for! I'm so in love with this rustic orange tone and the fact that it goes with a lot of my basic white, grey and black outfits is a bonus! I've just thrown this on over a casual flared sleeve blouse, super comfy textured joggers and my classic white trainers. The ultimate sports luxe vibe and is super comfy for a day of meetings in London! This is also perfect for university too by the way and the big tote is great to carry all your books and laptop.
I really feel like this year, I've grown up in a lot of ways and that's had an effect on my style for sure. I thought I knew what my style was but I guess you are always in for a surprise. I've been loving more feminine tones, cuts and shapes lately. Something I had to adjust to for sure but really workable into my everyday wardrobe now. Been wearing a lot more colour and lighter tones lately too. Like this white flared sleeve blouse. It fits so well and is really flattering on a lady like me with a small chest. I'd love to find more of these blouses in different colours. Also these heels - such a beautiful and comfortable pop of colour to add to an outfit like this. Note to self... also need to get more in different colours. This is such a great outfit for a busy day in London. From meetings to brunches and even all the way into the evening with the girls for a drink!