Thursday, 2 June 2016

How to dress like you have your shit together... (When you don't)

AllSaints tee | Vintage flannel Similar here | Saint Laurent bag | Ray Ban sunnies | ASOS heels 
Topshop jeans | AllSaints belt

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!


  1. So cool girl, you look stunning! x

  2. Great outfit!

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  3. Great post Baitong, loved the cheeky swearing haha!! Loved it x

    Millie x

  4. In love with this outfit. The pop of red makes such a difference!

    Hannah | Oh January

  5. I love how you style :)



  7. I love these tips so much. I always go for a bomber! x

  8. I do exactly the same when I'm not inspired and I need to go somewhere. Such a nice post! xoxo

  9. Love this look! The shoes are gorgeous!

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  11. Love this! The pop of red is so gorgeous!

    Josie x

  12. Great tips, that I definitely can use - I never have my shit together, nor look like it, haha

  13. Great post and outfit! Heels always elevates a casual look! x

  14. I am obsessed with this look! I think these are all great pieces to put together to make it look like you have your shit together. Basics never fail. Usually this is something like what I would do. You can never go wrong with a tee and jeans and a great pair of shoes to elevate your look. People fall for it every time. Great tips and fab outfit!

  15. I love the look, especially the shoes !


  16. super:) xx

  17. On me this would probably look so much more emo, hahaha, but you pull it off so well! I think it's the heels that make it look different - something I could never pull off cos my feet hurt in my slightly-heeled Chelsea boots, haha. I'm still a huge fan of flannel shirts though, and I love my basics. A good oversized white-tee has been my go-to the last few months.

    Amanda Jayne | beauty, style, life

  18. I absolutely love this outfit. Red is definitely your colour, and you certainly look as though you have your shit together haha!

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  19. Great look!
    P.S.: I adore the title, haha. That's me all the time.

    Kisses, Nicol

  20. love your style!


  21. Love this outfit, the shirt is amazing!



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