Sometimes, despite your most valiant efforts, you just don’t have it in you to put together an A+ outfit. And though we always suggest picking out your ensembles the night before, we get that life sometimes gets in the way, and there isn’t always time. That’s where the subject of today’s post comes into play—the stylish zero-effort outfit.
Though the name does most of the explaining, a stylish zero-effort outfit is a formula that takes no time to assemble but still manages to make it look like you put in a ton of effort. This is usually accomplished pairing a hero piece (like a statement jacket) with polished separates that mix and match well.
If you find yourself in a sartorial pickle from time to time, scroll down to see and shop 10 of our favorite zero-effort outfits right now.
Toss a statement coat (we love Julia Sarr-Jamois’s patent leather one) over a printed sweater and blue jeans.
Give your ripped jeans polish by adding a tailored blazer, bow blouse, and pointed-toe flats.
When in doubt, use a trend-forward item (like a military jacket) to instantly lift your look.
Nothing ties together a look better than an amazing trench coat. We love how Jenny Walton styled hers with a silk blouse, skinnies, and festive heels.
Behold: the perfect work-to-drinks outfit. Tuck a blouse into a midi skirt and accessorize with a structured bag and flats.
This one’s genius because it looks like you put a ton of thought into your look, but really all you did was wear a suit with a T-shirt—genius!
Give yourself the fashion-girl treatment by wearing a pajama blouse atop trousers and heels.
There’s something so dramatic and cool about an extra-long coat. You could wear it with a button-down and pants or even a graphic tee and jeans.
You’re probably already on board with the statement sleeve; let it steal the show, and style it with a simple skirt and ankle boots to finish.
Similar to a suit, invest in a matching set and never be without a quick and easy outfit again.