7 Foolproof Ways to Always Look Put Together

Some mornings, it can be quite the challenge to get out the door on time (e.g., every Monday morning), let alone look your best. No matter what your week holds, there are a few tricks for looking polished even in the most hectic of mornings. No matter your taste, budget, or profession, with the right set of wardrobe skills there's no reason to not look your absolute best every day. To ensure you're looking on point Monday to Sunday, we're sharing seven tips to always keep in mind, and we promise that you'll always get out the door looking incredibly polished. True story: We keep coming back to these core details for extra put-together ensembles year after year. Work each tip into your daily routine, and we guarantee your overall appearance and style will majorly improve. 

Read our quick and easy tips below! 

1. Focus on your outer layer.

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Take a note from this street style star and throw on an overcoat with clean, minimal lines to sharpen your look. 

2. Pair sleek heels with an understated outfit.

There’s something so amazing about the way you can put on a killer pair of heels and instantly feel more confident. We suggest Jenni Kayne's Studded Sandal Heels ($475). Thank us later. 

3. Apply lip gloss.

Apply a quick layer of lip gloss if you need a little polish, as it will instantly brighten your appearance. Go for our current favorite, Surratt Beauty Lip Lustre ($32). 

4. Add a chic scarf to your look.

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Collage Vintage

Pair an eye-catching scarf with your favorite trench for a quick outfit update. We promise this trick will lend you a polished and cool vibe. 

5. Maintain your manicure.

You could look chic from head to toe, but with chipped nail polish, your look is instantly killed. Avoid this at all costs with Givenchy Beauty Le Vernis Base and Top Coat ($23).

6. Always carry blotting papers.

Tatcha Japanese Beauty Papers ($36) are the perfect midday beauty booster. The all-natural leaflets absorb unwanted oil without removing makeup. We say stock up! 

7. Slip on a pair of sunnies.

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Collage Vintage

No time for makeup? Shield your “sleepy eyes” with a pair of your favorite sunglasses, and the issue is instantly resolved! We also suggest having emergency sunnies in your purse at all times; better safe than sorry, ladies. 

Now shop 10 items that will instantly add polish to your fall wardrobe.

Style this leather jacket with a classic pencil skirt for an updated office look.  

We can totally see the queen of polished style, Olivia Palermo, wearing this blouse. 

Have you ever seen a more beautiful pair of ballet flats? 

 

The most flattering trousers you'll own all fall.

Earrings are a great way to polish off any outfit. 

A statement dress makes for an easy instant outfit. 

Pair this with a fitted turtleneck for a simple and sleek fall ensemble. 

Ready to really update your style this season? Head here for Who What Wear's 30-day fall wardrobe challenge

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