We've all been there. You know, when you wake up from a sleepless night looking less than perfect. Even fashion girls deal with it, but if there's anything to learn from your style muse, it's that you can look polished after a night of no sleep. How, you ask? Look to one of the industry’s most seasoned style experts, Liz Cherkasova of Late Afternoon. Despite her hectic schedule—we’re talking multiple appearances, events, and travel, sometimes all in a day’s work—she’s able to rally and look on point, despite not getting much sleep. But even for a pro like Cherkasova, it can still feel challenging to be on your A-game when you’re feeling the opposite. “Recently I had to take a red-eye to Paris, and it’s very difficult for me to sleep on an airplane, so I was running on a few hours of sleep,” she explains. “I had a client meeting as soon as we landed and had to look and act like my most professional self.” Thankfully, over the course of her career, she’s learned some tricks of the trade, like relying on simple dresses (our collection is full of them!) and water for keeping skin hydrated and refreshed.
Keep reading for five ways to cover up a sleepless night.
“A simple dress paired with a great shoe can go a long way,” explains Cherkasova. “A wrap dress, like this Who What Wear one, is a staple and perfect for when you need to look chic but don’t have the time to put something together.”
Pictured: Nexxus Dry Shampoo ($12)
“When you’re in a rush to put yourself together, your hair can easily be lifted and given new life with dry shampoo, like Nexxus Dry Shampoo Refreshing Mist,” says Cherkasova. “There’s something alluring to a head of messy, undone hair.”
“Pair bold accessories with a simple dress to make it feel like you put extra thought into your outfit, even on the days when you didn’t,” says Cherkasova.
“On the days when you’re feeling extra tired, turn to oversize sunglasses. You can hide your tired eyes and still look incredibly chic,” explains Cherkasova.
“Your skin needs time to relax from all of the products that you’re wearing during the day, and my skin never feels as fresh as it does after I wash it,” says Cherkasova. “I love the new Simple Dual Effect Eye Makeup Remover, and I think the easiest way to cover up a sleepless night is by having moisturized lips. Vaseline Rosy Lip Balm is my go-to.”
What style tips do you have for covering up a sleepless night? Tell us in the comments below.