When it comes to getting ready in the morning, your plan of attack is critical. Like a general going out to war, you want to have a strategy in place, shaving off inefficiencies and frivolous decisions to create a look that is simple, effective, and most importantly, stylish. Whether it’s defaulting to a highly curated office uniform or styling an off-duty outfit for a spontaneous Friday night out, a go-to bag of tricks for getting out the door quickly is something we’ll always need.
That’s why we’ve enlisted blogger Sheryl Luke of Walk in Wonderland to take you through six style hacks, beauty essentials, and time-saving tricks you need to create the ultimate go-to look that works every day. From creating a monochromatic wardrobe to utilizing multitasking beauty products, keep reading for six tips that’ll save you time (and stress!) each morning.
Tip #1: Plan out your outfits
We’ve all been there… A last-minute meeting magically pops up on your calendar the morning in question, and yikes—the dry-cleaning stub for your silk blouse that goes perfectly with your go-to cropped trousers is still on your dresser, and sifting through your closet for backups is looking pretty bleak. This is what happens when you don’t plan ahead. Going forward, here’s what you should do: Invest in a clothing rack that lives outside of your closet and place the items you want to wear that week front and center on said rack—this way you’ll be able to streamline your outfits and make sure you have all the other pieces to finish the looks.
Tip #2: Skip the hot tools
Tip #3: Curate a Monochromatic Wardrobe
Keep it in the neutral family and you’re guaranteed to match without even trying. Overhauling your entire wardrobe to fit a singular color story might seem ambitious, so pick a palette and build on it over time. Gray, black, and taupe hues are our timeless favorites. The cooler tones are classic and versatile enough to coordinate with ease. Take it a step further by experimenting with of-the-moment textures and fabrics, like velvet (our seasonal fave), which can instantly make any outfit feel more elevated.
Tip #4: Opt for a dress
Tip #5: Rely on go-to third pieces
Elevate an otherwise simple outfit by incorporating a third piece like a blazer that you can grab before you step out the door. It’s that extra element that can make your outfit seem thoughtful and pulled-together. Have people thinking you spent hours planning your look (when it really took you under 10 minutes).
Tip #6: Reach for a Multitasking Balm
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