It’s no secret—you’re busy. On any given morning, you’re juggling phone calls, emails, and coffee runs. Your outfit? Well, that’s a last-minute afterthought. You’re more concerned with getting to the office in the least amount of time (oops, hit snooze seven times too many). But there is a way to look put together and chic, even when time isn’t on your side. You just need an easy dressing strategy to rely on. To help you out, we’re highlighting simple tricks—using pieces you probably already own in your wardrobe—that’ll ensure you look great in two minutes flat.
Scroll below for quick style tips (along with shopping suggestions!) that’ll make your before-9 a.m. regimen that much more seamless.
The easiest trick for a fast, high-concept ensemble? Throw a vest over whatever’s hanging at the front of your closet. That’s it.
One simple tie and the suit you’ve always got hanging by your door suddenly feels fresh and new—and different enough from when you wore it on Friday.
Don’t want to think about putting separates together? Make it easy and just toss on all the same colors. No thinking required. We’re loving all white this season, so grab your white skinnies, a white blouse, sandals, and you’re set.
Rushing to get dressed on Monday morning and not sure what to do? Pick up the bomber and sweatshirt you threw next to your hamper when you got undressed Sunday night, and pair it with your go-to midi skirt. Done.
Isabel Marant Etoile Franklin Printed Cotton Sweatshirt ($240)
If you’re having one of those mornings, grab the first prints you see and go for it. If the majority of your wardrobe is comprised of like patterns, chances are your pieces will work no matter what.