6 Items I Bought to Cut My Morning Routine in Half

I used to spend 90% of the time between silencing my alarm and exiting my apartment each weekday buried in my closet trying to put together a stylish outfit. Frankly, I was sick of spending precious morning minutes on my look when I could be spending them on my breakfast (I should not operate heavy machinery before coffee).

After carefully observing my best-dressed co-workers and taking note of my most frequently worn outfits, I realized there are six key pieces that make getting dressed each day for work ridiculously easy. I also realized that buying these pieces at Veronica Beard meant I could wear them on the weekends too.

Not yet familiar with the brand? Veronica Beard makes the chicest, statement-making pieces that perfectly walk the line between polished and cool (aka the makings of an ultra-versatile wardrobe). Think along the lines of well tailored—but far from stuffy—blazers you'd want to wear both in and out of the office.

Shop the six must-have clothing categories for a chic and fast morning routine—and if you want to know more about the brand, we recently hosted the founders on our Second Life podcast. No big deal.