Want to Dress Better Monday Through Friday? Do This

Photo: Angelo Pennetta/British Vogue

Let's be honest: Getting up earlier is easier said than done. Your intentions to hit the hay at a reasonable hour can easily be derailed by a DVR date with binge-worthy This Is Us and a bottle of vino. But with the New Year come a new set of goals, and one that we're fully endorsing is waking up earlier.

We were intrigued by fellow editor Hallie Gould from our sister site Byrdie—she tasked herself with waking up two hours earlier for a week. She ultimately concluded that after even just a weeklong experiment she'd fallen into a routine that was leading to better health and productivity, and even reassuringly stated, "The more you train your body to wake up at a certain time, the easier it is to do so." Our other sister site, MyDomaine, has also repeatedly endorsed the habit (see here, here, and here).

Gould's experiment naturally got us thinking about the benefits waking up earlier can have on one's style and why many stylish, career-minded women are early-risers (including our very own CEO and co-founder Katherine Power). As such, we came up with nine things you could feasibly accomplish pre-commute with a little extra time on your hands (not including getting to see the sunrise, which goes without saying). Find out what they are below. It just might be the motivation you've been looking for.