It takes me approximately 15 minutes to get dressed in the morning and I have had many friends ask me how this is possible for a teenage girl at 6:00 in the morning to do without bumming it every day. So here are some pro tips for dressing stylish in a sinch.
•Quality over Quantity.
Over the past years I've realized that being a person who shops names and reputable brands is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact it makes my life a lot easier. And nothing is more expensive than time. If EVERY piece in your wardrobe is a statement peice then you will never have to "make" or "create" an outfit because the clothing will already be good enough to make itself.
•Dream it before you see it.
This rule has the same meaning as try it before you buy it. Instead of trying on multiple outfits in the morning try to visualize your possible outfit choices in your head while you brush your teeth or eat your breakfast or even while you are laying in bed the night before. Try narrowing your options down to three candidates that are all different variations of the others and share a common thread such as "green skinny jeans" or "black boots."
•The Sum is always greater than the whole:
When your deciding what to wear focus on a specific peice instead of a look. Different "looks" require completely different sets of clothing. You will end of wasting 15 minutes searching through stacks of clothes alone. Also, structuring your morning routine around a specific peice in your closet makes the entire decision process easier so long as you STICK TO THE PLAN!
•Purge your closets:
I know this one is especially hard for most of us girls. We're kind of hoarders and that can be our biggest downfall. See that closet full of clothes? Odds are you aren't wearing a third of them because they're either out of season, style or your size! Time to start over! This is not a bad thing. A closet purge means more clothes! And more space to store your new impulse buys! It also makes finding your clothes in the morning a lot less time consuming.
•Makeup makeup makeup:
Here's the deal. And guys out there...you probably won't get this. But there are some outfits that I will only wear if I can find a certain tube of lipstick or a certain look with my makeup. Yoir makeup can make or break any outfit. A bright PPP of pink can take but real colors from boring to trend setting in five minutes. So think twice about totally bumming it on bum day!
Last but not least, stylish bum days. The easiest was to look your best but feel comfortable is to wear a dress. To the outsider you appear to have spent copious amounts of time on your appearance but YOU and probably your friends know that you actually woke up 30 minutes before school and haven't even brushed your hair yet let alone shifted through your wardrobe. Moral of the story: invest in a cute cheap dress. I recommend forever 21 and Charolate Russe!
Well that's it folks! I hope some of these tips help you in your future wardrobe crisis' and keep your room a little cleaner :). If you have any other tips or suggestions on getting dressed in the morning or just want to say hi PLEASE leave them in the comments below!
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