You know how it goes in the morning – the kids can’t find their sports shoes, the husband can’t find his keys, and you can’t find your patience. The last thing you should be worrying about is looking stylish! Luckily you don’t have to spend hours in front of the mirror to look fashion-week ready – a few simply styling tips and tweaks will get you out the door in no time.
HACK #1: ROLL UP YOUR TROUSER HEMS
This has to be the quickest, easiest hack out there – to give your jeans a fashion-week update, simply roll up the hem. Don’t whip out the ruler for the perfect crease; just roll ‘em up quickly and casually for a lived-in look. This has the added benefit of exposing the slimmest part of the leg and looks great with any kind of shoe.
Levi’s 1 button belt loop closure jeans
Gap mid-rise girlfriend destroyed jeans
HACK #2: MAXIMISE YOUR JACKET
Don’t just throw on a jacket as you head out the door because the office AC is set on permafrost – with a few easy tweaks your outerwear can become the style star. Bunch up the sleeves, tie it with a belt, or turn up the collar for instant savvy.
Splash animal printed blazer
Stock white open front blazer
HACK #3: INVEST IN A BLACK BODYSUIT
Make a black bodysuit your new BFF and wear it under an open white shirt or blazer, with jeans or a skirt, or under a shirt you feel is too sheer. A true wardrobe hero for all seasons and a quick way to pull an outfit together.
Victoria’s Secret embroidered bodysuit
Max Fashions plain sleeveless shaping bodysuit
HACK #4: GO BIG ON ACCESSORIES
If you can’t be bothered with thinking up a new outfit, pull on your trusty jeans and white button-down and go big with your accessories – statement earrings, embellished shoes, hair slides or a great belt will all bring your look together.
Federica Tosi wide faux leather belt
H&M metal hair clip
HACK #5 JUST WEAR YOUR FAVOURITE T-SHIRT
Don’t relegate your favourite tees to weekends. Give them a fresh spin by wearing with a fancy skirt or under a sharp tailored blazer.
H&M T-shirt with motif
Ginger printed slogan T-shirt
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