Photo by [auro].
With all the travelling I’ve been doing lately, it’s starting to feel like a day planner/personal assistant required task just to get presentable in the morning. Not only am I exhausted (can’t wait until THAT stops), but looking in my dissheveled/incomplete closet feels similar to what I assume staring down the barrel of a shotgun feels like – make a decision quickly, or it’s alllllll over. Over-thinking breeds bad decisions, and under-thinking breeds even worse: boredom.
So as I scroll through the latest posts of some of my favorite, and best dressed blogging colleagues, I can’t help but wonder: Is there a no-fuss way to achieve an acceptable, comfortable level of polish without needing a cup of coffee and a protractor?
Okay, maybe it’s only that tough after a particular type of previous evening, but it still happens, doesn’t it?
Well, if not, humor me, because I think I’ve come up with an answer.
There are typically ___ components of an outfit or look that take it from “eh” to polished:
- A focal point
- Flattering cut
- An air of effortlessness
Typically, that last one comes less from the clothing and more from you. But the other two have an easy option.
A graphic tee, cropped pants, and statement shoes are all you need to leave the house looking dandy on those mornings when life is just a little harder than usual. If you want to go the extra mile, add a fitted blazer on top for 100% completion.
Photo by Phil and Pam.
- Alloy “LOVE” Shirt – $22.50
- GAP Denim Cropped Pants – $49.50
- delia*s Ellie Cord Blazer – $54.50
- J.Renee Women’s Gizmo Pump from Amazon – $89.95 $26.99
- Nurture “Erin” Pants from Dillard’s – $99 $41.58
- The Who Tee from delia*s – $32.50
- Lauren Jeans Corduroy Jacket from Amazon – $158 $78.40
- Madden Girl “Nemmo” in Patent Taupe – $49.95