Getting dressed in the morning doesn't require panic-driven sorting when you have a basic, interchangeable wardrobe that you can wear both at home and at work. Updating and simplifying your style allows you to easily put together a fashionable outfit at a moment’s notice.
Simple Makeup Solutions
To save time when you want to look your best, trade your arsenal of cosmetics for the basics. Your eyes and skin are the most noticeable features, so focus on an even skin tone and full lashes for a fast makeover.
A tinted BB cream that contains anti-aging ingredients and sunscreen is an all-in-one option for even glowing, even-toned skin. Add basic brown or black mascara for an instant beauty boost, and finish your look with tinted lip balm that contains sunscreen.
Hairstyles that Work
Busy moms are often stuck in a cycle of dry shampoo and quick ponytails. For a twist on the standard ponytail, try some loose braids. Loose braids are super-trendy but super-fast when you need a hairstyle that you can finish within a few minutes. A shoulder-length bob is also an easy option.
Aim for hair that hangs a little past the top of your shoulders. This length allows you to wear ponytails, twists and other unobtrusive stylish hairstyles, but is still short enough to easily manage on days when you want to wear your hair down.
Wearing the same sweatpants day after day is an easy way to make it through the week, but sweatpants are a trap that can make you feel frumpy. Instead of the same tired, but comfortable, clothes, try updating your style to leggings and tunic tops.
While leggings and tunics are still comfortable, these clothing options also have a touch of style that is missing from standard sweat pants and t-shirts. For the days when you need to rush out the door, invest in a staple wardrobe that you can easily mix-and-match.
For example, a fitted blazer in a neutral color, like black or navy, works well with nearly any item of clothing. Soft cardigans are perfect for in the house or on the go.
From shoes to scarves, accessorizing is the best way to glamorize any basic wardrobe. Stick with one basic accessory to simplify your wardrobe. For example, a patterned scarf is both stylish and functional, while a bold necklaces works for both day and evening events.
Most fashionistas recommend one piece of statement jewelry, but if you wear delicate jewelry, you can stack rings and layer necklaces for a bolder look.
Trendy hand-stamped jewelry is a beautiful addition to any wardrobe. Hand stamping allows you to add your kid's names, an inspirational phrase, or even your own name to any piece of jewelry. Choose a bold cuff bracelet for a flexible piece of jewelry that you can dress up or down.
From leather booties to basic leggings, you can dress up your basic wardrobe without sacrificing time or comfort. With just a few minutes and a few basic supplies, you can look and feel your best every day of the week.