You've tried hitting the snooze button a few less times; it didn't work. Don't worry—we've been there too. Making it out the door in the morning without feeling like you've been hit by a speeding Uber is a challenge, but with a few tricks up your sleeve, you can feel confident that even if you're still sleepy, your outfit is a winner.
To help start your mornings off on the right foot, we tapped celebrity stylist Lindsey Dupuis for advice. With experience dressing major stars like Sharon Stone and Brittany Snow, Dupuis knows exactly what works. Her four quick tricks take the hassle out of getting dressed, so you can head out the door feeling confident, even if you haven't had your coffee yet. Curious to see what she had to say?
Read on for the easy tips that will help you dress better every morning, and then shop our picks to help you pull it off.
1. Know Your Uniform
Everyone should have their own personal "uniform," a go-to formula that works best for you and your body type. This simple formula is something you can throw on in an instant and know you will always look polished and pulled together. Place several of your uniform pieces at the front of your closet so they are the first thing you see in the morning.
A simple turtleneck is a simple but genius layering piece.
Swap classic trousers for a velvet pair for a fresh twist on classic workwear.
2. Start With the Shoes
I often let shoes guide my look. They can direct your style in a specific direction that you might not have thought of. For example, if you opt for loafers, give in to a smart/sophisticated look for the day, and let your outfit evolve around your shoe choice.
Statement pumps are the start to a great outfit.
Mix it up, and swap loafers for a pair of pretty satin slippers instead.
3. Add Just One Statement Accessory
Feel free to add in a statement accessory, but just one too many statement pieces will be confusing to the eye. Also remember, If you are trying to achieve a clean, sleek look, avoid mixing too many prints and patterns.
Abstract statement earrings are a fun way to put a fresh spin on a go-to look.
For a polished twist, finish off your usual look with a colourful scarf tied around the neck.
4. Finish With a Structured Handbag
Don't overlook your handbag choice, as it's the punctuation mark to your look. A structured, ladylike bag instantly dresses up your look.
This structured top-handle bag feels feminine without being overtly girly.