How to Get Dressed in Two Minutes (And Still Look Chic)

It’s no secret—you’re busy. On any given morning, you’re juggling phone calls, emails, and coffee runs. Your outfit? Well, that’s a last-minute afterthought. You’re more concerned with getting to the office in the least amount of time (oops, hit snooze seven times too many). But there is a way to look put together and chic, even when time isn’t on your side. You just need an easy dressing strategy to rely on. To help you out, we’re highlighting simple tricks—using pieces you probably already own in your wardrobe—that’ll ensure you look great in two minutes flat.

Scroll below for quick style tips (along with shopping suggestions!) that’ll make your before-9 a.m. regimen that much more seamless.

Trick 1: Toss on a vest.

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A Love is Blind

The easiest trick for a fast, high-concept ensemble? Throw a vest over whatever’s hanging at the front of your closet. That’s it.

Trick 2: Add a scarf.

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Gastro Chic

One simple tie and the suit you’ve always got hanging by your door suddenly feels fresh and new—and different enough from when you wore it on Friday.

Trick 3: Go monochromatic.

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A Love is Blind

Don’t want to think about putting separates together? Make it easy and just toss on all the same colours. No thinking required. We’re loving all white this season, so grab your white skinnies, a white blouse, sandals, and you’re set.

Trick 4: Incorporate your Sunday uniform into your 9-to-5.

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Gastro Chic

Rushing to get dressed on Monday morning and not sure what to do? Pick up the bomber and sweatshirt you threw next to your hamper when you got undressed Sunday night, and pair it with your go-to midi skirt. Done.

Trick 5: Mix prints and colours.

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Style Du Monde

If you’re having one of those mornings, grab the first prints you see and go for it. If the majority of your wardrobe is comprised of like patterns, chances are your pieces will work no matter what.

Whistles Striped Size Zip Knit Jumper ($89)

 

What do you think of these tips? Will you incorprate any into your morning routine? Let us know in the comment section below!