Your Ultimate Guide to Mastering the Undone Look

Chances are you’ve heard about the I-woke-up-like-this phenomenon inspired by Beyoncé’s song “Flawless.” While waking up with a picture-perfect face seems far-fetched, even for Bey, the idea of dressing to look strategically messy yet put-together isn’t. From oversized outerwear to worn-in basics and messy bedhead, the laid-back, cool-girl vibe is in right now. In other words, the less you try the better. To help you achieve this undone look, we’ve put together the ultimate styling guide.

Click through to learn 13 simple ways to look effortless. 

Sometimes your jacket simply looks better draped over your shoulders.

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Athens Street Style

Distressed denim always gives off that too-cool-for-school vibe, especially when it’s styled with oversized outerwear.

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Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21ème

Wear more convenient cross-body bags.

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Adenorah

Dare to unbutton one more button, which better displays your dainty, barely-there necklaces.

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Sincerely Jules

Master the art of the half-tucked shirt.

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Brunette Braid

Scrunch your sleeves and slightly tousle your hair.

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Stockholm Street Style

Don’t stress if your shirt’s got a few wrinkles. They add character—and you’ll never look like you’re trying too hard.

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Athens Street Style

Just remember you can never have enough simple yet well-made t-shirts.

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Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21ème

Invest in a moto jacket that can be dressed up or down.

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The Fashion Eaters

Expose just the right amount of skin.

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Collage Vintage

Slip into something vintage for a perfectly worn-in vibe.

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The Urban Spotter

Embrace layering and draping, especially during the cooler months.

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Maja Wyh

When in doubt, opt for an oversize silhouette.

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Stockholm Street Style

Are you a fan of the undone look? Let us know in the comments below!