Have 5 Minutes? 10 Things You Can Do to Live a More Stylish Life

We have a life tip for you (and for ourselves, let’s be honest). The next time you find yourself with five minutes to spare, forgo your habitual Instagram stalking and do something a little more productive. Whether you’re waiting for your Uber to pick you up from home, or you're in line to order your morning coffee, you’ll be surprised at the number of mini blocks of time you can take advantage of in fashion-conscious ways.

Scroll down to check out our favourite tricks that'll make you feel a bit more productive and a lot more stylish.

1. Text your most stylish friend and make plans to go vintage shopping.


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We see some fashionable purchases in your near-distant future.

2. Gather up all your clothes that need alterations and put them in a bag by the door.


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You’re one step closer to actually making it to the tailor.

3. Re-lace your tennis shoes to make them more comfortable.


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There’s a specific lacing pattern that will allow your foot more freedom of movement. Scroll down to #18 of this article to see the lace formation.

4. Work on your list of style goals.



You don’t have one yet? Get going!

5. Do a few reps of an exercise that makes it easier to walk in heels.


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These four exercises will strengthen the muscles that help you walk in heels.

6. Use mobile banking to calculate what percentage of your take-home pay you’re actually spending on clothes.

Here’s how much you should really be spending on clothing.

7. Watch a Style.com Throwback Thursday video on your phone.


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Style.com’s editor-at-large, Tim Blanks, is an invaluable source of fashion history. Watch his fascinating videos about everything from the first supermodels to the creative genius of Yves Saint Laurent.

8. Polish your jewellery.

Here’s how to clean every kind of jewellery from gold to pavé diamonds.

9. Plan tomorrow’s outfit.

We swear this will save you at least fifteen minutes in the morning.

10. Try your hand at sketching a fashion design. You never know what talent you might have.

If you don’t have pen and paper handy, there’s a great app called Tayasui Sketches that lets you create beautiful drawings on your phone.

Do you have any productive ways to kill time to add to the list? Let us know in the comments below!