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You might love all things fashion, but most of us secretly wish that we had our own stylist to pick out our clothes every morning. Can you imagine sleeping past your alarm clock and leaving the house half an hour later than usual and still look more put together than ever?
Although, there are some that do genuinely love creating those final masterpieces, outfits that allow them to channel a different era or vibe depending on their mood of the day. Seriously, kudos to those that have that patience to produce fresh, new looks on a daily basis. And there’s the rest of us, the ones that can’t be bothered to constantly put in the effort.
If you love fashion, creating an outfit should never seem like a chore, right? But the truth is that even your favorite style icons will have days when they’ll just literally throw on the first items they see in their wardrobe, without stopping to think whether the chosen separates match or not.
Whether you’re tired from picking appropriate ensembles for the work week, a busy mom, or generally what we could call a lazy fashionista, you are probably looking for shortcuts to upgrade your day-to-day wardrobe with minimal thought. And it so, you’ve come to the right place.
Let’s find out some easy hacks to make it seem like you put some thought into your effortless look.
Style Hack #1: Add a statement accessory
One of the simplest ways to trick others into thinking you were methodical about your outfit is by featuring one statement accessory to dress up your basic outfit. The most common way to do so it by wearing a chunky necklace, but if you’re not into heavy jewelry (or jewelry of any kind), go for an eye-catching handbag, a colorful scarf, or bold shoes. Tall gladiator sandals would really edge up a tee-and-denim-shorts combo, while neon pink pointed stilettos would elevate distressed jeans or joggers.
Style Hack #2: Cuff your jeans
Cropped jeans add a whole new dimension to your look, believe it or not. The thing with that whole model off-duty vibe is editing your basics, so with the simple revision of cuffing your jeans, may they be skinny of boot cut, your outfit has a cleaner finish and draws more focus on your shoes. Just don’t wear flip flops, and make sure your chosen footwear is clean.
Style Hack #3: Wear a dress with stripes or checks
T-shirt dresses and denim slips are already a step up from tee and jeans or leggings; however, the issue with basic frocks like those is that they still require additional details, since those items on their own could be considered plain. Items such as the Striped Cotton Dress, the Checked Cotton Dress and Striped Jersey Dress are effortless on their own and don’t need loads of other details in order for them to be deemed as complete ensembles.
Style Hack #4: Tuck in your top
Just like cuffing your jeans, the simple edit of a tucked in top can make all the difference in the world. And it doesn’t even matter if you’re wearing a blouse and pencil skirt or a graphic tee and jeans. Any ensemble featuring a big tee looks more put together when it’s half tucked into leggings or fully tucked into pants, shorts and skirts.
Style Hack #5: Throw a coat or jacket on
If all else fails, you can always just top the outfit off with some kind of jacket or coat. The Korean-style Mid-length Blazer is perfect for smartening up your vibe, while the European-style Sleeveless Coat adds a sophisticated twist to casual clothes and the Casual Bomber Jacket transforms your outfit into an ever favorable athleisure look.
If all these options seem too thick for the temperature, you can throw on a colorful kimono or shrug to bring some life into your ensemble, without overheating in the process.
See? It doesn’t take that much money, time or effort to make it seem like your actually tried with your outfits. If you have a favorite lazy girl style hack, please let us know in the comments below. Also, feel free to share the tricks you have up your sleeve!
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Sheena is the lead fashion writer here at Pretty Me Philippines and has contributed articles for numerous lifestyle blogs and online publications. Other than keeping up with the latest trends, she loves baking and home DIY projects.