3 Easy Ways to Always Look & Feel Put Together

We’ve all been there. You’ve just snoozed your alarm for the fourth time, groggily thinking, “Okay, I really DO need these nine extra minutes of sleep.” But those few minutes are over in what seriously feels like the blink of an eye. Suddenly, the crushing realization hits you – you only have 10 minutes to get ready for the day! You throw on some running shorts or sweats and your ~ faithful~ gigantic T-shirt thinking, “well, at least I’m comfortable.” Now that’s true, comfort makes long days in class and long walks between them much more manageable.

But, what if I told you there was another way? A way to look cute, feel comfy and not compromise precious minutes of your morning achieving it? Here’s a list of just a few ways you can achieve this: 

1. Statement bottoms

These are great to have because statement pants or leggings can always work as an easy focal point to your outfit. For example, regular ole leggings with a unique print or fabric can be both trendy and more importantly … comfortable! Leggings don’t typically break the bank, so it can be easy and cheap to get a new pair when a new trend comes around. What makes it even easier is that you can pair them with any solid color top and sandals or sneakers, and call it a day.

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2. On-the-go Accessories

If you have an extra sunglasses case (or any small container really) you can bring some accessories on the go. Personally, I keep a couple pairs of earrings and a necklace (or two) in a repurposed glasses case in my purse. This way I can throw something extra on while I’m walking to class. Accessories can really tie an outfit together, and the case keeps delicate items protected from being smashed around in your bag.

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3. Just sleep in your clothes

I bet you think I’m joking! I’m not. When you know you’ll need to be out the door in a flash the next morning, this tactic can be a real lifesaver. Whether it’s a crop top or a distressed band tee, wearing comfier options of your daytime clothes as pajamas the night before can work with basically anything, as long as you’re comfortable in it. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend sleeping in jeans or anything super tight. But hey, if that doesn’t bother you, then more power to you!

Cutting corners isn’t recommended with most facets of school and work life, but in some circumstances, it can really make your life easier. And any approach to getting a few more minutes of sleep in the morning feels worth it to me.

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