Hangovers are the worst. You feel as if you simply can’t get out of bed, let alone make it to class. Stepping into the light can seem so intimidating. Your makeup is running, you are pale, and your hair is a hopeless mess. But fear not! Although concealing a hangover may seem impossible, there are a few secrets to give you the confidence boost you need in a matter of minutes.
If you are around campus and catch a trendy chica wearing a hat, especially a baseball cap, then you can guarantee that unless they are about to hit the gym, they are hiding a hangover. This is because the hat technique is one of the most useful tricks experienced collegiate ladies share. If you do not have a hat, I suggest you purchase one right away. (If you do not closely follow sports, like me, then snag a Red Sox or Yankees hat depending on where you live closest to, and you should be golden.)
When you wake up and your hair is a complete disaster zone, simply gather it in a low pony/bun with a hair tie and put your hat on. It hides the hair, and keeps your tired face from being completely exhibited to the public.
Okay, so your head is concealed, but what about your makeup? Quickly wash your face and rid yourself of the caked eyeliner from the night before. Apply a light layer of mascara and bronzer. A thin layer of clear gloss can also make you feel like a million bucks if you have the time.
As for your outfit, let me share with you the second biggest secret to hiding your hangover. The infamous white V-neck and leggings combo. Comfortable, affordable, and simple, this quick, go-to outfit can help you feel relaxed and ready to go. Grab a Hanes 3-pack of men’s small, white v-necks from any department store for less than $5. Walmart has plenty. Purchase a durable pair of black leggings from any online apparel store. (I recommend Nordstrom Rack online for a discounted yet long-lasting and well-made material and fit.) You can slip into this cozy ensemble before you are even fully awake! If it is chilly outside, wrap a colorful scarf or pashmina around your neck.
Now you are ready to face your day. There are no excuses for you not to attend class, no matter how severe your hangover may be. So, grab a water bottle and two ibuprofens, and hit the streets and/or books. Party hard, work harder!