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5 Easy Outfit Choices When Time’s A Factor
Written by: Isobelle Miller
As women, we have an expectation thrust upon us that, especially as successful, career-driven women, our appearance must be of a certain standard to maintain a well-kept, professional appearance. However, for those of us who are chasing our dreams and working on reaching our career and life goals, we don’t always have the time to plan our outfits to perfection. That’s why for women on the go, it’s always handy to have some go-to staple pieces and top tips for when we find ourselves in a rush and juggling our busy lives, whilst still wanting to look fabulous.
No matter your tastes, age or body shape, almost every woman has some classic monochrome basics hidden in their wardrobe. Dress up classic garments that you know work well together, such as that off-white, ruffled chiffon blouse and black pencil skirt that’s been in your wardrobe forever, with bold accessories to add a different dimension and variety to your outfit. Adding a statement necklace or matching belt and bag can turn a simple outfit into a fashionable look. Experiment and mix and match accessories to try and create a new look every time.
Most people associate women’s loungewear with kicking back after a long day in the office and relaxing with a glass of wine or your favorite snack in front of the television. However, what a lot of us don’t realize is that casual streetwear can be dressed up to create a chic statement outfit that’s perfect for the office too. Take a ribbed jersey bodysuit, vest or t-shirt and dress it under a pleated midi length skirt with faux suede jacket and block heels for an effortless look that is comfortable whilst on the go (and very flattering too!). Or, why not team a graphic print tee with a stylish cigarette cut trouser suit and blazer to inject fun fashion to create the perfect business get-up.
A lot of us are often faced with choosing between having time to put on lip liner, draw on our eyebrows or make a fresh cup of coffee on a morning. By investing in a smart and stylish co-ord, you can eliminate the time it takes to choose a matching top to your bottom and have time to do all the above and more. The last couple of years have seen a rise in the popularity of coordinates. The matching twin sets make easy work of creating eye-catching outfits and pairing garments that are made for each other… literally! Choose from a trouser and blouse or patterned skirt and jacket with simple tee combination for simple yet effective office or smart casual wear.
A Versatile Jacket
A simple way of dressing up an outfit to make it look like a well thought out and prepped look is to invest in a versatile jacket that can be used for all occasions. The extra short cropped jacket, bold blazer or plaid jackets are all on-trend for 2018, and the great news is they are available in a range of styles, colors and fits to suit all tastes. Wear them draped off the shoulders for a different, classy look that oozes sophistication. Alternatively, clinch at the waist and team with a belt to double it up as a flattering layer over a lightweight high neck top.
Find a stylish maxi dress that can be worn on a beautiful summer’s day or with heels to an important meeting or evening drinks. This simple, one-piece outfit will take seconds to throw on when you’re in a rush and will still ensure you leave the house looking great. The long silhouette of your maxi dress will also elongate and flatter your body. Try to stick to thin vertical stripe patterns or colors that suit your complexion. Bright side have put together a handy guide on how to wear your maxi dress to create unique looks for the evening or daytime.
Author Credits: @IsobelleMiller