5 Easy but stylish outfits for busy mornings
Believe it or not, you always have time to dress cute. Sure, you may say, "Have you ever seen me trying to go through my closet before I've had a cup of coffee?" But it's the truth! Simple pieces with plenty of added accessories — or just some great shoes — can take an outfit idea from drab to fab, even with limited time in the morning.
One long tank
The centerpiece of this outfit is super simple — a cotton tank maxi (DorothyPerkins.com, $28). The real magic comes in the accessories. Toss in some adorable wedges with corresponding colors (Heels.com, $100) and a functional, brown cross-body bag (ASOS.com, $83), then add a waist-defining belt (Mango.com, $15) and sweet mint jewelry like this vintage-inspired ring (WetSeal.com, $7) and chandelier earrings (StellaDot.com, $39). The icing on the cake is a sun-shielding, floppy straw hat (2bStores.com, $16).
Think you can manage four pieces? This ultra-simple, pulled-together look is perfect for strutting the office hallways. A classic pencil skirt (FrenchConnection.com, $88) is paired with a prim and proper black-and-white blouse (LordAndTaylor.com, $42). Punch it up with some bright, unexpected accessories like these cobalt pumps (Heels.com, $90) and a mustard-yellow satchel (Boohoo.com, $60).
Day to night
Have a lunch date with a co-worker but want to go out for cocktails later? This outfit is the perfect combination of professional and party animal. Start with a stunning pair of skinnies (JackWillis.com, $80), and then add a classic peplum top (FrenchConnection.com, $90). During the day, add a sophisticated beige blazer (Mango.com, $60) and comfy-cute closed-toe wedges (Payless.com, $35). Lastly, add some edge with a statement gold necklace (Storenvy.com, $7).
Fancy up top
If you can find one statement piece per outfit, you'll never end up looking drab. This bow-accented blouse (MissSelfridge.com, $53) should be the centerpiece of your outfit, allowing figure-flattering trouser jeans (AlloyApparel.com, $40) to act as a canvas. Keep it simple with comfortable studded flats (SoleSociety.com, $50) and hexagon stud earrings (Piperlime.com, $30).
Keep it casual
If you're heading out for an early-morning round of coffee and shopping with the gals, this is the perfect casual go-to. It's effortlessly cool without looking sloppy with a super-cool striped maxi skirt (Tillys.com, $30) and a black crop top (Mango.com, $30). Add on fashionable aviators (Shopzerouv.com, $10), cutesy wedges (Zappos.com, $100), dangling gold earrings (SaksFifthAvenue.com, $39) and a statement bag (ModCloth.com, $60), and you'll be the coolest girl at the trendy coffee shop.