How to Style the Best Outfits when you are Running Late
We all love playing dress-up and getting ready, but it is different when you are running late, and at the same time, you have to look presentable, too, to face the day. On such days, curating outfits feels like a big hassle, and even when you are a pro at acing the task on your good days, on certain days, it can seep out all your strength, leaving you panting and with no to zero strength for the tasks ahead that you are putting in efforts for, to begin with. While we might not be entirely at fault when that happens, we cannot help but think that should not be the case because that would not serve the purpose.
Looking good and acing your every endeavor should go hand in hand, and we live in a hustling world where we must keep moving on and make ends meet. Curating the best outfits does not matter how much time you have left – it should be the main goal. We are certainly aware you cannot compromise on a good outfit because we know the struggle that comes with maintaining a certain degree of style when it comes to public dealing and the nature of the things in the outer world.
Why Do you Need a Good Outfit?
A good outfit gives you an affirming power to take the day ahead with great spirits and positive energy. This is why it is important for you to look your best self, no matter what you are up to – as they say, your outfit is the first thing people would notice, and perceptions are formed depending on its result. When you look great, you do not have to worry about how people are going to perceive you. Besides that, well-put people with groomed personalities are likely to be the leaders, as they are heard better than the ones with lesser well-put outfits – because it impacts your stance and posture and contributes to your confidence in a positive or negative way.
Here is a list of outfits that will instantly make you well put, but you do not have to worry about them consuming too much time too. So what are you waiting for? Scroll down to read more and get started!
1. High Waisted Skirt Paired with a Sequin Top
Skirts are one of the oldest staples, having been part of the wardrobe for decades; they have assisted us in the best way possible with their impeccable utility, style and appeal. This is why they make one of our ultimate go-to staple pieces. At times of emergencies, when you have to curate an instant outfit and make it look well put and style too, pull it off with a skirt. Be it a leather skirt or cotton skirt – the choice is yours, although, for this look, we have prioritized a leather skirt because it comes out with more edge and brilliantly well with a leather skirt.
To go with the styling of this simple yet chic look, you do not need many tools, and it can certainly be curated with some basic tools available in your wardrobe. Put on a high-waisted leather skirt with a sequin top in one of the darker color tones. Highlight it further with a darker shade of lipstick and minimal makeup. For shoes, put on a pair of heels in black or neutral tones. Because you are running late, you do not have to do much hassle with your – if you are having a tangle-free day let it remain open; otherwise, tie it up in a high-knot messy bun. Be it a quick dinner date, a club night or a party with your girl gang – this look would make a great yet simple look to go with, and the best part is, it is actually curated with some of the simplest tools.
2. Asymmetrical Dress Paired with Ankle Length Boots
Dresses are love, be it summers, winters, fall or spring – when it comes to them, there is so much you could opt out for. They make the most easiest staple to style because of their appeal and capacity. And another wonderful part about them is the fact that you do need to look for other staples to put on with them because a dress is a dress, and it can work well solely, so you do not need to worry about pairings and putting it together with the right type of stuff. For an easy-breezy and stylish that could be molded and modified according to the transitional weather and could be easily put together, on those days when you are running late but at the same time, looking presentable is the only way to pull it through, put on an asymmetrical dress with a pair of ankle-length boots and you are good to go.
If you are curating this look for winter, feel free to put on a women’s black leather jacket atop. While for autumn and spring, a trendy scarf would depending on the vibe of your dress. You can even opt-out for the colors befitting your personality and the seasonal vibe — for instance, lighter ones for summer and spring while darker and heavy fabrics for autumn and winter. You can accentuate the look with befitting accessories and elevate the vibe of your look with the right yet quick styling.
3. Black Denim Paired with a Turtleneck Top and a Long Coat
When the weather turns crisp, it becomes more complicated to curate appealing and presentable outfits while sustaining you during the unforgiving cold times. And its double-trouble when you are running late too. So now you are faced with multiple staggering tasks – 1) you have to put on a nice outfit within a limited amount of time that looks great on you and fits the situation. 2) you have to curate an outfit that does not stay a hindrance between your comfort and your endeavors.
But, no worries, here is an outfit that would tick all the boxes for you in the best way possible. To go with the styling, you need three simple tools for this look – a pair of black denim pants, a turtleneck top and a long coat. Put these things staples together to curate a well-put yet warm look. For further styling, throw in a scarf with this look that would provide extra warmth plus some extra pop of color to your look. Because it's cold, keep your hair open or cover them with a beanie or a hat. For shoes, go for a pair of heeled boots.
4. Faded Jeans Paired with a Button Down Shirt and a Leather Jacket
Imagine it is one of those lazy days, and you are also running late. On such days looking presentable is an obligation and a compulsion, but you do not feel in the best of spirits to go with the task. But, as they say, life must go on, and you must do what needs to be done. So in order to curate a look that is well put and makes a perfect effortless yet great option, make use of your leather jacket.
Put on a pair of faded jeans with a button-down shirt and top it with a brown leather jacket. For shoes, go for a pair of suede boots. Tie your hair in a high-knot ponytail to give it a great elevating appeal. And you are ready to rock. This look makes a great transitional option, befitting for varied occasions – so from office to grocery and night out with your pals – you can rock different occasions with this one look.
5. Sleek Black Leather Pants Paired with a Heavy Knitted Cardigan
Cardigans are our forever companions. When nothing makes sense, they make one staple piece that is sure to work. And provide you comfort. Wear a pair of sleek black leather pants with a heavy knitted cardigan for a cute yet low-key look. While leather pants are edgy, the cardigan gives off the contrasting appeal with its cutesy vibe, resulting in creating a great off-the-beat outfit for shoes put on a pair of studded boots. Accentuate the look further with trendy and quirky makeup and accessories, and you are good to go.
6. A Long Floral Maxi
Simple, well put and easily curated in a literal sense, a long floral maxi put on with some simple et trendy jewelry and your best, vibrant summer shoes makes a perfect simpler yet classic outfit choice for those days when you are running late, and you do not have much time to brainstorm and ponder over your choices.
7. High Waisted Pants Paired with a Crop Top
Y2K fashion trend is back and has created quite some surge this year. Another captivating aspect of their appeal is that you can curate the best outfits with the littlest of time and some of the most basic tools. To go with the styling of this easy-breezy chic look, put on a pair of high-waisted pants with a crop top and a pair of sneakers. Put on metallic jewelry to accentuate it further, and you are good to go.
8. Polka Dotted Top Paired with a Pleated Skirt
Prints are one of the essential parts of fashion, and the role they play is often overlooked, but that being said, one print has created a prominent place for itself in the world of fashion and is a widely loved and popular polka-dotted print. They come with so much variety in colors and sizes and have the best sort of retro feel. To curate one epic look, put on a polka-dotted printed top with a pleated skirt for those lazy brunch days that still require you to look presentable. For shoes, go for pair of ballet pumps. Accessories the look with a bit of quirky jewelry, and you are good to go.
Things you Must Do in Order to be Savvy at Times of Fashion Emergencies
While curating some savvy outfits when you are running late is a task you are required to pull off when you are faced with the situation, to ace it successfully each time, there are certain things that you must invest in and understand to make ends meet. Here is a list of things that are part of the process, and if you ensure them, they will make things fall smoothly and flawlessly in emergencies.
1. Replenish your Supplies Every Once in a While
You need to refill your supplies every once in a while to make sure you have got everything at your disposal when you get ready. You must get new stuff to make your styling game flow smoothly, be it products or accessories or even clothes. Knowing about the things that need to be bought and prioritizing things would give you a great mindset, and planning and budgeting are always good when it comes to shopping.
2. Shop Sensibly
A lot of problems are a direct result of mindless shopping. When you are not mindful of buying stuff, you will always be confused while curating your outfits. Being a mindful and sensible shopper means prioritizing important things that need your immediate attention. When you are shopping mindfully, you get to save your money or spend it on the things that are important. It saves time, and you do not have to waste it weighing different options.
3. Invest in Sustainable and Timeless Pieces
Fashion staples that are timeless, sustainable and have great durability are like saviors. With great appeal and sustaining capacity, you can always turn to a timeless and sustainable leather jacket or a leather skirt and create some of the best and quick outfits.
4. Declutter Space
When you are running late, you do not have time to dig inside your wardrobe to find the right staple pieces. To free yourself from that headache, make sure to declutter space and be accessible for the stuff that needs to be displayed on the front to save your time and energy.
5. Know your Wardrobe
You often buy stuff and forget about it in the next few days, sometimes even without using it. That is because you are constantly buying stuff and making no use of it too. In order to be savvier at times when you need immediate assistance in order to curate the best outfits in the shortest time, you must be aware of your wardrobe, and for that, inspecting it from time to time is important.
6. Invest in Accessories
When your outfit is mediocre, you can accentuate it with the right amount and the right style of accessories. So you must invest in accessories and always buy new stuff to compensate for the lack of effort in your outfits. From funky jewelry to quirky belts and a lot more, you can try out different things to befitting your outfits’ requirements.
Conclusion: you do not have to worry about that dreaded, sneaking feeling anymore that comes to haunt you at times when you are running late. Here is a guide that is curated to help you out, not even on the days when you are running late, but on those days too when you lack the motivation to put in time and energy into curating your outfits for the tasks ahead. We hope you make the best outfit this special guide curated for you. Looking stylish is never a chore but something we all look forward to. And the best part is that a good outfit aligns your perspective to take on the day with the best spirits.
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