It can be difficult to motivate yourself to put on makeup and get dressed when the AC is blaring and you are sweating even before you leave your house. Here’s the secret: Summer outfits are much easier than we think. These are some easy summer style tips.
Summer is the best time of year to trick people into believing you did more work than you actually did. For hot summer days, we have a few tricks up our sleeves to help us get out the door.
Do you want to appear like you spent hours getting ready, but you actually got from your bed to your door in just 10 minutes? We’ve got you covered. These seven lazy-girl hacks will help you keep your snooze button habit in check.
1. Dresses are a great option
It’s been said before and it’s still true: Dresses are a great option during warmer months. They are not only one-of-a-kind outfit options that you can put on and go.
You don’t need a large collection of dresses, so invest in several different and versatile options. A lightweight midi dress or a T-shirt that doubles as a cover-up for a swimsuit can be enough. There aren’t dozens of options for dresses. You only need a few you love and that work well for you.
2. The night before going out plan your outfit
I can relate to anyone who is an over-sleeper. It is a struggle that I don’t stop fighting. It means I have to get out of bed every morning. This leads to more snooze button hits and less time to get ready. How can you not let it ruin your look? Plan your outfit the night before.
Although you may have an aversion because you were forced to do it in elementary school, it is very foolproof. It will save you from the common situation of trying five outfits you don’t like and then ending up wearing one you do love. Even if you have to swap little details, such as shoes or accessories, it will give you a starting point that you can work from.
3. Create a go-to uniform
It is easy to fall into the trap of wearing the same outfits over and again. We don’t think that’s a problem. You can make a mental list of the outfits that work for you, and a few pieces you love. A pair of denim shorts and a knitted top might work well for a day of running errands. For a night out on the patio or barbecue, a midi dress with sandals might work. Listen to Kate Sanders, a childhood friend who said that it was okay to wear the same outfit twice.
What can make a white-tee-andjeans combination look more polished than if you put effort into it? Accessories are key! You don’t have to create your own accessories to make your look more polished. You can always mix and match your pieces to look as if you did, whether you have a gold necklace or sunglasses that you love.
5. Make sure to keep your closet current for each season
I know. It’s much easier to get rid of things you don’t use often from your closet than it is to clean it. My trick to cleaning out my closet is: It’s better to do it regularly than all at once.
I will immediately donate any clothing that is no longer fitting me or doesn’t feel right to me, and keep it under my bed. I keep out-of-season clothes in storage containers under my bed so they only get out when it’s right for me. You will feel more confident in your wardrobe if you don’t have any pieces that you won’t wear.
6. Athleisure is the best option when in doubt
Celebrities have taught us a lot from their athleisure style. A matching set of workout clothes can be a great option if you don’t have the time or are struggling to decide what to wear. You can look stylish and comfortable with a simple tank-and–leggings combination.
7. Learn how to master your no-makeup makeup routine
No one wants to put on a lot of makeup and then have to take it off. Summer is all about no-makeup makeup. And that means you’ll probably only need a handful of simple products.