How To Look Like You Tried (Without Actually Trying)

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Sometimes those dreaded Monday mornings are accompanied by a fashion version of senioritis, and putting effort into your outfit feels like the least fun thing on the earth. Fortunately for you, I put together some outfit hacks to look like you tried, without actually trying:

Lipstick: This one is probably the easiest trick of them all. Anytime I see lipstick, I think that person spent time getting ready. A bright color, like red or orange, will instantly become the center of attention of your look.

Bell Sleeves: I just posted about Bell Sleeves the other day, and realized how perfect they are for this topic – especially tops with classic bell sleeves, or those with short wrist flares that are just as comfortable as a basic knit. They're a great way to make your outfit look more feminine and put-together. 

High Waists: Personally, I think high-waisted jeans are even more comfortable than low or mid-rise jeans. If you find a pair that fits you just right, they’re an amazing option for looking more dressed up than you feel. High-waisted skirts are even better, but you might feel like you’re trying just a little bit ;)

Short Heels: OK, I know you hear “heels” and you think that means giving up your main comfort for the day, but there really are a lot of options out there that can be super comfortable and just enough to change the vibe of your outfit. Try some shorter, sandal options with thick heels so that they’re easy to walk in.

Statement bags: This requires some thinking ahead of time to make sure you have a statement bag that will do the trick. But if you do invest in a great bag with a pop of color, you can use it to your advantage. Stick to a simple outfit with really minimal colors, and your bag will do all the talking. 

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