Fashion 3 years ago
Easy Ways to Instantly Look Put Together
Hey guys! Hannah back on the blog today sharing my styling tricks to instantly look put together.
So don’t get me wrong, I loooove me some sweatpants but recently I’ve been really trying to make the effort to look at least somewhat put together at all times – even when I leave my apartment to grab a coffee or buy groceries and even when I had too much to drink the night before or am running late to work. Inspired by the lovely Drew Scott (who actually took these photos) I went out on a quest to find the easiest ways to instantly look put together. Keep scrolling to check out my tips!
Actually Put on Pants
Like, actual pants not sweatpants and no, not leggings. Putting on a pair of jeans takes the same amount of effort as putting on a pair of sweatpants – you still put one leg in at a time! Jeans will instantly make even a hoodie look chic. Plus, mom-jeans like the pair I'm wearing here (similar option here!) are super comfortable.
I have a love/hate relationship with belts. For the longest time, I didn’t really get the appeal. If my pants fit, why do I need to put on a belt? I don’t know what it was that changed for me, but now I rarely leave my apartment without a belt looped through my jeans. It’s just the perfect finishing touch. I have a pretty good collection of vintage western belts going (thanks mom) but a classic one like this is a wardrobe necessity.
Roll Up Your Sleeves
Honestly, at this point, I think t-shirts without cuffed sleeves just look odd. One or two little rolls of your t-shirt sleeves totally take a shirt to the next level. Just a little bit of effort (it literally takes 10 seconds) can really make a difference. I got into such a habit of rolling up my t-shirt sleeves that I subconsciously cuffed my PJ t-shirt and gave it a half tuck into my underwear the other night. I wish I was kidding.
Pro Tip: The t-shirt I’m wearing here is actually a men’s Hanes t-shirt from a pack of 6 that I picked up at Target! It’s super soft and comfortable, and it was so cheap that if I accidentally spill something on it (wouldn’t put it past me) or if it gets dingy- I don’t feel bad throwing it out or using it as a rag. I seriously refuse to buy any other plain white tees.
As Chriselle has said a million times, accessories can make or break an outfit. Personally, accessories are my favorite way to experiment with trends but you can never go wrong with the classics. These circle Ray-Bans are my absolute favorite sunglasses- I actually bought them for myself with my first paycheck when I was hired by Chriselle Inc 3 years ago and I haven’t stopped wearing them since. Not only do they go with everything, but they’re also universally flattering.
And, a simple pair of strappy heels never hurt anybody either. I picked these up from Zara a few months ago to wear to my cousin’s wedding, but have ended up wearing them so much! I found a similar option here.
I firmly believe that you can throw a leather jacket over literally anything and it will look damn good and there's nothing that can change my mind. Though a contradiction to my first tip in this post; if you must wear sweatpants (like on an international flight or road trip or something) wear a leather jacket too.
Though I wish I could afford to drop a grand on a leather jacket- I actually found this Topshop jacket at Nordstrom Rack last fall! If you're looking for an affordable similar option- this one here is perfect.
The idea is to look effortless while putting in as little effort as possible. What do you guys do to instantly look put together? Let me know down below and have a great weekend!
Photography by Drew Scott
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