Getting dressed can get so annoying when you’re not in the mood. The solution? Wardrobe essentials that will look polished and presentable even if it literally took you one minute to put them together. Here are 10 to rely on during your most blah days:
1. Plain tees and camisoles
Don’t just wear them on their own! Layer a cami over your t-shirt for an entirely new look.
2. Striped shirt
A Breton tee is timeless for a reason. Trust us when we say you’ll always look elegant with this one on.
3. Button-down shirt
This one’s a staple that works for just about any occasion. Wear yours loosely tucked into shorts or jeans for nonchalant chic.
4. Denim jacket
A life-saver on days when you just don’t have the strength to iron. Promise.
5. Button-down skirt
Whether in denim, suede, or corduroy, button-down skirts are a modern classic no one should be without. These pair well with sneakers, mules, ballet flats—the list goes on.
6. Dark jeans
Dark-rinse jeans are brilliant for two major reasons: one, they’re instantly slimming, and two, they can hide all kinds of stains, LOL. (But really, you shouldn’t even be washing your jeans that much!)
7. A versatile dress
A fuss-free design in a neutral color completely transforms, depending on your choice of accessories. Try a shirtdress (worn with our without a belt) or a slip dress (with sneakers for day and heels at night).
8. A day-to-night bag
Who has time to switch bags more than once a day?! If you, like us, tend to use the same bag for weeks at an end, your best bet is a style that goes with everything. Usually, that’s a nice medium-sized leather bag in black, nude, or brown—utterly inoffensive and roomy enough for all your shit.
Do we really need to explain ourselves here? Sneakers have gone from those ugly rubber shoes you had for PE class, to a street style favorite that even Victoria Beckham wears.
10. Minimalist sandals or slides
Single-strap heels make virtually any outfit (and feet) look sexy—Rihanna andBella Hadid in jogger pants are proof. But if high heels are too hardcore for you, try a pair of low-heeled or flat mules.