Develop a quick makeup routine
Practise getting your everyday make-up look down to 15 minutes or less. For days that you hit the snooze button one too many times, have a condensed version you can complete even faster. Makeup artist Sonia Kashuk told InStyle that she recommends finding a go-to eye and lip combo in a pretty and modern colour that’s not overly trendy. A smoky brown eye and sheer lip is Kashuk’s make-up equivalent of a tailored blouse and slim pants. Slapping on a bright red lip is another way to make a statement. Just put on lipstick, concealer and mascara, and you’re ready to go. MAC’s Ruby Woo is known for looking good on just about every skin tone, but for further guidance, hit your local beauty counter to find the best make-up shades for you.
Take care of your things
Even the most expensive blazers and bags can look rundown if you don’t care for them properly. Follow your clothing’s care instructions and determine how each item should be stored. Silk, for example, might become wrinkled when folded, and jumpers can stretch out easily on hangers. Additionally, take the time to do a once-over of the outfit you plan to wear. Snip off any loose threads and wipe off any shoe scuffs before you head out the door. A budget-friendly lint remover and fuzz remover can come in especially handy when putting the finishing touches on your look.
The easiest way to look put together in autumn and winter is to throw on a chic blazer, coat or jacket. Unfortunately, these items can be expensive – especially if they’re well-made. That’s why you might want to start collecting a piece or two each season. Start with one of the basics: a belted trench, a black leather jacket, or a navy or camel blazer or pea coat. Don’t skip thrift stores while you’re shopping, either. You just might stumble upon a designer item on their racks.