When you’re juggling a busy schedule, the mental load is real. Between trying to remember where you put the house keys last night after book (read: wine) club, planning for your 10am meeting and trying to put your best face forward at work and in life, you could probably use a few more hours in a day.
Take the hassle out of your sartorial goals with these five style saviours to keep you polished and on point (without sacrificing your sanity).
1. No-Iron Work Wardrobe
HRH Kate Middleton has been going through a style evolution of late, with the working royal and mother of three stepping out in easy to wear knits and suits for her business engagements. From soft matching knit sets to structured jackets and flowing straight leg pants, it’s an easy style that always looks fresh and polished.
Embracing no-iron fabrics in your daily work wardrobe can save you significant time without sacrificing style. Pair a fine knit top or a silk rayon blend shirt with a pencil skirt or wide leg pant for an effortlessly put together look in moments with zero ironing.
2. Multitasking Makeup
Forget the 8-step routine… multi-purpose makeup and skincare is a busy woman’s best friend. The latest serum foundations work double time to hydrate and plump skin with the benefits of hyaluronic acid, while also providing buildable coverage with a dewy glow. For all-day wear, finish with a light mist of setting spray before you run out the door, and you’ll stay fresh faced all day without needing to touch up.
3. All-Day Statement Lip
Nothing ties a look together like a statement lip. A bold, matte and highly pigmented formulation has what you need for a velvety soft, everything-proof lip with up to 16 hours’ wear.
Infused with hyaluronic acid for all-day hydration L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Resistance Liquid Lipstick comes in 17 shades. And with names that tell a story of where we’d rather be (think ‘Lazy Sunday’, ‘Tropical Vacay’ and Kendall’s red carpet ‘A-Lister’), they’ll be on high rotation.
4. Hard-Working Hair
If you need to squeeze another day out of a blow-dry or your hair just won’t play ball, tame it with some stylish accessories.
The classic ponytail has been the style saviour of many a fashion editor dashing between runway shows. A dusting of dry shampoo, a mist of fragrance and a cute designer barrette or claw clip like the latest collection from Balmain Paris, and you’ll be sleek and chic.
5. The Go-Anywhere Sneaker
The award for the most versatile working wardrobe staple must go to the white leather sneaker. Endlessly comfortable and appropriate in most business environments, the white sneaker trend isn’t going anywhere.
From ADIDAS to Aje, vegan leather or the real deal, there’s a white-out of choices that look equally chic with structured suiting as they do with flowy florals.