Looking incredible in no time: the art of effortless styling

We all want to look amazing every day, but sometimes, there’s just not enough time. However, one myth about dressing fashionably is that it takes effort and planning — it doesn’t.

Stop cancelling plans and start feeling good about how you look with our guide to effortless style! Using some key wardrobe staples, you can create a perfectly polished and oh-so stylish outfit with none of the effort…  

The beauty of layering

You can take any piece of clothing and make it instantly amazing simply by layering. Layering is pretty self-explanatory, and is achieved by wearing garments over each other — like a polo neck underneath a square-necked top, underneath a tailored blazer, underneath trench coat. Couple with your favourite pair of jeans and an ankle boot to fully master it!

Want a layered outfit that’s ideal for spring and summer? Extend your holiday wardrobe by pairing a roll neck top with one of your pinafores or sleeveless sundresses. For work, a blazer-turtle neck combo would smarten up the trend, making it suitable for the office while keeping you cosy.

Simplifying with boots

A smart ankle boot can immediately dress up any outfit with minimal effort. Sock boots are a key trend. Featuring a pointed toe, high heel and textured fabric that fits to the ankle, they pull on for extra ease and can be paired with jeans during the day time and a stylish skirt for a night on the town.

Alternatively, try a nude pair of flats to match with any work outfit, and go for neutral, cork-effect wedges with your party dresses to make getting ready in the evening quick and simple.

Making it easy with accessories

Sometimes, all your need are a few staple pieces of accessories to turn an outfit into a knock-out look. Statement earrings are so in this season — try tasselled designs and large hoops (yep, they’re still on trend) to match with most outfits. These can easily slip into your work bag to help you dress up for an after-work outing!

When it comes to bags; go petite, black leather. An ideal option if you’re hoping to use it every day and night. Or why not buy a bumbag? These are going to be big in SS18 and pair well with jeans and a dressy top for a cute look.

How easy is knitwear…

There’s still plenty of time for effortlessly stylish knitwear. We recommend going for cableknit, striped and oversized jumpers that you can wear with skirts and trousers for either a chic casual or cute stylish look! Having some staple knitwear pieces in your wardrobe is key for keeping your outfits on fleek.

The versatility of the jumper dresses

While strappy tops and sequin dresses are perfect when you have ages to get ready in the evening, there are plenty of other versatile styles to see you through the day. Together with tights, jumper dresses are the perfect way to rock the latest look with minimal effort. There is no time wasted choosing matching garments and with long sleeves, there’s no need to scour your wardrobe for a complementing coat either!

Over-the-knee boots offer a casual yet dressed-up look. If you’re in the mood to show off your curves, wrap a chunky belt around your dress to nip your waist in.

A few staple pieces is enough to take your look from good to effortlessly stylish no matter the occasion!