Do you love looking good but hate the hours of prepping and styling that sometimes goes into it? Whether it’s getting ready for a big day at work or sprucing ourselves up for a night out with the girls, creating the perfect outfit takes time.
So, is there a way we can save ourselves the effort and still look and feel great? To avoid cancelling on those plans or showing up late, embrace effortless style! This is the method of using key wardrobe staples to create a perfectly polished outfit with minimal effort — and it’s working for ladies already!
For advice on how you can adopt this trend and make it part of your getting-ready process, check out this style guide.
Comfy and chic in one, the jumper dress has been a versatile trend in women’s fashion for decades. What makes this effortlessly stylish? It takes no time to match garments with this dress style, plus, long sleeves mean you don’t need to scour your closet for a complementing coat either!
Strike the balance between casual and smart by wearing knee-high suede boots with your jumper dress. If you’re in the mood to show off your curves, wrap a chunky belt around your dress to nip your waist in.
Accessories: bags and jewellery
This season, opt to buy a few statement-making jewellery pieces that you adore and can wear with a range of colours and outfits to save you time hunting around for a matching ring or necklace every day.
Black, gold and silver are neutral but effective, making them ideal when getting ready in a rush. Statement earrings are key accessories, too. Tassels, chunky metal and huge are all acceptable and can be matched with most outfits.
What about bags? Most of us couldn’t leave the house without our essentials, so go for a cute black bag that you can wear with any outfit, on any day to save time. Black is an ideal option to go for if you’re hoping to use it every day. Buy one with a cute pattern to keep things interesting or purchase a brightly coloured one to wear with matching shoes, plain jeans and a boho-style top.
When the weather’s poor and you don’t want to wear a lot of layers, knitwear is your solution. The woollen trends predicted for this year include cable-knit designs, striped styles and oversized jumpers. Having some staple knitwear pieces in your wardrobe is essential for the colder months and can keep your outfits on fleek.
The ankle boot is one of the best footwear styles for maintaining an effortless stylish lifestyle. Keep an eye out for sock boots with a pointed toe, high heel and textured fabric that fits to the ankle. They are 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.
When it’s time for work or lunch with friends, slip on a pair of plain black ankle boots and match with super skinny jeans and an oversized sweater — an on-trend look that takes five minutes to throw together.
This season will focus on differing neck styles — especially the high-neck design. Give it a go by pulling on a polo neck jumper underneath a square-necked top. Couple with your favourite pair of jeans and an ankle boot to fully master the look.
You can even take on this effortless trend at work. Instead of a plain shirt, why not don a turtle-neck sweater and throw a tailored, slim-fit blazer over the top to add a touch of formality?
Effortlessly stylish tips are perfect if you want to maximise your wardrobe without spending hours getting ready for your social occasions.