how to look your best

With the run up to Christmas, its no surprise many of us, myself included, are starting to feel a little run down (see my tips on surviving burnout here). The end of the year is often my busiest time and looking put together when my schedule is chaotic and I’m feeling exhausted can feel challenging to say the least. While I’m more than happy being makeup free, it’s also true that looking my best and feeling in tune with my own sense of style does have a psychological effect on me, especially when I’m working. So today I thought I’d share a few tricks I fall back on when time is short, and I want to feel great in a few easy steps.

how to look your best
how to look your best

Wear A Hat

No time to wash your hair? Bad Hair day? I’m legit both of those in these photos but a hat is my secret weapon to hiding those truths. A great hat is the best thing when you’re short on time, feeling crappy or want to change your look quickly. I picked this one up from Nordstrom Rack (you guys know I love me a bargain), but any kind of hat that makes you feel great is one of the quickest ways to look put together. Keep it in your bag for emergencies, also a life saver when it rains, and you find yourself without an umbrella.

how to look your best

Opt For A Bold Lip

A bold lip is one swipe towards face brightening magic. If you have no time for any other item of makeup, grab yourself a bold colour in a hue and texture you love. Its a chic statement that has a minimal effortless feel, quick and easy and instantly makes you look more put together. Don’t forget your lippy can also double up as a blush if you’re cheeks need a little colour. I’m really loving Rouje Paris 4 Lips Palette (Mixed Together to create my lip look here) or Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils are always a favourite in my pro kit.

how to look your best

Choose A Comfy Print Dress

I love my high waisted denim, but when I’m not feeling my best and I want a little confidence boost, i’ll choose a dress! Theres nothing worse than siting down whilst your high waisted denim attempts to cut you in half! A floaty dress thats not too fitted can look like you’ve really made an effort with the benefit of supreme comfort. If its cold you can add tights. Flats, boots and heels all work with a great print dress and the print, much like the red lipstick is a great way to add a bit of fun to your look, and a statement that doesn’t rely on too much else. This Zara dress has proved to be such a great find that I actually bought it in the red print too. You want a dress that makes you feel great but feels like you’re at the same comfort level as your pyjamas, then you’re onto a real winner!

Photos by Kayla Varley

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