1. Plan your outfit ahead of time. This means you have to look at weather and check your schedule to know what you will be doing that day. Do you need to shower today? No? Cool- just spray some dry shampoo on that beautiful hair and rub, rub rub! Will it be an errand day? Awesome. Get some comfy and cute sneakers on and wear your favorite slouchy shirt with jeggings. I usually plan my Sunday outfits in advance or have my “go-to” outfits if I can’t find something that works. It is important to have staples in your closet that way you always have an outfit and it is easy to mix and match. Bonus: this will help keep your room tidy since you won’t be throwing clothes around from failed outfit attempts.
2. Fake it ‘Til You Make It: Dry shampoo is your friend. Your best friend. Use it. It will save you a trip to the shower, won’t have to blow dry and do your hair again. Dry shampoo eliminates oil but also adds texture and a little volume to limp hair. Also, braids are your friend. They can cover up greasy hair pretty well! Don’t be afraid of using a cleansing wipe (Acure is my favorite) to freshen up if you can’t squeeze a shower in. I mean, don’t be grungy and not shower for a week but it can help if you are in a bind and need to put off a shower a day. If you want quick hairstyles, my friend Abby has some great hair tutorials on her blog.
3. Streamline your beauty routine. Sometimes you can spend time doing a cool makeup routine but then you can’t even tell you did anything at all. Figure out what works for you and what you “need” to have on before you go out. For some it’s lipstick. For others it is mascara. What can you go without? Less is more. So what’s my favorite thing to instantly pull together a look? Lipstick. It is so simple but it can really liven up a casual look or add sophistication to a dressier look. It also adds color to your face! And remember, makeup doesn’t make us beautiful, it enhances our already existing beauty.