STYLE ADVICE: 9 a.m. Chic

STYLE ADVICE: 9 a.m. Chic

It is very rare that I wake up with enough time to do my hair, makeup, and create a cute outfit before I have to fly out the door for my 9 a.m. class. Because of this, I have always admired people who show up to early classes with a killer outfit on. A lot of the time, seeing classmates dressed well in the mornings motivates me to dress better. But, let’s be honest, sometimes staying in bed longer sounds like a much better option on these cold March days.

I immediately loved this Fashionista’s monochromatic look. Her black and white turtleneck went perfectly with her black and white bag. She also had on black high-waisted jeans and the cutest over-the-knee black boots. By pairing her mostly black ensemble with a charcoal trench coat, she was able to add a little bit of a different color while still staying within the same family.

This Fashionista always shows up to early classes looking so put together. I thought this outfit was perfect for an article about advice on dressing well, even if it’s early. When I ask her how she managed to do it, she told me she focuses on two out of three of the categories of hair, makeup, and an outfit. So, if she does her hair and she has a nice outfit on, she typically doesn’t spend too much time on her makeup.

So, my advice to myself and any other Style Gurus who stay in bed a little too long on Monday mornings is to not overwhelm yourself by thinking you have to do everything that early. A great outfit will still look killer with a simple ponytail or just foundation and mascara.