Throw on a scarf or belt: A scarf can instantly add color to an outfit and brighten up your face. Even if you’re just throwing on a plain white shirt and jeans, putting a scarf on top will tie it all together.
For 25 ways to wear scarves, check out Wendy’s Look BookÂ on YouTube. Be sure you choose a scarf in the best colors for your skin tone and it’ll help you look more awake, bring out your eye color and make your lips and cheeks look like they have more color, even without makeup.
1. Wearing a belt with a loose dress or shirt will bring everything back in and emphasize your shape so you don’t look disheveled under a lot of fabric or layers. A belt on top of a dress and long cardigan will show off your personal style and your waist, and you don’t have to put much thought into it.
2. Use multi-purpose products: A BB cream or tinted moisturizer will take steps out of your morning routine and even out your skin tone. A 3-in-1 color product for eyes, lips, and cheeks (or just a lips/cheeks one) keeps things simple and streamlined.
If those products don’t work for you, a small palette with everything in one place may be the perfect choice. Finally, a mascara that will lengthen, curl, and thicken your lashes is early morning gold. I like Benefit’s They’re Real.
3. Layerâ€”textures, jewelry, color, etc: Just layering a chunky knit over a smoother fabric adds visual interest with texture. Choosing unexpected colors to layer togetherâ€”turquoise and orange, for exampleâ€”can add pep to your look with very little effort. You’ll be wearing layers in the winter anyway, right?
Skip the neutrals every now and then. You can also layer on necklaces of various lengths or bracelets with different metals, beads, and materials to dress up an outfit without having to go shopping. Remember all those cute and quirky jewelry pieces you’ve accumulated over the years? It’s time to revisit that stash.
What are some of your quick tips for getting ready in the mornings?
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