You know those days when you just cannot bring yourself to get dressed? Yes, those mornings when you have an 8 am class and were out until 2 am, maybe even later, the night before. The only thing moderately appealing in terms of clothes seems to be athletic pants or sweatshirts. So how exactly do you leave your dorm room without looking downright drab but still wearing something comfortable and relatively effortless? Despite what your groggy, sleep deprived brain might think, there are options besides sweats and baggy tees.
Going to Class?
Pull on a pair of black leggings with a basic v-neck and accessorize with a vibrant scarf. Although leggings are fitted they’re simultaneously stretchy and soft, two key features of keeping comfortable in class. More importantly, they’ll look trendy in contrast to your laidback top. The scarf will add that last needed bit of color to make you appear wide awake even if you’re practically sleeping through lecture with your eyes open. Best of all, there’s no need to step out in those monstrous heels you had on last night. Sperries, Toms, flip flops or even boots will work to complete the ensemble.
Need to run out for a quick meeting or some errands?
Even though the goal is to look polished, not all sweats are off-limits for daytime wear. You can count athletic pants out but you can indeed work with shapely foldovers, slightly fitted drawstrings, and tapered wide legs. Brands like Hard Tail, Lululemon, and Solow offer a variety of sweats that look neat yet are relaxed enough to feel like pajamas. In order to look put together overall though, make sure you wear a fitted top. Settle for a simple tank or even an off the shoulder cropped top. Loose pants and an oversized shirt is overkill and will make you appear sloppy not stylish. For an extra glam look, slip on some super sized shades.
Dinner Date and You Still Can’t Bring Yourself to Get Dressed?
Promised your friend, your boyfriend, or even your mom that you’d have dinner? If you’re still feeling lazy and somewhat lifeless, choose an outfit that will make you “look alive” even if you don’t feel so awake. Forget slipping on an almost suffocating pair of skinny jeans or a more than moderately tight mini dress. Who are you kidding? There’s a slim to none chance you’ll be willing to shimmy into either of those nitpicky little numbers. Instead, opt for a simple shift dress, and pair with a belt for a look that’s fuss free yet still fashionable. Wear with sandals or flats to keep it classy without sacrificing comfort.
So ditch the Edward Cullen getup and stop hiding from the daylight. Try out some of these tips and you’ll never have to fear leaving your bed for lack of proper style.Yes, it is possible. You can go out late, dance all night, stuff your face with midnight pizza, and still look great the next day….even if your stomach, your head, and well, maybe even your whole body, feels quite the opposite.
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