Tori Delhagen, Junior
We all have those mornings when we repeatedly hit the snooze button to get a few extra minutes of sleep. But before you know it, the bus is rolling down the street, and you’re late. Panic strikes as you realize your hair is a mess, you haven’t done your makeup, or picked out an outfit. Don’t stress, with the right tricks you can show off an outfit that looks like it took ages to pick out. So prepare to walk into school fashionably late.
Put back the sweats and t-shirt, and choose a more fashionable option.The clock is ticking and you have less than five minutes to throw something on, so you must be decisive. If you’re feeling a bit more dressy, grab your favorite dress, a pair of tights, cute boots, and bam, you're done. If the temperature is a bit chilly, throw a cardigan on overtop. This simple addition transforms your outfit into a more weather-appropriate look in the matter of seconds. Plus, you don’t have to worry about putting different pieces together, since it’s a dress.
Not the dress type? No worries. Start out with your basic pair of leggings and favorite comfy sweater. Then put on high socks along with either riding or combat boots. This is a great go-to look, and although there’s not much thought to it, the socks give it a cozy feel. To top the outfit off, add an infinity scarf and hurry out the door.
Jewelry makes all the difference in transforming a look from bland to bold. To enhance your outfit, add a statement necklace or a bold watch. Since you're running late, just throw your accessories in your backpack and put them on at school. You could even add a hair bow to make the look more put together. My favorite bows are from American Apparel, which come in a wide variety of colors.
Don’t let running late ruin the rest of the day. Instead of showing up to school in a sweatshirt, fake everyone into thinking you spent hours picking out your outfit, when really, you woke up 10 minutes before you had to leave (but hey, that’ll be our little secret).