Daily Dose of Design: The Lazy Girl's Guide to Looking Cute

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Looking Cute


Even if you're one of the girls who loves to dress up and spend time putting together trendy outfits each season - we all have our days where we either don't have the time, or the energy... Or just really want to put in minimal effort and still somehow look cute. And I'm here to tell you that it IS possible ladies! ;) I love picking out and planning outfits but some most normal days I find myself wanting to be comfortable but still look put together. Even if you're not normally lazy, we all have lazy days (don't fool yourself! ;) and even then, you can still look like it took you hours to get all dolled up! Here's some of the simplest ways to achieve it:

My idea of a laid back look if I have no place to be is an over-sized sports/school/event tee and shorts or yogas (depending on the season). Is that not the best feeling - coming home and putting comfy clothes on?! But if I'm headed out and still don't want to rummage through my closet putting together a look, my go-to is always jeans, a simple tee/tank/sweater (again, weather dependent) and simple shoes. These closet must haves will become your BFFs on the days that you can't deal with more than putting together a simple look (and I know we've all been there):

1. Slip-on Sneakers




I know I'm not the only one who often buys sneakers that are meant for training or running, but have every intention of wearing them just because they're cute WAY more than I'll ever wear them when I go running. The best part about sneakers is how many types there are - any kind of slip-on sneakers or even athletic sneakers for that matter can so easily be dressed up and not at all sporty (or maybe sporty chic!). Think a sundress/sneaker combo!


2. Basic Tees




Ugh, basic t-shirts are my best friend at least 5 or so days of the week if we're being honest! I looovee them because they're comfy, and adore that they are possibly one of the most versatile clothing items you could ever own. Dress it up with a blazer for a work-wear look; a flowy midi skirt for a night out, tucked in for a more sophisticated day look, layered if it's chilly - endless possibilities.


3. Denim Jacket



A denim jacket that flatters your body type is one of the best things you could ever grace your closet with! It's a timeless piece that will always become trendy (have you seen these adorable pearl embellished jackets nearly everywhere lately?!) yet will always be in style. There's lots of different styles/cuts, so find one that's flattering on you and you'll find yourself reaching for it more than you even think!


4. Comfortable Jeans 




Jeans aren't every girls best friend... In fact, 99% of the time I change out of my jeans and into my yoga pants the very moment I'm home. And I know I'm not the only one! Even if you're the same way, having jeans that are comfortable on, make you feel good and that you feel good in will make you hate them much less! It's all about finding what fit works best for your body type -- there's so many to choose from and you're more confident when you're comfortable.

Denim can be worn with basically anything and dressed up or down, so if you're comfortable even getting ready for a GNO won't phase your lazy self. ;)


5. Lightweight Cardigans




For any season, a lightweight cardigan is a closet essential! It's a must for transitioning to spring and to fall in, and even in the winter it's a style statement. In the summer, they're great for travel and cool nights outdoors. You can be super casual with a cardigan - jeans and a tee - or dressed up a bit - jeans, heels and a silk tank. Duster cardigans are very trendy right now and they're the perfect equivalent to a cardigan! I linked a bunch of them above - there's so many options, especially this time of year. And at the end of the day a versatile piece like a cardigan or duster is something you need in your closet!


6. Statement Sandals 




This obviously will only work in the spring/summer, but you can easily apply it to the cold with cute boots and such. For me, the Tory Burch Miller line will always be my go-to. They're comfy, SO cute, and you can wear them with just about anything! They come in so many colors and the quality pays for itself. They're a great alternative to heels too! I love a good pair of heels, but it isn't a hard choice to opt for a sandal like these! Above are a bunch of other statement making sandals that can be worn with just about anything. 


No matter how much you love the latest trends and hottest buys, there's really nothing wrong with having a day (or days...) where you just want to chill and not have to try. You can still look cute, and these additions to your closet will help you get there! What would you add to this list?
XOXO -A

54 comments:

  1. You nailed it with what to wear when you're feeling lazy, but still want to look cute! I love pairing a comfy tee with some joggers and my denim jacket! And yes on sneakers, I definitely buy them because they're cute instead of using them for what they may be for, haha.

    xo, Lydia

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  2. The perfect combination of pieces for comfy, casual, and stylish.

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  3. I have that pearl jacket and am OBBBBBSESSED....it's the BEST for spring!

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  4. It's like the inner me wrote this post! Slip on sneakers, are always my go too!!

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  5. Ripped jeans, converse and a cute t are my go to lazy but cute styles. I love Converse but those Loft Eyelet shoes are to die for! I may have to snag them!

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  6. I so agree that there are some casual wardrobe staples everyone should have in their closet that they can just 'throw on' and know they look cute, no matter what! It's all about preparation!

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  7. I love your sandal choices! I need to create a few easy looks with these staples from your list. I like having simple jewelry that can help make a look seemed put together too.

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  8. All great choices, I wish I could buy one of each. I am a jean girl on most days. Thanks for your post!

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  9. Love this! After many, many, many years of trying to figure out how to look put together every day despite a wacky schedule and my own self-proclaimed laziness and a wardrobe that makes no sense... I have finally mastered the nice, plain t-shirt + jeans/leggings + cardigan + statement shoes uniform!

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  10. These are all seriously my go-to outfit looks! I love a basic tee, cardi, and jeans. Sometimes if I want to look like I'm "trying hard" I'll put on a pair of wedges or heels to jazz it up a bit haha!

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  11. Yesss! These are some of my go-to pieces for sure! I'm all about comfort and convenience most days.

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  12. So much yes to this! I dress up for work every day, so if I don't have weekend plans, I go as casual as I can while still looking put together. One of my favorite pieces is a cashmere zip up hoodie! Just as comfy but a little more luxe than throwing on the most oversized sweatshirt I can find :)

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  13. You just outlined my entire wardrobe haha. When in doubt, it's jeans, a casual top, and a cardigan for me!

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  14. That's my entire wardrobe minus the denim jacket. Guess a trip to Nordstrom Rack is in order!

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  15. These pieces are ALL so cute, I'm dying over the pearl embellished denim jacket, so chic!!!

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  16. lol this is so me! I am literally all about lazy fashion that looks cute! thanks for rounding these finds up!

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  17. Oh my gosh, this is like exactly what I wear on a daily basis! Honestly obsessed with each of these pieces because they make outfits look so put-together even when I don't feel like the effort!

    xoxo, Cecilia // sunnysidececilia.com

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  18. omg totally agree with all of these hahaha especially basic tee's and jeans... the only two items i gotta bring with me everyone xD

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  19. yessss!!! you nailed it!! I just bought my first pair of slip on sneakers a couple months ago and they really are life changing!

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  20. Loving all of these pieces honestly! Especially the cardigans you picked out! I'd wear all of them any day! :)

    xo, Chloe // https://funinthecloset.com/my-skincare-routine-for-dry-and-acne-prone-skin-that-rocks/

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  21. Love love this guide, especially the cardigans! Really really helpful and accurate, slip on sneakers are such a trend right now (really need to get a pair)!

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  22. These are all staples in my wardrobe, that's for sure! Though I certainly need to invest in a few more cute cardigans!

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  23. I have always wanted a pair of Tory Burch Millers and I might finally have to make the splurge this summer. :) Slip on sneakers would be great for my line of work too!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  24. Denim jackets are definitely one of my go-tos for a casual look in the spring!

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  25. Hahahah these are the perfect guide to looking cute! You've a lot of basics and staple, which is what I like!

    xx,
    Iliana | www.sophisticatedfashionista.com

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  26. This is literally my entire wardrobe, haha! I love slip on sneakers.

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  27. Such great ideas! I'd add a statement necklace of some kind... it never hurts to add a little sparkle!

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  28. These are all such great staples and all my kinda looks! I guess I'm lazy, too! Love my slip-on Chuck Taylor's, cropped jeans, and a fun tee!

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  29. Slip on sneakers are seriously my jam. I have two versions of myself...work me who gets ready in 10 minutes and weekend me who is full glam. These lazy girl hacks are my jam during the week.

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  30. Yes! I love all of these, haha. Basic tees and cardigans are always my go-to!

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  31. Those Tori Burch sandals are so cute. And I love all of these pieces too. xo, Suzanne

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  32. Can I just say how much this made me smile? Lol, like you literally summed up how I dress every single day. I either have a cardigan or a jean jacket with me at all times.

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  33. Lightweight cardis are my favorite! My TB sandals are always my go-to sandals to "dress-up" an outfit when I'm feeling lazy. Love these tips girl!

    -xo, Azanique | www.lotsofsass.com

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  34. I love cosy jeans! I literally live in jeans, so they must be comfortable.

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  35. Love this post girl, this is so spot on! I love the Tory Burch sandals, they make you look so chic with minimal effort!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  36. I love this post! Denim jackets are my fave, always!

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  37. I am always down for a denim jacket! I wear mine almost weekly!

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  38. I loved this post so much! So easy and relatable, but so helpful putting those pieces together for us! You're saving us the work! I have been looking for a good denim jacket to invest in recently! I'm going to check out the ones you linked for sure!

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  39. Yes to all of these! On lazy days, I'm a jeans and a tee kind of girl - maybe a baseball hat if my hair is messy. You have no idea how long I stared at the Vans you picked in the slip on sneaker section! I want them!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  40. A big yes to all of these! On most days I'm too lazy to really plan my outfit and always go for the simple and comfortable look - sneakers, jeans, tee

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  41. I'm with you! Leggings on as soon as I get home! But I have found a few pairs of jeans that are super comfy. But you nailed my look, tee shirt, comfy jeans and sneakers.

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  42. Girl, you are SO speaking my language in this post. I am always in a tee and jeans (or leggings, let's be honest.)


    Molly // Miss Molly Moon

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  43. I am always dressing comfy especially when I am running errands with my 1 year old.

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  44. I seriously cannot wait for the weather to just be consistently warmer so I can live in my sandals. I also love slip on shoes. They're so comfy!

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  45. Haha this post was written for me. "Lazy girl" who wants to look cute. I have tons of slip-on sneakers so I must be onto something! hanks for these ideas!

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  46. So awesome for me !! No one more basic than me. Love the statement sandals

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  47. I have a lot of these items in my closet. Definitely a lazy girl over here!

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  48. ooo yes I love my slip ons! And I can't wait for it to be warm enough to wear sandals. As for lazy girl beauty, I did a post about eyeshadow sticks, my go-to for looking good without spending a ton of time doing my face!
    -Emily
    https://norepeatsorhesitations.com/2017/07/20/the-lazy-girls-guide-to-wearing-eyeshadow/

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  49. Totally agree with this post! I've been buying more slip on sneaks lately, love them!

    xo, Steph | UrbanBlonde.com

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  50. Yes to all of these! This is totally my go-to weekend look, cute tee with comfy jeans and slip-ons (or sandals depending on weather). LOVE!!

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  51. This is basically my closet!!! I'm such a down to earth comfy dressers. Cute tees and cardigans are my go-to. My favorite t currently is my pineapple t shirt that says "Joy." I love pairing it with a cardigan and my toms!

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  52. I LOVE this. I am ALL about casual looks lately with boyfriend jeans and a comfy tee.

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  53. The best part about sneakers is how many types there are - any kind of slip-on sneakers or even athletic sneakers for that matter can so easily be dressed up. Real Beauty is very important for all women.

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