It is morning and you’ve just woken up. The sun is shining and birds are chirping Cinderella-style. That is, until you realize that you’re late because your alarm clock never rang. Or, maybe it did ring and you pressed the snooze button three too many times. Or, maybe you forgot to set your alarm altogether. Who cares what happened because here’s what it is: you’re late for work and you need to get your life together.
Here are some tips for looking put together when you’ve overslept. Hey, if you’re going to be late at least be fashionably late.
Admittedly, some of these may not help you if you’re currently in a tizzy (you’re on your own, kid), but will definitely help you the next time you oversleep (seriously,what is your life?).
1. Keep a few “break in case of emergency” outfits in your closet.
I like to keep a few go-to outfits in my closet at all times. These are usually simple, wrinkle-free dresses that are easy to throw on and quickly accessorize. You may be tempted to wear these on a regular day, but try to keep them for times when you’re in a bind, so you never have to complain that you have nothing to wear.
(via A Lacey Perspective)
2. Brighten up your eyes with a nude or white eyeliner.
Using a nude or white eyeliner right at your waterline will instantly make you look more awake. Awake now? Okay, check out these additional quick beauty tips.
(via Total Beauty)
3. Keep your eyebrows groomed.
I believe that if your eyebrows look good then you look good. Whoever told you that the bold eyebrow trend is over is a bold-faced liar with bad brows. Don’t believe me? Just look at these celebs with no eyebrows. I get my brows done by the lovely people over at Benefit. I highly recommend.
Take a look at my “Beautiful Brows” pin board for some brow inspiration.
4. Organize your purse, organize your life.
Pack your work bag the night before, so you can grab it and go in the morning. These purse organization tips from blogger Chelsea of Two Twenty One should help get you where you need to go.
Don’t give me that look. Seriously, just smile. Smiling releases endorphins and as Elle Woods once said, “Endorphins make you happy and happy people just don’t kill their husbands. They just don’t.” Leave your RBF at home today, make the best of your “lateness” and don’t let anyone see you sweat. Confidence looks good on you, babe.
You’re late and that’s okay because at least you look put together and not like a disheveled mess. At least you can fake like you have your act together. But, just don’t make a habit of being late because that’s not a good look.