You either watched one last episode, read one more chapter, or you know, fed a child or something – whatever the cause – you’ve slept in. As far as we know, calling in “incompetent” isn’t an option and in light of that injustice we wanted to review our go-to-maneuvers when it comes to getting ready in a hurry.
A Hairy Situation:
To start, you may or may not have time to rinse off in the shower, but let’s get used to the idea that it’s highly unlikely you’ll have time to wash your hair. Enter dry shampoo and your pony tail prowess. Don’t forget to back comb the heck out of your locks before whipping into a high pony! As you’ve heard us say before, if executed properly, pony tails can be super-classy; remember you don’t want your head to look like it’s taking a shit – make sure that pony sits nice and high!
To the girls with short hair, because we hate it when the world thinks everyone has long hair: For days when you’ve slept in, we recommend keeping a head band on hand. Simply run some water through your locks to create the slick look, blow dry hair back, slightly backcomb the hair at the crown of the head, and pop in headband for a classically sophisticated look. (We also recommend shutting the door to your office over lunch, taking off the headband and letting the bones behind your ears enjoy some reprieve.)
Lipstick to DISTRACT!
Wearing a bold lipstick to distract from the fact that you’ve had seven minutes of sleep is nothing short of genius. Take a moment to brush your teeth first, because: hygiene, and then throw on a bold lip. Spring is here, so we’re in love with hot pinks as a fresh take on the season. In addition to looking lovely, a bold lip lets you get away with just a base shadow and mascara on your eyes. Don’t forget to fill in your brows. See. Genius.
Make like Johnny:
Honestly, we have a theory that Mr. Cash was chronically late, and it was because of this that he wore all black, all of the time. In a pinch, dressing in a monochromatic scheme, especially black, is incredibly easy and has the capacity to look very put together. Don’t worry about your blacks “matching” having slightly different shades of black will give your outfit depth. Finish the outfit with some bold accessories, to liven the look up a bit. Smashing!
Glasses, real or otherwise:
Unless they’re from 1987 and they have rose coloured lenses, we love the idea of rocking your frames when you’re running late. Both she and her keep a pair of non-prescription glasses on hand for just this occasion. Nope, not kidding. Adding frames to your face takes away from the air of incompetence that’s usually associated to sleeping in. Additionally, if you’ve done a good job of selecting your frames, glasses compliment your facial features, making you look oh-so-lovely, and smaht!
Go to outfit:
We all have that one outfit that we feel like a million bucks in. If all else fails, we recommend wearing that ensemble. If you’re concerned about repeating it too soon, try and remember what the guy down the hall wore yesterday, or last week – our point being, he doesn’t remember what you wore either.
YOUR PANTS! DON’T FORGET YOUR PANTS!