I’m no stranger to the feeling of constantly running late and rushing around the house trying to get ready in the morning. It seems as though I’m always forgetting something: mascara, bobby pins, or even the inspiration and motivation to get dressed in a cute outfit every day. Sometimes I just want to give up and wear pajamas to school! We all know the basics of getting ready quickly (pack up your backpack the night before, lay out your outfit, etc.) but I wanted to share a few of my own time savers for waking up and heading out the door fast.
Tip #1: Easy-to-Grab Makeup
Searching for the eyelash curler in your cluttered makeup bag can take forever. I have learned to leave out my essentials so I can just grab them and go if I’m running late, or if I have a limited amount of time, I can use a few products that are in an easy to reach area, instead of hiding with the rest of my makeup.
Tip #2: Do Your Hair the Night Before
For me, doing my hair always takes the longest out of all the steps in my morning routine. By straightening your hair the night before and sleeping on it, you’ll wake up with messy, effortless locks. If you sleep with your hair in a bun or braid, you’ll wake up with wavy curls. This will save you so much time.
Tip #3: Keep Inspiration Handy
It’s becoming a ritual of mine to stand in front of my closet for what seems like hours trying to find the perfect top to match my bottoms. When in doubt, I take a peek at my inspiration wall. I’ve cut out photos of editorials from magazines, my favorite celebrities, and outfits styled for catalogs to put on a blank wall in my room and often refer to it for a little spark of creativity if I have no idea what to wear.
Tip #4: Stash Accessories in a Bag
If you have absolutely zero time to throw together a decent outfit, don’t fret! Put on a comfy tee and some classic jeans, but don’t forget to grab your on-the-go accessory bag. I keep a small pouch filled with extra hair ties, lip balm, and even some fun accessories in my purse or backpack at all times. If you need to jazz up a plain outfit, just pick out a colorful ring or cute necklace to add a little glam to your everyday look.
Be sure to leave a comment telling me what your favorite time-saving tips are!