Whether you’re jetting off to a protest or just running a few errands, getting ready in 10 minutes or less is always an accomplishment! Everyone knows that on average, a guy can get ready much faster than a woman, partially because they don’t have to worry about makeup, nail polish; they have less clothing options, less shoe options, and often short easy-to-manage hair. As a woman, I refuse to accept this; if I want to be out the door in 10 minutes, I will, and I’ll look good doing it!
As a woman with long hair, a large clothing collection, and an even larger shoe collection, getting ready isn’t always quick or simple. While I do sometimes take pleasure in curling my hair or trying on a million different shoes to pick the right one, on days when I want to accomplish tasks quickly and run a few errands, getting ready in 10 minutes or less is very helpful and all the styling can be easily fast-tracked.
While I’m never the one to sport sweatpants in public (I keep my fashion standards a tad higher, even on my casual days), my go-to fashionable, comfy outfit is simple and effective.
Step 1: Throw on a pair of flared stretch tights/yoga pants. I prefer flared to skinny because the flare helps them look less like workout clothes and more like comfortable “get work done” kind of clothes.
Step 2: A tank top, bra is optional.
Step 3: A t-shirt (I actually wore the t-shirt I slept in under this jacket just to cut down on my “picking out clothes” time) but do what you think is necessary.
Step 4: Neutral-colored jacket. I chose this windbreaker because it looks sporty, but not too sporty, it looks casual, but not frumpy, and it’s lightweight and comfortable!
Step 5: Now for the hair and makeup routine. My secret?
I’m wearing no makeup. About 30 seconds before I head out the door, I put a tiny bit of Clinique’s moisturizing color lip balm on my lips to keep them soft.
So how do I get away with going sans makeup? I sport Ray-Ban shades and a leather hat!
Step 6: I did nothing with my hair so there really is no step 6. I let the natural waves that developed from having my hair in a bun, work their magic!
And there we go, ready in 10 minutes or less!