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Effortless Chic: What to Wear When You Don’t Know What to Wear

Whether we like to admit it or not, we all have those lazy days when all we can muster up is minimal effort to get dressed. Those days are usually during the cooler months when we’d rather be snuggled up drinking tea and watching Netflix, but life continues and you just have to get up and go. There’s a fail-safe formula for those moments when you’re staring at your closet feeling like you have nothing to wear, that will have you ready to go and looking effortlessly chic in no time.

Neutral colours

Keep it simple and stick with black, white, grey and denim. Matching bright colours or bold prints sometimes requires a little bit more energy which most of us don’t have on a lazy day. A classic white or grey tee is absolutely essential for every wardrobe and will come in handy for these days – and every other day.


Layering is a simple yet effective way to make an outfit more interesting. A leather biker jacket when added to a basic tee and midi skirt can change your entire look from casual to chic just the same as adding a black blazer to your t-shirt and jeans.


When styling your effortless outfit, the trick is to add a unique element to help amp it up and add the chic. If you’re planning to wear pants don’t just wear plain old jeans, instead opt for distressed denim or wet look jeggings and if you’re wearing a skirt, try a silky finish to provide some contrast to your outfit. By tying your t-shirt into a knot or partially tucking it in will give your outfit a feminine shape. Don’t overcomplicate the outfit with accessories, the only accessory you need to wear is a cross body bag because it’s simple and life is easier when you don’t have to carry around a massive handbag.

Bed Hair

Your hair should be the finishing touch but don’t stress about it because sleek and straight is not the goal for this look. Tousled waves or a messy topknot will be the perfect complement to finish your effortless chic look before you head out the door to take on the day.

This post is in collaboration with Westfield

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