For those mornings you oversleep before work, battle your closet in preparation for a night out, or simply need some extra inspiration on a Saturday morning, we are coming to your rescue with chic and effortless five-minute outfit ideas.
We’re all busy women, so even when you do have the time to try on everything you own (we’ve all been there…), that doesn’t mean you want to. That being said, with only five minutes to spare, no one should look like she just rolled out of bed either.
This week’s 5-minute date night look is a great way to re-purpose all of those cardigans that you haven’t worn in years. Whether you go all-black, add a little color, or put together a mix of the two, this styling trick is the fastest way to go from the office to a night out in 5 minutes flat. With a flirty leather mini, you will strike the perfect balance between sultry/sexy and fun/flirty. Toss your office blouse under your desk and, instead, opt for a buttoned-up cardigan—the sweater keeps the look casual, while the cardigan buttons add an unexpected element to an otherwise traditional look. Slip on some heels, grab your favorite pair of sunnies, and you’re good to go!
Isabel Marant Hutt Leather Wrap Mini Skirt, $1535, Net-a-Porter.com, Urban Outfitters Ashbury Vacation Round Sunglasses, $90, UrbanOutfitters.com, J. Crew V-Nek Cardigan, $88, JCrew.com, Asos New Look Snap Black & White Two Part Heeled Shoes, $47.36, ASOS.com
Mango Drawstring Leather Skirt, $99.99, Mango.com, Karen Walker Anywhere Crazy Tort, $280, NeedSupply.com, Duffy Two-Tone Cashmere Cardigan, $380, Net-a-Porter.com, Proenza Schouler Two-Tone Leather Sandals, $297.50, TheOutnet.com
Helmut Lang Petal Leather Skirt, $441, HelmutLang.com,Warby Parker Madison Sunglasses, $95, WarbyParker.com, Uniqlo Women Extra Fine Merino V Neck Cardigan, $29.90, Uniqlo.com, Club Monaco Casey Leopard Calf Hair Sandal, $189, ClubMonaco.com