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Get Dressed in 5 Minutes or Less

Mornings can sometimes feel overwhelming with plenty of decisions to make, so the last thing you want is to spend more time than you should getting ready. As life gets busier and busier, most of us would love to cut out as much of the decision making process as possible in the mornings, especially when it comes to dressing for work.

So, how do you start the day looking good and feeling confident about how you look within 5 minutes? Try these shortcuts for pulling together a flawless wardrobe look in 5 minutes or less.

Keep Your Outfit Simple

keep your outfit simple

A simple outfit should be one that you can pretty much throw on and look fantastic in! Dresses make for an easy option unlike separates which can take up lots of time to locate and then to match. A dress in a classic cut and neutral colour such as navy can easily be dressed up or down.

Throw on a tailored blazer for a formal look or wear a colourful sweater over the dress for a more laid-back look.


key pieces for a working day


Choose shoes that you can wear with everything. A pair of nude, stylish and comfortable shoes will work a treat for most work occasions. Even if they’re a little more expensive than you’d usually spend, you’ll find you can reach for them in no time to complete just about any outfit.


Nude shoes


Add an Eye Catching Accessory

Accessories can make such a huge difference to any outfit. Opt for a statement necklace or an eye catching brooch to create that wow factor in seconds! Simply pin your favourite brooch onto the lapel of your blazer or wear your favourite chunky necklace over a smart sweater for a quick, sophisticated look.

statement jewellery piece

A bag, if picked correctly can also easily be used as a multi-functional accessory. Spend a little more on a high-quality piece that that can change up an outfit in seconds. The result will be not only a time savings — but will add up to a cost-per-wear figure that you can totally live with. 

Opt for a brighter colour such as red to brighten up a muted outfit or a neutral colour such as navy to tone down a colourful outfit. The Dahlia Tote bags are the perfect choice for any work occasion.

Dahlia Leather Tote

If you’re the type of girl who frequently swaps out her handbag, you can switch bags quickly and easily without forgetting anything by using the tote bags with a clutch. The multi-functional Ivy clutches are made to adapt, giving you the freedom to express yourself and wear your clutch to suit your situation. They can easily be attached to your tote handbag or used on their own.

Simply use your Ivy clutch to hold your essentials — wallet, lipstick, powder or keys and just drop it into your tote or attach it to any new tote bag you pick each day. 

 customise your dahlia tote

Even Your Skin Tone

If you have only a minute for makeup before you run out the door, then chances are you won’t really have time to apply a full face of make-up, including blush, lipstick, eyeshadow and contouring! Therefore, the small things that make a huge difference to your overall look should always take priority. One of these essentials is applying a base to your face to even out your skin tone. A simple BB or CC cream can hide what your skin imperfections and leave you with a flawless face.

The eyes are a dead giveaway that you didn't have time in the morning—or enough sleep, therefore, ensure you apply to the eyelids and under eye to conceal redness and dark circles, then set with a touch of translucent powder. Follow with a coat of mascara and you're on your way to looking flawless.

Accentuate Your Best Facial features

You can easily choose one or two features to focus on when you don’t have plenty of time in the morning to apply your make-up. You can choose to focus on lips, eyes, eyebrows or cheeks by making these a priority. A pop of colour on the lips for example, coupled with even skin tone can make you look well groomed.

If you don’t have time to apply blushlipstick and eyeshadow, an all over colour creamy stick quickly perks up these multiple features works a treat. For a spot of colour that takes seconds, simply apply onto your cheeks, eyelids, and even lips to add a pretty shimmer.

Flawless Face

Create a Simple Classy Updo

A Simple DIY hairstyle such as a low rolled up hairstyle can work wonders. This sophisticated looking updo is brilliantly simple and looks amazing for most work environments. It is the perfect hairdo to have when you have limited time on your hands.

 Low rolled up hair image

Low Rolled Up Hair Tutorial


1.Begin with a loose, low ponytail

2. Part hair above the hair-tie.

3. Pull pony up and through into a topsy.

4. Repeat previous step into another topsy.

5. Use your index finger and wrap another topsy to create the roll

6. Continue to roll until you run out of ponytail.

7. Fasten under the roll with bobby pins until it feels secure.

We hope these shortcuts help you pull together a flawless wardrobe look in 5 minutes or less.

Numba Pinkerton

Style Me Flawless

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