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5 chic looks to throw on when you’re running late

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Getting dressed in a rush can end in disaster, but it doesn’t have to.

You know those mornings – you accidentally snooze too many times, then realise you have nothing to wear. Not because your wardrobe is empty, but because the stress of running late has numbed your sense of style.

Did these pants ever go with this top?  You wonder. I don’t even know anymore.  

But looking ridiculously good in a hurry can be done – here’s how.

Keep reading for five low-maintenance looks that are fashion fool-proof. Memorise these combos and you’ll always run out the door with your most stylish foot forward. 


BOMBER + LOGO TEE + JEANS

MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 26: A model seen during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on February 26, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images) Getty Images. Milan Fashion Week


Slip into your favourite jeans and throw on a logo tee for a look that is simple and chic, add a statement bomber and you’re ready to step out in comfort and style. 

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STATEMENT PANTS + BASIC KNIT

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 07: Evangelie Smyrniotaki, fashion blogger from Style Heroine, wears glasses, a black pull over with long sleeves, a black bag, black leather pants, and black shoes, outside the Chanel show, during Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018, on March 7, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images) Getty Images. Evangelie Smyrniotaki at Paris Fashion Week


Nothing says style like a pair of statement pants – think leather, pop colours and print. When in a hurry keep it simple and team your trousers with a basic knit. You’ll look and feel fierce in five minutes flat. 

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LEATHER JACKET + CROPPED PANTS + BOOTS

MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 25: A guest seen during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on February 25, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images) Getty Images. Guest at Milan Fashion Week


Contrast a tough and tailored classic leather jacket against a pair of comfortable cropped pants. Anchor the combo with a pair of winter boots and you’ll be ready to seize the day. 

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WHITE SHIRT + BLACK PANTS

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 5: Fashion Features Director at British Vogue Sarah Harris wears Dior trainers on day 3 of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2016, on July 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images) Getty Images. Sarah Harris of British Vogue


The white shirt plus black pants combo is completely bullet proof. (Don’t worry, it’s not dull, it’s effortless, and it works every time). Style with a pair of loafers or sneakers, roll up your sleeves, and run for your bus like the paparazzi is chasing.

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TRENCH + MAXI + BOOTS

Yasmine Sewell wearing a trench coat, dress with floral print outside Ten Pieces at day 5 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Resort 18 Collections at Icebergs on May 18, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images) Restrictions Getty Images. Yasmine Sewell at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2017


A trench takes any outfit from drab to fab in seconds. Next time you’re in a hurry throw the classic coat over your favourite maxi for a look that instantly works. Style with vintage sunglasses, leather boots and a slouchy tote.

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