The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Looking Cute This Summer

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If the AC is blasting and you’re still sweating before you’ve even left your home, motivation to get dressed and put makeup on can be at an all-time low. But here’s a little secret: Summer is the easiest season to look cute for, and that’s due to summer outfits being easier than we might chalk them up to be in our minds. To look (and feel) the best you do all year, a few easy summer style tips are all you need.

If you value your sleep over your getting-ready time (same) or you just don’t feel like putting too much effort into your look, summer is the easiest time of the year to get away with tricking people into thinking you tried harder than you actually did. Easy dresses, no-makeup makeup, and a couple of good accessories are the fail-safes to keep up our sleeves for getting ourselves out the door on hot summer days.

Want to look like you spent an hour getting ready when you really got from the bed to your door within 10 minutes? We’ve got you covered. Keep up your snooze-button habit with these six easy lazy-girl hacks:

1. Take advantage of dresses

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: One of the best parts about the warmer times of the year is that you can make the most of dresses. Not only are they one of the most comfortable articles of clothing, but they’re also a one-and-done outfit option that you can throw on and head out the door.

If you don’t have a dress collection you want to reach for, investing in a few different, versatile ones—like a lightweight midi dress or a crochet midi dress that can double as a swimsuit cover-up—can suffice. You don’t need dozens of dress options; you just a need few that you love and know work for you.

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Looking Cute This Summer

Madewell A-Line Mini Dress

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The Lazy Girl's Guide to Looking Cute This Summer

J. Crew Linen Mini Dress

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Looking Cute This Summer

Madewell Drop-Waist Midi Dress

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Looking Cute This Summer

Eloquii Tiered Maxi Dress

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Looking Cute This Summer

J. Crew A-Line Maxi Dress

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The Lazy Girl's Guide to Looking Cute This Summer

Madewell Empire Waist Maxi Dress

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Looking Cute This Summer

DISSH Linen Maxi Dress

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DISSH Black Contrast Dress

2. Plan out your outfit the night before

If you’re an over-sleeper, I deeply relate. Peeling myself out from under my covers every morning is a battle that I never stop fighting, and it leads to a lot of snooze buttons hit and fewer minutes to get ready. The secret to not letting it hinder your look? Planning your outfit out the night before.

Sure, you might have an aversion to the habit because your mom made you do it throughout elementary school, but it’s pretty foolproof. Knowing what you’re planning on wearing will help you avoid the all-too-common situation where you’re rushing around trying on five different outfits that you don’t like, then end up leaving in one you hate anyway. Even if you end up swapping little details (like accessories or shoes) based on what you’re feeling that morning, you’ll have a base to work with, and that’ll save some time.

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The Lazy Girl's Guide to Looking Cute This Summer

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3. Create a go-to uniform

It’s easy to get into the habit of wearing similar outfits over and over, and we don’t consider that a bad thing. If you know what works for you and have a few pieces that you feel your best in, create a mental checklist of a few outfits you know you can reach for in a pinch. For a day of errands, that might be denim shorts and a knitted tank; for a barbecue or night on a patio, it might be a midi dress and sandals. Don’t listen to what Kate Sanders told us as kids—around here, it’s good to be an outfit repeater.

4. Invest in accessories

You know what can make even a white-tee-and-jeans combo look like you took time into your outfit? The right accessories! And you don’t need to reinvent the wheel with them to have a few that you can wear to elevate your look. A gold necklace, sunglasses you feel great in, and a statement piece or two can be constantly mixed and matched with your outfits to make you look like you tried—even when you didn’t.

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Looking Cute This Summer

Oak and Luna Gold Vermeil Medallion Necklace

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Looking Cute This Summer

Mejuri Pearl Necklace

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Looking Cute This Summer

Sézane Raffia Bag

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Looking Cute This Summer

J. Crew Rattan Clutch

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Looking Cute This Summer

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5. Keep your closet updated for the season

I know, I know. Regularly clearing pieces you don’t reach for out of your closet is much easier said than done. But my trick to cleaning out my closet? Doing it consistently instead of all at once.

When I reach for a piece that doesn’t fit me anymore or that I just don’t feel great in, I’ll immediately put it in a donation bag I keep under my bed rather than putting it back in my closet only to collect dust. I also keep storage containers of out-of-season clothes under my bed that only come out when it’s the right weather. When your closet is free of pieces you aren’t going to wear, it helps you see what you can wear more clearly, which will actually make you feel like you have more to choose from—not less. 

6. Master your no-makeup makeup routine

Nobody wants to cake a bunch of makeup on only to sweat it off before you even get to the end of your block. Summer is for no-makeup makeup looks, and more often than not, that’s probably only going to include a few, easy products. Ditch your full-coverage foundation and give a lightweight, heat-ready look a try instead.

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