Help me be low maintenance, without looking low maintenance.
April 3, 2014 11:52 AM Subscribe
I want to look more put together and polished for work, but I don't have a lot of interest or time for beauty/fashion/etc. What are your tips/tricks/hacks for looking put together and polished with minimal fuss?
posted by pennypiper to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (39 answers total) 162 users marked this as a favorite
A few examples that I've found useful recently:
- The no heat hair styling techniques mentioned in a previous ask.
- Using a BB cream, so my skin looks smoother even if I still am not wearing any other make up.
I'm also interested in what folks think are the most important things for appearing well put together. Is it a great hair cut? The right hair color? Accessories? Basically where can I get the most bang for my time. Personally I'm more interested in saving time and brain power ("does this go with that?") than money.
I'm curious about people's general thoughts, but a few specifics about me just in case anyone wants to give more targeted advice/links: late 30's, blah dishwater blonde (looks better lighter) easy hair (long, healthy, decent waves), taller and slimmer end of average, middling fashion sense but non-existent fashion intuition (if that makes sense), moving into something of a management position so want to reliably look put together, not looking to be a fashionista at all, have a one year old and second baby on the way (thus time limitations).