A survey in the U.K. found women spend an hour getting ready for work on Mondays, and by Friday, that time drops to just 19 minutes. There’s no reason why you can’t look great every day even if you’re pressed for time. Check out these six must-have pieces that making getting dressed in the morning a cinch:
1. Jersey Dress
This Lauren by Ralph Lauren ‘Elva’ Twist Front Jersey Sheath dress ($124) has a slimming rouched detail on the waist (making you look super slim) feminine flutter sleeves (hiding that arm jelly), and a basic black color that is safe and chic–plus, the jersey material doesn’t require an iron. Score.
A jacket is a quick way to look more put together than you actually feel. Try a Banana Republic Whitewash ruffle jacket ($130) to add refinement to tees or tanks.
3. Non-Wrinkle Shirt
Brooks Brother’s Miracle Shirts never wrinkle, no matter what, and this Brooks Brothers Non Iron Shirt ($89.50, or 2 for $149) creates a more tailored and sophisticated look when you’re in a rush.
4. Statement Necklace
When you don’t have time to rifle through your accessories, one piece that makes a big impact is essential. This Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Link Necklace ($101.50, down from $145) elevates your basics.
5. Slip-On Shoes
The word “slip-on” gets a bad rap, but we’re not talking about an ugly pair of loafers. Try a cute pair like these Boutique 9 Eliza sandals ($68.72, down from $124.95) without complicated zippers or buckles that need to be fastened.
For more wardrobe advice, check out our how to wear posts, and then see our guides to the best black skirts, the best black dresses, and the best blazers.