How to Look Perfectly Put Together in a 5 Minute Outfit

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How to look perfectly put together in a 5 minute outfit may seem like an oxymoron to some (ha, ha, I crack myself up) but you only need a few essentials to pull it off.

All you need is 5 pieces…

  1. Start with a simple dress in a woven fabric, like this crepe dress – knit fabrics tend to look a bit too casual and we are going for a smart and sleek.
  2. Adding a scarf, rather than going for the obvious jewelry, is a fresh new way to style a simple dress.
  3. Pair your outfit with a bag that has some texture and interest, like this fringed saddle bag, to elevate the look without having to think too much about accessorizing.
  4. A great pair of sandals in a low block heel really streamline an outfit while keeping you comfortable and ready to walk around all day if need be!
  5. Last but definitely not least, top it off with a denim jacket for a perfect casual weekend/brunch look.

STYLE TIP: When accessorizing the dress, use complementary hues to add some depth to your outfit.  I used earthy tones in different shades to put this outfit together.  Keeping the accessories neutral in varying shades keeps the look from being too matchy-matchy.

Although this dress is super simple, layering textures, complementary colors and interesting accessories took it to the next level!




| Madewell Dress | Old Navy Jacket | Forever 21 Scarf (similar) | BCBG Saddle Bag (similar) | Steve Madden Sandals |



  1. Brenda
    March 31, 2017 / 10:20 am

    Beautiful Girl makes the outfit perfect! 💞

  2. March 31, 2017 / 11:35 am

    love this look and id totally wear it!! so chic, and effortless!
    LMents of Style

  3. Adaleta
    April 1, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    What a great formula to an easy outfit! It is so good to have a few ideas like this on quick morning, and still look fabulous

  4. April 2, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    Very cute dress on you!!! Love the color!!!

  5. Tami Qualls
    April 3, 2017 / 6:34 am

    Awe, you do look perfectly put together! I do want to copy your look, k?!?

  6. April 3, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    I love this outfit, that green is so pretty on you!! These are some great tips to quickly pull a look together and still look gorgeous!
    Charlene The Frugal Fashionista