The weeks before Christmas are always a busy time – deadlines loom, the days seem inexplicably shorter and the sheer number of Out Of Office replies is enough to send you into a panic spiral. And when you’re buried under a (virtual) pile of papers, it’s hard to care about what shoes you’re wearing.
When I’m busy, getting dressed is less about fashion and more about function. Woolly jumpers, jeans and slippers – yes (it’s worth noting here that I work from home and would not wear slippers to the office!). Cute dresses, heels and anything with a clasp – no. It’s as if there’s no room in my head for sartorial creativity, and if I do spend a little more time getting ready I feel guilty for not using that time to balance my books or tackle my inbox.
I’ve always loved planning my outfits and coming up with new combinations, but sometimes style needs to take a backseat. And that’s okay. Because even the typical successful woman – the one who works 12 hours a day, does Bikram yoga and learns advanced Spanish all whilst wearing a pristine pencil skirt and size 8 sweater – wears a greying vest and Primark joggers sometimes. Even if it is only at 3am after a long-haul flight.
Do you struggle to stay stylish when you’re busy? Any tips for fast, fuss-free and fashionable dressing?