Listen up, Lazy Girls! Plump your pillows, stretch your legs and draw the curtains – it’s time to shut out real life and read this guide to accessorising for the excessively lazy. Enjoy!
Do you often find yourself rushing from the house, one shoe in hand, stuffing your purse into a bag you got free with a magazine five years ago and slinging a hastily-chosen (and so last season) necklace around your neck? Yes? Well worry no more, fellow flagging fashionistas. This guide will show you how to accessorise your outfit quicker than you can say ‘just five more minutes’…
Jewellery Finding unique, stylish and inexpensive jewellery can be a real pain in your denim-clad behind. Hunting down those independent boutiques takes time and effort, and for a lazy girl, it’s all too easy to pop down to Primark and buy whatever looks sparkliest. But if you really want to transform an outfit, statement jewellery is the way to go.
The right jewellery can take a simple outfit somewhere really special. And how hard is it to pin on a brooch or fasten a necklace? You could even get your other half to do it while you sip your morning coffee.
Top tip – Hone your magpie eye by searching Etsy for pretty things to add to your jewellery box.
Scarves are the forgotten friends of the lazy fashionista – if you can tie a knot, you can work a scarf. The easiest way is around the neck…
ASOS gold and black silk scarf, vintage red and cream silk scarf
Long or short, tied in the middle or at a kooky angle, scarves add a flash of colour, pattern and detail to your outfit. You could also wind one through your hair, slip one over your wrist or tie one to the handle of your bag. And the simplest of knots will do – you don’t need a naval officer for this one (although you might want one anyway).
Top tip – Charity shops are a treasure trove of kitsch scarves your grandmother would be proud of, but you’ll have to root for them, as they’re often hidden in boxes of bric-a-brac. Take a limber friend along for this bit.
There’s nothing wrong with hoarding handbags – it’s every woman’s right. Just like using chocolate as a mood improver and demanding full use of the bathroom, a wardrobe crammed with handbags is part of the female psyche.
L: Fossil leather shoulder bag. A big, slouchy bag is perfect for lugging your essentials around during the day.
R: Rocha John Rocha leather satchel. An across the body bag leaves your hands free for nail painting, tweeting and trying on shoes.
L: Thrifted straw bag. Straw bags just scream summer and they’re perfect for stashing sun cream.
R: Thrifted mini leather across body bag. Every girl needs something small and dainty to dance around on a night out.
Top tip – Choose a mix of fabrics, colours and patterns and think about the clothes they go with. Then at 8:02 when your bus is pulling round the corner you can grab the perfect bag and be on your way.
So there you go, lazy girls. Three simple ways to accessorise your outfits, leaving you fashionable in a flash with plenty of time for your morning croissant. Eaten in bed, of course.