In this day and age where minimalism has taken it's landing foot and decided to take over the fashion scene, life has turned into daily doses of simple basics and monotone colour schemes. Let me cut to the chase: it's become a lot easier to pretend you gave a damn about your outfit today.
Now I am a maximalist at heart (I tried being a minimalist, i'm just not cut out for that crap), I love all things statement, textured and I don't believe in having a "favourite colour". When I did a summer internship for a fashion company, I did not let a night's sleep pass by without assembling tomorrow's work outfit. However when the academic semester approached, I was still the average, lazy university student who occasionally woke up late for class. When you have 30 minutes to prepare on an empty stomach, you do not have time to put together innovative layers of garments worthy of street style photographers. You only have time to grab a pair of fresh jeans and a top to tuck into your jeans both the non-ironed bottom half and your shameless lack of fashion concern. I've done a similar post to this about a year ago, so here is an updated version of that look.
It could be a printed coat, a bold accessory, a colourful bag etc. One statement piece incorporated into your basic af outfit is actually all you really need. This is fundamental if you want people to believe you actually have a sense of style.
2) Make Up can make up your outfit.
There is a reason why the beauty and cosmetics industry is the rival of the fashion industry and take up 40% of the pages in standard fashion magazines. There is an unspoken positive correlation between make up and clothes. Your outfit can look lazy but if your make up is flawless, it doesn't matter anymore. The right lipstick shade will give you fashion milestones.