The perfect morning routine: how to look polished every day
Every night you go to bed convinced tomorrow will be the day you finally nail your morning routine.
You’ll wake up early, giving yourself so much spare time you’ll be able to make a skin-boosting smoothie, hit the gym and spend an hour fixing your hair and makeup before calmly walking into the office like the flawless girl boss you are.
But then your alarm goes off and, once again, you’re hitting snooze and attempting to escape your responsibilities in the comfort of your cosy duvet.
The truth is you love sleep, and there’s no shame in that.
You just need to figure out how to streamline your morning routine so you can get the maximum shut-eye possible without sacrificing quality grooming time.
We’re sharing a few quick steps that’ll help you do exactly that. Follow them and you’ll be strolling into work polished to perfection.
Pick the right hairstyle
Picking a simple signature hairstyle is essential. Don’t aim for super straight locks or a sleek chignon every day. They take far too much time and effort to get right.
Instead, try a deliberately messy bedhead style that doesn’t require hours of grooming.
Treat yourself to a pick and mix wand curler from Mark Hill and, before bed, use the interchangeable barrels to create a mix of tight and loose curls. In the morning, you’ll be left with Serena-esque tumbling waves that’ll last you right through till after-work cocktails.
Simplify your beauty look
A fully contoured face, complete with smoky eyes and defined brows, isn’t a feasible weekday look. As well as demanding a lot of upkeep, it’ll take a good hour to put in place first thing in the morning.
Embrace a more is less approach to keep your makeup flawless all day long. A few quality products, like a BB cream and long-lasting mascara, are all you need.
You should also moisturise daily and increase your water intake. In no time, your natural complexion will be looking and feeling so fresh you won’t feel the need to bother with makeup at all.
Get to grips with outfit planning
We all know that pressing snooze one too many times is a recipe for a fashion disaster. After all, there’s not many of us that can handle the pressure of trying to pick out a stylish, coordinated ensemble in under two minutes.
Save yourself the dreaded morning wardrobe panic by planning your outfits in advance.
Before you head to bed and get started on binge-watching your current Netflix obsession, decide on an outfit for the next day and leave it lying out so it’s ready and waiting for you once your alarm goes off.
Do you have any other time-saving styling tricks that’ll help make our mornings a little easier? Leave a comment and let us know.