How To Look Like You Have It Together (Even If You Really Don't)

You know those mornings? Woke up late, couldn't find your pants, you forgot to get toothpaste at the store yesterday so now you're squeezing what's left in the tube like your life depends on it. And as soon as you walk out of the door you just feel like everyone in the world knows that you most definitely are the hottest of messes today. We all have those days (some more than others) and I think we all wonder "how can I make this look better?" "How can I look like I actually maybe somewhat have my life together today?" Truth is, a lot of people have those days. There's just a few tips and tricks that can make sure your chaos stays your little secret.


Girl. Stand up straight! Posture is such a key element of looking more put together than you are. A lot of the time it's something that we don't even think about, but subconsciously your posture says a lot. I know I tend to slouch a lot, especially when I'm bothered or in a rush. No matter how hectic your morning or life may be going, always make sure to take a second to stop and notice how you're standing. Having your shoulders pulled back and your chin up gives you an automatic look of confidence and power, not to mention it's better for your body in the long run. 




Keep Your Wardrobe Light & Airy

No matter how bad you want to wear all black, you need to fight it when you want to look super optimistic and put together! Don't get me wrong, my closet is 90% black clothes, but of course different colors are for different moods and occasions. On the days where you feel like you're just a mess and you're head is spinning, black will just sulk you and add onto the down in the dumps feeling. A great pick me up is to lighten up your outfit! Whites and neutrals give a bubbly and confident vibe, and there's so many different ways to style them, so you can still dress a white tee down with some light wash jeggings and white shoes (my personal go-to).




Two Words: Iced. Coffee.

What is it about iced coffee that makes everything better? It's like the Target of all drinks. It's just better. I feel like every time I look at a girl with a cute outfit and an iced coffee in her hand I'm just automatically thinking "WOW. Good for her, she's got her life together." On the days where my morning has been a tornado, I always make sure to hit up a drive-thru and get at LEAST one iced coffee for life support. If you're not a coffee girl (I wasn't for a long time, and then I saw the light), you can totally opt out for a smoothie to start off your day instead!

Have an Agenda - and Make it Colorful!

I'm soooo guilty of this one - no shame. Even if I'm in sweats and my hair looks like a beehive, having my color coded agenda with me almost makes me feel like I'm an actual organized person. Color code your events/appointments by topic, for example: doctors appointments: yellow, family events: blue, and work/school events: pink. This helps you keep track of everything (in hopes of maybe avoiding another hot mess morning) and it also makes you look super put together to anyone who sees your little organized world. You can keep track of all of your events and even make sure you don't forget to call your aunt on her birthday...again. 



So next time you're having one of those days, remember these tips. Even if you're not feeling chaotic, feel free to just get the iced coffee... Actually, get a few. The more the merrier. Stay calm and remember the saying "it's just a bad day, not a bad life." Hang on to your cute agenda and just fake it 'til you make it, girl.

be emmer. be you.

April 15, 2019 — Caitlyn Laxton

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