Got the Monday blues or the mid-week slump? We feel you. Sometimes it takes looking good to feel your best. Cheat your way to confidence with these quick styling pick-me-ups that will help you look and feel amazing. As modelled on some of our favourite women:

Throw shade


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This tip is oh-so-easy! Find your perfect pair (mine are a classic tortoiseshell cat-eye shape by Céline) and go get ‘em. When the sun’s shining in your eyes, there’s nothing better than slipping on your sunnies to avoid squint lines and get you feeling yourself. Perfect for mornings when you haven’t had time to do your eye make-up yet. 

Wear your pajamas to work


Yes, it might sound crazy but it’s totally doable. Sleek PJs are so on-trend, and worn with a pair of stilettos and a cross-body bag, you’ll look as professional as any go-getter in the boardroom. Shop this pair we love on Tamu McPherson from Marella. 


Swipe your lipstick


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Red lips are a go-to for an eye brightening, teeth whitening pick-me-up. Even an otherwise bare face can look more polished with some lippie on. Find your perfect shade here.


Put on some earrings


Take a leaf from the queen of accessories, editor Maria Duenas Jacobs, who knows the powers of a good earring game. A statement pair can take even a plain shift dress to slaying levels. See here for more power dressing inspo. 



Don’t hate on the classics


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Classics are so for a reason. Olivia Palermo, Miss Ladylike herself, is a lesson in how to reinvent the perfect pieces time and again. A parka, leather leggings, white pants and a black sweater are timeless (and aircon-combatting pieces) that will never go out of style. 



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See here for our shopping list of timeless pieces.