2) The Ever Versatile Band Skirt: This flexible skirt is the new skinny jean. Dress it up with a loose lace blouse or wear it casually with a loose fitted cotton sweater. Add a long hanging pendant and some killer detailed tights and bam--fabulous in 5 minutes.
3) The Killer Blouse: An eye catching blouse can no question make an outfit. This sheer blouse could easily go over a pair of skinny jeans and casual boots to create an effortless five minute look. Look for a blouse that has some sort of detailing that is unique and eye catching; that way accessorizing can be minimal. I personally have a mauve colored long button up blouse that is sheer in the front, and rayon in the back. The mix of fabrics makes the shirt texturally intriguing, while the gather in the back adds a little drama. I layer it over a cream cami, skinny jeans, and healed boots and am dressed in 1 minute tops.
The key to looking presentable on "quick" days is all about having go-to "power outfits" in the back of your mind. No, you don't have to have every item of your closet memorized; but have 2-3 outfits ready that you know look good. How I keep track of my "power outfits"? Stylitics.com. Some people just have an outfit in the closet waiting for them come "uh-oh I'm late" days. Whatever your method, remember that "waking up late" is no excuse for wearing what you woke up in out in public. Style on friends!