You know what’s funny? Watching movies set in past times when women wore things like corsets and stuff…and then watching myself complain about having to button my jeans. Yeah. Times have changed. I mean, we have it so easy! We don’t have to deal with giant petticoats (unless we want to) or constrictive shape wear (unless you count spanx, which are again, optional)…the worst thing we have to do is literally, button our skinny jeans. Pretty sure we have it darn easy, ladies!
All that to be said, we don’t have to make things more complicated if we don’t want to. If you’re one of those “I want to feel like I’m wearing pajamas all day, every day” kinda gals, this is your lucky day. Because corsets are for costumes, buttons are for elevators, spanx are for Kanye’s fashion show. Yeah, I went there.
Lazy gals, your day has arrived. We live in the era of stretch fabrics, velcro, and leggings in every imaginable pattern. You are now the cool girls. Your workouts can now be reserved for the gym and not for trying to get on a stubborn pair of slightly too small “standing only” jeans.
The I Don’t Want To Button My Pants Lazy Girl’s Guide To Style:
Ditch the jeans like it’s Turkey Day. I love denim, but you can be stylish without a pair of jeans. The sheer amount of palazzo pants, maxi skirts, leggings, and stretchy bell bottoms out there right now is staggering. I have so many pairs of jeans, and I often go weeks without touching them just because I have so many other options.
Keep the jeans, lose the pesky button. I am having an endless love affair with high waisted stretch jeans. So much so, that I’m considering doing my own for my upcoming clothing line. I have a pair of these, and you guys, they’re worth every penny.
Wear pajamas. All day. You all know how I feel about pajama dressing, it’s chic, different, and COMFORTABLE. No one (unless they’re super weird) makes uncomfortable pajamas. You can easily buy pajama tops and bottoms even at places like Target or Old Navy and wear them as shirts and or bottoms. It looks very classy when paired with the right top or bottom, depending on what look you are going for.
Layer like a pro. I love that the style these days is more “messy” than “fussy”. It’s like, instead of polo shirts with the collar flipped up (please tell me what that’s about you guys) there’s tees with jackets and flowy pants. Messy is the “look”, meaning that it’s all about doing things imperfectly and not nitpicking at your outfit. (key word, lazy)
No more laces. Don’t tell your mom, but all that time she spent teaching you to tie your own shoes was, well, a waste. Because pull on, slip on, slide on shoes are your new BFF. I cannot tell you how many times I chose a pair of pull-on boots over a pair that I have to zip up (heaven forbid I put that much effort into getting dressed) simply because it was easy. Mules, slides, and cowboy boots are like “look ma! No hands!” kinda shoes.
Buy yourself a good dry shampoo. If you don’t already have dry shampoo, goodness gracious get your butt into your car and get some. Or at the very least, be lazy and order some. No, NOW. I didn’t mean later, I meant now! Because dry shampoo is the lazy girl’s best hair friend, and saves time, and probably lives as well for all I know. If you have dark hair, this one is the bomb and smells amazing too. If you have blonde hair, opt for a lighter option. Both of these are safe, natural products that you will most definitely get your money’s worth. An added perk of using the natural ones is that they don’t build up like the chemical ones do. These you can use a few days in a row without getting that nasty yucky hair feeling after only one day of use.
Here’s my lazy girl look. I have a robe I got from Urban Outfitters, my pull on flares from Show Me Your Mumu (no cussing, struggling, or sucking in the gut required), and a thrifted slip dress. My hair is fully equipped with dry shampoo and a little salt spray and my lipstick is a crayon (one swipe and done). I have on some slide on mules so I can literally just step into them and go.
Go be lazy you guys. It’s ok, I won’t tell :)