7 Easy Daily Habits That Will Make You Look Incredibly Put Together With Almost No Effort

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Looking "put together" is an effort. I work from home so being put together isn't much of a concern, but on the odd day when I have to step into the office or have a face-to-face meeting, I scramble to make myself look like I spent time planning to look good. Because I'm not someone who likes to spend a lot of time getting ready (I literally have my routine down to fifteen minutes), there are some habits I've picked up in order to look put together with the minimum amount of effort or strain possible. They're just simple little habits that, when all mushed together, make me look like I stepped out of a salon. Well, maybe the results aren't that good, but you know what I mean—I don't look like a hot mess. Which, ultimately, is about not feeling like a hot mess.

I'm not saying we should obsess about our looks for the benefit of other people. Being "put together" isn't about appearing a certain way (whatever look it happens to be that you're going for) for any audience; It's about feeling a certain way. When your physical being is tidy, organized, and properly moisturized, there's an undeniable mirror effect projected onto your overall mental state. In other words, we strive to look put together physically so that we might possibly feel put together mentally, and then proceed to go forth and kick ass at life.

What I'm trying to say is it doesn't always take a village. Sometimes, it just takes one girl with the will to wash herself and pull a brush through her hair. Looking put together isn't as much of a task as you might think it is. Considering that many people put a lot of effort into NOT looking put together (think Olsen twin-chic), the logic should follow that you don't need to put that much effort into looking put together (it makes sense in my head!). Here are 7 easy daily habits you can incorporate into your routine that will help you look incredibly put together.

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