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5 Women On How To Make Getting Dressed Easier

For all the times you stared at your overflowing closet and thought, "Merlin's beard! I have absolutely *nothing* to wear!"

Weekday mornings can be terrible, horrible, no good and very bad. You probably didn’t get your eight hours in, your hair is less than cooperative, you woke up a little too late for breakfast and shower. At this point, you’re generally questioning the point of everything else besides sleep. Amidst all of THAT, you still have to get dressed to face the world.

You’ve got clothes, sure. But because your brain is pretending to be awake and slacking on the job, it turns all your clothes into a messy blur and translates that blur into “Girl, you have absolutely nothing to wear.” Panic! Hysteria! Palpitations! The clock’s ticking! Probably should start booking an Uber right about now!

We’ve all been there. Anyone who says otherwise is lying. As such, and in the event that you find yourself in this very situation tomorrow morning, we’ve put together some really wise quotes – by five very formidable women! – about getting dressed. Don’t forget the dry shampoo!

Lauren Hutton, icon of the 1970s and current face of Bottega Veneta at 73, says everything boils down to comfort:

“It’s massively important for me to feel comfortable in what I’m wearing. It just makes me feel better, then my face looks better. When you show the world your best face and your best self, you quite often get that back.” 


Caroline de Maigret, muse to Karl Lagerfeld and author of “How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are”, gets practical:

“My one fashion tip? Cutting off your mirror to hide your face. When I look in the mirror while I’m getting dressed, I cut off my face so that I remove any emotional connection to my look.”


Vogue’s longtime editor-in-chief Anna Wintour on using your closet to kill the competition:

“If you can’t be better than your competition, just dress better.”


Diana Vreeland, the late editor of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, and the original “Empress of Fashion”, on adding in that little something-something that isn’t perfect:

“Too much good taste can be very boring. Independent style, on the other hand, can be very inspiring.”


Iris Apfel, style icon and all around formidable woman at 95, on just having fun with your clothes:

“When we were small children we all played dress-up and everybody had a good time. So why stop?”


More from Iris Apfel, because the woman really knows what it means to dress for yourself:

“If you put something together and it doesn’t look so good, the fashion police are not going to come take you away. And if they do, you might have some fun in jail.”


Photo: Touchstone Pictures via Getty

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