Six Steps

How many times have you looked at the clock and realised you probably should have paused Game of Thrones an hour ago and started to get ready? Way too many, that's for sure. I'm definitely a guilty party. Let's not even get started on how many times you've gotten that last minute call from that friend begging you to come out with her and hold her hand as she tries to flirt with that guy. So I've put together these 6 'save-me' steps that should help you out in these moments of need.

(Note: If you decided not to wash your hair last night because bed was too comfortable, then theses steps probably won't 'save you' as promised. Try to keep some of this around at all times and we're back in business)

Step One

The LBD. Everyone should have one. Some people prefer bodycon, some prefer maxi's either way grab yours from your wardrobe (or pick one up ASAP) and put it on. I personally favour the skater cut and got mine from ASOS.

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Step Two

Add a statement piece. This could be a stand out beltsome crazy tights or like me, you could choose a head piece (mine is by K is for Kani). It doesn't matter what you choose, just make sure people will notice it.

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Step Three

Necklace time. Anything that catches the eye. Necklaces are definitely 'in' right now so I'm sure you'll have plenty to choose from laying around your bedroom, making this probably the hardest of the 6 steps. I chose one by Sports Girl.

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Step Four

Put on a noticeable lipstick. I went with this brighter pink ('Kiss Me') Rimmel lipstick to match my head piece but you can go in any direction you like. It doesn't matter if it's dark purple or blue or matte red or bright orange, just choose something that stands out that you also feel comfortable in. Throw on some mascara and/or eye liner if you want defined eyes.

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Step Five

Put on a neutral, simple pair of heels. (Preferably a pair that you can walk in!) Mine are by Nowhere.

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Step Six

Grab your favourite jacket or coat. Because you've toned it down in the dress and shoe department almost any jacket will go. If you've chosen a crazy coloured lip you might want to make sure the jacket is going to the same party but that's completely up to you! I chose this vintage Country Road one that I stole from my mums wardrobe.

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And you're ready to go!

Note #2: Go ahead and drink all the neon blue cocktails you want, no one's going to notice if you spill some on a black dress.

Photos by Paigge Frankie