Staying Stylish: When Sick

Staying Stylish While Sick

Buy It: Cardigan | Jeggings (Similar) | Necklace | Booties | Blush | Lip Balm

Is it just me or is everyone and their mom (literally) fighting some version of the flu, cold or other nastiness? I’ve been hit by some mix of all of the above this week. To be honest, I’ve been miserably whiny, eating a lot of junk food (am I the only one who craves ice cream when you have a sore throat?) and probably pretty disgusting.

Luckily, Bill has been healthy thus far so he’s been able to care for me a bit.

This week has me thinking though: What do you do when you’re sick as a dog and still have places to go? And you have to look presentable going to them?

We’re planned for dinner tonight with my sister and possibly some fun events this weekend. How on Earth will I pull myself together?

Here are few of my not-so-secret tips for staying stylish, even when you’re sick:

1. Layers, layers, layers

One of the worst things about being sick is the constant hot/cold drama. A slouchy boyfriend cardigan is just the piece for dealing with the up and downs of your temp and for looking effortlessly chic.

2. Jeggings, anyone?

Whether you love leggings, skinny jeans or jeggings, find a pair of comfortable pants that allow you to go from lounging on the couch to meeting up with friends and no one will know you’ve been napping all afternoon to prep for your happy hour.

3. Statement jewelry

Throw on a quick statement necklace on your way out the door to add some flair to your hipster self.

4. Flat boots

This trend is perfect for comfort and style. You don’t need to be worrying about heels when you’re dealing with congestion.

5. Blush

A quick swipe of blush will put some color in your cheeks and counterbalance the redness of your nose. Speaking of that redness, buy good tissues and try a little concealer and powder.

6. Moisturize

Last, but not least, whether you’re out and about or resting up at home, don’t forget to moisturize! Being sick can quickly dehydrate your lips and skin. Keep your lip balm handy and skip the lipstick.

What tips do you have for beating a cold with style?

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Comments

  1. I crave two things when I have a sore throat: anything ice cold or anything super, super hot. Both feel sooo good on my throat. And I’ll all about the layers when I’m sick. Totally helps me feel nice and comfortable.
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  2. Touch wood I’ve not had a cold yet this winter, I was a bit achey over Christmas but I think that was due to too many late nights. I’m always in need of something to moisturise my lips as they tend to get dry really quickly over winter. I love the burts bees peppermint stick.
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