Fall OUTFITS What To Wear

What to Wear When You Just can’t

sweatshirt hoodie outfit with leggings and puffer vest

hunter boots outfit with a baseball cap and vest

close up of leggings and hunter boots

There are mornings slash DAYS (slash weeks lol) where I have zero energy to put on something Instagram-worthy for the world to see. Either I had a late night, feeling meh, or I just get lazy, and I’ll get in a funk where I just can’t do it. I can’t put something amazing together, do my hair, or even wear real pants. I promise being a blogger doesn’t come with some 24/7 motivation to get fully ready and put together, even though it may seem like that.

So with that being said…I wanted to share a very REAL look at what an outfit looks like on those days. The ‘omg I just slept 4 hours and I can’t even stand to use my brain to think of an outfit‘. I retired going out of the house in sweatpants in college, so this is my adult-sporty-lazy-but kinda cute (?!) look. It happens more than I’d like to admit, so I have a few go-to items that I can easily put together to look semi-alive, especially if I need to get out for errands or something. I figure I can’t be the only one who has days like this (right? RIGHT?!), so I wanted to share what I use to put it together.

how to style a hoodie outfit

what to wear on a casual day outfit

brighton keller hiking in vermont wearing hunter boots and leggings

The specific look here was a rainy day – obviously – but it’s got all the key ingredients I typically grab on a blahhh slash I-don’t-feel-like-putting-real-clothes-on day.

  • Pockets – This vest is perfect because…pockets! Who needs a purse when you’re going for this sporty look? I like to grab some cash, my ID, phone, whatever, throw them in my pockets and get on with my day or errands. One less thing to pick out and bring with me when the struggle is real.
  • Hat – For days I can’t even be bothered with dry shampoo, hats are where it’s at. They are in style right now too – and I love the plain look like the black one I’m wearing in these photos – but having a go-to baseball cap is key for this look. Byyyee greasy, unbrushed hair!
  • Hoodie – A comfy look HAS to have a hoodie, right? OK, maybe not if it it’s summer, but for cooler days, I love that hoodies are in style and just great.
  • Layers – This is my way of adding cuteness or some sort of depth to the look so I don’t look a total bum. The vest on top of the sweatshirt makes this a lot cuter than just a sweatshirt, yea?
  • Leggings – DUH. I live for legging days – and I wrote a whole post on them here – and they complete any sport look like this. It’s basically the adult version of sweats.
  • Comfy shoes – Depending on the weather, I’ll throw on sneakers, uggs, or Hunter’s to complete the look. I like having some sort of shoe on because I feel like flip flops just makes it look a little too casual or like I’m heading to yoga…when I’m not.
  • Sunglasses – I mean, you gotta have them. No makeup, no problem. Especially if I didn’t sleep a lot, or had a lot of wine, I like to cover up my eyes. Plus, I think it makes the outfit look better! Classic aviators go with everything.

Do you have any go-to’s for sporty/lazy days?

Shop The Post:

BP Grey Hoodie (similar HERE) // Zella ‘Live In’ Leggings // J.Crew Puffer Vest // Hunter Boots // Nordstrom Baseball Cap // Ray-Ban Original Aviator 

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    July 31, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Do you have a summer version of this? This is my life, I’m always so over getting dressed and would love a summer version of this outfit! Pleaseee and thanks 💗

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    January 18, 2017 at 11:11 am

    What size do you have in the sweatshirt? Because online it looks shorter than it does on you!

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    Alexandra Whyte
    January 11, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I love how relatable and real this post is. I think sometimes it’s easy to get wrapped up in fashion bloggers and think they dress perfect and elaborately all of the time. It’s nice to see a real side. Plus! This is a super cute look. I love the hat and the ponytail.


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    Manavi I Be For Beauty
    December 11, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Love everything you’ve put together in this post. When I don’t have the energy to think of a dress, I like to opt for comfy tshirt styled with jeans and a pair of sneakers. :D Sneakers surely give you a tinge of sporty look.


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    Lizzie Pratt
    December 8, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I love this real post. So often do we all have days like this and it’s comforting to know that even super fabulous bloggers have days like these, too! I’m actually having one of those days today so this was the perfect post for me! Thanks! Love your stuff Brighton! :)

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    Melissa Klusek
    December 8, 2016 at 6:46 am

    This is perfect! Especially when the weather gets colder I find I’m just too lazy to throw on jeans. I want to be comfortable!

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    Pragati Siddhanti
    December 8, 2016 at 5:19 am

    Well, I am so ready to go on an adventure if I get to wear this.
    This seems so comfortable!
    I love the look!!

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    Ana Vicioso
    December 7, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    and yes it’s still blog post worthy! Seriously love seeing everyday wear. It’s more inspiring to me.

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    December 7, 2016 at 11:52 am

    So cute and put together, even if you’re not! Leggings and a baseball cap are always a go to when I’m lazy but don’t want to look like a total bum.


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    Jenn Lake
    December 7, 2016 at 11:40 am

    So cute, lady! Have a lovely Wednesday!

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    Davida Janae
    December 7, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Welcome back! I missed you!!!


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    Julie "Welly" Wellington
    December 7, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Oh Brighton I just love your look and I must admit I always like to see you wearing your Wellingtons you look really dishy, I wear my Wellingtons a lot whatever the weather and often slip them on when going to work on a wet day to stop my nylon Stockings getting splashed.

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    December 7, 2016 at 9:34 am

    The struggle is real and I love these struggle bus worthy outfits! Totally random but I am absolutely obsessed with your hair and it’s volume and it’s ability to always look amazing!

    Taylor | http://www.styleiseverythingblog.com

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