Work Hard, Play Hard: 5 Fashion Essentials for Busy Fashionistas

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There’s a direct correlation between the clouds parting and your plans heating up. Everyone’s much more excited to get out and keep busy when the days are “longer” and look a little happier. But for the commuter, a growing calendar can mean the growing annoyance of having to plan ahead, tote extra or the dreaded budget-buster: buy on the fly. Who isn’t guilty of picking up an extra top because of an impromptu girl’s night?

Save the drama (and your bank account) by stocking a few staples you can keep on hand to make the day-to-day stress-free when you’re constantly on the go. No matter what your day consists of — chauffeuring the kids around for endless extracurriculars, running from spot to spot around town for errands, or sticking it out in the office — these are the smart and simple must-haves you’ll wish you had earlier.

#1. Dress it Up

Wrinkle Resistant Dress w/ Pouch, $39.95,

Keep this convenient number in the car or a filing cabinet, and you’re always ready for last-minute change of plans. Tackling the spontaneous, or stepping in to save the day when you’ve had a spill or snag, this LBD in wrinkle-free fabric will be in perfect condition — no matter how long it’s been waiting to be put to use.

#2. Tote-ally Convenient

Daesin 3 Compartment Large Classic Tote, $37.39 (on sale!),

Whether it’s your work laptop, your gym clothes or even something for the kids, you need more space when you’re planning to be out all day long. Something with separated compartments keeps you from having the cliche meltdown that involves you dumping everything out on the floor to find a quarter.

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