Welcome to Weekday Wardrobe, a series in which one Who What Wear editor or staffer will snap a pic of the outfits they wear from Monday to Friday. We’ll break down where you can shop it all to inspire your own everyday style, no matter what’s on your weekly agenda.
Call me a serial outfit repeater or a creature of habit, but when I find a look I like, I stick with it. Which doesn’t bother me in normal times, but fast forward 11 months into working-from-home life, and this creature is sick of wearing sweatpants and no makeup. So when Merit—the well-edited clean beauty line of seven surprisingly affordable makeup essentials—launched last month, I knew it was the jumpstart I needed to get myself feeling good again. It’s not as if I ever spend more than 20 minutes on my makeup routine to begin with, but I’ve gotten used to basically doing nothing, which is why Merit was so appealing to me. It’s not fussy or complicated. I don’t need to think about what to use because the line is everything I’d need to naturally enhance my face: a complexion stick, makeup brush, highlighter, blush, lipgloss, brow gel, and mascara.
So I challenged myself to do a slightly different take on my favorite minimal makeup every single day of the week, (even if it was just some color on my lips and cheeks), and get dressed in something I’d happily wear to the office (which in this case was, of course, my living room). Keep scrolling to see my outfits and for a breakdown of my under-five-minute makeup looks—which just proves that you can still have fun with your makeup even if minimalism is your jam.