While we may love taking our time planning an entire look replete with several pieces of jewelry, the perfect bag, shoes and separates, life can call for last-minute decisions. That’s why in today’s hectic world, a girl needs to have her instant outfits on the ready. By instant, I mean pull out those black skinnies, flats and a statement top. Throw your second-day hair into a top knot and head out the door in a flash. Don’t have a few statement standbys? Well, that’s where this slideshow comes in. Feast your eyes on some blouses and tops that keep your look stylish without the effort.
A contributing writer to theFashionSpot, Marisa has penned articles and features in over a dozen online and print publications. She's worked as fashion critic and creative director for papierdoll.com, been the managing editor for Caribbean-based Ocean Style Magazine, and worked with Set Magazine, a luxury lifestyle magazine based in Zurich, as a contributing editor. She splits her time between New York, Los Angeles and her hometown as a freelance fashion and cultural copywriter, editor and journalist. You can find out more at her site marisaswanson.com and follow her on Twitter @mraswan.