How to OWN the Walk of Shame

HK Magazine - - PAGE 3 - Edited and styled by Rafael Raya Cano

It hap­pens to the best of us: You had a “sleep­over” af­ter a big night out and now it’s 7am, you have a huge hang­over, and you need to trans­form your rac­coon eyes, messed up hair and sleepy face into an im­pos­si­bly fresh “I woke up like this” look.

It’ll take some plan­ning to save you from the em­bar­rass­ment of walk­ing to work wear­ing the same clothes from the night be­fore.

Here’s what you need to know.

Dress Swap

The safe op­tion is to bring a thin dress with you, like this navy blue dress from What the Frock. It’s com­fort­able to wear, made of a su­per soft breath­able silk and jersey mix, and best of all, doesn’t need to be ironed—so you can eas­ily stuff it into your bag.

Clas­sic navy blue wrap dress, $899 from What The Frock, whatthe­frock.net

Scan­dal San­dals

When it comes time for the great es­cape and you’re try­ing to deal with the rush hour crowds, last night’s heels are go­ing to be a pain. As a preven­ta­tive mea­sure, carry a pair of pretty san­dals like these from House of Av­enues, which will up­scale your look without look­ing like you’re try­ing too hard.

Sil­ver san­dals, $995 from House of Av­enues, LG-G/F, 37-43 Cochrane St., Cen­tral, 2363-6466.

Sun Spots

Shield your hooded eyes with a pair of dark shades like these clas­sic ones from RA.D— also im­por­tant if you want to avoid eye con­tact and po­ten­tial run-ins with peo­ple you know.

Sun­glasses, $1,500 from RA.D @ Kapok, Shop HG10-12, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St., Cen­tral, 2858-8170.

Switch it Up

Take off the heavy jew­elry—way too loud for the next morn­ing. In­stead, throw on these con­ser­va­tive yet beau­ti­ful hand­made 925 ster­ling sil­ver ear­rings from The Lit­tle Fin­ger.

Shadow ear­rings, $750, The Lit­tle Fin­ger, the­lit­tlefin­ger.com

A re­versible skirt can take you in­stantly from a Sun­day rooftop party to a Mon­day of­fice look. Try this printed pen­cil skirt from Elie Ta­hari: wear it black dur­ing the evening and turn it back af­ter­wards for a col­or­ful day­time look.

Re­versible printed pen­cil skirt, $930 from Elie Ta­hari @ far­fetch.com Hide Away

Do peo­ple still get hick­eys nowa­days? A printed scarf cov­ers up any un­sightly marks and keeps you look­ing put to­gether—we love this one by Chailie Ho which is 100 per­cent silk satin with a Hong Kong sky­line de­sign.

$1,280 from Chailie Ho, Shop S409, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St., Cen­tral.

Morn­ing Af­ter Sur­vival Kit

Go from night­time party an­i­mal to fresh-faced OL with these tips:

1. Re­move the red­ness of your eyes with eye drops.

2. Brush your teeth; you don’t want col­leagues to smell the al­co­hol from last night. At least chew some gum.

3. Use make-up wipes. Noth­ing bet­ter than hav­ing a clean face. Maybe even use it for your un­der­arms…

4. Re­touch­ing your eye­liner and mas­cara are a must.

5. Did you know baby pow­der can act as dry sham­poo? Put a small amount in your hair, then brush or comb it out to re­vive the vol­ume.

Guys: Pay At­ten­tion

Want a girl to call you back the morn­ing af­ter?

Think: What would girls look for in your closet? Shop for over­sized denim shirts or jack­ets, or silky soft, solid col­ored t-shirts, all of which are best teamed up with a leather belt around the waist or a base­ball cap.

Carb up for a tough morn­ing in the of­fice with a pineap­ple bun…

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