Janelle

Janelle Reid - BROOKLYN, NY

Age: 23

Occupation: Freelance Stylist / Concept Fashion Blogger (Editor's note: you may also recognize her from a recent Vogue spread!)

Bedtime: 2 AM

Wake up: 8:30 AM

How would you describe your morning routine?
Varied! Typically, it’s pretty calm unless I have a crazy day ahead where I find myself rushing around. 

How long does it take you to get ready? 
It usually takes about an hour for me to get ready in the morning. Typically, after I workout I take a quick shower and knock out all of the hygiene requirements. Then, I fix my hair, put on my look for the day and put on my makeup. I don’t wear a lot of makeup so, that usually takes about 5-10 minutes.

What is the one thing in your morning you can't do without?
I can’t do without food. I did it for a while in college, but my body is not for it anymore.

What is your favorite or least favorite part of your morning?
My favorite part of my morning is eating breakfast and listening to my music. Music always gets me in the mood to start out my day.

Do you plan out your outfits the night before or are you more of a spontaneous morning dresser?
For the most part, I am a spontaneous morning dresser. However, if I know I have a swamped day ahead I try to have some idea of what I will wear the next day just to save time.

How do your clothing choices impact the rest of your day?
It’s crazy, but if I don't like my outfit, it really tends to ruin my day. It’s honestly a comfort thing. I don’t feel I can be my best self if I’m not into what I have on. 

If you had 15 more minutes in the morning, what would you squeeze in?
If I had 15 more minutes, I would probably get a morning run in and take more time to catch up on the news. I always feel a little behind on that.


Rachel Jones