Dress up a car-pool casual outfit

A few simple suggestions for looking put-together in the mornings.

- Add eye-catching earrings. Large hoops modernize any outfit.

- Add a colorful turquoise or a metallic necklace. Medallions look chic.

- Slip on some large, colorful bangles.

- Wear a silk, leather or tortoise-shell headband, or try a scarf instead.

- Carry a nice bag.

- Wear ballet flats or leather sandals. Metallics are in for fall.

- Consider a comfortable but fashion-forward wrap dress.

- Wear your hair in a bun instead of a ponytail or messy knot.

- Slick on some lip gloss.