08h17. Your alarm goes off for the third time in fifteen minutes. You may struggle rolled up in your duvet, but you must resolve: it is time to get up. You stagger towards the bathroom when suddenly, you almost stumble upon seeing your reflection. You have a grey complexion, drawn features, and bags under your eyes that look like a Wonderbra.
Looking heavy, you think of taking the day off, before you remember you have no more left. You can still call in sick, but the thought of not getting paid only makes you more depressed. Unless you want to lose your job and make friends with your employment centre counsellor — which is still an honourable choice — you should get going.
A few well chosen pieces will help you face the day in style. If you’re going to get the allure of a London rocker the day after a concert, you might as well exploit it: play on nonchalance, without making any effort. Here’s our survival kit, guaranteed unisex.