When you are juggling family commitments and work obligations, there seems little time available to invest in looking your best. Gone are the days when you spent hours trying to decide what to wear and primping and preening; now, your wardrobe options are dictated by what is clean rather than what is stylish. However, just because you are a busy bee, doesn’t mean that you need to drop your flair and panache.
To help you overcome this momentary blip in style, here are some tips to get you back on the fashion wagon.
Get a decent hair cut
You may be in the habit of going to the local hairdresser for the ease of accessibility, but by doing so, you may fall into the trap of getting the same old style. Splash the cash and go to a high-end stylist. The cost may make you shudder, but a good stylist will cut your hair in a new way that needs minimum daily maintenance, updates your look and suits your lifestyle. You don’t have to commit to seeing them every six to eight weeks; your regular hairdresser will be able to sustain the look.
Sort your clothes out
As you get older and have children, your body shape invariably changes, but does your wardrobe reflect these deviations? Try your clothes on and if they don’t flatter your shape or resemble anything that is remotely stylish, get rid. Clothing companies have upped the game and now make clothes for every body shape, so if you need plus size jeans, bite the bullet and get them. Not only will you look better in clothes that fit you properly, but you’ll feel great too.
Accessories have the power to make or break an outfit. Even the most basic looks can be transformed with carefully chosen accessories, without breaking the bank. Accessories are the unsung heroes of looking like you have spent time putting together an outfit without having to invest time and effort.
- Large earrings draw attention to your face
- Long necklaces create vertical lines that help with the illusion that you are taller and more slender
- Belts can accentuate your waist and enhance your curves
- Layering bracelets can add boho charm
The simpler your clothes, the bolder you can be with your accessories, although remember that there is such a thing as too much!
Update your makeup
There are bound to be some makeup horrors lurking in your makeup bag, everyone has them, but makeup has a use by date that you are more than likely to have ignored. Your old favourite eyeliner may be home to several nasty bacteria that can cause eye infections. That lipstick that you keep for prosperity will most likely definitively need chucking after a year. Once you have decluttered your makeup, you should head to a department store and have a makeover. Not only will you benefit from having access to the latest beauty products, but you will also be shown new and better ways to apply your makeup.
While appearance is not the be all and end all of your life, if you don’t like what you see when you look in the mirror, it can dent your confidence and self-esteem. When you have a busy life, it can feel extravagant to spend time on looking your best; however, the relationship between how you look and how you feel is real, so kick your guilt to the curb and be the best version of you that you want to be.