Do you dress for comfort on more days than you would like? Have you had the same haircut for years, and find yourself buying the same styles of clothes and shoes over and over? It’s easy to get into a style rut, and while it might feel comfy chances are it’s not doing your self-esteem much good. Looks of course aren’t everything, but our outward presentation is the way others see us. Plus when you feel good on the outside, it definitely does make us feel great on the inside too. Here’s how you can look your best and boost your confidence too.
Visit The Dentist
A beautiful smile is the best accessory you can have. It will be in style far longer than a gorgeous pair of shoes or a designer handbag! If you’re unhappy with your teeth, there are lots of different treatments and procedures you can have done to bring them up to scratch. Chipped, discolored or slightly overlapping teeth can be fixed with the use of veneers. These require no general anesthetic and can be fitted and ready to go within just a couple of dentist visits. More serious crookedness can be fixed with invisible braces, or just improving the color can be done through whitening. Either way, with a beautiful smile you’ll be ready to tackle the world and will boost your self-esteem no end. You could look online for an adult dentistry practice near you.
Have Your Hair Done
A woman’s hair is her crowning glory- so if yours has seen better days it’s worth going to see a professional! Years of box dyes, heat styling and general lack of care can cause hair to become damaged, look frizzy and unflattering. The wrong hair color can also add years to your age. You might have looked incredible with that platinum blonde or jet black hair when you were younger, but now something a little softer may work better. A hairdresser will be able to let you know the best hair color for you (usually within two shades lighter or darker than your natural hair color) and cut it into a style that works for your face shape. They will also be able to give you tips on how to best maintain your hair to keep it shiny and healthy.
Consider Laser Eye Surgery
Laser eye surgery is a big decision. But if you’re fed up of fiddling with lenses or don’t like how glasses look, being given the gift of good vision can be incredibly freeing. It’s a considerable cost up front, but with no more prescriptions or having to buy glasses it can actually work out cheaper in the long run. You could book a consultation to see which kind of surgery would be suitable for you (most people can have Laser, but others will need Lasik) and ask any questions you have.
Go Clothes Shopping
Your practical, comfy clothes might be ideal for running errands, doing the school run and cleaning the house. But on some days you might want to make a bit more effort and look nice. Maybe you’re off to see a friend, going on a date with your partner or want to wear something nice on the weekend ‘just because.’ For these occasions, having some great fail-safe outfits in your wardrobe is helpful. Things that you can grab and know they’re always going to look beautiful. Work out your body shape, and then you could read styling advice for both your age and your figure. Then when you come to buy clothes, you have an idea of what’s likely to work best for you. Plain day dresses such as skater and swing dresses are a good choice. They can be dressed up with jewelry, heels and a smart jacket for evening. They could be worn with tights, boots and a cardigan in the daytime. And they’re the sort of thing that flatters just about any figure.
Experiment With Makeup
Makeup can be whatever you want it to be. It can mean super sultry and glam, or it can simply be a means to look like the best version of you. If you don’t currently wear much makeup, starting natural is your best bet. Some mineral foundation will help to even out your complexion- redness, blemishes and dark circles. Plus it’s gentle even on sensitive skin. A little blush can bring some color to your cheeks if you’re looking pale, and mascara can help to ‘open up’ your eyes making you look more vibrant and awake. A small amount can make a big difference to your overall appearance without looking fake and can do wonders for your self-confidence. You could read beauty articles and watch videos to research the best products. Or you could go to a beauty counter. If you explain you’re new to makeup, they will be happy to help and can steer you in the right direction of things that will work for you. If you already wear makeup regularly, how about changing up your colors and products? A new lipstick or a softer colored eyeliner could make all the difference. Bear in mind your skin’s natural undertones to choose the shades that will work the best.
Buy a New Fragrance
A beautiful perfume really finishes off an outfit. It can make you feel feminine and confident and is the perfect finishing touch. Perfume isn’t usually something we buy ourselves to that often, so make a point of treating yourself. While they can be expensive to buy, fragrances generally last a long time so are a worthwhile investment. Go to a perfume counter and try out some different samples. Choose something that makes you happy and makes you feel great. With it spritzed over your new outfits, you will feel ready to tackle the world.
Have you found yourself in a style rut of late? Will you be trying any of these tips to help you feel fabulous again?