How to Get Out of a Style Rut
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Your style and how you look have a massive effect on your overall level of confidence and self-esteem. It’s easy to fall back on the same things time and again, especially if you feel that they work for you. But at some point, even the least fashion-conscious person may look in the mirror and decide that they want to change things up a little.
Getting out of a style rut is easy when you know how.
Review your closet
Go through your closet and be ruthless. Get rid of anything that doesn’t fit, can’t be cleaned or repaired, or doesn’t flatter you. You’ll probably be surprised at how many of your clothes you don’t wear.
Then reorganize your closet so that you can see exactly what you have and where the gaps are.
Find new places to shop
Do you constantly buy your clothes and jewelry from the same places? Then perhaps you need to find inspiration in new places. Try Harlem Bling for jewelry inspo and look for independent retailers that have interesting items. You’ll also be helping independent businesses too.
Find inspiration online
Not everyone has an eye for fashion, which is where social media can be your savior. Head to Pinterest and Instagram to find styles and looks that you like. Don’t worry, it’s not all high-end designer wear, there are accounts that suit all budgets.
Refresh your hair
It’s amazing how our hair can affect our confidence and outlook on life. Make an appointment at your salon. You don’t need to do anything drastic (unless you want to), even trim and a color refresh can make all the difference. If you want a change but you’re not sure, book a consultation with a stylist and take some images for inspiration. A good stylist will be able to tell you which style will look good on you and what is possible to do with your hair.
Book a make-up lesson
If you’ve been using the same products for years, they may not be working for your anymore. Our skin and complexion change as we get older and cosmetics are advancing all the time. How you use and where you place your makeup can be the difference between looking OK and looking refreshed and fabulous. Book an appointment at the make-up counter at your local department store. They’ll show you which products to use and how to apply them to get the look you want.
Go at a speed that suits you
Do you want an overnight transformation or to gradually transition into a new style that suits you? Whatever you want, don’t feel pressured and stick with a speed that you’re comfortable with. Some people can feel apprehensive when it comes to changing their style, so baby steps could be the way to transition into this.
We all need a style overhaul every once in a while. It’s a great way to make you feel confident and comfortable with yourself. The choices out there can seem overwhelming but if you can