Frivolous fashion won’t be fun or whimsical to you now … in fact, it’ll likely be downright annoying. Stick to classic styles, like your black outfit or favourite shoes, and save embellishments for another day. Moreover, invest in some party make-up, as there are a lot of social gatherings coming your way.
Take one step closer to your ambitions with help from the fashion world. If you want to feel sassier, dress sassier. If you want to be more professional, dress more professionally. Your appearance speaks volumes. Steer clear of group scenarios for a while. In times like these, a mellow yoga class could turn into a battle for your favourite spot, or a trip to the nail salon could deteriorate into an ‘I was here first’ spat.
Do what you have to do to distract yourself … just don’t go shopping (real or online). Take a jog, file your nails or flip through your favourite magazine (so your hands won’t miss flipping through those racks). Don’t try to design the perfect outfit for the upcoming dinner by yourself! Bounce ideas off of your best pal or ask a co-worker for her opinion. You’ll benefit more than ever from fresh ideas.
Take instructions seriously. If your dermatologist tells you to wear more SPF, for example, or your flatmate gives you a stern warning about borrowing her cosmetic products, take their words to heart! Give your style inspirations free rein. If you’re struck with a need to try hair extensions, go for it. If you have a sudden notion that your favourite make-up bag would make a perfect clutch, take it out on the town.
Mix old and new for a particularly successful look. Pair a favourite old t-shirt with your sassy new jeans, for example, or keep your long-time hair colour but pair it with a bold new cut. Keep things both fresh and classic. You’re one of a kind, and you’re feeling prouder of it than ever!
Avoid fashion extremes of any kind. Instead of dyeing your hair jet black or platinum blonde, for example, consider shades of brown and red. Rather than choosing between tracks and pedal pushers, try a sassy skirt. Brainstorm ways that you can help lots of people, not just one or two. A clothing drive at work, perhaps, or a word-of-mouth campaign to keep your local nail salon in business? Don’t be afraid to think big.
If you’re drawn to comfy jeans and a t-shirt, but you can picture your boss’s look of horror upon seeing the outfit, then save ’em for the weekend. Now more than ever, put your professional image first. Take this dose of can-do energy and run with it: go ahead and install those new bathroom shelves yourself! Learn how to apply false lashes! Grab your best round brush and give yourself a professional-quality blow-out!
You’re a regular machine these days, and the only thing that will satisfy you is getting plenty of work done. Don’t hold back. If you have a strong idea of the haircut you’d like to get or the outfit you’re shopping for, then state it at the outset of your salon appointment or boutique visit. Style power struggles will rub you the wrong way.
Don’t question your quick thinking – enjoy it. If you have sudden fashion inspiration, throw on the outfit without a second thought. If a great hairstyle comes to you the second you hit the salon, ask for it, stat! Take your interpersonal connections up a notch over beauty treatments by may be turn an acquaintance into a bona-fide friend over manicures.
Do what you can to dress for all the activities your typical day demands. Try a sleek, work-appropriate jacket with shoes comfy enough to commute in and colourful accessories you can wear out to the upcoming party. If you’re feeling a little stifled, turn to your wardrobe for a healthy bit of escapism.
Don’t let confidence turn to arrogance — it could get the better of you these days! It’s great to have a strong sense of style, but if a friend or salesperson gives you advice or points out an out- fit’s flaw, pay attention. Celebrate your individualistic side: make your own accessories, shop in one-of-a-kind local bou- tiques – enjoy!
You could knit half a scarf in the time it usually takes you to pick out wool. And you could get your laundry washed, ironed and put away in the time it takes to get off the sofa most other days. Enjoy the productivity! Your innovation is the stuff of fashion legends! Try any look that crosses your mind: I See how your beautiful silk scarf will look as a belt, for example, or try your favourite sundress over a long-sleeved shirt and jeans.