Are you completely overwhelmed with the constant barrage of advice blaring from nearly every media outlet on health, fashion and beauty standards – most of which are not only unattainable but also undesirable? Turn off the noise and listen to your own inner voice. With a few tips from expert stylists you can define your own sense of fashion that fits with your personal lifestyle without breaking the bank or dashing to purchase the latest short lived fashion craze.
The first step is to make an appointment with your hair stylist. Have you been sporting the same hair style since college? It’s time for a change. Spend the extra time with your stylist to explore options that work with your hair type, lifestyle and facial features. Head on over to a cosmetics store or cosmetics counter and work with a professional cosmetologist on new make-up techniques and experiment with new products. You’ll be amazed at the transformation hair and makeup can have on ramping up your personal style.
Head over to your closet. If you haven’t worn a piece in over two years, either donate or consign it. Don’t torture yourself by hanging on to pieces that are too small under the assumption that you’ll wear them when you lose the extra 15 pounds. You won’t. If you have a corporate job, you almost need two wardrobes, one for the office and one for evening and weekend outings. If your job allows for casual dress, you can move from daytime to evening with just the simple change of accessories. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and invest in a pair of stylish and oh so comfortable Ugg shoes or boots to compliment nearly any outfit. One of the tops stylist’s fashion tricks is jazz up outfits with the latest accessories instead of investing in every new style of the season. Invest wisely in your wardrobe anchor pieces; these include well-tailored trousers and/or a classic pencil skirt and a structured jacket from quality materials. These anchor pieces can be mixed and matched for daytime or evening wear. Elect solid colors and classic cuts for your anchor pieces and jazz them up with this season’s accessories!