3 Easy Steps | Conquer Your Style Rut
If your "whole new you" idea from January is still manifesting itself and it's (almost) May, don't beat yourself up. See how quickly small tweaks can up your look game in a flash with these three easy steps.
First things first. Find your inspiration.
Is it Reese Witherspoon, the classic but modern southern belle? Angelina Jolie, the streamlined, jet-set mommy? Or, does Ruby Rose and her androgynous, 50s inspired look appeal to you? Hop on Pinterest and get some ideas and while you're looking, make sure the look you love will work with your lifestyle. Like, if Lady Gaga is your #wcw but you're the president of a super conservative, private, Catholic college, liberty spikes in your hair may not be a good idea. Just sayin'.
Okay, so now that you've found your inspiration, experiment a little. Try a buttoned down cardigan with a pencil skirt. Wear a breezy, boho shirt with jeans and Birkenstocks. Get that spray tan you've always wanted. Add the blonde highlights you've been coveting on Kate Upton. The worst thing that will happen is you'll discover that you actually don't like that particular thing on you and a.) you can return it, or b.) you can change it back. It's better to try *something* than to look at yourself every day and wonder how different your life would have been if you done ________________________.
It's okay to have a real life style mentor.
Know someone with gorgeous hair? Ask her where she gets her hair done. Co-worker always look awesome? Find out where she shops. People love to talk about themselves - use that to your advantage and ask away! Here's how: "Hey, Miss Gorgeous Hair, not to sound weird but I looooove your hair. My hair is on the struggle bus and, clearly, if I was getting my hair done at your salon, I wouldn't have any issues." Here's what will happen - and you can bet money on this - she'll take hold of her hair, flip it over her shoulder, sincerely thank you and then give you the lowdown on her stylist and her salon. But in the rare case she doesn't, no worries. We'd love to help you get one step closer to the improved you you've been working toward.