A new look can help us to feel refreshed and ready for anything. But let’s face it, entire makeovers are often pricey – not to mention they usually last longer than we’d like. And who’s got the time or money for that?
Luckily, it’s easy to transform your look for less; follow our ten tips to find out how.
10 – Switch your eyeliner
Stuck in the same eyeliner routine? While it’s easy to fall back on the technique we know best, why not mix it up with other styles? You could even apply a different one every day to vary your look. If you pick an eyeliner with a think stick, you’ll have better control.
09 – Learn new make-up techniques
After a whole new make-up regime? If so, who could blame you? It’s a highly effective – and simple – way of recreating your whole ensemble. For a touch of inspiration, hop online to explore YouTube guides and tutorials on the most current styles and techniques.
08 – Grow your wardrobe (for practically nothing!)
Tired of your wardrobe? Why don’t you mix it up a little? Head to your local charity shop, and you’ll be able to grow your clothes collection for less. You may be surprised at the gems you can find in these second-hand stores.
07 – .…or work with what you already have
If you really want to save on cash, you could just reinvent your existing wardrobe. That shirt you always seem to wear? How about updating it by sewing a cute bow onto its collar? Likewise, you can swap the buttons on your jackets for more unique designs from your local haberdashery store.
06 – Create time for styling new outfits
True, a new style can seem original at first – but it usually doesn’t take long for it to lose its freshness. The solution? Update it every so often: set aside some time each month – say a day or two – to adapt it to current seasonal trends. That way, you’ll be able to stay stylish for longer.
05 – Brighten your smile
A smile can brighten anyone’s day – including yours. If you seek a whiter one, though, you needn’t worry about lengthy sessions at the dentists. You can simply clip veneers onto your pearls instead. Designed to improve the whiteness, shape and position of your teeth, this thin layer of porcelain could be all you need to enhance your look.
04 – Select a fashion icon every season
Not sure where to begin with your wardrobe redesign? Well, you can always start with your favourite fashion icon, and model your new outfits on theirs. Why stop there? Why not use their overall style – from hair to make-up and back again – to completely transform your look?
03 – Fray your denim jeans
Have your old jeans lost their lustre? Are they still wearable, though? If the answer to both questions is yes, they may just require an update. To do this, you won’t even have to get your sewing kit out – just fray the ankles. It’s easy! All you need is a pair of scissors.
02 – Re-arrange your parting
Want to know the simplest way ever to modify your look? So easy that it sounds obvious? Re-arrange your parting – it really is that straightforward! Use a thin styling comb to achieve a completely neat line.
01 – Get enough sleep
Many of us forget how much sleep can affect our appearance. Aside from helping us to feel more alert and productive, it often helps us keep our skin looking fresh. And of course, when we sleep properly, we’re usually able to avoid dark circles from building under our eyes.
You don’t have to sacrifice time or money to achieve a bright, new look. Follow any one of – or all – our tips, and you could transform your appearance entirely.