Hi guys! Hope you’ve all been having a fabulous time in this beautiful sunshine! It’s been pretty full-on in my life recently, what with a house move, a wedding and a funeral. Despite this, I’ve still managed to receive compliments on my appearance, which makes me more than a little happy, since clearly I look more put together than I thought. It got me thinking – what do I do to look more put together? (Even on days when I have no time to think about how I look). So I decided to write them down, and then I figured I’d share my tips with my readers, as it’s always great to share this stuff.
Now, before we begin, I must stress that if you are comfortable in your skin, and don’t give a damn what people think, then that’s fine. Neither do I. I just like to look presentable because then I feel like less of a hot mess (and more of an organised mess). I don’t “glam” myself up for compliments, but when I receive them it always makes my day a little bit brighter.
Wear a bold lip colour
It’s a simple way to make it look like you tried harder than you did. And with so many colours to choose from at some great prices, it’s definitely easier to do than ever. Just find a colour you love and pop it on to brighten up your look.
Add something fancy to your messy hair
Messy bun? Scraped back ponytail? Just add a gem or a flower. It instantly takes any hairstyle from drab to fab, in the blink of an eye. Dry shampoo also works wonders, but you probably already knew that!
I never leave the house without a big helping of perfume. It’s the best thing to make you feel fabulous, and when you feel fabulous, you look it too.
Wear Big, Dark Sunglasses
They make you look like an A-Lister. They can also hide the fact you’re not wearing much makeup and cover dark circles. Win!
Throw on a Statement Coat
A statement coat can hide a multitude of sins. If the coat does the talking, the rest of your outfit doesn’t need to, and you’ll look like you’ve made some effort when all you’ve done is thrown on an extra layer.
You’ll look taller, more poised, and ready for business. Heels lift your head and your spirits. They don’t have to be skyscrapers either, just a simple wedge or kitten heel will add inches to your legs and miles to your overall look.
Choose an awesome accessory
Whether it’s a simple pendant, a big bold necklace, a chunky bangle, some drop earrings or a sparkly pashmina – choose something that you love, and chuck it on. My personal favourites are big bold scarves and chunky, statement necklaces. They make me feel like I put way more effort in than I actually did.
Confidence can take you from stressed out to dressed up in an instant. Hold your head high and strut your stuff. At the end of the day, nobody will remember what you wore if you didn’t wear it with confidence.
So, those are my tips for looking a little more put together. Anybody got any others? Please share!