As a girl who apparently likes to put herself out there on the internet on a daily basis (how can you even put this in words without it sounding self-absorbed?!), I figured it’s a good idea to switch up looks every once in a while. Aside from a handful of ‘major’ changes (major in my books, at least) such as changing my hair color back and forth from the darkest brown to platinum blonde years ago, I have always been a boring person who doesn’t change appearances a lot. I think now is the time to get some autumn vibes going on. Seasonal changes are good for us, and I’ll tell you why!
A fresh start
It’s no lie – giving yourself a good makeover feels like a fresh start. The new you can conquer the world! Or at least let’s pretend you can, haha! The way we look can affect how we feel throughout the day (just think of your last bad hair day.. I rest my case), so a change of looks can really change our perspective. And with this new positive attitude you’ll get stuff done that you seemed to struggle with before.
Seeing something new in the mirror
It’s easy to get bored of yourself – yes, I am speaking from experience here – and that can affect you negatively. I feel that whenever I’m bored or frustrated with the girl in the mirror, I stop trying. I don’t wear makeup, I put my hair in a messy bun and I tend to desperately reignite my on/off relationship with my sweatpants. Not a good thing, because it usually puts me down a negative spiral and leaves me unproductive and grumpy. Changing up your looks occasionally will prevent this from happening too often!
Get noticed and receive heartwarming compliments
Let’s be honest – it’s good to receive genuine compliments from others! I know some people find it hard to get compliments *raises hand*, but a well-meant ‘hey, you look great today!’ or ‘I like your outfit!’ is always very appreciated. I know it’s difficult to believe that the compliments might be genuine, but you’ll learn to accept that it’s the truth eventually. It’s a great boost of confidence and you’ll feel good about it, I promise!
A good excuse to go shopping!
Need I say more? Go try new styles and pieces of clothing that you would usually never go for! Find new textures and endulge in new colors! Don’t forget to also buy yourself a new makeup stash – if you’re used to a neutral lipstick, try a bold color instead! Consider wearing a colorful eye look or add fake lashes. Play around with your look and you are guaranteed to fall in love with something you had never thought you would!
So visit the hair salon and ask for something different than the usual trim! Go shopping and renew your wardrobe! Change up your makeup routine! Work it, girl!
What I’m wearing: