#6 Update Your Look
Now that you have a better idea of who you are and where you want to be, then it’s a good idea to make that newfound confidence visible. You probably just got rid of a bunch of old clothes and you need to spruce your wardrobe up a bit, so buy a few new pieces. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on a wardrobe, but if you buy the right essentials and some awesome accessories, it will be hard for you to mess this up.
I suggest you focus on picking up some simple tops and bottoms. Fitted tees, camis, skinny jeans, leggings, and some black shorts are all perfect options. As far as dresses and skirts go, get a few casual ones for everyday use, a professional one for work, and a bold one for those night outs. For accessories, it’s always a good idea to have a good assortment of silver and gold. Once you build up that collection, then move on to pops of color, but metallics are the basics, so those are a must.
When it comes to shoes, there are a lot more options (which I love). If you’re not a heels girl, then knock yourself out with sandals and flats. However, I do suggest all ladies to own at least one pair of wedges or heels. You never know when you’re going to need a pair of them. For my heel fanatics, you should always have at least one pair of black heels that can go with just about anything. Once those are safely in your possession, start experimenting with color and prints. They can change any outfit into an absolute work of art.
Remember, don’t go crazy buying new clothes. You just want to freshen up your wardrobe a little bit, not bring back all of that clutter you just did away with. If you’re wardrobe only calls for a new dress, then don’t spend money on some more jeans.
Now, focus some time on hair and make-up. With hair, go to a salon and bring some life back into your do. You’ll feel so refreshed and it will bring out a confidence that you never knew you had, but the trick here is you have to maintain it. Learn how to style your hair and put love into the time you spend doing it. When you care about how something will turn out, it will be lovely. As for make-up, I always suggest going light. Too much make-up will lead to break outs and is just a different way of lying. Don’t hide what you look like just make your best features pop with mascara or lip gloss.
Looks aren’t everything, but the way you look on the outside does help. You want to be able to show who you are in the best possible way. If you feel like you look nice, then you’ll feel more confident and ready to take on your new life. Others will see that and will respond so much better to you. If you feel great about yourself internally, then why not show everyone else? Put on display the genuine love you have for yourself… just don’t be cocky and narcissistic about it. Love yourself. Don’t be in love with yourself.