When people start thinking of how to change the way they look or present themselves, it’s often drastic changes that come to mind first. You might think of totally changing how you wear your hair, for instance, or completely replacing your wardrobe. In more extreme circumstances, you might even start thinking about a cosmetic surgery or something of the like to more permanently shift your appearance. There’s nothing wrong with these considerations if you’re confident in your decision. But there are also far easier ways to change the appearance you present to the world and those around you!
None of these are rocket science, to be sure. But just in case you’ve felt like your look needs a little bit of an update lately, these are some of the simpler ideas that you might be inclined to overlook in the search for bigger changes.
Try New Makeup
It’s a change so simple a lot of people won’t even think about it before moving on to another idea, and yet it can have a significant impact. Plus, it can be fun! Trying new cosmetics means exploring new shades, trying new methods, and potentially even trying to imitate a particular look if you find one on a beauty blog or somewhere similar and you think it work well for you. This is a great way to shake up your appearance and have a little bit of fun with it. (And men – you too can try some light cosmetics to make some slight adjustments… no one would know!
Get Some Sun
It might sound like a no-brainer given that we’re approaching the height of summer, but then again that’s just why you should keep this tip on your list. It can be absolutely shocking how much a little bit of sun livens up one’s appearance. Even a little bit of careful exposure can make skin look healthier and can even make some interesting changes in one’s hair. The key, of course, is to be safe and protect yourself from too much direct exposure. But a little bit of color can be a wonderful change.
Try Custom Clothing
“Custom clothing” can sound involved and expensive, and in some cases it is. But we’re not suggesting you need to have an original dress made, or get an expensive suit tailored just to switch up your look. Even simpler pieces of clothing can be designed to fit you perfectly, or make the statement you want to make. You can design your own shirts, customize hats, and even, if you like, get simpler pieces of clothing like summer shorts or jeans tailored. It’s usually not that pricey and it just makes you look more put together in a clear but subtle way.
Work On Your Skin
As one last point, we’ll mention that the health and cleanliness of your skin can go a very long way toward affecting your overall appearance. It could just be that thoroughly washing your face one or two extra times per day makes you look cleaner and more energetic. Or if you really want to make an effort, try to find some facial moisturizers that make a difference for you. Some times a little bit of touching up the skin is all that’s needed to make a simple but effective new look.