Do you ever get the feeling that your personal style is more like a personal rut? Do you want to transform your style but aren’t sure how? You’re not alone in that quandary.
Part of the problem is that people often point to fashion as the starting point for inspiration. That’s generally not great advice because style isn’t fashion.
Fashion is about designers and their imaginations. Style is about how you choose to present yourself to the world. So, if you’re in the market for a new style update, keep reading. We’ll give you three tips for building a new style and transforming your look.
1. Updated Wardrobe
The odds are good that your wardrobe hasn’t seen a major overhaul in several years. That isn’t always a bad thing. Some clothes, like jeans, often find a place in almost everyone’s style choices.
Yet, many people find themselves buying the same things they did right after they got out of college. This keeps you trapped in a look that was probably driven as much by budget as anything else.
Take a spin through a clothing store and spend some time finding colors and cuts that flatter the current you. You’ll likely find that you end up with a big style transformation.
2. Adopt a New Haircut
You don’t need a radical change in your hair to bring about a big change in your look. For example, most people don’t benefit from shaving their heads.
Leaf through magazines and look for cuts that you like. Take those pictures with you to a salon. Talk with a stylist about adopting a different look and get recommendations.
Just don’t get too attached to any specific cut. Remember, not every haircut will flatter every face. This is why input from a stylist is so important in picking a new haircut.
3. Body Art
The days when any body art was a one-way ticket to raised eyebrows are a thing of the past. Tattoos are just too common these days, with around 30 percent of the population sporting at least one. That doesn’t mean you should rush out and get a face tattoo.
What it does mean is that you shouldn’t shy away from getting a tattoo that has a deep personal meaning to you. For example, some people commemorate their child’s birth or select a meaningful image from their faith. In any event, it’s one way you can change your look with help from one of your local tattoo shops.
Finding a New Style
Finding a new style isn’t about buying new clothes every time the winds of fashion change. It’s about finding an overall look that presents you to the world in the way you want to be seen.
You can take a lot of approaches, but it almost always begins with your wardrobe. When all else fails, look for colors and cuts that flatter you.
From there, you can look for a new hairstyle and even think about a tattoo.
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