When you feel like making a change in your style, the first roadblock you imagine is the cost. You’re afraid it’s going to cost a fortune. Fear no more. There are fashion updates that can make you feel fresh and uplifted without draining your funds. Here is a list of ten things you can do to feel energized. I’ve made a point of including actions that will cost $100 at the most.
- Get your nails done in a new colour
Leaf through your favorite fashion magazine and pay attention to nails. Which colours inspire you? Do you like bright and bold colours or neutral and understated tones? When exposing both fingernails and toes, they don’t need to match. Go with a neutral shade on your fingernails and a bold colour on your toes or vice versa.
- Buy a shoe with character
If your style is classic from head to ankle, update your style by purchasing an inexpensive shoe with attitude. It could be a flat or a heel in a fun print like polka dots, animal print, floral, or an unusually bright colour. Or if you lean towards a more casual wardrobe, try pairing your casual look with a great classic patent pump.
- Pick up some new reading glasses
Check your local drugstore for a quick style score. Often times they carry reading glasses in fun colours, tortoiseshell, or patterned. Or update your frame shape with a modern or trendy style. Pick up two or three pairs so you have one for every mood.
- Include a watch in your next purchase
While you’re at the drugstore, check that twirly rack with inexpensive watches. Do any of them catch your eye? Also try your department stores juniors’ section for more hip and trendy watches that are still at a decent price. This doesn’t have to be your everyday watch. It can be an accent watch that you love looking at and is fun for right now.
- Cut your hair at a new salon
Is it time to check out a new salon? Consider a salon that has loud music or funky art on the walls and the hair stylists don’t look anything like you. Chances are they are up on the latest, and you want the latest. If you are too leery at first, set up a style consultation before the actual appointment, but be open to new ideas. A fresh look can be very rewarding.
- Buy some new shades
An inexpensive pair of trendy, funky, artsy sunglasses can be just what you need for a quick update look. Be on the look out for possibilities at gas stations, street fairs, junior departments, department stores or boutique stores. A wide variety of styles are available at low prices.
- Update your lip colour
Stop by a department store cosmetic counter and ask to try on a new shade. The professionals can lead you to a colour that steps you out of your comfort zone but blends well with your colouring. Have fun falling in love with a new colour.
- Accessorize with a hair ornament
Enjoy the latest in hair accessories with clips that sparkle or headbands with patterns. You could turn a vintage sparkly brooch into a hair ornament as well.
- Let your t-shirt do the talking
Love the new colours of the season or the new patterns and prints? Get them in a T-shirt and pair with your existing pants or skirts. Your blazer, new T-shirt, favorite jeans and heels can carry you into date night.
- Go hunting for fun costume jewelry
You can buy new, inexpensive costume jewelry at low price point stores or come over and visit my Style Shop. I have purchased a range of jewelry for the Fall.
Do you need a more in-depth style update? I’m here to help. Whether you’d like me to shop your closet and put fresh looks together from your existing wardrobe or you’d like to plan a shopping trip, give me a call. We can get started right away!
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