Are you in a bit of a style rut? Maybe you’ve been dressing the same way for a decade or have never really branched out with your look. Perhaps you’re going through a breakup and want to start from scratch by changing your appearance, or you might just want a fun way to express yourself. Either way, transforming the way that you look can be great for your confidence and your mental health, or it can just allow you to try something new. Here’s how you can go about it.
Change your hair colour
One of the most dramatic ways to instantly change your appearance is to change your hair. If it’s always been long, try a short style. If you usually wear it short then experiment with extensions. If it’s light you could for darker and if it’s dark you could bleach it lighter. You could try a fun colour like a bright or pastel shade, or just wear it in a different hairstyle to what you normally would. It could be straight, waves, curls, crimped, an updo if you usually wear it down, or down if you usually wear it up. If you want to make a change without making a commitment, you could go to a wig shop and purchase a wig instead. Lace front models look very realistic if you want a natural look. Otherwise, a simple wig will give you an idea of how you like a colour or length on you and you can try it out before making changes to your real hair.
Try a new makeup look
Makeup is a fun way to switch up your look- with techniques like contouring and highlighting, smokey eyes and different lip shades you really can make a significant difference to your appearance. And best of all it’s completely commitment free, if you don't like it you can simply wash it off. There are loads of tutorials online for all kinds of looks and techniques so have a play around with your products.
Experiment with fake piercings and tattoos
Piercings and tattoos can look ultra cool and bring a bit of a different vibe to your overall appearance. But they’re a big commitment, and something you should think about very carefully before going ahead. Consider fake sleeve tattoos and clip on piercings and see how you like them, they will give you a general idea of how you’d look.
Get some new clothes
Finally, a new style of clothing can make you look like a completely different person. If you usually dress quite plainly then why not go with something really different- you could get some dresses and try a girl girl look, or go with a punky/ goth type vibe. You could try a sporty look or a vintage look, there are tons of ideas on sites like Pinterest to give you ideas.