“If I can have any impact, I want women to feel good about themselves and have fun with fashion” – Michelle Obama
We all crave a new look every now and again, especially when you’re wanting to look extra fabulous for a hot date. Whether you’re doing it for Mrs Obama, or just inspired to try something new, you don’t have to break the bank to take a fresh look at your wardrobe. Here are our top tips for a style revamp that is guaranteed to make you feel like a million dollars without spending a dime…
Altering the way you part your hair is a no-nonsense completely free way to revamp your style. Why not trial a trendy centre parts á la Cara Delevingne to give some boho vibes and compliment a heart shaped face. The centre part is also great for people with thinner or straightened hair as it keeps sides even. Fuller face shape? Why not rock the side parting a la Miranda Kirr who looks oh so glamorous with a side part and tumbling waves. Switching your side parting is also a great way of giving your roots some sumptuous volume. For an edgier look why not plunge for the deep side part, splitting your locks above the outer half of the eyebrow a la Kirsten Dunst. This will instantly transform a look for a fashion kick in the right direction. Re-growing your hair or simply young at heart? Keep you parting messy for some bedhead nonchalance.
2. Wardrobe witch-doctor
Get sorting: it may seem counter intuitive to get rid of clothes when trying to cultivate a new wardrobe, however, holding onto things you know you don’t enjoy wearing may be holding you back from seeing the hidden gems you already own. Wearing old things in new ways is a great way of shopping without stepping out of the house! Fresh eyes, inspiration and energy are a must! Picture what scenarios you would wear your outfit to? If you can’t dance, laugh and sit down in it: get rid of it. Focus on the ones that make you feel 360 degree confident and you’ll fall in love all over again with your wardrobe.
3. Sew Pretty
We love Tilly and the Buttons’ website offering jargon-busting easy to follow guides on how sewing your own style. Her blog advice offers sewing advice from choosing your sewing machine, to piping a seem and are all completely free. Checkout her workshops and print off your own downloadable sewing patterns from as little as £10. Invest in some personal enrichment and impress your mum with newly honed your sewing skills without breaking the bank. Just updating buttons and adjusting straps and zips can really change the look and fit of an outfit. Go forth and get creative!
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