Change Your Style
HOW TO MAKE SURE YOU LOOK YOUR BEST THIS SUMMER
We’re all a little bored this summer with all the time on our hands, so what better way to spend your time than updating your look? You can go big with a full transformation or just add a few new elements to your style, it’s your choice. If you need some summer makeover inspo, here are some ideas on how to change your style for you:
SWITCH UP YOUR MAKEUP
If you’re bored and in the mood for experimentation, start with makeup. There are so many amazing YouTube tutorials you can access for free and in a few seconds, so you can practice and try new bold looks. Beauty gurus will also recommend new products and up your skincare routine, which is perfect for harsh summer heat and humidity.
Try out exaggerated eye shapes or opt for a natural softly illuminated and sun-kissed look, just get ready to lose hours learning all the fascinated new looks and makeup techniques.
DO SOMETHING CRAZY TO YOUR HAIR
It’s amazing how much of a transformation a new haircut can bring. If you want to show off how you are as a person, a new cut or a new colour can speak volumes, even though a small change can also impact your overall look. For instance, if you have long hair, the summer is the perfect time to go medium or short, so don’t be scared to take the plunge.
Modern shag haircuts are very popular among celebs, but you can also opt for those 70s bangs if you always wanted to see how they look on you. A cute rounded ‘fro inspired by Jessica Williams and Teyonah Parris is also a great summer of 2020 look. And if you hate your new hair, you can always stay in quarantine for a few more weeks. Don’t forget to include some summer hair care tips as well!
SEE AN AESTHETICIAN
If you always wanted to change a part of your face or body but never had the guts to undergo surgery, don’t worry. There are ways you can still fix some imperfections without expensive and risky surgical procedures. For instance, if you find a good clinic, you can leave with a non surgical chin augmentation that will help you achieve that sensual look in a non-invasive way and contour your chin, face, neck and neckline.
These new procedures last less than an hour, so you don’t have to waste your entire summer on recovery—a perfect solution to boost your look and confidence!
CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSET
Clothes don’t make the (wo)man, but it can change the way others perceive you drastically. So if you want to freshen up your look or achieve a certain effect, check out your closet and enrich it with a few trendy pieces.
For instance, cool bucket hats are all the rage this summer, so invest in one and get double the benefits – boost your style and protect your skin from the sun. If you’re eager to show off your figure, you can jump on the cut-out trend and show some skin. One or two trendy pieces will still make a statement without draining your wallet.
ADD SOME SUMMER COLOUR TO YOUR LOOK
If you’re usually wearing neutrals, spice things up with some summer colour. 2020 is all about pink and orange combos, so invest in a cute pink top and pair it with an orange maxi skirt.
Or find an edgy pink+orange jumpsuit that will be perfect for work, evening strolls or even nights out with friends. If you lack inspiration to workout, a sporty pink top and orange tights will add some fun to your workouts and turn some heads.
PLAY WITH ACCESSORIES
If you want to experiment with something easy and small, check out your jewellery box and add a few items that will leave a big impression. Chunky chains are all the rage right now, so hop on the trend and see how you feel. Stacked rings are also in style. On the other hand, hats and sunglasses are perfect for summer since they add style and protect you from the sun at the same time.
Go classic with square shades since the 90s are officially back, or go for something bold and edgy with aviators. No matter if you choose to go big or opt for a few tiny changes, people will definitely notice your effort and give you plenty of compliments on your new look, so get ready to blush and practice your best “ohhh, stop it, it’s nothing!”
author: Peter Minkoff
Fashion stylist and writer located in Brisbane, Australia.