New Year, New You: Reinventing Your Look This Year

The beginning of a new year is the perfect opportunity to look at your life through a retrospective lens, and decide if there are any things that you’d like to perhaps change. Whether it’s goals that you’ve been meaning to set; weight loss, or academic goals, this new year is the perfect fresh slate to help you achieve your goals. Have you been considering reinventing your look? A new hair color and a refreshed wardrobe will do wonders for your self-esteem and help you start the new year on a fresh foot.


Take a trip to the salon

One of the easiest ways to feel like a brand new you, is to take a trip to your favorite salon. Is there a hair color you’ve been envying and vying for secretly for months? Why not give it a try?  If you hate it, the good news is, you can always change it back. Or maybe you’ve been considering getting a chop, completely altering your look. Two words. Do. It. Now is the time to experiment, and try new things. And again, if you don’t like it, the good news is that it grows back. When it comes to your hair, nothing is permanent. Go for it, and enjoy the creativity that your hair allows you to have.

Consider some new accessories

Are you pretty attached to your current hairstyle? There’s nothing wrong with that; and although that may be the first thing people think of when they want to alter their appearance, it doesn’t have to be the only thing you can do change things up. Maybe get that nose ring you’ve been wanting, or invest in a cute new pair of glasses.


Permanent cosmetic changes

Permanent cosmetics have been rising in popularity over the last few years, and there’s a good reason for it. An area of cosmetics that previously had a bad stigma around it, is now being commonly embraced by the general public. Permanent cosmetics and plastic surgery are just as the name suggests, permanent. The amount of time and effort that you have to put into your appearance on a daily basis will go down significantly; and you’ll look the way you look naturally so much better if this is a route that you want to go down. Permanent cosmetics aren’t for everyone, but for some people, they are a godsend! Things like microblading your eyebrows, eyelid and teartrough plastic surgery (to minimize the look of dark circles), and even tattoo removal, are all ways to get rid of some of your biggest insecurities and enjoy your body and appearance again.



Shopping spree for a capsule wardrobe

Maybe what you need is a big shopping trip. We have a tendency to go shopping and buy a few useless items for our wardrobe that we don’t really need, and will only wear a few times because it doesn’t go with anything else in your closet. Enter, capsule wardrobes. The idea behind a capsule wardrobe is that you have a more limited closet; but you have pieces that all go together; and it leaves you with a supply of clothes you love and know you look good in. Spend some time planning out your ultimate capsule wardrobe; and then go out shopping to fill in the gaps among what you already have. Get rid of everything else in your wardrobe that doesn’t fit within your capsule wardrobe, and enjoy a less cluttered year this year. The idea behind this is that you cycle through a different wardrobe every season. When it gets to be winter of next year, you’ll replace any items that are out of style or worn through; but it remains the same otherwise.

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