7 easy ways to instantly update your look

Whether you love to change up your style or have remained loyal to the same look for decades, we’ve got some great ideas that will help you feel brand new. And the best news is, they’re instant, affordable and non-intrusive.

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Ever wondered why you look so much better in burnt orange? Maybe you get showered with compliments when you step out with a slick of bright red lippy? Or perhaps you look ten times better in forest green, as opposed to emerald. This is because depending on your skin tone, different colours will suit you better. And the great news is, you can easily work this to your advantage. For example, if you have a warm skin tone opt for honey, auburn, olive, coral and cream. If you’re naturally pale, jewel tones like hot pink and cobalt blue will look the most flattering. If you’re not quite sure, head over to The List for a great guide on choosing the best colours to compliment your skin tone.

Treat yourself to a boutique haircut

Is it just us, or was Sliding Doors one of the best things to come out of the nineties? If you’re not emotionally ready to reinvent yourself with a full-on Gwyneth inspired chop, dusting an inch or two off your ends can work wonders for your style. Do a little research online, or ask around for a recommended hairdresser. Often, it’s worth paying a little extra for a boutique salon as they tend to employ stylists who can match your cut to your face shape.

Change up your part

Not keen on a chop or a trim? Hands down, one of the easiest makeovers in the book is switching up your part. And if you’d love to look a little younger, some stylists claim that changing your part can swipe five years of your face. Sceptical? Just check out this article for proof. You’ll be amazed at the before and after snaps.

Shop online

Traditionally, one of the easiest ways to refresh your look is with a new outfit. But we’re the first to admit that hitting the shops can be incredibly frustrating. This is where online shopping is an absolute dream. You can browse to your heart’s content, without a pushy sales clerk in sight. Then receive your brand new clothes, direct to your door. Try ASOS for an amazing selection of on-trend pieces, or Google your favourite brand and check out their online store. Right now we love Caroline Eve, a Kiwi owned brand that embraces both timeless classics and up-to-the-minute looks.

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If you usually opt for a simple style, changing up your accessories could be just what you need to update your look. For example, a flattering black dress can be worn so many ways. Patent leather shoes and a faux croc skin handbag will add instant glamour, while a beaded necklace, bangles and hammered gold earrings will give you a touch of boho flair. Try layering silks for an elegant yet carefree look, tie scarfs in different ways (check out this get how to tie a scarf video here) or splurge on a pair of fabulous shoes that you love. Need an inspiration fix? We’re head over heels for these ultra confident ladies who know how to set trends, not follow them.

Rehab Your Brows

Your eyebrows can have a major impact on your overall look, so it’s definitely worth getting them right. If you can’t remember the last time you saw a brow stylist, it could be time to book an appointment.

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Change your attitude

It’s no secret that people who radiate positivity instantly come across as more attractive, and more likeable. If you really want to take a holistic approach to reinventing your look, start from the inside. Adopt a daily positivity mantra, be kinder to yourself, make an effort to help others, and smile more. These small internal changes can have an incredible impact on how you present as a person, and will help you glow with positivity.


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