Saturday, July 25, 2009

Review, Renew, Rejoice!

Oftentimes, we find ourselves in a rut – merely going through the motions of the day. The same holds true for our style power. We become accustomed to wearing the same things, using the same products, and merely falling into the stagnant it’ll do mentality. This is your gentle reminder, dear friends, that a style in stasis is a style in crisis.

At the dawn of each new season, take a good, hard look at your clothing and accessories. Do they truly represent who you are now? Are they interesting or exciting? Is anything worn-looking or frayed? A new season should bring freshness to your look. Study the fashion magazines to determine what new pieces might rev up an old standby.

What about your beauty routine? Do you still apply makeup the way you did five years ago? Is your current skin-care regimen working the way it did once-upon-a –time? Mother Nature is a harsh mother; we’ve got to be on top of our game in order not to look dated.

A great hairstyle and color can do wonders for a gal, both physically and mentally. A bad hairstyle and color won’t do anyone any good. We’ve got to be honest about our hair and be willing to make changes when necessary. If you’ve not received a coiffure compliment in a while, it might be time to visit your stylist for an update.

Like housework, staying on top of the little things will certainly save you a tremendous amount of time and trouble down the road. Designate one night a week (at least) as beauty night. Lock the bathroom door, kindly tell the husband and kids to go away, and spend some time in front of the mirror. Study those facial-hair issues and do something about them. Give yourself a facial, manicure, and pedicure. Shave your legs properly. Deep-condition your hair. Do whatever it takes to keep those little style-stealers at bay.

Our personal style should represent who we are at this stage of our lives. We change over time, and our style should, too. We must be cognizant of our authentic selves, and let that joyfully come through in our clothing and grooming. It’s not shallow or silly to care about these things – it’s necessary. I encourage you not to use mommyhood, age, or lack of funds (believe me, we can be chic on the cheap) to keep you from your true style potential. We all have potential for stellar style power; let’s do a little work in order to make it work!

Beth Newman
Look, feel, and live your absolute best!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this post! I found it interesting and practical. I wish more women knew how much their wardrobe says about them.