7 quick and easy ways to look perfectly put together (even on your worst days)
Posted December 19, 2016
Let's face it. Every woman has a bad hair day every once in a while. And by bad hair day, I mean rocking a messy bun that is too messy, having a stain on your favorite blouse, smudging your lipstick and sneezing 0.5 seconds after applying mascara.
On those pitiful days when the morning doesn't go as planned, most likely, the rest of the day isn't going to get any better. On days like these, instead of scurrying back to your bed and hiding under the covers for the rest of the day, there are some quick and easy tips to look your best even when the world seems to be against you.
Here are seven quick and easy ways to look perfectly put together, even on your worst days:
1. Black is your new BFF
Some people think black is a depressingly dull color, and we should all take a moment to pity those poor, misinformed people. Black is the ultimate lifesaver on a bad hair day. Black skinny jeans, black leather jackets, a black tee or the classic little black dress can instantly add style and sophistication to your look. In fact, according to a recent study, after surveying over 1,000 people to associate certain colors with specific personality traits, black received top scores regarding confidence, intelligence and attractiveness. The majority of men and women surveyors agreed that black was the color they most like to see the opposite gender wear.
With results like that, black will always give you the confidence you need to get through the day.
2. Color those lips
If the products on your face are not performing well, take a step back and add a pop of color to your lips. Lipstick, especially red lipstick, has the power to deviate another person's attention from your imperfections to your brightly colored lips. Plus, a pop of color can really pull your entire look together for the day. Don't be afraid to be bold when it comes to those luscious lips.
3. Tame the mane
When your hair is not cooperating with you, it's easy to throw in the towel, (while begrudgingly wondering why you don’t just cut it all off so you don’t have to deal with it anymore) and accept defeat.But, if you truly want to look well-put-together, take an extra moment to tame, tease or treat your hair. You can always use products like dry shampoo to reduce the oils in your hair or add volume, and sea-salt spray will give your hair natural waves. This article from The Muse will show you seven easy, yet fool-proof hairstyles that are perfect for bad hair days.
4. Get your beauty sleep
I know, you’ve probably heard this tip every day of your life, but it’s true! To truly look well, healthy and confident, getting enough sleep is a vital part of your beauty routine. Sleep knocks out those under-eye circles, gives your skin a healthy glow and clears your mind of toxic thoughts. If you can’t manage to get enough sleep at night, take a quick cat nap during the day to give your mind and body a recharge. Sleep can do wonders for your day.
5. One word: perfume
Cleanliness is most definitely next to godliness. When you keep your body clean, you will feel more confident in each step (mostly because you won’t have to worry about whether or not you put deodorant on before you left the house). But, as we all know, life gets busy, and sometimes your crazy schedule means trading sleep for a shower. In this case, perfume is your answer. Smelling great also makes you seem more attractive to other people.
6. Make your body cry (sweat)
If you absolutely loathe any activity that gets your heart pumping, now is the time to change your mindset. Whether it be yoga, biking, swimming or any other form of exercise, getting your body moving is vital to feeling and looking your best. After finishing a workout, your skin has a healthy glow and your muscles become more defined and toned. Plus, taking the time to take care of your body will give your self-esteem a major boost, which will make all of that sweat worth it in the end.
7. Shimmy on those skinny jeans
When all else fails, dark-washed skinny jeans can be the answer to all of your problems. Dark skinny or slim-fit jeans can dress up almost any outfit you can wear. It is much more difficult to make lighter-colored jeans look anything above casual, but dark-colored jeans are slimming, sleek and they radiate sophistication and poise. (And if you have black jeans, you will be the definition of chic.)
All in all, the most important part of looking like you have your life together is how you face the day’s challenges. Being able to smile through your bad hair day (even if you’re faking it) will always make you more attractive.