If you’re a mum, you probably don’t have time to go shopping on a regular basis. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t take an interest in fashion or enjoy glamming up from time to time. If you have a busy schedule, but you’re keen to stay on-trend, here are some handy hints to help you add some va-va-voom to any outfit.
Hair and makeup
If you haven’t got time to buy new outfits, you can add instant glamour with a new hairstyle and some gorgeous makeup. The beauty of focusing on hair and makeup is that you can make the same outfit look completely different. You can swap laid-back waves and natural makeup one day for a slick up-do and a statement lip the next. If you’re not a seasoned pro, don’t worry. Thanks to the Internet, we can all hone our skills. Follow some step by step guides or video tutorials to produce perfect feline flicks or contouring worthy of an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Accessories are a fantastic way of transforming an outfit or taking something relatively plain to the next level. Sometimes, adding a necklace, for example, can change the aesthetic of a top or dress completely. In other cases, you can use bags, hats, scarves, and shoes to lift an everyday look. You can use accessories to try out new trends and get the most out of your capsule wardrobe. If you have staples you love, you can use them as a base for several different looks. Think about a pair of slim-fit black jeans and a plain white blouse for example. If you’re going out with the girls for cocktails, you can add a tailored boucle jacket, a chic clutch, and some stilettos. If you’re just popping out for a casual lunch with the kids, you can swap heels for pumps, a clutch for a satchel, and a jacket for an oversized denim shirt.
If you’re on the lookout for styling tips or new affordable accessories, make use of the Internet. You can get ideas from fashion sites and blogs, and source new items from high street stores and independent online boutiques. You can search for everything from designer tote bags and statement collars to handmade pearl jewellery and animal print heels. If you have ideas in mind or you’re trying to track down a specific item, you can tailor your search accordingly.
Is your look missing that all-important colour injection or are you looking for a simple, cheap way to make your outfit look more polished? If so, painting your nails could be an ideal solution. It takes minutes, but it can make all the difference. Go for a bold shade like a deep red or black if you’re wearing monochrome or something lighter and flirtier like pink or powder blue for a fun daytime outfit.
If you’re a fan of fashion, and you’re on the lookout for simple ways to elevate your look to the next level and add a touch of glam, look no further. You don’t always need new items to look and feel amazing. Often, making simple changes makes all the difference. Switch up your hair and makeup looks, try out some different accessories, and experiment with nail shades.