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How to Look Good With Minimal Effort

How to Look Good With Minimal Effort

We've all seen images of celebrities that, no matter what seems to be happening, always looks put together. Or maybe it’s even your neighbor who seems always flawless. You can't figure out how they manage to look so great every time. Then, you start to guess how long it must take them to look that put together before stepping out their front door. Maybe they get up every morning at 4 a.m., or maybe they have their very own live-in stylist.

Well, wonder no more! We're sharing a few simple steps of how you can look good with minimal effort from head to toe.

Create a Flawless Skin-Care Routine

Having healthy, clear skin helps you look put together day or night. It's essential to create a beauty regimen you can stick to no matter what. We know you're busy – sometimes you fall asleep with your makeup on unintentionally – but for the most part, be sure to wash your makeup off. It's also important to drink plenty of water and eat a well-balanced diet that includes fruits and vegetables to keep your skin's natural glow. If possible, invest in a quality eye cream and an overnight oil to treat your skin at night.

Create a No-Fuss Hairstyle

Whether you prefer a throw-it-in-a-bun kind of hairstyle, curls with bounce, a short pixie cut, or a straight-bone look, make sure it's something you can manage and recreate daily within a few minutes. When you wear a hairstyle you love, your confidence is sure to go through the roof. If you're in-between hairstyles, consider incorporating headwraps, headbands, and ponytail holders to up your hairdo.

Establish an Everyday Makeup Look

Yes, you can indeed execute an everyday makeup look in 10 to 15 minutes. Stick to your basic go-to makeup essentials. You'll need lipstick or lip gloss, concealer, foundation, eyeliner, and mascara for a finished look. Before you apply your makeup, make sure you use a quality cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. If you're not sure what foundation or concealer shade to choose from, consult your local beauty counter and let them assist you with getting a look that enhances your features.

Pay Attention to Your Nails

When you take care of your nails, it shows you care about the details. Keep in mind it doesn't matter if you prefer polished nails, gel nails, or au-natural; the important factor is that your nails are clean and shaped. Keep your nails looking amazing with just a few drops of cuticle oil, and don't forget a moisturizing cream for your hands.

Create a Personal Style Uniform

Schools with dress codes may have been onto something with school uniforms. Parents and students never have to go through the stress of figuring out what their child will wear Monday through Friday. You can use that same principle with your wardrobe. While you don’t need to wear the same clothes every day, there should be some signature pieces you can depend on to complete the look you're going after.

For example, your style uniform for work might be a selection of women's blouses and women's chino pants for the office or a virtual meeting. However, if you decide to go for a more casual look, you can opt for a selection of women's T-shirts, skinny jeans, and a comfortable pair of shoes.

Whatever you decide, your fashionable outfit will deliver style without a lot of effort and can adapt to a range of seasons and dress codes, if applicable.

Say It With Your Shoes

The right pair of shoes can play up your fashion game by 1000%. Having an arsenal of great shoe options doesn't mean you need hundreds of pairs of shoes. In fact, if you cover the bare basics, such as a neutral sneaker, a classic black bootie, professional loafers, sandals (open or closed-toe), knee-high boots, and a swanky neutral heel, you'll be on the right track. Try adding a few pops of color to your shoe collection and see how it adds personality to your outfits.

Splurge a Little to Find Your Signature Piece

You don't have to spend big bucks on your signature piece; it all boils down to how the accessory makes you feel. For example, a vintage brooch placed neatly on a custom-fitted blazer with a fun cashmere turtleneck for a presentation may give you that extra boost of confidence to knock it out of the park.

Who says you can only wear your "good perfume" when you're out on the town? Maybe you feel like relaxing in your favorite loungewear with a good book and a hint of your fave perfume on both wrists. Go ahead and grab yourself a cup of tea and enjoy all the feels.

As you can see, it doesn't take a whole lot for you to look polished. It doesn't matter whether you're conducting a business meeting or heading to the dry cleaners; you'll always feel and look presentable. So, however you decide to dress, when you add elements that make you unique, you are sure to stand out with confidence.

 
 

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