Five ways to refresh your look this summer without breaking the bank
We’re already halfway through August, and it’s inevitable that our wardrobe is getting a little tired and our wallets a little lighter. Given that we are in the midst of the most social-media summer to date, we’ve got to look good for our Instagram. But do not fear, for we have some great tips to refresh your style without spending a fortune.
Recycle your old clothes into new looks
You might think you have nothing to wear this summer, but if you are truly honest with yourself you are probably only wearing about ten per cent of your wardrobe. So get out the dress you were mad about in Tenerife five years ago and try it with a new jacket. Snaz up that bland old blouse with colourful accessories. Layer up your vintage shirts. Mix and match new combinations and bring your old favourites back into fashion.
Be bold with your lipstick
It can be so very easy to wipe the lipstick off the second after you put it on, worrying that the shade doesn’t suit you or that it’s too in-your-face. Though it’s true that we have to take our natural colouring into account, more often than not it’s confidence that defines whether you can really pull it off. And the best part is, you can revolutionise your whole makeup palette with just one essential item. So be brave. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Get the white smile you’ve always wanted
You might think teeth-whitening is for the celebs, but there’s no reason why it has to be unaffordable. Why not try looking up the best deals in London with sites such as Groupon, where you can find all sorts of treatments with huge discounts. It’s amazing how this one simple step can transform your face and restore your natural beauty. And when your smile looks great, there’s all the more reason to be happy.
Be inventive with your nails
Summer is all about that polished look. Out come the sandals and out come the matching toes. If you’re looking to stand out, jazz up your fingernails by painting your ring finger with a different shade. Or if you are feeling even more adventurous, try out new techniques using Youtube tutorials. Find out how to do a manicure or a marbled effect without even visiting the nail salon. Soon, all your friends will be asking for advice!
Glam it up with glitter
You don’t have to be at a festival this summer to get the festival look. Find something to catch the sun. Try a subtle splash of sparkle to lift up your look, and then try applying it in different places: eyelids, cheekbones and forehead. The two things to remember are first, don’t overdo it – you don’t want to look like a Christmas card – and secondly, it’s important to buy eco-friendly, biodegradable glitter or it can be harmful to the environment. Lesson’s over. Now it’s time to wow everyone with your new style – and don’t be shy.
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