We have all seen women who look well put-together. It gives the immediate impression that they are doing something right. Here are some tips I put together (sic) that will not cost much but will have you turning heads and demanding respect.
They seem to go together. If you appear richer you seem smarter. If you appear smarter you seem richer. Follow these tips:
Where blazer style jackets: They make you look smart no matter what you have underneath. Keep several in conservative colors: black, brown, blue. Buy these for little money at second hand shops. Find jackets that have pockets. It is not smart-looking digging through a deep bag for keys or a pen.
Keep fresh haircuts: Maintaining a haircut is vital to looking classy and attractive. If the cost of getting a cut every four to six weeks is harrowing to your budget, then wear a simple style. Hairdressers may charge less for a sharpening trim then an elaborate style. Invest in a shine treatment if you can afford it. It makes hair look instantly more professional.
Never wear faded jeans: Faded jeans are for teenagers. It is smart to dress age appropriately. Remember that lighter colors make you look heavier too. If you cannot part with your favorite jeans, dye them. It is best to take frequent trips to the second hand store for “new” jeans. You can get high quality brands for next to nothing.
Neat nails in demure tones: If you feel you deserve a splurge, getting your nails done by a professional is wonderful. Otherwise, in order to have it together, you must manicure your nails regularly. A short, straight across [filing] followed by polish in a light tone is functional and simple to achieve.
No “cutsey” key chains or purse danglers: Teddy bear key chains and decorative danglers from a purse are not smart looking. Do not do this. Functional is best.
Only wear basic makeup: Too much makeup can make a woman look older or cheap. Look smart and confident with a lightweight covering of foundation, mascara, and a shade of lipstick to match the hour of the day. Wear lighter colors in the daytime. Women still look smart with darker colors if it is evening. This is one of those times you can really feel rich because investing in a quality lipstick will make life happier every day.
Keep your face lifted: I am not suggesting Botox or surgical face lifts. I mean keep your face from drooping by practicing your smile. It does not have to be a big ridiculous smile, but enough of a smile to raise your eyes. This makes a world of difference in your appearance and the effort will keep you in a happier state of mind.
Do not let your roots show: Gray can be good but only if it is all the way. This is one area of grooming where men have one up on us women. Men look distinguished when going gray. This is not so for women. If you desire to let your hair turn gray-good for you, but please make the process smart and richer looking by using temporary hair color in the interim or practice wearing stylish hats.