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Upgrading Your Look

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How we present ourselves to other people matters. There’s nothing shallow about that, either. When we make an effort to look our best, it signals to those around us that we care enough about them to work on our appearance. Not only that, but looking how we want to can boost our confidence and make us happier, more productive, and better-suited to our roles and responsibilities. That’s why, every once in a while, it’s time for us to upgrade our look.

What does that mean? Well, it just means revising our beauty habits and our wardrobe to see what could use an update. While certain fashion and grooming classics never go out of style, you’ll also find lots of little things that we’re tired of. We may find that certain clothes just don’t flatter us anymore (maybe they never did) and that it’s time for a new hairstyle. With that in mind, let’s take a look at your look.

The best hairstyle for you

If you haven’t updated your hairstyle in a while, now might be the time to take a look at it. Fashions change, and so do we. In fact, as we age, the very shape of our faces may begin to change. That’s natural, but it can really mess things up for your hairstyle.

That’s because your hairstyle will look different depending on the shape of your head. Some hairstyles look great on people with round faces; others look ridiculous. The same goes for all different kinds of face shapes, explain the experts at Le Reve Salon de Paris, and it’s important to consider that as you weigh your hairstyle options. Chat with the stylists at your local salon before you settle on a choice — that’s why they’re there.

New clothes, new you

Fleeting fashion can be the bane of clothing budgets, but we’re going to embrace change right now. As you update your wardrobe, don’t think so much about the style specifics that each of your old pieces indulged in — instead, think of the feelings they gave you or the classic aspects of them, like a tailored fit or a certain shade of green. As you grab some new gear, you’ll likely find that you can replicate those same feelings and impressions with newer clothes. The idea is to suit this moment in fashion, sure, but these clothes also need to suit you.

And while you’re making some upgrades, remember that fashion is fickle. Don’t go too crazy with the latest hip trends unless you want to replace these clothes again next year. Focusing on classic staples can help you build a core wardrobe that never goes out of style.

Accessorize, accessorize

Buying lots of new clothes can be expensive, and it’s often not necessary. If you’ve built your wardrobe on classic styles and fits that will never look out of touch, then you won’t have too much work to do in your closet (but if you do, check out the section above). Finding that all your old favorites still look great can actually be a bit disappointing, though — weren’t you about to transform your look?

Here’s a great way to make some small changes without losing altering your style: Change your accessories. This can mean going out and buying new ones (hey, maybe you can afford nicer stuff now than you could earlier in life), but it can also mean changing when and how you wear and pair your accessories. If you never wear certain bracelets and necklaces together or with certain outfits, why not try it now?

Now is also a great time to patch up any holes in your accessories roster. Still wearing drugstore sunglasses? Grab some Ray-Ban prescription sunglasses — you’re old enough not to lose a decent pair. Low on high-end bracelets? Get one special piece for special occasions. This is the new you.

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