Let’s face it you want to look amazing but your bank account is a little less amazing. Sure, you could look dewy, do eyed and perfectly groomed if we were all celebrities that have live in chefs and makeup artists. And with that fresh out of college bank account, chances are we aren’t millionaires and we have to work with what we have, no worries- here are a few ways you can look like and feel like a million bucks using what you already have:
Sleep: First and foremost, sleep is probably the most important thing we can do to look our best. Getting a goodnight’s rest will decrease the amount of bags and circles under our eyes. Our attitudes tend to be more outgoing and happy if we have had a full 8 hours of sleep. Happy and perky always looks good on anyone.
Hair: Obviously to start you want to wash your hair. The more polished your hair looks the more expensive you look. Depending on your hair type, do what you need to do to have a soft look. Straight, layers, volume and a slight wave is a look that movie stars go for. For an even more polished look, try your hair in a ponytail.
Makeup: When you go to apply your makeup, think young, dewy and natural. More make up does not mean more money. Keep it fresh and light, make one feature your stand out, if you want to play up your eyes, have a nude lip; if you want your lips bright red, skip the heavy eyeliner. Make sure your eyebrows are not out of control and throw on a fresh coat of nail polish, deeper dark tones or nudes.
Clothes: You don’t have to shop at Nordstrom’s to look like you have expensive duds. The key is to wear something simple on the bottom and something more festive on the top. Popular looks celebrities are wearing now are darker skinny jeans, neutral flats and an embellished top of some sort. The deeper and darker the color of your garment the more expensive they look. Avoid wearing faded and hole-y pants and tops.
Accessories: The more minimal the better. Like makeup, play up one area. If you have big earrings on, limit the necklace, bracelets and rings. Find ‘one piece’ and stick with it. Consider investing in one good, versatile piece for a necklace, bracelet/watch, ring and earrings. Gold is a really popular and easy to wear color.
Carry yourself: Stand up straight and walk with a purpose. Be confident. Smile and be nice. Nothing is more beautiful and screams a million bucks than these things.
The key to looking like a million bucks is to feel like a million bucks. You don’t need money to feel right inside, embrace the person you are and love it. Then when it comes to dressing yourself, rummage through you or your sister’s closet to find pieces that work for you. Keep everything simple and always have one piece or feature that stands out. Have fun with it and don’t forget to smile!