These days, with so many of us working from home, it’s easy to get stuck in a style rut. While working from your couch in your lounge, wear is appealing in the beginning, but after a while, it can cause some issues in your physical and emotional wellbeing. While it’s important to know tips for staying fit at home, it’s just as important to keep up with the rest of your appearance too. After all, when you greet the day by getting dressed, sticking with your grooming routine, and even adding a little makeup if that’s your thing, your mood is boosted, and you’ll be motivated to stay productive all day. If you’re looking for some inspiration and tips for a more polished appearance, keep reading and get inspired whether you’re working from home or not.
Wear What Works
Did you know that most people own eighty percent of the clothing in their closets? Unless you’re already rocking a capsule wardrobe or living as a minimalist, you likely have a dresser and closet full of items that don’t fit you well, don’t feel good on, or boost your self-esteem. Banish decision fatigue regarding what you wear each day by eliminating the items in your wardrobe that don’t suit you 100%. Whether that’s due to fit, fabric, or color, the items you don’t use need to go. When you’re left only with the clothes you love, it’s easy to feel polished.
Proper Grooming Habits Matter
From keeping up with our fingernails and toenails to proper dental hygiene, you need to master the basics of proper grooming. If you don’t enjoy doing your manis and pedis at home, make biweekly appointments to keep your hands and feet looking and feeling beautiful. Regular appointments with your dentist and hairstylist are also a must. With the foundation laid by professionals, it’s easy to keep up with daily grooming habits.
Enhance Your Natural Features
While the natural makeup trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, that doesn’t mean you have to forego enhancing your natural beauty. Everyone is beautiful, so work with what you have. From a swipe of mascara or bold lip color, the little details upgrade and polish your appearance. Don’t forget the importance of scent, either. On top of the regular deodorant you wear daily, enhance your appeal with your favorite body mist, perfume, or cologne. Be sure to check the dates on all your makeup and products. If you ever wondered, “does perfume expire?” The answer is Yes! The average shelf life of perfume to stay smelling its best is three to five years. Mascaras and other beauty products need to be replaced much more frequently.
Coco Chanel famously said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.” You can’t argue with one of fashion’s biggest and most timeless icons, can you? We’re all known for our signature touches, but you don’t want to overdo it. Add a signature piece of statement jewelry when looking polished, especially in a pinch. Choose one high-impact piece and let it do the talking, from your grandmother’s pearls to a gold statement cuff or even an antique brooch. When it comes to signature style, you want to be known for your taste without trying too hard. Statement pieces show intention for the day, much like a beautiful perfume. Another piece of wisdom from Ms. Chanel – “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” While the future part is debatable, the intention is clear; being polished and put together makes a big impact.
Lastly, being pulled together to look and feel your best’s most important factor is your attitude. Start each day to have a good day. Sure, there are seasons in life like grief or stress that will hinder you from doing this, but apart from those seasons, be mindful of your mindset. Nothing is more attractive and magnetic than optimism and confidence; they are the ultimate fashion accessory.
By ensuring you incorporate the above-mentioned ways to stay polished, you’ll be setting yourself up for a healthier, happier, and more productive life. Even if you’re no longer heading to the office or happy hour after work with co-workers, it’s still important to look and feel your best. Here’s to you!