Fashion, Hairstyles & Beauty
Low Cost Makeover
How to Give Yourself a Makeover on a Budget
Do you watch all those makeover shows on TV and secretly wish it was you? I sure do. I feel guilty about shopping for stuff even if I
really need it. So thereís no way Iíd spend a fortune revamping my wardrobe and myself. So my girl friends and I came up with a few ideas
for a budget makeover.
Invest In Essentials
First things firstÖyou donít need to buy yourself a new wardrobe every few months to keep up with the times. Fashion is fickle and as
much as weíd love to listen to Cosmo and buy all those fabulous new goodies, we canít always afford it. So, instead invest in a few
time tried and tested wardrobe must-haves that will get you through any fashion season. In my opinion, some of the stuff you should
have in your wardrobe are:
• A black dress
• Well fitted jeans
• A white tee
• A black tee
• Good underwear
• Comfortable shoes
• A set of formal clothes
Use Your Imagination
Next time you look at your wardrobe and say ďI donít have a thing to wearĒ, take a second look and look hard. Surely your wardrobe
isnít all bad and with a little creativity you can spice it up. Instead of always pairing the same tops and bottoms, mix and match a
bit. Itís not a uniform you know so you donít always have to wear that black skirt with the orange top. How about wearing that blue
shirt with the skirt to work today instead? Also, layering is a fantastic idea. Wear the white singlet and the red tank together for
fresh look instead of the same old look.
Also, for the more creatively-inclined, go beyond the normal mix and match and create new looks with your clothes. Brighten up a pair
of jeans with some embroidery. Use sequins, beads, buttons etc to change the look of your outfits.
Put Accessories To Work
Accessories are cheaper to buy and usually stay in style longer than most clothes so use them to their maximum potential. Belts are
cool with everything, dresses, shirts, tanks, jeans so change your look with different belts. And of course, thereís always jewelry
to add some jazz to your looks.
Other useful accessories are hats, scarves, bags and shoes. A plain Jane outfit can magically transform with a beautiful bag and shoes
so keep experimenting!
Basic Make Up
Your clothes might be fantastic but are you using the right makeup. You donít need to pile on the makeup every time you head out
somewhere but a touch of gloss and a dab of blush never hurt anyone. Accentuate your eyes with some mascara and liner and youíre
ready to go. Use make up well and you will enhance your look automatically!
Self Help Is The Best Help
What I mean is, a makeover isnít just about a fancy wardrobe. You could get yourself a new hairstyle that will give you a whole new
look for the new season. Also, start taking care of your skin, may be even spoil yourself a little. Get enough sleep, exercise a
little and take care of yourself. Invest in yourself rather than fashion, and itís definitely a fabulous makeover.