Written By: Saeeda Ruffin
The new reality of being on “lock down” has likely set in. In this time of uncertainty, many will fall into a bit of a rut. But that doesn’t have to be you. No, Ma’am. Don’t let troubled times cause you to feel less than special...cause, that ain’t you. Instead of downplaying your awesomeness, why not elevate your look, right in your own home? Ultimately, you should be looking great for yourself anyway. Right?
To break the monotony of the “stay at home” routine, or even your regular daily go-to look, get yourself set up for your next phase of fabulousness. When this homebound thing is done and in the history books, you want to come through it in good health, but why not emerge with a leveled-up look as well? Mission Glow Up should be in full effect. Here are four easy ways to elevate your look and style right now:
There is something inherently diva-ish about sporting the right sunglasses. You may not have any place to go right now, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t look the part! So, put on your cutest or funkiest shades. If you can safely go out on a balcony, porch, or stoop, then, do it... with your shade game 100% on point. But, Sis, if you can’t get out...no worries, have some fun snapping a few shady selfies inside.
Go From Basic To Babe
It’s super easy to just do the “same old same old”, but that won’t make you feel like the Queen you truly are. Instead of just relegating your wardrobe to the same pieces and combinations, shake that thang up! Re-imagine your wardrobe and flip the script -- you may be surprised at what you pull off. Think about how you WANT to look and not just how you “usually” look. It may feel a little different at first but, Girl, you’re going to be that chic, for real!
It’s All Hair
Visiting the salon may not be feasible right now but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your hair. Believe it or not, small changes can make a world of difference in how you look and feel. You can up your hair game tremendously by trying decorative pins, a funky scarf, a sleek headband, or even an eye-catching hat. Want to go for something more dramatic? Then do it. Just remember, your look is all about you!
Putting On The Glitz
Everybody has some really stunning accessories, shoes, or clothes that they save for special occasions. Uh...why? You don’t have to have a gala to glow up. Wear your stuff now! Spice up your outfit with those unforgettable heels or rock that belt that makes your waist look and feel all snatched. Anything that shimmers and shines is fair game. Trust that wearing this fab gear will get you feeling all high sidity...right up in your own house. Oh, and it’s totally alright to walk by a mirror and smile at the Queen staring back at you. Doesn’t she look amazing?
Originally published in the Reflection & Rejuvenation Edition of the May 2020 mini magazine