For every list of fashion/beauty don’ts, there is at least one cutting edge fashionista who will then take that list and turn it into her own fashion/beauty TO DO list. These are the ladies (and gents) that refuse to toe the line and become the trendsetters. Even when they fail they win. Why? Because we’re watching. We’re interested to see what they will do next. They don’t fear presenting a public look that fails. They are unaffected, brave trailblazers.
Do you look at your wardrobe/accessories/makeup and think you need something new to add spice and pizzazz? Try breaking the rules you’ve been following in your head instead of hitting the nearest shopping mall. Break up those jewelry sets. Mix and match casual with dressy. Flip your part. Wear unexpected colors together. Paint your lips a trendy color. Layer, layer, layer: tops, socks, bracelets, necklaces, watches, eye shadows, fragrances, mascara, scarves and on and on.
Still stuck? Invite over a trusted/respected/idolized friend or family member and ask them to put together a few looks for you using the wardrobe, accessories and beauty products you already have on hand. Allow yourself to see your collection through fresh eyes.
Don’t stop pushing your own boundaries. Step outside your comfort zone. Try something new for you once per month. Or per week. Stop believing that fashion and beauty is only acceptable if. There is no if. Go make waves. Get people talking. Shock people.
Fashion is meant to be fun. A creative expression of our personalities. Give yourself permission to break rules and explode expectations. It’s time.