Hey brownies🤎 here’s me about to share some minimalistic fashion tips because I believe one can actually look pretty without going through the stringency of fixing nails, getting piercings & tattoos, and putting on loads of make up, which seems to be the trend these days. And as a teenager too, I understand that we don’t always have enough money (unless of course you have rich or very generous parents).
This post is mainly for plain Janes, teenagers who’re limited by school, parents or religious beliefs and people who do not have the strength or money for an extravagant lifestyle.
There was a time I got bored and decided to do something different, so I took to taking care of my looks (usually I just wear anything I see; I hate stress) and found out I didn’t have to spend or prepare lavishly to look nice. My pocket money is nothing to write home about (wave if you relate), so I accumulated the little I have, bought hair gel, lip gloss, and a few jewelries and boom here we are.
Whether you’re looking for something simple for an outing or you merely want to look nice aside from a regular day. Here’s how.
1. Dress Neatly
I think this should be the most important for every person. If you can’t go on a date looking like you spent the night in a dumpster, what’s stopping you from dressing neatly casually-at home. One thing to dressing neatly is that it doesn’t matter whether you’re wearing designer clothes or not, it will give you a clean and attractive look.
It does not require money to be neat, clean and dignified.Mahatma Gandhi
So you really have no excuse since it costs nothing. Being neat includes:
• Practicing good hygiene
• Neatly done hair
• Clean/ironed clothes
• Clean shoes
• Clothes that fit you well
2. Moisturize your skin
Okay this is also important. You don’t want to go around looking all white and dry. Especially in a cold/dry weather. Having healthy, hydrated skin is an easy way to appear attractive. It’ll make your skin look radiant. Any body lotion will do, even Vaseline. I use Shea butter which is relatively cheap here.
3. Brush your hair edges
It’s not a must to lay curls especially if you don’t know how to do it but it’s a really nice add on. If you don’t fancy putting gel on your hair just brush the little knots away to give your hair a polished look. Laying curl and swoosh designs is pretty simple, I learnt to do it from YouTube.
4. Apply Lipgloss
Lipgloss rocks! So simple and elegant. But if you’re anything like me who can’t wear it all the time because I’m afraid I’ll swallow half of it. Wear it only when you’re actually going out. It also moisturizes your lips—keeps it from being chapped.
I’m talking minimalist necklaces and earrings and rings, lotsss of rings. You really don’t have to own huge amounts of money before you can get jewelries. Save a little, buy one and wear it forever. When you have a little more, slowly add to your collection.
Accessories add interesting details to clothes. While your outfit might be plain, try adding shades, scarfs, hair pins, bracelets, gloves, etc to spice it up
In all, take care of yourself, love yourself, and spend on yourself if you have the money. And remember fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.
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