By Michele Meyer
Is it time for a make over? No one likes to feel stuck in a rut. But if you’re still rooted to the same old clothing, hair and makeup styles you’ve worn for years, you could be robbing yourself of the opportunity to look your best. “Change is uncomfortable for most people,” says Sam Saboura, stylist and host of TLC’s Something Borrowed, Something New. “We become set in routines. But once you change, you think, ‘Wow, I never thought I could look this pretty!’ You look younger and boost your spirit — and confidence.” So shake loose and check out these tips from top pros:
Weed out your closet once to twice yearly. “You may discover pieces you love but forgot,” Saboura says. “And once you free up space, you can buy guilt-free.”
Get opinions. Find out what your family thinks of your current look. “Men and kids are honest; even if they don’t know trends, they know something’s off,” says Saboura. And when you shop, bring a stylish friend along to make suggestions, “You may be pleasantly surprised!”
Just do it. Waiting to shop until you shed those last five pounds does nothing for your look or your self-esteem. “Buy pretty clothes in your correct size and look your best — today,” says Stella Kae, Cloutier Remix celebrity makeup stylist for Alyssa Milano and Toni Braxton.