As women in today’s society, there’s a lot of pressure on us. Everything from what we eat to what we wear, who we date, and whether or not we choose to have children seems to be under constant scrutiny.
All you really have to do is look at the magazine stand in any store, and you’re inundated with images of female celebrities being criticized one way or the other.
It really doesn’t have to be that way, though: sometimes we make things more complicated for ourselves than they really need to be.
We’ve put together a short and simple guide, highlighting the things that a woman should have at least one of at her disposal. It’s important to note, though: these are not for the benefit of anyone else, but simply things that will make you feel good and make your life a bit easier.
- A little black dress: pretty much suitable for any occasion, have one of these in your wardrobe and you’re good to go – whether for a spontaneous date with a gorgeous guy you want to impress, a night in town with the girls, or even for a formal work party – every woman should have at least one little black evening dress.
- Some quality makeup: this is one of those areas you shouldn’t skimp on – if you’re putting stuff onto your face, then make sure it’s good quality. If you can get organic cosmetics, even better, but it’s not essential. The thing with makeup is, it’s generally quite easy to tell what’s good and what isn’t simply by looking at it. Once you start using better quality, you’ll notice the difference in how it lasts as well.
- The number of a good hairstylist: when it comes to self-care and treating yourself, there’s nothing like a new haircut to do the trick. Now, that’s not to say you should be paying a trip to your local salon every time you need a blow dry, but having the name and number of someone in your local area, such as Lily Jackson, who understands your style and hair type can make all the difference. It just makes life easier when it comes time to book your appointment – anyone who knows, knows.
- A nice piece of jewelry: this doesn’t mean you have to be draped in diamonds from head to toe, but one simple, timeless piece, or even just a fun, trendy accessory that you can wear for any occasion will always make you feel like a million dollars, especially if the piece has a lot of sentimental value.
Hopefully, this guide has given you some ideas and inspiration for boosting your own confidence and style in a way that suits you. It may have even offered an excuse for a shopping spree once restrictions are lifted. Style is about expression, so it’s important to know that this is about finding your idea of stylish, for you – so try not to care about what other people or society on the whole deems to be stylish or acceptable.