Style

Do You! Your personal style should be all you. It’s a way to express yourself. I personally like to wear a dress everyday of my life. I think they are the most comfortable and convenient thing to wear. Dresses are a complete outfit in one. No matter what your style, you can find a dress to suit you. My favorite store is forever21. It’s very affordable and has tons of stuff. Wear clothes that fit you. If you’re a medium, buy a medium. Many girls make the mistake of wearing baggy clothes if they are bigger. Baggy will only make you look larger.

For a daytime look, I opt for the causal jersey dress and some cute sandals. A good pair of sandals can dress up any look, they are a great alternative to the flip flop that makes you look a lot more casual. For nighttime, you can’t go wrong with that little black dress. Even if it’s really simple, dress it up with some accessories. A long necklace and some bangles will do the trick.

If you’re going out to a club, keep it classy ladies. You can still look sexy and classy at the same time. Leave the baby doll dress at home though, guys like to see shape. A tighter dress will always look sexier and emphasize your features. Some girls think they can’t wear tight dresses. Find the one that works the best for you.

When it comes to heels the higher the better! I wear five-inch heels as much as possible. If this sounds crazy, it’s not. It just takes some getting used to, and a platform makes a world of difference. Heels make your legs look skinnier and longer, in addition to making you look taller. I think every girl should own a pair of basic black pumps. They go with everything. It’s also nice to own a pair of bright colored heels, a pair that will pop. You may think these heels don’t go with anything but this is where that black dress comes in. A pair of nude heels make your legs look so good because they add the illusion of longer legs.

That graphic tee screams “freshman,” and should be left at home. It makes you look like you’re ten years old and have no style. Just because it’s a skirt doesn’t make it dressy. A good example is that denim skirt and I hate to say it but if you’re not in high school anymore you shouldn’t be wearing one, and it borders on trashy. T-shirts should be worn when sleeping; they have no shape and make you look sloppy.

Now, we all need the perfect accessory to complete our outfits. This is where the wristlet comes in. It’s the perfect accessory when going out. No one wants to carry a big lumpy bag in the club. Find a wristlet that’s big enough for your phone, camera, cards, keys, and a lip gloss.Do You! Your personal style should be all you. It’s a way to express yourself. I personally like to wear a dress everyday of my life. I think they are the most comfortable and convenient thing to wear. Dresses are a complete outfit in one. No matter what your style, you can find a dress to suit you. My favorite store is forever21. It’s very affordable and has tons of stuff. Wear clothes that fit you. If you’re a medium, buy a medium. Many girls make the mistake of wearing baggy clothes if they are bigger. Baggy will only make you look larger.

For a daytime look, I opt for the causal jersey dress and some cute sandals. A good pair of sandals can dress up any look, they are a great alternative to the flip flop that makes you look a lot more sloppy. For nighttime, you can’t go wrong with that little black dress. Even if it’s really simple, dress it up with some accessories. A long necklace and some bangles will do the trick.

If you’re going out to a club, keep it classy ladies. You can still look sexy and classy at the same time. Leave the baby doll dress at home though, guys like to see shape. A tighter dress will always look sexier and emphasize your features. Some girls think they can’t wear tight dresses. Find the one that works the best for you.

When it comes to heels the higher the better! I wear five-inch heels as much as possible. If this sounds crazy, it’s not. It just takes some getting used to, and a platform makes a world of difference. Heels make your legs look skinnier and longer, in addition to making you look taller. I think every girl should own a pair of basic black pumps. They go with everything. It’s also nice to own a pair of bright colored heels, a pair that will pop. You may think these heels don’t go with anything but this is where that black dress comes in. A pair of nude heels make your legs look so good because they add the illusion of longer legs.

That graphic tee screams “freshman,” and should be left at home. It makes you look like you’re ten years old and have no style. Just because it’s a skirt doesn’t make it dressy. A good example is that denim skirt and I hate to say it but if you’re not in high school anymore you shouldn’t be wearing one, and it borders on trashy. T-shirts should be worn when sleeping; they have no shape and make you look sloppy.

Now, we all need the perfect accessory to complete our outfits. This is where the wristlet comes in. It’s the perfect accessory when going out. No one wants to carry a big lumpy bag in the club. Find a wristlet that’s big enough for your phone, camera, cards, keys, and a lip gloss.

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Hair

Hair Hair Hair. It has a mind of its own, and it’s a part of you, a big part. Treat it well and it will treat you well. One thing I think a lot of girls don’t realize is your hair can get used to a shampoo that you use regularly. Shampoo leaves build-up in your hair and you stop seeing the benefits. So to combat this, every time you go to buy a new shampoo, buy a different brand. The new shampoo will wash out the build-up from the old one, and you will feel like your hair is so soft again.

Get a trim regularly to get rid of split ends and keep hair looking healthy. Not everyone can rock the super long hair look, sometimes hair is too thin and it just looks unhealthy. So figure out your hair type and do what looks best. Your face shape is really important in determining what looks best on you. So Google it. Just because a haircut looks great on your friend, doesn’t mean it’s going to look the same on you. One thing I can’t emphasize enough is find what works best for you.

Try and let your hair air dry then style it. Too much heat can do so much damage to your hair, and this helps minimize damage. As with makeup, youtube can be a great place to learn hair-styling tips and how-to videos.

Beauty

Have you ever gone out without makeup and you just don’t feel well? I completely believe that when you look your best, you feel your best. Makeup is a girl’s best friend when you wake up with that big, unsightly zit in the middle of your forehead. Dab on some concealer, and you’re on your way. I’ve learned a lot about makeup and what works best for me while in college. Here are some things I’ve learned.

Take care of your skin. The better shape your skin is in, the less makeup you will need. But keep in mind that less is more. Don’t over saturate your face with a million products. Get the basics; a good cleanser, toner, and moisturizer is all you should need, and you don’t have to use all three every day.

Foundation. This is one product that you may want to spend more on. My advice is go to a department store and have them help you choose one that matches your skin. My personal favorite is Clinique Superfit Liquid foundation. It blends really well.

Mascara. It makes a world of difference and really changes the way you look. You want to make your eyes pop, and lashes are the biggest way to achieve this effect because they frame your eyes. I like Maybelline’s Colossal Volume Express. It’s affordable and works well. Curl, curl, curl your lashes! It makes a difference.

Eye shadows are a fun way to switch things up. You definitely want to vary your shadows from day to night. I don’t usually wear it during the day at all, but at night I like the Smokey eye look. Go on Youtube and search for tips. You can learn almost anything on there these days.

Lips. Just use a nice gloss that you like. Don’t use chapstick everyday of your life! I have noticed that my friends who use it too much lips are always chapped. This is because chapstick can actually dry out your lips if you use it too much. Your lips will stop producing its own moisture if you use it too much.

Bronzer. It’s a great way to add some color to your skin and give you a healthy glow. Just make sure you don’t get one with shimmer in it. It just makes your face look extra shiny.

Love Yourself

It sounds corny and easy to do, but so many girls don’t do it. It takes time. In high school I remember thinking how I wasn’t good enough, smart enough or pretty enough. I don’t exactly remember the moment when everything changed for me, but you do feel different. Loving yourself makes you so much more confident, and you feel like “yeah I can do this.”

My friend Alexa is a philosophy major, and she was recently telling me how they learned that good self-esteem comes from having a good support system. I think that’s so is important. My group of friends and always talk about how we’re so obsessed with each, other but  really we just support one another. We talk each other up all the time. It helps when someone believes in you. If you have that one toxic friend who is always bringing you down, get rid of them.

Love yourself! I believe that you should be your #1 fan. It may sound a bit narcissistic but, if you don’t believe in yourself, how can you expect someone else to?

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