Are you stuck in a style rut and looking to spice up your overall look in the new year? Well, you’re not alone. The start of a new decade definitely calls for a fresh start when it comes to fashion and beauty -- from your hair to your wardrobe, the time has come to switch things up. If you’re sick of picking the same outfit or accessories over and over again, this is the article for you. Today, we have a look at 6 tips for switching up your style for 2021, so grab a cuppa and read on to find out more!
1. Invest In A Statement Piece
Statement pieces are a timeless addition to any dull and boring wardrobe. In a nutshell, a statement piece is an item of clothing or accessory that truly stands out and draws attention almost instantly. Whether it’s purchasing a stylish new designer bag from Luxe.It.Fwd or hitting up your local vintage store for the coolest in faux fur fashion, a statement piece is truly one of the best ways to inject some new style and pizzazz into any outfit that needs a little touch of inspiration and creativity.
2. Get Creative With Makeup
Do you have powder compacts and blush that are way past their expiry date? Do you stick to the same makeup routine day in and day out? If you answered ‘yes’ to both questions, 2021 may just require a whole makeup overhaul. If you’re someone who doesn’t dabble with makeup too often, now may just be the time to start including a variety of bright and bold cosmetics into your daily beauty routine. Why not try something different by using a bright and bold lip, or get creative with eyeliner and perfect the ultimate winged eyeliner look? Some other beauty trends that are going to follow us into 2021 include fox eye makeup, coloured mascara, sky-high lashes and the classic glossy lip that can never go wrong.
3. Hit The Hairdressers
Have you been neglecting your hair and not giving it the proper TLC that it deserves? Perhaps your last haircut was three years ago. Whatever the case, 2021 is the perfect time to hit the hairdressers for an instant makeover that will really freshen up your look for the new year. Some hair trends for 2021 include the classic pixie cut, side-swept bangs and a textured bob. For those who aren’t afraid of experimenting with colour, twilighting is predicted to be the top colour trend of 2021. In case you haven’t even heard of the term, twilighting is a trend that refers to combining babylights and ombré highlights to give your mane a subtle yet exciting touch of flair.
4. Elevated Loungewear
Let’s be real -- most of us will still be spending a ton of time indoors come 2021. This comes as no surprise considering current events that have seen most of the world staying indoors in 2020. However, just because you’re at home doesn’t mean that you’re condemned to sweatpants and old t-shirts. Elevating our loungewear just a little is the least we can do to regain some semblance of normalcy, right? Say goodbye to your sweatpants in 2021 and hello to chic joggers, fun playsuits and gorgeous sweatshirts that you can proudly walk out of the house in!
5. Accessorise, Accessorise, Accessorise!
One of the best ways to inject some fresh style into any of your existing outfits is to accessorise like there’s no tomorrow. With the right combination of tasteful pieces, a brand new necklace or a chunky bracelet, you can easily make that old outfit new again. If you’re really looking to switch things up, opt for bold accessories that really make a statement. Whether you’re going for an edgy punk rock look or a more boho-chic vibe, you can always find the perfect accessory that really channels your style without having to break the bank.
6. Shop Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Last but most importantly, it is so important that you shop out of your comfort zone if you’re looking to give yourself a total style makeover. Style is so much more than the way you look in clothes -- it’s about how you feel in them too. The only way to find what makes you look and feel the best is to explore the vast world of fashion. If you’re someone who is stuck in your comfort zone of “jeans, t-shirt and trainers”, we highly recommend treating yourself to a new look. Challenge yourself -- always wanted to strut down the street in a little black dress but never found the confidence to actually do it? Well, now is the perfect time to let go of those inhibitions and allow yourself to step out of the box. The fashion world is your oyster.
And there you have it, 6 simple and easy tips for switching up your style in 2021. We hope that this article has inspired you to step out of your comfort zone and treat yourself to an amazing, fresh and confident new look to enter the new decade with.