We have all had those weeks where everything falls apart and nothing works out. You received a bad grade on a paper or worse yet, failed a test. You lost your job or broke up with your boyfriend. And maybe all of it happened at once. These are the prime examples in life when we don’t feel or look good and frankly, we don’t want to. Our one goal – hide from the world.
Thus, we tend to neglect some things in our life, and appearance is usually the first to go. Let’s be honest, sweatpants never felt so comfortable and ice cream never tasted so good. But I would encourage you to resist the urge to hibernate for the winter and instead, come out of your shell. If you excuse yourself to dress poorly based on your circumstances, you are just going to make yourself feel worse. So when you are feeling down and out, try something new or out of the ordinary in your fashion and other life choices.
1. Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle
I have personally never been a huge fan of the all out sparkle look. But adding a touch here or there can really brighten your day. Fingernail polish is the perfect way to do this. It’s easy, fun, and extremely “in.” And as ridiculous as this might sound, let your inner “sparkle” come out. What’s in the past is in the past. Just like fingernail polish, find other little things throughout your day to bring a smile to your face.
2. Go Casual
Now when I said before not to neglect your appearance, I did not mean you have to wear a ball gown or cocktail dress everywhere. There is a tasteful way to go casual and look amazing. A great item to pull from the closet on a bad day is the forgiving boyfriend jeans. Take a break from the dark shades and the skinny fit, and trade them in for something a little more comfortable and easy going. The whitewashed, loose style of the boyfriend jean is perfect. You can even add an over-sized sweater for maximum comfort. Just pull the outfit together with a signature accessory, like this fabulous watch and bracelet.
When you are having a bad day, it’s important to look on the bright side and be positive. But you in no way should pretend that everything is rainbows and unicorns. There is nothing wrong with admitting you aren’t OK. Its simply not OK to stay that way. So go casual and be comfortable today!
3. Rays of Sunshine
Most of my friends have seen me, at one time or another, wear my yellow skinnies. In fact, they are probably the most worn and favorite item in my closet. But whether it be skinny jeans or a trench coat, add a pop of yellow to your day. You will look like a little ray of sunshine, perfect for when you are feeling more under the weather.
4. Push the Limits
Fashion is all about pushing the limits. Make a bold statement by wearing all white. It will definitely catch people off guard, but it looks fabulous. White jeans and a white sweater are a great combination to try, and you will have no regrets.
5. Dare to Explore
Red lips. They are daring, but oh so beautiful. Our beloved Taylor Swift is the queen of the red lip, and she delivers it perfectly. It doesn’t matter if she is on the red carpet or running errands, this country sweetheart often adds the little extra color to her many looks. Try it. I promise it will make you feel unstoppable.
Also try something new today. Go out of your way to explore and take a leap of faith. Sometimes it’s hard to do but afterwards, you will be feel like a new person. I mean we are young and free. We only live once, right?
Bad days, weeks, and months happen. It is, unfortunately, a fundamental part of life. But there is no reason to wallow in your sorrow and make you feel worse. You are a beautiful person, so treat yourself like one and take care of your body. Adding a few things or trying something new can be the perfect way to take your mind off whatever is wrong. And looking fabulous is always a plus.