I have an unlimited makeup budget, multiple hairstyles, and love to take a ton of photos. I also love in general to wear things that other women my age tend to avoid, like high heels, leather skirts, and tight jeans. Because of this, my style is a far cry from other women my age, and I have to weigh my looks against my friends’ experiences, likes, and preferences. In other words, how do I dress for my age, and try to figure out if I like my looks or not?
First thing to consider: you seem to have a different set of morals than a lot of women my age. With that said, I’d also be curious to know what it is about your age that makes you think such extremes are necessary for your makeup bag, wig, and haircut selections. Maybe those three items are helping to give you that power, but the game is always that overall age-related dominance.
I know it’s natural to want to feel comfortable in your clothing, but moderation is something we all can get behind. (I always suggest women and men try and dress the way we want to be dressed once a week or 2—not 365 days a year). Also, take into consideration your body type; you can’t have great makeup or a good haircut without perfect nails or a shape-fitting body.
Whether or not you like what you like—or even how you like it—it’s all about feeling good in your own skin. If you can get comfortable with your own outgrowth, what else is there to complain about?
If you want to take it a step further, you can also take the reigns on your hair, makeup, and wardrobe by starting a business—i.e. an Instagram account, fashion blog, or online shop. You can take full control of how you present yourself online—you’ll be giving your own you your own personal brand. I’ve seen plenty of aspiring models do this, and the flipside of that, after you’ve done the work you need to do, is to realize that it is up to you how you view yourself.
So step away from your cart! It’s time to prioritize your wellbeing and unique character over your fashion sense.
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