How to Look Different: 15 Ways to Change Your Look

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New year, new you! If you’re feeling like you need to refresh your look, there are tons of surprisingly easy ways to change up your appearance. From purging your closet to make room for new items, to changing up your hairstyle, brightening your smile and so much more, you’re going to feel as good as new. Ready to dive in? Here’s how to look different in 15 fun and exciting ways.

How to Look Different

1. Get a Haircut
A new haircut can completely transform your face, putting emphasis on different areas of your facial features. With a new haircut, you can bring as little or as much change to your look as you want. If you have really long hair, a chop above your shoulders will make you look like a brand new person, and if you don’t want to change up the length too much, adding fresh layers can be just as revitalizing.

2. Switch Up Your Glasses
If you wear glasses, one of the best ways to change your look is investing in a few new pairs to cycle through. Consider colour, thickness, shape and material and get a range of styles that suit your face. This way, you can match your glasses to your outfit and change up your look on the daily!

3. Energize Your Eyes
Have you been feeling like your eyes are looking tired and lack lustre? Energize them to give yourself a rejuvenated look. Use a hydrating eye cream to diminish dark circles and wrinkles and leave your skin looking and feeling smooth. Top it off with an under eye concealer that’s one shade lighter than your skin tone to brighten up your peepers.

4. Change Your Hair Colour
Feeling bored of your hair colour? Changing it up is the perfect way to transform your look. Talk to your hair stylist about colour, as they’ll be able to give you advice on which shade will be best for your complexion. If you’re not up for a full colour transformation, consider lowlights or highlights for a feel-good refresh!

5. Brighten Your Smile
Has coffee and red wine made your smile a little less white than you’d like? Brighten up your teeth to give your face a glistening new look. There are a number of options for teeth whitening, from whitening strips to charcoal powder to professional teeth whitening treatments.

6. Experiment with Different Eyeliner Styles
Different eyeliner styles will give you a new look each day, even when you’re using the same products. Switch from a bold liner to a cat eye, from a natural liner look to a retro, vintage wing. If you’re feeling fancy, add some glitter or change up your eyeshadow colour to something fun and bright like an electric blue.

7. Purge Your Closet
It can be hard for people to part with their clothes, especially if they hold sentimental value. But if you haven’t worn something in a few seasons (or even years), it’s time to donate or get rid of it. Get rid of any excess, “trendy” pieces you know you won’t wear again, and that should leave you with classic items that you’ll wear for years to come. Start filling your closet with good quality pieces and create the capsule wardrobe of your dreams.

8. Try the Dewy Skin Look
Dewy skin makes you look young and refreshed! Add a glowy dimension to your skin with a liquid illuminator. Use it underneath your eyes, down your nose and across your cheekbones for the ultimate dewy look. Just make sure to blend in the highlighter so it doesn’t look streaky.

9. Invest in Gold, Dainty Jewelry
The gold, dainty jewelry look is in and it’s a great way to elevate your everyday look. Think: stacked dainty rings, layered gold necklaces and dainty chain link bracelets. Solid gold is an investment, but will last forever, or you can opt for gold vermeil, which is a more affordable option.

10. Try New Hairstyles
Are you someone who always wears your hair down? Or styles it in one specific way? Switch it up and try out new hairstyles for a refreshed look. Curl it, straighten it, braid it or put it in an updo. Whatever you typically do, do the opposite to change up your look.

11. Put in Extensions
If you have a short cut, hair extensions are a great way to change up your look. Adding in hair extensions will allow you to play around with lots of different hairstyles you may not be able to with short hair. From over the shoulder waves to dutch braids and updos, the sky’s the limit with hair extensions!

12. Elevate with Earrings
Earrings are a simple yet effective way to elevate and change up your look. You can opt for bold statement earrings that are colourful and fun, or go more subtle with cool gold hoops or pearl drop earrings. Either way, earrings are the perfect way to frame your face.

13. Switch Up Your Lip Colour
Are you a die hard fan of your favourite lip colour? That’s all well and good, but there’s no harm changing it up once in a while. If your go-to is a bright red lip, embrace a nude lip shade or tinted lip gloss for a no-makeup makeup look. On the flip side, if you typically don the minimal lip, try a bold pop of colour to change things up.

14. Eyebrows
It’s amazing how much your eyebrows can change your face. They frame your face in a way that can soften and balance your look, and they can add length and definition to your face. Bold thicker brows are in right now, giving you the look of youthfulness. If you have thin or sparse brows, fill them in with an eyebrow pomade for a more full look.

15. Give Yourself a Glow
While fake tanner has previously gotten a bad rap, there are a number of great self tanning products today you can use to give yourself a gorgeous glow. These self tanning drops are so easy to use. All you have to do is mix them into your moisturizer for a natural, sun kissed glow.

Ready to change up your look in a big way? Try some of these ideas to refresh and transform your appearance!

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Kate
Kate is a freelance writer with a background in fashion, beauty and wellness. When she’s not trying out new recipes, taking a hot yoga class, or curled up with a good book, you can find her blogging about lifestyle tips and entrepreneurialism at Layered Indulgence.

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