10 Style Tips I’d give my younger self

 

style tips I'd give my younger self

November 11 is the day that the armistice between the Allies and Germany went into effect in 1918. It’s also the day that Demi Moore and Leonardo Di Caprio were born. Oh and me!! So that you know that today is a special day!

I haven’t done a birthday post for like 2 years so I thought I make up with a fun post (the idea came from this prompt) and share with you the style and beauty tips that  I’d give my younger (teen) self!

1) Less is More. That’s the best style lesson ever. Keep that in mind. Especially when eye shadow is involved (thank God for the nude eyeshadow trend).

2) Shop alone. Yes I know shopping trips with friends are fun, but trust me it’s better when shopping alone. You can judge better what suits you and what you need.

3) Walking down the stairs with high heels? Hold the damn handrail. If you don’t, chances are you’ll definitely fall flat on your face. At least you’ll learn what to do when someone faints…

4) (Hair) Bangs are not for everyone. Unless your name is Alexa Chung, or Karlie Kloss.

5) Shaping your eyebrows definitely has an impact.

6) Layered hairstyle is the best! Especially for wavy hair like mine.

7) Red hair: never again! After each touch up it won’t be as nice as the first time and you’ll end up with carrot hair in the summer!

8) Capri pants should only be worn with high heels. Midi skirts too. (At least for people at my height – 160cm for the record)

9) Avoid smokey eye unless you want to look like a panda. In the future (now) smokey eye would refer to a totally different and manageable style though!

10) Vintage clothes are a must! But I guess back in the late 90s anything associated with the 8os was a no go!

I’m curious! What style tips (*cough, cough* crafted from personal experience) would you give your younger self!

24 Comments

  1. wendybarronwrites November 11, 2014

    Forget “black is slimming”. It’s about cut and fit, not colour.
    Speaking of ‘fit’ – unstructured doesn’t work on your body. Go for the tailored shaping every time.
    Never buy tapered-leg trousers; with your hips, they make you look like an ice cream cone.
    Wear mascara, even though you hate it.

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    • Anna November 11, 2014

      definitely agree on wearing mascara…it’s the one piece of make up I always reach out for!

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      • wendybarronwrites November 11, 2014

        Me too. Even though I hate pretty much everything about mascara, except how it makes my eyes look.

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        • Anna November 11, 2014

          on the contrary I love it! Now blush is the one thing I keep reminding myself to wear (esp. in winter) so that I don’t look like a ghost!

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  4. Anastasia November 13, 2014

    I couldn’t agree more with this list. I would tell my younger self to care less about trends and more about what looks great on you and that pencil skirts aren’t just for old ladies.

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    • Anna November 18, 2014

      Indeed pencil skirts are fabulous! To bad they don’t look good on me!!

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  7. Konstantina November 15, 2014

    1) Wear mascara always!!!!
    2) The most basic thing in the closet…. White Ts !!!!

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    • Anna November 18, 2014

      you can never have enough white Ts!!!

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  8. Sheela Goh November 15, 2014

    I’m with you on 1, 4 and 5. I thought I could pull off ménages à trois of metallic eyeshadows at the age of 13. And bangs (now that I could never ever pull off, despite being Asian and Chinese). It was as though I had a coconut husk perched atop my head. Not a good look. But 5 trumps everything. I was SO bent on shaping my brows that by the time I stepped back to look at the results, I’d plucked everything off. Yes, every single strand. Needless to say going to school during the time they were growing back was very painful. Insert sigh.

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    • Anna November 18, 2014

      I was actually really bad at plucking my brows but thankfully never over-did it! I now have them professionally plucked and of course is far better than I could do myself!

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  15. rochanas November 27, 2014

    Haha, what a cute article! I especially agree with 1, 5 and 6.

    I would tell myself that a good foundation is way more important than eye shadow or lip gloss, do your laundry more often and stop wearing the clothes you don’t really love, and Moroccan oil will do so much to tame your crazy hair.

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    • Anna February 15, 2015

      ah I rarely wear foundation, but I do agree that having a good base is more important than eye shadow!! And I do agree about the “stop wearing clothes you don’t really love”…I try and edit my wardrobe a couple of times per year!

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