But, now that I look back, I can appreciate the advantages of having a signature look and how amazing it would be to create, and master, a flawless everyday look. What I speak of is a go-to look, which you've already perfected, that can be replicated as often as necessary without a lot of guess work. You can choose to make your look as glammed up or as simple as you want. What's most important is that you don't allow your every day look to happen by chance.
Now that I no longer have to wear a uniform, I'm beginning the work of creating my signature look. Actually, I plan on creating a few go-to looks depending on the occasion, starting with a casual look first. I'm starting with casual is because that's where I currently put the least effort. If I'm going out for the evening, I can transform. But, I put way less thought than I should with my daily look. But that's all about to change.
the SIGNATURE FACE //
Iman's BB Creme (with sunscreen) to even my skin tone, moisturizing my lashes and/or wearing mascara, and penciling in my lip. When I wear a little makeup, I'm more likely to put in a little more time doing prep work on my skin (like exfoliating with Dennis Gross's Alpha Beta Peels). Versus the days when I'm bare faced. In the long run, I suspect my skin will benefit from the extra 15 minutes I'll dedicate to it daily.
the SIGNATURE HAIR //
the SIGNATURE OUTFIT // (Brilliant @ the Basics)
Another area to focus on if you're wearing basic essentials are the shoes. These zippered heels from Aldo were a great start. For more casual look, I'll break out my all time favorite sandals, the Dolce Vita DV Archer sandals. As of now I have a total of 3 pair. This spring, I hope to pick up a few more cute sandals to ensure I'm not wearing them to the point they look worn out.
One last thing I plan to perfect in my signature look is maintaining my nails at all times. Sometimes I do really well with this, then things get busy and I'm back to square one. That's why I'm pairing my nail care with my face routine to make sure it all gets done. Next I will pick out a few scents that will become part of my daily rotation and, voila! My every day signature look is complete. No more guess work and I'm ready for anything at all times. Best of all, I can replicate this process to create a few alternative looks to keep things interesting.
Have you nailed your signature look?
Required Reading //
+ Dressing Well
+ Becoming an International Woman of Mystery