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7 Smart Fashion Tips That Allow You To Look Your Best In Any Occasion

7 Smart Fashion Tips That Allow You To Look Your Best In Any Occasion

Everyone wants to look good on every occasion. The wardrobe is an important factor in making sure that you not only look good, but your personality is able to shine through and help you stand out from the crowd. Dressing according to the occasion is important. People always seek to dress according to their personal style without overstepping the medium of either being underdressed or overdressed. Looking good is important because the way you look is a reflection of how you feel inside.

Here are some tips that can help you in making sure that you are neither overdressed nor underdressed for any occasion.

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1. Pay Attention to the Hair:

The way you style your hair is an important factor in creating a specific look. If you choose the wrong hairstyle, it can easily ruin the whole look. The style that you choose should be according to the occasion. The events such as weddings and fancy parties require a fancy hairstyle. If the event is formal or work related then it is important that you opt for elegant and sophisticated hairstyles. For casual events such as parties with friends or a day at the beach, you can go with messy hair as it suits the occasion. There is also the choice of high ponytails for girls. It is better to tie the hair if you want to achieve a professional look.

2. Always Buy Good Quality Pieces:

When you are buying items such as jeans, bags or blazers then it is important that you invest in good quality products. These items are for all the seasons so make sure that you make the best of these items. Buying good quality will ensure that you look stylish by pairing them with anything. They will also last a long timer. It will also ensure that you always have something good to wear on every occasion.

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3. Always Remember the Weather:

While dressing always make sure that you take the weather into consideration. You will only be comfortable if you dress according to the weather. If you are going out on a rainy day it is important that you do not wear white. White does not go well with a rainy day and choose a material that dries off quickly. The shoes should also be weather appropriate. By choosing weather appropriate clothing you will look good no matter what the weather is.

4. Selecting the Right Accessories:

It is important not to go overboard while selecting the accessories. Some people like to add personalized things such as custom wristbands. They are good for a chic and casual look. Too many accessories can easily ruin the look. Choose the accessories which o well with the dress of the occasion. For formal occasions such as weddings, it is important to opt for less and elegant accessories. The accessories should always compliment the dress.

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5. Classics never go out of Fashion:

It is always a good idea to have classic dresses in the wardrobe because the classics are never out of vogue. They can always come in handy on occasions when are unable to find the right dress. By having a classic you will always have one option that will make you look exceptional on any occasion. It also saves you the trouble of buying a new dress for every occasion because the classics will always work.

6. Applying enough Make-Up:

To look beautiful you do not just pay attention to the wardrobe but also to your face. Make you do not overdo the make-up. Keep the occasion in mind while doing the make-up. For every day you should just opt for a light foundation and a little mascara. You can apply more makeup for parties and special occasions such as weddings. Always remember that too much makeup does not always mean beauty.

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7. Choosing the Perfect Shoes:

Shoes are an important and vital part of the overall look. Make sure that the shoes you choose complement the dress and suit the occasion. Choosing bad shoes is not a good idea because you cannot conceal the shoes with the dress. For every day make sure your shoes are comfortable. Make sure that the shoes are able to compliment the dress and the occasion.

You can look good and stylish every day if you keep the simple tips in mind. You should always make sure that you wear what you feel comfortable in. Choose the wardrobe that makes you comfortable and add your personal touch to it while keeping the tips in mind.

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Last Updated on October 20, 2020

How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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  • (1) Research
  • (2) Deciding the topic
  • (3) Creating the outline
  • (4) Drafting the content
  • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
  • (6) Revision
  • (7) etc.

Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

2. Change Your Environment

Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

6. Get a Buddy

Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

7. Tell Others About Your Goals

This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

Reality check:

I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future. Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

Bonus: Think Like a Rhino

More Tips for Procrastinators to Start Taking Action

Featured photo credit: Malvestida Magazine via unsplash.com

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