It can sometimes be good to do something that goes against the grain and is a little bit outlandish. You want to make a big statement, ensure that people turn around and take notice of you. It’s not done to get attention, but more to make you feel a bit better about how you look and feel. Perhaps you feel like your personal style has been stagnant lately, and you want to make a big change.
If that’s the case, here are a few ideas for changes that will make a dramatic statement!
Most people will style their eyebrows the same way every single day. So much so that they become an iconic part of your daily look. The eyebrows are one of the focal points of the face, demanding a lot of attention. As such, this is an area of your face where a change will be noticed right away.
If you feel like making a statement, consider changing the way you style your eyebrows. Ironically, you don’t have to change much to make a big difference. If you usually have them sharp and slender, consider thickening them out like Cara Delevigne. There are so many different ways of wearing your eyebrows that there’s bound to be a style that a) you enjoy the look of, and b) will be different enough for people to notice right away.
A Different Style of Makeup
Another option around your face is to style your makeup differently from normal. If you are used to quite subtle faces of makeup, perhaps it’s time to make a bold statement? Go for some really colorful eyeshadow or attempt an extravagant winged eyeliner.
Think about all the little things as well – like the way you style your contour and highlighter. Changing the shade of your highlighter and maybe adding some to other areas of your face can make a huge difference. Adding in new elements to your makeup can also change the way you look, further enhancing the dramatic effect.
You could even go one step further and try some really outrageous makeup art. This refers to fancy patterns that a lot of people do with their eye makeup – it certainly makes a statement. Effectively, you want to alter your makeup so it still looks good and suits you, but everyone you know will do a double-take when they see you. You want them to doubt that this is you, then be pleasantly shocked when they realize it is.
A Change of Hairstyle
Arguably the biggest thing you can do to make a statement is to change your hairstyle. This is because there are simply so many different things you can do in this situation. Let’s start with one approach: dyeing your hair!
You can dye your hair all the colors under the sun, depending on what look you’re going for. In fact, speaking of which, there are genuinely loads of multi-colored hair ideas out there, so you actually can dye your hair the colors of the rainbow if you wanted! Ideas like this are super good for creating a style statement, especially if you choose bright and vibrant colors that aren’t ‘natural’ hair colors. We’re talking blues, greens, pinks, purples, and so on. Then, you could dye your hair a different natural hair color, such as going from blonde to brunette – and vice versa. A new color will make you look like a new person, and it will certainly turn heads.
Additionally, you’ve got the idea of highlighting your hair and adding different flecks of color to it. Again, this is a completely different style from what you’re used to, so it can have a huge impact!
Of course, you can also approach your new hairstyle from the perspective of the way it is cut and styled. You can keep the color the exact same, but a new style will drastically alter the way you look. Have you ever gone from wearing no fringe to cutting one in? The difference in how you look and feel is staggering! What’s more, people will instantly be stunned by the change, complimenting you on the new look. So, think about going through all the different hairstyles out there and seeing which one might suit you better than others. Think about doing something brave – like cutting your hair to shoulder length!
Put on Some Glasses or Switch to Contact Lenses
Do you normally wear glasses? If not, this can be a great opportunity to change your style and make a big statement. If you do need glasses, but you’ve been wearing contact lenses, maybe you should consider trading the lenses in for a real pair of specs. You never usually wear them but find a pair of glasses that suit your face and it can transform how you look. It sounds very stereotypical, but glasses make you seem more intelligent and classy. They can bring a whole new dimension to your look, encouraging you to wear different outfits that go well with glasses. Even if you don’t need prescription lenses, get some glasses that don’t have a prescription and wear them as an accessory.
Conversely, if you do wear glasses all the time, think about taking them off and going for contacts instead. This is such a huge difference as your glasses are part of who you are. People will be stunned to see you without them – but in a good way. It can also help you feel a bit less self-conscious because you might have previously been a bit anxious about how you looked with glasses on.
Sometimes, it’s good to make a big change that will alter the way people look at you. You want to make a statement, get heads turning, and put a smile on your own face. The ideas above demonstrate just how easy it is to completely alter your style without making any significantly dramatic changes. Everything on this list is easy for you to achieve and correct – it’s not like you’re getting cosmetic surgery or anything like that!