The coronavirus outbreak has taken its toll on everyone. People are confined to the house, restaurants and nightclubs are closed, and our freedom to socialize is restricted. With nothing to dress up for, you would be excused for thinking there’s no point in making an effort. After all, who’s going to see you?
But taking the time to go through your beauty routine is not just about looking nice in public. It’s about how you feel. The way you look has a massive impact on your levels of confidence and self-esteem. In fact, studies have shown that 96% of women believe that what they wear influences how they feel. So if you’re spending the entire lockdown lounging around in pajamas with your hair in a messy bun, you might find your mental health starts to suffer.
Make yourself feel more positive and self-assured by dressing and acting as if there is no lockdown, and life is back to normal. If you’re struggling to feel good about yourself while stuck at home, here are some self-isolation style tips to help you get back on track.
When life was normal, it was so easy to follow a beauty routine. You get up for work at the same time each day, pick your outfit for the day, make yourself look beautiful, then leave the house. There’s no real need to carry on this habit with no work to go to or places to meet people. By following your beauty regime through lockdown, you will feel more human again and enjoy the confidence that comes from looking your best.
You won’t be hitting the dance floor or going on any awkward first dates any time soon, but this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make an effort. Whether you live with a partner, family, or roommates, there are still people you can impress with your style. Lead your household by example. Always looking your best around the house will inspire others to do the same, creating a more upbeat, positive environment. Treat every work conference call or Skype chat with your friends as an opportunity to dress up. Even though you’re only going to be visible from the neck up, you can still show off your new Oakley glasses and hairstyle.
Making the best of what you’ve got
The fashion industry is more or less on hold right now, and most retail outlets are closed. But just because you can’t go out and buy all the latest fashion items, that doesn’t mean you can’t look fashionable. Simply resort to timeless staples you have in your wardrobe like dark jeans or a blouse, and you can look good without spending a penny.
With all the negativity in the world right now, it’s more important than ever to feel good about yourself. Don’t let the lockdown bring you down. Make an effort to look and feel as good as possible every day, and your mental health will thank you. What are your lockdown style tips? Share your suggestions in the comments.