Sometimes a special occasion just requires an entirely new look, if only for a day. Perhaps you’ve got a special night out for a bachelorette party, a birthday, or maybe you just feel like switching it up a bit. Many people will go for an “out there” hair style, add a bit of extra eyeliner and perhaps some fluttery false lashes, and throw on the six-inch heels, but they’re doing themselves a disservice – there are far more radical, but still completely temporary, options available.
Change your hair color
2017 really is the year of temporary hair color. From Kool-Aid dip-dyeing to fab wash in wash out dyes, you have every color under the sun available to you. And they’re really not a commitment – with a good quality temporary dye you can conceivably dye your hair after work on Friday, and have your color returned to normal by Monday morning. And if you want to go super temporary, try out hair chalk. It’s basically drawn on, draw off hair color for one night only. So if your special occasion calls for it, why not try vibrant pinks and blues, stunning space hues, or pretty pastels? If you always thought the punk-rock might suit you, but you didn’t want to commit, now is the time to give it a whirl.
Change your eye color
If you’ve spent thirty years of your life with beautiful brown eyes, it can be nice to have a change. Whether you want the creepy all-white look for Halloween, or you just fancy pretty blue eyes of the evening, colored contact lenses such as Freshlook Colorblends can be a great thing to have in your collection. There is essentially every color under the rainbow to choose from, so you can be as out there and crazy as you like with it. With literally no effort whatsoever you can switch your eye color to better suit your alter-ego. If you’re going all out and dyeing your hair, you might as well push the boat out with eye color too.
Wear something totally out there
There’s something really fun and liberating about “playing dress up”. It’s an opportunity to express yourself, try out new styles, and even bring out a new, playful side to your personality. Everyone has their own sense of style, and especially by adulthood, it becomes rare to stray from the safe-zone. That’s why everyone should, at least occasionally, wear an outfit which is just totally not their style. Think about the Sandy transformation in Grease – sometimes it just pays to go completely edgy, punk rock, and look killer. So dye your hair, break out the sew-yourself-into, skin-tight leggings, and leather jacket, and have some fun. When it’s for one night only, you can be whoever you dream of.
When you’ve got a special occasion coming up which allows for crazy outfits and fun hair, don’t try to blend into the background – make the most of it. Sometimes, overhauling your style temporarily can be good for the soul – it’s fun, liberating, and sure to turn heads.