They run around at your feet like excitable hounds, jump around while you do the dishes, and wake you up in the middle of the night to get rid of monsters under the bed. You love your kids – but when will you have time for yourself?
Sometimes you simply have to drop the kids off at their gran’s, get dolled up and hit the town. But that eye for fashion that used to be so sharp has grown a bit rusty since you’ve started raising kids.
Fear not! We’ve put together a few top fashion tips to inject a dose of modern glam back in your life. Have a gander and you’ll be looking more stylish than a Cara Delevigne and Kate Moss double act.
Maximise your makeup
You’ve probably got a few friends who are complete fashion disasters; the type of people who own more mascara than sense.
They’ll strut down the street with eyebrows long enough to be considered offensive weapons, and skin so luminous that it can be seen from outer space. If good fashion sense is a gamble, then these poor souls have struck out so often that they’re gambling their mortgage to pay for one more spin of the wheel.
That shouldn’t leave you stranded in a sea of poor makeup choices. What you need is a cosmetic like mineral make up that will give you a lighter look and won’t burden you with the cakey appearance of high street cosmetics.
Essentially, it’ll make you look less TOWIE and more glitzy.
Find the right angle
Here is the look of the year that’s guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd – it’s angular and it’s gnarly.
Start with a topknot that will pull your hair up tightly and combine this with harsh, angular strokes from your mascara brush and heavy, thick eyebrows. Add some bare lips and a light peppering of foundation and you’ll have a look that’s as gritty as it is eye-catching.
Coming up with a classic
Think about those style icons that everyone loves – Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Gloria Swanson and all the others that encapsulated glamour in the golden age of cinema.
What is it that still makes their style so striking? Well, despite the great effort they made to look beautiful, it’s the illusion of no effort at all that works for them.
Take a leaf out of their book and aim for simplistic sets of blacks and whites. This understated elegance, combined with sudden splashes of colour, will set you alight anywhere, from debonair cocktail parties to scuzzy nightclubs.
When did you last have a night out?
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