How To Be Pretty & Polished Every Single Day
Updated on June 7, 2022 by Team ShineSheets
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Wouldn’t you like to look put together and polished at all times? I mean, it feels so good to take a glance in the mirror and see how well your whole image looks!
Looking pretty and put together every day is one of those wonderful traits you can master and benefit from throughout your whole life.
And while it can seem difficult, in reality, you just have to know a few quick hacks to be pretty on any occasion. And hey, just in case you wonder – I think you are pretty just the way you are. These are just some useful tips on how to be pretty, polished, put together and stylish at the same time – who wouldn’t like that, huh?
Are you ready to learn them all?
How To Be Pretty & Polished Every Single Day
How To Be Pretty Every Day: STYLE TIPS
Let’s start with one of the most important aspects of your everyday appearance – your clothes!
1. Wear proper fitting clothes
If you want to be pretty and look put together, your clothes must fit you well. A good fit can elevate the appearance of your whole outfit! Now, it’s not an easy task, of course… But trying out clothes until you find the cuts that fit your body well is worth spending time on.
2. Try the monochrome look
If you’re looking for ideas on how to be pretty without a lot of effort with your clothes, monochrome style is the way to go. A black and white outfit is perfect if you like the simple, yet chic look. When paired with the right accessories, such outfit always looks pretty, put together, and tidy. You can go with casual costumes, pants and shirt combo or simply rock a black and white dress, like this:
3. Add some accessories
Even on the days when you don’t feel like dressing up, a few accessories can make you look pretty, put together, and even more attractive. Add a pair of statement earrings or a necklace, and your outfit will go to the next level in seconds. Plus, it’s a good way to draw everyone’s attention away from your eyes, just in case you’re not in the mood to communicate.
4. Focus on your comfort
I don’t know about you, but I haven’t yet found a secret on how to be pretty if I’m feeling terribly uncomfortable! Wearing uncomfortable clothes takes half of your beauty just like that. When getting ready for the day, it is vital to choose an outfit that is comfortable too – just because you will definitely look better when you feel better.
5. Choose the right shoes
Even when you are in a hurry to get out of the door, make sure to choose matching footwear – well-paired shoes can tie up your outfit beautifully and they can even be your statement accessory. It doesn’t even matter how high or low your heels are, high-quality footwear looks great regardless.
6. Out of ideas? Try a half-tucked t-shirt!
If you want to transform your plain t-shirt into a stylish piece, do a half-tuck and pair it with a skirt or jeans. It instantly adds more style to an otherwise simple look and makes it look tidier and more attractive (plus it accentuates your waist).
7. Layer your clothes
Ah, the clothe layering! There are so many options to try because layering clothes is one of the best ways to be pretty, comfortable, and warm at the same time. Put on a denim jacket or a scarf, layer a thick, knitted cardigan on your blouse, add a stylish vest on your boho shirt… Layers will make you look more interesting, it strangely accentuates your dressing sense and makes you look more attractive.
8. Add a hat
A hat can instantly transform your look from boring to super elegant and put together, so don’t be afraid to try one! A playful shade of your hat adds a bit of secretness to your look and protects you from sun damage – it’s a win-win.
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9. Accentuate your waist with a belt
Adding a belt is another, incredibly quick and easy way to upgrade any outfit and accentuate your curves (and no, you don’t have to look like a supermodel to pull that off). Plus, it helps your clothes to stay in place for a more polished look. If you’re willing to experiment, a bolder, statement belt can easily become a part of your unique, personal style.
10. How to be pretty and stylish on casual days? Knot your t-shirt!
If you hate t-shirts that aren’t fitted, here’s an alternative to half-tucked shirts. To be pretty on more casual days, elevate your outfit and make it look more intact, try knotting your t-shirt. It is an incredibly easy way to make your outfit look more stylish at put together, in seconds.
11. Choose a universal handbag
A good handbag can take your outfit from miss to hit in just a second and there’s something incredibly attractive in a woman with a stylish bag (it might be just me!).
Invest in a good, high-quality handbag that is easily matched with any outfit – it will help you to be pretty and stylish on absolutely any occasion. Choosing a black, nude, tan, or blushed pink bag will help you to look pretty & polished every time (no matter what you wear).
12. Sunglasses are your best friends
Squirting your eyes in the harsh sun is not an attractive look, so always keep a nice pair of shades in your bag. Bonus: stylish shades make you look effortlessly chic if you’re not in the mood to do your makeup or if you happened to sleep just a few hours last night.
How To Be Pretty Every Day: MAKEUP & HAIR TIPS
Here’s what you can do with your makeup, hair, nails, and even teeth to be pretty and flawless on any occasion.
13. Define the eyes
If you want to look pretty and polished, spend some time on your eye makeup. A neutral color eyeshadow, some eyeliner, and a gentle stroke of mascara can give enough definition to your eyes to make you look pretty in a flash. If you want to add extra “wow!” to your eyes, you can also add some naturally-looking false lashes. My personal favorites are falsies that are made from mink hair. They look very similar to human lashes and the finish is just incredible!
And no worries, minks are not being hurt in order to make these falsies. All of the minks drop their tail hair naturally anyway, so it’s actually a nice way to reuse them.
14. Spritz on your favorite perfume
Of course, the perfume will not help you to be pretty visually, but a good perfume is like a final touch to your whole attire, isn’t it? Choose a scent that matches your personality to make it a gorgeous addition to your look.
However, there’s another small, important step…
15. …Your lipstick!
If you ask any makeup stylist about their favorite tip on how to be pretty and chic any time, they will definitely tell you to put on some lipstick. A good lipstick or lip gloss adds a pop of color to your outlook to make it complete, and even enhanced if you’re not afraid of bolder options. Plus, dabbing a little bit of color on your lips immediately makes you look fresh and awake.
16. Pay attention to your skin
This may not necessarily help you to be pretty quick, but having clear, glowing skin is one of the most important aspects of your appearance. Apply a good moisturizer and sun protection before you walk out of the door to keep your complexion safe and moisturized throughout the day. Don’t skimp on your general skincare to be pretty and glowing all the time.
Read more: Habits For Perfectly Healthy Skin
17. Fill in the brows
If you have emphasized your eyes + lips but forgot to do the brows, it will look incomplete. Brows are extremely important in framing your face and making it look pretty and polished!
Invest in a brow kit and softly fill in your brows for a gently emphasized eyebrow look. And if you want your eyebrows to look fuller naturally, check out this cool guide on growing fuller & thicker brows.
18. Don’t forget your hair
You don’t have to spend hours styling and making your hair curly (or straight) to be pretty, but a quick hair-do will do wonders to make you look presentable and put together.
A gently messy bun, a high ponytail, or a French braid are some of the easy options that always look chic and polished, even though they’re usually messy.
Need to heal your hair too? Here’s our guide to the healthiest hair of your life.
19. Definitely use a concealer
Using a concealer to hide under-eye circles is a small step that makes you look fresh and wide awake. It may not feel like that, but applying concealer as the last step makes you look more put together. I’d rather not skip that!
20. Focus on your teeth hygiene
If you want to be pretty every day, put an emphasis on your teeth as well. A set of pearly whites can give you more confidence than you think, so opt for a good, scrubby yet safe charcoal toothpaste to get a bright and clean smile every day.
21. Invest in a high-quality facial mist
Spraying some face mist is my absolute favorite way to set or refresh my make up and kind of make it look more complete. On the days when you decide to not wear foundation, it’s a sure way to give your skin that healthy glow too.
You can also choose a makeup setting spray to keep your makeup intact throughout the day, but even without makeup, a soothing facial mist will help you to be pretty every single day. Thayers Witch Hazel toner has been a holy grail for many beauty addicts (for years), and you can now get it in a mist form! You can check it out here:
22. Manicure is important
Ah, the nails! There is nothing that says “pretty and polished” more than perfectly manicured nails. I guess this one is pretty self-explanatory, but if you don’t have time to do your nails often or go to the salon, I highly recommend investing in a gel polish starter kit. It will give you the basic tools you need to create a long-lasting (up to 20 days!) gel manicure that doesn’t chip and looks put together all the time.
There are many colors to choose from, but if you want something that looks pretty with most outfits, a gentle pink or nude color will work the best.
Related topic: How To Make Brittle Nails Stronger
How To Be Pretty: BODY LANGUAGE
Believe it or not, your body language can help you to look better too!
23. Strike a power pose
You may encounter an occasion where you just don’t feel right, but still, need to look all confident and put together… Here’s how to be pretty when that happens!
Find a safe place where no one can see you and stand in a power pose for a few minutes (like a Wonder Woman!). Surprisingly, it can help you to look and feel much more collected + ready to face your day.
24. Stand up straight
Standing in a hunched position can make you look insecure. If you want to look confident, pretty, and put together, you should also practice good posture. Try to stand tall and straight, with your shoulders back and your chin up. It will instantly make you look more influential too.
You knew this will be on the list, didn’t you? Here’s how to be pretty without doing anything – just smile. Even amid chaos, you can look content and pretty by simply keeping a smile on your face. Let’s admit that even a closed smile makes absolutely anyone more attractive. Use this power (plus, it’s free)!
How To Be Pretty Every Day – Final Thoughts
These are the quickest and easiest ways to be pretty, polished, confident, and irresistibly attractive wherever you go. Taking care of your looks is also a great form of self care, because it boosts your confidence, helps you to love yourself more, and improves your mood. You can even strive to be pretty while you’re staying at home, because why not?
Of course, you are beautiful and attractive already, but I can’t imagine anyone looking the same after applying these simple tricks. So if you want to learn how to be pretty even on your worst days, these simple tricks will help you to enhance your look without invasive procedures or expensive salon visits. Nothing screams “pretty!” more than a woman who simply loves herself and is not afraid to play with her style, makeup, and body language… You may not be even aware of how much feminine power you hold!
And finally… If you can and want to enhance your looks – you have 100% right to do it, as much as you want, no matter what anyone else is saying. If this guide has helped you, I think you would love our guide on How To Glow Up In 30 Days Or Less.
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