Why is it just so hard to impress our crush? Is it because we’re not good enough? Of course not. You are great in every way, and loving yourself is what’s most important, but sometimes, you just want to make all the stops to get your crush’s attention.
Balancing your own identity, looks, and style with something that will catch their eye can seem like it’s tough, but it is certainly not impossible. With that being said, here are some ways you can upgrade your look to make yourself feel good and make their jaw drop in the process.
Try out a new hairstyle
A new hairdo is one of the easiest ways to get your crush’s attention. But it’s important to get the right haircut. A new hairstyle should frame your face and give you a confidence boost. What many people don’t realize or even notice as important, is finding a style that best fits the shape of your face. Try to go for something you’ve never tried before! Even if you end up hating it (we’ve all been there), your hair will grow back to normal soon enough.
For guys (yes, we know you also want to impress your crush) try cleaning up your facial hair. Let’s face it, a scraggly beard is just not a good look. If you don’t already have one, snagging a versatile shaving kit for yourself will be a lifesaver. Your crush will definitely appreciate the time you put in to do some much-needed grooming.
If you’re stuck on ways to create a little flair with your hairstyle, try asking your hairdresser or barber about different styles that would go with your appearance. The fact of the matter is that many stylists have a vast knowledge of beauty and hair and can help you score your perfect cut.
Mix in a skincare routine
While many men and women can easily get caught up in flashy aspects of their look like clothes, hair, and makeup, it’s important that you’re focusing on your foundations as well and sticking to the baseline items that will keep you looking healthy and youthful. This means taking the time, ownership, and pride in perfecting and repeating a skincare routine. As opposed to other tips which can be tackled before you see your crush or even make it on a first date, nailing down a skin regimen is something that should be an everyday priority.
If you don’t know where to start, try grabbing some skin products from your local pharmacy and get to work. Facial cleansers, moisturizers, and exfoliators are all key items you should weave into your morning and night-time routines in order to start having glowing skin that can help you look and feel your very best for your crush. It’s all about being comfortable in your own skin!
Revamp your closet
We get it. You just can’t get rid of that one outfit you haven’t worn in three years because who knows if you’ll need it one day. But trust us, you’ll thank yourself later. Cleaning out your closet and upgrading your wardrobe can be the first step to the new you. Try out that bold pattern, wear that risqué dress, take risks. Stepping outside your comfort zone and going for something different will not only get your crush’s attention, but it may also show them another side of you they otherwise wouldn’t have seen. If you’re not much of a shopper see some more tips to help you get started.
Don’t forget to accessorize
A new hairstyle and wardrobe are nothing without some accessories to go along with it! You don’t have to let go of that necklace you absolutely love or that belt that goes with all your pants. The important note here is to accessorize to compliment your outfit. If your style is more simple, go for a bold piece of jewelry. Likewise, if your clothes tend to be more bold and loud, an understated bracelet will work wonders.
For guys who aren’t big on jewelry, accessorizing your outfit with a belt and watch will bring the look together. Don’t force the accessories, but instead make sure your outfit doesn’t look like there’s something missing.
For ladies and gentlemen alike, accessorizing also means getting shoes that are not only comfortable and fit well, but also compliment your outfit without overpowering it.
Remember, confidence is key
You don’t need to adopt a whole new look to feel yourself. Choosing a style that fits your personality will boost your confidence without your outfits feeling forced. Your crush may be impressed with your new look, but they’ll be even more impressed with your newfound confidence.
As you begin to think about how you’re going to woo your crush, be sure to think about our tips and how you can apply them in your own way. After all, it’s all about being true to yourself and expressing yourself in the unique way that makes you, you!