What to Wear When You're Exhausted
From Cynthia NellisFashion Tips to Refresh Your LookWhen you're tired the last thing you want to worry about is how you look. But sometimes you need to look your best -- whether you're hosting a party or leading a business meeting -- regardless of how exhausted you feel. Keep these easy fashion tricks in mind for the next time you need that little something extra to help pull you through the day. Wear something that makes you smileWhether it's a fun pair of animal-print loafers or your grandmother's locket, put on something that brings a smile to your face. Lifting your mood boosts your energy and makes you look more refreshed. Wear fragranceA yummy scent has a way of transporting you to another level. New fragrances will elevate your mood in an instant. Don't wear anything too comfortableYour first instinct when you're pooped is to reach for comfort clothes. For most of us that means something well worn-in and bordering on sloppy (ripped jeans, baggy sweats, faded track suits). Instead reach for rich fabrics like velvet, satin and cashmere. They'll give you lots of comfort without looking sloppy. Wear your favorite colorWhether your favorite color is baby pink or black, it's a scientific fact that surrounding ourselves with our favorite colors makes us feel better. And if you feel better, you look better. Wear a dressNow's not the time to fuss with layers and belts; a simple, one-piece dress can take even the most exhausted woman through the next event with ease. Makeup is a necessity, not a luxuryLush dark lashes, a smooth foundation, touched up blemishes and undereye circles, blush and lipstick will work miracles. One trick for an instant face-lift is to put a highlighter -- like a creamy shadow in pearl -- on the very top of the cheekbone, above the lips and on the browbone.
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