As the pandemic wages on, we’ve had plenty of time to consider what’s truly important. The bottom line is, we don’t need that much stuff to be happy — that includes new clothing and make-up. Happiness comes in the form of experiences shared with loved ones. It comes in the form of doing work you find deeply satisfying because it matches your values and serves your highest purpose. Happiness is being able to communicate your thoughts and desires. We do that with words, we do it through our actions, and we also do it visually. When how we look reflects who we truly are, we not only meet our aesthetic needs (see Maslow’s Hierarchy), we communicate more clearly, and on a universally understood level, with others.
“It’s important to figure out if you look better in cool or warm colors. What matters is what’s next to your face.”
“A large belt on a small person will overwhelm. And if you are a large person and you wear a tiny belt, it looks a little bit comical.”
“Think of creative ways of extending the life of clothing and accessories you already have.”