Christmas is just a matter of weeks away, which means that now is the perfect time to start getting Christmas party ready. Whether you have been invited to one Christmas party of lots of different ones, naturally you want to look your best. The only problem is that when you have little ones to look after, life can often be too hectic to put your need to look and feel good at any Christmas parties that you attend, on the back burner.
However, that does not have to be the case, because believe it or not, it is possible to dress to impress and feel amazing this holiday season even if you lead a hectic life that focuses on your little ones. For some handy tips and ideas for ensuring that you look and feel good this Christmas, read on.
Plan your outfit in advance
To prevent a last minute rush to pick out an outfit, it’s a good idea to take the time to choose a look in advance. Spend some time thinking about what you want to wear to each event that you have been invited to, and carefully select an outfit. Think about the dress code of the event as well as what kinds of things you feel comfortable wearing, and spend some time having a browse online. Ask yourself if you prefer to wear sparkly dresses, a skirt, and top combination, or whether you prefer to team evening tops with a pair of black, skinny jeans. If you are unsure what would look good or are lacking inspiration, take the time to go on Pinterest and create an inspiration board of outfit ideas that you can use to inspire yourself.
Accessorise your look
If you aren’t able to afford to buy a whole new outfit – family life doesn’t come cheap, does it – then perhaps you could accessorize up an old outfit and repurpose it? It’s amazing how much difference a few accessories can make to an outfit – it’s just a case of making sure to select the right accessories. If you aren’t sure how to make the most out of the outfits that you have and how accessories can help, you might want to enlist the help of a fashion-conscious friend, or how about a personal shopper? Did you know that many department stores offer a free personal shopper service, which can be life-saving when it comes to picking out accessories to team with an outfit for a special occasion or night out?
Practice doing your makeup at speed
When you have little ones to look after, you rarely get a moment to yourself, do you? Which can make doing things for you, such as doing your makeup or painting your nails, somewhat of a difficult process. Because every time you start doing something, you get interrupted by a little one. Bearing that in mind, it’s safe to say that when you are a mummy, time is of the essence for everything that you do, including putting on your makeup. That’s why, if you have time, it could be worth taking the time to practice doing your makeup at speed, so that when it comes to getting ready to head off to the Christmas party, you can put your makeup on in record time and still look incredible. The best advice for doing your makeup at speed is to utilise the best tools and learn how to add a little bit of extra ‘jazz’ to simple looks. A basic eyeshadow look can be made to look much more elegant with cat-eye eyeliner – you can use a stencil for this to save time – and some glitter eyeshadow.
Get your hair done by an expert
Another simple way to speed up the process of getting ready for a night out is to get your hair done by the experts. Unless you are a keen hair stylist, it doesn’t make sense to do your hair yourself, especially when your time is limited. Instead, book an appointment with a hair specialist and get your hair styled for you, as that way you don’t have to worry about taking the time to do your hair. If you can’t get an appointment at a salon, consider using a mobile hair stylist, or if that isn’t an option, take advantage of YouTube, watch hairstyling tutorials, and learn how to do your hair yourself – you are sure to find some simple yet elegant styles to choose from.
There you have it, everything that you need to know about dressing to impress this Christmas, even when life is hectic.
*Disclosure – Collaborative Post*