Hi friends! I have a smaller post today, but I thought it would be fun to talk about this. (:
I’m someone who likes to switch up my appearance a lot. I like to dye my hair, get new tattoos, and change up my style a little bit.
I think it’s fun to be creative with how you look and express yourself through your appearance.
Whether you’re more feminine or masculine, sweet or edgy, formal or casual – your appearance is an opportunity to say something about your personality and interests.
So, today I thought I’d share 5 simple ways to express yourself through your appearance!
1- Your makeup (or lack of it)
Some people think that makeup is just used to cover up imperfections – which could be partially true. But it can be so much more than that. Many people use makeup as a form of art. Use colors you like, and apply things the way you like. Or if makeup isn’t your thing, don’t feel pressured to wear any at all!
I like big winged eyeliner because my eyes are the feature that I’m most confident about. I also like going bold with my lips because I like adding kind of an edge to my look. Other than that, I don’t usually wear anything else. There’s nothing wrong with doing what works for YOU.
2- Clothing that speaks to you
I’m gonna get real here and I don’t mean to offend anyone but: it seems like almost everyone I see dresses exactly the same. Trends are everything to some people. If you want to express yourself through your appearance, you should wear clothes that speak to YOU and not just what you see influencers wearing.
Of course, sometimes trends will speak to you. But what you wear is the biggest chance you have to express yourself through your appearance. So wearing what you’re personally drawn to is so much more fun. 90% of the time you see me, I’m just wearing edgy leggings and t-shirts with my interests on them.
3- Body mods (or a lack of them)
Body mods aren’t as unusual as they were 20+ years ago, but they’re still a great way to express yourself. I always joke around that it seems like it’s becoming more unique and edgy to have NO tattoos or piercings than it is to be fully tatted, haha.
But as with everything else on this list, it’s all about what you’re drawn to. I have an always-growing collection of tattoos and a few piercings. Workplaces are accepting things like this more and more too. Just put some real thought into what you do first!
4- Your hair (color and style)
Hair is an extra fun way to express yourself, in my opinion. When you change your hair, sometimes it can change your appearance so much that you look almost like a new person. There are almost limitless options from shaving your head to wearing extensions, from blonde to pink to black.
I’m someone who has had pretty much every hair color and style imaginable. As I said, it’s just so fun to change things up with your hair whenever you feel like it. And if you don’t like your new look, it always grows back and colors always fade away!
5- Details and accessories
Smaller details and accessories are another way to express yourself. Jewelry, handbags, shoes, nails, hair accessories.
If you’re someone who likes to keep it more simple with your hair/makeup/clothes, accessories are the perfect way to be more fun and playful.
Like I’ve said a million times in this post: it’s all about what works for you!
How do you like to express yourself through your appearance? Let’s chat in the comments!
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Amber Myers says
I tend to enjoy wearing shirts with funny sayings on them. I can be pretty goofy so they fit for me!
I love t-shirts! Doesn’t really depend on the style or what they say.
Lori Bosworth says
The most common way I express myself is through my clothing since I don’t have any tattoos lol.
Susan Whited says
I love great makeup and use it not only to cover up flaws, but to simply enhance what I have. I don’t really like to use it to make it look like I’ve got something that I don’t.
Some fun ways to express oneself through our appearance presented in this article. I am up for trying all of these (except maybe the tattoo!).
Tara Pittman says
I am a clothes expression person. I love bold colors and fun prints.
I do love putting extra thought into an outfit, hairstyle and makeup. It makes me feel good and special. I don’t always go all out. Minimal is nice too.
Lavanda Michelle says
I completely agree that our appearance is an opportunity to showcase our personality and interests. Your post reminded me that it’s important to be true to ourselves and wear what speaks to us, regardless of trends or societal expectations.
Richelle Milar says
I normally express myself on my outfit. I want to look elegant and but a bit simple at the same time. I really enjoy reading this
Christy Garrett says
I need to dye my hair. I always feel more confident after I do. I’ve got the dye but just haven’t done it.
Beautiful Touches says
These were really great top five ways for self expression, I like how you acknowledge that it’s all personal and on a sliding scale for severity. Nails is probably my most favorite method of self expression.
These are all the things my kids love to do. Self expression is a valuable part of identifying the person you want to be.
These are the best way to express yourself. My older daughter express herself through clothes, but the other one – through makeup!
I think I tend to express myself with my custom-made tees. I have one that says, ‘Financial Advisor #IAM’. Awesome post
Melissa Cushing says
Love this and I love all of the style ideas above and they are a great way to customize ones look!
Nahashon Kyalo says
Is it possible for one’s clothing choice to misinterpret them? Because I certainly feel like mine do.
I love colour – so known for my wacky style!