It's been a couple of months since i cut my hair to this shorter length. I'd been wearing it somewhere around shoulder length for around 13-14 years, although i had it short like it is now for decades in my teens, twenties, and thirties.
Three or four weeks ago i was putting away some laundry in 'the pirate chest' (where hubby keeps his drawers) when i saw these Mossimo shorts of Mr. E's. An outfit sprang from my forehead - unbidden, as it were. I tossed it on and took a few pix for future reference (a habit i've developed along with this blog).
|another 'better short' look|
Since then, this idea has been on my mind, and i've been sooooo happy that i cut my hair! I know that "we're fashion/clothing blogs so we talk about clothes and shoes and jewelry". But i've always been more interested in style than fashion, especially so on this blog. Hair and makeup, even posture and verbal accent, all come together to create a stylish impression. But hair is so personal and emotional, often tied in with feelings about family or different times of life, that it's difficult to take an objective look. Does your current hairstyle jibe with who you are now, in your personal style, your lifestyle, even your professional or community self?
|longer hair for comparative scrutinization|
If you haven't recently, though, or if you feel there's just 'a missing piece' in your style jigsaw puzzle, consider updating your hairstyle. You don't have to take off half a foot in your own bathroom. A few highlights, an inch-long trim, some layers around your face, using texturizing balm instead of mousse - any of these changes can freshen up your look and bring it more in line with your overall style. The Citizen Rosebud took the plunge last month and looks even better than before! She didn't make a huge change, but the new crispness in her 'do really shows off her edgy personal style.
|one more 'short rules!' for argument's sake|
ilegirl also updated her hair to great effect this season - a couple inches off the bottom, wispy bangs, and soft layers around the face. It's flattering, pulled-together, and (as far as i know) low-fuss. Think to your fave stylish ladies. How many have great hair that is integral to their style? Angie of You Look Fab and Audi of Fashion For Nerds come to mind, as well as Sheila of Ephemera and Bev of Style Underdog (my choices here are surprising no one). But honestly, Bev in a pageboy? Just try to picture it - i dare you!
Any hair-related style stories out there? Have you ever made a hair change that's opened new style doors for you? Do you feel that your current hairstyle is doing everything it could be for your individual style?