Hello, summer! As COVID-19 restrictions lift in many areas, the number of people who can safely gather outdoors is increasing. While you still want to practice safe habits, including regular handwashing, you also are likely looking forward to a bit of normalcy. Given that you might not have seen some people for several months or even longer, you want to look and feel at your best when they see you next. So, how do you look amazing at every summer party? Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or another occasion, these tips are here to get you in prime party shape by the time you receive the next invite.
Go on a shopping trip
There is no better opportunity to spruce up your wardrobe than an invitation to a party. If there is any old clothing you’re not wearing anymore, why not donate some to a local Goodwill or thrift store to make room in your closet? While you might be tired of it, the chances are that someone else will be able to make good use of it.
If you’re looking forward to reconnecting with friends, consider inviting them to the mall to browse the latest fashions before the party. The shopping trip could be as good for your mental health, given the social time, as it is for your confidence in having new clothes.
Keep an eye out for all the latest summer fashion trends. While fashions change every year, some of the hottest styles right now are:
- Soft pastels
- Dresses with unique strap designs
- Attractive crop tops
- Shiny materials that look fancy and metallic
Try on the styles you like and also check out any classic pieces that you can wear for several summers to come. That’s the first step in dazzling everyone when you make your appearance at the party.
Create a summer skincare routine
Your face is the first thing people see, so let’s get you looking radiant! The face is the canvas on which you present your emotions every time you talk to someone.
Now is the time to test out a skincare routine before your next party. This can prevent any breakouts or blemishes that might leave you feeling self-conscious during what ought to be a happy night.
Start in advance, trying out face masks and cleansers to see how they make you look and feel. Choose one that suits your skin type.
Everyone’s ideal skincare routine is different, depending on what type of skin you have and how much time you want to commit to it. Once you find the right combo, make stick to it for the maximum benefits.
You’ll also want to protect your skin with sunscreen, especially if the party is outside during the day. If you want to keep your skincare products climate-controlled during the summer, you may want to invest in a skincare fridge.
Take the proper vitamins
Similar to skincare, everyone’s vitamin needs are different. If you’re unsure what nutrients you might have a deficiency in, and what’s best for you, check with a doctor.
A lot of people take multivitamins for an energy boost and to prevent health issues that can arise from long-term vitamin deficiency. Among the obvious benefits possible are increased stamina and shinier hair and skin.
If you find it hard to remember to take vitamins every day or have trouble swallowing pills, you might want to consider gummy vitamins. These pack the same vitamin content in a tasty, chewable package that can be more pleasurable to eat than a big pill that’s difficult to swallow. Look for vitamins with high nutrient content without the high sugar or artificial colors and flavors of some candy-like gummy vitamins.
Form healthy habits before the summer party
Have you ever tried to break a bad habit and felt yourself backsliding time and time again? This reaction is normal, so don’t feel like you’re doing something wrong—established habits are hard to break.
It’s all about giving yourself the time and incentive to incorporate a new habit into your life. That’s why, if you have a good habit, you want to make a regular thing before your next summer party, the time to start working on it is now.
Some habits that might help you feel at your best for a summer party include adding healthier foods and more exercise into your lifestyle. Doing so can help if you’re trying to be in peak condition for a party. However, it’s not just about physical habits.
Maybe you want to be at your best emotionally, especially after so much alone time during the pandemic. Good habits can also be things you look forward to, like spending more time doing things you love and that put you in a good frame of mind.
Summer is a great time to start a new hobby you’ve always wanted to try, and it can be a great conversation piece at a party. I’m loving having my first garden and so that would be a major topic for me at a party.
Summer party time
Those hot, gorgeous summer nights are upon us. Why not start taking the steps to be at your peak, whether you’re the main party planner or attending someone else’s shindig? These simple changes can make a huge difference in creating a nice summer ahead.