8 Ways to Amp Up Your Style for a Special Occasion

Got a special occasion coming up? Well of course you want to look as stylish as possible for it. Personally, I love to make more of an effort for a special occasion, and I'm going to show you how I do so using 8 techniques... so keep reading and I hope you find them useful.

The Kashonna Files Special Occasion dress

1. Try A New Hair Style

I love trying out new hairstyles when I have a special occasion coming up. I like watching YouTube tutorials and practicing beforehand, so I know exactly how to get my hair right on the day (perfectionist... I know). Sometimes, I'll even go to a hair stylist if what I want is a more difficult hairstyle to achieve, but most of the time I do it myself.

 

2. Experiment With Your Makeup

Trying out new makeup is one of the best things I love about going out! I like to have bold lips sometimes, and daring eyes other times. Occasionally I’ll do both, but I’m always careful that it doesn’t look ‘too much’. I love contouring too, as it helps me to shape my face perfectly!

From a beauty photo shoot I did... I love purple hues because they really pop on my skin.

From a beauty photo shoot I did... I love purple hues because they really pop on my skin.

3. Wear Eccentric Accessories

Eccentric accessories will help make an outfit stand out. I like wearing different jewelry, like ear cuffs and my favorite 14k gold bangle bracelet. Sometimes I’ll use a unique bag, or shoes with funky detailing. Statement rings and necklaces are great too. I make sure my accessories look right with the whole look though, not just the outfit I’m wearing. For example, if I have my hair up, then statement earrings are a must!

 

4. Dress For Your Shape

We all look fabulous when we know what suits us. Every body shape is different, and you’ll no doubt have body parts you love. Show them off! If you have wide hips and a small waist, show it off with a waist belt. If you love your legs, then wear a mini skirt. Show off the bits you love and forget about the things you don’t.

I LOVE my legs so of course I like to show them off by wearing skirts and shorts with heels!

I LOVE my legs so of course I like to show them off by wearing skirts and shorts with heels!

5. Have Something Made 

If you want to look extra special for this occasion, you can have something made for you. Go to a tailor and explain exactly what you want. You can create the dress or outfit of your dreams this way!

 

6. Treat Yourself

Treat yourself to a few salon treatments to compliment your look. Have your nails done. Go for some lash extensions. You’ll feel great/ look great and it’ll show!

 

7. Pay Attention To Small Details

Smaller details include things like the pattern on your shoes, and even details on your nails. Having an eye for detail will make all the difference to your look.

 

8. Own It!

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you own it! When you feel good and confident about yourself, it’ll show. You’ll look great in pictures and to everyone you meet. Even if you’re not usually a confident person, just fake it until you make it honey!


I hope you try out these 8 techniques and love them as much as I do. Leave a comment with your thoughts and any extra tips below!