Have you fallen into a style rut? Are you still sporting the same hair style since high school? It’s time to step up your style game and it’s a lot easier than you may think. It’s understandably intimidating with the constant barrage of  fashion & beauty advice that seems to stream from just about every media outlet.  Remember that the most important thing you can always wear to make a great impression is a genuine smile and quiet self-confidence.Take these tips from the professional stylists to ramp up your personal style.

Take inventory of your existing wardrobe. So many people lament that they have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear.  Sort garments for donation and consignment.  Don’t torture yourself with clothes that are too small under the premise that you’ll soon fit into them.  Even if you are able to wear them again, most likely they won’t be a style that you’ll appreciate. One of the easiest ways to ramp up your personal style without breaking the bank is to focus on basics that will take you from year to year and simply add fashionable accessories such as scarves and jewelry. Focus on quality over quantity with basic pieces such as structured jackets and straight leg pants that can last for years. Quality clothing is a sound investment.

Take the opportunity to spend time with a professional make-up artist at Ulta Beauty. New techniques and new products are continuously hitting the market. If you have not changed the application and color palette of your make-up in years, it’s more than likely long overdue.  In addition to a make-over, schedule an appointment with you hair stylist.  Discuss options for a new cut that is flattering to your features and life style. Experiment with different products and blow drying techniques.  Take a look through magazines before arriving to get an idea of the new cut you might like to try. Remember that selecting a baby’s name is a huge decision; selecting a hair style is not a huge decision. Best of luck to you as you ramp up your personal style!