During a divorce, we often tend to neglect our appearance and health while going through this testing time. Creating a new image for your post-divorce life is something we encourage anyone to think about doing. It can help to increase your self-confidence and give you the boost you need to enter into your new life.

Creating a Mood Board

To begin the process of creating your new look, it’s time to pull together some ideas and inspiration for your makeover. A mood board can be created either physically or online with sites such as Pinterest. You can collect a series of images that reflect your current mood and the look you are attempting to create. If you currently dress in a more reserved manner, consider going for more bold and edgy styles in the future. Play around with various ideas until you can settle on one that fits your aspirations for your life.

How Do You Want to Feel?

Instead of dressing to match how you currently feel about your life, think about how you want to think about yourself in the future. You don’t need to push yourself too far out of your comfort zone, but we encourage you to take some risks when it comes to your appearance. Don’t make yourself feel uncomfortable at any time, and don’t force yourself to wear anything you’ll feel embarrassed to wear all day long. Try to focus on improving your current image instead of forcing yourself to dress in a way that doesn’t match your personality.

Review Your Wardrobe

Before you go shopping, take a look through your current wardrobe. You don’t have to purchase everything brand new to change your appearance, and instead, you can go “shopping” in your own wardrobe to find garments that suit your current mood and state of mind. You probably have some items that you’ve completely forgotten about in your closet that you may enjoy wearing now. We understand that money can often be tight during a divorce, so don’t feel like you have to spend a fortune creating a new image for yourself.

Looking After Your Physical and Mental Health

When it comes to creating a new image for yourself, don’t neglect to think about your health. For many people, starting a new workout routine can be the first step to changing their life following a divorce. On top of that, you’ll find that exercising will release endorphins which can boost your mood and reduce stress during this difficult time. Make sure you give yourself the time and rest you need to look after your mental health as well, as this will help you project a confident persona even if you are struggling. Try to surround yourself with friends and family members who you love spending time with when planning out your new look, as they’ll be able to offer you feedback and boost your self-esteem when needed.

We always encourage anyone who is going through a divorce to take the time to look after themselves and think about what they want for the future. Having spent so much time looking after someone, it’s time to put yourself first, or if not first, on the list, take your future into your own hands and have fun experimenting with your personal style.