You NEED a Mirror!

October 2015 · 4 minute read

Before you read this, look up, look around and just make sure there is a mirror in your room. If there isn’t a mirror or if the mirror is not a full-length mirror, then go. Go and get one. Go out and buy a full-length mirror because you NEED a mirror! You don’t want it, you need it. A lot of people out there don’t seem to realise this but a mirror is a vital tool of life, the every day living of life, like food and cloths and brushing your teeth. Mirrors fit into the equally important category. I should know. I have 4 of them just in my bedroom. And not small ones either. I’m kind of like a cockatoo, constantly looking at myself. Vein as that might seem, at least I know I look good.

Why am I saying this? Well, because I’m relatively convinced that 80% of Wellington doesn’t own a mirror, or if they do, they don’t know how to use it. Generally speaking, if you look in the mirror and you don’t look good, other people are probably going to also think that you don’t look good. It’s a fact.

Clear signs of not looking good include overhang because your pants are actually way too small; pigeon toes because you don’t know how to stand in your gigantic platform stilettos and therefore shouldn’t wear them until you have practiced or at least had a few glasses of wine and balance is no longer an issue; VPL (visible panty line) or bright visible undergarments which don’t fit in with your current look; and my personal favourite, a caked layer of make up – especially with a visible mask around your jaw line because you haven’t blended it or chosen the correct pigment for your skin tone – you know you can go to your local make up store and get advice from professionals on make up application, right?

Now, there are exceptions to every rule but really if you don’t have taste then don’t even try to break those rules. If you can’t be 100% confident in what you’re wearing, you most definitely should not be wearing it. Also, it’s a good idea to think about what activities you might be doing whilst wearing the outfit you just put on. There really is a lot more that goes into getting dressed than one might expect. Think about things like, I don’t know, is it windy outside? Will I be walking around a lot today? Will I have to keep pulling my top up over my boobs every 5 minutes? Do I look like a cheap hooker? Just a few things to consider…

Really at the end of the day, this is all very very important because ultimately, looking good means feeling good. If you look good you’re confident, if you feel good you’re happy, and although everyone’s entitled to their own opinion there are some opinions you really should consider. If you feel like every item of clothing you put on doesn’t look good, well, I hate to break it you but it’s not the clothing. It’s just maybe time for you to consider the gym. Or to consider buying cloths in a size larger – As embarrassing as that might seem, you will actually look slimmer. But yeah, just go to the gym. Regularly. Especially if you have a desire to wear the occasional cocktail dress.

Anyhow, the way you dress gives a certain impression about you, you can use this to your advantage so go and do some research! Or maybe just think about what impression that dress is giving off…. I for one, like to dress in a way that doesn’t necessarily fit into the activity that I’m doing. But that’s purely because I’m not-so-secretly kind of evil and I like to mess with people, and regardless of the situation I always make sure I look good doing it.