But don’t worry. There’s one accessory that will cross all the style trends and help you look your best, no matter the occasion: your beautiful smile.
This Year’s Style Schism
As we said, every year there seem to be many diverse directions in the major style trends, but this year seems worse than most. There’s a huge split between two diverse influences in the major spring and summer trends. On the one hand, we have the big influence from 80s glam. And when we say big, we’re partly talking about the earrings, which are as big and bold this year as they’ve been in decades. We’re going beyond big hoops, but this is still an 80s throwback. Plus we’ve got sloganed Ts. We may have moved beyond “Frankie Says Relax” and “Choose Life,” but expect that everyone will be wearing their opinions on their chest this season. And then there’s the neon colors. Whether we’re talking solids or stripes, the pallette here definitely evokes a Patrick Nagel painting. Add in big ruffles and some glossy leather eveningwear and you’ve got a full-on 80s revival.
But right alongside this trend, we also see a movement toward a 90s aesthetic. Call it utilitarianism or post-minimalism, but it means the same thing: earthtones; tactile fabrics, and sturdy, durable everyday wear.
How do we deal with this schizoid style season? On the one hand, you might say that the one is daywear, and the other night, but who really wants to have two complete wardrobes? And how do you get accessories that can do day/night duty with these diverse outfits? Plus, will any of this be wearable next season?
Well, we know one accessory that will serve you well, this season and many more to come: your smile.
Dress It Up, Dress It Down
One of the best things about a smile is that you can wear it on (almost) any occasion. Heading into work in the morning, you can greet your coworkers (or employees) with a smile. Or when you’re out at the club you can show off your pearly whites with your best girlfriends or with the new guy you just met. And then there’s that little smile you give yourself at the end of another great day.
Going 80s glam tonight? Deep red lipstick can give your pearly whites a little more pop. Changing to 90s minimalism in the morning? A subtle lip gloss or nothing at all will let the natural beauty of your smile shine.
Did you ever have a piece that you wore so much people started to talk? Or maybe they didn’t start to talk, but you could see it in their eyes? Or you just knew it was pretty much the only thing you wore and you felt you had to apologize? Or did you have a favorite piece that went out of style, but you couldn’t stop wearing it? You might have had this experience with anything: dresses, shoes, earrings . . .
Anything, that is, but your smile. People will never get tired of seeing your smile. They’ll never question why you chose to wear that today. And it will never go out of style.
And, unlike dresses and shoes, you’re not going to wear out your smile over the course of a season. A smile makeover is designed to give you durable results. You’ll enjoy the benefits of your new beautiful smile for a decade or more.
Are You Ready for a Smile Makeover?
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile and are looking to make it a better accessory to your wardrobe this or any season, we can help. Please call (918) 528-3330 today for an appointment with cosmetic dentist Dr. Hodges at élan by Dr. Meghan Hodges.