Help! We're stuck in a style rut! Just like Kate, half of British women wear the same type of clothes and make-up every day
But 52% would love to shake up their appearance
10:44 GMT, 19 October 2012
Do you roll out of bed every morning and throw yesterday's dress over your foggy head
Have you got only one shade of lipstick and one nail polish colour in your make-up bag If so, you could be elbow-deep in a style rut. But don't worry, you're not alone.
Just like the Duchess of Cambridge's hair and Carol Vorderman's coat, half of British women are stuck in a style rut and wear the same clothes and make-up every single day.
Kate with long wavy hair…
…and long wavy hair…
…and more long wavy hair
And most of us admit we have never even tried to shake up our appearance, blaming a lack of time, money and confidence as the problems holding us back.
We may be surrounded by style icons like Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Moss who never so much as step out in the same shade of eyeshadow, but it seems that we’re a nation of stay-the-same-stylers.
And although 79 per cent of British women spend their weekends searching out new clothes and
cosmetics, 41 per cent of us never change our make-up, and 48 per cent stick to the same wardrobe day-in, day-out, according to Groupon UK.
And even though a staggering 52 per cent of women wish their appearance were more
exciting and varied, 46 per cent have never tried refreshing their look admitting they’ve never changed their
appearance or refreshed their look with a makeover.
Carol Vorderman loves her shearling coat
Here it is again, this time worn with nude suede knee-high boots
And again! Worn over a bright dress as she leaves the studio
In terms of reasons women all sticking to the same look, 48 percent blame a lack of money, 21 per cent fault not having enough time, and 20 per cent say they simply aren't confident enough to change – and 44 per cent firmly believe they are stuck firmly in a 'style rut'.
According to Steven Suphi, life coach and behavioural change specialist, busy lives can make refreshing your style difficult.
She said: 'It can be all too easy to throw the same old clothes and make-up on, particularly when so many of us lead busy lives.
'But if you're sticking to the same
style year after year it might be time for a change. You need to wear
clothes and make up which will work for you now – it's all too easy to
go on autopilot.'
Sarah Jessica Parker is a style chameleon
The actress has a wardrobe filled with designer dresses …
… and even looks fabulous dressed down
Ms Suphi advocates considering the type of image you wish to convey, and then asking a friend for their advice.
She added: 'Think about the image you want to portray and whether your style matches that – or ask someone else if you want an honest opinion.
'Life changes and our style should reflect that. Now that winter is closing in and Christmas parties are on the horizon, it's a great opportunity to think about what's in our wardrobe and make-up bag.
'Experimenting with clothes and make-up can be a great way to express ourselves and build confidence. Us British girls shouldn't be afraid to try new things.'
Supermodel Kate Moss loves the rock chick style
But she makes sure that she keeps updating her look
And the rest of us rush to keep up with her