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How to Look Hot: 18 Tips to Go from Wallflower to Flawless

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Maybe you’ve seen Beyonce’s video Flawless. Sure, she woke up like that. But she’s right, you don’t need Hollywood to learn how to look hot.

If you’ve seen the movie Mean Girls, then you’ve seen Rachel McAdams decked head to toe in the tightest and sexiest of clothes with a hot guy hanging off her arm. But there has to be more to it than just throwing on a crop top and booty shorts.

How to look hot: 18 quick tips to get you there

I completely missed the memo about looking hot when I was in school, and I’m still learning to this day. I thought it would just involve taking a shower, but apparently, there’s more to it than that. So, here are the 18 helpful tips in getting you looking your hottest.

#1 You gotta feel it within. Justin Bieber was right, you should go and love yourself. Okay, the uncensored version means something completely different, but let’s not get sidetracked. Before you can show people that you’re hot, you need to show them that you love yourself.

It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing or what you do, people can read through that easily. You need to first and foremost work on self-respect and self-confidence.

Then, everything else will fall into place. If you don’t think you’re worthy, then nobody else will. That’s the best advice for how to look hot. [Read: Tips to fall in love with yourself to be a better YOU]

#2 Don’t be stingy on compliments. People who are self-confident usually don’t have a problem complimenting others. Why? They’re not jealous – they’re happy that you’re looking great and feeling good because they’re feeling and looking good.

Okay, think of it like this – when you’re feeling down and someone shows up in front of you saying how great they feel, you’re probably jealous, which is a normal reaction. I mean, you want to feel how that person feels. So instead of mumbling in anger to yourself in jealously, if someone is looking good, tell them.

#3 Learn how to flirt. If you want to figure out how to look hot, you’ll need to know this. Flirting is conversation with a sexual connotation to it. Oh, why am I explaining it – you know what it is.

But to do it well is a whole other story. Watch movies, Youtube tutorials, and people at clubs and bars. If you lock this art down, you can do anything. [Read: 30 subtle, obvious and really sexual flirting tips all girls should know]

#4 Do you. People who are confident are oozing hotness because they usually don’t care what you think of them. Okay, they do to an extent. But overall, they’re focusing mainly on themselves.

Nothing is hotter than seeing someone do exactly what they want to do regardless of what other people think. Unless it’s drugs… then that’s a whole other story.

But seriously, watching someone fight for their dreams is damn sexy. So, keep climbing to the mountain top. I’m sorry, another Justin Bieber reference. I swear… I don’t listen to his music… But I do know how to tell you how to look hot. [Read: How to be a strong independent women that men love]

#5 Take time for yourself. If you want to know how to look hot, you’ll need to take some time out of your day to dedicate just to yourself. Wash your hair, shave your legs, tweeze your eyebrows, read a book – whatever it is that you need to do, do it.

Take that time to focus on yourself. This isn’t for the other people, this is for you. You’re taking care of yourself because you have self-worth, and you take pride in your appearance.

#6 Pop those supplements. Have you had an omega-3 supplement? If not, I highly recommend it. Your skin will glow. Vitamins and minerals are essential for our bodies, so if you feel that you’re lacking in vitamin D, go get a supplement. Your skin, hair, and nails will thank you.

#7 Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. If you want to have a clear and radiant glow, aside from your supplement intake, you’ll need to drink water. Plenty of water. I know, drinking water is lame and unsatisfying. You want that sugary coke, but don’t do it.

Just squeeze some lemon into your water bottle and you’ll add some sweet tanginess to your water. The point is, just drink it. [Read: How to look sexy without trying to look sexy]

#8 Get that bed rockin’. Have sex. Have a lot of sex whenever you can. Sex is, first of all, a lot of fun. But secondly, it releases hormones in your body that make you feel good. Plus, you’re in a bed with another naked person, need I say more?

#9 Test out different looks. If you’re used to wearing a paper bag dress, well, congratulations. But I should inform you that we now have this material called cotton – it’s amazing stuff. Don’t be scared to test out different styles of clothes.

I know, you like your comfort zone and that’s all fine and dandy. But maybe you could try on that leather jacket you’ve been eyeing or that dress with the plunging neckline. Who knows, maybe it’ll really suit you. But you won’t know until you try it on. [Read: 18 ways to look pretty and sweet and catch his eye]

#10 Meditate.Looking hot doesn’t just mean layering on some makeup, it comes from within – remember the Justin Bieber reference? Exactly.

So, take some time out of the day to just breathe in and out, removing any stress or distractions from your mind. It’s definitely a challenge, but it’ll help you to refocus your energy and attention onto more important things. [Read: How to feel sexy and desirable all the time]

#11 Moisturize. Yeah, you probably don’t moisturize every day. Neither did I until I dated this guy that was big on it. He moisturized twice a day. Now, I thought that was excessive, but it really wasn’t. You should have felt his skin, like a baby’s bum.

It takes literally two minutes to do and when you get older, you won’t have that turkey neck going on. See? Win-win for everyone!

#12 Take care of your body. If your eyes are throbbing because you haven’t slept in two days, well, first, that’s not a hot look. And second, your body is telling you it’s dying. You need to listen to your body.

You won’t be looking hot is you’re fighting your body and refusing to sleep 8 hours a day or eat a proper meal. Your body knows you better than you know it. So, listen to it. And get those 8 hours of sleep. Have you ever wondered about where those dark eye bags come from? Yup, yup, yup.

#13 Keep a positive attitude. Hot people are not only confident people, but they’re positive people. If you’re in a good mood, you’ll attract people who are positive. People like happy people.

It’s not rocket science, it’s just common sense. I don’t know about you, but I typically run from Debbie Downers and I’m not any different from anyone else. [Read: Physical attraction tips to look way hotter]

#14 Eat clean. Hot people take care of themselves. Sure, they may have a Big Mac every now and then, but they’re not chugging down a liter a Pepsi every day. They’re eating their fruits and vegetables and making sure they get their protein. Hot people glow, and that comes from three things: healthy eating, water, and omega-3.

#15 Don’t cake it up. Do not make the mistake of letting your face look like a clown or a decorative birthday cake. I mean, both are fine, but there’s Halloween for that. If you’re confident in yourself and feel that you look hot, you will wear makeup. But won’t have the desire to layer it on.

If you’re unsure of how to look hot by wearing makeup, watch some Youtube tutorials, or go to Sephora and have them help you out. If you don’t, you’ll feel the wrath of looking at your photos on Facebook five years from now, cringing. [Read: 25 things guys find really sexy and attractive about a girl]

#16 Accept your body. Your body is your body. Sure, you can go to the gym to tone and shape it, but for the most part, what you have is what you have. So, if you want to change your look, the first thing you need to do is accept your body and understand what works for you and what doesn’t.

I can’t wear rompers – I look bloated in every single one I wear. I mean, I tried to force it, but at the end, I just accepted that that isn’t the look for me. [Read: How your body’s chemistry affects love]

#17 Clean out your closet. If you want to change your style while figuring out how to look hot, clean out your closet. Just get rid of everything that made you feel frumpy and unsexy. You don’t need those clothes. If you want to look hot, then wear clothes that make you feel worthy and sexy.

#18 Know what confidence isn’t. People think that being confident means being the loudest one in the room or the bitchiest. It’s really not about any of those things. It’s about accepting and loving yourself. Then you’ll look hot no matter what.

[Read: How to look beautiful and oh-so-hot in 15 easy steps!]

Listen, being hot is all about being yourself. If you know who you are, well, there’s no way you won’t be the hottest person in the room. And that’s how to look hot.

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Natasha Ivanovic
Natasha Ivanovic
A serial dater, Natasha Ivanovic knows a thing or two about men and the dating scene. Much of her writing is inspired by her encounters with men - and for good ...
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