Being a tomboy comes naturally to some ladies and is sometimes a lifestyle that is hard to leave behind. Playing in dirt, shooting hoops and hanging out with the guys are traditionally not the actions of a "girly girl." If you want to make a change and be seen for the lady you are, start slowly. Implement small changes that you are comfortable with and watch yourself bloom. Stay true to yourself; you can still play sports while maintaining the look and feel of femininity. Easily make the transition from a tomboy to a girly girl in seven days by mapping out your quest.
Make a list of the changes you want to make and check them off as you complete them. This will allow you to see how much time you have left of your allotted seven-day time span to tackle the rest of the changes you want to make to become a girly girl. For example, if you want to dress more like a girly girl, give yourself two or three days to go shopping, and once you've purchased your clothes, check this off your list.
Visit a beautician for a haircut and style. According to Glamour magazine, visit your hair stylist every six to eight weeks for a trim. Request a cut that will be easy for you to maintain with the styling tools you have at home and ask the stylist to walk you through the styling steps. Watch closely to ensure that you can re-create this style.
Get a makeover by a cosmetician at a local department store. Ask what colors highlight your best features and be sure to purchase makeup that can take you from a daytime outing to a night out with the girls. Learn how to achieve a “five-minute face,” which allows you to look your best even when running a quick errand.
Purchase new clothing that is versatile and yields several different outfits by changing one article and/or accessories. For example, if you already have several pairs of jeans, buy shirts or blouses that can be worn with two different pairs of shoes and different accessories to create both daytime and evening looks. Hang on to those old T-shirts; you still need clothes to get dirty in.
Throw away or donate any articles of your clothing that were bought in the men’s section of a retail or department store. Men’s clothing is cut differently and runs larger, which sometimes adds an additional 5 to 10 pounds to your female frame. They may be more comfortable to wear, but you will lose your girly girl appeal.
Accessorize your outfits with stylish shoes, fashion jewelry and purses. Reserve those dingy sneakers for mowing the grass, a quick jog or a leisurely walk and slip into your heels for outings with friends or family. A girly girl collects accessories that can be worn or used with multiple outfits for various occasions. Be sure to purchase storage bins to neatly store your goodies.
Change your mannerisms. Cross your legs, resist the urge to spit and refrain from using curse words. Walk with your head held high and make eye contact when speaking. These steps will make you more attractive because you will exude confidence. Maintain a positive outlook on life and don’t be afraid to laugh when something is funny. Avoid being fake because this is noticeable (for example, don't pretend to be friends with someone and then talk about her when she's not around). Speak your mind respectfully.
Make friends with more girls. Don’t terminate your existing friendships with the guys, but if you want to be seen as a potential girlfriend instead of “one of the guys,” you have to be “one of the girls.”
Meka Jones, from Cherokee, Ala., began writing in 2009. She is a faculty member at Shelton State Community College and has written for "Shoals Woman Magazine" and various online publications. Jones is pursuing a Ph.D. in exercise physiology at the University of Alabama and holds Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in physical education from the University of North Alabama.