Fall: it conjures up the idea of a new beginning, a fresh start. When August getaways come to an end, the untarnished brand new, holding so much promise and potential, awaits. The lazy days of minimal, casual clothing are over and fashion’s favorite season is upon us. Intertwine fall’s love of fashion with a fresh start by revamping your look this coming season. Here are a few tips to keep your style cozy, trendy, and autumnal.
With summer winding down, a bolder lip to contrast with your rapidly fading tan is the perfect fall makeup touch. Think dark red wine with shades that range from a dark cherry to a deep oxblood. Experiment with different shades and make sure you don’t choose one that’s too dark.
Instead of a complete hair-color change for the fall, try subtle accents and highlights of a warmer tone. For blondes, warm golden and very light red lowlights and for brunettes, auburn accents result in elegant, rich, layered colors.
Glittery eye makeup was a trademark on the fall runway this year. Instead of the usual smoky eye, add some subtle shimmer or try Cara Delevigne’s dramatic look, with a wintery white, extra glittery, bold, thick sweep of eyeliner.
It took Christian Louboutin three years to perfect his shade of timeless, scarlet nail polish to ensure it matched perfectly with the renowned red soles of his shoes. For a classic, vibrant, but autumnal shade for your nails, look no further than this lavish red.
Velvet was abundant on the fall runways this year. Designers used the inherently plush fabric in a variety of unexpected ways. Channel seventeenth century grandeur by pairing beautiful velvet dresses or pantsuits with opulent jewels and glittery headbands, or opt for a more modern spin with Currant/Elliot’s velvet jeans (see right). Jason Wu’s velvet and leather-studded shoes (see left) are another elegant, unexpected use of velvet not to be overlooked.
Instead of opting for a classic fall boot, try an ultra high boot this season. Though these may seem a little daunting, finding the right height and proportion boot will ensure that they’re flattering. You’re bound to make a statement and add trendiness to any fall outfit with a pair of these.