Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Easy Updates to Your Fall Look

Daylight is getting shorter, the air is getting colder, and your closet is probably looking a little "blah." A complete wardrobe overhaul is most likely out of the question; besides, clothes can only go so far in ramping up your look.

Now is the perfect time to reconsider your haircut and color. From May to August, it's only natural to take your hair lighter, add a few highlights, go for that whole beachy-tousled look. It's October, though, which means that your highlights could use a little toning down. Have your stylist weave chocolate or dark red low lights into your current hair color. And while you're at it, get your hair cut. The past several years have been all about loose, deconstructed hair styles. But fashion's dictation of glamourous, ladylike looks begs for a real hair style- a bob, a pixie cut, bangs, anything with definition.

Another quick, easy way to update your look is by mixing up your makeup. Pretty obvious, right? You'd be amazed at how easy it is to find yourself in a makeup rut. Chuck your usual neutral shade of lip gloss for a berry-colored stain. I like Mark Gleamstick in Flirtatious, and Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey. Putting a little extra color on your lips will make a big difference. If you'd rather show off your eyes, choose a neutral shadow with flecks of gold. Gold brings out the sparkle in every eye color.

If you've been holding on to a look - whether it's a hair style, makeup routine, or an unofficial uniform of clothing - dip deep into your inner Bombshell, embrace the power you'll get from change, and go for it.

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