For most people a holiday stroll consists of walking around the neighborhood and looking at everyone’s Christmas lights. But for me it consists of walking around Central Park West in a Red Vinyl Check Swing Coat reminiscent of Blair Waldorf’s preppy Manhattan style.
I think it’s safe to say that this red coat from Topshop is truly the perfect holiday ensemble. It’s festive, stylish and perfect to put over any holiday dress. It’s also just a great statement coat for the warmer winter months. And yes it really does make you feel like you should be on Gossip Girl.
Fashion blogs, magazines and websites directly influence both our cupboards and wardrobes. So if you’ve already chronicled your favorite outfits and accessories for summer 2015, it’s time to top off your best looks with the hottest summer makeup trends. Here are the top makeup trends to try this summer.
1. Welcome Back Lipstick
Nude lips might have been the trend for several seasons, but this summer colorful lips are back. Try out the red hot lipsticks from Burberry Beauty or a smudgy stain from Topshop Unique. Remember, men may come and go, but your favorite shade of lipstick is forever!
2. Embrace the Color Purple
The color of summer when it comes to highlighting the beauty of your eyes is purple. Lilac is known not only to improve but also optimize every skin tone. Try a grape shade inspired by Vera Wang’s SS15 runway show. To complement your purple eye makeup, you could sport light purple apparel too. But, I’m sure you don’t want to go on the date with your best eye makeup all alone! If you want to shop for your better half too, click here.
3. The Anti Cat Eye
Eyeliners give you a reason to be late! Black eyeliners never fail to be a part of any season, but for summer, the way to wear them is different. Start applying it from the middle of your eye to its extreme corner, like we saw Prada and Celine do on the runways. For a truly graphic effect, keep the line straight.
4. Glow Bronzing Powder
Summer makeup is absolutely incomplete without bronzer. You can try the Glow Bronzing Powder by Dolce & Gabbana that promises a sun-kissed, natural-looking tone. If this does not suit your skin type, you could also check out sun-inspired bronzing powders by Avon.
5. Metallic Nails
Metallic manicures are so hot this season. Flaunt your flawless summer skin by using metallic nail polishes. Browse through the Dark Stromboli, Silvery Platinum or Golden Desert shades by Dolce & Gabbana! It’s the little things that attract the most attention.
6. Simple Hair
The hairstyles for summer are always very simple. To avoid the sweat and uneasiness, most would prefer to tie up their hair. You can decorate your buns with flowers or very simple accessories. If you don’t like to tie your hair back, just a simple middle parting is totally in!
7. Don’t Hide Your Freckles
During summer, freckles are one of your greatest blessings and you sure would not want to hide them under concealers. Try Chanel’s Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Color compact that provides warm color to the face, without concealing or mattifying.
They say that the most beautiful makeup for women is their passion, but cosmetics are easier to buy. So, hit refresh on your makeup kit. Happy shopping!
This guest post is by Suzy Walsh, chief editor for The House of Elegance Fashion. She is a blogger by profession and a fashion expert by passion who loves to write about fashion trends and tips.
While I love fancy cocktail parties and getting dressed up to sip champagne at wine bars, I don’t think you need a special occasion to dress up. Dressing up doesn’t have to be expensive either. This look I put together for well under $100 which means I’ll probably spend more on fancy drinks than I did on the outfit.
The dress is from Target, the pumps were a steal from Famous Footwear, the necklace a found on clearance at Nanette Lepore and the clutch is vintage (it was a gift from one of my very best friends). Now that I’ve discovered Elizabeth Arden‘s Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick, I need to start wearing red lipstick more. My favorite shade is “Red to Wear” and I love how the lipstick case looks like Elizabeth Arden’s iconic red door.
Whether you’re single or taken, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate your love of fashion, pink hearts, and radiant red lipstick. It’s also a great time of year to either get sent or send yourself a lovely bouquet of flowers. That is of course if you even remember it’s Valentine’s Day in between viewing the latest Fall Collections at New York Fashion Week which runs from Feb. 7th-14th. So before I get caught up in the glamour of viewing the next fall season at Lincoln Center, I’m putting together an amazing lists of Valentine’s Day gifts for every budget without the typical corniness that tends to follow this holiday. So treat yourself or a friend to some Valentine’s Day fabulosity. Or if you’re super subtile, send your significant other a link to this post.