New You: 20 Fresh Ways to Wow!
Color-Block Bright Separates
What makes watermelon, one of the season's hot hues, even punchier? Pairing it with super-hot pink. Or go all blue with a turquoise T and cobalt skinnies.
Rev Up Lips With Oxblood Red
Trade in your classic cherry pink lipstick for a burgundy shade. If you have pale skin, choose a rouge color with cool, blue undertones; opt for a warm, brown-based one if you have a deeper or olive complexion. Paint it on with a fine-tip makeup brush, blotting between coats for a long-lasting stain.
Sport a Varsity Jacket
Designers gave this '80s throwback both luxe and street-smart treatments for fall. But whether you go for a velvety version or a leather one, you can combine it with everything from shorts and boots to skinny jeans and flats.
Pull On Tights With Sandals
It's both practical and eye-popping. Get more life out of your sandals with black tights, which look so cool with bright strappy shoes. Or mix patterned legwear, like the clashy ones at Rochas, with a tweedy pencil skirt and neutral heels. Just stick to hemlines that hit above the knee to keep it fresh, not frumpy.
Bump Your Hair Into a Bouffant
Voluminous '60s updos were towering over the runways. To get high and mighty, tease at roots to build major body, then create a deep side part. Next, gather hair into a messy bun in the back, leaving height around the crown. Smooth hair in front, and mist with hairspray.
Belt It Out
For a simple way to define your waist when you're wearing a voluminous skirt or flowy top, wrap a Japanese-inspired obi belt around your middle. Let it stand out by keeping the rest of your accessories on the subtle side: Think a slim headband or minimal jewelry and a clutch.
Strap On Your Purse
The cross-body bag is still huge for fall, a trend we love, as it takes zero effort and scores you mega style points. Structured ones from Tommy Hilfiger were particularly eye-catching.
Go On, Blush!
You might think pink is only for spring, but it looks current in everything from swing coats to ladylike dresses. Why not push it by slicking on a lipstick shade in a pink that's richer and deeper than what you're wearing?
Do a Double Cat Eye
Draw across your lids with a black liner from the inner to outer corners, flicking up the tip to finish. Then trace on a parallel line, slightly above the first.
Clip Some Cute “Baby Bangs”
Not into shaggy, hang-in-your-eyes strands? Hello, little-Dutch-boy fringe. Have your stylist trim bangs 2 to 3 inches above your brows, and comb in a gel to nix frizziness.