ALL ABOUT BEAUTY: Black And Blue And Casual Too

All About Beauty

Mother Nature’s frosty breath is felt all throughout campus. Chilly breezes and the occasional snow flurry force students to bundle up while walking from class to class. However, the one plus side to cold weather is winter accessories. I love nothing more than wrapping a chunky knit scarf around my neck and sporting a pair of fuzzy earmuffs and cozy mittens. While the weather may not be frigid enough to call for all of these, it does call for a slouchy hat—a perfect solution to a chilly, windy day.

In terms of beauty, a hat is the perfect way to keep your locks under control in the breeze. This Fashionista tops off her casual outfit composed of a periwinkle cardigan layered over black leggings with a slouchy, black knit beanie. Her shiny, ombré hair flows out from underneath, creating a laidback feel. She complements the color of her cardigan with blue mascara—a fun and playful twist to her ensemble. To contrast the blue, she swipes a faint pink lip balm across her lips, which helps brighten her complexion. To beat the cold she wears a chic pair of lace-up boots folded down, exposing her gray socks worn over her leggings to prevent wind from getting in. Her exposed socks work in unison with her folded boots in order to bring a relaxed feel to her outfit.

To recreate this simple beauty look you need three things: a hat, blue mascara and lip balm. Hats come in a variety of shapes, textures, colors and prints, so finding one to fit your style will be a breeze. For a carefree and playful look, go for a knit hat with earflaps (bonus: they’ll keep your ears nice and toasty). For a more laidback and casual feel, search for a slouchy knit beanie like this Fashionista’s. In terms of makeup, swipe on a coat or two of blue mascara to make your eyes pop and glaze your lips with a light pink balm, like Clinque Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Apricot, for a sweet twist. Stick to natural face makeup to ensure your eyes stay in the spotlight.

Battle Mother Nature’s blue winter mood with blues of your own—like a sweater or mascara. Pull on a hat to tame your locks and you’re ready for whatever wintery mix lies ahead.


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