ALL ABOUT BEAUTY: Work-Wear Relaxed Chic

All About Beauty

Nix traditional winter fabrics like tweed and wool – this season it’s all about the right flannel. An original work-wear staple turned Fashionista must-have, the cozy button-down has evolved into anything but homely. The thick, soft material offers warmth without the bulk, particularly during the dreaded finals period. So, take advantage of the shirts’ comfort and dress it up or dress it down for a perfected hipster look.

This Fashionista pairs her flannel with a heather gray tank, black leggings and the coveted Melissa Button Frye boots. The look has an aura of effortlessness stemming from the relaxed nature of a slouchy plaid. What’s more, she maintains that relaxed vibe with minimalist waves at the ends of her locks and a fresh face. In my opinion, a manageable cut offers tremendous advantages. With tresses falling just below the shoulder, the strands hold subtle tassels with little upkeep required. For the face, this Fashionista uses a clean sweep of tinted moisturizer and delicate dabs of bronzer to bring out her olive undertones.

Try Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20 for a lightweight coverage that simultaneously moisturizes and protects. For a trusted bronzer, opt for the NARS Highlighting/Bronzing Blush Duo. This complementary pairing delivers a sun kissed glow year-round – and who doesn’t want that in the dead of winter? When it comes to finding the right flannel, look no further than your local thrift or vintage shop. These flannels have a signature authenticity coupled with an ultra-worn-in feel, giving it that extra dimension of comfort. For a modern take on the vintage button-down, try the BDG flannels from Urban Outfitters. With an endless supply of patterns and colors, invest in two or three…or four.

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