As befits a summer beauty, this week’s Fashionista is all about the beach and the cat eye of the Swinging Sixties. With her too cool teal cropped top, her hot weather ready cut-off shorts and favorite Keds, this Fashionista has got surf-and-turf written all over her outfit. Add her signature cat-eye and classic beach curls, and she could hardly look more sunshine ready.
Taking cues from everyone from Amy Winehouse on bold days to a more Mad Men friendly take for her every day, this Fashionista has found a favorite in the cat eye. Using products like Maybelline gel eyeliner and Rimmel Spicy Bronze eye shadow to finish, our Fashionista pumps up the natural luminosity of her skin tone to make this perennial liner favorite all her own. To get this look, try using a shimmer eye shadow that matches your skin tone pre-liner, whether you are a darker ebony or a fairer pink. MAC pigment in Naked is perfect for you paler gals and Chanel’s Illudion D’ombre eye shadow in Illusoire is going to be tint perfect for those of you with a little more color.
To top off her entire look – and I mean that literally – is her natural and bouncy curls. Especially with her highlighted front pieces, this Fashionista could hardly make her hair look more effortless. In a salt spray mash-up of the classic Diana-do and Corinne Bailey Rae mane, this Fashionista pulls from the modern ombre styles and the vintage closet to get a formula that’s right on trend. If you’re coveting those curls, check out Goldwell’s Dynamic Loop Curl Spray or Bumble and Bumble’s Curl Conscious Defining Cream to keep them tight and non-frizzed. If the classic beach waves is what you’re after but you have straighter hair than our Fashionista, also try Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray. It promises sun-kissed and windswept tendrils even if you’re set for a day in class.
If there’s one lesson to be learned this summer, it’s that vacation time is shorter then we think and we should take every opportunity to enjoy ourselves. So if you keep up with the look of this week’s stylish Fashionista, you could be wearing your tropical getaway with you wherever you go, and living everyday like it’s Beach Day.