Fall is coming to a close and there are now more leaves on the ground than in the trees. For me, the defining feature of fall is watching those multicolored leaves float through the air like it’s snowing precious jewels. Every time I walk past a freshly raked pile of leaves on campus, I have to fight the urge to jump in and roll around like I used to as a kid, reminding myself that someone worked very hard to get those leaves there. Instead of wrapping ourselves in real fallen leaves, we can take a page out of this Fashionista’s book and wrap ourselves in those marvelous fall colors instead.
This Fashionista’s satin joggers are the perfect fall pants. Their vibrant rust color and subtle sheen make them appropriate for any occasion, from your internship to weekend lounging. This Fashionista works them into a casual, everyday look with a front-knotted V-neck in nautically-inspired blue and white stripes. She keeps the details clean and functional with a zodiac pendant necklace and metallic gold Birkenstock-style sandals that bring out the shine in her pants.
In keeping her outfit simple, she gives herself room to play up her makeup without looking overdone. Carrying on the trend of rich, autumn-inspired colors, she dons a wine-hued lipstick in a semi-matte finish. The finish keeps the lipstick from looking dry or cake-y like an overly matte lip can when worn for a long period of time. It is also more forgiving of fading, so it doesn’t require as many touch-ups which is perfect for a busy weekday. She lets her bold lip take center stage by keeping the rest of her make-up neutral: slightly smoked out eyeshadow in daytime-friendly naturals, well-groomed eyebrows, and a swipe of blush to prevent the lipstick from washing her out.
What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: There are as many flavors of wine-hued lip products as there are varieties of red wine, so there’s guaranteed to be a perfect lip for every occasion and skintone. Try Smashbox Be Lengendary in Plum Scene for bold but everyday color, Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in LAX with super staying power for special occasions, or cult-favorite Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey for those days when you just need a sheer swipe of color. Round out your look with a neutral eye—this Too Faced palette offers selections for day and night—and a subtle flush for maximum WOW-potential.