Wednesday, September 28, 2011

White out.

I'm going to start posting my answers to your style questions. Maybe you have been wondering about the same thing? This one is from our facebook wall ("like" Everyday Runway here):

Can you really wear white all year round?

Yes, you can wear white all year round. But you have to keep a few things in mind.

First, what is the clothing item made out of? The material and texture determine whether a white item is appropriate for the season. Linen, jersey, and denim are all materials that are too summer-y. Patent leather is never okay. (Unless you are under the age of five and it is Easter.) Heavier fabrics and blends work well for fall and winter. If you want to wear white after Labor Day, think wool, fur, angora, and cotton layering pieces. Silk can be gorgeous too.

Now, what are you going to wear the white item with? All white is chic, but white will also work with black, grey, and other neutrals. You could also pair your white item with jewel tones for a cool take on the graphic colorblocking trend. Avoid wearing white with pastels, which is too spring, and red, which is too holiday. Also be careful with navy blue as it can look too nautical-inspired if done incorrectly.

Lastly, think about the color of your white item. Stark white can be more difficult so my advice is to channel your inner Aspen ski bunny with this one. Winter white and ivory are a safer bet.

Ultimately, let your current skin tone be the judge. Do you feel beautiful? Then wear it.

Good luck!

Treat everyday like you are on the runway.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Going Dark.

A change in season always means a new beauty routine. It's officially autumn now and after months of nude and hot pink lipstick (see post here), I'm going dark.

The colors of fresh berries have shown up on clothes everywhere for fall, but these delicious wine shades are also one of the best new makeup looks for the upcoming fall and winter season. Not for the faint of heart, these colors make a powerful statement. But if you are brave enough, they are the ultimate in sophistication, confidence, and sexiness. Recently, I picked up this gorgeous color by Nars and I'm already wearing it around.

{Nars, Afghan Red, $24.}

Sephora describes this color as garnet, but I would describe Afghan Red as a deep bordeaux. I don't see the red that the name suggests, it has more of a purple hue to it. I love it's smooth satin (not matte) finish. Nars lipsticks are my favorite because they never dry out my lips and you can layer this color for a sheer or richer color look. Here is some of my inspiration.

And look at this! Such a pretty look for a winter bride.

{All photographs via Pinterest.}

Will you try dark lips for fall? Deep red lips look perfect with a "nude" face and mascara. Be sure to keep your eye makeup to a minimum to make this runway style work for everyday. Unsure about wearing if for everyday? Try dark lips for a night out instead. As always, remember to choose the right wine shade for your skin tone.

Treat everyday like you are on the runway.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Must Have Mustard.

After the camel tones of last fall, it was only a matter of time until this became a must have color in fashion:

That's right, mustard yellow.

The color is rich, bold, and the perfect compliment to autumnal hues. You can choose one mustard piece or opt for the head to toe look, as seen at the Acne Fall 2011 show.

Following the A.L.C. Resort 2012 collection...

And the Matthew Williamson Spring 2012 show...

{All photos via}

It is clear that mustard is here to stay for a while. Here are some ways to incorporate this "it" color into your wardrobe. Wear it with any neutral (especially camel, black and grey) or try the head to toe look and throw in a punch of teal blue or burgundy.

{J Brand, Mid Rise Skinny Pants, $169.}

{J Crew, Lulu Frost Thin Deco Bracelet, $45.}
{Topshop, Cable Pom Beanie, $28.}

{Carole Faceted Earrings, $6.}

{Topshop, Beaten Square Necklace, $28.}