5 Ways to Update Your Fall Wardrobe and Beauty Routine
Ahhh, fall. With that scent of cinnamon and fall leaves that seems to permeate the air, pumpkin spice lattes at every turn, and the final relief from those brutally hot summer days, there’s not much better. It’s also a time to take stock of your closet and your makeup bag. Winter is coming with its harsh temperatures and unrelenting toll on our face. It’s best to prepare now, so read on for five ways to update your fall wardrobe and beauty routine.
Pull Out All Your Perfect Plaid
Plaid isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, but you don’t have to go pure grunge with this mainstay trend. There are so many interesting ways to incorporate plaid into your wardrobe this fall. From an adorable red and black belted dress and plaid poncho to more of the traditional plaid shirt and a plaid blanket wrap, this trend doesn’t have to make you feel pigeonholed. If you’re low on money but high on ingenuity, consider repurposing one of your man’s plaid shirts into an adorable jumper. This is DIY at its finest!
Fall Facials Galore
Get your face ready for winter and its harsh temperatures and high winds. Consider a soothing facial or try getting rid of pesky blackheads. It’s also a great time of year for shedding dead skin cells with exfoliation and, remember, don’t just exfoliate your face. Find a good scrub for your whole body, as we all know how ashy our skin gets come wintertime. When taking care of your face, you can exfoliate at home or call your local MedSpa for microdermabrasion. This is a non-invasive procedure that uses microcrystals to remove the outermost layer of skin, leaving you looking renewed and refreshed. Of course, don’t forget your SPF, as those sneaky and harmful rays can get you any time of year. Winter can dry out our skin immensely; keep your face looking fresh and flake-free with natural moisturizers.
Accessorize to the Max
Accessories not only make the most of every ensemble, but they’re great for anyone who doesn’t have millions at her disposal for seasonal wardrobe changes. You can still wear those jeans from last year as well as those tall boots. Throw on a new scarf, a set of bangles, one of the season’s “it hats” and no one will know this isn’t a completely new outfit. When buying clothes, try not to purchase anything too trendy or with too many patterns, as these types of things make it harder to mix and match. Use your accessories to make the statement. A plain white tee, a timeless denim jacket, and leggings can look amazing when paired with something like this fringe necklace from Anthropologie. Next time, wear that necklace with your LBD (little black dress, of course) and some thigh high boots. Do you consider yourself crafty? How about a DIY fringe poncho for when the temperature cools down just a touch but it isn’t quite cold yet? You can wear something like that a thousand different ways. Start with fantastic basics from Madewell, then dress them up with a variety of accessories.
Short Hair, Don’t Care
If you’ve been debating that haircut, autumn is a great time to go for it. Long hair is ideal in summer as you can do the beach waves or wash ‘n’ go. We also often wear our hair up in the summer due to the summer temperatures, or under a hat to avoid the sun. So if you’ve seen that “bob” or “lob” haircut and are itching for a change, make the leap this fall. You can easily grow it out by next summer! Of course, fall hair colors are a ton of fun, too.
Get Carrie Bradshaw-Level With Your Shoes
Okay, okay, we don’t exactly mean that, as not many of us can afford the Jimmy Choos she loved to wear on Sex and the City. You don’t have to break the bank to get a killer pair of shoes. Nordstrom Rack, Target, Marshall’s, and even Target have a wide array of options in the latest styles. From booties and fall wedges to boots and high-tops, shoes are a great way to update your wardrobe and show your personality at the same time.
Follow these five ways to update your autumn wardrobe and beauty routine and the fall foliage won’t be the only thing that gets “oohs” and aahs.”