What To Wear This Autumn/Winter Season

Trench Coat

As the night’s draw in and the temperature starts to drop, there’s nothing to be glum about – especially when you can wrap yourself up in this season’s latest trends and bid farewell to the summer in style.

Besides, a big part of Autumn/Winter 2013 fashion is all about daring to add a splash of colour to your wardrobe so you can carry a bit of that warm weather feeling around with you until the end of the year and when it comes to the festive season, it’s time to really get glammed up.

Overhauling your whole wardrobe might seem like a large expense, but if you find yourself with some cash from some action on a bingo site like Big Brother Bingo or happen to have a penny or two (at this time of year, that’s really lucky!), it’s worth getting some key items to make sure your look fits in this season.

Here’s our guide to autumn/winter 2013’s must-have items and looks.

Channel your inner rockstar

This edgy style has been spotted on catwalks at both New York and London Fashion Weeks. Givenchy and Versace are just a couple of the luxury labels that featured models in tight leather pants and tops complete with zips and studs.

If you don’t want to embrace the look fully, soften the punk/grunge look with a floral design jumper or demure silk top combined with a black leather skirt and biker boots.

Go square

Following on from the summer’s hot monochrome print trend, tartan is taking over and about to explode on to the high street this autumn and winter season.

Skirts, trousers, coats, jumpers, tops – nothing is immune to a splash of tartan and the good news is that it comes in a range of colours so those who want to fit in this season will easily be able to find a shade that suits them. Go for bright and bold to add a touch of warmth to your wardrobe.

And while there will be plenty of high street labels stocking the style, for those who really want to stand out, it’s worth splashing out on a quality designer brand – especially if you’re feeling flush after a bingo win – as this timeless design is bound to come back into fashion again once this season’s through.

Think big

Big is beautiful this autumn with pillow-sleeved jackets, billowing trousers and oversized coats a resounding message at both London and New York Fashion Weeks at the start of September.

The great thing about this style is that it makes cozying up in the cold weather incredibly easy as you can easily layer up under large jackets, coats and jumpers. Make sure you team the look with more tailored pieces to avoid it becoming unflattering and ill-fitting.

Go all out

When it comes to the festive season shiny fabrics, gold, silver, sequins and opulence are obligatory.

Now’s the time to go all out and don your most luxurious purchases and to really stand out at Christmas parties, treat yourself to a makeover to match your outfit. This season super slick and androgynous looking hairstyle are in, but if you don’t dare to go for this, try another trend for autumn/winter – low ponytails.

 

 

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Burts Bees Lip Shimmers

I have fallen completely in love with Burts Bees Lip Shimmers. They aren’t lipstick, but they sure show up like them! I love all the different colors that you can choose from. Whether your shade is light pink or dark mulberry they have something for you.

I love how slim and compact they are. I can slip one into the pocket of my blouse or pants without having an odd shape visible. Made from all natural ingredients these lip shimmers are sure to brighten up your holiday makeup ensembles. I love how moisturizing and soft they feel.

My only problem with them is that they are very easily broken, but I think that’s partly due to the extreme weather conditions that my state has most of the time.

All in all I love the lip shimmers from Burts Bees and hope they come out with a few more colors soon. They have five star ratings all over the web so it’s not just me that has fallen in love with them.

Burts Bees Lip Shimmers are available at Target, Walmart, and Walgreens stores nationwide as well as online at BurtsBees.com

Best in Beauty From P&G

We are huge fans of P&G here at Fashionable Media. And we know that their brands such as Olay, Cover Girl, Pantene and more all make the most have beauty products. Did you know these facts about them however? They have….

  • Earned 155 awards—and counting—from leading beauty editors over the past five years
  • Been awarded a staggering 82 Allure Best of Beauty and Readers’ Choice awards over the past two years, illustrating that – not only do beauty editors love our products – so do women across the country!

All the beauty experts agree that their brands deserve the recognition that they receive. Gurus like Pat McGrathBruce Grayson and Danilo  all swear by these products to the the latest red carpet and runway looks. And they have divulged their list of beauty must-haves so that anyone can build an award-winning beauty regimen.

Pat McGrath’s favorite product is the Cover Girl lash blast mascara and we agree! This mascara never clumps and always looks great for any occasion.

Dr. Sarah Vickery’s favorite product is the Cover Girl & Olay 2n1 foundation and primer. I honestly love this product. It is light and airy without covering your face in grease.

Danilo’s favorite product is the Restore Beautiful Lengths smoothing cream. We have never tried this product, but it is getting awesome reviews from everyone!

Claire Girdler’s favorite product is the Venus razors. And my P&G beauty staples would have to be the Venus Embrace razors. These razors are totally awesome and give you a nice clean shave without harming your sensitive skin. I swear by these razors and Venus is the only brand that I use. (Review coming soon!)

And don’t forget, it is the perfect time to update your beauty regiment! Through the end of this month, P&G is offering a $15 rebate with the purchase of $50 worth of any Venus, Olay, Secret, CoverGirl, Clairol, Herbal Essences, Aussie, Head & Shoulders, Pantene, and Crest 3D White products.

What are your beauty staples from P&G?

Stages of Beauty Skin Care (Spring Fashion Guide)

Stages of Beauty Skin Care is a great brand of skin care products that is an new all-natural, anti-aging skincare brand, the first beauty line that’s organized by age and designed to meet the ever-changing needs of a woman’s skin throughout her life.

Created and scientifically formulated under the guidance of Jasmina Aganovic, an MIT-trained Chemical and Biological Engineer, Stages of Beauty offers four lines, each formulated to address the hormonal changes/needs of your skin at every age; 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s+. After having one too many adverse reactions to skincare products with ingredients that were too harsh for her young skin, Jasmina went to work to create a skincare line that would give women a straightforward and knowledgeable approach to beauty.

Most of us girls need the RADIANCE line (for women in their 20s). It focuses on preventative care, repairing and protecting skin against environmental damage and free radicals.

Each line includes the:

Cleanser
Scrub
Serum
Toner
Treatment Cream
and Anti-aging treatment

Unique ingredients like: Monk’s Pepper Berry, African Red Tea, Pomegranate Seed, Bamboo, Ayurvedic ingredients, and other all natural ingredients help to protect, restore, and nourish your skin.

I had a chance to try the Radiance line and I love it! The products aren’t greasy at all and they are so light-weight and nourishing! I haven’t noticed a major change in my skin, but then again my skin is pretty clear/soft already. I did however notice that dark circles and other things have vanished so that is a huge plus for me!

If you are looking for an all natural skin care line that protects your skin while still being oh-so easy to use then for more information visit- Stagesofbeauty.com

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