Chances are if I am going to lunch with my girlfriends or headed to class, I am not going to spend a ton of time on my hair, makeup, or outfit. The thing is, fall mornings can start in the 50s or 60s, but by the afternoon it might be 70 or 80 degrees! This means your style has to be versatile. The key to versatility is simple: layers. Comfy, cotton joggers or leggings paired with a tee or tank can be topped off with a lightweight jacket or hoodie. Add some sneakers and sunglasses and you’re set for whatever the weather throws at you!
Even though I would LOVE to wear joggers and sneakers on the daily, sometimes I do try a little harder than that. On those days, I like to throw on some ripped jeans and either a flowy top or fitted basic tee. Brown booties like these seal the deal on this look.
The issue I face a lot when going for deeper lip colors is that my lips look like they have no dimension. They just look like a blob of color on my face. But I learned a trick a while back from a video that I found always looks good. Just take a dark lip color (lipsticks and liquid lips both do the trick). Then, take a little bit of light concealer (the video says to use cream paint, but concealer has not failed me yet) and dab it on your hand. Take a little bit and tap it in the center of your lips, both top and bottom, and press your lips together. Then, tap out the edges to make an ombre lip effect. You can add as much or as little concealer as you desire, depending on how dark you like your lipstick.
All Dolled Up
I know I covered some fall-inspired wedding looks a little while back, but I have to mention one hairstyle that I just love for fall. It can be worn for really anything, but I think it’s especially perfect if you’re attending anything wedding-oriented (so showers, rehearsals, or even the wedding itself).
I wore this look to holiday parties last year and every time I did I had people asking me how did you do that? But it is so easy, and can be done on a lot of different hair lengths. All you do is take a chunk of hair from one side of your head, about the size that you would like the braid to end up. Then braid your hair like you normally would (I like to do Dutch braids for this, because it seems to have a smoother result). Tie it off as close to the ends as you can with a tiny elastic that matches your hair color. Do the same to the other side. Then, just flip the braids up so they cross over your head. Bobby pin the ends of the braids so they’re hidden, and I like to add a pin in the middle that secures the braids on top of my head so they don’t start sliding back.
That’s literally it. You can style the remaining hair however you like!
Author: Melissa Johnson
Melissa is an adventurous college student that loves being outside. She also loves making art and doing crafty DIYs. Whether you’re a thrill-seeking adrenaline junky or someone just looking to appreciate nature, this blog has everything an adventurer needs! Make sure to follow the blog and come back often!