Season changes are always a good time to revamp for your wardrobe. If you are finding yourself wondering how to get ready for the Fall, you are not alone. This is something that almost every woman face, and the truth is that each person has their own unique response to it. There are, however, some basic truths which are always worth thinking about, so you can be sure that your change in looks /fits right in with the moment. Let’s take a look at what you can do to really look the part this Fall.
Hot Hair Trends
The hair is a big part of the overall look. If you don’t get the hair right, you can’t be sure that the whole look is going to look right. But what kind of hairstyle should you be going for in the Fall? If you’re wondering how you even made the decision last year, you’ll know how stressful it can be getting it right. The truth is that there are a few specific hair trends coming this Fall which you might want to pay some attention to.
For a start, the season looks set to be one of massive volume. You know what an effect big volume can have on your hair – and your overall look. With the right kind of volume, you can easily find yourself actually feeling bigger in person and in spirit. But the question then is how to get that volume that you need without going too far into Amy Winehouse territory? Ideally, you will want to work with ceramic rollers, and after applying a light spray to your hair you can get it in sections and wrap it around the rollers. You’ll need to repeat this, pinning it in place as you go, until you have about ten rollers. Then it’s a matter of blow-drying for about ten minutes, or until it all holds. Unfurl, and finish off with a quick mist and some backcombing.
You’ve got other options though, so don’t go thinking it’s all about the beehive. If you’re more of a wavy-haired type woman, you’ll find that fits right in this coming season too. For this look, you’ll want to go for waves that look natural and as loose as possible. First you’ll need to make some pincurls, as big as you like, and then use a spray and curling iron to curl those strands, finishing off with a spray if you like.
However you do it, it is important to focus on the hair before the Fall begins for real. Get the hair down, and you will feel much more ready to tackle the rest of your look – just in time for the start of the new season.
Summer Dresses’ Last Chance
One of the biggest mistakes that people make during the summer to fall transition is that they think they have to suddenly and immediately do away with their lovely summer dresses. Chances are, you have gathered a fair few dresses together this summer, and you are not quite ready to just say goodbye to them entirely. The good news is that you don’t have to: with a little imagination and some forethought, you can continue to get a lot out of your summer dresses. Let’s see how you can do that.
Step forward your maxi dresses: although you will normally think of these as high-summer options, the truth is that they are perfect for when it starts to get a little colder. They are especially ideal if you really know how to wear them – and as we’ll see, wearing maxi dresses well in Fall and winter is a whole different thing to wearing them well in summer.
Part of it is actually what you do around, underneath or over the dress itself. Whatever the maxi dress does for you, think about how you might be able to alter the look (while staying warm) by layering up with a few other items. It might be a lace turtleneck underneath, and then layered on top with your best leather jacket, for instance. However you do it, this is a great way of bringing more out of the dress than you might have done otherwise
Or you might want to just use the dress as an undergarment, throwing on top an old turtleneck sweater for extra style and warmth rolled into one. This has the benefit of being cozy and stylish in one, and is so easy to make look good. But when you’ve been treating yourself to maxi dresses at Lotus Boutique all summer, you really want to show them off as long as possible, so you won’t always want to hide them with a sweater. What can you do then?
Answer: focus on the boots. What footwear are you used to wearing with your dress? Could it be that by thinking of this combination you might find the ultimate fall outfit? It’s worth looking into if you are not ready to say goodbye to those dresses you’ve been cherishing all summer. If you have a floral dress, consider pinching it at the waist with a bandana, or draw attention to your statement bag and watch the entire outfit change focus.
There are a thousand things you can do to make the most of your summer dresses, so don’t go thinking that it’s all over yet. Done right, you barely need to change what’s in your wardrobe at all – or not just yet, anyway.
Getting Jeweled Up
We all know what big news accessories are. Whenever you are thinking of changing your style in any way, you have to have a good understanding of what your accessories are going to be doing for you – or not, as the case may be. As it happens, the change from summer to fall is one that often catches people out particularly badly, and if that is true for you, you might want to think extra hard this year about what you might want to do. One suggestion that is worth considering is that you might want to focus on the jewelry more than you have previously. The onset of fall can be a great time to do whatever you can to feel a little more glamorous, and by thinking about the jewelry you should be able to do this fairly easily.
Certain pieces of jewelry are timeless, and will work every time the colder months starts to rear their heads. The perfect example of this is pearls. Worn right, and paired with the right outfit, pearls can do plenty to make you feel a million dollars, and often just when you need it. If you have not thought about wearing pearls for a long time, you will want to take a look at what’s currently on the market. You might be surprised at how modernized the style of many pearl items is these days. Whether it’s a simple broach, an elegant bracelet, or the more traditional necklace, there are a huge range of pearl options which can help to finish off your autumnal look.
Pearls are not your only option, of course. For something of a more tribal look, you might consider going for an amulet or anklet for wearing beneath your long dresses. Toned with some subtle eye shadow, you might find that this is especially effective in helping you to embody the feel and the colors of the fall season.
It’s Not Fall Without Boots
Many women enjoy bringing out the boots when it comes to fall, and it’s easy to see why this is unlikely to change. If you consider yourself a boot-wearing mama, you might be wondering what kind of styles are likely to be in during this coming season. As it happens, you have a lot of leeway this year, but there are some definite trends which are worth picking up on if you have any intention of turning a few heads and feeling your power.
A surprisingly common option is the use of combat boots to subtly subvert the notion of what women’s boots are. These can have a great way of keeping you warm while helping you to feel powerful, and you might be surprised at how many outfits they actually do fit with perfectly. Alternatively, you might be the kind of person who chooses to have looser, more floral style boots. Those ones you picked out for the summer festivals might well still be fine to use for this purpose, so it’s worth looking through your wardrobe and seeing what you have already. If you want to go all-out, however, you can still, as ever, opt for the ultimate knee-high winter boots – the kind that really get you kicking. Done right, boots really do complete your look – and could be the best addition to your fall outfits.
Preparing for fall can be hard, but by following the above – and your own intuition – you should be able to come up with a look that floors this season. Just remember the real value that comes from reusing your summer items, and making a few subtle changes with your accessories, hair and footwear.
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