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5 Stunning Eyeshadows For That Crimson Autumn Look

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Just like every other season, autumn comes with its own scents, looks, and colors. You step outside, take in the cool, crisp air, and admire the leaves beautifully changing colors on the trees. The deep reds, oranges, and browns are so gorgeous that wearing them on our eyes is what any makeup lover needs during this time of the year.

What’s more enchanting than smoking out your eyes with rich shades of reds or deep tones of browns? The colors of autumn are inviting and wearing any of its shades will have you blending right into the atmosphere; that’s why we need them all.

Cosmetic brands almost never let the fall season slip away so easily. By taking advantage of the gorgeous season, brands turn the fall colors into shadows and complement these colors with even more charming shades, creating the perfect palette to wear throughout the coming months. There are tons of palettes to choose from, but we picked out our top five favorites for you to consider.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette, $42, sephora.com

It’s clear that almost everyone knows about this palette and just how amazing it is. Anastasia Beverly Hills came out with this essential eyeshadow collection with 14 shades in neutral to berry tones. From earthy yellows to shimmery golds with a metallic finish, these shadows are high-pigmented — they are also fade-resistant.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, $54, sephora.com

If fiery reds are what you’re looking for, then this palette is what you need. The Naked Heat palette from Urban Decay features 12 amber-hued neutrals including warm browns, burnt oranges, and rich siennas. Smoke out your eyes with any of their smooth red-brown mattes or glimmering coppers and deep bronzes. Each shade blends precisely with a velvet texture and ultimate staying power, making the perfect sunset or crimson eye look.

Colourpop Yes, Please! Pressed Powder Shadow Palette, $16, colourpop.com

For Colourpop’s first ever fixed 12-pan palette, it’s stunning. The palette features the hottest shades from brick red to pale peachy nude to deep reddish brown. Each shade is highly pigmented and applies on evenly, feels ultra-velvety, and leaves your skin silky. Whether the finish is matte or metallic, they will always blend out perfectly to achieve smokey warm tones.

Morphe 35OM – 35 Color Matte Nature Glow, $22.99, morphebrushes.com

If this palette doesn’t scream autumn, then nothing does. Morphe’s Color Matte Nature Glow says it all with their warm-toned shades resembling colors straight from a forest during fall. Every shade is creamy, highly pigmented, and blends together perfectly. Also, each color is a matte finish for those deep smokey looks.

Juvia’s Place Nubian Eyeshadow Palette, $28, juviasplace.com

Juvia’s Place is well-known for their amazing eyeshadow palettes. Their Nubian palette features four transition mattes and eight shimmery pearl-textured colors that are breathtaking to wear during this season. The colors on the palette are essential neutral colors such as sandy nude, rich brown, and their reddish brown shimmer finish. Just like their other palettes, this one is highly pigmented and blends flawlessly.

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5 Stunning Eyeshadows For That Crimson Autumn Look: Featured image courtesy of Colourpop

Foods That Are Great for Skin

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If you’re looking for natural ways to get that glowing, picture-perfect skin, you should start with what’s on your plate. Nutrition is directly connected to skin health and appearance and we’ve listed some fall favorites of ours to incorporate into your new autumn diet. This is our fall edition: foods that are great for skin.

 

Cinnamon
And baby, you guessed it. What would fall be without cinnamon spice? Cinnamon is plentiful and cheap and it is a natural source of treating acne and eczema. It also is an antiseptic so if you have a cut or wound or maybe a bad acne patch, you can put it on your skin or on your latte—either way you will reap the antibacterial properties.

Pumpkin
Autumn is here and that means pumpkin is back on the menu everywhere. This is great news for your skin because pumpkin is packed full of beta-carotene, rich in vitamin A. Pumpkin is also rich in vitamin C, which is so important for healing damaged skin. These essential ingredients are both crucial for increasing collagen production and keeping skin looking young and healthy.

Pomegranate
Another fall/winter fruit, this is a great option to add to your seasonal fruit intake. Pomegranates moisturize skin, treats acne, reduces inflammation, and has powerful anti-oxidants to keep you young. This fruit is good for all skin types because it contains omega-5 fatty acids that hydrate dry skin and it is rich in vitamin C which combats breakouts for oily skin.

Onions and garlic
Add in a cross and this would be a remedy for keeping vampires away, but this potent combination has major value for your skin. These vegetables are actually abundant in sulfur that is amazing for preventing wrinkles. And don’t throw away the skin! The skins of the onion and the garlic are a great source of antioxidants.

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Fall Edition: Foods That Are Great for Skin: Featured image courtesy of Jar of Lemons

Ann Taylor Fall 2017: What To Look Forward To

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What’s the perfect addition to apple picking, colorful leaves, and pumpkin spice lattes, you ask? Ann Taylor’s Fall 2017 line, of course. With summer coming to an inevitable close next month, it’s time to prepare yourself and your wardrobe for fall. Ann Taylor unveiled its fall 2017 lookbook back in April and the trendy outfit selections are perfect for the upcoming season.

 

From bold skirts to cozy overcoats, Ann Taylor composed a sound variety of clothing for autumn. Because the fall 2017 line offers customers both neutral and statement pieces, your outfits can be combined for the ultimate look. Those who enjoy neutrals, such as green, black, and camel, will be more than happy with the line’s selection of pants, sweaters, and skirts. But for those who set their eyes on bolder colors for their wardrobe, patterned skirts, pants, and dresses are perfect choices. And better yet—statement pieces, such as the fall line’s bright-yellow peacoat, add a pop of personality to any outfit.

But the variety doesn’t stop at clothing. While minimalistic accessorizing is in style, the statement accessories offered, including colorful scarves and velvet clutches, are classic completions to any outfit. You can never go wrong with a pair of hoop or dangle earrings to add a little shimmer to the occasion. The line’s ankle boots or strappy heels can instantly dress up your outfit, while a crossbody purse can top off the exact look you’re going for.

All of Ann Taylor’s clothing lines are essential, but the fall 2017 line is the perfect addition to any wardrobe thanks to its trendy pieces. The line flawlessly combines professionalism with personality, one of the latest trends in fashion for this upcoming fall.

 

Shop some of our favorite
pieces from Ann Taylor below!

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Ann Taylor Fall 2017: What To Look Forward To: Images courtesy of Ann Taylor

Toeing the Line

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Traditional menswear receives a feminine touch this fall as oxfords, smoking slippers, and brogues are updated with chic details that are well-suited for fall wear.

Blue Satin Sashes
Pale blue ribbons replace plain laces in these elegant oxfords. These pumps are perfect for autumn and are accented with warm caramel leather and a touch of houndstooth wool to create a pleasant mix of textures!

(Poetic License Language Artist Heel in Caramel, $139.99, Modcloth.com)

Smoking Slippers
The ubiquitous symbol of luxury and leisure, the smoking slipper was worn by 19th century men as they relaxed in tufted chairs and smoked cigars. This easy-to-wear flat has been modernized with elegant satin accents and sequins that easily take this shoe from day to night!

Toeing the Line

Kate Spade ‘Audrina’ Sequined Bow-Top Flat in Black/Antique, $159, NeimanMarcus.com

Ladylike Lace
These creamy brogues will add a touch of femininity to any outfit you pair them with! The beautiful lace is subtle enough that it doesn’t distract viewers from the intricate punched pattern of this iconic shoe style.

Toeing the Line

Swoonful of Sugar Flat, $34.99, Modcloth.com


“Toeing the Line” originally appeared in Cliché Magazine’s Aug/Sept 2014 issue

Fall Fashion Essentials

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I’m just going to cut straight to the point: fall fashion is the absolute best! As a lover of the fall palette, fall is nothing short of my favorite season for fashion. What is the ideal fall palette, you ask? Well, I would just think of a brisk fall night. It includes dark shades of green, orangey gold hues similar to the leaves falling down, plum purples, shades of burgundy that resemble a crisp apple right off the branch, and my personal favorite: navy blue. I think of fall as a season that has many fashion challenges as well. We, as fashionistas, have to incorporate style with efficiency and items that will keep us warm during those breezy fall mornings and rainy fall evenings. Fortunately for me, I picked out items for you Cliché readers that both incorporate the spirit and color scheme of fall fashion with the efficiency of keeping warm and dry. You are welcome, and of course, happy fall fashion essentials shopping!

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1. The Jack Hemingway in Brown
Jill-e Designs
$249.99

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2. Dramatic Crewneck Sweater
Acne Studios
$350.00

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3. Women’s Packable Rain Boots
Puddletons
$39.00

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4. Washed Leather Jacket
Golden Goose
$1,945.00

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5. Plaid Shirtdress
Gap
$62.96

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6. Leopard Print Nicki Flats
Tory Burch
$390.00

Fall Beauty Trends

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We welcome back crisp, fall mornings filled with the smell of pumpkin spice lattes and warmed by cozy, oversized sweaters this season. Finally being able to enjoy delicious hot beverages and fuzzy apparel aren’t the only fall factors we’re excited for. It’s time to replace the bright, bold colors of summer in our makeup bags with the moody, shimmery shades of fall. Think dark liner, metallic eyeshadow, and rich, colored lips for a little preview of what fall beauty is all about. These beauty trends are what we really have been craving! Well, next to the free candy given out on Halloween, of course. Now if only we could score beauty products along with that candy!

Revlon Sultry Samba

(Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Sultry Samba, Revlon.com)

 

Nyx Merlot

(NYX Matte Lipstick in Merlot, $6, Nyxcosmetics.com)

Rich Lips
Our favorite lips shades all hold that dramatic factor that we can only get away with during the autumn season. Now is when we can adorn the wildest, moodiest colors on our lips. If you’re new to bold, dark lips, check out some of our favorites: Nars’ Satin Lipstick in Afghan Red, Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Sultry Samba, and M.A.C’s lipstick in Rebel. Rich hues of maroon, bright pigments of pink, and the deep, satin effect of purple are what we sure are taking advantage of each week—it’s safe to say my shade of Nyx’s Matte Lipstick in Merlot will be all but gone by December!

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(Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Metallic Dusty Rose, $32, Stilacosmetics.com)

Shimmery, Metallic Eyeshadows
Let your eyelids flutter with a metallic sheen of gold, nude, silver, or even green. It’s a must-try trend this fall because it can easily be added to any makeup look. Stila provides gorgeous cream-to-shadow products in full-on metallic shades from Metallic Dusty Rose to Titanium. With these shadows, add some shimmer to a smoky eye for more depth or to an everyday look for some allure. Metallic eyeshadows bring that extra touch of glam that makes our beauty techniques even more fabulous. Try this shimmery trend this fall and see how many eyes will be on yours!
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
 

(Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper, $18, Sephora.com)

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liner
 

(Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink, $24, Bobbibrowncosmetics.com)

Dark Liners
Brightly-colored eyeliners were all the rage this past summer, but it’s time to welcome back the classic black. Black will always be the new black. You can’t go wrong at all with a long-lasting ebony eyeliner. Some of my must-haves are Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner, Maybelline’s Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner, Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner and Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil. Each one is a definite keeper for being bold, smudge-proof, and easy-to-style. You’ll be rocking liner just as mod as Twiggy’s was in the 60’s!
Marc Jacobs Bronzer
 

(Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronze – Perfect Tan, $49, Sephora.com)

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil

(Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer, $30, Toofaced.com)

Glowing Bronzer
Even though the summer has passed, our handy bronzers are still kept in tow. They add that extra glow we want year-round in hundreds of shades that we can’t get over. For fall, it’s all about warm undertones in shades of cocoa, buff pinks, and gold finishes. Pat down your cheeks with a touch of Benefit’s Sun Beam, a blend of Marc Jacobs’ O!Mega Bronze, or a sweep of Too Faced’s Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer. Your cheeks will be as bright as ripe apples this season.
“Fall Beauty Trends” originally appeared in Cliché Magazine’s Oct/Nov 2014 issue.

Folkloric Flair

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Looking for a standout scarf for fall? It’s easy to become bored by the multitude of seemingly identical scarves that feebly attempt to draw our attention. Look to folkloric costumes for fun, bright prints, warm fringe, and luscious embroidery!

Traditional folk outfits abound in intricate details and bright colors and nearly every culture produced dazzling scarves that were worn around the head, across the chest, or draped from a shoulder. Don’t worry — you don’t have to wear these stunners Babushka-style!

Russia
Etsy store MulberryWhisper has modernized this traditional Russian accessory by modifying it into another incarnation of the perennially-popular infinity scarf. This beautiful piece is decorated with a print of tulips, roses, wildflowers, and grasses and the spectrum of colors will make it easy to coordinate this scarf with your favorite cold-weather outfits!

Infinity scarf made from Russian shawl, $40, MulberryWhisper at Etsy.com (Featured)

Portugal
This small, coastal country hugged by Spain is known for the colorful costumes that reflect the happy spirit of its people. This large navy blue triangle-shaped scarf in the Domingar print of  northern Portugal can be worn by crossing the ends of the triangle behind your neck and bringing them to your chest. The fringe adds a fun texture and warmth!

Folkloric Flair

Portuguese Domingar scarf in navy blue, $15.42, Princezices at Etsy.com

Poland
Mmm… can you smell the pumpkin spice in the warm orange colors of this wool scarf? Created in cozy wool to withstand the cold Polish winters, this scarf is both functional and beautiful. The smaller size of this piece lends itself well to being wrapped around a purse handle or protecting your décolleté against the brisk autumn breeze.

Folkloric Flair

Black wool Polish scarf, $26, EnfantTerribleVTG at Etsy.com

Hungary
You won’t look like you’re wearing grandma’s tablecloth in this vintage silk scarf. The stylized floral embroidery, known as matyó, is characteristic to Hungarian folk art and also appears painted on furniture and housewares. This silk scarf would make a perfect shawl to wear at formal events!

Folkloric Flair

Handmade vintage Hungarian scarf, $125, TransylvaniaMania at Etsy.com


 
Folkloric Flair: Photos courtesy of respective Etsy shops

Essential Fall Fashion: Outerwear

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Autumn not only marks the start of sweater weather, but the launch of being able to wear outerwear once again. It’s time to push back those summer cardigans and jackets to make room for some serious warmth this season. Trenches, shearling jackets, faux fur details, robe coats, and duster coats hit the streets of New York during Fashion Week, marking new and welcoming outerwear trends for fall. The key to these frosty months is all about remaining both stylish and warm, a perfect combo for both the weather and yourself. No fashion don’ts or colds here! Coats and jackets this year are all about making a well-made statement from pastel colors to bold prints like houndstooth. Don’t worry about not being able to show off your exquisite outfit underneath anymore; let your outerwear do that for you while braving this cold weather.

H&M Trench Coat

(H&M Trenchcoat in Black $27.97, Hm.com)

Zara Trench Coat

(Zara Destructured Trench $99.99, Zara.com)

The Trench
Trench coats will forever be the classic fall outerwear no matter how many seasons of autumn pass by. The versatility trenches come in allows them to remain both effortless and timeless. Not to mention, they’re easy to wear through any fall weather, rain or wind. They’ve changed up a bit this year by opting for shades such as black or a dark green, thus making it an easy transition from summer to autumn colors. Trenches are now also being seen in a drapery style that was one of the top trends during New York Fashion Week.

Asos Shearling Jacket

(River Island Faux Shearling Jacket $106.64, Us.asos.com)

Top Shop Shearling Jacket
(Cropped Shearling Jacket $700, Us.topshop.com)

The Shearling Jacket
The shearling trend has made its reappearance once again in the fashion world, and we are welcoming it with open arms. There is no subtle touch about this trend; it’s always the main star in the jackets its on. Not only does it provide that extra cozy factor we’re all about this season, but it creates a complimentary texture on denim, cotton, or wool. There’s no such thing as being extra warm and fabulous when wearing one of these.

Latiste Leopard Faux Fur Coat

 (Latiste Leopard Faux Fur Coat $49.97, Nordstromrack.com)

Via Spiga Faux Fur Collar Coat

 (Via Spiga Faux Fur Collar Coat $125.97, Nordstromrack.com)

The Faux Fur Details
Being able to wear faux fur once again is like opening presents on Christmas. It’s safe to say we’re full of excitement for this one! The plus of wearing coats with faux fur is that no animals were harmed in the making of them. Kudos for that! Faux fur details are another classic autumn trend that will never go out of style. The details provide a glamorous touch in both look and feel. Elizabeth Taylor much? We surely feel like her when wearing them.

Fleurette Robe Coat

 (Fleurette Clutch Belted Wrap Coat $1,125, Neimanmarcus.com)

Urban Outfitters Robe Coat

 (Kimchi Blue Fuzzy Duster Robe Coat $199, Urbanoutfitters.com)

The New Robe
A new catch on the fashion market comes in the form of our favorite homewear—the robe. The fact that it is now acceptable to wear in public is great news to all of us! The idea of the robe isn’t new in the fashion history books, but the variety of styles and fabrics it is popping up in are eye popping. From leather ensembled pieces to crisp wool structured ones, each robe coat is made to fit a woman’s body and create that sexy idea of walking around in one’s, well, robe. But in a much more sophisticated, elegant, and sultry manner, of course.

Longline Duster Coat

 (Longline Duster Coat $158, Us.topshop.com)

Asos Duster Coat

(Asos Duster Coat with Storm Flaps $70.46, Us.asos.com)

The Duster
There is a new longer duster coat out for all of us to purchase for the fall season now. Its longer length allows experimentation for layering underneath. It has been most prominent in pastel colors that we will never be able to get over, and that’s okay! Soft pinks, light lilacs, and easy blues are happily welcomed into our closets with no hesitation. Just make sure your coat isn’t sliding across the floor!
Essential Fall Fashion: Outerwear. Photographs courtesy of respective stores.

Collection of the Moment: Lazy Oaf Women’s Autumn 2014

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I, Katherine Rivera, am the self proclaimed queen of nostalgia. In times of stress and difficulty, I like to leave the present and daydream about days past. A decade that I always find myself always throwing a nostalgia party for, one that I’m always dipping my toes into is the 1990’s. The 1990’s holds a special place in my heart, specifically because I was born and raised in this era. This is where I learned to read, was exposed to classic Nickelodeon and where most importantly, started to develop my love for clothes. Nostalgic for the 1990’s and its crazy fashion as well? Well, look no further than the Lazy Oaf Women’s Autumn 2014 collection this fall.
This collection will make even DJ Tanner and Clarissa Ferguson enthusiasts squeal with enjoyment with its geometric prints that will make you ready for any math class. Lazy Oaf also brings the cartoon prints real strong this autumn with crazy cats and animated sunglasses that I’m sure Doug Funnie and Gerald Johannsson will give a crazy thumbs up to. The Autumn 2014 lookbook, goes to show that Oaf really nailed it, styling their creations with hip hop footwear such as Nike Slides and Adidas combined with crisp, white folded socks and longer Nike ones, shoe combinations that were iconic during the beginning of the decade.
The Lazy Oaf Women’s Autumn Collection look book is available for viewing and purchasing on lazyoaf.com. For a limited time, the website is giving students 10% off for back to school! Hurry while you can!
Images for Collection of the Moment: Lazy Oaf Women’s Autumn 2014 courtesy of lazyoaf.com. 

Knotted Fringe Scarf DIY

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This Knotted Fringe Scarf DIY is a great way to transition your favorite bright summer scarf into the cooler months. The knotted fringe adds a luxurious, cozy texture without being too warm and bulky. This DIY is super easy and requires no prior sewing experience. If you are adding knotted fringe to an infinity scarf, just add it along one side.

 

This tutorial can use a new or old scarf; for this demonstration, I used a vintage thrifted scarf with bright, jewel tones. A gauzy scarf will be much easier to manipulate than a thick, wooly one. An awl, a sharp tool for piercing fabric, will also be used for this project and can be found at most hardware or craft supply stores for a low cost. Instead of cutting the fibers, an awl merely pushes them aside, allowing the yarn fringe to be attached. If you decide to remove the fringe from your scarf, ironing over the holes created by the awl will help them disappear.

Knotted Fringe Scarf DIY

Supplies:

Scarf

A skein of yarn

Awl

Scissors

Measuring tape or ruler

 

Step 1:

Begin by cutting pieces of yarn that are each 10 inches long. It is difficult to calculate exactly how many pieces of yarn you will need to cut, but working in batches of about 15 or 20 pieces is manageable. The fringe will end up being approximately 5 inches long, but you can cut longer or shorter pieces to suit your style.

Knotted Fringe Scarf DIY

Step 2:

With your awl, punch a hole near the edge of the scarf, wiggling the awl through to gradually widen the opening.

Knotted Fringe Scarf DIY

Step 3:

Take a piece of yarn in your hands, and twist it tightly between your fingers. Fold the twisted yarn to create a small loop, and slip the loop through the opening created by the awl. You can also use the awl to help you pull the loop through the opening.

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Step 4:

Pull the tail ends of the piece of yarn through the little yarn loop and tighten. Your fringe is now secured to your scarf.

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Step 5:

To make the knotted fringe, grab tail ends from adjacent pieces of fringe. Forming a loop with your fingers, slide the tail ends through the loop and tighten, creating a knot about a half-inch away from the top of the fringe.

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This Knotted Fringe Scarf DIY is very easily adapted to suit any length of fringe and any number of knots. If you decide to cut pieces of yarn that are longer than 10 inches, two or more rows of knots along the fringe add a visually stunning textural display.

All photos courtesy of Gabriela Salvador.

Seasonal Changes

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Fall has come early this season–or late, depending on your point of view. Seasonal changes are a great way to spice up your wardrobe. Before you go through spring cleaning and throw out all your gorgeous autumn-themed wear, try to make that beautiful fall color scheme work first! Red, orange, copper, and burgundy colors would look great when you’re vacationing or at the beach.

To really get a feel for fall, try matching your colors with the leaves you see on the ground–coppery red tones, rusted oranges, and burnt yellows are all vividly bright colors. Even dark brown or mahogany can get you an oakey, forestry feel that’s so unique to summertime. Light scarves are a good option here–cool enough for summer, but also beautifully reminiscent of fall.

When dressing for summer–whether it be for the seasonal fashion or the weather–it’s important to make sure you stand out. By bringing in the colors of autumn while all your friends are dressed in the same carbon-copied light, breezy clothes that the entire planet seems to emulate from its wardrobe, you can invoke nostalgic feelings of pumpkin-spice lattes, knitted scarves, and woolen caps. This summer is a great opportunity to recycle your autumn wear instead of going out to buy more flip flops and mini-shorts. Have fun mixing and matching your seasons this year!

Photos used with permission from ablogaboutlove.com