Accessory and Make Up Trends

Brighton Fringe 2013 The Champagne Anarchists fashion show
Photo: heather buckley

While fashion constantly changes, it is easy to see where trends come from and how they came about. If you follow up the latest style trends, you will be aware of what to buy. This way it makes the transition from one trend to another easier. Two details that people can overlook in the fashion world are accessories and makeup. Both can pull a look together or make it fall apart, so knowing the latest trends in these fields is vital to make a complete outfit perfect.

Makeup looks

When it comes to putting makeup on your face, less is better nowadays. Make one part of your face your accent, and let the rest look natural. If you’re wearing a bright, bold outfit, combine basic contouring and a nude or natural lip color with a cat eye liner or a light smokey eye. This way your face is not distracting from your exquisite outfit.

If you are in a dark ensemble, stick with a deep red or plum lipstick color with a natural eye. You can apply an eye liner and some mascara. If you are in a basic outfit, such as a white shirt and nice jeans, you can do a natural smokey eye shadow, with a bright bold lip color. Take into account that the days of intense eye makeup with a vibrant lip color are gone, at least until they come back into trend.

Another aspect of makeup that is in trend is contouring and contrasting versus a lot of blush. Using the right bronzer and brightener can bring out the best aspects of your face, while also making your face appear thinner and more angular, if you so choose.

Fashion accessories

Now for accessories, there are a lot of fun tendencies coming up. The festival trend is coming back, meaning floral pieces, feathers and lots of layering. For the ears, jackets are the new piece to wear. Or try a jewel that wraps around the ear, known as ear sweeps.

Aztec Warrior Princess Feather Earrings
Photo: Wicker Paradise

Statement jewels are still popular, but as opposed to one singular piece, it is better to try layering a bunch of smaller chunks to create one versatile statement piece. Necklaces are easy to do. Combine chains with similar geometric shapes and alternating colors but featuring different lengths to create something that blends together to form one piece.

Statement earrings are also coming back. The fashion gurus recommend that the bold drop earrings be the sole piece from the chest up. Wear with your hair up, so they are noticeable, rather than hidden in your hair. Midi ring is an accessory worth trying, as it makes stacking rings easier. If you are a fan of fabric neck-wrap accessories, printed scarves are the way to go this season. Patterns and prints can go well with solid color ensembles.

Now comes the fun part. Testing all these trends out to see how they mesh with your personal style. Sometimes it can be scary to try new things, and you will automatically reject the idea of changing things up. Start by looking at other people who rock this style and see how you can incorporate these trends into your daily wear. Slowly, bit by bit, you will be amazed to see how your personal style will evolve to match the ongoing trends.

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