Hello everyone! As the days have been getting chiller, and the dark nights approaching at 5pm, it seems as though Autumn and Winter have crept up on us. So I thought a post packed full of my essentials for the cooler months would be more than relevant. Here is the breakdown of my top 3 must haves for Autumn/Winter.
1) A good pair of boots
Boots are a major weakness of mine, and as I am not the biggest fan of formal evening wear, they’re perfect to pair with an evening dress to give it an edgy, ‘this outfit took me 2 minutes to plan’ kind of look. Usually a sucker for a tan pair, recently I have found myself being drawn to the more edgy, black, biker chic boots, which is completely off my wavelength. I am loving these ones from ASOS (pictured below), practical for everyday wear at college, I knew they were exactly what I was after, ASOS never miss a trick do they! Regardless of the style, boots will always come in handy in the cooler seasons, and i’m sure these ASOS beauties will not be my last pair over the next few months. http://www.asos.com/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4062886&CTARef=Basket+Page
2) A Deep Lipstick
One of my most loved Lipsticks during the seasons of Autumn and Winter has to be MAC ‘Rebel’. As much as every beauty blogger talks about it, I have repurchased this stick of goodness over and over again. You really cannot go wrong with a deep Berry lip in the colder months, wear this lightly during the day for a subtle effect, to do this I like to use a lipbrush, or really deeply at evening, for a dramatic kissable look. If you’re not a fan of you’re purple lippy, I understand not everybody is, a deep red is always a good alternative, and you cannot go wrong with MAC ‘Russian Red’, if you have medium skin colour with pink undertones. http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/168/310/Products/Lips/Lipstick/Lipstick/index.tmpl?SKU_ID=SKU3060
3) A small, convenient handbag
Having recently fell in love with a handbag in Zara, unfortunately not for the first time, I felt it necessary to share with you why its so important, especially in Autumn and Winter, to have a small bag. Many of us, in the summer months, carry round our entire make-up contents in our handbag, in fear of a heatwave approaching and taking our face of make-up when it leaves. Personally, I do not suffer with this problem in Autumn and Winter, as the cooler months mean my face is a lot drier, which I appreciate very much, as my skin is incredibly oily. As much as I am a sucker for a large bag, outfits as a whole are so much better in A/W, and you don’t want to be taking the attention off the wonderful array of coats and scarves you could be wearing, but of course not all at once. A nice petite handbag just adds a bit of something, but certainly not too much. This one I recently bought from Zara ticks all the right boxes. http://www.zara.com/uk/en/trf/handbags/leather-and-suede-messenger-bag-c269223p1985136.html
Thats all for now guys, I hope you enjoy the cooler months as much as me, as all around life gets better, weather that be fashion, make-up or Primarks selection of pyjamas. Everything is just better when its cold!