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Fall Fashion Trends for 2022

The leaves are changing color and the weather is cooling down – it's officially fall! As we prepare for the upcoming season, what can we expect from fall fashion? Well, according to the experts, there are a few trends that will be big this year. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the most popular fall fashion trends for 2022. Stay tuned – you're going to want to update your wardrobe before the cold weather hits!

One of the biggest trends we can expect to see this fall is bold colors. After a year of wearing mostly neutral tones, it seems that people are ready to add a pop of color back into their lives. From vibrant reds to electric blues, don't be afraid to experiment with different hues this season. And if you're not ready to go all-out with a colorful outfit, you can always add a statement piece, like a brightly-colored scarf or handbag, to your look.

Another fall fashion trend that is predicted to be big this year is vintage-inspired pieces. With the '20s making a comeback in recent years, it's no surprise that we're seeing a resurgence of '70s and '80s fashion as well. This means that we can expect to see lots of retro-inspired clothing, like high-waisted jeans, flowy dresses, and statement jackets. So if you've been holding onto your mom's old clothes (or raiding your local thrift store), now is the time to break them out!

Of course, no fall fashion roundup would be complete without mentioning the ever-popular animal print. Leopard print, in particular, is predicted to be huge this season. So whether you want to go all-out with a leopard-print dress or just add a touch of the trend with some accessories, make sure to incorporate this into your fall wardrobe.

Baggy Jeans are another trend we see as evolving in 2022. They're stylish, comfortable, and don't seems to be going away. Whether its regular pant leg bottom or wide-bottom, you may want to have a pair in your closet so you don't feel left out.

And there you have it – some of the most popular fall fashion trends for 2022. So start planning your outfits now and get ready to rock the latest trends this season!

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No, But Really, You Should Wear Orange Lipstick

Did you know that orange is a universally flattering color? No really, I swear. First, consider your options: melon, coral, tangerine, terracotta, apricot, blood orange, burnt orange, neon and more. There are so many hues to go around, you’ll definitely be able to find one that’s right for you. Not to mention, orange is the hottest lip color for spring and summer (sorry, radiant orchid), so you might as well give the color a chance.

Orange lipstick may sound like another sensational trend (we’re looking at you, blue eye shadow) better suited for catwalk models than your average gal, but the color is much more wearable than it sounds. Don’t believe me? These made-in-heaven orange lipstick matches might just change your mind:

Blue Eyes: Orange makes blue pop like no other color. Going for a true orange (one that is equal parts red and blue) is a flawless match, but really any orange that complements your skin tone will work. For cooler undertones, try pastels, red-oranges and corals. Warmer undertones will look amazing in oranges with yellow, copper and golden hues.

 

Olive Skin: I’m pretty sure terracotta was invented for olive skin tones, but you can’t go wrong with a coral or any other orange that you’d pair with green (think cooler, blue-based oranges). This all also applies to Green/Hazel Eyes.

 

Yellow Undertones: Remember learning in elementary school that red plus yellow equals orange? If your skin has yellow undertones, you can rock the brighter and bolder oranges without overpowering your complexion.

 

Pale Skin: Orange can provide the same pop of color as a red lip, but it’s less harsh on pale skin than its ruby cousin.

 

Bronzed Skin: Bright oranges and bronzer were meant to be. They play on each other’s warmth in ways that even work for cooler skin tones.

 

Dark Skin: Lupita Nyong’o is the red carpet leader in all things orange lipstick. She has rocked blood orange, mandarin, sheer tangerine, coral and the list goes on. Fact: The darker your skin, the larger your selection of flattering bright and bold colors. Orange is no exception. For example, while sheer, lighter oranges tend to flatter all, rocking the bolder and deeper orange hues in sheer colors will be no challenge with darker skin.

 

Redheads: Pick an orange, any orange. You have the hair-given right to wear oranges like nobody else. Since your coloring is already working with the orange you’ve got, you can go for fun contrasting oranges or choose a similar shade for (get this) a more natural look.

 

So basically, if you’re a blue-eyed redhead with dark-as-night skin, you’ve won the orange lipstick lottery. But I’m not joking when I say anyone can pull off orange lips. However, going absolutely orange (such as neon or tangerine) may not be your style. No biggie. You can still rock spring and summer’s hottest lip trend by going for hues that aren’t all about the orange. Coral and blood orange shades, for example, can be found with a more balanced orange-to-pink or -red ratio respectively. And if you want to go orange but not scream it from the rooftops, try out a pastel or start with a gloss.

Still doubting the orange? So did I -- at first. My gateway orange was a red lipstick with a burnt-orange hue. Since then I’ve moved onto a medium coral and bright tangerine. So before you knock it, try it. And now is the time, as orange options are popping up in cosmetic aisles (and online stores) everywhere.

 

How to Stop Freaking out About Bikini Season

The so-called “bikini season” has arrived, and we have two words for you: Calm down.

It’s easy to get into a panic, we know. Every woman knows. Try on a bathing suit in front of a three-way department store mirror and it’s all you can do to keep yourself from running out shrieking. The new, hugely unflattering compact fluorescent lighting that is everywhere these days certainly doesn’t help. Meanwhile, every fashion magazine, billboard and store catalog features images of women with beyond perfect bodies.

So, if you want to keep yourself from freaking out about bathing suit season, you’ll need a varied toolbox, from the practical to the inspirational. Here are our five don’t-panic tips to dressing for the pool or beach.

1. Find a self tanner you love, and use it regularly. Self tanners aren’t just about the “glow,” but giving you smooth, even color that instantly makes your legs, arms and belly look sleeker. That’s why it’s a universally flattering beauty booster for any skin tone. Erica Kelly, a dermatologist in Galveston, Texas, self tans twice a week, using a lotion on her legs, arms and torso and a spray on her back. Then she sprays a tiny bit of product on a makeup sponge and applies it to her face.

2. Choose a bathing suit that covers and reveals the body parts you want. Think beyond the two-piece suits you see paired on the racks at department stores and customize your bathing suit to work for you. Love your legs, but not so much your middle? Try a tankini, like this polka-dotted halter from Ann Taylor and this shrunken low-rider bottom from J. Crew. Want to flaunt your cleavage but draw attention away from your hips? Pair a bold and brightly colored top with a boy short or skirt. And if you’d rather check out these options in the privacy of your own bedroom, do your swimsuit shopping from a website that has a liberal return policy, like Lands' End.

3. Take some advice from Tyra Banks. Yes, she’s beautiful, but uniquely so, with a big forehead, as she likes to point out, and a tendency to carry weight in her thighs (as a tabloid pointed out when it published photos of her with -- gasp! -- actual cellulite). “Girls of all kinds can be beautiful,” says Banks, “from the thin, plus-sized, short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned; the quirky, clumsy, shy, outgoing and all in between. It’s not easy, though, because many people still put beauty into a confining, narrow box … think outside of the box … pledge that you will look in the mirror and find the unique beauty in you.”

4. Listen to Lupita Nyong’o and refuse to give in to what she called “the seduction of inadequacy.” Before she won her Oscar, became a red-carpet sensation and was named People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful Person,” she felt, like the rest of us have from time to time, “unbeautiful.” Teased about her “night-shaded” skin, she’d wake up every morning praying the mirror would show that she’d gotten paler overnight. It took a while, she says, but she realized that “beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume; it was something that I just had to be … what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion -- for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul.”

5. Accessorize brilliantly. Don a gorgeous coral colored straw hat with an oversized brim (also a great way to shield your skin and hair from damaging UV rays). Forget neutrals and rock nail lacquers in hues that evoke sunflowers or Gerber daisies. Swipe on some peach-colored lip balm. And, finally, make sure you’re wearing a smile as dazzling as the sun. As Serena Williams says, “My smile is my favorite part of my body. I think a smile can make your whole body.”

Photo by Aiony Haust on Unsplash

Why Hermione Granger Should Have Gone No-Poo

Hermione Granger, one of the main characters in the Harry Potter series (for all you sub-rock dwellers out there), has notoriously bushy, curly, unmanageable hair. Even with her magic powers and exceptional brains, she is unable to bring her wild coiffure into submission. She did once use an enormous amount of Sleekeazy’s Hair Potion for the Yule Ball (see: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), after which she confessed to Harry that “it’s way too much a bother to do every day.” And while I’m a mere muggle (aka non-magical person), I have a solution that’s not only super easy to use every day, but also happens to be muggle-made.

Like Granger, I have a temperamental bush for hair -- or at least I used to. My hair has since been tamed after I went no-poo (which isn’t what it sounds like). No-poo is when you stop using shampoo (which also isn’t as gross as it sounds). Under a no-poo regimen you still wash your hair, just with a cleansing conditioner instead.

Why would I stop shampooing, and what’s a cleansing conditioner?

Well, shampoos can dilute the natural oils that some hair types need in order to hold a proper curl and/or avoid turning into a ball of frizz. Cleansing conditioners, on the other hand, remove dirt and grime from your hair without removing those precious oils. When I was using shampoo I found myself applying a ton of products to try to get oils back into my hair. With cleansing conditioner I can just let my hair air dry and -- voila! -- my curls are intact, moisturized and don’t resemble shrubbery.

Transitioning into a no-poo regimen can be tricky. Because your hair is used to having some of your natural oils go down the shower drain along with the suds, it has been compensating by producing extra oil. You’ll have to wait for your hair to adjust to less shampoo. You can try using a dry shampoo to quell excess oil, or instead opt for a low-poo regimen (which allows mild cleansers). What I find works for me is a low-poo regimen where I use a mild cleaner on the roots of my hair if it’s particularly greasy (like after rigorous exercise), but on a typical day I want to preserve my natural oils so I only use a cleansing conditioner.

Now if anyone has compared your hair to Hermione’s or used “bushy,” “frizzy” or “mad-scientist-y” to describe your locks, I’d recommend you give cleansing conditioner a try. This simple change would have saved Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s star pupil a lot of hair grief. When it comes to hair care, it seems it’s the muggles who possess the magic fix.