8 Burgundy Sweater Outfits That’ll Get You So Excited for Sweater Weather

We truly cannot wait for the arrival of sweater weather—chunky knits, cozy cashmere cardigans, and burgundy sweaters of all kinds are speaking to us at a whole other level for fall 2019. Because we’re always on the hunt for cool new ways to wear said toppers, we simply can’t get enough of the #sweaterweather posts popping up on our feeds. Trust: We’re double-tapping away faster than you can imagine on the below burgundy sweater outfits because they are just that good and swoon-worthy. 

Curious to see what’s currently inspiring? Then you’ll want to keep reading to see exactly how some of our go-to fashion girls are wearing these crimson sweaters. From the one denim wash that just looks best with the rich hue (it might not be what you think) to another color combo we guarantee you didn’t think to try (Elle Woods would probably wear it, actually), ahead, 11 burgundy sweaters to buy ASAP and exactly how to wear them.

Wear the sweater with a patterned skirt.

Nothing beats the coziness of a longline cardigan.

It’s like dark-wash jeans were made to be worn with burgundy sweaters.

Contrast textures by pairing a fuzzy burgundy sweater with a leather skirt in the same shade.

The loose-fitting V-neck sweater will be your best friend this fall.

Sweater-and-shoe coordination? It’s a thing.

Team a burgundy sweater with fire-red pants for a cool color combo.

You probably didn’t think to wear burgundy and pink together, but you totally should.

Next up, the best sweater outfits to try this fall.

These “Boring” Outfit Formulas Will Dominate This Fall

When it comes to getting dressed in the morning, sometimes it’s easiest to wear outfit formulas that you know are foolproof and can rely on again and again. I tend to approach my outfits with this formula method in mind and gained some new inspiration for go-to looks from the street style scene at fashion month. Many of the looks I liked could be described as “boring,” but they’re endlessly chic and breathing some new life into what I’m wearing right now.

Each of these fall outfit formulas includes wardrobe essentials that you probably have in your closet already—utilizing basics like oversize blazers, knee-high boots, straight-leg jeans, suiting, and low heels. Here, find fresh ideas for how to wear these pieces with outfits that are perfect to wear everywhere from the office to post-work drinks. Go on to see the best fall outfit formulas to wear right now—these will no doubt dominate what fashion insiders will be wearing for the season ahead.

There is perhaps no outfit more simple that jeans and a T-shirt, but the items are instantly elevated with the addition of an oversize blazer and luxe knee-high boots.

Suiting often gets a bad reputation for being too corporate, but you can easily make a pantsuit look stylish by tucking your trousers into a pair of knee-high boots.

Turtlenecks are a fall staple you can rely on for a number of outfits. Here, a tweed jacket adds dimension to an otherwise simple outfit pairing.

Beige continues to be the color fashion insiders turn to for minimal, modern looks. Here, Alex Carl proves just how stylish a head-to-toe tonal outfit is.

Blazers continue to be a fashion-girl staple and this fall we’ve been seeing more dress-inspired versions. Simply pair one with some kitten heels for a foolproof look.

Suiting continues to be reinvented, and one of the most forward versions is a shorts suit. On the S/S 20 runways, we saw Bermuda shorts styled with knee-high boots, so get an early start by replicating this outfit.

Next, read about what insiders are wearing instead of gold jewelry.

A Crash Course in the Names to Know in Film and Theater This Fall

Working on the talent side of things here at Who What Wear, I get particularly thrilled when the fall season rolls around, as it’s during this time of year that I really get to celebrate the up-and-coming talent I’m most excited about. Last month, it was all about the ladies poised to make it big with notable television projects (anyone else obsessed with The Politician yet?!), but now it’s time to focus on the wonderful ladies in film (and one special woman on Broadway) who we can’t stop talking about. 

Before you break out the popcorn, let us help you get better acquainted with these five women, whose projects range from the highly anticipated next take on Little Women to an important true story of an Indian warrior queen. There’s also the exciting new female lead from the next chapter of the Terminator series (for all you action film lovers out there), the ridiculously talented women stepping into Tina Turner’s shoes, and a new scream queen taking on a Stephen King adaptation. With talent in spades and cool projects to boot, these ladies have been placed firmly on our radar and should definitely be on yours too.

Ahead, we asked the women to give us the details on their upcoming projects and also give us a sneak peek of the items they’re eyeing for fall.

WHO: Devika Bhise

WHAT: When I see the words “warrior queen” in a film title, my first thought is Heck yes! Much to my delight, The Warrior Queen of Jhansi is so much more than just an action-packed tale; it’s the true story of a real-life superwoman. Devika Bhise is the inspiring force behind the project, serving as the film’s executive producer, co-writer, and star, while her mother, Swati Bhise, is the director. The goal: to bring the incredible story of Indian queen Rani Lakshmibai to a global stage. You’ll definitely want to keep an eye out for this one, which is coming to screens in November.

The Warrior Queen of Jhansi is an important story for audiences to see today because… “We live in such an exciting time where female superheroes and new kinds of female protagonists are entering the cinematic landscape, so I think it’s important to tell true stories of real-life superheroes, as well. Not many people know the story of Rani Lakshmibai, and sharing it with a global audience may inspire people to learn about all of the extraordinary women throughout history who have changed the world against all odds. Telling these stories reminds all women that we have the strength, courage, and determination to break down barriers that women have been breaking for decades before us and certainly will be for decades to come.”

The best part about working with my mother on this project was… “Having absolutely no formality on set. There’s a huge amount of trust and intimacy required in an actor-director relationship, and having my mother in that role took that to another level. Our interests were always aligned, and even through our disagreements we had a very clear end-goal in mind, which removed any of the clutter that can get in the way of the work. We had both been developing this project for so long that we really had to count on each other not to sink the ship!”

The most challenging part of this role was… “Definitely speaking in 19thcentury Hindi and Marathi. As an American, I knew there would be a lot of scrutiny about my dialect, so I practiced with the most discerning critic I knew: my grandmother! If it didn’t sound perfect to her, I wasn’t ready for the take.”

The women I look up to in Hollywood are… “Julianne Moore, Emily Blunt, and Frances McDormand. I admire them deeply—they carry themselves with tremendous grace and humility, are striving toward real progress and inclusion within the industry, and their performances are always flawless! I met Emily Blunt at a premiere a couple of years ago and was properly gobsmacked!”

The stories I want to tell as an actor are… “The ones that encourage people to see the world from a different perspective.”

My favorite outfit I’ve ever worn for a project would have to be… “The nine-yard nauvari saris I wore for this film! They had to start hand-weaving the saris one year before we started production, with intricate pearl inlay or fine lace and gold thread hand-stitching. There’s nothing like carefully being draped into a heavily embroidered sari fit only for royalty, jumping on horseback, galloping toward camera, and praying nothing rips!”

However, if you catch me off-duty, chances are I’m wearing… “A bathrobe. I have a few silk kimonos that I bought in Japan that I live out of. I rarely wear real clothes in my apartment and usually get comfy the second I walk through the door.”

When it comes to fashion, I’m a total sucker for… “Cheetah print! I have the most fun when I’m wearing animal prints. It makes you feel primal and outrageous all at once, which is why I’m so thrilled that so many designers are coming out with animal-themed lines this fall.”

My fall wardrobe would not be complete without these three pieces…

“Hello, cheetah print! This company is amazing because its patterns are rad and its stuff is incredibly soft, but it’s completely faux and animal-friendly.”

“I love a good oversize sweater, and this one is super comfortable (and soft)! Basically, if it can double as a blanket, I’m in.”

“It’s always easy to glam up an outfit with a statement jacket, and this one is fabulous while also being classic… and pink is my favorite color.”

WHO: Abby Quinn

WHAT: My first introduction to Abby Quinn was a few months back while watching the film After the Wedding. In it, Quinn plays Julianne Moore’s daughter who gets caught up in a doozy of a plot twist involving Michelle Williams. (It’s a good watch, I highly recommend.) But that was simply the beginning of noteworthy projects to come for this fresh face. You can also find Quinn making the most of her final days of high school in the comedy Good Girls Get High and hanging around the March sisters in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women. Oh, and if that wasn’t enough to keep Quinn busy, she is also joining the Mad About You TV series reboot.

The thing that surprised me most about Julianne Moore while working together on After the Wedding was… “That she and her husband, Bart Freundlich, who directed the film, are both very good at using Snapchat.”

My first thought reading the Good Girls Get High script was… “This is hilarious, and even if I don’t get the part, I know it will be one of my favorite movies of all time when it comes out.”

The best part of filming this project was… “Getting to work with the director Laura Terruso and also working with Stefanie Scott, who is now one of my very best friends.”

Greta Gerwig’s take on Little Women is… “Spectacular and incredibly heartfelt.” 

The most valuable lesson I learned from Greta Gerwig as a director is… “How important it is to collaborate and to listen. Greta really gives actors the space to create and to bring their ideas about a character or a scene to life. She gives the actors the freedom to explore and to invent. This way of working created a very exciting energy on set.” 

As an actor, the characters I love to play are… “All very different from one another.”

My favorite outfit I’ve ever worn for a project would have to be… “My all-corduroy outfit in Landline.”

However, if you catch me off-duty, chances are I’m wearing… “A large jean jacket and Mary Jane Doc Martens. I will usually find an outfit that I love and then wear it for a week straight. So if I’m being honest, if you catch me off-duty, chances are I’m wearing whatever I was wearing the day before.”

My fall wardrobe would not be complete without these three pieces…

“Part of the reason fall is my favorite season is because it means it’s finally that time of year again when I get to wear coats that look like this! It’s definitely still too hot in L.A. to wear this, but… ’tis the season!”

“A good sweater is definitely a staple for me in the fall. I love this one because it looks super comfortable and is also a beautiful bright color. It can turn a simple outfit into something much more exciting (while still providing comfort, which, to me, is always most important).”

“Clogs are a year-round shoe for me, but I think they’re especially cute in the fall.” 

WHO: Adrienne Warren

WHAT: While I realize musical theater doesn’t necessarily fit under the film category, sometimes you have to make an exception when someone truly special comes along, and that is Adrienne Warren. On November 7, Tina—the Tina Turner Musical will open on Broadway (after a successful run in London’s West End) and Warren will reprise her role as the eponymous singer. The Tony nominee received critical praise for her performance, and when you hear her belt out Turner favorites like “River Deep” and “Mountain High,” you’ll understand why. Basically, what I’m saying is it’s time to secure tickets and book a trip to NYC stat.

I’m most excited to bring Tina—the Tina Turner Musical to Broadway because… “It is a homecoming for Tina! I believe her American fans have missed her presence and music.”

The one thing you can expect from this show is… “Power! Power in the music, power in the emotional journey, power in the dancing, etc.”

Working with the legendary Tina Turner on this project has been… “Life-changing. I am so blessed to have spent time with her, and in that time I learned so much.” 

My favorite Tina Turner song to perform is… “‘We Don’t Need Another Hero.’ I’ve grown to love singing this song. It has one of my favorite bridges of all time.”

The most nervous I’ve ever been on stage was… “Performing Tina for Tina Turner. Do I even need to explain?”

The most confident I’ve ever been on stage was… “Performing Tina on a normal show day. This role requires all the confidence I can muster up. It’s the most difficult yet most rewarding role I’ve had in my career thus far.”

My favorite outfit I’ve ever worn for a project would have to be… “All of my incredible custom dresses designed by the incomparable Ann Roth, while performing in the Broadway production of Shuffle Along.” 

However, if you catch me off-duty, chances are I’m wearing… “Mom or boyfriend jeans.”

When it comes to fashion, I’m a total sucker for… “Statement jackets or dusters.”

My fall wardrobe would not be complete without these three pieces… 

“Always a staple!”

“I love this color lens for fall!” 

“I love to put [a bandana] around my hair, my neck, or drape it around a button-down to add some color.”

WHO: Natalia Reyes

WHAT: When the Terminator: Dark Fate trailer hit the interwebs back in May, fans lost it over the return of Linda Hamilton as franchise favorite Sarah Connor. But there was another female lead grabbing my attention: Natalia Reyes. A household name in Latin America, the Colombian actress is set to make her U.S. debut with this role. And although details are still under wraps surrounding her character, Dani Ramos, we’re excited to see what she brings to the franchise.    

Terminator: Dark Fate in five words is… “Epic, exciting, action, relevant, and diverse.”

Joining Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger to tell this next chapter was… “Such a surreal experience and an honor. Meeting those legends and the human beings behind them was unforgettable.”

I can’t reveal much about my character Dani, but what I can say is… “She is a brave young Latina, a go-getter, she says what she thinks, and does everything for her family. She’s now the one being chased by the new Terminator.”

This being my first American role, the thing that surprised me most working in Hollywood was… “The scale of this production. Having 600 hundred professionals behind the scenes was impressive.”

The actor/actress I’m dying to work with next is… “Meryl Streep.”

My favorite outfit I’ve ever worn for a project would have to be… “The beautiful indigenous dresses I wore for Birds of Passage, a movie we premiered in Cannes last year. They were all handmade and full of colors and symbols of the Wayuu culture.”

However, if you catch me off-duty, chances are I’m wearing… “Jeans, sneakers and a faux-leather jacket.”

The people and/or fashion accounts I love to follow on Instagram are… “Fashion Revolution (@fash_rev) is a really useful platform that has made me more conscious and gives great data about the fashion industry. FashionKind (@fashionkind) ‘cause luxury can also be sustainable. Disfunkshion Mag (@disfunkshionmag) for those who like a colorful boho style.”

My fall wardrobe would not be complete without these three pieces…

“I love this top from one of my favorite Colombian designers; it’s all about sleeves! You can wear this to upgrade a casual jeans outfit.”

Pepa Pombo Oicata Dress (price upon request). “This is a great Colombian luxury knitwear brand, and I’m in love with this dress, the colors, shape and how cozy it looks. I think it’s absolutely perfect for a dinner or cocktail.”

“This vegan leather harness from Rooney Mara’s brand is such a powerful piece. Would make any basic dress or even T-shirt look really badass.”

WHO: Laysla De Oliveira

WHAT: I’m usually the person covering my eyes during a scary movie, but come October I do enjoy throwing on a horror film or two—’tis the season, after all. Considering that, might I recommend Netflix’s In the Tall Grass, based on the Stephen King and Joe Hill novella? While the film will have you avoiding any kind of grass field for the foreseeable future, it happens to be a great introduction to Laysla De Oliveira, someone you will be seeing quite a lot of over the next few months. The Canadian-Brazilian actress is also starring in Guest of Honour, which premiered at the Venice and Toronto film festivals last month, and will appear again on Netflix with the series Locke & Key, due out next year.

The best part about premiering Guest of Honour at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals was… ”Getting to witness some of my dreams coming true while being able to celebrate it with family and friends. Also the clothes. THE CLOTHES!” 

I love this film because… “It challenged me. I would say Veronica’s personality is very different from my own, so to be able to explore the depths of that with a director like Atom Egoyan was a very fulfilling acting experience.”

Next I have In the Tall Grass, which is sure to have audiences… “Mowing their lawns!”

The scariest moment for me filming In the Tall Grass had to be… “Being hidden in actual 10-foot tall grass waiting for Vincenzo Natali to call ‘action’ while I hear what I assume was some type of creepy creature getting closer to me by the second. No acting required when he called ‘action.’ I definitely ran for my life.”

The stories I want to tell as an actor are… “Any stories with compelling women where their truths are being told.”

The actor/actress I’m dying to work with next is… “There are so many I’m inspired by, but I would probably faint if I got to work with Julia Roberts. She was my idol growing up. That laugh!”

My favorite outfit I’ve ever worn for a project would have to be… “All of my outfits for Netflix’s upcoming Locke & Key were pretty epic. There’s this one YSL trench coat, in particular, that had me feeling some type of way. I think of it often.” 

However, if you catch me off-duty, chances are I’m wearing… “A bodysuit/T-shirt, jeans, and chunky sneakers.”

The people and/or fashion accounts I love to follow on Instagram are… “I don’t think you can go wrong with any of the Vogue accounts. Also Law Roach, who I now get to call my stylist, is a total fashion guru. And last but not least, @dog makes me so happy.” 

My fall wardrobe would not be complete without these three pieces… 

“I’m obsessed with coats. I think trench coats, in particular, are so elegant, classy, and really elevate an outfit. They have a trench coat that is also a cardigan?! Say no more. Sign me up.” 

“I’m also obsessed with hats! I think they really make an outfit pop. A hat with a long coat is kind of my fall go-to because you can dress it up or down and feel super stylish no matter where you’re going. Teressa is actually a friend of mine and I have two of her hats. I’m in love with every hat in her store. I want to wear a cosmic latte on my head!” 

“I can’t get enough of these serums. I love to mix and match different ones throughout the seasons. For the fall, I like to use the Po+R (Pomegranate Rose Geranium) with the Bu+L (Buriti-Lime) in the morning and at night I use the Pa+G (Papaya – Geranium). They smell amazing and make my skin so dewy, which is very important when you’re wearing a kick-ass cardigan trench coat and a Teressa Foglia hat.” 

7 Fashion Brands I Just Discovered—and How I’m Wearing Each

As a digital fashion editor, I’m introduced to a dizzying number of fashion brands each month. But to be honest, only a few of these new discoveries will catch my eye and even fewer will land in my own wardrobe. (What can I say? Being picky comes with the territory.) So even though I’m always on the hunt for new fashion designers to feature in my Who What Wear stories, it takes a brand that’s as wearable as it is cool for me to add it to my own outfit mix—and the following seven labels have nailed that tricky balance.

Uncovering these brands has made getting dressed that much more exciting for me, so I’m sharing them here in the hopes that they might do the same for you. In the below lineup, you’ll discover the comfortable shoe brand I’ve been wearing to the office nonstop and the vintage-inspired sweatshirts that are making me question how I ever traveled before without them. Keep reading to find out why I’m obsessed with these seven new fashion brands, see how I’m wearing them, and then shop my favorites from each.

Manu Atelier’s ankle boots have quickly risen to the top of my priority list this fall. The Duck Boots, in particular, are the perfect addition to my jeans, and on-trend details like the square toe and lace-up front have earned me tons of compliments.

Low Classic is an emerging South Korean label whose tailored blazers, loose trousers, and leather staples immediately caught my eye. Each piece has a timeless—but never boring—quality to it, making the label perfect for putting together one of the coolest capsule wardrobes in existence. I already own a pair of its trousers, but I might have to add these faux-leather cargo pants to my closet next.

I was immediately drawn to Altaire’s super-structured bag shapes and cool, sleek detailing. Once I saw that Shopbop had picked up the brand (a huge stamp of approval for a brand-new label), I knew it was only a matter of time before the rest of the fashion world would follow suit.

I’ve grown so accustomed to wearing the crew-necks from Little High, Little Low when I travel that now I won’t even step onto an airplane without it. It’s my go-to layer to combat the chilly plane temperatures, and it’s also the kind of item I usually end up reaching for whenever I want another cozy layer. The brand’s owner is a meticulous vintage curator, so even though these crew-necks are technically new, each one is carefully washed and dyed to get that perfectly worn-in look and feel of genuine vintage.

The dreamy floral prints and voluminous sheer pieces are what caught my eye from this Scandinavian-designed, Paris-based brand. Its Celine Dress—a ruched watercolor-print midi dress—has been making the rounds on fashion insiders’ Instagram feeds, and since it’s carried on Revolve, I think it’s only a matter of time until the brand everywhere. But that said, their new drop of sleeker pieces like the above leather trench coat have been quickly winning me over.

I lament using the term effortless to describe clothes since it’s so overused in fashion, but this is an instance where it feels justified. With an emphasis on breezy cotton pieces that make you look like you just stepped off of a boat and onto a Greek island, Johansen creates the kind of, well, effortless pieces you’ll always reach for. 

Comfortable shoes (that don’t compromise style) are hard to come by, so I was impressed by Essen, whose shoes have a timeless quality about them with certain details that make them feel more forward.

Next up: The five micro-trends I predict will blow up this month.

I Have Access to Free Beauty Products, and I Still Choose These Drugstore Buys

Working as a digital editor definitely has its perks. Even though fashion is my wheelhouse here at Who What Wear, I’m still privy to luxurious beauty brands whether I’m testing out a new product launch for a story or am lucky enough to receive a sample from a brand or co-worker. Trust me—I don’t take it for granted that I have access to all these free expensive beauty products. It’s a blessing. But I got to thinking about my makeup products, in particular, and how my routine has changed (and stayed the same) since I discovered the world of makeup at the age of 13. 

My foray into makeup began in the aisles of CVS, scooping up brands like Maybelline, Revlon, and L’Oréal. So even though I’m much more well-versed in makeup than I once was, there are still a few O.G. drugstore makeup buys that I just can’t stop restocking for myself despite testing out their more expensive counterparts. I’ve tried luxury foundations, mascaras, and eyeliners but I still stand by the fact that any of the best drugstore makeup products I’m highlighting below rival pricier options. From my favorite $6 mascara to the lipstick–lip balm hybrid that’s always in my purse, keep reading to find out why I prefer these budget buys, and further down, check out the higher-end makeup products I won’t skimp on. 

My skin skews oily, so I’ve gone through my fair share of trial-and-error with foundation and BB cream formulas that contributed to some annoying (and unnecessary) breakouts. I love that Clinique’s formula is mattifying, won’t clog up my pores, and holds my makeup together for the whole day. Even though it doesn’t glide on as seamlessly as Chantecaille’s breathable foundation, I’ll remain loyal to the Clinique BB cream until further notice.

YSL’s mascara follows through on its promise to give you voluminous, fanlike lashes, but there are a few reasons I still come back to this $6 drugstore mascara. For one, the formula easily washes away in warm water (no harsh rubbing or makeup remover required!), which my lashes have really thanked me for. And for a product that requires restocking every other month, this comes at a price you just can’t beat.

I loved the easy glide-on application with the Marc Jacobs eyeliner, and even though the color options are unparalleled, I still reach for my Maybelline eyeliner daily. It has a similar formula, albeit at $5 a pop rather than $25. Plus, I enjoy that it twists up so I don’t have to dig through my makeup bag for a pencil sharpener.

While some people might prefer having a wide range of colors to choose from, I’ve found that owning a multicolor palette, especially one as varied as the above, is more than I need. It’s not every day that I test out a colorful makeup look, so it makes more sense for me to pick up one or two individual shades for the occasion.

Here, I’m wearing Clinique’s Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Romantic ($18) that’s become a mainstay in my makeup routine.

I keep this tinted balm in my purse wherever I go (speaking of which, I should probably stock up on multiples). I struggle to find a middle ground between wearing actual lipstick and dabbing on a bit of balm (one can be too much and the other not enough), so I love that this chubby stick adds just the right amount of natural-looking color and is so, so hydrating—truly the best everyday lip product I’ve used.

Just like with mascara, I find it hard to justify investing in an expensive liquid eyeliner since it runs out pretty quickly. Instead, I always come back to E.l.f.’s $6 liner. The felt tip makes it easy to control when I’m applying it, and the ink stays in place pretty well.

This iconic concealer has so much going for it. It’s got the stamp of approval from celebs like Zoë Kravitz, a lighter-than-air formula, and a reputation for nixing dark under-eyes better than any others.

The bronzer and blush from Nars were actually two of the first makeup products I ever owned, and the bronzer, in particular, is one that I’ve been keeping in my makeup rotation since day one. 

We’ve waxed poetic before about Glossier’s best-selling brow product because it is, in fact, that good. So good that I feel justified in saying that I wouldn’t be the same person I am without it—or at least, I wouldn’t look like the “me” I am when my brows are perfectly tinted, fluffed, and shaped.

This year, I made the switch from a powdered highlighter to a cream highlighter, and I’ve never looked back. The formula is hydrating, which gives me a nice everyday glow. Honestly, it’s so natural-looking that it has a lit-from-within effect, aka it helps me fake perfect skin.

But every once in a while I still come back to this O.G. highlighter when I’m going for a more glam makeup look. There’s nothing I’ve found that can top this iconic highlighter’s wow factor.

There are red lipsticks, and then there are Chanel’s red lipsticks. If you’ve tried one before, you know that they’re in a league of their own. From the velvety formula to the vibrant color, nothing can replace this coveted lipstick for me.

I didn’t consider myself to be an eye shadow person until this product came into my life. A simple swipe on the lids and a few dabs to blend are all you need—they’re not kidding when they say it takes 10 seconds.

This product is a one-and-done for achieving that dewy, glossy eyelid look that’s trending right now.

After years of buying whatever cheap nail polish I could find, I’m finally over it. Instead, I’ve discovered clean nail polish brands like Smith & Cult, whose formulas rarely chip and whose bottles are just plain beautiful to own.

Next up: The 12 skincare products that earn me compliments on my skin texture.

Celeb Stylists Rank the Best Underwear Brands That Will Last the Longest

Celebrity stylists are responsible for dreaming up gorgeous outfits that make the A-listers they work with feel confident and comfortable for the red carpet, events, and the like. While a particular dress or tailored silhouette is key to that sartorial success, appropriate undergarments are also of utmost importance. After all, dressing does begin with the items you put on first—underwear.

While we’ve covered a few of the specific underwear styles celeb stylists swear by in the past, we thought we’d dig a little deeper into the key brands this in-the-know group recommends (and sometimes wears) not just for comfort but for quality—aka brands that actually last. Because come on, we all get frustrated when we think we invested in a legit pair of underwear, only to find it coming apart after the third time washing it.

So with all that in mind, keep scrolling to check out how stylists rank the top underwear brands out there in reference to those that actually (truly) last the longest, are comfortable, and have the ability to be unseen and lay flat against the body. Oh, and fun fact—you’ll see a lot of similarities among each of their must-have brands below. Ahem, Commando

Commando. “Commando is my top choice for thongs. They are thin and seamless.”

Spanx. “Spanx is my go-to for personal dressing and red carpet dressing. I love their fabrics and silhouettes.”

Wolford. “Wolford has great undergarments. The cotton is so soft and comfortable. They’re at a higher price point, but the quality makes it worth it. Their bras are actually also my favorite.”

Commando. “Their underwear is paper-thin, seamless, and incredibly durable. I can always rely on these when I’m wearing fabrics that are a bit see-through. I always pack a client with these for their events or press tours.”

Fleur du Mal. “This brand understands how to make beautiful undergarments that last. I love their seamless lace thong, and I wear their silk bralette every day. Literally. They’re easy to wash (I handwash mine in a mixing bowl with light detergent).”

Hanky Panky. “I’m a longtime wearer of Hanky Panky. I’ve been wearing the lace thong for probably 10 years. They’re the most comfortable and come in pretty patterns. The perfect undies to wear with your everyday jeans.”

Commando. “I wouldn’t be able to do my job without Commando. They’re my absolute go-to for all undergarment needs. Not only is the material extremely soft and my clients love it, but they also last long, are seamless, and come in a wide range of styles.”

Fleur du Mal. “When you need undergarments that are not only good quality but will last for a few years, Fleur du Mal is the best bet. Their pieces are sexy and stylish, and really work well.”

Intimissimi. “Intimissimi offers really durable, sexy, comfortable undergarments. I’m especially a fan of their bras—they give my clients great support, look nice, and also have a long life span. They have so many styles that can work for any dress, any material, and any occasion.”

Valentine NYC. “This is the lingerie I literally wear every day. It’s cute, sexy, and comfy. They have really great new colors every season and are at a good price point.”

Lonely. “I love this brand because they make really pretty pieces. I always feel sexy and glamorous, and although I don’t like to wear them every day, I love having them for special moments.”

Kiki de Montparnasse. “The line makes really gorgeous lingerie, and though it’s a splurge to buy, every time I walk in their store, I want to own everything. It’s the perfect mix of sexy and subtle—and every detail is beautifully done. Also, if you take care of your lingerie by handwashing gently and not drying, I find they all last pretty well!”

Commando. “Commando is the standard in invisible, seamless underwear—and a staple in my styling kit for a reason. I use the classic thongs from Commando day in and day out for press days, important red carpet appearances, major award shows—the list goes on. They’re comfy, stay put, and never, ever show. They also come in a couple ‘nude’ colors to suit different skin tones.”

La Perla. “For splurge, I love the La Perla Second Skin style in a thong or brief. Both styles are super-low-rise and seamless, so they lay flat on the body and feel like a luxurious choice for my clients for special events.”

Victoria’s Secret. “The Sexy Illusions line for VS makes another great, seamless thong (not to mention the bras from the line are pretty good too). I love these because they’re a great option at a really accessible price point. I can stock up on these for my clients by the dozen for big trips or their personal wardrobe. I also love the high-waisted brief from this line for more coverage or for under sheer looks.”

Next, check out the French underwear that will make your legs look longer.

Women Over 40 Never Forget About These 7 Basic Shoes

We often turn to women over the age of 40 for top-notch style advice. Yes, age is just a number (and you should always wear whatever you want), but it’s women in this bracket that are often considered sartorial experts, as they’ve been able to really hone in on their personal style over the years. And given their expert status, they’ve more or less developed a wardrobe of timeless essentials as a result. While we recently highlighted the going-out basics this set swears by, we thought we’d shift the focus next to the shoe staples women over 40 can’t live without.

Because we look to celebrities in general for shopping inspo, it seemed appropriate to showcase the footwear A-listers like Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham, and Katie Holmes love. With all that in mind, keep scrolling to check out the seven basic shoes some of the chicest women out there never forget to buy—and shop the coolest selects in each category as well.

On Katie Holmes: Khaite Blythe Trench Coat ($2401); Jimmy Choo Romy Mesh Pumps ($750). It’s impossible to think about a flawless shoe wardrobe without the ideal pair of black pumps. As one of the most elegant and versatile footwear picks out there, these beauties look as sophisticated with jeans on the weekend as they do with dresses for work.

On Tracee Ellis Ross: Balenciaga bag. As just about every fashion girl and celeb (including Ross) agrees, knee-high boots add a polished and fashion-forward spin to a look. Try your pair with skirts, dresses, jeans, or trousers.

On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham blazer and leggings; Balenciaga boots. You simply can’t go wrong with the perfect pair of black booties. They’re timeless, chic, and work with a range of ensembles.

On Jennifer Lopez: Hermès bag; Alexander McQueen Sneakers ($440). When it comes to the standard sneaker choice among this fashionable set, classic white trainers reign supreme. They can legit go with anything—from a dress-and-jacket situation to a look like this with leggings and a crew-neck.

On Nicole Kidman: Prada dress and shoes. While colorful heels might not seem like basic footwear, solid-colored iterations have really become staples in many wardrobes, as they have the ability to add a playful, dressed-up feeling to formal outfits.

On Jennifer Aniston: The Row bag; Gianvito Rossi boots. A pair of flat motorcycle boots not only are comfortable for a day of running around but also have the ability to instantly add interest to any outfit. Try them with an all-black look like Aniston is showcasing here.

On Sarah Jessica Parker: Cynthia Rowley dress; SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker pumps. Sure, classic pumps and stilettos will always be shoe-closet heroes, but chunkier Mary Janes—similar to these stunners on SJP—will elevate any look.

Next, check out the outfits women over 40 swear by.

I Don’t Have a Skincare Routine, So I Tried Glossier’s Newest Product

Imagine this: You’re on a noisy street in SoHo, which leads you to a modern office building. You enter through unmarked doors, then take a sleek elevator up a few floors. Upon arrival, you’re greeted by friendly faces, and on the wall in front of you is a beautiful close-up of a woman; her skin is radiant. To your left is a midcentury-modern pink couch with pink orchids. You have arrived at the headquarters of the beloved millennial makeup brand Glossier. But this is just the beginning. Sure, this is where the magic happens, and it doesn’t take long to understand why this brand has garnered a cult-like following. But besides its straight-up-chic offices, hyped product drops, and highly Instagramable packaging, there are two things, in particular, that have made this beauty brand stand out since its inception five years ago: its connection with its consumers and its approach to beauty. 

No other beauty brand has quite harnessed the power of consumer feedback and turned it into products like Glossier has—and its most recent development is no exception. In fact, inspired by our cultural obsession with dewy skin, CEO and founder Emily Weiss and her team created the first-of-its-kind, easy-to-use, long-wear hybrid serum-oil, Futuredew, which drops today. Designed to give people the dewy glowy that is most often the result of a multi-step skincare regimen, this oil-based serum, a fountain of youth for your skin, is available for only $24.

Read on to learn more about the magic behind Glossier’s new skincare product, plus what happened when yours truly incorporated this wonderous serum into her previously nonexistent skincare routine. 

“Skincare can be a waiting game,” Weiss explained to several editors at a product preview last week. “So we wanted to create something that kept the post–skincare routine glow instantly while also helping skin over the long term.” She continued, “A lot of people outside the beauty industry struggle with how to build a skincare routine, so we wanted Futuredew to be easy to use no matter your routine.” 

Surprisingly, Weiss confessed that since Glossier began formulating this serum, it’s the only skincare product she’s been using—yes, really. Her trick to applying it? After washing her face, she quickly applies two pumps all over. Then, based on what she’s feeling, she wears it as a standalone or will apply her everyday makeup. One of the great things about the serum is that you can easily incorporate it into any skincare routine, whether you have a full regimen or nothing at all. It can act as a post-skincare base to makeup, or you can just apply it and go. 

Like other Glossier products, Futuredew is certified-vegan and cruelty-free. It’s made with a blend of four oils, minerals, sugarcane, and the fruit extract evodia rutaecarpa. The jojoba, grape-seed, evening primrose, and rose-hip oils provide an instant dewy effect while delivering vital moisture, so if you wanted to, you could ditch your moisturizer entirely. The fruit extract is meant to enhance the skin’s brightness over time, the sugarcane locks in moisture, and the minerals create a reflective glow. 

The question we had was, Is the glow-up actually real? For a skincare novice like myself, I was curious to see if using just the recommended two pumps of Futuredew could change my skin for the better? So I decided to put it to the test. Take a look at my before and after photos coupled with my honest assessment of Glossier’s Futuredew below. 

Four days of Futuredew usage. 

Ease of Use: Honestly, I love how easy this product is to use, especially for someone who has limited experience with serums. I’m admittedly not a skincare-routine person—I dedicate more time to my curly hair routine and choosing an outfit every morning—but after washing my face, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Futuredew is super easy and not at all time-consuming to apply.

How to Apply: At first, I was skeptical. Upon first glance, it can look a bit too greasy for my liking, but keep in mind this is from the perspective of a woman who typically uses zero products. The serum itself clings nicely to the skin, so once it evaporates a bit, the dewy glow becomes more natural-looking. As far as pairing it with makeup, I added some of my usual Pat McGrath foundation on top of my red spots. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there wasn’t the oiliness I often feel when pairing other products together, which was great. 

After seven days of Futuredew usage. 

Duration Expectation: After a few days, I got used to the dewiness, and, dare I say, I looked forward to applying my two little pumps in the morning. I was quite surprised to see my skin still looked pretty dewy after a full day in the office, and it kept my skin feeling effervescent throughout the rest of the evening. 

Long-Term Effects: I will be the first to admit that the first day I tried Futuredew, my skin was a hot mess. I had a few pimples; a mosquito had attacked me; it was not great. But over a few days of using the serum, my redness died down, and I started to look less like a walking vampire—it seemed to be working. As far as serious long-term usage, I’ll have to keep using it to really feel any lasting effects. That said, using this single product has me sold on this whole skincare routine thing. 

Final Verdict: It’s definitely a great intro product for anyone who is skincare-averse and prefers a minimalistic approach to their skincare and makeup routines. I honestly can’t be bothered most days to do anything to my face, but I found Futuredew to be a fun way to begin to build my skincare routine, and it was exciting to see myself glisten a bit. As far as if it’s my new holy-grail skincare product, only the future will tell.

Shop more of our favorite Glossier products:

If you’re using makeup, it’s essential your routine includes removing it to keep your skin healthy.

Best cleanser for cleaning your face on a daily basis, if you only want one cleanser use this. 

If you want a more thorough skincare routine and suffer from acne, add in Glossier’s exfoliating skin perfector. Use it after your cleanser and before you apply any other products. 

Pro tip: Apply this before using Futuredew to protect your skin.

One of our beauty editor Erin Jahn’s favorites, this fun balm offers Lip Smackers nostalgia with a moisturizing finish.

We love this for creating a bold but all-natural brow look. It also happens to be one of Glossier’s best-selling products of all time.

If you’re not into thick brows, Glossier’s Brow Flick allows you to fill them in without overpowering your face.

There’s a lot of mascara in the world, but Glossier just gets it. 

Beauty editor Courtney Higgs wears this every day. It’s perfect for creating a natural-looking flush.

I love finishing off any look with a little gloss, and this Glossier option is perfect for when you want to look polished but don’t have the time to commit to a full lip look. 

Next: A Clean-Beauty Expert Would Toss These Products From Your Vanity

Meet the Woman Behind the Wildly Popular Instagram Account The Shade Room

Welcome to Second Life, a podcast spotlighting successful women who’ve made major career changes—and fearlessly mastered the pivot. Hosted by Hillary Kerr, co-founder and chief content officer at Who What Wear, each episode will give you a direct line to women who are game changers in their fields. Subscribe to Second Life on iTunes, and stay tuned. 

If you’re one of the 16 million people (and counting) who follow the wildly popular The Shade Room on Instagram (which reports on celebrity news, culture, entertainment, and politics), you might be familiar with Angelica Nwandu. If not, allow us to introduce you. Five years ago, Los Angeles–based Nwandu had just earned a degree in accounting and was hired to do bookkeeping at a motorcycle company, where she was to work toward becoming an accountant. But her real dream was to be a screenwriter, so she began writing on the side.

After making some connections in Hollywood, Nwandu quit her job and was given a small grant to write, but it didn’t go far. Then came her idea to start The Shade Room. She had applied for a slew of odd jobs with no luck and thought, “Well, if nobody’s calling me back, then I have to create this opportunity for myself.” And given that she was her friends’ source for instant celebrity gossip, they suggested she start a blog. That night, she came up with The Shade Room and knew Instagram was the perfect place to launch it since she wasn’t particularly technologically savvy. 

The Shade Room rapidly grew to 100,000 followers in just a few weeks, and today, thanks to its over 16 million followers, it’s a media empire with a website and original programming in the works with Hollywood production companies. 

Head to iTunes to subscribe to Second Life, and listen to this brand-new episode to hear more about Nwandu’s inspiring career story and road to creating The Shade Room. Keep scrolling for a glimpse at the content that makes the account a must-follow for millions of people.

Next up, find out how Kelly Oxford went from stay-at-home mom to successful writer.

Taylor Swift Wore a Cozy Free People Dress With Designer It Boots

Taylor Swift attended a Madonna concert in NYC last night and wore a cozy-looking Free People dress with trendy ankle boots for the occasion. Now that we’re knee-deep in ankle-boot season and the end is nowhere in sight, I’m looking to amass as much outfit inspiration with the standby boots as I can manage. So thank you, Taylor Swift. This look is my next outfit goal. She chose a sweaterdress from Free People that looks insanely comfortable and paired it with epic lace-up ankle boots (a major fall shoe trend, mind you) from Prada, and the whole ensemble nailed everything I love about fall fashion.

I’m very fond of the lace-up-boot trend and added several pairs to my arsenal for fall, so I’m thrilled to test Swift’s outfit idea at my earliest convenience. The good news is that a luxurious pair like hers isn’t crucial. You can easily achieve the same look with affordable options from boot brands such as Jeffrey Campbell and Dr. Martens, and the same goes for her dress. It hardly needs an explanation as to why a sweaterdress is an ideal item to wear this time of year. (Hello, sweater weather.) Simply scroll down to let T.Swift prove how powerful this outfit combo is, and then shop the look if you’re so inclined.

On Taylor Swift: Free People Zoe Swift Dress ($228); Prada Vitiello Leather Lace-Up Boots; Etro Leather Crossbody Bag

Next up: how to get the expensive-looking trend Meghan Markle and Victoria Beckham wear for less than $50.

These Exercises Will Fix Your Tight, Aching Shoulders

Building shoulder strength is essential to do everything from whitewater rafting a Class IV rapid to stowing luggage in the overhead compartment. But the same workout that targets the area—overhead and bench presses, muscle ups, etc.—can give your shoulders trouble. The following moves, designed by New York City–based trainer Adam Rosante, will help bolster shoulders to make them stronger and less injury-prone, or ease you back into things after a shoulder injury (with an orthopedist’s blessing, of course). Do the mobility moves as often as daily, and strength build two or three times a week.

Expert Tip: All-Around Training for Healthy Shoulders

When people work their shoulders, they often break it up into push-pull exercises. For example, they’ll offset sets of pushups with cable pulley rows. Start to consider all the planes of motion that shoulders are capable of, and test them. Think up and down, with cable pulley pulldowns and biceps curls. Go rotational with wood choppers. Use battle ropes, where the load is constantly shifting with each thwack of the nylon. After all this movement, make sure to stretch and do shoulder circles.

1. Mobility and Activation: T-Spine Rotation (shown above)

The thoracic spine, which runs behind the rib cage, is major for mobility. “Your t-spine needs to flex, extend, and rotate to support healthy shoulder mechanics,” Rosante says.

How to do it: Start on hands and knees, right hand cupping right ear. Rotate torso so right elbow reaches toward left hand, then reverse until elbow points toward ceiling. Do this for 2 minutes, switching sides halfway through.

David Harbour Goes Full ‘Joker’ on ‘SNL’ in Hilarious Oscar the Grouch Origin Parody

Just like Joaquin Phoenix did in the new Joker movie, Saturday Night Live just gave us the origin story of an iconic character. This week on SNL host David Harbour starred in Grouch, a parody skit using the new Joker movie as a template to tell the origin story of Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street.

Harbour plays this version of Oscar, who goes from being a garbage worker to becoming the Grouch we all know (and kinda love) from the famous series. The skit has hilarious appearances from other Sesame Street characters, including Bert and Ernie, who get mugged and stabbed in an alleyway for their rubber duckie, as well as The Count, who is addicted to drugs.

“If everyone calls you trash and everyone treats you like trash, why don’t you just become trash?” Harbour’s Oscar says.

Here’s a look at the skit:

Harbour will next be seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Red Guardian in Black Widow. The film will be released on May 1, check out everything you need to know about the movie and the upcoming MCU films here:

Angler Oliver White on Fishing in Bhutan, Living a Life of Adventure, and Starring in the Documentary ‘A Thousand Casts’

Oliver White is giving The Most Interesting Man in the World a run for his money. He’s been kidnapped by a machete-wielding maniac in the Bahamas (he escaped); worked as a fly-fishing guide in Chile until a client, hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, offered him a job in finance; and most recently, was invited by the royal family of Bhutan to fish their rivers for the rare and elusive golden mahseer. His life story is the subject of an upcoming documentary A Thousand Casts, which follows that voyage to Bhutan.

White’s an adventurer, businessman, and philanthropist, though—as he puts it—fly-fishing is the thread that ties it all together. Recently, we caught up with the angler to learn more about the documentary and discern the driving force behind his stranger-than-fiction life.

The documentary A Thousand Casts is expected to be released fall 2019.

Men’s Journal: How did the Bhutan expedition come about?

Oliver White: I have a column in Fly Fisherman Magazine, and a guy reached out to them about doing a story on Bhutan. The magazine suggested that I do it, but the only way to fish in Bhutan is with an invitation from the royal family. There’s a travel agency called MyBhutan, and they were the ones who facilitated the invitation. I got invited by the prince [Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck], so I went by and had tea and chatted about everything. He’s a big outdoor sportsman. He loves to mountain bike, and he’s into fishing a little bit. The fourth king [Jigme Singye Wangchuck, his father] did a lot of fishing, and one of his bodyguards would go with him, so they sent that guy with me. He knew the river and where they’d caught fish before with conventional tackles.

How was the fishing over there?

It was incredibly challenging. There are a couple very prestigious, kind of aristocratic things to chase with a fly rod, and the golden mahseer is one of them. There really aren’t that many places in the world where you have the opportunity, and Bhutan’s rivers are pristine and perfect, with a healthy population of these golden mahseer. They’re omnivores and eat a lot of grass. Fish like that are very difficult to catch on a fly. As they get bigger, they get a little more predacious and eat small bait fish. You can see in the film where these tributaries come into the main river—the tributaries come in clean and the main river is a little bit off-color. Right there, the fish would stack up and you could see hundreds of them. You’d think that it’d be really easy to catch them, but if you literally get up stream of that and just put your hand in the water, the scent will drift down to the fish and they’ll all disappear. You have to be very stealthy and really work hard to get them, but it’s doable.

We don’t want to spoil anything in the film, but part of it details your experience being kidnapped while building a fishing lodge in the Bahamas. Did that change how you live your life?

The honest answer is people expect it would have a greater impact than it really did. At the time, you’re really just focused on the moment. All your resources get pushed to try and get out of this dilemma that you’re in. There wasn’t any of that life flashing before my eyes sort of thing. It was really just like, ‘Okay, man, what are we going to do?’ But as soon as I got out of it, there was this huge crash. An adrenaline crash or whatever it was. As soon as I was safe, it was just like a total meltdown. I immediately left the Bahamas and went back home. I was using that time to refocus and figure out what all that meant. Where I landed was that it was just a random event, and if I let that impact me negatively and change my life and miss this opportunity right now, then that would be a mistake. So I went back. I had to go back and finish the project.

If you had to pinpoint the driving force behind all of your remarkable experiences, what would it be?

A big part of it is just really trying to be appreciative of your time, this time that you get to spend here. I let that take precedence—to love what I do and figure out how to make a living doing it. I gave up some financial upside to do so, but I live very lifestyle-rich. So many people are just going through the motions. They’re hosed with all these things: get a job, get married, have a family, get a house with a picket fence, or whatever it is. All of a sudden, they look back and they haven’t necessarily wasted their time, but their life just kind of slipped by. A lot of my choices were driven by that fear of looking back with regret. The nature of my life, being nomadic and always on the move, it’s so much more than the fishing. I love the travel and the people and the cultural exposures. The fishing is really the thread that ties it all together.

You have a really cool project in Guyana that you setup through your nonprofit, Indifly. Can you tell us about Rewa Eco Lodge and the success it’s had?

There’s a village in the rainforest in Guyana called Rewa, and there are about 300 people there. In the late ‘90s, the village saw that their wildlife was being depleted, so they made a conscious effort to protect their lands. They got a grant from Conservation International and built a very small, primitive lodge and wanted to do ecotourism, but it wasn’t very successful. Then this guy went down to Rewa as a cameraman to film a birding show. He was an angler and we both worked with Costa Sunglasses. While he was there filming birds, he saw these arapaima, the world’s largest scaled freshwater fish. These things are six- to eight-feet long, and he called Costa and told them what he found. Costa sent me down there to figure out if you could catch the fish on a fly. We realized the people were so incredible that we could give back and help them. I brought one of the Makushi Indians from the village to the Bahamas, where I was still living at the time, and he spent a few weeks seeing how I run my business—how we do hospitality—and working on his fishing skills. We taught him how to improve the caliber of the food at Rewa for the guests; got them better equipment like boats, engines, linens, and all those types of things; then we did the marketing for them in the U.S.  The annual income for the entire village was $750 the year before we got involved. Now they’re generating an excess of $120,000 a year in revenue from fly-fishing trips. It’s had a huge impact on the quality of life of every generation in the village, and the community owns the lodge.

Do you have any exciting plans for the future?

I really hope that Indifly can take more and more of my time. The goal is to be able to do more of that, but I still have to make a living, so it’s just balancing those things out. I would certainly look at opening or building another lodge. More than any of that, I’m a new dad. I’ve been guiding the last few days, so I haven’t seen much of him. When he wakes up, we’re going to get in the boat, play around, and go fishing. I’m just trying to figure out how to live this life that I want to live and also be present—learn how to be a great father and be able to drag my son around the world.

Robert Downey Jr. Takes a Big Adventure in the New ‘Dolittle’ Trailer

Robert Downey Jr. is ready for a new adventure. After playing Iron Man for over a decade, Downey is set to play another iconic character: Dr. John Dolittle in the new adventure film Dolittle.

When the movie starts, Downey’s Dolittle has locked himself away in Dolittle Manor after losing his wife seven years earlier, with just his animal friends as company—he has the ability to speak with them. But when Queen Victoria falls very ill, Dolittle is thrust into action and must take a major adventure across the world to a mysterious island to find a cure to save her.

Downey stars alongside an incredible voice cast that includes John Cena, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Kumail Nanjiani, and Octavia Spencer. Cena stars as Yoshi the polar bear, while Holland plays Jip the dog, and Malek is playing Chee-Chee the gorilla.

Here’s a look at the trailer:

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Dolittle will be released on January 17, 2020.

19 Blazers That Are Under $200 But Don’t Look Like It

When it comes to a well-rounded wardrobe, there a few staples that you simply can never own too many of. A good pair (or two, or three) of jeans will take you far, last you years, and save you whenever you’re struggling to find something to wear. They’re the thing you can always fall back on. Crisp white tees are the basic that’s essential come layering season. And blazers—the refined topper that’s surged back on the radar, thanks to the ever-popular suit craze—are a savior when you’re looking to add a dash of refinement to any getup.

But blazers don’t always come cheap. The topper can cost quite a pretty penny, especially if you’re on the market for one that’s well-made and timeless. Being the solution-hungry shopping experts we are, though, we decided to show you that cheap blazers for women do, in fact, exist, and no, they don’t actually look cheap. Ahead, the affordable blazers to add to your lineup now, from the cool cropped iteration Bella Hadid loves to the classic double-breasted silhouette that will never fail you.

Cropped blazers are the coolest piece to own now. Better yet, Bella Hadid is totally on board with the trend, too.

Put Eye to Eye’s sustainable (and extra-stunning) pieces on your radar ASAP.

It doesn’t get better than black and white.

Picture this cropped blazer with dark-wash jeans and a crisp white tee.

Wear with the matching trousers.

Stop traffic in this neon-orange blazer.

Yes, this one really does only cost $168.

It doesn’t get more classic than a double-breasted blazer. It’s formal but can easily be worn as an everyday staple as well. Opt for a fun print this fall.

This is the plaid blazer of our dreams.

How beautiful is this color, though?

The waist belt adds instant dimension.

Yep, sky blue is a fall-friendly color.

Now this one looks luxe.

Kaia Geber owns this—need we say more?

The perfect work-to-play blazer.

If you prefer a single button, then this blazer style is for you. It’s refined and classic but can still feel laid back, especially if you keep it unbuttoned.

You need a houndstooth blazer now.

Classic and timeless, for sure.

This menswear-inspired blazer looks at least triple its actual price tag.

Don’t go into fall without a leather blazer.

The perfect burgundy hue.

Team this blazer with cool leather trousers.

Next up, the best dress-and-blazer outfits to try this fall.

These 7 Halloween Costumes Require a Single Trip to ASOS

I love Halloween, but I’m notorious for trying to throw together a costume at 8 p.m. on October 31 just a few minutes before heading out the door to a spooky soirée with my best friends. This year, however, I vowed to do it differently. I’m planning ahead, and my goal (as it usually is) is to buy pieces that have a lifecycle that extends far beyond October 31 (aka pieces that I can actually wear in the real-world). 

My solution? An ASOS Halloween costume, which simply means buying pieces from the retailer’s vast section that reference a pop icon, a literary character, or more and that also seamlessly fit into my wardrobe. The best part about an ASOS Halloween costume, though? I don’t even have to leave my house to get it—all I do is order it and it’ll be at my doorstep in a few shorts days.

As you’d expect, you can really find all the makings of practically every costume imaginable at ASOS. But I narrowed it down to seven ideas that I think you’ll want to try this year. See the costumes and shop the key pieces, below. 

Pay homage to the iconic ’90s girl band by dressing up as Baby Spice. Frock options are endless, but you need sky-high sneakers.

This might be the cutest Halloween costume around.

Now’s your chance to let your inner pop star shine brighter than ever before.

Be Beyoncé—need we say more? No.

For a fun, humorous costume, consider channeling your inner Mrs. Doubtfire.

We all wanted to be Carrie Bradshaw at one point, so why not be her for Halloween?

Trust—this slip dress outfit will get so much use once Halloween is over.

Up next: nine Halloween costumes you can wear with sneakers.

14 Ways Celebrities Are Styling the Coolest Fall Boot Trends

Learning about what the latest fall boot trends are is nothing compared to learning how to style them. We never want you to think Platform boots are trending—now what? For that very reason, we snatched up all the popular and stylish celebrities who are wearing this season’s hottest fall boot trends the right way. Seeing these trends in action will hopefully encourage you to stop starring and start shopping because the boots ahead need a home, and we think your closet is just the spot. 

Below you will see seven popular fall boot trends that celebrities have taken a particular liking to this season, in addition to the 14 inventive ways they are taking each trend and making it their own. Style types of all kinds are represented here thanks to the notable array of women partaking in all the fresh new styles this season has to offer. The new styles ahead are the boots everyone will be wearing after reading this story—including you.

Nothing makes a pair of knee-high boots look chicer than a short suit. Be it a miniskirt or shorts variation, this boot trend is one that will always look good with the tailored duo. On Kaia Gerber: Jimmy Choo Madeline Shoulder Bag and Tempe 85 Boots ($1195) 

In case you’re in the mood to not wear pants, throw on an oversize white T-shirt and knee-high boots to match. A leather blazer as the finishing touch is just the thing this outfit needs to not look, well, unkempt.  On Hailey Bieber: Celine sunglasses; Jennifer Fisher Maeve Hoops ($750); J Brand Elsa Birthday Blazer ($1298); MM6 Maison Margiela Inside Out Logo T-Shirt ($225); Jacquemus Les Bottes Pantalon Leather Boots ($1279) 

This season, the chunkier the boot, the better. Take note from Dua and jazz up your favorite pair of denim via a statement top and these extra-large soles. On Dua Lipa: Jacquemus top

Fall dresses are the biggest beneficiary of this shoe trend. The juxtaposition of the harsh lug-soles with a more delicate frock creates a seasonal outfit that will win every time.  On Olivia Palermo: Dior dress and J’adior Ultra Bag; Gianvito Rossi Marsden Boots ($1195)

This fall, please don’t forget about color—just because it’s getting colder doesn’t mean your wardrobes color palette has to as well. Contrast hues starting with a statement slouchy boot and a bold dress to match.  On Adwoa Aboah: Balenciaga Block-Heel Checked-Wool Boots ($875)

Or, on the other hand, go for a head-to-toe tonal look and call it a day. We recommend this styling trick for those days when you just can’t and need a cute ‘fit quick.  On Margot Robbie: Mille The Jasmine Dress in Almond ($236); Loeffler Randall Gia Tall Boots in Cognac ($695); Inne Sia Shopper Tote ($209)

Your going-out boots should not be the same as your daytime boots. You deserve to dress up a bit and platform boots are the best boot trend to do so with. Take inspiration from Zendaya and grab a slip dress, a leather trench, and your tallest platforms for your next night on the town. On Zendaya Coleman: Fallon Versailles Chandelier Earrings ($465)

While not everyone can snatch up a full look from the newest Gucci collection, everyone can rock a fun printed dress and platform boots. And that’s the tea.  On Sienna Miller: Gucci Spring 2020 Look 87

Feeling sporty? Good. Because Bella Hadid has officially inspired us to locate a racing jacket and buy it ASAP. The square-toe boots add just the fashion-girl touch this outfit needs. So get some of those too. On Bella Hadid: Dior sunglasses; Ralph Lauren jacket; Courreges Jersey Top ($285); Wandler Isa Long Boots ($860) 

If you’re still a little nervous to dive into a prominent square toe, go for a more subtle one and pair the boots with timeless counterparts like a blazer dress and clutch. On Kendall Jenner: DKNY Ebony Mesh Camera Bag ($79)

Get really wild and match your snake-print shoes to your handbag and get ready for all the compliments to roll in. On Gigi Hadid: Anita Ko Hepburn Necklace ($22,050); Coperni Shirt Dress ($654); Jimmy Choo Maxima Boots ($1575); Staud Moon Bag Carmel Snake ($325)

No one does print mixing like Anna does print mixing, and her famous snakeskin boots are her pretty much her secret weapon to achieving a balanced look every time. 

If you live in skinny jeans, copy this EmrRata look this fall. A croc-embossed boot will bring a strong texture to an otherwise basic look. On Emily Ratajkowski: Zara Double Breasted Blazer ($119); Inamorata Beverly Bodysuit ($54); Citizens of Humanity jeans; Carolina Santo Domingo Micro Sofia Leather Crossbody ($630); Schutz Maryana Boots ($290)

This model-off-duty look is so easy to re-create, and we’re pretty sure you can do it with the contents of your own closet sans maybe the new croc boots you’re about to buy below.  On Martha Hunt: Schutz Maryana Boots ($290)

Next up, shop eight shoe trends everyone will buy in 2020.

The Worst Jeans to Wear With Sneakers

Alright, let’s get one thing straight: Although there isn’t technically a right or wrong way to wear jeans with sneakers (you do you), there are certain styles tend to look better together. We’re not here to tell you what you can and can’t wear; we’re just here to offer up a bit of guidance if you, too, often find yourself staring at the mirror asking yourself, Does this look good?

The most tried-and-true pant-and-shoe combo? Jeans and sneakers. It’s equal parts comfy and cute, and it has risen in popularity since trainers became every street styler’s footwear of choice (Bella Hadid, we know you’re a fan). If you, too, are an admirer of the duo, or you’re considering working it into your routine, may we suggest checking out our guide on some best (and worst) jeans to wear with sneakers?

Ahead, a guide to the jean cuts to wear with your cool kicks this season, plus those we recommend skipping.

Next, the types of jeans everyone should know about in 2019.

The 19 Best Non-See-Through White Tanks Tops on the Internet

If there’s one thing you can never own too many of, it’s basics. We’re talking crisp white tees, sleek black camis, and versatile white tank tops—basically everything we’re going to rely on now that layering season is underway. However, these crisp ivory pieces sometimes pose a problem: They can be sheer and see-through if you don’t pick the right fabric. Because we shouldn’t have to worry about our undergarments showing through—no one wants a wardrobe malfunction like that, right?— we decided to go on a mission to find the absolute best non-see-through white tank tops on the Internet.

Our method? We used our knowledge of brands known to churn out top-quality tank tops (aka The Range, Agolde, La Ligne), plus what we know about the materials that typically tend to be sheerer than others. Ribbed-knit finds are your best friend for full coverage, as is thick cotton and stretchy, workout-friendly nylon. Whenever you buy online, just make sure to check out the material in the product description. And, of course, you can count on our below roundup of the best non-see-through white tank tops to serve you well as you enter layering season. Shop the best of the best below.

The Range’s tank tops are game changers.

You’ll have no worries wearing this one.

The perfect cotton tank.

Ribbed stretch cotton is your best friend.

The perfect basic.

Leave it to Alo to make a comfy, non-see-through white tank top.

Comfy, cute, and affordable.

You can bet this sweater tank top won’t be see-through, thanks to the thicker material.

This top has a cult Hollywood following.

What a steal.

Obsessed with that neckline.

Wear this with white pants for an easygoing monochrome look.

Another The Range pick you shouldn’t sleep on.

We love a good square neckline.

The lightweight, stretchy fabric will keep you cool, but you don’t have to worry about it being sheer.

So cute.

Yes, please.

We’ll take a workout tank any day.

This has the perfect loose fit.

Next up, the best basic T-shirts, plus how to wear them.

10 Indispensable Tips I’ve Learned Sitting Next to Who What Wear Beauty Editors

As a fashion market editor, I undoubtedly enjoy some job perks (travel, clothes, events… to name a few), but my favorite part of going into the office every day is the conversation among the editors, particularly when it comes to advice. I can’t tell you how many new brands I’ve learned about, the amount of fashion celebrity news I’ve kept up with, or even the number of cool new dinner spots I’ve discovered, all thanks to my colleagues. Another bonus is that I sit right behind the Who What Wear beauty team, which means I get to eavesdrop on everything they discuss, from amazing supplements to the newest makeup launches to a facial they recently tried. Luckily, I also get to test-drive some of the products they receive, sometimes acting as a guinea pig for a new lipstick or skincare item that landed on their desks.

I always want to know everything about how to make my beauty, skincare, and wellness regimens better (especially now that my wrinkles are real), so I’m always open to hearing their expert tips and thoughts on the latest and greatest in the wellness-and-beauty space. From what products help you feel less bloated to the items you should never use on your face and how to prevent breakouts, below I’m sharing the essential tips and tricks that I’ve learned from our beauty-and-wellness team—and the must-have products they swear by.

“Taking a consistent dosage of magnesium every day has been game-changing for me this year. I usually take it right before bed (this new Moon Juice launch tastes so dreamy and immediately disappears into water), and it helps me sleep, stave off stress, and feel less bloated. It’s basically a magical supplement I’ve been telling everyone to look into if they suffer from any of the above issues.”

“I feel like people think brush-on fiber mascaras are passé, but if you find a good formula, the results are so good and way easier than dealing with false lashes, extensions, or other lash-related options. I can’t quit this particular one from Australian brand MCo Beauty and start to panic whenever the tube starts to reach its end. I always get compliments on my lashes when I wear it (people think they’re extensions!), so I’ve been telling everyone about this.”

“Don’t use coconut oil as a beauty product. I think I’m especially sensitive to coconut oil and coconut oil–derived ingredients, but just looking at the stuff makes me break out and my pores clog. It’s in SO many beauty products these days, and I’m secretly convinced it’s the reason so many adults are having random acne issues they never had before. I pretty much have to scan every single ingredient list, and lip products are the absolute worst offenders. For anyone who’s been breaking out around their mouth or lips, check your products! The below lip balm from PCA Skin is my favorite and one of the only products I’ve ever tried that keeps my lips hydrated for literally days and doesn’t have coconut oil or any other comedogenic oils in it.”

“I was plagued by the worst and most stubborn breakouts until I realized a sneaky supplement I was taking (the biotin in my favorite hair gummies) was the cause behind my never-ending cycle of acne. I’m bummed because I loved my hair gummies, but ever since I quit them cold-turkey, my skin has cleared, and I haven’t gotten any new breakouts. I did some research and asked my go-to esthetician, Dakota Katt at Vanessa Hernandez Skincare, about it, and it turns out this is totally a thing and a huge issue for a lot of people since our bodies can only absorb so much biotin. Sad, but true. Instead, I’ll be solely relying on my favorite multivitamins from Ritual (which don’t have biotin) to keep everything topped up.” 

“I mist my face all day, every day. I keep spritzers and aerosols on my desk and in my car so I can mist on the go for an extra hit of moisture or even to reapply SPF. It’s a quick and easy way to care for my skin no matter where I am.”

“Clear lip gloss is one of the first beauty products I was allowed to wear as a teenager, so my love for it runs deep. No matter how my day is going, adding a swipe of shiny gloss to my lips instantly makes me feel 100% fiercer.”

“Don’t quiz me on the science behind face rollers, but I’ve been really into taking this tool to my face before bed at night. I haven’t noticed a huge difference just yet, but the instant soothing and tension release coupled with the potential de-puffing that could come into play are all motivation enough for me to stick with it.”

“Water is (almost) always the answer. Or at least it’s the first question I ask if I’m feeling off: Did you drink enough water today? I always try to make sure I drink enough water throughout the day so I’m feeling energized and refreshed. Bringing along a reusable water bottle always ensures I’m hydrating.”

“I think it’s important to take lots of breaks throughout the day, no matter what you’re doing, but especially when you’re at work. It’s a nice mental health reset. I like to take a walk around (even if it’s just for a couple of minutes), take some deep breaths, and center my mind. Luckily, I have an Apple Watch, so it tells me when I should stand up and stretch, but if you don’t have one, just try to do it every one or two hours.”

“This is a sleep trick I’ve learned from an expert I spoke to for a story about falling back to sleep after waking up in the middle of the night: Don’t clock-watch. Before, when I used to look at my phone or nightstand clock, I’d start thinking (and thinking and thinking) about how many hours I had left for sleep until I had to wake up, which would cause me to stress out. Now, I force myself to not reach for my phone, which is also great since there’s no light to disrupt my eyes or Instagram to distract me, and that’s made a world of difference for falling back to sleep quicker.”

There’s no denying Augustinus Bader’s cult-loved face cream is quite expensive at $265 a pot. But the holy-grail cream with A-list fans is worth all the hype. I was able to try a sample from the beauty editors, and I absolutely fell in love. It’s seriously hydrating and leaves my skin with an incredible glow.

This is now my go-to everyday lipstick thanks to the beauty team. It’s universally flattering, and celebs, editors, and beauty mavens can’t get enough of it.

Where would I be without my dry shampoo? This one instantly soaks up excess oil while adding texture and volume.

I think practically every person in our office owns this cult eyebrow product. We’re always on a quest to make our brows thick and defined yet natural-looking. Glossier’s Boy Brow is the way to do it.

For those suffering from acne issues, this face mask is a godsend. It’s infused with charcoal and clay, which clear pores and leave skin detoxified, smooth, and perfectly glowy. Not bad for $12!

Our sister company, Versed, released an incredible (and affordable) skincare line this year, and, of course, we got to be the first ones to try it. This hydration booster serum is one of my favorites from the collection. It’s made of two types of hyaluronic acid, which hydrates the skin and the layers beneath it. The serum can be used alone or with a moisturizer or foundation and is perfect for those with ultra-dry skin.

This essential eucalyptus oil will help you shorten your cold overnight—you can also use it to make a DIY vapor rub—just mix with peppermint oil and coconut oil and rub on your chest. Because cold season is officially here, friends!

Up next, 17 mascaras that won’t irritate sensitive eyes.

The 13 Foundations Celebrity Makeup Artists Always Use on Women Over 40

As someone who has a 71-year-old beauty fanatic as her mother (surprising I became a beauty editor, right?), I know all too well the trials and tribulations surrounding foundation and mature skin. Of course, finding the best foundation for your skin texture, tone, and type is hard enough at any age, but when you throw into the mix age-related conundrums like discoloration from sun damage, fine lines or wrinkles, and dehydration, the challenge only gets steeper.

Being that my mom is an actual makeup artist, I’ve definitely absorbed some of her wisdom and tips over the years—minimal, if any, powder and absolutely no super-matte formulas. She has flawless skin (both with and without makeup), so I’ve taken her guidance to heart. That said, I was interested to compare notes with some of the top celebrity makeup artists in the industry who regularly cater to Hollywood’s leading ladies 40 and over. What foundations do they always have on hand for red carpet prep, and what application tips do they hold gospel to ensure their clients with mature skin look as radiant and healthy as possible? They’re covering all that and more below. Keep scrolling! 

Every makeup artist we spoke to explained that without a well-prepped base (i.e. hydrated and healthy skin) any foundation application will flounder. Prepping the skin with the right products and ample moisture is crucial for a seamless, long-lasting finish. 

“I am really, really big on prep—prep is EVERYTHING,” exclaims celebrity makeup artist Tamah Krinsky, whose clients include Julianna Margulies, Mary Steenburgen, Judy Greer, Idina Menzel, and Christy Turlington. “Regardless of age, how you prep your skin determines how your foundation will sit on your skin, and the more hydrated and healthy your skin is to start, the better your foundation will look. My clients would tell you skin prep is the longest part of their time in the makeup chair with me!”

Krinsky recommends starting the process with a luxe spray like Josh Rosebrook’s Hydration Accelerator ($22) before moving onto an oil. She typically applies around six drops, although it depends on the day and client. “I take three to five minutes to massage the oil from the hairline to the collarbones. It’s amazing what that alone can do for your complexion! My favorites are Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Antioxidant Oil ($72), Eve Lom Radiance Face Oil ($80), and the Josh Rosebrook Herbal Infusion Oil ($44),” she says.

Afterward, she’ll press a pea-size amount of moisturizer into the skin to lock all the magic in. She loves anything from Tatcha, Drunk Elephant, Dr. Hauschka, or La Roche-Posay.

So the jury is out on whether or not it’s best to use brushes or a damp sponge (like our beloved  Beautyblender, $20) for foundation application. Our makeup artists were equally divided in their preference! So we recommend trying both methods to see what you prefer. That said, if you go the brush route, Krinsky recommends using multiple sizes and always reaching for a brush with synthetic brush fibers versus natural hair.

No matter what foundation I’m using, I always use two brushes—one to deposit the formula and one to blend,” she confirms. “I like to use brushes on the smaller side so I can be specific and blend around the structure of the face. To deposit foundation, I use a small flat synthetic eye shadow brush. Synthetic brushes don’t hold onto pigment and products as much as natural hair brushes, so you save your products from being wasted, and they leave the foundation where you put them.”

To blend, Krinsky tells us she switches to a medium-size fluffy eye shadow contour brush. Although her brush process takes more time than using a Beautyblender, she thinks it offers more precision in addition to a more seamless result. 

Sorry, but finding the right foundation—consistency, finish, and shade—takes some time and effort. And Krinsky is especially adamant about taking the time to find your perfect shade. 

“Make sure you are matching your skin tone,” she advises. “Always ask for a sample (or better yet, multiple!) and look at yourself in daylight. It should look 100% seamless, and if it isn’t, it’s the wrong shade for you.”

“Only use foundation where you need it,” Krinsky adds. “Use small amounts, and take your time to blend them into your skin. You don’t have to apply a huge amount of foundation to your entire face. You should be using it to even out your skin tone—not to cover your skin.”

“I love to apply this primer from Hourglass after the moisturizer I applied has fully absorbed,” celebrity makeup artist Quinn Murphy shares. “It fills in any texture issues like wrinkles, lines, and/or pores while simultaneously neutralizing excess grease and oil. It also reflects light in a beautiful way—almost like a blur tool.”

“Concealer always comes before foundation and in a warm peachy shade,” Murphy adds. “I apply the concealer in the dark areas under the eyes and over any redness too. Then, I pat on the foundation over the concealer. Using color theory—the opposite of purple-y dark circles is orange-salmon—is important.  It cancels out the bruise-like tones so you don’t end up over-applying foundation.”

Both Murphy and Chanel makeup artist Kate Lee (who counts women like Charlize Theron and Jessica Chastain as regular clients) recommend eliminating—or at least limiting—your powder usage since it can sit into mature skin’s fine lines and make a person look older.

“If I need powder, I use a transparent HD powder on a dampened Beautyblender and roll it into the skin,” shares Lee.

Okay, there’s some science involved here. While our makeup artists agree the best foundations for mature skin should be more luminous and dewy rather than matte, you don’t want to verge shimmery, and certain complementary products (such as bronzer) should always be matte.  “Concealer under the eye should be a light and luminous formulation, and concealer to hide blemishes or dark spots needs to have more pigment and coverage,” Lee confirms. “Also, be very mindful of shimmer—it tends to bring attention to the texture of the skin, so it’s not very flattering if it drops from the eyelid.”

“Let’s be real—online swatches are never 100% accurate, and shade names aren’t standardized, so it’s best to tap into a brand’s customer service or, in the case of Violet Grey, a trained makeup artist, whose job it is to know everything, from the curation of foundations to formulation to finish,” explains Violet Grey’s beauty director, Maureen Choi. “A quick email exchange or phone call with a trusted resource who understands your skin and makeup concerns can make all the difference in receiving the perfect fit on your doorstep.

“Sometimes you have to try before you buy, particularly when it comes to foundation. A good rule of thumb is to ask for samples in three shades—the one you’ve shade-matched to your complexion, then one shade lighter and one shade deeper. That way, you can test all three in broad daylight and get an accurate sense of what looks best. According to makeup artist and Violet Grey committee member Pati Dubroff, using two shades of foundation—a light shade down the center of the face and one a shade darker along the perimeter—is the secret to getting the most natural, subtly defined, second-skin look.”

“This foundation from Chanel is one of my favorites for clients with more mature skin,” says Lee. “It’s a lightweight formulation that provides a very light finish whilst retaining a luminosity.”

“Again, this is a very light-diffusing formula, but it has a *slightly* more matte versus luminous finish,” Lee explains. “It requires no powder, making it perfect for a uniformed finish without a lot of product.”

“Stay away from heavily matte products; they look chalky and settle into fine lines,” warns Krinksy. “Healthy skin isn’t matte. Think about how you look after a workout or a nice walk. Your skin is glowing—that’s what you want your makeup and skincare to re-create.”  This iconic pick from Koh Gen Do is a makeup artist favorite and one that Krinsky says she always keeps at the top of her kit. If you’re looking for a foundation with fuller coverage, Murphy recommends this as one of the best. 

Although Murphy is also a fan of Koh Gen Do’s Moisture Foundation (shown above) for mature skin, this formula from the brand boasts a slightly lighter coverage and is another go-to he keeps on hand for clients like Sofía Vergara, Naomi Watts, Kate Hudson, and Reese Witherspoon. 

“Since they don’t settle into fine lines, dewy foundation formulas are also great for more mature skin because you can move them around and adjust your application easily. I love this glow-enhancing foundation from Surratt,” Krinsky adds. 

Both celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg (think Rashida Jones, Leslie Grossman, Busy Philipps, Chelsea Handler, Christina Applegate, and Lauren Graham) and Krinsky say they’re big fans of this cult-favorite foundation formula from Charlotte Tilbury. It expertly smooths and hydrates and also features a helpful dose of SPF for an extra kick of protection. “I like to work with formulas that start light and you can build. … If your formulas are too heavy right off the bat, you can usually see it, and they’ll also be more likely to settle into more mature skin!” says Greenberg. 

Is there a more iconic foundation? We’ve never heard a professional makeup artist NOT praise its skin-perfecting magic, and Murphy, Greenberg, and Krinsky swear by it when it comes to catering to their 40-plus celebrity clientele. Even though it has the prettiest satin finish, Greenberg says there’s still enough moisture in the formula to make mature skin glow instead of falling flat. Murphy also adds that it’s one of the best foundations for those seeking light-to-medium coverage. 

When Greenberg isn’t opting for Armani’s fan-favorite Luminous Silk, she tells us she also loves working with the brand’s equally lovely Maestro Foundation. Ultra-lightweight, it helps to brighten and enhance clients’ natural glow while yielding a flattering, semi-matte finish. Basically, it’s glowy, but not too glowy. 

Suqqu is one of those under-the-radar brands that aren’t household names but are fawned over by makeup artists and celebrities. A famed export from Japan, this rich foundation is one of the best for mature skin, according to Greenberg, and helps to keep the skin supremely hydrated while also providing the perfect ration of dewy coverage.

Greenberg also shares Clé de Peau Beauté’s epic foundation as another great option for older skin. The brand actually has a number of options that differ in consistency, coverage, and formula, but this game-changing cream pick is a best seller and award winner. It’s luxurious, highly moisturizing and full-coverage (but definitely buildable—fear not), and it makes for the smoothest natural glow.  “I use a Beautyblender ($20) and a brush to work the foundation into the complexion and make it look like a second skin,” says Greenberg.

“This foundation has a moisturizing, highly pigmented, light formula. It has that essential coverage but is still light,” explains celebrity makeup artist Jo Strettell, who regularly works with Demi Moore, Helen Mirren, Holly Hunter, Patricia Clarkson, Sigourney Weaver, and Brooke Shields.

 “Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer is perfect for older skin thanks to its multitasking blend of skincare ingredients that aid moisture and its great coverage that blurs imperfections,” Strettell adds. “I use this when we are aiming to achieve a more natural or editorial look.”

If you’re looking for a “glowy, dewy, light coverage,” Murphy says this foundation formula from Nars is one of the absolute best. Like Greenberg, he also prefers to use a damp sponge (like a Beautyblender) for his application. “This allows me to build the coverage and get the desired coverage for different areas of the face,” he explains. “Using a tapping motion gives the skin a beautiful airbrushed finish.” Up next: 14 Hydrating Face Primers for Glowing Skin—and the Foundations to Pair Them With

8 Brands That Are Straight Up Killing It Right Now

I’ve never been the type to have just one favorite brand or stick to a single designer head to toe. With each new season, I tend to notice that there’s a group of labels that are very clearly getting it right and designing all the things I want to wear at that moment. For fall, there are a whopping eight of them, and they range from fast fashion to ultra luxe—just like my taste itself.

As you may have guessed already, this list is highly biased. Unlike a recent data-driven shopping guide I put together, it is purely and solely based on my opinions. But, if you like my self-described simple-but-cool style, then I’m confident you’ll also like what you’re about to see! Have I said enough? Are you still with me? Just keep scrolling to see, read about, and shop all eight brands that, according to me, are straight up killing it for fall.

From Kat’s tweed jacket (seen above) to the below cardigan that I couldn’t help but order for myself, there are so many Alexander Wang pieces that I have my eyes on this season; it was actually the brand that inspired this story.

Every time I come across Scandi brand Stand online, I ask myself How soon is too soon to buy my winter coat? The good news, however, is that this season its offerings have expanded to also include equally amazing separates and bags, so I’ll probably end up snagging something well before the temperatures drop.

Looking to invest in a cool pair of boots for fall and winter? Whether you’re searching for something subtle or statement-making, knee-high or ankle length, Paris Texas is the brand for you thanks to its unparalleled fall offerings.

It feels like every time I go on Instagram, I find myself saving at least one post to my “buy” collection that features one or more Mango items in it. At the top of my list is the above miniskirt suit, but its boots and sweaters are pretty high up there, too.

Shop the matching Tweed Miniskirt ($60).

Given that Khaite’s first-ever runway show was one of my favorites back in February, it’s no surprise that those items, which have now become available to shop, are among my most-hearted and bookmarked of the season. The brand’s boots, bags, and RTW are all perfect updates on basics I thought I had covered.

Another brand I’ve been wearing quite a bit myself this season is Nanushka. From its ultra-luxe looking faux leather to the cozy but polished knits, there’s something for every day of the week and any type of outfit.

Totême has been steadily gaining steam for many seasons now, but thanks to recent hits such as its smocked dress and heeled thong sandals, the brand has gained more exposure than ever before. The latest fall collection is definitely worthy of the fandom.

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Revolve’s many in-house brands and, while choosing a favorite is typically hard, right now I am so into GRLFRND’s denim and recent RTW launch I can’t help but put them on the list.

Up next: 7 celebs who are NOT playing it safe this fall.

If I Went Basics Shopping With Chrissy Teigen, I’d Push These 7 Staples

With my affinity for basic wardrobe staples (I live in solid knits, jeans, and leather jackets), I often turn to celebrities who seem to share the same classic sartorial sensibilities for outfit inspiration. While I recently dove into the must-haves I covet in Jennifer Aniston’s closet, I thought I’d shift my focus to another A-lister I draw inspo from thanks to her fashion-forward yet relatable point of view. Yep, I’m talking about Chrissy Teigen.

I’m obviously always feeling Teigen’s gorgeous red carpet fits, but I’m especially into her street style. Why? The looks are essentially timeless because they span classic essentials I love like tried-and-true denim silhouettes and versatile shoe picks. 

In fact, if I had the chance to spend an afternoon shopping with her, I think she’d go for the range of fresh basic staples I’m all about right now. With that in mind, keep scrolling to check out the seven fall essentials I bet Teigen would love based on items she’s been wearing over the last year. And of course, shop each inspired must-have as well.

It’s no secret that a structured, long overcoat will add instant polish to any outfit. Teigen is obviously well aware of this (ahem, this look here). While she clearly already has a sleek camel iteration, she’d probably be down for the offering of other patterned and colorful silhouettes in the market right now also. On Chrissy Teigen: Chloé boots; Saint Laurent sunglasses

A duster is one of those special pieces that can add an instant fashion-forward twist to even the simplest ensembles. Teigen often compliments her jean-and-tee fits with one in her off-duty life, so trust she’d definitely be down with the range of styles out there this fall. On Chrissy Teigen: Cinq à Sept jacket; Saint Laurent hat; Balenciaga bag; Celine sandals

While Teigen wears a variety of denim styles, she often steps out in distressed silhouettes to bring that laid-back effortlessness to her ensembles. This fall, it’s all about those straight-leg or skinny jeans in either faded black or light washes. On Chrissy Teigen: L’Agence jeans; Givenchy bag; The Row boots

A perfectly tailored blazer is the easiest way to look impossibly sophisticated with minimal effort. I’m particularly intrigued by the slightly slouchier jackets hitting the shelves as of late. On Chrissy Teigen: Azzaro jacket

If there’s one dress silhouette I suggest to all of my friends when they need advice, it’s an elegant midi style like the one Teigen is wearing here. While this specific stunner features statement-making tulle and fringe, I’m also loving the textured and printed options as well (Chrissy would too). On Chrissy Teigen: Vitor Zerbinato dress; Jimmy Choo sandals

Shrunken cardigans swept the fashion world over the summer, but it’s the chunkier—often extra-long—styles I’m into at the moment (just like Teigen). I personally want to live in all the ’90s-inspired cuts popular right now. On Chrissy Teigen: Magda Butrym cardigan; Schutz boots

Yes, turtleneck sweaters are a must for fall layering purposes, but mock-neck knits actually feel incredibly modern—similar to this style Teigen wore with an animal-print skirt last fall. While you can’t go wrong with a basic black style, pastel or vibrant picks are also worth a try. On Chrissy Teigen: Cotton Citizen top; Proenza Schouler skirt; Jimmy Choo x Off-White boots; Balenciaga bag

Next, check out the shoe trends Chrissy Teigen loves that are available at Nordstrom.

17 Outdated Beauty Trends That Are Suddenly Cool Again

Trends and It products come and go—we know this. It’s part of the gospel truth pertaining to the world of fashion and beauty. But when certain cool-girl products and trends from our elementary and high school days become suddenly cool again, we can’t help but brim with excitement. The cozy feelings of nostalgia are a force to be reckoned with, and when hair accessories we glorified thanks to the Spice Girls and jars of spacey body glitter we hoarded from Claire’s become not only acceptable but encouraged, we’re the first to pounce. We’re very much embracing the trending onslaught of products previously dubbed outdated, and right now, there are a lot of them.

From nail and hair trends to makeup and skincare product musts, there has been a resurgence in outdated beauty trends. In fact, brown lipstick and butterfly-bedecked strands are practically taking over our Instagram feeds and, by association, our shopping carts. To celebrate (and because we’re secretly hoping they never fall back out of vogue), we’re highlighting all the must-try viral beauty trends we previously considered outdated. Keep scrolling!  

Sure, the crimped-hair trend has taken on more of a beachy (versus small and compact) identity in 2019, but the resurgence of crisp mermaid bends and S-wave hot tools is impossible to ignore. 

We don’t have to remind you of how important your collection of glitter-crusted rainbow butterfly clips was back on the playground in fifth grade. But we are here to remind you that a more subdued take on the outdated trend is currently blowing up on IG in the prettiest and most whimsical of ways. Hairstylist Justine Marjan created this mesmerizing look using paper butterflies she found at the craft store (before attaching them to clear string and pinning into the hair), but there are also tons of cute clip-in options available right now as well if you’re not feeling super crafty. 

Remember how happy you used to be when your headband gained you an extra few inches on your elementary class’s height scale? Same. In 2019, however, we’re more here for the trend in regard to how fun and playful it makes any outfit.

To be honest, we didn’t see the pastel and rainbow hair color trend lasting more than a few months or a year tops. Alas, we’re still seeing so many of our favorite influencers and celebrities trying out different shades on their strands—even if it’s just temporary. The below is the exact formula behind Zendaya’s recent red streak, and the brand also has other playful tones, from teal to rose gold to magenta to green.

Remember the fake hairpieces you’d buy complete with tinsel, tiny braids, rhinestones, and maybe even a streak of blue for good measure? Well, they might not be quite so ornate, but statement-making faux ponytails have had a major comeback and are actually a two-minute solve for a bad hair night pre–going out. 

Another hair trend that’s had surprisingly long legs? Scrunchies. In fact, the fervor only seems to deepen as more and more brands are getting on board and debuting the prettiest looks. We’re collecting them faster than we collected Pokémon cards on the kickball field, especially since the trend has graduated from ho-hum silk to velvet, crystal, sherpa, and more. Lizzo, we love you.

Sure, chunky glitter was all the rage a few years ago during Coachella (still a little scarred, TBH), but right now, the glittery hair trend is more about bold tinsel looks (like this amazing moment from Kacey Musgraves) and sheer mists of fine glitter all over. We’re obsessed with trying something like Musgraves’s look for Halloween, but for your basic night out, we suggest one of these hydrating shimmer sprays for a barely there glimmer that’s still stunning and perfectly on trend. This one from IGK is still my fav.  

Yep, you heard it here first. Demure (and not-so-demure) French manicures are making a comeback. However, unlike our burn-worthy prom vibe complete with press-ons, our nails aren’t long and squared-off. Instead, we’re keeping this previously outdated beauty trend fresh with bold colors as additional options to chic white while also playing with your nail shape. Try short and rounded or long and almond. Or try a reverse French mani as shown above!

Of course, dove and navy blue nail polish are iconic staples we always have in our kits, but metallic blue? Eh, we haven’t seen it as much since we toted bottles around in caboodles. That said, the tides are changing and metallics in cooler hues like purple and blue will be big for fall and winter. Just take Smith & Cult’s gorgeous fall edit for example. Of its three new hues, we’re by far the most obsessed with the shade Ice Tears.

Yep, we’re serious. Brands such as LeChat are resurrecting color-shifting nail polish, and trust us when we say it’s way more elevated than the stuff you’d chip off in a matter of seconds back in grade school. 

Nail stickers were cool, and then they became quickly outdated for a spell with the influx of cool freehand nail art and other embellishments like crystals, pearls, and rhinestones. Now, however, luxe brands like Olive & June are making stickers cool again and reminding us how handy they are for making our nails look like a professionally perfect paint job in less than 10 minutes. 

Remember when our favorite ’90s women like Naomi, Drew, and Winona wore blue eye shadow, and we thought it was so, so cool? The trend didn’t last long, and quickly thereafter baby-blue and pastel-purple were pretty much the most outdated shadow shades you could sport on your lids. But then, a resurgence! We’ve been seeing the color family all over the internet and in the talented hands of some of the industry’s most illustrious makeup artists. And, of course, it’s become way cooler in the form of bold graphic shapes and lines. 

Juicy Tubes: We loved them then, and we love them today. Though, now our favorite glossy tubes come in less sticky consistencies and slightly less saccharine scents. You know, so you get a hint of nostalgia without feeling like you need to go out and buy book covers and Lisa Frank pens. We’re happy the lacquered shiny lip is here, and we’re hoping it’s here to stay. 

Even before the makeup hysteria spurred by Euphoria, glittery eyes were having a major moment on the celeb and makeup artist front. We couldn’t be more excited that it now feels especially socially acceptable to wear chunky AF glitter during the day, and we’re pretty sure it’s one previously outdated trend that might actually stick around for a while. Brands like Stila and Lemonhead.LA were ahead of the curve and make some of the most cult-loved glitters and glosses on the market, but now more and more major makeup brands are catching on and pretty much each line has its own version of a disco-ready eye in a jar. Pick your poison, but we still hold Lemonhead.LA as the crème de la crème of wearable glitter. 

In case you didn’t know, ’60s Hollywood icons like Diana Ross were the queens of graphic liner. Almost 50 years later, the graphic-liner trend has come back with the most exciting surge of vengeance. Every makeup artist is doing it, every celebrity is wearing it, and every makeup brand is debuting cool new pencils and pens to help us achieve it. Up-and-coming stars such as Ella Balinska are favoring the trend as of late. Her makeup artist, Vincent Oquendo, used Shiseido. 

Like it or not, brickish-brown lipstick is a major trend for fall and has been wheedling its way into our hearts for a while now. Yes, it feels painfully ’90s but paired with glowing skin, luminous hair, and lots of lashes, it’s fresh, not outdated. Gigi Hadid has made an art of it, and mass-loved brands like Huda Beauty keep churning out more and more lippie options for us to choose from. 

Glowing, healthy-looking skin is always in vogue, but we’d go as far as to say that we’ve surpassed “glow” at this point and treaded into very shimmery, very glittery, very glossy territory. And, honestly, we love it. It’s fun, it looks damn good in photographs, and all of our favorite brands taking part—Dior, Huda Beauty, Patrick Ta Beauty, and Fenty—are spiking their glimmering products with good-for-your-skin ingredients to boot. 

Up next: The Exact Products Makeup Artists Use on Celeb Clients to Make Their Skin Glow

19 Gucci Bags You Won’t Believe Are Under $500

We get it: It can take serious time, thought, and saving (of course) before pulling the trigger on a designer bag. Buying full-price items is a much more stressful shopping task than buying secondhand, because, well, new bags come with a pretty hefty price tag while secondhand options tend to be heavily reduced. If you’re itching to add a new piece of arm candy to your collection, but you aren’t ready to dish out a cool $2000, you’ll be so happy to know that more affordable designer bags do exist—and today we found the absolute best previously owned Gucci bags at The RealReal and Rebag that ring in at or under $500. In other words, run, don’t walk, because these purses are destined to fly off the shelves. 

If you’re still thinking, though, that $500 is a bit outside your budget, it’s important to mention the value of a Gucci bag—it’s a true investment piece that you’ll have in your closet for years and years to come and will hold its value season after season. In fact, sales for vintage Gucci bags have seriously spiked in recent months, so it’s actually quite surprising that these bags are still on the shelves.

Ahead, the best Gucci bags that you won’t have any buyer’s remorse about. 

The perfect pair-with everything bag has arrived.

Hands-free is the only way to go, you know?

Gotta love a good snakeskin purse.

Logomania at its finest.

Hobo bags are seriously classic.

Such a classic.

Another must-have hobo bag that would totally fit into Bella Hadid’s closet.

This is the ideal carryall—it’s great for work, play, or travel.

Hurry up and scoop this one up before it’s gone.

Love.

A classic black bag will never fail you.

Adding to cart—now.

We love the retro feel of this one.

Here’s another amazing carryall.

Trust: Buy now, carry forever.

That bamboo handle, though.

More subtle logomania. 

This one is 100% worth the price.

Those interlocking Gs are iconic.

Next up, why these popular Gucci bags are worth the money.