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.

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.

This Will Be the Most Popular Dress Style of 2020

Now that sweaters and boots are well and truly in our daily rotation, the thought of springtime dresses seems like a lifetime away. Luckily, fashion month brings the warm-weather season that little bit closer, giving us a glimpse into what fashion-forward frocks we have to look forward to when we can bask in the sun once again. But don’t get your minidresses out too soon. One of the most unexpected and dominant dress trends we saw coming out of S/S 20 runways was one that involved fabric—a lot of it.

Long, billowy, trapeze-like dresses were seen everywhere from Roksanda to Valentino. Hemlines were dropped, often grazing the floor. Many hung loosely from collarbone to calf with no restrictions, like an artist’s smock—often with equally modest Victorian high-neck collars and long sleeves that hung past the wrist. These are dresses that take up space—long and often voluminous with practically no focus on exposure—exuding a sense of ease, comfort, and security.

If you’re eager to take on the trend before everyone else does, you can shop the gorgeous dress style set to be draped all over our favorite fashion muses in 2020 right now with our coolest picks below. Style them with edgy combat boots or chunky Chelsea boots for a cool-girl look this season.

Long, flowy dresses were dominant at Roksanda, billowing around the body in easy-to-move-in fabrics.

At Lacoste, maxi dresses reigned supreme, but this time in pleated varieties in shades of springtime yellow, aquamarine, and pastel blue.

Fluid jersey fabric flowed beautifully from neck to ankle and wrists at JW Anderson in gorgeous shades of teal blue.

At L’Oréal’s runway, long, billowy, draped fabrics came in graceful spring florals with ruffles and voluminous sleeves.

Valentino’s vivid frocks hung from the collar bone to the ankles with no restrictions in a voluminous cloud.

We could see ourselves wearing this easy and effortless Chloé dress to every spring and summer wedding season. (Bonus points for the cool pockets!)

Altuzarra’s color-block number is bold, eye-catching, and super easy to wear for spring. The tiered layered stripes add volume and dimension to the chic frock.

Long sleeves, long hems, and a fresh silhouette that we’re fully on board with at Stella McCartney.

Take your white shirtdress to next-level chic with a trapeze-like silhouette that grazes the floor as seen at Erdem. 

Turn heads in this vibrant stunner.

Pair this billowy dress with cool combat boots.

The perfect dress to nail the trend. And this color though!

Who needs to wait to spring when you can wear the trend in fall with this stunner?

Minimalist chic.

Take up some space with your frock!

This could pass for designer.

Wear the trend in a cool floral print.

This is easy to wear to work and on the weekend.

So pretty!

Up next, the seven biggest color trends we’ll all be wearing in 2020.

Before You Buy a Dior Bag, Read This Expert’s Tips

If you’ve purchased something pricey on a whim only to be met with a wave of buyer’s remorse shortly thereafter, you’re not alone. Buying new, luxe, on-trend items is incredibly tempting, and as editors, we really do have to practice restraint because, well, shopping is kind of our MO. We’ve learned some great tips in our time though, like sale season is your best friend, buying winter clothes in the summer can save you major bucks, and last but certainly not least, don’t buy a designer handbag without first doing some thorough research.

Buying a Dior bag, for example, is a big life decision. Sure, it might not be as big a decision as picking your engagement ring, but the designer arm candy is an investment piece that certainly doesn’t come cheap. So before you pull the trigger, research is key. But there’s more to the process of buying a Dior bag, too, according to Amanda Joseph, ThredUp Merchandising Manager and Luxe Specialist.

Ahead, her expert tips on everything you should keep in mind before you hand over your credit card and purchase a Dior bag for yourself. Trust us, this is 100% worth the read.

Study the styles and attributes that are most popular among Dior bags to learn which bags have endured over the years, and familiarize yourself with fabrications and price points (check out thredUP’s Resale Report and save your search so you’re the first to know about new arrivals).”

Even on the resale market, Dior bags are a splurge, so it helps to understand what you have in your closet to ensure the bag you pick will work with your style. Keep a cleanout bag handy to sell anything you’re no longer wearing. Plus, you can put your earnings toward your purchase!”

Some things never go out of style, like Chanel flats or this black leather bucket bag. Buying with resale in mind is a smarter way to shop and will help your dollar go further by ensuring you can recoup some costs down the line.”

While Dior is the epitome of chic, the house also knows how to have fun! As demonstrated by celebs from Paris Hilton to Bella Hadid, wearing a Dior bag like this Dog Tag style or embracing a fun color is sure to make you look the life of the party.”

As a society, we’re collectively buying two times as much and keeping it for half as long, but it’s better for the planet (and your wallet!) to thoroughly consider purchases to avoid waste. If you stop thinking about a bag the second you put it in your cart, it’s probably not meant to be. If you’re unsure, it’s best to go classic and invest in a leather handbag with minimal logos like this one since leather bags are most likely to wear well and hold their value over time. Plus, neutral bags will match pretty much anything in your closet, so the cost per wear will be lower in the long run.”

1. Check your charm: “Dior bags often feature the brand’s lettered DIOR charms, and the “O” charm should be in the back. Often, fakes will use cheaper metal hardware that will have “waving” in it. True Christian Dior hardware should have a nice finish, with no waves or brush strokes.”

2. Zoom in on the stitching: “The Lady Dior, in particular, is known for its iconic, nearly impossible-to-replicate Cannage stitching. Stitching that is inconsistent in length strongly suggests the item is inauthentic. Pro tip: Look for stitches that go from a long to short length over the bulkier/thicker portions of the bag. If there are significant stitch length changes, it may be a cause for concern.”

3. Open it up: “Don’t forget to take a look at the interior heat stamp. It should be perfectly centered on the leather tag inside the bag, and the tag itself should have rounded corners (not square). The stamp is typically metallic (silver or gold). But look closely—many fake items also feature this metallic print, but generally fail to perfectly replicate the font.”

4. Use all your senses: “Smell that bag! The leather handles should never have a chemical scent. And while you’re checking the handles, the arched handles of the iconic Lady Dior handbag stay in place when not being held, an attribute that’s extremely difficult for non-authentic productions to replicate. Steer clear of Lady bags whose handles make noise when moving or move from side to side too much.”

Next up, everything you need to know about buying a Louis Vuitton bag.

What NYC Girls Are Actually Wearing Right Now

Over the last few months, we’ve done a lot of guessing—albeit, educated guessing—as to what fashion girls all over the world will be wearing this fall. I must say we were pretty spot on, but there are always trends (and even micro-trends) that only come out or blow up even more than expected once a season actually starts.

On that note, today we’ll be looking at such trends through the lens of our favorite NYC girls who, quite frankly, get it right every time. They’ve mastered combining fashion and function better than any other style set around—and I’m not just saying that because I am one of them now. From the print you should definitely adopt into your wardrobe to the boot style I’ve already acquired multiple pairs of to the simple suiting updates that will have you looking so of-the-moment, see the six fall trends stylish New Yorkers are actually wearing right now and shop them along the way below.

If you feel like I talk about this trend every single day, you’re right. I do, but it’s only because it’s so widespread that it would be irresponsible not to! From the runways to retailers to, of course, or favorite NYC girls on Instagram, leather (both real and faux) is everywhere right now, so I definitely suggest hopping on board if you haven’t already.

As a fellow NYC girl, I totally get the appeal of the snake-print boot trend. It’s unusually understated for an animal print and acts as a neutral so you can style them with any outfit, Plus, they are perfect for wearing from day to night. Fashionable and functional. What else could one ask for in a boot?

Statement trenches were all over the F/W 19 runways so, naturally, they’re on the streets of NYC too. And, while they are especially perfect for fall weather, heavier styles will work in winter, too, as long as you remember to layer.

Cardigans are already trending right now, and styling them alone (as a top) just makes an outfit one-degree cooler. Whether you wear yours with jeans, trousers, mini, or midi skirts—I know there’s no way to get the look wrong because I’ve tried them all myself.

I’m took the liberty of lumping in zebra with tiger here because I can’t be the only one who feels that they are highly similar and relatively interchangeable for our purposes. Now that that’s out of the way, the two animal prints are having a major moment this season, and fashion girls (including those from NYC) have been quick to make the patterns part of their regular rotations.

From blazer dresses to skirt suits to tailored vests to pantsuits in oversize cuts or with unexpected details, there are so many ways fashion girls are taking on the traditional suit this season, and we can’t help but love them all.

Shop the matching Tweed Miniskirt ($60).

Up next: Seven celebs who are not playing it safe this fall.

How to Get the Rich-Looking Trend Meghan Markle and Victoria Beckham Wear

There are certain fashion items that, no matter their actual price tag, always look expensive. We could point to an endless number of styling hacks to help you look the part, but there’s one trending print in particular—’80s-inspired chain print—that always looks luxe. Maybe it’s because the scarf-inspired print was made popular by luxury labels Hermès and Versace, but it somehow feels more elevated than any of the other trendy prints we’re seeing right now, and we’re not the only ones who agree.

Meghan Markle and Victoria Beckham, two women who are experts in elevated style, are both fans of chain-print dresses. We also spotted various iterations on the print all over the street style scene during fashion month, and just like we’ve done with trends in the past, we created our affordable own spin on it. Thanks to our Who What Wear collection, the luxe-looking chain-print trend can be yours for less than $50. Style our midi dress like Markle did with a sleek coat and heels or wear our printed top with jeans; the styling ideas are endless.

Ahead, see how celebs like Meghan Markle and Victoria Beckham wear chain print, get inspired by the street style take on the trend, and then shop our affordable versions at Target.

On Meghan Markle: Victoria Beckham dress, clutch, and heels; Princess Diana’s heirloom diamond bracelet; 1+1 ring; Catbird ring; Dean Davidson stud earrings; 

On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham Chain-Print Midi Dress and pumps

Style Tip: Your next fall outfit idea involves your favorite black boots with a chain-print dress.

Style Tip: Embrace the print’s vintage feel by styling it with chunky gold jewelry.

Style Tip: Make a single printed item the hero piece of your outfit.

Style Tip: Try a coordinating shirt-and-trousers set with neutral accessories.

Style Tip: Let the print soak up all the attention by styling it alongside a simple black base.

Also available in more sizes.

Next up: See how our editors wear their favorite under-$50 pieces from Who What Wear.

I’m 35 and Still Get Carded (Sometimes)—Here’s My Exact Beauty Routine

I don’t think there’s a certain way one is “supposed to” look or feel in their 30s. I know that aging is a part of life that we all experience, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t amp up my beauty routine as I progress through life. Some embrace the signs of aging; I’ve chosen to fight them in the most noninvasive ways that I can for now.

Truth be told, I have always looked young for my age. (Just an example: When I was 11, I was being cast as 7-year-olds in plays.) Even now, at 35 years old, I get carded from time to time and get a lot of comments from strangers about not looking my age when I share it. I like to think that my current skincare routine has something to do with that—at least I hope so, given the amount of time and money I spend on it. (It’s worth noting that something I don’t often spend money on is facials—I prefer to invest in products I can use again and again).

As you know, one of the most important things you can do to offset aging is to avoid the sun, which I’ve always done (save for a few of my teenage years…). I wear sunscreen every single day, and if you don’t, it’s definitely never too late to start. Aside from that, read for the details of my daily beauty routine from morning to night, including makeup, and shop the products I swear by (like my holy-grail sunscreen). 

I don’t get enough sleep, and my morning routine is usually pretty rushed, so I focus on trying to fake looking awake and protecting my skin from the elements.

I know the price seems high for a face wash, but I’ve been using this for years, and it’s worth it. It’s mildly exfoliating and never leaves my dry skin feeling tight.

You’ve probably heard how important vitamin C—and the antioxidants that come along with it—and ferulic acid are for your skin, so I always start with this. It has a subtle brightening effect, but I mostly use it for the damage-prevention factor.

I love a serum, and this one has so much good stuff in it. And it absorbs instantly, making it a great option for busy mornings. If you’re just starting to use anti-aging products, this is a great place to start.

I shake a bit of this into the above serum before applying, and the skin-brightening effects are truly instant. You can shake it into any product, so it’s completely error-proof. Plus, antioxidants!

This is the product on this list I’ve been using the longest by far. It applies like a beautiful lightweight moisturizer and has zero scent. Plus, the SPF is very high, but it doesn’t leave a white cast. I’ve re-bought it countless times over the years.

Can’t forget about the sensitive eye area. This cream is very light and sinks right in. I apply it right after my sunscreen. Bonus: It helps combat the signs of aging.

I don’t know about you, but my eyes can be very red when I wake up (might have something to do with only getting six hours of sleep). I put one drop of this in each eye, and they’re perfectly white and clear in seconds. Plus, it doesn’t burn. Not sure how I ever lived without it. 

I don’t really leave the house without makeup on, but I definitely don’t wear a lot of it. I find that heavy, dramatic makeup is aging on me, so I keep things fresh and light with the focus being on rosy cheeks and dewy skin.

I don’t know how they do it, but this provides great coverage yet stays really sheer. I can’t stand heavy foundation, and this one is light and applies beautifully.

I mix a drop of this serum with my foundation for a little bit of a bronze glow (which I need thanks to that SPF 46). I’d use it even if it didn’t have anti-pollution antioxidants, so it’s a big added bonus that it does.

This just-released color corrector has already become a staple in my makeup routine (because six hours of sleep). I apply it before my concealer, and my dark circles are basically gone.

You’ve probably heard the rave reviews about this cult-favorite concealer. Well, they’re all true, and I’ll never stop buying it.

Pricey? Yes. Worth it? Yep. This stuff is magic when it comes to hiding imperfections, and it blends so well. Plus, my last tube lasted a good two to three years, so there’s that.

I always struggle with finding a pressed setting powder that doesn’t look chalky. I started using this one a few months ago, and it’s nice and sheer and natural, just how I like it.

I love cream blushes and find them to be more youthful and dewier (obviously) than their powder counterparts. Kosas really excels at them, and I love the pretty complementary highlighter it’s paired with.

I love light, shimmery eye color, and this one is perfection. It’s nice and light but has just enough pigment. I always apply a bit at my lower lash line, too, to brighten things up.

I’ve tried a lot of the other cult eyelash curlers, and everyone has their favorite, but this one is the best. You can quote me.

Dramatic mascaras and all their clumpy-lash outcomes are not for me. Glossier Lash Slick is my ride-or-die, as it doesn’t clump or smudge and makes lashes look impossibly long.

I find black eyeliner to be aging, so brown it is for me. This one is nice and rich and applies easily (which is great for me since I’m terrible at applying eyeliner).

If you like a nice fluffy brow that’s just the tiniest bit polished, you must try this. (Take a look at the Sephora reviews if you want further proof.) It also comes in six shades, so finding one that will look natural on you is a cinch. 

I’ve been through multiple tubes of Dior Lip Glow, and I never get tired of it. It has the perfect hint of color and actually stays on even though it feels like a balm.

The focus of my evening routine is on anti-aging and repairing. I have dry skin, so I stay away from anything too harsh, but I’ve found that my skin can handle more acids and exfoliants as I get older. That said, I’ve had to find alternatives to strong retinols, as they’re much too drying for me.

This is my go-to evening cleanser, as it foams up really nicely, and I feel that it takes the day off. And like my morning cleanser, it doesn’t leave my skin with that dreaded tight feeling. Plus, you can get it at the drugstore or on Amazon.

TG for Shani Darden and her gentle retinol products (including Retinol Reform, which I also love). It’s the only form of retinol I’ve been able to use that doesn’t make my skin red and flaky, and the results are really noticeable. My lines are undoubtedly softer since I started using it.

Speaking of Shani Darden, this is the perfect lightweight moisturizer. I often apply it over the retinol (or other strong products) when my skin is feeling parched. 

A few nights a week, I use this Versed miracle worker, and I wake up with a nice glow whenever I do. It works just as well as (if not better than) its pricier counterparts. It gently removes dead skin cells while hydrating. Genius.

I honestly don’t know how or why this serum works, but the second I put it on, my skin is instantly brighter and “glowy.” It’s a little pricey to use every night, but goals. Plus, it smells AMAZING.

Shaba Complex is really gentle—so much so that you can put it on your eyelids. Just reading the description of this convinced me, and so far, I’m happy with the results: “A satiny eye serum formulated with a powerhouse of ingredients to tackle the major signs of aging under and around the eyes such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage for a rested, more youthful appearance.”

I think full brows can really be effective in achieving that youthful look, so I’ve been investing in Revitabrow for years. It works like no other.

This is very hydrating, stays on, and isn’t sticky, all of which are requirements for me in a nighttime lip balm. I also love the yummy coconut smell. 

Not the prettiest tube but definitely the best hand cream I’ve ever tried. I wash my hands a lot, and they’re one of the first things to show age, so I’ll use whatever works. And this works.

Below are a few products that I don’t use every night but that I always have on hand and highly recommend. 

This cream is rich, but in the winter and post-travel, it’s what my skin craves. It really plumps the skin, and when I apply it before bed, my dry patches are gone by morning. Heads-up: Tatcha’s Friends and Family Sale (20% off sitewide!) starts tomorrow, October 13, and goes through October 20. Sounds like a good time to stock up.

This is one of the first skincare products I invested in years ago, and I still use it to this day. It’s the perfect exfoliant, in my opinion. It really gets the job done without being harsh and drying.

This is my favorite mask to use before a special occasion or just when my skin looks particularly dull and needs tightening up. It only takes 10 minutes to work its magic, and as the description states, it will leave you with baby-soft skin.

Like I’ve said many times throughout this story, I love glow-inducing products, and this is one of my favorites. I use it about once a week under my moisturizer for gentle exfoliation and brightening.

In case you want even more of my beauty insight, here are the 14 beauty products I never pack when I travel (and 21 I do).

The #1 Reason Why Your Jewelry Doesn’t Look as Expensive as It Could

Do you ever look at someone’s necklace stack and think Dang, why don’t my necklaces look like that? If the answer to that question is yes, we have a feeling we know exactly why you are unsatisfied with your current jewelry arrangement, and it has everything to do with your chains. Beyond the necklace or bracelet layering itself, one of the biggest keys to making an assortment of any jewelry is quality, not quantity, and when it comes to necklaces specifically, the quality of your chain can take an average pendant from cheap to chic in seconds.

All this quality chain talk is not to say you have to spend thousands of dollars on a chain to make your jewelry look expensive. If you want to do that, that’s another story, and we support you fully. For now, we’re here to learn about what to look for in a chain of all price points that will read more fine than costume and more chic than cheap. Whether you are one to wear an abundance of simple, delicate chains around your neck and never take them off, or you love swapping out charms on a single statement chain and calling it a day, the kind of chain and the look of it can make or break your look. The jewelry designers ahead are here to explain to you why and how to avoid that exact thing. 

“We love to mix textures and shapes of the chain and spend a lot of time looking at the balance of chain to what it’s interacting with. We stress test everything in our studio to make sure that the scale we work in (tiny—we like to call it sparkly air) isn’t compromising the durability of a piece. An easily overlooked but really important part of a chain is the clasp. Definitely spend a minute making sure it latches properly, and if your clasp is giving out, replace it! Jewelry does need some low-key maintenance in the same way you might need to have the zipper on a favorite dress replaced. Or, you could go clasp-free. Our welded Forever Sweet Nothing Bracelet is a signature for us—it wears really well over time, and because it is diamond cut that shine will never fade. And no one wants their shine to fade.” — Leigh Plessner, Co-Creative Director at Catbird

“Gold chains are an instant classic and very much at the core of Jemma Wynne’s styling ethos, casual luxury. We’re all about layering, so we recommend collecting chains in a variety of link types and sizesThe shape and size of a link can really dictate the difference between something that looks a bit cheap, versus something super luxe, so it’s important to keep that in mind while you consider what to buy. It’s all about the mix to create a look that’s effortless but rich.” — Jenny Klatt & Stephanie Wynne Lalin, of Jemma Wynne 

“A good chain can make or break you’re entire look. You want to look for something weighty; this makes the piece more luxurious. You may end up spending more, but it’s worth the investment. My preference is always vintage. You can’t go wrong with a Bulgari or Cartier chain from the ’70s or ’80s. They are guaranteed to be chic forever. I also always love a good ball chain for layering—again, just make sure it has a nice weight to it.” — Jill Heller, Vintage Jewelry Expert

“When it comes to chains, it’s all about quality. There’s nothing worse than a dinky chain. You want to feel the weight—it caresses your neck, embraces you. Weighty can still be delicate; it’s all about how it feels around your neck. You can have the most beautiful pendant, but if you have it on the wrong chain, it loses its beauty. The chain should always showcase and enhance the pendant.” — Deborah Pagani, Designer

“Perhaps it’s because I’m a little lazy (but probably more because all of my jewelry is worn in honor of a loved one or a treasured moment in my life), but I tend to wear the same jewelry for years. I want to be able to live in it—I sleep in it, shower in it, work out in it. I don’t want to worry about it tarnishing or turning my skin green. So all of my jewelry is solid 14K gold. That’s a non-negotiable for me. You really can’t fake that look.

“Here is a jeweler’s secret for you: To keep your chains from tangling, the secret is to wear different weights and styles. If you wear 2 thin cable chains, they are sure to tangle. But if you wear a thin cable with a thick curb with a twisted rope, they will play nice together.” — Ariel Gordon, Designer + Founder of Ariel Gordon

“When selecting chains, I really prefer a chain that is cleaner and smooth that has tighter links. I think you have to be careful with the diamond cut or cut/textures links because while in certain cases they can work, I find those can often look cheap. The closer the links are together, the heavier and more expensive the chain looks—even in a delicate chain. So I always look for chains that don’t have a lot of open space to get that heavier more luxe feel.” — Zoe Chicco, Designer + Founder of Zoe Chicco

Next up, check out the seven risky outfits celebrities have been wowing us with this fall. 

23 Cheap Pieces of Lingerie That Actually Don’t Look Cheap At All

Lingerie, although a relatively tiny article of clothing, can come with a very steep price point. Most, like the La Perlas and Fleur du Mals of the world, come with high price tags for good reason: The craftsmanship of each piece shows it. But at the end of the day, spending beyond one’s means on undergarments might not be at the top of the priority list. That’s why cheap lingerie exists.

We use the word “cheap” here for dramatic effect, of course—what we really mean is affordable, but so affordable, you won’t think twice about throwing down for any of the under $50 pieces of lingerie below. The assortment we have for you here includes bras, teddys, underwear, and more, and each piece looks more expensive than the next. Buy any of the cheap lingerie here and you’ll instantly walk away with two new secrets: One being that your lingerie only looks really expensive, and the other that you have a new pair of beautiful underwear on underneath your outfit. It’s okay, we won’t tell. 

This mossy green set is the perfect fall addition to your lingerie wardrobe. 

Sleep in this, wear it as a crop top, wear it as a bra—this set is dreamy for more reasons than one. 

This bodysuit looks like a million bucks as will you when you slip it on.

Everything from this golden hue to the vintage-inspired shape is making our eyes water—in a good way.

The wear with anything (or nothing) underwear you’re probably in need of.

If lace doesn’t tickle your fancy, surely this mod printed mesh will.

We could easily see Bella Hadid in this high-rise underwear. 

A piece you’ll have for years to come. 

The other colors are just as good, FYI.

A set you’ll feel good wearing every day or for a special occasion. 

Pretty sure velvet and lace have never looked so for under $50.

Wear these and you’ll feel like you have a secret all day. 

You deserve these.

We highly encourage you to wear this bra top as a normal top with baggy jeans and Dr. Martens. 

That delicate eyelash lace is giving us all the feels.

A bra I want to write love letters to.

Hanky Panky is known for its comfortable underwear, so if you don’t own a pair yet, add these to cart stat. 

Just when you thought you were over bandeaus. 

Treat yourself to something you can sleep in that isn’t an oversize T-shirt. 

Perfect for layering underneath tank tops and T-shirts alike. 

If you can resist red lingerie, you are a stronger woman than I am.

Three words: add to cart.

A bit of shapewear that has lots of style. Next up, shop the three best sites to buy engagement rings from. 

I Got a Lash-Lift, and It Changed My Whole Face—Here’s What You Need to Know

For the record: I like my face, and I don’t think it needs changing. But you know what else I like? Gorgeous, full eyelashes. I’m one of those girls who wear mascara to the gym. I honestly feel 100% more equipped to do life when I know those little hairs around my eyeballs are on point. Who’s with me?

Therefore, I’m a mascara enthusiast and have even tried my hand at wearing falsies on the daily. But I guess when it comes down to it, I’m just more committed to convenience than serving epic looks. I haven’t dipped my toe into the more permanent solutions up to this point, partly out of fear of damaging my already-decent-looking lashes and partly because these things tend to be quite expensive and time-consuming.

So when Sugarlash Pro, a company that specializes in lash-lifts and extensions, reached out with the opportunity to test its signature lash-lift service in the comfort of my office (where I spend more time than I spend at my own home), I jumped at the chance. Yes, this is essentially a perm for your eyelashes, but I’m no stranger to perms and hair treatments. I grew up in the 2000s when black women were all about relaxers, and, honestly, all kinds of women were still down with a good perm. (It was a wild time.) Could a lash-lift be the answer to that coveted I-woke-up-like-this confidence? Would it shave any time at all off my morning makeup routine? These were the burning questions I was eager to answer. Read on to learn all about the full experience from start to finish.

I was instructed to come ready with a clean face and told that I would not be able to get my lashes wet for a full 24 hours after the lift. I did wear makeup that day since I had a few meetings and didn’t want to look tired, so I needed to do a deep cleanse to make sure there was no trace of makeup left behind that might interfere.

I dug into my collection of cleansers and grabbed three that would effectively remove every stitch of eye-makeup residue. And knowing it would be the last time I’d be able to thoroughly wash my face until the following day, I decided micellar water, a concentrated eye-makeup cleanser, and an allover foam cleanser were all necessary.

Whether it’s a one-step kind of wash or a three-step kind of wash, this Embryolisse micellar water is always in the mix.

This targeted eyelash cleanser is perfect for removing even the most stubborn mascara, without having to rub too hard on the delicate eye area.

This is my favorite cleanser right now because it delivers a thorough clean but never leaves my skin feeling dry or tight.

Then came the actual treatment. My Sugarlash Pro technician showed up to my office carrying a folded-up table (kind of like a massage table) for me to lie down on during the service. The first step was to cover my bottom lashes with an adhesive eye mask to keep them out of the way. Then, she applied a soft silicone cover with a gentle glue on top of my upper eyelid to act as the apparatus for the perm. So far, so good.

Next, the technician spread the same glue all over the surface of the silicone cover before brushing my lashes back and completely flush against it. A little curling rod at the base of the silicone eyepiece created the shape my lifted lashes would later mimic.

Now that my lashes were plastered into the appropriate position, it was time to apply the actual lifting agent: three layers of chemical creams, which marinated for about 30 minutes altogether. Honestly, I think I fell asleep or at least slipped into a deep meditative state as I concentrated on keeping my eyes firmly closed. It wasn’t uncomfortable at all, but I will say the smell caught me a little off-guard. It was similar to the familiar smell of a chemical hair relaxer because that’s essentially what this substance is.

After the perming cream was removed, I could instantly tell that my lashes had been altered. The second I opened my eyes, I could feel my them grazing the bottom of my brow bone, so I knew they were standing taller than usual. It was similar to when you open your eyes too wide with wet mascara on and you can feel the inky-black gel transfer onto your eyelid. So before I even looked in the mirror, I knew my lashes were, as the kids say, popping. When my technician handed me a mirror to examine my face, I was floored. My fringes were standing in full bloom like I’d just used a lash curler and a really good mascara.

Overall, the lash-lift went off without a hitch, and I’m beyond pleased with the results. Although I don’t feel like I could skip mascara altogether in my morning routine, I do see a major difference in my bare lashes. They look like they’ve been curled, even when I’m fresh out of bed. And as far as damage to my delicate lash hairs, I haven’t noticed any. In fact, I’ve seen no change in the texture or health of my natural eyelashes. I’d caution anyone with highly sensitive skin to consult a physician before having their lashes permed, as the keratin cream used is pretty strong and could cause a reaction. Also, be prepared for some residual glue from the process to linger on your lids until you can go in with a real wash. I’m antsy, so I found myself picking at the stuff for 24 hours.

The Sugarlash Pro team explained to me that the ideal candidate for a lift is someone who already has good length to their lashes, so that’s definitely something to consider before taking the plunge. For a service that can cost upward of $150, you definitely want to be sure that the results will be up to snuff. There are Sugarlash Pro partners all over the world who can help you determine whether a lash-lift is the right solution.

Maintenance-wise, I was advised that the lash-lift should last for six to eight weeks, meaning that I might be looking at two full months of beautifully permed lashes. According to my Sugarlash Pro tech, I’ll know it’s time for a touch-up when I see some of my lashes starting to revert to their original, less pronounced state.

This OG lash-growth serum combines vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids into a serum that promotes naturally longer, thicker-looking lashes. You’ll have to be consistent about application, but the results are worth it.

If dense, glossier lashes are on your wish list, you might consider adding this gel by Talika to your regimen. One savvy Amazon reviewer came through with the major pro tip to store it in the refrigerator, which helps preserve the natural botanical formula.

While wax is one of the ingredients that help mascara stick to your lashes to make them appear longer and thicker, it can be a pain to remove. This formula by Maybelline is wax-free, making it much easier to remove.

This is a cult favorite for a reason. Just one swipe delivers plush, voluminous lashes.

Strip lashes aren’t for everyone, but if you want a more dramatic look, and you want it now, these wispy strips will get you there in minutes.

These premium silk lashes have quickly become a staple in the kits of celebrity makeup artists for stars like Olivia Palermo, Kate McKinnon, and Natasha Lyonne. They offer a bit more flexibility than your standard strip lash, and the strip is substantially thinner, too. Up next, the exact products hairstylists use on celeb clients for ridiculously shiny hair.

5 Editors With Different Skin Types Test SkinCeuticals’ Viral Brightening Potion

Months ago when I posted a photo of one of SkinCeuticals’ latest launches to my Instagram Stories, pandemonium ensued. Instantly, I was flooded with DMs questioning what it was, if I’d tried it, when it would be available, if it was single (jk, but you get my point).

The reaction was insane, and honestly, I think I would have drawn less attention if I had posted a selfie with Chris Hemsworth. You see, SkinCeuticals is beloved by too many celebrities to count and often recommended by the top dermatologists It’s lusted after by us mere mortals too. The price points are high, but so is the efficacy, and the brand’s most popular formula, C E Ferulic ($166), might just be the most iconic, famous, and universally used and/or wish-listed skincare item in the universe.

I realize this sounds dramatic, but I’m actually being quite serious. Due to the popularity of the brand, whenever there’s a new launch (which isn’t often, mind you), we skincare lovers get very excited. Especially when said launches promise to work overnight to gift us with a smoother, brighter, and healthier complexion. Featuring a free-acid value of 10% glycolic acid, the brand’s still relatively new exfoliating night cream promises effective exfoliation and natural turnover all before you slap snooze the following morning.

The term “free acid value” refers to the pure strength of the glycolic acid itself, and according to the brand’s website, it’s influenced by the concentration of the acid in tandem with the pH of the formula. To ensure utmost quality and efficacy, SkinCeuticals went ahead and blended the exciting new cream with 2% phytic acid, which further encourages the clarity and brightness of a dull, fatigued complexion. But does it actually work?

Although the formula claims to work for all skin types (the website insinuates oily, normal, sensitive, and dry), in addition to its triple action-soothing complex for a happy and healthy skin barrier, an experiment was definitely called for. So I grabbed my fellow beauty editor, Courtney Higgs, in addition to a couple other beauty-loving co-workers at the Who What Wear office and passed out some samples.

Since all of us have different skin types, different skincare routines, and different expectations when it comes to the products we choose, it was the perfect way to put one of SkinCeuticals’ buzziest launches to the ultimate test. Keep scrolling for our honest reviews and some bare-faced selfies for good measure.

Skin Type: Combination/acne-prone. My Review: Given pretty much any opportunity, my skin insists on breaking out. When it comes to my skincare routine, I’m a little laxer in the mornings and usually do a quick swipe of cleanser, toner, vitamin C serum, and SPF—if that—before heading out the door. However, my nightly routine is significantly less flexible. I’ve been working with celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau for over a year now, and we finally have a very specific routine down pat that plays nicely with my skin and discourages its penchant for blemishes. Because of that, I’m always a bit cautious to adjust my nightly product M.O. That said, I love SkinCeuticals, and I keep a couple of the brand’s signature serums in my cabinet at all times. So I can’t say I wasn’t enticed by Glycolic 10, which promises improved skin texture and brightness—two of my biggest skincare goals. As recommended, I used this overnight treatment every other night for a week to start since I can sometimes be a bit sensitive where acids are concerned. Before application, I had anticipated a thick, sticky texture but was surprised and relieved to find how nice and lightweight the treatment is. Even though the “glow” is supposed to be a longer-term perk, my skin looked super dewy and radiant just after I applied an even layer to my face, and the results were even better the next morning. I won’t lie, the formula hasn’t performed any serious magic—I’m still fighting some breakouts, and my skin still isn’t as smooth as I would like, but I feel confident in saying that if I continue my use (and graduate to nightly application as the brand suggests after week one), I will continue to notice improvement. Where this product really shines is the brightening factor. Even with just a few applications, I’ve noticed some of my residual acne scarring has begun to recede, and the overall evenness and clarity of my skin have definitely improved. So far, so good!

Skin type: Combination. My review: I used Glycolic 10 for about two months, and the results were honestly pretty miraculous. I started using it only once per week then slowly worked up to applying three times weekly. By the time I was comfortable and applying a few nights a week, I noticed my skin texture becoming much smoother, more refined, and less prone to breakouts, which I had been dealing with in the months before I started using it. The problem is that the skin around my nose and mouth just could not handle the strength of the chemical. If a drop so much as grazed my nasolabial area, I would wake up to dry, tight, rash covered skin. This made me nervous because while the rest of my skin seemed to be thriving, I felt like I was always risking a reaction. I ended up discontinuing use about 10 days before I went to Hawaii over the summer because I didn’t know how my skin would react to the increased sun exposure, and then I just never really got back on track. I think I’ll try a gentler formula and see how I do.

Skin type: Sensitive. My review: When it comes to skincare, I love testing out new products and always have a new rotation of items on my bathroom counter. My skin is on the sensitive side and doesn’t react well when too many products are piled on, so I tend to keep my day-to-day routine pretty minimal. In the morning, I use Bioderma Sensibio H20 ($15) to remove any lingering makeup, Biologique Recherche P50 Toner, and Augustinus Bader The Cream ($265), which has been such a game changer. It’s the same routine at night, with the addition of Shani Darden’s Retinol Reform ($95) and Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex ($62). This SkinCeuticals treatment was a recent product to end up on my testing counter, and though I’ve only been using it for a week, I have to say that I’m pretty impressed with the results so far. My skin looks noticeably brighter and glowier after just seven days—which is always something I’m after. I haven’t seen any changes to my skin texture as the bottle promises, but I’ll definitely be adding it to my nighttime routine to see what happens over the next month.

Skin type: Oily. My review: My biggest skin concern is all the discoloration and uneven skin tone I have mostly due to my acne scars, so I’ve been prioritizing products that have glycolic acid and chemical exfoliants in my routine to help lift those stubborn dark spots. In my experience, it takes time to start seeing any results, so I was pleasantly surprised to wake up in the morning to even, glowing skin after just one night of sleeping in this overnight treatment. I noticed that my darkest spots were more subdued than they were the night before, and my skin had a super-soft texture and overall glow to it. If it transformed my skin this much in just 10 hours, I can only imagine what it would do if used it more frequently.

Skin type: Dry/combination. My review: After washing my face at night as usual, I applied Glycolic 10 all over my face. I had an indulgent weekend before, so my face was a bit dull and red. The product wasn’t as thick as I expected it to be, so it was easy to apply evenly. I felt a slight burning sensation after applying (and for maybe 20 minutes after), so I was a bit nervous I might get an allergic reaction since my skin can be sensitive at times, but I think it was just the exfoliating formula doing its work and exactly what it’s intended to do! After the 20-minute sensation, I didn’t experience any irritation or itching. It’s pretty lightweight, so aside from the tingly, burning feeling when first applied, I forgot I was wearing anything new or different after about an hour or so. When I woke up the next morning, I noticed the redness had decreased and my face seemed a bit brighter. I have to try it a couple of more times to see if it really makes my skin glowy, but since I didn’t have a bad reaction to it, I’m excited to test it out again.

Next up, three budgets, three smart skincare routines, broken down by cost per wear.