If you are in the Southern Hemisphere, these five must-have fashion and beauty products will make your Autumn cool, chic, charming.
For the Southern hemisphere, Autumn – the season of warm, spiced drinks and bright, crispy leaves – is approaching. However, Autumn does not only include leisurely activities and a change in weather – Autumn is a season for chic, stylish fashion and what might be considered a deeper, alluring look for make-up.
What better way to start the 2019 Autumn trend off with a bold, seductive red lip? This Pat McGrath Labs lipstick in the shade ‘Guinevere’ is as alluring as the name sounds. Part of the dark colours collection, named the ‘vicious venoms’ according to the company, this particular shade is a blooded crimson, with a pigment of sophistication added to the vivid red colour. It is a shade that complements all types of skin tones, meaning anyone can wear this lip, as long as they are feeling bold and ready to step out into the world of Autumn. This colour is also complementary to nearly all fashion trends and make-up looks, meaning it can be worn throughout not only the Autumn season, but at any time of the year, and with any matching outfit.
Perhaps one of the most emblematic fashion items that come to mind when Autumn draws near is a classic trench coat – stylish, chic and great for the slightly chilly, but not too cold, Autumn weather. This light beige, simple trench coat by COS is special because it is made from an organic cotton blend and has a silky lining – perfect for the touch. When worn, it is a style that suits any body type, as it is long with a straight, tailored fit, with a belt to outline the silhouette. With a classic rounded collar, hidden pockets and a unique back, this authentic trench coat is so original that, although it is an item that matches with any other outfit, it steals the show and completes the whole look when worn on a crisp Autumn day.
Full of vivid colours on a spectrum of browns and reds and more neutral shades, the Urban Decay Heat Palette is perfect for Autumn. The plethora of colours in this palette mean that each shade can be used on a different occasion, blended easily with the other colours, to create an alluring, look – the reds and darks almost reciprocate the colourful leaves, symbolic of Autumn, and just the right colour combination means that a smoky, burgundy eye might be achieved. If a striking smoky eye isn’t the feeling for today, then the other less vividly pigmented colours, combined, can create a classic day-to-day neutral eye, perfect for a calm, Autumn day. The variety of colours also confirms the diversity that this palette can achieve – the palette, as a whole, is suitable for any type of skin tone!
Oversized, stripes and an orange-brown hue – three big ticks for Autumn fashion. This long-sleeved, oversized blazer from Zara has a pretty lapel collar and front flap pockets, a perfect combination of both stylish and practical. The simple, yet classic colour combination of orange and blue stripes on a light brown, almost crystal malt, colour mean that, not only is this blazer perfect for representing the ‘Autumn’ side of the wardrobe but also, it matches with any other item of clothing, from black or navy, to light jean. Also, the oversized fit means that the look could range from anything between skinny jeans to wide-fit trousers and, for footwear, anything from black boots to classic white trainers.
What better way to complete a look than with a unique mid-heel sock boot, which perfectly outlines and shapes the legs from its ultra-sleek style. The block heel and round toe, with a subtle inside zip, shows that the shoe has everything that a classic boot should entail. Made in suede, this boot might be best avoided on heavily rainy days, but for a sunny afternoon in Autumn, it is the perfect finish to the outfit of the day. The chic, black colour and the heel height, which is a good 8cm, enhances the silhouette when worn. Of course, the boot is not only suitable for Autumn but trans-seasonal, meaning that it can be worn at any time of the year (although Autumn and Winter seem to be the best fit), with any trending fashion style!