How to get the perfect fall-inspired look

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You might be ready for colder weather, fallen leaves and pumpkin spice lattes, but there’s something else to get excited about this fall: a change in style! You’re going to have quite a few bonfires and back-to-school parties to attend anyway, so you’ll want to be looking and feeling equally stylish and cozy.

Not sure where to get started? Here are a few tips that can help you perfect a fall-inspired look:

The outfit
You’ve been rocking high-waisted denim shorts and tank tops all summer long, but it’s time to retire that look. Cosmopolitan magazine suggested creating a simple yet fashionable fall-inspired outfit with a cropped sweater, light scarf, leather leggings and short boots. On the colder days, swap out the crop-top for an oversized knitted sweater and add a pair of leg warmers to complete the look.

An oversized, knitted sweater makes a cozy and fashionable choice.An oversized, knitted sweater makes a cozy and fashionable choice.

The accessories
Are you hip with the latest trends? If not, you need to know about a few accessories that made Fall 2016’s must-have list. According to Vogue magazine, the collection includes:

  • Leather hiking boots
  • Platforms
  • Sky-high pumps
  • Jewel-encrusted sneakers
  • Furry plush purses
  • Clip-on charms
  • Cross-body bags
  • Velvet totes, shoes, bags, bracelets and chokers

Mismatching is in this season too, so use more than one of those accessories to complete your look.

The hair
When was the last time you gave your hair some much-needed attention? Bring it back to life with one – or all – of these hair color, cut and style trends inspired by In Style magazine:

  1. Color: Want to make an autumn statement? Consider a gorgeous red or auburn hue. Or, try a subtle ombre, which is a softer take on the gradient hair trend. It’s a simple yet stylish way to make a difference this fall.
  2. Cut: If you’d rather change the length of your hair, go wild with a pixie cut. Or, try the lob – long bob – a cute haircut for those looking for a less drastic change.
  3. Style: Not interested in mixing up the color or length of your locks? Just perfect your fall hairstyle. According to In Style, the two-tiered bun is the look this season, and it’s incredibly simple to perfect. Just follow these steps.

The makeup
It’s time to put away the bronzer and coral-colored lip gloss. Instead, StyleCaster recommends trying dark matte lipsticks and drastic smoky eyes. You don’t have to go full-on black shadow – consider a hazy brown to show off those hazels.

But if you really want to make your eyes pop, create a colorful smoky eye with deep shades of purple. Leave your lips and complexion fresh and natural so your eyes are the focal point of your face.

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