The switch from summer to autumn is truly in full flow, and with it comes a bit of difficulty in the old dressing department. Check outside in the morning; cars are covered in condensation, there’s a chill in the air and the sky is grey at best so you go with a jumper, but by afternoon the sun is blazing outside and your colleagues insist on keeping the heating on, leaving you feeling like you might melt. Or is that just me?
Sometimes it’s easier to make the switch from summer to autumn style with accessories first, outfits later. So rather than going straight for roll-necks and long sleeves, I like to ease into autumn gently with accessories and makeup, particularly in these early autumn days.
For make-up and nails, the obvious colour choices for autumnal accents are vampy reds and maroon shades but I also think browns and golds work really well too – particularly after a summer of pastels.
If you’re unsure or in need of inspiration, Ellisons have released a selection of autumn trend sheets including lips, eyes, nails and hair. You can see the fact sheets on the Ellisons blog. As they are a provider of products to salons and businesses, the fact sheets are focused more on trends that beauticians can offer their clients but they’re still a great source of information if you want to pamper yourself.
Now then, please excuse me whilst I go dig out my gold and brown nail varnish…