1. American flag print: Show off your patriotism. And if you’re not patriotic, then show off your love of in-the-moment fashion and get some flag stuff ASAP. If you’re having a hard time finding suitable pieces with the print, red, white, and blue as a general color scheme is also a perfect outline for a summer outfit.
2. Bleached denim: Easy to find, even easier to make. Bleached out denim shirts, shorts, and pants are absolute commodities this upcoming season. If the pieces in-store don’t seem genuine enough to you, pick up some bleach of your own and have at it. If you’ve never played with bleach before, I highly recommend watching a few YouTube tutorials first. We wouldn’t want you completely destroying your favorite, best-fitting pair of skinnies.
3. High-wasted shorts: If you’ve never tried on a pair of high-waisted anything, you probably have no idea how ridiculously flattering this look is. It works with so many different body types and really elongates your legs. Win-win.
4. Band shirts/other sweet graphic tees: I could live in old band T-shirts. I really could. And so should you this summer. Vintage or brand new, black and white or neon bright—if you like the artist on the tee, you really can’t go wrong. Not only is this a trend, but it’s a good way to kick back some profit to your favorite artists. After all, the digital age has been wonderful to us, but the music industry? Not so nice. Comic book tees and anything Harley Davidson are a couple other American faves.
BEAUTY BY CICI
Enough with the lovey dovey shit. Through thick and thin you can always count on your best friend. Summer may be a time for romance, but it’s also a time for girl’s nights out. Or days out, I should say. For this shoot, I just decided to play around with bright colors, from the eyes and lips to strands of hair. That’s right—I literally colored on strands of hair. The best part is it’s okay to go outside the lines!
1. Starting with your eyes, prep and prime them with Urban Decay’s Eye Potion.
2. Then try Coastal Scents 88 color palette for the bright shadows shown here. Hot pink, plum purple, metallic red and maroon were my shadow picks for this look. The most important thing to keep in mind when using bold colors like these is to blend. You want a smokey eye effect, not a bruised, swollen one.
3. Try Almay’s black liquid liner for the dramatic cat-eye look.
4. Sweep on your blackest mascara twice. And then do it again.
5. As always, prep your face. I used Laura Mercier’s oil free primer (a personal favorite). For a smooth canvas, use an opaque liquid foundation like MAC’s Match Master and set your foundation with a translucent powder.
6. MAC Dainty blush and Ruby Woo and Rebel lipsticks. ‘Nuff said.
This was my ultimate fave because even the process is fun to do! It’s called hair chalking. What you need to do first is go to an art supply store and pick up a soft pastel chalk set with multiple colors to choose from. Don’t get this confused with oil pastels. That’s just a disaster waiting to happen. Once you’ve got your supply, dab each section of hair with water, then twist the section and secure the bottom of the twist with your fingers. Next, color the hair with the chalk in downward strokes. For blonde hair, don’t get the sections too wet or else the color can stain. For darker hair, the more water you use, the more vibrant the colors will be. Black and white doesn’t exactly do the girls’ hair justice, but feel free to check out these photos in color and more at trenddiary.tumblr.com.
Love & Chanel,