The Single Woman’s Style Hot List
By Erin Donnelly
Here’s a forecast for you single women out there: We’re looking at a 100% chance of fun, flirty fashions! Fashion- and beauty-wise, it’s all about lightening—and brightening—up. That means daring neon color palettes (not as scary as it sounds), lightweight, barely there mineral makeup and flowing fabrics.
Neon: No, you don’t have to dig out your glow sticks and lime green spandex dresses from the ‘80s. For most people, this is a trend best done in moderation, so try pairing an electric blue clutch with your little black dress, or paint your toenails a shocking shade of hot pink.
Statement Necklaces: A dainty gold chain is pretty and all, but this season is all about big, eye-catching necklaces. Look for layered chains and stones, gems and baubles galore.
Mineral Makeup: Who wants to wear heavy foundation? Mineral makeup offers lightweight, skin-boosting coverage that looks natural yet polished, and now your favorite drugstore beauty brands are getting in on the action. Check out Revlon’s new ColorStay Aqua Mineral Collection.
Sheath Dresses: Upgrade your work wardrobe with the season’s sleek sheath dresses.
Peep Toes: Time to get a pedicure! Peep-toe shoes are stealing the spotlight right now. Step into a sleek pump like Joey Peep-Toe Pumps.
A Canvas Tote Bag: If you’re still using plastic bags (eesh!). Remember that going green is the way forward.
A Little White Dress: It’s time to lift the Labor Day anti-white embargo. Bench the black cocktail dress and stand out in the crowd with a dreamy white frock. Oh, and stay away from the salsa.
Belts: Dresses, skirts, trousers, shorts…everything is belted this season. Give your pencil skirt a playful edge by adding a skinny belt in a bold color, or throw a large, dramatic statement belt over a sundress—it’s an easy way to breathe new life into old outfits.