Updating your look

17 Apr

Hawkins recommends trying a deep side part if your hair is fine; "this allows you to have fullness on one side," he says.

If you're not ready to abandon your lifelong part, you can still change it a little: Instead of using a comb to draw a precise line, mess things up.

2) Dare to wear your new ankle boots with bare legs, or perhaps a nice pair of cashmere ankle socks. )3) Ditch the layered jewelry look and opt for one bold accent.4) Invest in two luxurious T-shirts in silk-and-cashmere blends (the Row and T by Alexander Wang make excellent versions) to wear beneath fall's voluminous knits.5) If you choose only one leather piece this season, make it a biker jacket or narrow pants, whichever you'll wear more often.

For the jacket, the slouchier the better, so don't be afraid to buy up a size or two.6) Feel free to give your stilettos a break and try out a lower heel, like the d'Orsay pumps at Proenza Schouler.7) Fall's looser pants are chic, but they should be paired with the right pieces to avoid overwhelming the silhouette.

"Everyone's hair looks better after an at-home gloss treatment," says hairstylist Nathaniel Hawkins.

Or if you're feeling really adventurous, pull a Sam Mc Knight and tie multiple ribbons to your elastic, then let them hang down, like the hairstylist did for the Chanel fall 2014 show.(And if you do, have you been to a therapist recently?) Bottom line: Buying clothes that truly fit will make you feel great and look great—and that's the whole point.The last piece of designer clothing you bought was for your niece.Yes, Diane von Furstenberg's collection for Gap Kids is so adorable and, yes, you just had to buy a teeny-tiny wrap dress for your goddaughter.