Beauty + Style Editor
5 Quick Fashion & Beauty Fixes
Fashion and beauty advice …. just in case you run into Mr. Right!
-Lois Joy Johnson
Forget about planning what to wear for dates, it’s the everyday, unexpected “bump-intos” that count. To quote John Lennon: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Don’t say I didn’t warn you. When your eyes are red and puffy, your hair is a frizzy wiggy mess, you’re wearing a shlumpty-dumpty outfit and bloated from last night’s pretzel and chips binge … a “potential” always appears. For example, you’re at the dentist for a cleaning and a Gerard Butler look-alike walks in (we should all be so lucky!).
Everyone has a bad hair day or struggles to put a decent outfit together when their laundry basket is overflowing, but how do you pull it together quickly and easily when you’re dashing to the store for a quart of milk? Here are the five essentials to always have in hand (or, rather stashed in your hobo — a good reason to not carry a clutch) to make sure you’re not going to scare off any potential Mr. Rights (or even Mr. Right Nows) you bump into at the 7-Eleven:
1. A long cardigan in a skin-enhancing color. This will divert attention from whatever closet dredges you may have grabbed that day and pare your silhouette – leave it open. Go for something in the red, coral, pink range, which works like blush to add glow and warmth to your face. Topshop cotton knit and lace coral cardigan ($80, topshop.com)
2. A long metallic scarf to loop around your neck. You can yank this out of your bag and artfully drape it on in less time than it takes to smile. It adds sparkle near the face fast – you’re not going to haul out diamond chandeliers at this point! G By Guess gauzy sheer metallic threaded stripes in cotton/ lurex ($19.50, gbyguess.com)