Is Denim on Denim Fabulous or Fallacious?

Most people in the fashion world find it intimidating to pair denim with denim. I can see why it can be considered risky looking back at Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s denim fiasco back in 2001. But the truth is, there are no rules in fashion. It’s important to have confidence in what you are wearing. So, here are some tips to help you feel fierce while rocking denim on denim. It’s totally possible!

If you want to wear denim on the top, it’s always safe to choose a denim jacket. This Fashionista wore an adorable denim jacket paired with distressed jeans. If you don’t want to match your denim separates exactly, wearing distressed jeans is the way to go. It breaks up the outfit and it keeps it exciting.

One thing that is always hard to figure out is whether or not to pair a light wash of denim with a dark wash of denim. If you want to wear both light wash and dark wash, go with the light top and dark bottoms. It’s usually the most flattering. Another option is to wear the same wash of denim like this stylish Fashionista chose to do.

Another way to achieve this look is adding a pop of color to the outfit. It will help you rock this look for sure. For example, this Fashionista is wearing a red crop top and red ankle-strap heels to pull this look together. Try wearing a basic top so the outfit won’t look too busy. This is a great tip for beginners because the bold choice of color prevents the denim from looking too excessive, which will allow you feel more comfortable and confident.

And there you have it! Whoever said denim on denim is fallacious is now proven otherwise. It can totally look fabulous when using these tips. While wearing a bold look can be intimidating, it can be fun to step outside of your comfort zone every once in awhile. Fashion is all about breaking the rules today, from mixing patterns to wearing white after Labor Day. Be a trendsetter!

How do you wear your denim? Let us know in the comments!

How to Achieve a Sun-Kissed Goddess Glow This Summer

It’s summertime, which usually means minimal makeup… says who? It doesn’t matter what season it is because, with this look, you will be looking like a sun-kissed goddess without having to bask out in the sun. With golden hues and pops of blue, your makeup will be flirty, fun, and glowy. The best thing about makeup is that there are no rules.

In the summer, it’s very important that your face makeup withstands the heat. To ensure your makeup goes on smoothly and lasts, first apply a primer. For foundation, a dewy, lightweight formula is the way to go. It’ll seem like you’re glowing from within.

This Fashionista used the Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation, a very affordable product, to achieve the dewy look. A great concealer to use is the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer because it does not crease. If you are using any liquid products, it’s important to apply them before using powder so that it doesn’t get patchy or cakey. This includes a liquid highlight, which is a personal favorite for summertime. A golden glow looks amazing with a bronzed summer tan. A great highlighter is Benefit Cosmetics’ Sun Beam. Since it is liquid, it blends easily into the foundation. I even like to apply it before foundation for a subtle glow.

Next, set your concealer and foundation by lightly dusting setting powder over your face so that your makeup lasts all day without looking shiny. For this look, the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer was used. The best thing about bronzer is that you can skip the sun and fake a tan easily. This Fashionista filled in her eyebrows lightly by brushing up her brows and penciling them in using small stroke motions. Then, she set them with brow gel.

A colorful eye look for summer is always fun to do. Who doesn’t like a pop of color? If wearing bold colors is outside of your comfort zone, there’s a way to do it subtly. This Fashionista put blue eye shadow on her lower lash line to complement her gold lid. To intensify your shimmer eyes shadow, you can wet your brush using any setting spray. It makes any shimmer shadow even more stunning.

These sun-kissed goddess eyes were created using the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Eye Shadow Palette. It is such a versatile palette and is a must-have for any makeup beginner or expert. For her lips, she chose a subtle nude pink. To finish up the makeup look, this beautiful Fashionista added highlight above her brow-bone and on the inner corners of her eyes. Lastly, she popped on some mascara and falsies.

A great way to complete this sun-kissed goddess look is to add some beachy waves to your hair. This Fashionista did just that by Dutch braiding the top of her hair. For her outfit, she chose an off-the-shoulder romper, since they are very trendy this season.

What is your go-to summer makeup look? Show us on Instagram and tag @Cfashionista!

Beach Bag Essentials for Catching Some Sweet Summertime Rays

Summer is finally here after a long, stressful semester. At last, it is time to toss the textbooks aside, and grab your beach bag! But wait… what should you bring to the beach? It’s the worst when you arrive at the beach just to realize that you forgot to bring a ton of things that could’ve been useful to have. Believe me, I’ve been there. With this list, you will be beach-ready in no time.

1—Beach blanket. It is always useful to bring a beach blanket. I used to simply lay out a towel and call it a day. Using a beach blanket is way roomier when you’re catching rays, and you get less sandy!

2—Sunglasses. Don’t forget to protect your precious baby blues (or greens, or browns, or hazels… you get it). It’s a pain when you’re trying to soak up the sun with the sun bothering your eyes. Plus, you’ll be protecting your eyes with fashion. My go-to sunglasses are Ray-Ban’s Classic Clubmaster. They are timeless!

3—Sunscreen. Didn’t your mother ever tell you never to leave the house without sunscreen? There’s a reason for that. At the beach, the sun’s UV rays are super strong and it’s very easy to get burned. Always reapply apply sunscreen every two hours. Yes, I promise, you will still get a tan. I usually use Pacifica All Mineral Sunscreen or Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen. It is only here to protect you, not to prevent you from getting your summer glow on.

4—Lip balm. The most annoying feeling is when your lips are chapped and there’s no lip balm to be found. I carry mine with me everywhere I go, especially the beach. It’s also important to have SPF in your lip balm. I use Sun Bum’s Sun Screen Lip Balm SPF 30. It hydrates your lips and protects them—a total win-win.

5—Portable speakers. It’s 2017, of course, there is such thing as a portable Bluetooth speaker that is waterproof. Pretty amazing, huh? I never leave mine at home. My friends are always super thankful when I bring my JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Make a beach playlist beforehand to set the perfect summer atmosphere.

6—Food and water. It’s always important to stay hydrated. I like to bring ice cold water and keep it stored in a cooler. For lunch, pack a sandwich to fight hunger pangs and some strawberries or frozen grapes to keep yourself cooled off! Don’t forget the napkins.

7—Hair stuff. Don’t forget your hairbrush. It’s easy to get your gorgeous locks tangled at the beach. If you want a “beachy” hairstyle without going in the water, spray some sea salt spray in it.

There you have it, you are officially ready to soak up the sun. Now go have some fun in the sun, you deserve it.

Feel free to add onto this list and comment below if you have some beach bag must-haves yourself!