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I'm natural, so I would like to know what hairstyles to wear for a longer face? Also skincare products to reduce dark spots/hyper-pigmentation?

Asked by
Anonymous

Wearing any style of bangs whether it’s side bangs or front bangs will give the illusion of a shorter face. And getting a layered cut will help too! 

As to skincare products to reduce dark spots/hyper-pigmentation try Clinique Even Better Serum!

- Tiffany Lumpkin, What Do I Wear’s Beauty Editor

Makeup Tutorial: How To Wear The Minimal Makeup Look
Bold lips and spidery lashes are fun and super hot for spring but let’s face it, sometimes you just don’t feel up for it, and you want to just look like … you. There’s a certain finesse to doing your face so you look elegant and put together with makeup that gives a “no-makeup” look. Here’s our step-by-step guide to achieving the picture perfect minimal makeup look!
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SKIN: Because you’ll be posting pictures on Instagram start by applying your favorite non-SPF foundation to the skin to avoid foundation flash black in photos. We recommend NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

EYES: These are the windows to your soul and the key to complimentary drinks. Apply false eyelashes or a volumizing mascara like Diorshow Mascara by Dior and a deep black eye kohl liner like MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil

LIPS: Keep it simple with a nude lip or feel free to play with color like LORAC Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick. We love this product because it has the pigment of a lipstick and the shine of a gloss.

HIGHLIGHT & CONTOUR: We always say that this final step will set you apart from the rest. Bronzing the skin will make them think the sun is following you at midnight. Try our favorites Soleil Tan de CHANEL Bronzing Makeup Base & Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette for the perfect bronze look!  

Written by Tiffany Lumpkin for What Do I Wear; Photos by Cedric Terrell

Makeup Tutorial: How To Wear The Minimal Makeup Look

Bold lips and spidery lashes are fun and super hot for spring but let’s face it, sometimes you just don’t feel up for it, and you want to just look like … you. There’s a certain finesse to doing your face so you look elegant and put together with makeup that gives a “no-makeup” look. Here’s our step-by-step guide to achieving the picture perfect minimal makeup look!

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White House Correspondence Dinner DC-Approved Gowns!
The White House Correspondence Dinner (WHCD) is one of the DC’s biggest and most glamorous events. For this occasion everyone goes all out to find the perfect gown. This event is at the intersection of politics and fashion so finding the balance of glamorous yet conservative is mandatory. 
We took over Saks Fifth Avenue’s Fifth Avenue Club, the exclusive personal shopping inner sanctuary of Saks, to showcase our favorite WHCD approved gowns!
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Aidan Mattox Satin-Skirt Ball Gown, saks.com; Salvatore Ferragamo Miss Vara Bow Metallic Mini Shoulder Bag, saks.com; Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby Jewel Buckle d’Orsay Pumps, saks.com

Armani Collezioni Striped Organza Double-Breasted Jacket (saks.com), Featherweight Jersey Tee (saks.com) and Silk Stripe Maxi Skirt (saks.com); Alexander McQueen Dyed Mink Fur Box Clutch, saks.com; Christian Louboutin pumps.

Carolina Herrera Silk Taffeta Shirt & Faille Party Skirt, saks.com

Black Halo Neoprene & Sequin Column Gown, saks.com

Aidan Mattox Sleeveless Sweetheart Tulle Ball Gown, saks.com; Salvatore Ferragamo Miss Vara Bow Metallic Mini Shoulder Bag, saks.com
Written by Joel CasPhotographer: Cedric TerrellMakeup/Hair: Tiffany LumpkinWardrobe Stylist: Stara Pezeshkian for T H E Artist AgencyModel: Issie Carey for T H E Artist Agency

White House Correspondence Dinner DC-Approved Gowns!

The White House Correspondence Dinner (WHCD) is one of the DC’s biggest and most glamorous events. For this occasion everyone goes all out to find the perfect gown. This event is at the intersection of politics and fashion so finding the balance of glamorous yet conservative is mandatory. 

We took over Saks Fifth Avenue’s Fifth Avenue Club, the exclusive personal shopping inner sanctuary of Saks, to showcase our favorite WHCD approved gowns!

Read more

What kind of prints does a pear shaped medium height female wear?

Asked by
dinique

It’s more about the cut of the clothes than the print in my opinion. If I had to pick a plaid print.

For the cut, try low waist to tone it down and high waist to accentuate it. Just depends on your preference!

Hope this helps! 

-  Stara Pezeshkian

Fashion Crowdfunding Roundup: Iva Jean, Fphresh Watches, Sustainable Sunglasses and more
We’re tracking down the best and most notable fashion crowdfunding projects from around the web and delivering them to you in a simple roundup. If there’s a project that you’ve backed – or even a project that you founded – be sure to leave a link below so it can be considered for the next roundup. Check out this week’s roundup below: 

Fphresh Watches (Indiegogo) I love watches and I love wearing one every day, but I also want a watch that is unique that makes me stand out. If you feel the same way than you might want to support F(ph)resh Watches. The designers call the watch F(ph)resh with the P standing for people and the H standing for Humanity to show that People and Humanity are the core of their business. By supporting this American designed, and German produced watch you will give a child in need a month worth of eduation in Peru or Tanzania. The designers have partnered with one of the last family owned watch manufacturers in the Black forest, creating premium quality watches made out of 316L stainless steel. The designers have taken out 5 minutes out of the face to remind you to take time and do good every day. My favorite piece of the watch is the band that is made out of recycled fabric with a unique print, which makes each watch unique and low in quantity.


Thought Collective Design (KickStarter) Ladies, if you love tribal print and comfortable pieces, you must check out the Thought Collective Design. The pieces of this collection are perfect for music festival, a walk on the beach, or a BBQ. This is a Fair Trade handmade clothing brand that employs and empowers mothers facing poverty in Africa, so not only will you look sylish and feel comfortable, but you will also support women in need. Each piece of clothing has a story behind the woman who made it so you will not only be wearing an amazing piece, but you will be carrying an amazing story!

Dick Moby Sustainable Sunglasses (Indiegogo) Every feel like its impossible to find trendy an chic sunglasses at an affordable price? Look no further, Dick Moby Sustainable Sunglasses are the answer to the question! They run at a fair price and come in plenty of different designs and patterns which caters to people with different styles. These sunglasses are made from M49 which an innovative new plastic made up of renewable resources. These sunglasses are fun and trendy, but also help the environment as 10% of the revenue will support projects that address plastic pollution.


Iva Jean: Functional Style for Women (KickStarter) Do you wish for more pieces in your closet that cater to your every style need? Well so did Ann DeOtte when she decided to design clothes for women whose lives demand functional style. The Iva Jean collection is designed to inspire women to incorporate fitness activities, specifically biking into their everyday lives. This is perfect for the you if you live in the city and bike everywhere. If you hate having to bike with an extra bag of clothes, so this is the answer to your problem! Each item is designed with performance fabric that is odor resistant, provides temperature control and water repellency, yet each piece has an edgy and sophisticated finish to make you feel amazing as you bike to your destination.
Written by Sogand Rahmani for What Do I Wear; Courtesy Photos

Fashion Crowdfunding Roundup: Iva Jean, Fphresh Watches, Sustainable Sunglasses and more

We’re tracking down the best and most notable fashion crowdfunding projects from around the web and delivering them to you in a simple roundup. If there’s a project that you’ve backed – or even a project that you founded – be sure to leave a link below so it can be considered for the next roundup. Check out this week’s roundup below:

Fphresh Watches (Indiegogo) I love watches and I love wearing one every day, but I also want a watch that is unique that makes me stand out. If you feel the same way than you might want to support F(ph)resh Watches. The designers call the watch F(ph)resh with the P standing for people and the H standing for Humanity to show that People and Humanity are the core of their business. By supporting this American designed, and German produced watch you will give a child in need a month worth of eduation in Peru or Tanzania. The designers have partnered with one of the last family owned watch manufacturers in the Black forest, creating premium quality watches made out of 316L stainless steel. The designers have taken out 5 minutes out of the face to remind you to take time and do good every day. My favorite piece of the watch is the band that is made out of recycled fabric with a unique print, which makes each watch unique and low in quantity.

Thought Collective Design (KickStarter) Ladies, if you love tribal print and comfortable pieces, you must check out the Thought Collective Design. The pieces of this collection are perfect for music festival, a walk on the beach, or a BBQ. This is a Fair Trade handmade clothing brand that employs and empowers mothers facing poverty in Africa, so not only will you look sylish and feel comfortable, but you will also support women in need. Each piece of clothing has a story behind the woman who made it so you will not only be wearing an amazing piece, but you will be carrying an amazing story!

Dick Moby Sustainable Sunglasses (Indiegogo) Every feel like its impossible to find trendy an chic sunglasses at an affordable price? Look no further, Dick Moby Sustainable Sunglasses are the answer to the question! They run at a fair price and come in plenty of different designs and patterns which caters to people with different styles. These sunglasses are made from M49 which an innovative new plastic made up of renewable resources. These sunglasses are fun and trendy, but also help the environment as 10% of the revenue will support projects that address plastic pollution.

Iva Jean: Functional Style for Women (KickStarter) Do you wish for more pieces in your closet that cater to your every style need? Well so did Ann DeOtte when she decided to design clothes for women whose lives demand functional style. The Iva Jean collection is designed to inspire women to incorporate fitness activities, specifically biking into their everyday lives. This is perfect for the you if you live in the city and bike everywhere. If you hate having to bike with an extra bag of clothes, so this is the answer to your problem! Each item is designed with performance fabric that is odor resistant, provides temperature control and water repellency, yet each piece has an edgy and sophisticated finish to make you feel amazing as you bike to your destination.

Written by Sogand Rahmani for What Do I Wear; Courtesy Photos

15 Best Spring Denim
One of the hottest trends this Spring is denim. In whatever form from skirts, to dresses, to overalls and in many different cuts from culottes to high waist. This spring just got a lot more blue!
White Jeans

J Brand Jeans Cuffed Slim Boyfriend Jeans In Pure White; Shop Now!Seven For All Mankind Skinny Jeans; Shop Now!
Denim Shirts 

Steffen Schraut Lightweight Indigo Shirt; Shop Now!The Kooples Jean Shirt With Crochet Lace Panels; Shop Now!
Denim Jacket

rag & bone Open Detail Denim Jacket; Shop Now! KUT from the Kloth ‘Amelia’ Destructed Denim Jacket; Shop Now!
Boiler Suit

MiH Jeans The Simple denim boiler suit, Shop Now
Jean Shorts

Hudson Jeans ‘Hampton’ Cuff Jean Shorts; Shop Now! Burberry Brit Epping Jean Shorts; Shop Now!
Denim Skirt

Anthony Vaccarello Acid Washed Skirt, Shop Now Topshop Moto Acid Wash Denim Pencil Skirt, Shop Now!
Denim Dress

Rachel Zoe Denim Dress, Shop Now McQ by Alexander McQueen Dress, Shop Now
Overalls

MiH Bib & Brace Overalls; Shop Now MiH Bib & Brace Short Overalls; Shop Now    
Written by Joel Cas for What Do I Wear; Courtesy Photos 

15 Best Spring Denim

One of the hottest trends this Spring is denim. In whatever form from skirts, to dresses, to overalls and in many different cuts from culottes to high waist. This spring just got a lot more blue!

White Jeans

J Brand Jeans Cuffed Slim Boyfriend Jeans In Pure White; Shop Now!
Seven For All Mankind Skinny Jeans; Shop Now!

Denim Shirts

Steffen Schraut Lightweight Indigo Shirt; Shop Now!
The Kooples Jean Shirt With Crochet Lace Panels; Shop Now!

Denim Jacket

rag & bone Open Detail Denim Jacket; Shop Now!
KUT from the Kloth ‘Amelia’ Destructed Denim Jacket; Shop Now!

Boiler Suit

MiH Jeans The Simple denim boiler suit, Shop Now

Jean Shorts

Hudson Jeans ‘Hampton’ Cuff Jean Shorts; Shop Now!
Burberry Brit Epping Jean Shorts; Shop Now!

Denim Skirt

Anthony Vaccarello Acid Washed Skirt, Shop Now
Topshop Moto Acid Wash Denim Pencil Skirt, Shop Now!

Denim Dress

Rachel Zoe Denim Dress, Shop Now
McQ by Alexander McQueen Dress, Shop Now

Overalls

MiH Bib & Brace Overalls; Shop Now
MiH Bib & Brace Short Overalls; Shop Now    

Written by Joel Cas for What Do I Wear; Courtesy Photos 

Most-Wanted Spring Lipsticks 
Leave the nude lipstick at home and get yourself one of these new ultra-bright lippies for the Spring. Which colors are your favs?
Pink

NARS Satin Lip Pencil; Purchase Now 
Dior Addict Gloss Icy Pink Shimmer; Purchase Now  
Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain Nude Beige; Purchase Now
Red Hot

NARS Lipstick Heat Wave; Purchase Now
Dior Addict Gloss Rouge Dèfendu; Purchase Now
Bite Beauty VIB Rouge Créme Lipstick Zinfandel; Purchase Now
Neutral Reinvented

Laura Mercier Lip Glacé; Purchase Now
Too Faced La Crème; Purchase Now
Buxom® Full-On™ Lip Stick Marrakech; Purchase Now
Purple

Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon; Purchase Now
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick; Purchase Now
Illamasqua Lipstick Fuhscia Violet; Purchase Now
Orange Sun

NARS Lipstick Orange Red; Purchase Now
Guerlain Rouge Automatique; Purchase Now
Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain Orange De Chine; Purchase Now
Written by Joel Cas for WDIW; Courtesy Photos

Most-Wanted Spring Lipsticks

Leave the nude lipstick at home and get yourself one of these new ultra-bright lippies for the Spring. Which colors are your favs?

Pink

NARS Satin Lip Pencil; Purchase Now 

Dior Addict Gloss Icy Pink Shimmer; Purchase Now  

Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain Nude Beige; Purchase Now

Red Hot

NARS Lipstick Heat Wave; Purchase Now

Dior Addict Gloss Rouge Dèfendu; Purchase Now

Bite Beauty VIB Rouge Créme Lipstick Zinfandel; Purchase Now

Neutral Reinvented

Laura Mercier Lip Glacé; Purchase Now

Too Faced La Crème; Purchase Now

Buxom® Full-On™ Lip Stick Marrakech; Purchase Now

Purple

Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon; Purchase Now

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick; Purchase Now

Illamasqua Lipstick Fuhscia Violet; Purchase Now

Orange Sun

NARS Lipstick Orange Red; Purchase Now

Guerlain Rouge Automatique; Purchase Now

Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain Orange De Chine; Purchase Now

Written by Joel Cas for WDIW; Courtesy Photos