Experiment with your evening looks this summer. Avoid your blacks and whites and try color-blocking with bright colors. Dresses are always the easiest option but you stand out from the crowd by putting on a pair of dress shorts or a jumpsuit.
Chokers have a way of making any outfit look classy. A shift dress can look too simple for the evening but this choker neckline and cutout chest make it a smart evening look. Make the outfit a little more interesting by color-blocking with these bright red heels with chunky straps. Color-blocking makes outfits in neutral colors more interesting.
Maxi dresses/skirts exude femininity, this maxi-skirt has a massive slit in the front for you to give a sneak-peek at your legs. The skirt is lined with shorts and has an elastic band at the waist for your comfort. Keep this focus on the dress by wearing it with minimal heels.
You don’t have to wear bright colors in summer, you can look for pale colors that keep you cool during the summer. This sleek wrap romper in coral is everything you need! From the back, it’s different to anything you would expect. It has adjustable wrap straps which you can play with as you please. If you’re up for wearing something daring then this sexy romper is the perfect addition to your collection of evening outfits.
Look effortless in this simple but graceful off-shoulder dress. The dress works for any occasion, its deep red wine color gives it that oomph during the day and is just beautiful in the evening. You want to keep the attention on the dress, so keep your accessories at a minimum. A pair of elegant earrings will be more than enough.
Need a quick pick me up before getting all dressed up and heading out for the weekend? We’ve got an easy, 3-part fitness routine you can easily knock out at home. We know time is money, so burn some calories and get your sweat on with this quick cardio workout.
Ready to sweat it out? Here are the 3 steps:
Sumo Squats – Do jumping sumo squats for 45 seconds at a time, 3 reps
Butt Kickers – run in place with these butt kickers for 45 seconds at a time, 3 reps
Suicide Squats – hit multiple muscles with these squats for 45 seconds at a time, 3 reps
Our very own make-up guru Mekala Viernes shows us how to beat the heat and stay glam! Perfect for a summer wedding guest look, she shows us less is more by demonstrating a highlighted, subtle make up application for staying glammed up all day through the night.
We start with our model Barbara cleansing her face with a makeup removing towelette to ensure any dirt, sweat or left over makeup is removed before the process begins as Mekala sets up her array of makeup favorites. She chose a lot of neutral tones and shimmery pieces to really accentuate the summer dewey skin look.
To begin, Mekala says she always starts with eyes first in case shadow falls or there are mistakes, it is easier to clean off before the foundation and concealer are applied rather than after.
2. Eyes – Priming the eyes is essential to ensure the shadows/liners do not crease, especially in the summer heat, so she uses the Urban Decay (UD) Primer Potion. For the first application of eyeshadow, she begins with the Meet Matt(e) Nude Palette, shade “Matte Lombardi”. This neutral shade is perfect for layering over. In the crease/transition, she layers on shade “Matt Singh”. For the outer (v) eyelid corner, she blends shades to make a darker, more defined statement, using shades “Matt Rosen” & “Matt Singh”.
She goes back to the eyes to smoke the lower lash line, using a combination of shades “Matt Rosen” and “Matt Singh” from the previous eye palette. She then adds highlighter to the inner corner of the eyes, using shade “dust”.
To complete the look, Barbara chooses a Sophie & Trey favorite, The Lux Life Classic Dress Aqua $34.99. This dress is not only a bright, summer must-have, but it hits on the lightweight satin trend and has an always flattering halter neckline. Don’t forget to tag us #sophieandtrey in all your summer events & weddings for a chance to be featured and win $100 gift card every month! Check back on our youtube channel for more of our can’t-live-without tutorials.