August Hotlist

August is definitely a transition month in the world of fashion and beauty. Yes, technically, it is still summer and we are all hanging on to the last few days of sunshine. However, if you aren’t lucky enough to be sunbathing on a beach somewhere, August signals the start of Autumn/Winter trends. You know you have to start planning your autumn wardrobe ready for when the September issue hits the shelves! These items are perfect for those of us who are ready for autumn but still want to make the most of the last days of summer.

Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy, MAC, £15.50
lipstick

It’s all about the 90s throwback trend this season. The most coveted makeup look is definitely matte, nude-brown lips. According to beauty insiders, MAC’s Velvet Teddy is the go-to shade for achieving this look. Get ready to embrace the 90s for the perfect ‘chic’ pout this autumn.

Beach Babe Salt Spray, Lee Stafford, £7.99
sea spray

If you’re not on an exotic beach this August, never mind, just fake it. Get those beach-style tousled waves by adding a salt spray to your hair care routine. Just simply spray into dry or damp hair to instantly create gorgeous boho waves, without the sea.

Duster Coat, New Look, £29.99
yellow coat

Okay, so it is a little too early for a winter coat but a duster coat is a must-have in your wardrobe for August. This thrown-on coat is great for adding a pop of colour to any outfit. It also comes in a variety of other bright and bold colours to suit all moods and styles.

Blouse, Topshop, £36.00
white jacket

Modern tailoring has been a huge trend this summer and its popularity is set to continue. Precise cuts and simplicity is the key to this trend. This blouse with its unique design is the epitome of effortless sophistication.

Nail Varnish in Sailor, Dior, £22.00
polish

Ooh la la! Sometimes the right nail varnish can really make all the difference to your outfit. The cobalt blue colour is the perfect shade to compliment your summer tan and it will definitely brighten up those autumn days.

Satchel, Accessorize. £25.00
bag

The revival of the satchel is still going strong and this season is definitely no exception. This classic-style burgundy satchel is simply stylish, practical and versatile: the ultimate accessory for Autumn’14.

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