Fashion: Hair, make-up, and clothing synergy

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Spring fashion trends come as a joint package with hair and make-up combined and this season the synergy is sublime.

When investing in the latest trends it is well worth incorporating beauty trends to ensure the whole look hits the mark. Whether it is crazy geometric prints, ombre leathers or glossy skin, the duo go together like hand in glove. So don’t leave the house without curating the look from top to toe.

Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Picture: Phil Wilkinson

The Glow

We saw a return to a real laid back early-90s vibe of jeans and T-shirts down spring-summer catwalks. It was a homage to old-school Calvin Klein and Guess ads. This was teamed with super glossy skin that gives the illusion of no make-up. The brows are groomed and defined and the face looks dewy and hydrated. Toss on some classic shades for a little off-duty old Hollywood glamour.

The Colour Pop

This is a great look for people who want to dabble in a colour but don’t know where to start. Shift dresses with large gradients of colour work well for easy wearing. Reds and oranges were king of the catwalk to counterbalance each outfit. Adding a strong lip is important when colour blocking as the face can get lost and washed out if you don’t incorporate the two together.

Geo Print

Floral prints get a little darker this summer, which is a welcome change from the sugary sweet pastels we saw dominating last season. It couldn’t be more perfect for our interchangeable Scottish summer as these prints were sent down the runways teamed with bomber jackets edged in leather. The return of a retro blue eye was really influential with these looks. Due to the nature of the dark print the make-up needs to appear light and fresh – so don’t go hard with the blue, and keep lips fresh and peachy.

Ombre Leathers

A leather jacket is the best friend of your wardrobe. Thrown over tea dresses to toughen up the look or used to edge out a floaty maxi skirt – whenever a leather is introduced you are on to a winner. Take it up a notch with an ombre tone. You may be more familiar with the term with regards to hair – this dip-dyed effect that leaves the ends lighter or a different colour is now bleeding into fashion.