GIVE YOUR DRESS THE NIGHT OFF
Who says dressing up has to involve a dress at all? It’s basically impossible to not feel festive in this candy-colored
Style tip: Pair it with a tee for a more casual vibe.
EMBRACE THE 24-HOUR DRESS
You know those Saturdays when you leave your house at noon for a casual bite with friends and somehow end up on someone’s rooftop at 2am? This is the dress for that day.
Style tip: Keep it low-key when it comes to jewelry (sorry, the tiara stays in the box today).
BEAUTY TIP: BEACH HAIR
Option A: Take a dip in the ocean.
Option B: Spritz a sea-salt spray (we like Lavett & Chin’s) on damp hair, then loosely braid it. Sleep on it or let it air-dry and lightly tousle.
High-waisted shorts in madras-inspired plaid are guaranteed to stand out in a sea of LBDs. Plus, they’re way more conducive to riding on the back of a bike, if that’s where the evening happens to take you…
Style tip: Try a pair of bold statement earrings to dress
GO CLASSIC…WITH A TWIST
You can’t go wrong with a classic cocktail dress—but a dramatic ruffle and a bright pop of emerald green make it really, really right.
Style tip: No accessories required (except maybe some sparkling conversation).
BEAUTY TIP: NO-MAKEUP MAKEUP
How to get that fresh-out-of-the-sun glow (or just get rid of that fresh-out-of-the-cubicle glow): Start with a tinted moisturizer, then add a translucent lip stain to your lips and to the apples of your cheeks. That’s it. Seriously.
We shot this story at the Curtain Bluff resort on the island of Antigua in the West Indies. Besides being a pretty dreamy place to spend a few days, you can get some feel-good vibes knowing that the resort started a fund to help support its local community with educational grants and health care.
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