May 29, 2013 Ashley Rebecca Looks

Easy Summer Style and Beauty From Lemon Stripes

Summer beauty ideas
With so many great summer fashion and beauty trends to try, sometimes it’s tough to figure out what looks good with what. Naturally, we turned to style blogger extraordinaire, Julia Dzafic of Lemon Stripes, to get the lowdown on what to wear, where. Whether you've got a case of the Mondays (so much worse in the summer) or have exciting plans for the weekend, Dzafic is here to guide you to your most fashionable self yet. And of course, we wouldn’t be makeup.com without a hearty dose of well…makeup, so we’ve matched each stunning outfit with our favorite beauty look.
summer beauty ideas
The Work Day: Going to a 9-5 every day can get dull (it’s called the daily grind for a reason), but if you dress in cheerful colors, it brightens up not only your day but everyone else’s too. If you color-block from head to toe, we bet you'll see an improvement in your office mood. Seriously, try it!  Of course you have to keep it classy with conservative cuts and not too many wild patterns.
Seen on Julia: Dress: J.Crew | Belt: Kate Spade Saturday | Necklace: Jojo Loves You | Purse: The Cambridge Satchel Company
Beauty Talk: A polished beauty look is essential for the workweek. Julia wears Giorgio Armani Rouge D'Armani Lipstick in 102, NARS Blush in Gaiety, and essie polish in Sunday Funday.
The Weekend: Keep it comfy—it’s the weekend for goodness sake! Comfort, however, doesn’t mean shabby: a loose blouse with your favorite jeans and a dash of sparkle does just the trick for a brunch with the girls or a picnic in the park.
Seen on Julia: Shirt: Zara | Jeans: J.Crew | Necklace: C. Wonder | Earrings and Bangles: Loren Hope
Beauty Talk: Even if you’re keeping your outfit low key, weekends are a great time to experiment with makeup. Reach for that hot pink lipstick or nail polish you’ve been meaning to try!
The Date Night: Keep it sexy and funky by dressing up shorts instead of a skirt for a romantic evening out. Add some bling, slip on a pair of heels, and you're bound to have the night of your life (sartorially speaking, at least).
Seen on Julia: Shirt: American Apparel | Shorts: Basix
Beauy Talk: A bold lipstick or accentuated eyeliner is all it takes to amp it up a notch for night or weekend. Julia wears MAC lipstick in Girl About Town, tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Black and essie polish in Sunday Funday.
Which look do you prefer: polished weekday or fun weekend? Tweet us your answers @makeupdotcom.
Photos: Rebecca Dale Photography for Makeup.com
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