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How To Style A Sundress by cakestyle featuring sling back shoesJ.Crew j crew shirt / Tory Burch ballet flat shoes / Ancient Greek Sandals sling back shoes / Gorjana bracelet jewelry, $33 / Madewell


J.Crew j crew shirt / Tory Burch ballet flat shoes / Ancient Greek Sandals sling back shoes / Gorjana bracelet jewelry, $33 / Madewell
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Equipment silk tie front blouse, $180 / Vero Moda , $25 / Paul & Joe Sister / Vince Camuto jewelry / Kate Spade jewelry / Banana Republic
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Equipment silk blouse, $240 / Ted Baker / Pieces flat shoes / Chan Luu / Giles & Brother wrap bracelet / House of Harlow 1960 multi color necklace
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Equipment sheer chiffon blouse / Citizens of Humanity destroyed skinny jeans / Carven pleated skirt / AllSaints bandeau bra / Diane Von Furstenberg platform wedge sandals / Leopard print flat, $165 / Rebecca Minkoff real leather handbag / Gorjana leather jewelry, $33
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Cole Haan maryjane shoes / Rebecca Minkoff silver handbag, $260 / J.Crew neon jewelry
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Ask A Stylist | Fall Lipstick Trends

What’s the hot lipstick for this fall? What does it look best with, and where should we skip it?
—Zina, Santa Monica, CA

We asked one of our CakeStylists, Lory, to answer this great question. Here’s her response:

For this fall, we’re seeing a lot of wine red shades - it’s toned down from the bright reds and oranges for the summer, but still a bold statement look. With lipstick, we’d recommend avoiding matching your lipstick to your clothes. Sure, if you’re wearing a black lace top with wine red accents, that’s fine - but don’t wear wine red lipstick and wine red skinny jeans. Never get too matchy-matchy! We also recommend avoiding pairing your lipstick with a piece it clashes with - so, with wine red, don’t pair it with a bright orange cardigan.

Check out the collection of varying shades and hues of wine red lipstick we collected above! Wine red varies a lot - it can simply be a darker shade of hot red (which is still very bright), or it can look pretty close to a brownish-red or brick red. Check out this great piece by DailyCandy to learn how to choose the best red lipstick for your skin tone (but also remember that these rules aren’t strict - wear whatever you feel fabulous in!).
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Ask A Stylist | Fall Lipstick Trends

What’s the hot lipstick for this fall? What does it look best with, and where should we skip it?

—Zina, Santa Monica, CA

We asked one of our CakeStylists, Lory, to answer this great question. Here’s her response:

For this fall, we’re seeing a lot of wine red shades - it’s toned down from the bright reds and oranges for the summer, but still a bold statement look. With lipstick, we’d recommend avoiding matching your lipstick to your clothes. Sure, if you’re wearing a black lace top with wine red accents, that’s fine - but don’t wear wine red lipstick and wine red skinny jeans. Never get too matchy-matchy! We also recommend avoiding pairing your lipstick with a piece it clashes with - so, with wine red, don’t pair it with a bright orange cardigan.

Check out the collection of varying shades and hues of wine red lipstick we collected above! Wine red varies a lot - it can simply be a darker shade of hot red (which is still very bright), or it can look pretty close to a brownish-red or brick red. Check out this great piece by DailyCandy to learn how to choose the best red lipstick for your skin tone (but also remember that these rules aren’t strict - wear whatever you feel fabulous in!).

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Do you have a style question that only a CakeStylist could answer! Ask us anything at questions@cakestyle.com!

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How to Wear Metallic Oxfords by cakestyle featuring silk tops
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Ask A CakeStylist | Matchy Matchy

"Can you wear shoes that match the color of your dress? Not black-on-black, but something like a cobalt blue dress with cobalt blue shoes."
—Sara, Chicago

We asked one of our CakeStylists, Kait, to tackle this question. Here’s what she had to say:

"We actually love mixing in different hues with your shoes because it’s refreshing! We do not like matching your shoes to your dress - it looks weird. Our rule would be to wear the darker hue on top and the lighter hue on the bottom, and the more extreme the color difference, the better! Don’t try to wear colors that are really close in hue - it will look like they’re trying to match.”

Based on Kait’s solid advice, we came up with the example above: a deep purple Peter Som tweed sheath dress with three different colors of heels you could wear with it. We think a cherry red, a light mint green, or a bright chartreuse pair of shoes would work well with this subdued shade of purple. 
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Got a question that only a CakeStylist could answer? Ask us at questions@cakestyle.com!

Ask A CakeStylist | Matchy Matchy


"Can you wear shoes that match the color of your dress? Not black-on-black, but something like a cobalt blue dress with cobalt blue shoes."

—Sara, Chicago

We asked one of our CakeStylists, Kait, to tackle this question. Here’s what she had to say:

"We actually love mixing in different hues with your shoes because it’s refreshing! We do not like matching your shoes to your dress - it looks weird. Our rule would be to wear the darker hue on top and the lighter hue on the bottom, and the more extreme the color difference, the better! Don’t try to wear colors that are really close in hue - it will look like they’re trying to match.”

Based on Kait’s solid advice, we came up with the example above: a deep purple Peter Som tweed sheath dress with three different colors of heels you could wear with it. We think a cherry red, a light mint green, or a bright chartreuse pair of shoes would work well with this subdued shade of purple. 

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Got a question that only a CakeStylist could answer? Ask us at questions@cakestyle.com!