SUMMER Olympics 2016 Fashion Ready!

Summer this year means, hot weather, bikinis and the Rio 2016 Olympics! Even though we are jealous of anyone who is going to Brazil to experience the Olympics first hand, we have a few tips to help you enjoy it to the max. Even if you aren’t a fan of sports, we are certain it will be fun to get dressed up to go out to any of the sports events. If you don’t have a clue what to wear, we are here to make sure you don’t strike out with your look. Summer Olympics 2016… here we go!

Screen Shot 2016-08-02 at 10.09.57 AMFor clothing, don’t be afraid to be traditional. Think team tee shirts, jerseys etc. Be sure to check out MLB Clothing here. You can mix and match bottom options including, shorts, skirts or Capri pants. If you don’t want to blend into the crowd, you can also try dressing in the team’s colors. Try a summery maxi dress with a scarf.

For shoes, you want to think comfortable. Most people there will be in sneakers or sandals. You can step up your game by sporting a pair of fashion forward FLAT sandals. Yes, I said FLAT such as Tory Burch’s Miller Flip Flops. They are super cute and come in a variety of colors perfect for whatever your team colors are. Next onto accessories, team accessories are cute, but the key is remembering less is more!

A purse is a must for ANY sporting event. You’ll want something small and simple,  that’s light and has room for the essentials and a small tube of sunscreen. Lipstick is important for two reasons, to moisturize your lips and add a pop of color to your face. Top lipsticks include: Clarins’ Rouge Eclat in “Rose Praline,” or Kat von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in “Countess.” Next, powder is important to blot up any excess oil that might be on your face. Top summer picks are: Bare Minerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, Broad Spectrum SPF 25 (great for oily skin) and Neutrogena Healthy Skin Pressed Powder (goes on great and doesn’t look cakey). Last but not least, don’t forget sunscreen! Experts recommend if you are using it on your face, you need to have an SPF of at least 30. If you are getting sunscreen for your whole body, the higher the SPF the better. Check out the travel section for a small tube to keep in your purse.

Screen Shot 2016-08-02 at 10.10.10 AMNow onto hair, long haired lasses need to get the hair up off your neck. Step your game up sporting more than a ponytail. Pull hair into a high pony and lock down any flyways with an elastic headband laid about an inch from your hairline. Smooth any flyways with Olea E Serum. Next,wrap the length of your pony into a bun, twisting as you go, and secure with an elastic band or bobby pins.After that, Use a pencil or the end of a tail comb to evenly lift the section of hair between the headband and your bun for volume.

Or dare to take a walk on the wild side and try the half up ponytail bun. Brush your hair out with a hairbrush. Take a comb and separate your hair and then take the top half of your hair in your hands. Comb that section with a bristle brush and secure your hair with an elastic. Then pull your hair back through the elastic to make a small bun on the top of your head.

Another option is the classic french braid. Check out this video tutorial.

Start by taking a section from the top of the head. Separate this section into 3 strands crossing right over middle and then left over middle, as if you were doing a Basic Braid. Switch all of the strands over to your left hand and keep strands separated. You can now gather a small even section from the right side of the head with your right hand and add it to the right strand.

Bring the strand you have just added to, over to the middle and bring the middle strand to the right. Then switch hands keeping all strands separate, so your left hand will be free. Gather a section of hair from the left side of the head. Add this to the left strand.

Then, bring the left strand over to the middle and bring the middle section to the left. As you follow these steps, try to keep your hands close to the head so the braid will be tight. Repeat the 2nd and 3rd steps until there is no hair available to add. Finish style with a Basic Braid and fasten with an elastic.

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