12 ways to update your look this fall

From the must-have shoe to the retro-red lip, we have a dozen finds
By Product photos by Erik Putz
12 ways to update your look this fall

Put your best foot forward

Sexy stilettos are back! These pointy-toe heels are the quickest way to elongate your legs and spike up your confidence.

Black Alice + Olivia shoes, $298, Browns. Purple Boutique 9 shoes, $165, Nine West.

Black heels, high heels, purple heels, stilettos

Dress up your wrist

Time it right with a vintage-inspired watch. We love the look with jeans and a tee, or with a fancy cocktail dress.

Left, $3,300, Tissot. Right, $145, Timex.

Two chunky watches, Tissot, Timex


Try a retro-red lip

We love this polished, pared-down look for fall. Balance bold, defined brows with a creamy statement lip and a pretty pony. Now leave your cheeks, eyes and lashes bare for an understated yet sophisticated finish.

Model, runway beauty, red lips, Marc by Marc JacobsMarc by Marc Jacobs; Imaxtree

Create a spa at home

Over the years, this luxe Australian eco brand has developed a cult following among beauty insiders. Now — lucky us! — Jurlique will be carried in spas and select retailers across the country. Here's our pick: a gorgeous rose-scented toning mist that hydrates and soothes skin.

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, $40, Sephora.

Jurlique Rosewater Mist bottle

Get glowing cheeks

Brighten up in no time: Dust an illuminating powder blush across your cheeks, browbones and cupid's bow to bring out a radiant complexion.

Lancôme Blush Highlighter in Moonlight Rose, $48.

Lancome blush highlighter


Quench thirsty skin

Fresh start: Brighten and hydrate with this gel-texture lotion. It's the perfect way to prep before applying makeup. Bonus: Your skin will glow so you'll need less foundation.

Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer, $68, Nars.

Vitamin rich: Revive your complexion and relieve tight, uncomfortable skin with the antioxidants and healing power of vitamin E packed into this little pot.

Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream, $11.

Green machine: This luxurious cream — same as the classic version, only lighter! — combines nutrient-rich sea kelp with lime tea extract to hydrate and soothe.

La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream, $170, Holt Renfrew.

Moisturizers, La Mer, Nars Skincare, Garnier Moisturizer

Throw on some campy jewellery

Take a trip down memory lane with these quirky schoolyard-inspired bracelets.

Friendship bracelets, $24 each, Jenny Bird.

String bracelets, friendship braclets, Jenny Bird

Add a little rock 'n' roll

Call us groupies, but we're totally obsessed with this matte ruby shade, inspired by the Rolling Stones.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Mats Lipstick in Rouge Rock, $38, Murale.

Yves Saint Laurent red lipstick tube


Master your makeup routine

Feeling like a beauty novice? These cutie-patootie packages come equipped with everything you need to achieve a flawless face — including an instruction manual.

Benefit Complexion Kits, $36 each.

Benefit complexion kits

Sweep on a smoky eye

Designed by Pantone — the authority on colour trends — this pretty collection of eyeshadows goes from subdued to brilliant. Bonus: The colours can be used dry for a soft look or wet for more drama.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Alchemy of Colour Eyeshadow Palette, $41, Sephora.

Eye shadow palette, Sephora + Pantone, Smoky eye

Make over your work wardrobe

This month American retailer Ann Taylor is opening two locations in Toronto. Look for everything from colourful coats to smart solutions for the office and the weekend. Designer Lisa Axelson knows her stuff and has created a well-edited fall collection, including accessories, shoes and jewellery to make wardrobe building easy. We can't wait to see the holiday pieces. Best of all, you'll be happily surprised by the affordable price tags. And rumour has it more Canadian locations will follow.

Model on stool sitting in front of grey backdrop, work wardrobe


Swipe on a neutral nail

Step away from the neon polish — this season it's all about the nudes. Our favourite shades range from creamy greiges to soft, simple slates.

Clockwise from bottom right: L'Oréal polish in Walk on the Beach, $7. Chanel polish in Frenzy, $27. Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Colour Care polish in Dune, $8. OPI polish in Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh?, $10. Dior Vernis Nude polish in Trench, $24, The Bay. Revlon polish in Elegant, $6.

Neutral nail polish bottles


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