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Backstage Beauty: A Fall Style Guide with Kat Tanita

Sweaters are on store shelves, boots are back, and we’re swapping out summer hair and makeup with options that are deeper and more dimensional. For NYC-based fashion-and-beauty star, Kat Tanita—creator of the popular style site With Love From Kat—the seductive season signals a head-to-toe style refresh. To help you breeze through that transition, we sent Kat on the hunt for fall’s hottest new looks; an edited collection of trends and tips that takes cool to a whole new level…



kat-trends-5“Two new tricks for those non-shampoo days: Joico’s Instant Refresh—the ULTIMATE dry shampoo that adds tons of texture and shine—and a phenomenal floppy hat. The bigger, the better right now!”







“Brave pops of color are amazing for fall; and they’re such an easy addition to classic black. I’m really loving intense cobalt.”







“Over-the-knee boots are my must-haves—especially cool when you team them with head-to-toe black and unexpectedly feminine, loosely-curled hair. (Tip of the day: Before you reach for any heat-styling tool, spritz on Joico’s IronClad Thermal Protectant Spray; it provides a barrier that totally saves my hair when the temperatures dip in NYC.”)





“Feminine florals and lace are all over the place—I love them in punchy shades, like scarlet-red and intense blue. And just when things get too ladylike, throw on a pair of mirrored shades that takes the seriousness down a notch.”

Kat Fall fashion trends 1“I love the new undone, free-flowing hair on the horizon—kind of loose without looking like it’s trying too hard. To get that perfect texture, I reach for Flip Turn Volumizing Finishing Spray, which super-charges hair with body from any angle. The deep burgundy lip balances things by adding a sophisticated polish.”


Kat fall fashion trends 2“It’s all about mixing things up right now: patterns and texture; solids with bold, graphic prints; shoes with a sweet surprise; hair that’s ladylike but still chill. To amp up the shine, I always start fall with Moisture Recovery Duo—it literally transforms my tresses so I can create healthy curls.”


kat fall fashion trends 3“The one thing you have to have is a trench coat—it’s classic, durable, and a welcome layer on those chilly days. But I shake things up a bit…pairing the structured coat with uber-casual denim and a really bold, red lip.”


kat fall fashion trends 4“When you’re trying to elevate a low-key outfit, now’s the season to throw on memorable scarf; in a pinch, it can double as a head-wrap and show off a great, new hair-color. To make that investment last, it’s also smart to add Joico’s Color Endure to your daily repertoire.”







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