Just the thought of autumn signaling the end of leisurely Fridays and weekend road trips can bring on a case of summertime sadness. But before taking your favourite crop top and shorts out for a final spin, keep in mind that the first chilly days of fall weather are still several glorious weeks away. So what's a girl to do before breaking out the fresh cashmere and unearthing the hairbrush after weeks of natural, beachy waves? Take a look at 5 beauty trends that defined the sunny season – and take advantage of them before temperatures drop and new trends arise!
From haircuts to popular lip colours and nail trends, here are 5 beauty trends to wear one last time before summer comes to an end.
BEAUTY TRENDS TO SAY GOODBYE TOO WHEN FALL ARRIVES
THE SHOULDER-LENGTH CUT
What started out as a flattering cure for long-hair boredom was catapulted to the chop of the season when celebrities like Cara Delevigne, Hailey Baldwin and Kendall Jenner cropped their long layers to a healthy, shoulder-skimming length. The look kept sweat-inducing long hair an issue of the past and offered up a modern, more mature look for those who dared to try it. Who knew a sensible haircut could hold that much cool-girl appeal?
If you aren't ready to start growing out your short locks just yet, give them one last chop before winter arrives and thick, long hair becomes a must!
No-makeup makeup and tousled hair 'dos may be the markers of fun-in-the-sun beauty, but that didn't stop celebs like Beyonce from dipping into the darker end of the makeup palette and proving that moody lips can make a knockout summer look. The dark lipstick look of the summer? Matte brown lipstick, inspired by some of the most iconic looks of the '90s. While we were happy to see this throwback beauty trend on the spring/summer 2016 runways, we're glad to see new lipstick trends popping up on fall/winter ones.
While cool-girl boxer braids began as a pre-emptive strike against humidity-induced frizz, they soon became the go-to hairstyle of the summer, not to mention, street style's favourite answer to one super hot season. Just ask celebs like Bella Hadid who used the look to compliment their cool girl outfits and give us some major style inspiration. And while we'd love to see this look continue on into fall, we'll need a hairstyle that covers our ears when the snow begins to fall!
Just when we thought that the bare manicure was primed for a revival, along came celebs like Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, and more with out-of-this-world neon, metallic and glitter manicures that proved you can reinvigorate your entire look with a single standout detail.
For fall 2016, ditch the loud colours and glittery formulas for cozy shades of burgundy, red, burnt orange, navy and army green.
HALF-UP HALF-DOWN HAIR
The half-up half-down hairstyle is one that we first spotted at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival on L'Oreal muses Doutzen Kroes , Eva Longoria and Bianca Balti , and again recently on it-girls like Kendall Jenner. While we're definitely on board with the half-up half-down knot, the style was one of many breezy summer looks that need to be reimagined for fall 2016.