The Cargo Cutie’s Guide to Clothing
1. Keep the colors washed: When wearing two styles, one extreme will ‘pop’ more than the other if it carries bolder colors. The easiest way to maintain balance is to keep vividness of the color palette consistent throughout the look.
2. Add the Opposite Accessory: A simple chain-belt can toughen up any pencil skirt. Likewise, a bow one can doll up a pair of cargo pants.
3. Utilize Texture: Soften a few cargo-style design details with unstructured or silky fabrics and add structure to some girly pieces with fabrics like bouclés; this will create a smooth transition between the items.4. Must-have-Metallic: Attract light to the looks with metallic details like buckles, zips, and chains. The shapes are tough, but in an ultra-polished gold, they items act like jewelry–what could be more pretty?
The Cargo Cutie’s Guide to Makeup
1. 1. A gold shadow will instantly toughen a makeup look without veering too-far-from natural. A yellow or orange based gold will reference Australian safari sunrises, a nice tie-in to the cargo theme. Keep the intensity-of-color and shapes soft to achieve the same balance as the clothing. Use a brown-based eyeliner with gold tones and one sweep of dark-brown mascara to draw attention to the eye without creating too-much-boldness.
2. Go with a matte lip to counter the metallic eye. Line the lips in a natural color before applying a light layer of a peach-based matte lipstick, which will not compete with the gold eyes as they both have warm undertones. Blot twice so the finish appears natural–a balance to the obvious makeup on the eye.
3. Get sun-kissed cheeks with warm-toned bronzing beads that have a hint of peach or coral tones mixed in. Sweep it in the hollow under the cheekbone and blend up onto the bottom half of the cheek to create natural-looking shadows on the face. Blend with a gold-undernoted or ivory-colored highlighter placed on the high planes of the cheekbones and slightly above them to brighten the face.