Celebrate your beauty via elaborate braids and defined lips and eyes — don't be afraid to add piles of jewelry to the mix.
On hair: TIGI Style Treats Flexible Finishing Hairspray. On face: Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Bronze Powder in Soft Radiance. On brows: Dior Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brown Pencil.
Top, $5,225, Dolce & Gabbana; necklace, price upon request, Emilio Pucci; earrings, $295, bronze chain-link bracelet, $870, bronze buckle bracelet, $1,585, green-stone bracelet, price upon request, yellow-stone ring, $295, square green-stone ring, $395, round brass ring, $215, crisscross brass ring, $250, Stephen Dweck; silver ring, $3,000, Stella Flame; scarf, editor's own.
Ignore the "rules" and pair attention-getting hair with a statement lip.
On hair: Pureology Precious Oil Versatile Caring Oil. On face: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light. On lips: MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger.
Dress, $3,650, Gucci; scarves, $329 to $556, Etro; earrings, $825, Roberto Cavalli; necklace, $2,000, Stella Flame.
Get a rope (or two)! Try modernizing traditional plaits by emulsifying texturizer between your palms, then firmly rub right into the finished braids for a cool, rustic edge.
On hair: Dove Style+Care Frizz-Free Shine Cream-Serum. On face: Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base. On eyes: Givenchy Magic Kajal Eye Pencil in Magic Black.
Dress, $2,950, Viktor & Rolf; earrings & moth necklace, prices upon request, shell necklace (worn in hat and hair), $2,060, Stephen Dweck; hat, editor's own.
The new "Goth-lite" is more pretty than scary. When it comes to dark lips, leave the rest of your face looking fresh.
On hair: Garnier Fructis Sleek Finish 5-in-1 Serum Spray With Argan Oil. On eyes: Bobbi Brown Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara in Black. On lips: Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Cocoa.
Dress, price upon request, Rodarte; black headband, $398, Jennifer Behr; black flower clip, $45, Ban.do; earring, $640, Ugo Cacciatori; necklace, price upon request, Sara Weinstock.
Don't worry, it's not lit. But this season's jewel tones (a fuchsia lip here, emerald nails there) will give you a beauty buzz.
On hair: John Frieda Luxurious Volume Blow-Dry Lotion Root Booster. On lips: Lancôme L'Absolu Nu Replenishing and Enhancing Lipcolor in Rouge Resille. On nails: Essie Nail Lacquer in Stylenomics.
Top, $2,495, Chloé; earrings, $350, bronze stacked ring, $250, Pamela Love; cross necklace, $2,200, short bead necklace, $4,600, Me&Ro; long bead necklace, price upon request, Sara Weinstock; green-stone ring, $2,555, Stella Flame; crosshatch ring, $68, Julie Vos; silver band ring & scarves, editor's own.
Jumpsuit, $3,195, Stella McCartney; headband, $255, Jennifer Ouellette; earrings, $80, Ben-Amun.
Hair: Ward Stegerhoek at Bryan Bantry Agency. Makeup: Vicky Steckel for Dior Addict at Bryan Bantry Agency.