Updating Your Personal Style - Getting Out of a Fashion Rut
These five women step out of their fashion and beauty comfort zones and into a distinctive, updated look that celebrates her unique point of view.
By Jenny Bailly and Clarissa Cruz
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the January 2013 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
44, freelance photographer
My style icon is: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Three adjectives that describe my look: sporty, young, carefree
When it comes to makeup: I'm a minimalist
How she wants to look: Creative and youthful but not age-inappropriate.
How she got stuck: A single mother of three with an on-the-go lifestyle, Kristen began pairing her jeans with her 12-year-old son's Converse sneakers and hoodies just to save time.
The Fashion Fix
A bright button-down with a thin sweater and menswear-inspired jacket is as easy to wear as a tee and hoodie. Racing-stripe cropped pants are a stylish alternative to boot-cut jeans; brogues let Kristen retire her son's sneakers without sacrificing comfort. "I'm very casual, but I still feel like myself in this," she says.
The Beauty Assist
Colorist Gina Gilbert of the Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon in New York City painted golden streaks over Kristen's grown-out highlights for a beachy look that won't need frequent touch-ups. By adding long layers, Domingo brought polish to her easy style. A moisturizing foundation evens out Kristen's dry skin. Sandy dabbed a creamy pink blush on her cheeks and lips for a fresh, unfussy effect.
Next: How to create Kristen's look
After: Shirt, Equipment, $198, equipmentfr.com. Sweater, Diesel, $310, diesel.com. Jacket, Araks, araks.com. Pants, Trina Turk, $238, trinaturk.com. Bracelet, Coach, $48, coach.com. Clutch, Diane von Furstenberg, 212-940-2516. Shoes, Cole Haan, colehaan.com.