April is inherently important – and awkward – for style as the weather begins to change. And for that, we picked out five must-have essentials to survive the Spring transition.
The sun is finally shining (sometimes) you it’s essential that you protect your eyes. Sunglasses, and fashionable ones at that are necessary.
Quay is my new obsession. It’s an Australian brand that makes sunglasses for both men and women. You can buy them online or in stores (at Urban Outfitters). I have three pairs and my roommate has four and they are amazingly budget friendly with prices ranging from $55 to $60.
2. Eye Drops
April flowers bring May flowers, and those bring allergies. But since the weather is weird and spring comes one week and is out the next, everyone’s allergies are out of control. You will need eye drops and plenty of them. I personally prefer Refresh and Visine, they are gentle, easy on the eyes and great for contact wearers.
3. Mascara/ Eyelash Curler
Nothing puts a sparkle in my step or my eye quite like sunshine. This is why you need to really stock up some great mascara so you can accentuate that sparkle even more. I enjoy wearing two to three different mascaras at once and apply with a nice layer technique. First I like to curl them, really any eyelash curler will do but my favorite is the Laura Mercier Eyelash Curler, it’s easy to hold and really gets the edge of the eyelash super well.
Then I use great lash mascara and follow up with the purple mascara, be careful how much you put on because you don’t want it to be clumpy. Go slowly and start from the root of the eyelash and move your way up. Trust me your eyes will sparkly.
4. For the guys: A light cologne
That heavy musky cologne you used to use in the winter won’t work anymore with this light spring weather. It’s time to lay off that axe and pick up something a little more subtle. Perhaps a nice body wash and a scented deodorant? I’m not sure how men’s scents work but this seems like it should be enough. I one time wore my dad’s deodorant and I smelled like a musky man all day. I actually enjoyed it, assuming this is how it works. Also I don’t know if aftershave has a scent or not but I’m assuming this can also be scented and used like cologne.
5. An activity that forces you to do something besides sit inside your apartment all day and roll around in your own filth.
Although it may not be 70 degrees, it’s also not 30 so it’s time to get your ass out of the house and do something. Brunch, movie, beer hall, something. UCB offers free or $5 shows on the weekends and The Museum of Natural History has an AWESOME dinosaur exhibit for $22, it’s like really amazing. You can go to the Highline, take one of those cheesy tourists double decker buses around the city or just TAKE A WALK. Really there’s no excuse anymore.