Style Savvy: November Favorites

Questions posed to me more often than not consist of my personal style. Fashion, beauty and lifestyle have been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. Style is, after all, a personal artistic reflection of ourselves, which we can easily share with others. The many components of what style is made up of today is more versatile and prevalent than ever and is most popularly reflected through attire, hairstyle and makeup.

So when someone pays me the compliment of asking how I style my hair, what lipstick color am I wearing or where I got those cute shoes, I am more than happy to share the proverbial wealth, so someone else may have as much fun with style as I do. And so, my friends, for my first article with Pulse, I am going to share with you my go-to November favorites, in the hopes that you will enjoy trying these products and fashion finds as much as I do. So in honor of our Style issue, sit back, grab a coffee, ready your wallets and prepare to dive into my Top 5 picks for this month.

5. The Slip-on Sneaker
This comfortable take on the traditional sneaker is both super cool and super convenient (especially for those of us who are too lazy to even dream of dealing with tying our shoes). Slip-ons are a great way to incorporate the athleisure trend while still making attire office or school appropriate. If you’re feeling adventurous, try slip-ons styled with a cool texture such as velvet, suede or faux fur.

4. Sephora Collection Lip Stain
This lipstick is the No. 1 thing that I have been consistently questioned on. This comfortable and non-drying matte formula comes in 40 colors and  rivals the liquid lipsticks of high-end fashion houses. With a color for everyone, there’s no reason not to give this fab find a go!

3. The ’70s-Inspired Striped Sweater
There’s a reason that Spongebob had an entire song dedicated to this staple. Give sweater-wearing season a fresh new vibe by incorporating neutral colors and bold blocking stripes into your fall-winter wardrobe.

2. The Crossbody Bag
This has been big for the past few seasons, and I don’t foresee it going anywhere anytime soon. Reason being? It is simply much easier to style and toss on a light crossbody bag rather than having to lug around it’s much heavier cousin ‑ the oversized tote. Almost every brand and fashion house has a  version of this ever-versatile and easy accessory, so there are options for every personal style and budget.

1. Leggings
I know that almost everyone has heard this one before: Leggings are not pants. As it turns out, however, athleisure is making a serious comeback this season, so now they can be. They can be dressed up or down with other athleisure pieces, but can also be given a grown-up vibe with a tunic top and a pair of cute flats. So take advantage of this comfy, casual style while you can.

April Goddard is a beauty and fashion blogger who lives in Central Massachusetts.