Meaning “shaded” in French, ombre basically describes color graduated in tone from dark to light or vice versa. And ombre is everywhere this season, from coats and sweaters to dresses and accessories. Here are some of our fave ombre pieces…
Hot new hair color trend: “splashlights,” which colorist Aura Friedman describes as giving “the effect that a laser beam is hitting your hair at a certain spot.” The lighter color is applied to a horizontal section of hair all the way around and, best of all, I figure out that this is kind of like getting two dye-jobs in one. As the look grows out and you get your ends cut, it transforms into the regular ol’ ombre effect. Cool! I get that this is an edgy thing to try, but with muted tones, I think it would look beautiful on just about anyone. Hmm, I think it’s time to make a hair appointment. [Allure] [Photos: Chelsea Lauren/Stringer]
One of the biggest trends in makeup application right now is ombre lips, in which lipstick is applied so that the color goes from dark to light, just as ombre hair is dark at the roots and light at the ends. Clicking around the web, it’s clear that people are wearing ombre lips in a variety of ways, some putting the lighter shade in the center of the lip, while the more daring leave a dark berry stain in the center and a lighter color around the lip line. Of the latter, which I think looks like your sucked on a ring pop for 20 hours, Jessica is especially not a fan. She thinks it looks like you have a dirty mouth. I think it’s kind of cool, so I gave it a shot but it just didn’t not work on my sad, thin lips. Oh wellz.
I just got my polished paws on Deborah Lippmann’s Run The World (Girls) summer mini set. With this many hawt neon shades at my fingertips, I just had to take ‘em for a spin with an ombré fade. It’s a look right off the Spring 2012 runway. But the best part is, it’s an easy technique and the perfect way to dip your toes in the nail art pool. So don’t be afraid to dive in! Here’s how you can do up your digits all dayglo …
Must Haves: You’ll need a squishy makeup sponge and three awesomely different shades. I’m all about my new neons, but you can feel free to switch it up. One of my fave combos is turquoise, deep blue, and black. No matter what colors you choose, lay them down lightest to darkest.
We love the look of ombre anything, and these denim cutoffs are no exception. Want to customize a pair of your own this weekend? It’s super easy–all you need is RIT dye and a bucket (or a sink, or an empty potato salad container, or whatever). We think a lighter colored denim would look amazing with a cobalt blue dye, but hey, there’s only one way to find out! [Honestly WTF]
Photographer Tommy Ton snapped this photo of stylist and Dazed fashion editor Katie Shillingford, who’s in Paris for Fashion Week. She certainly took Drew Barrymore’s light-roots-dark-ends style to a whole ‘nother level with this ombre dye job. Perhaps this is going to be the next big thing in hair, kind of the opposite of frosted tips, which were huge for guys in the ’90s. [Jak & Jil] Keep reading »
We’ve noticed Ombré fashion everywhere this season. Ombré is a French term meaning “shaded.” Have you ever noticed a shirt or something else that gradiates from a light color to a darker color? Well that’s ombré. Since wearing bands of color is difficult for some people, you can also find ombré accessories. Gloves, handbags and even shoes, basically anything you can think of. So after the jump check out our picks for this season’s best ombré finds. Keep reading »