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Cush clogs

When we think of Juicy Couture, we think of pink velour track suits and heavily embellished handbags.

But a suede Birkenstock-style clog? We were surprised, too. We slipped our feet into the ultra-cozy slides and loved the shearling lining and gold link chain detail. $195; for retail locations.

Daytime metallics

Now that we’ve grown accustomed to seeing metallic shoes and bags during daylight hours, it doesn’t feel like such a big leap to wear metallic clothing before sunset.


Tips on how to wear those light-reflecting garments while the sun is up:

• If the fabric is flecked with glitter, make sure the piece doesn't say cocktail or evening wear. The trick is to pick a sporty top, structured jacket, pleated skirt or tailored dress that isn't low cut, too clingy or too bare.

• Wear one piece of metallic at a time and tone it down by pairing it with matte neutrals like this season’s hot hue: gray.

• Find a shine that complements your complexion. Gunmetal, bronze, pewter and brushed gold are good choices this fall.

• Wear "quiet" metallics — subdued sparkle in the form of thread woven into a fabric or knits.

Pucker power

This fall, it’s all about the lips. Red lipstick is back, and that requires pouty, full — dare we say Angelina Jolie? — pucker power. With so many lip plumpers touting instant inflation, we put one tester up to the challenge.



Lip Plump, primer for full sexy lips, $20 for 0.25 ounces, and Sephora stores.

Pout perfect: "I know I’ll never have ‘Angelina’ lips, but is it too much to hope for ever-so-slightly pouty?"

Pucker power: "A very different approach. It works not with a tingle, but with a smudge, filling in fine lines on your lips. In this case, smooth equals plump."

Plump fiction? "This one is a keeper. It gave my lips an elegant, made-up look, but didn’t get in the way of my regular lipstick."

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