Style

HowStuffWorks has everything you need to look great through every phase of your life. We know that your style changes as your life changes and we've got tips on hair, makeup, accessories and fashion that will help you look your best and always look like you.


You don't have to conduct a complete overhaul to freshen up your spring wardrobe. Use these tips to breathe new life into your spring looks!

Skinny jeans bounce in and out of style regularly, but they don't look good on everyone. How can the right shoes improve your look in skinny jeans?

Sequined dresses really stand out. So what kind of shoes best complement them?

Color blocking is all the rage these days, but there's a right way and a wrong way to do it. Here's how.

Whether you love or hate large prints, our guide will help you decide which is best for you.

Sometimes the best look for tonight's party might be a dress from decades earlier. Which vintage styles are best?

Can you pass off that old skirt in the back of your closet as vintage? The answer is....it depends.

If you don't believe in makeup testing on animals, you might be surprised to find out what your makeup brushes are made from. Luckily, there's an alternative to supporting cruelty toward animals.

Do your eyes have it? Creating the perfect "come hither" look doesn't have to be difficult -- you just have to know what to do to get it.

Mascara is a makeup bag essential, whether you want a natural look or want to go all out. But how does such a simple item extend your lashes out to infinity?

Summer has arrived, but your wardrobe looks so last season. Don't despair – we can help you get you from frumpy to fab in 5 easy steps.

If you want a prettier pout, a product called "lip plumper" sounds like a no-brainer, right? It would – but how does it give you that bee-stung look?

Face facts: Skinny jeans are here to stay. What should you wear with these tight denim numbers to look like a fashion champ?

While an oval face shape may generally be considered the most balanced, almost everyone would like to play up their best features or downplay minor flaws. Learn how to make friends with highlighter and bronzer, and sculpt your best look yet.

Of course your makeup colors shouldn't clash with your nails or your outfit, but should they all be the same shade?

If you weren't born with the so-called "ideal" oval facial structure, take heart! These simple contouring tricks add balance and structure to a heart-shaped face to help you look and feel your best.

Don't settle for tinted moisturizer in the same basic shades; mix up your own batch at home to create a customized color that's just right for your face.

Is matching your bag to your shoes stylish or stale? What are the pros and cons?

If you enjoy the occasional mani/pedi, but shy away from the possibility of unsterilized tools, it might be time to start toting your own to the nail salon.

Finding the best makeup at the best price means watching out for sales, checking for online deals, and stocking up when you see those prices drop. But it also depends on the item.

Whether you live to shop or hate to set foot in the mall, you've got to do it at some point! We've got some great tips for you, whether you're doing a quick solo trip or an all-day fiesta with the girls.

Colored jeans can brighten up a fall, winter, spring or summer wardrobe. What are the dos and don'ts of donning hued jeans?

Models in their off-duty wear tend to favor some ultracasual standards -- all mixed with an eye for fashion, of course. Which model-ready items might already be in your closet?

The perfect dress makes you feel not only your most beautiful, but also your most comfortably "you." But where to start when there are so many colors, styles and lengths to choose from?

A round face is nothing to be ashamed of. After all, Drew Barrymore and Charlize Theron fall into the round face camp. But if you want to make your visage look a bit slimmer, here are some tips.