Since last Tuesday, when Lauren Bacall died, I have been obsessed with all of the photographs of her that have deluged the internet. Many I had seen before, as I have a fascination for women and style from the 40s and 50s, some I had not. All the while internet-stalking this amazing woman, I thought about what she taught us about style -- beyond "The Look." To me, she symbolizes sensuality over sexuality, casual elegance over self-conscious self-curation.
1. You can never go wrong with a bright red lip. My Mom always told me that the more tired (or grumpy) I was, the brighter my lipstick should be. A red lip always makes a statement, so find your perfect shade of red. It dresses up jeans and a tank top, and is the perfect accessory to the LBD.