TikTok trends for your makeup routine, do they really work?
Viral videos on TikTok range from dances, to food trends, but there is also a big following when it comes to makeup hacks. The only issue is, which ones work and which don’t? Local 4 Style Editor Jon Jordan checked out out the latest makeup trends that are circling around the app to share why they may or may not work.
Time to say goodbye to those sweatpants: If you’re going back to work IRL and not sure what to wear, start here
Maybe you’re preparing to return to in-person work. Perhaps you came back to the office months ago. Or maybe you’ll be doing some combination of remote employment and in-office days, balancing Zoom calls from your living room with physical appearances.
Could you get by with a wardrobe of only 7 items?
When it comes to style and fashion, there are plenty of women who have made their mark in the industry. This month Local 4 Style Editor Jon Jordan is going to highlight some women he thinks changed fashion as we know it and he’s starting with Donna Karan. This is a collection of just 7 items that you can mix and match together to make outfits for any occasion. Jon illustrated how this can be done with clothing items he found at the store “Shops On Top” in Detroit. You can see that, and learn what to do if you want to take this approach with your wardrobe, by watching the video above.
Check out how the city is celebrating one local store’s 100th anniversary
The lock down has put many local businesses in a tough spot, but Hot Sam’s Detroit is showing just how resilient the Detroit spirit can be by turning 100 years old this March. Lauren Stovall from Hot Sam’s Detroit stopped by the show to share how the city plans to recognize the store’s historic anniversary, and to show off some of the styles that have kept them in business. The store’s official birthday is on March 18th, which the Detroit City Council will dedicate as “Hot Sam’s Day.”The local holiday will be about acknowledging not just Hot Sam’s, but also other small businesses that have overcome and survived in the city of Detroit. Stovall said Hot Sam’s is best known for its unique and authentic Detroit style, along with quality at an affordable price. “The people want to see us succeed, they want to see us here.”To see more of what Hot Sam’s has in store, watch the video above.
The new jewelry trend that may surprise you
Last week on SNL, host Regé-Jean Page rocked pearl brooches during his opening monologue, and Local style editor Jon Jordan says that this is just the start of jewelry coming back into men’s fashion. It seems that young guys are embracing the trend a bit more readily, but it really can work for anyone. He said that it works for both formal and informal occasions, and it can be as easy as adding a simple metal clip if you’re not ready for pearls. Another friend, who Jordan described as more of a “tough guy”, said he was a more hesitant about trying out jewelry. For more tips from Jon Jordan, watch the video above.
Celebrating Black History Month in style
Live in the D is continuing to celebrate Black History Month and the extraordinary people who have impacted your life in a way you may not have thought about: Style! Local 4 Style Editor, Jon Jordan listed designers and models who have influenced fashion for decades. He mentioned Virgil Abloh who is the creator of the “Off-White” brand. He also mentioned historic designers like Anne Lowe, Willi Smith, and Detroit’s own Tracy Reese. Watch the video to learn more including who designed the wedding dress for a former First Lady.
Charming home steps away from downtown Ann Arbor hits market
ANN ARBOR – This three-bedroom, 1.5-bath home at 722 W. Washington St. is on the market for $420,000. Read: Ann Arbor realtors weigh in on real estate during pandemicOne block from the Ann Arbor YMCA, this home is steps away from all the amenities downtown Ann Arbor has to offer, including Argus Farm Stop, Downtown Home and Garden, Blank Slate Creamery and more. Living room at 722 W. Washington St. in Ann Arbor. (Stylish Detroit)Kitchen at 722 W. Washington St. in Ann Arbor. (Stylish Detroit)Master bedroom at 722 W. Washington St. in Ann Arbor.
How to stay in style while still staying warm
Living in Michigan means dealing with winter weather, but you shouldn’t let the cold stop you from looking your best. Style editor Jon Jordan is back with tips on how you can dress to impress without freezing. Keeping your hands warm is an important first step to dressing warm, so Jordan recommends finding some trendy gloves to pair with your outfit. He said that long gloves mimic the style of an evening glove and can look particularly fashionable with short sleeved or sleeveless shirts. The last trick Jordan showed off for cold weather was turning a fuzzy tote bag into a seat warmer for cold weather outdoor dining.
Fashion trends to be looking out for in 2021
Local 4 Style Editor Jon Jordan is back with a look at what style trends we need to be breaking out of the closet this year, and what it’s time to hang up. Jordan says the big color to incorporate into your wardrobe this year is yellow, especially when paired with earth tones like camel. Men’s fashion is also taking inspiration from the past with fashion ideas from the 1970′s. He says fashion is moving away from the animal prints and over sized advertisements, and you should too. For more fashion advice from Jon Jordan, watch the video above.
Find the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life
Local 4 Style Editor, and self proclaimed fashionista, Jon Jordan has a few tips for how you can keep your style-wise friends and family happy this holiday season. Another colorful gift idea is the Iris Apfel coloring book. Fashionistas are sure to recognize this famous style icon, and the book lets you fill in some of her iconic colorful looks. Jordan also showed off cocktail stirrers with fashion designs at the top which would be a great addition to any home bar. Games are also a great gift idea, like a stylish 3D tic tac toe board which is both entertaining, and a great table decoration.
Keeping warm (and fashionable) in a winter hat
As style editor Jon Jordan points out, this year we’ll be socializing outdoors more than ever, and in Michigan, that means bundling up. Jordan says to start with the basics, since there are so many options for knit hats. Jordan also showed off a hat with a removable pom pom, which he says makes it more versatile for whatever occasion you’re dressing for. Another big hat trend this year is the bucket hat. For more fashion advice from Jon Jordan, watch the video above.
Repair damaged winter hair with these easy tricks
Winter air and dry heat from blasting furnaces can leave your hair looking less than flawless. Style Editor Jon Jordan shared his tips on combating winter frizz. He said if you’re looking to tone down brassy tones and maintain dyes, purple shampoos will help retain the vibrant color. If you’re looking to enhance darker tones, try dark brown shampoos. Jordan also gave a few tips on promoting general hair health, including haircare vitamins, and nourishing shampoos.
Want to save some money or declutter your bathroom? Try these multipurpose beauty products
We could all stand to save a few bucks whenever we can, so why not declutter your bathroom and start using some beauty products that can do more than one thing? StyleWise style editor Jon Jordan is well versed when it comes to beauty products, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to condensing your inventory and only using the products that you really need in your daily life. You can obviously use the product for washing your hair, but Jordan suggests you try it as a body wash, as well. Another great product that can be used in different ways is something men may have in their bathroom: beard oil. There are lots of other things Jordan recommends, so watch the entire video to get all the tips from a professional.
This makeup routine will have you ready in 10 minutes or less
Getting ready for dinner with the girls or having a date night with your partner can always be such a rush when you’re a busy person, but we guarantee this makeup routine will have you ready to go and out the door in 10 minutes -- or maybe even faster. Katrina has been doing this for years, so if anyone knows how to put on an elegant face of makeup quickly, it’s her. Let’s say you’re going to work, so you do a simple and quick makeup base before you head out the door in the morning. You already have a great primer for the more dramatic makeup to come later in the day. By the time you’re ready to to go out at night, you just have to let your hair down and you’ve got tons of volume to work with.
Try out these style DIYs for a new look!
Local 4 Style Editor Jon Jordan has some tips for re-purposing what you already own to follow some of the trendiest looks of 2020. Inspired by recent runway looks, Jordan has a few ideas on how to bring metallics into your wardrobe. You can get the look yourself by taking inspiration from his work with just some sharpies and a cloth bag. Jordan said his favorite hack was to borrow some style designs from Gucci, who is known for their fur-lined slippers. He said you can replicate the look on a budget with some faux fur from the craft store and an old pair of shoes.
Here’s what to keep in mind when picking a handbag this fall
This Saturday is National Handbag Day and Local 4 Style Editor Jon Jordan has plenty of advice on how to celebrate. He says he loves the versatility of handbags because they’re a great, functional way to show off your personality. One trend Jordan said is big this season is whimsy. One mask he showed even came with a matching set of earrings, so get creative! Check out more tips for the fall season in the video above.
How to rock metallic fashion this fall
Metallic pieces have always had a reputation as a night time fashion staple, but Local 4 Style Editor Jon Jordan has tips on how to bring them into the daytime. The point of metallic, Jordan said, is anything and everything. Jordan said if you’re new to the metallic trend, you can start small, with silver eye shadow, nails, or accessories. Once you’re comfortable with it, you can go bigger with statement jackets, leggings, or shoes. He said to go with whatever you’re comfortable with, and whatever works for you on that day.
These are the tips and tricks you need to properly groom your eyebrows
One of the latest trends in fashion is heavily grooming your eyebrows, and there’s a lot to know and learn. You don’t want to end up over- or under-tweezing your brows. He’s even got tips if you want to add a little bit to your brow, like the right product to use and how to really draw on a great arch. Make sure you check out the full video, above, to get all the inside information -- and make sure you check out the StyleWise YouTube page so you never miss a single episode. Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe!
How you can work camo into your everyday wardrobe
Camo isn’t a print that most of us have in our everyday wardrobes (unless you were in the military or love hunting), but according to StyleWise style editor Jon Jordan, this is a print that anyone can wear and make stylish. Especially when it comes to jackets, you can go for something comfortable and casual, or even get a nicely fitted blazer with a camo print to make a real fashion statement. These jackets are great because they go with almost any color, so have some fun when it comes to an undershirt. Jordan also suggests pairing a camo jacket with a scarf that has a print. If you liked this StyleWise video, make sure you check out more -- and subscribe, so you never miss Jordan’s style advice.
How to figure out what types of skin care products are right for you
That’s why StyleWise style editor Jon Jordan is here to help you figure out what’s best for your face. You’ll often see skincare products that are either opaque or clear. Lotions that are cream-based and heavy are the opaque options, and products that are see-through are a little lighter on your skin. Jordan said that, depending on your preferences, one option is better than the other when it comes to your skin. The same can be applied to a lot of other beauty products, such as shampoo, conditioner and even facial mists.
How you can make wearing a mask fashionable and fun
Wearing a mask out in public to help stop the spread of COVID-19 is just another sign of the times these days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it. StyleWise style editor Jon Jordan thinks this is a perfect time to up your fashion game and get creative when it comes to wearing a face covering, and most importantly, to make it easy when making your own face mask. Jordan suggest glamming up plain old black or white masks with something a little bit more exciting. As for a black mask, try embellishing it with a few rhinestones or jewels. Don’t go overboard with them, but a few could really make a black mask pop in the light.
Go shopping in your own closet
Before buying clothes on your favorite website try going shopping in your closet. Local 4 Style Editor Jon Jordan suggests creating new outfits out of the clothes you already have. You may have to try mixing and matching to create something new, but it could become one of your most fashionable looks. Jon also suggests mixing patterns, even if theyre the same color scheme, to come up with a bold new outfit. Watch the video to see how to start shopping in your closet, and for more great ideas check out Jon Jordan StyleWise on Youtube.
Here are some cool looks with hot shades
We all know when it comes to sunglasses one style does not fit all. Local 4 Style Editor Jon Jordan talked to host Jason Carr about choosing the perfect frames. Jordan said one important thing to consider this summer is how your shades fit with your face mask. There have always been considerations but there are additional considerations this season, said Jordan. Watch the segment above to see how different styles of shades can dramatically change your look.
NBA: Russell Westbrook partners with the NBAPA to create social justice lifestyle shirts
Given that the NBA has not grown the options of social justice-based sayings that players can choose from on their jerseys, the NBAs players union has taken it upon themselves, in collaboration with Russell Westbrook, to change that. The NBPA partnered with Westbrooks clothing line, Honor the Gift, to design shirts with messages that were not approved for NBA jerseys. Additionally, the names of police brutality victims will adorn the front of every shirt. Those names include Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, Terence Crutcher, Sandra Bland, Pamela Turner, Tamir Rice and Ahmaud Arbery. pic.twitter.com/drf2f7NocD Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) July 20, 2020Its not yet known whether players will be allowed to wear the shirts during waramups or if they will only be permitted to wear them around the NBA bubble.
Beardology 101: Best beard grooming for your face shape
This might be a news flash to all the men out in the world, but there are actual ways that you’re supposed to be shaving your beard, based from the shape of your face. Not only do you want to make sure you’re shaving high enough on your neck to create a beard line, but you’ll also need to pay attention as to where you should make the line on your cheeks. According to Jordan, the line placements depends on the shape of your face, so it can get complicated if you’re just shaving and not taking these factors into consideration. There are so many dos and don’ts when it comes to shaving, and luckily, Jordan has a solution for all of your grooming needs. You can watch the full video of Style Wise above, and make sure you like and subscribe so you never miss a single Style Wise episode with Jon Jordan.
How to cut your son’s hair at home -- for blondes, it’s a little different
We’ve showed you how to master the at-home haircut during quarantine, but cutting hair on people who are blonde -- well, it’s a whole other rodeo. A lot of mistakes can be hidden with people who have dark hair because, well, their hair is dark. It may be noticeable to them, but the average person walking down the street probably isn’t going to notice a chunk of hair not blended in. But for people with blonde hair, however, it’s a different story. That’s why StyleWise style editor Jon Jordan recruited busy mom Lauren once again to give one of her sons another at-home haircut, and luckily, her second son is a blondie.
Did you know you can give yourself a full spa treatment, with ingredients found in your own home?
The spa might be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself while quarantining, right? Believe it or not, there are tons of remedies for facial and hair treatments -- that you can do with ingredients that you probably already have deep in your cupboard or refrigerator. StyleWise style editor Jon Jordan had his friend Katrina show him just how easy it is to create a supple face mask and color correctors for hair with pantry item staples, such as milk, honey, and yes, even ketchup. It might seem a little strange at first, but using organic and natural ingredients like milk and honey can make a luxurious face mask -- and if your hair is damaged by the sun or chlorine from a pool, ketchup can take care of that right away. Obviously, nothing compares to a day trip to a spa, getting waited on hand and foot, but with a little imagination (and some at-home ingredients), you can turn your home into the spa of your dreams, even in quarantine.
Cleaning, sanitizing your makeup brushes has never been so important
If you’ve never thought about sanitizing your makeup brushes, now may be the time to do it. Hopefully you’re not sharing any makeup brushes while you’re quarantined, but even if you’re not -- making sure you have a clean makeup brush can help stop the spread of any kind of germs that may be residing on your face. Cleaning the brushes with soap and water is a step in the right direction, but Jordan suggests making sure you soak the brushes in isopropyl alcohol so they are fully sanitized. And if you’re worried about the brushes drying out, just soak them in some water and hair conditioner after the alcohol. Even when it comes to the packaging of makeup products, Jordan suggests finding ones that are in bottles or have pumps; that way, you don’t cross-contaminate while touching the product.
Let’s do the Time Warp: How to rock retro!
St. Clair Shores – National Retro Day is coming up and you may be wondering how to style that vintage jacket you own. The people at Time Warp Vintage in St. Clair Shores are here to help. They don’t just specialize in vintage clothing, they have vintage everything from furniture to toys. If you are looking to wear your retro gear, you are in luck! To see all that Time Warp Vintage has to offer, check them out in St. Clair Shores.