1. Flash Some Color
“Pair your everyday neutral shadow with a brightly colored metallic liner. For example, use a rich green liner with taupe shadow, or aqua liner with bronze shadow. The key is to keep the line very thin and close to the lashes along your top lash line so that it’s just a hint of color,” says WH beauty director Molly Nover-Baker. Try Sephora Flashy Liner Waterproof in 08 Flashy Blue, 04 Flashy Green, and 12 Flashy Ultra Green, $8.
2. Wear a “Sex Kitten”Sweater
“A fuzzy angora sweater just makes men want to reach out and touch you,” says WH contributing accessories editor Jennifer Yoo. WDNY sweater, $78, 212-395-9309 for stores.
3. Expose Your Shoulders
“I love wearing a boatneck top to show off my shoulders,” says WH senior fashion editor Thea Palad. “It’s one body part that you can always count on to look good.”
4. Show Some Skin… Places
Slim-fitting cropped pants are everywhere this season. They’re a timeless, body-loving basic, and they shine the spotlight on an underrated erogenous zone. “A glimpse of ankle peeking out of cropped cigarette pants can be so sexy,” says Liza Collis, WH fashion market editor.
5. Make a Lotta Noise
Stacking on thin gold bracelets can take an outfit from day to night in an instant. “There’s nothing practical about having a pile of bracelets on your arm,” says designer Rachel Pally. “You’re not going to be sitting at your desk checking your e-mail while wearing those!” The flash of gold and the jangle sound are a little exotic, “and they make me feel sexy,”
6. Let Loose
Most guys aren’t down with updos. “So try an undone bun—it’s so easy and sexy,” says Johnny Lavoy, owner of Moda-Rey Salon & Spain Connecticut. “Spray your hair with a little lightweight hair spray,such as Elnett. Finger comb it into a high ponytail, then twist the ponytail into a loose, messy bun and secure with large hairpins. Finish with another quick blast of hair spray. Add a cute headband for instant glamour.”
7. Go for Long,Flowing Silhouettes
“I’m always hearing from women who say that their boyfriendsor husbands like them best in looser, flowing clothing items—a womanly, sensual shape that skims along the body and doesn’t constrict,” says Gaby Basora, designer of Tucker. “Right now, longer skirts and long drapey dresses feel really sexy.”
8. Blush Like You Were a Naughty Girl
“Flushed, glowing cheeks are always alluring. It looks like what happens after…well, you know,” says celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff. “Apply blush onto the apples of your cheeks and blend it to soften the edges.”
9. Layer It On
Red lips are sexy—no surprise there. But you can make them more modern by applying a hot pink shade over the red. “Start with a deep matte red,” says April Greaves, a makeup artist in New York. “Blot, and then use a lip brush to paint on a layer of bright hot-pink lipstick.
10. Get Deep
“Any nail hue that makes you look dead or goth (such as black orgray) is so unsexy. Instead, go for a super-dark shade that has some color, like a deep plum or inky purple. And keep your nails short and well-manicured—chips are not hot,” says Nover-Baker.