In the spirit of all things honestly effortless and beautiful, we curated a playlist to remind you (and those around you) that you’re perfect just the way you are.
This isn’t your grandmother’s daring playlist. It’s non-stop inspiration in music video form because at the end of the day, aren’t we all just visual creatures? Click, listen, get your Daring Look on.
If you’re not hip to Caroline Polachek’s vibe, cue up her latest video, Ch-Ching. (Hint: She’s a multi-hyphenate singer-songwriter-stylemaker … a lead singer for Brooklyn-based band, Chairlift … aka Ramona Lisa … and all kinds of hot … sounding familiar?). Ch-Ching, a work of visual art — read: a soothing palette of vivid warm hues and muted cool notes punctuated with pops of brilliant orange — seduces you into forgetting to listen to the music.
After pausing and screen-capturing our way through the video, we’ve curated several Polachek-approved styles worth hunting down on a Saturday afternoon:
- Color on color … on color. There’s so much to love about her look from the vibrant orange genie-meets-parachute pants with matching crop top to the, you guessed it, matching sheer kimono. Sure, you could separate them for individual statement pieces, but putting them all together makes this ensemble all kinds of seasonal-chic. Word on the street is that the outfit was designed by Andrea Toscano specifically for the video in collaboration with Caroline. (Is there another hyphenate in the making?)
- Coordinating kicks. Orange sneakers, where have you been all my life? Oh, yeah, the ’80s. So glad you’re back.
- High ponytail braid. If you’re Caroline, you add ribbon detailing to take a really awesome old-school pony and update it with rad, school-girl style. Why? Because she said so.
- Orange monochromatic lids. We love the way she paired the bold shadow and thick black liner with nearly natural lips, contoured cheeks and flawless dewy skin that play up the eyes. (On a side note, those brows? They’re their own blog post.)
- Grecian-inspired double ear cuffs. Just when you thought hair bling was the new ear cuff, Caroline brings ’em back with style. Both ears. Matching. Her sleek duo by Lady Grey Jewelry rocks a subtle flash of metal that looks just as cool paired with street styles as it does with evening looks. No other jewelry needed.
Meet Meg Marsh. Champion of the mantra “anything is possible with a green thumb, red lip and a couple carving knives” — you’ll have to ask her about that last one yourself. This old soul is The Honest Company’s UX Designer, self-appointed Venice Beach ambassador and, head’s up, amateur ceramics thrower, killing it everyday with an almost zero command of pop culture and the playlist she’s sharing below.
If you think her dinner parties are on fleek, check out her musical tastes (we dare you not to shoulder dance):
- My “driving home from work on Friday, (imaginary) top down” song
“She’s A Bad Mama Jama” by Carl Carlton
Album: Funk Funk
- My “dancing around the house in my underwear” song
“Shame” by Evelyn “Champagne” King
Album: Platinum & Gold Collection Evelyn “Champagne” King
- My “channeling my inner roller girl” song
“Get Off” by Foxy
Album: Get Off
- My “sipping coffee under the bougainvillea” Saturday morning song
“Rescue Song (RAC Remix)” by Mr. Little Jeans
Album: Celeste and Jesse Forever Soundtrack
- My “card sharkin’ on the beach on a lazy afternoon” song
“Grazing In The Grass” by The Friends Of Distinction
- My “up all night, turn that music down” song
“Deep End ft. Eastside & Mayer Hawthorne (Matoma Remix)” by Coucheron
Album: Deep End ft. Eastside & Mayer Hawthorne (Matoma Remix)
- My “staring up at the clouds on a Sunday morning” song
“Gypsy” by Fleetwood Mac
Album: Greatest Hits
- My “probably too drunk for the afternoon” song
“Something About You” by Hayden James
Album: Something About You (The Remixes)
- My “cooking for a dinner party, don’t let the weekend end” song
“Miss You (12″ Version)” by The Rolling Stones
Album: The Rolling Stones Singles Box Set
- My “party’s over, get out of my backyard” song
“This Must Be The Place” by Talking Heads
Album: The Best of Talking Heads
Meet Melissa Williams. Spin Class Junkie, Camping Enthusiast, Dog Lover (Sans Dog), Honest Beauty product manager extraordinaire, and the audiofile who stealthily commandeered our blog to inspire your weekend background noise. Cue the Spotify.
- My “where’s the Bloody Mary station” brunch song: “Sober” by Childish Gambino. Album: Kauai
- My “kickin’ off the weekend” song: “Lost” by Frank Ocean. Album: channel ORANGE
- My “cruising with the top down” song (Jeep sold separately): “Night Like This” by LP. Album = Forever For Now
- My “no clean clothes left” laundry blues song: “101” by WALLA. Single = 101
- My “getting glammed up to watch Netflix” song: “Pretty Young Thing” by Blondfire. Album = My Someday
- My “killing it in spinning class from the back row” energy booster: “I Follow Rivers – The Magician Remix” by Lykke Li. Album = I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix)
- My “owning my living room dance floor” song: “Good Kisser – Disclosure Remix” by Usher. Album = Good Kisser (Disclosure Remix)
- My “online shoe shopping is not an addiction” song: “Cooler” by PHASES. Album = For Life
- My “I’m about to own the room” pre-party prep: “Ignition/Do You…(Mashup)” by Phoebe Ryan. Single = Ignition/Do You… (Mashup)
- My “someone invite me to their pool” lounge-around song: “Great Escape” by Washed Out. Album = Paracosm
Check them out, pair a song with your favorite look and share your inspiration. #LetsBeHonest