Style Report: 3 Fashion Week Trends You Can Wear Now

❤ By Hannah Blu

Don’t you just love the smell of fresh fashion in the air? This week rounds out yet another eventful fashion month, and we’ve gotta say that the Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collections have been equally surprising and delightful. From model-designer collaborations to fun, unexpected details, the runways were overflowing with major style #inspo.

But who wants to wait until next year to rock the trends we’re loving now? Not us! That’s why we’re bringing you three of our favorite Fashion Week trends that are totally wearable for the current season and the ones to come!

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Navy Reserves: Tommy Hilfiger’s highly anticipated capsule collection with supermodel / GoJane #GirlCrush Gigi Hadid debuted at NYFW, and it’s already flying off shelves. If you haven’t been able to score one of their coveted nautical-inspired styles, don’t fret. We’ve got the perfect pieces to wear for your idyllic seaside escape before chilly weather hits!

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Plume Service: While these luxe details are usually reserved for fall and winter, feathers and fur were a highlight of the Spring ’17 shows. Prada and Ralph Lauren displayed colorful coats constructed in plush fur and trimmed with opulent ostrich feathers. To get the look for less, try rocking feathers and fur on your feet by way of fluffy straps, pouf accents, and cozy ankle cuffs.

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Dose of Decadent Florals: As always, Dolce & Gabbana’s RTW collection featured plenty of the label’s signature floral motifs. It was – wait for it – groundbreaking! More sensuous than the traditional spring floral, these dimensional designs are perfect for transitioning into fall and winter. Once spring rolls around, you’ll already be ahead of the game, sartorially speaking.

Into The Blue: Fall Denim Round-Up

❤ By Jenn Shin

Sure, we’re in the midst of scorching weather now. But before you know it your local Starbucks will break out pumpkin-spice-everything (we ain’t judging), and you’ll be digging out thick sweaters from where they were banished months ago into a wardrobe abyss. To ease you into the transition of fall, here are some of our favorite denim microtrends for end of summer and beyond…

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Dare To Flare: These are not the bell-bottoms your parents sported back in the seventies. They’ve been majorly upgraded with distressed details, patchwork, and chic washes for a distinctively flattering silhouette that goes perfectly with our other favorite trend: chunky heels.

 

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Moto Rider: You don’t need a Harley to appreciate stylish aspects of moto-inspired denim. Show off subtle stitching, sheer insets, and patches for a flirty take on what the boys used to monopolize. Dress them down in rugged booties or polish them up with a pair of sleek heels.

 

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Patch Made In Heaven: In our opinion, patches and denim are the soulmates of the style world. Try a pair of skinny jeans or a vintage-inspired jacket adorned with novelty patches for a laid-back weekend look.

Flag This: How To Dress For The 4th Of July

❤️ By Amy Tsai

Happy Independence Day! Today is of course July 4th, and we’re hoping you have some fun things on the agenda. (Barbecue, brews, block parties, maybe?) But what will you wear to these festivities? If you’re like us, you’ll wanna be patriotic, but you’d also prefer not to look like a walking, talking, firework-watching American flag, right?

Well, we’re here to tell you – especially those of you trying to steer away from those super symbolic stars and stripes – that dressing for the Fourth is a piece of Barefoot Contessa flag cake. And that you can totally do the red, white, and blue thing without looking a bit like Uncle Sam in all his star-spangled glory. Don’t believe us? Here’s how!

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1. Chambray Away – Instead of a dark navy or a bold royal, why not make the blue you choose chambray? On a playful romper or paired with classic white jeans, this denim look gives off that fun, relaxed summer vibe, while the light material keeps you cool in the July heat. The result can only be described as radwhite, and blue!

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2. Two Become Won – Another way to tone down red, white, and blue is by completely muting one out! Just pick two of the three for a two-toned or colorblocked outfit that is as chic as it is patriotic, whether you’re going for a casual night-under-the-stars ensemble or a nineties-inspired slip dress and tee perfect for a picnic.

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3. Dye For Your Country – If you’ve got a tie-dye piece in a red- or blue-and-white hue, it’s exactly the one you should put on today. While you’ll still be wearing flag colors, the tie-dye distracts from the flag-color-ness of it all, takes it to a whole ‘nother level, if you will. We’d specifically go for a summery maxi or a firework-like motif.

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4. Star In Stripes – If you don’t want to veer too far away from the flag, we’ve got two words for you – skinny stripes. Thin lines are such a classic print that wearing red and white ones might not evoke Independence Day to the average passerby. Mimic those majestic stripes with a flirty candy-striper dress or off-shoulder top.

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5. Bare In Mind – And finally, if you decide to forgo striped or two-toned for a solid, monochromatic outfit, by all means! But we would suggest choosing something with a little pizzazz to break up the theme color – cut-outs, mesh insets, caged straps, exposed shoulders, etc. Something special! Today’s a celebration, after all…

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Hot Stuff: 3 Must-Have Pieces For Summer

❤️ By Amy Tsai

This week we officially welcomed summer. (Okay, “welcomed” may not be the right word here. This SoCal heat wave is killin’ us right now…) Which means we can unabashedly wear our denim booty shorts and muscle tees to work and be like “(shrug) It’s summer!” if we get any weird looks from the boss.

But if you’re looking to step up your hot-day / hot-night style game, we’ve also got a few new and must-do pieces for this season. Hot stuff for you, hot stuff! So get your clickin’ finger ready – these all need to be in your cart like yesterday. Three days into summer, you’ve got no more time to lose…

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The Graphic Bodysuit – Statement tees are nice and all, but this summer it’s all about saying something with your body(suit)! We love all the sassy sayings we’ve been seeing lately, as well as the retro-cool Baywatch-babe high-cut silhouettes.

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The Maxi Romper – Is it a maxi? Is it a romper? All we know is it’s party in the front, pretty in the back! You can have that flowy goddess look while showing off your stems at the same time, not to mention keep cool as a cucumber while you’re at it…

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The Foldover LBD – Off-the-shoulder is everywhere this season, but we’re particularly fond of a Bardot cut with a foldover neckline. This completely bare-shoulder look can turn up the summer in any LBD, while the black keeps it as classic and chic as ever.

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Summer Equation: Bodysuit + Shorts = ?

❤️ By Amy Tsai

If you’re like us, you want your summers totally fuss-free. With temperatures on the rise, it’s too hot to be running around putting together complicated ensembles. (Can we live?) At the same time though, we bet you’ve got an agenda full of hot-weather events coming up – bonfires, pool parties, even the occasional summer evening date, perhaps?

Well, the solution to all your outfitting problems is in this summer equation, and guess what, it’s totally foolproof: Bodysuit + Shorts = An outfit suitable for almost any event on your calendar this season. (And you thought you didn’t like math!) So sit back, relax, and let us walk you through three sample looks perfect for your summer schedge…

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Graphic Content  – Where better to wear a “Sex On The Beach” bodysuit than at the beach! If there’s a bonfire in your horizon, just slip into this graphic piece and some distressed jean shorts, and you can ride off into the sunset. We added strappy sandals, cool octagonal shades, a neon skinny belt, and a chambray cover-up for when it cools down at night. That is, if you let it…

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Outfit Of The Date – Got a hot date coming up? (In all senses of the word!) There’s no reason why you can’t wear some cute shorts instead of a dress or a skirt. We paired these adorable heart cut-offs with a plunging lace-up bodysuit to balance the sweet with a little bit of sexy. Just add a sleek clutch and some classic pop-of-color heels, and you’ve got your next #OOTDate.

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Tropical Thunder – There’ll be no stealing your thunder at your next swanky pool party, not with what you’ve got in your summer lineup. All eyelets will be on you in this flirty off-the-shoulder bodysuit and snug high-waisted shorts. Add a straw hat, quilted clutch, and tropical, lace-up, palm frond wedges, and your look will be even hotter than the weather. Tssssst (sizzle-sizzle)…

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You’re Cut-Off: Denim Shorts For Summer

❤️ By Amy Tsai

Today is the first day of June, which means only one thing: We can begin our official countdown to summer! While most of us don’t get summers off anymore (now don’t you miss school?) there’s still a more relaxed vibe in the air during these warmest months. One that makes you feel like you can finally pull out those worn-in, sun-washed, can’t-live-without summer staples: denim shorts!

And while we love our old, faded, made-from-torn-jeans cut-offs, lately we’re also really feeling some other jean short trends. We’ve put together a few today that you just have to give a go this summer. Ready to take a look? Just read on…

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New Threads – What’s one way to snazz up some denim if you’re singing the blues (literally) about your too-plain shorts? Embroidery! We love both the placed print variety, with embellished pockets and applique-like roses, and the tossed print look – scattered hearts or abstract tribal-inspired motifs that look like jewels. These shorts are gems themselves, don’t you think?

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Long Story – Now, don’t get us wrong. We love short-shorts, daisy dukes, even cheek-baring high-cut denim “spankies.” But recently we’ve been seeing more and more boyfriend and bermuda shorts of the jean variety, and we gotta say… Super chic. Especially the destroyed, bleach-washed kind that you can pair with a plain white tee and nude heels and wear just about anywhere.

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Flag This – You might not think American flag shorts are your thing (who is that patriotic), but hear us out. Our two-toned stamped version or the faded vintage-inspired pair would be amazing at any music festival, not just a 4th Of July picnic. And when else can you rock the stars and stripes this fittingly, right? So we say, this summer, why not let your denim flag fly!

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#StyleHero: Why We Love Basics + 3 Ways To Wear ‘Em

❤️ By Amy Tsai

We’re not sure exactly when the word “basic” became a no-no, but it seems no one is supposed to like anything basic anymore. (And you definitely wouldn’t wanna be called it!) But today we’d like to speak up for all those basic bitches styles getting the bad rap, because they’re ridiculously versatile, never off-trend, usually affordable – in a word, awesome!

Which is why we’re declaring it our #StyleHero for the moment and showing you three ways a basic piece can improve the rest of your wardrobe and thus your life. By the end of this we think you’ll be bowing down and calling yourself a basic bit-… Fine, maybe you won’t go that far. But you know what we mean. Let’s get to it. All hail the basic!

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1. Sheer Genius

With super sheer, barely-there styles all the rage right now, you might be wondering how you could possibly get on-trend without displaying your undergarments for the world to see. This is where a good basic comes in. Just find a fitted jumpsuit or a leotard romper in your skin tone, and you’ve got a barrier between undies and world that is slick enough to not spoil the illusion.

2. Statement Maker

You can’t truly, effectively make a statement with a statement piece if you’re wearing other statement pieces that distract from it, right? Well, there’s nothing like a basic (but still bangin’) minidress or a sleek (but still chic) sweater romper to put the spotlight on your stems and whatever strappy / glittery / neon / absolutely outrageous statement shoes are holding them up.

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3. Layers Club

In the warm-season months, you’re not gonna wanna feel bogged down by your clothing nor get caught coatless by an unexpected chill. The answer? Layers! Basics are generally lightweight and therefore perfect for layering, whether it’s a bralette under a blazer or kimono or a cropped tee peeking out through a cool bomber jacket. Light in weight but heavy on style, we like to say.

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You Nauti Girl: The Unsinkable Nautical Trend

❤️ By Amy Tsai

Tides are forever turning in the ebb and flow that is fashion, but one classic trend always seems to stay afloat, buoyed to our hearts, continually making waves, as ubiquitous as a lighthouse by the shore. Duh, we’re talking about the nautical trend! Last year’s resort collections predicted yet another rise in nautical details for Spring 2016…not that they’d ever really go away.

But lucky for us non-catwalkers, the nautical look is as easy as it is iconic. And the great thing is you don’t need an actual yacht party invite to look like you belong in the video for “I’m On A Boat.” Today we’ve compiled some tips, along with a few looks, to show you how to do this nautical thing right. (As if we’d ever steer you wrong!) So let’s just jump right in, shall we?

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The A-B-Seas

First things first, the basics. The three easiest ways to dress nautical? One, stripe right: Just put on stripes and you’re halfway to nauti land. Two, salute the flag: Wearing red, white, and navy takes you the rest of the way. And three, hit print: You can also go in a more literal direction with whimsical patterns like ropes, anchors, boats, and even lobsters!

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Aye-Aye, Captain

The nautical trend evolved from 19th-century French naval uniforms, so you’ll find yourself in shipshape if you just emulate the seafarer at the helm of it all – the captain! A modified blazer (really anything with lapels), especially one with gold coat of arms buttons, will give you the sophisticated look of a worldly traveler…without the scraggly beard!

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All Aboard

But you don’t have to limit yourself to the captain’s closet. ‘Cause we all know from Fleet Week that sailors dress pretty fly themselves, with those signature white and blue tie-front uniforms. You can follow suit with a pussy bow blouse, a scarf fashioned like an ascot, or a dress with knotted ties around the neck, sleeves, or waist.

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Maritime Merry Time

If you’re worried about falling overboard into costume territory, we say just go with a romper. The cool, carefree one-piece (“romp” is in its name!) epitomizes that easy, sea-breezy beach vibe, and to really evoke the nautical element choose one with rope detailing, a flowy silhouette, or a vacation-ready halter. Accessorize accordingly, and you’ll be saying “Ahoy!” in no time.

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Floral Support: Oversized Flower Prints!

❤️ By Amy Tsai

They say April showers bring May flowers, but to be honest…we can’t wait that long! Oversized florals are already everywhere lately, and we especially love them on articles of clothing that just scream spring – rompers and matching crop top sets.

So today we’ve rounded up some of our favorite floral print items, along with what makes them so special to us. We’re pretty sure you’ll find yourself sprung for at least one, but don’t be surprised if you end up falling for the whole bouquet! 💐💐💐

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A Rose By Any Other Name: …would look as sweet! Classic long-stemmed roses make this a timeless print, but the vivid color scheme has all the pop you need to rose to any special occasion.

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Draw Your Own Conclusion: Speaking of pop, we love the pop art quality of this retro yet whimsical print of cartoon flowers. The pattern may be simple, but it juxtaposes perfectly with the high fashion silhouette.

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Stamp Of Approval: Don’t think you need color to make a huge impact though. This monochromatic tropical print romper transports us to some island getaway just like that. No passport necessary!

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Sew In Love: Or if your trip is to Coachella, you need this embroidered Most Likely To Show Up Every Other Festival Look look. The pattern is cute, the dark background edgy, and the overall neon effect works for day or night.

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All The Trimmings: There’s also something to be said for how well floral prints play with others. We love the way this particular flower, along with its complementary cultural-inspired pattern, gives off a perfect paisley effect.

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Paint Yourself A Picture: When all’s said and done, you just want a floral print that will play you up as the masterpiece you are, and a soft painted flower pattern will do just that – allow you to blossom!

Color Of The Moment: We’re Blushing

❤️ By Amy Tsai

It seems like ever since Pantone released their twin Colors Of The Year for 2016 (a baby blue named Serenity and a baby pink named Rose Quartz) blush tones have been everywhere in fashion. We don’t think we could think of a better spring color if we tried.

So today we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite ways to wear this heavenly hue –  appropriate for the season, of course. Check ’em out and comment with your fave below! We’re pretty sure with one look you’ll start to think pink too…

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The Minidress

Your poor legs have been cooped up all winter long. It’s about time they got some sun! What better way than in an impossibly short micro mini? Before you know it they’ll have that rosy glow. You know, to match your rosy cheeks and your new rosy dress.

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The Bodysuit

Now that we’re peeling off all our winter layers, what we’re looking for is that tucked-in look without any of the tucked-in bulk… Bodysuit to the rescue! Just throw on a pair of cutoffs or skinny jeans and you’ve got yourself an instant outfit.

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The Romper

Is there any article of clothing more fit for frolicking than the romper? We think not! There’s a reason it’s also known as a playsuit. Whether you opt for a rib knit turtleneck or a floral halter, your look will be as fun and flirty as it is fresh. Perfect for spring!

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#LeapDay: Looks Before You Leap!

❤️ By Amy Tsai

We know there are certain trends you’ve always been dying to try. Well, when better to take the leap than on #LeapDay, right? Check out these three now-essentials that are totally worth the risk. And do it today – you can’t afford to wait four more years!

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The LBJ

The little black jumpsuit is every bit as versatile as its classic counterpart, the LBD, and comes in just as many variations. Just one go in any of the following will make you see that jumpsuit is the new black.

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The Glad Heels

The gladiator heel combines two things that accentuate your stems – straps and stilettos. And when you see your legs in these babies, you’ll know why we’re calling them glad heels.

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The Free Frames

The partial (or non-existent!) frame lets regular ol’ sunnies break free into a look that is somehow both retro and futuristic. With the sun starting to come back into your life, we think it’s about time you let yourself be free too – frame-free.

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