10 Trends (Under $10) To Try Before Summer Ends!

Oh, no… It’s August. We’re one month closer to the first day of school. There’s only one month left for that summer vacation you’ve been saving up for. Seriously? Only one month left to find that perfect BAE to summer fling it with? Oh, the humanity! September marks (for many of us) the end of summer fun…therefore September is our new worst enemy (second to whoever started that nasty rumor that Beyoncé and Jay-Z are divorcing…noooooooo!). So for the next four weeks, we’re kicking it into high gear. Or should we say high-fashion gear? (You like what we did there?)

GoJane is all about the trends, and we’re not letting this summer end without making sure all the ladies and fabulous gents out there have tried all this season’s trends. The best thing about this list? All these summer trends are under $10. Yup. This list of must-have goodies just got that much sweeter.

$10. Basic Bodycon Dresses

Once it gets chilly outside, you’re gonna wish it was still warm enough to prance around town in a skimpy little number like this. You better take advantage of your summer bod and get it right and get it tight (the dress, that is).

$9. Brave + Bold Accessories

This summer was all about loud prints. But not everyone was down to rock this look head-to-toe, nor were they brave enough to let a main piece do all the talking. Our solution to that? Just choose one accessory and make sure it adds all the printed-punch your outfit needs.

$8. Summer Sayings Tees + Tanks

We know your summer agenda is full of do this, do that, and definitely must do these types of things. You’re basically trying to cram a whole year’s worth of fun, fun, fun into a few months of sun. There’s no time for chit-chat. But you can still get your point across with the help of a graphic  top. Just let your shirt do all the (shit) talking.

Killin' It Graphic Racer Back

$7. Throwback/Comeback Jelly Sandals

The best comebacks of the summer? Jennifer Lopez, carbs (thanks to cronuts), and jelly sandals. The instant you slip these suckers on, you’ll be inundated with memories of nighttime bike riding sessions with your neighborhood homies, hopscotching with your sisters, and sticky hands from melted Popsicles that you just couldn’t slurp up fast enough. Now that’s summer!

Missing Link Jelly Thong Sandals

$6. A Taste Of The Tropic…Prints

A trip to Bora Bora will cost you a pretty penny (more like a million pennies). So let’s give off that island-girl vibe with tropical prints. The moment you slip on a palm tree printed tank or a birds of paradise covered maxi dress, you’re gonna be transported to a world where coconuts are stemware and grass skirts look best on hunky bronzed boys.

Tropical Print Scarf

$5. Round(about) Sunglasses

The aviator is classic. The wayfarer is totally hip. But something about giant round sunnies says, “I’m kinda weird…but in that super fun and flirty way.” Like Kate Husdon in Almost Famous kinda weird.

Round Metallic Wire Frame Sunglasses

$4. Lacy + Racy Leggings

You’re not really a music festival queen until you’ve worn a pair of these rock goddess-inspired lacy leggings. They’re sexy, edgy, lightweight, and totally badass. Make Janis Joplin proud and get you a pair of these summertime bottoms.

All Laced Up Sheer Leggings

$3. Functional (& Totally Fun) Headbands

Summer is one sweaty season. Yes, sweat is sexy when it’s dripping off of Cristiano Ronaldo, but it’s not as sexy when it’s dripping off of your forehead and into your BFF’s mojito. Stop the sweat in its tracks with a sweet little headband. They’re best worn with messy buns and a little bit of coyness.

Lace Meets Floral Headband

$2. In-Yo-Face Neon Swimwear

You worked extra hard for that bikini body. So why go unnoticed in a boring bathing suit? Make sure all eyez are on you in a brightly hued swimsuit. Neon colored swim isn’t just for volleyball players from 1980s rom-coms. They’re made for you and your wonderful summer squatting azz!

Twist Front Bikini Brief Bottoms

$1. Candy-Coated Lips

Remember those crazy colored lips you’d get after sucking on a lollipop or a Popsicle on a hot summer’s day? Yeah, that’s the same idea here…but way less calories.

Santee Color Blast LipstickShop GoJane.com’s Endless Summer Sale:

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Fall Color To Live By: Burg’s The Word

Have you heard? Burg’s the word. Burgundy is this fall’s go-to color. Yes, yes. It’s easy to turn to blacks and greys when the weather outside is as exciting as soggy bread. But don’t give into mama nature. Fight back with a burst of this deep, rich, and bold hue. Whether you call it burgundy, wine, merlot, oxblood, maroon, or plum…it will have you looking like royalty. So take a look at our collection of one of our fave fall color trends and take your pick. Every closet needs to be swimming in this luxe color.

Click here to shop GoJane for all things burgundy!

What’s your favorite fall piece from our burgundy collection?

Style Crush: Robyn

She’s sassy, honest, and not afraid to dance on her own, and we love her all the more for it. Robyn has super unique style and her short platinum ‘do is ever present as a signature touch. Plus, the girl can rock flatform shoes like no other. Scroll through the gallery to peep her style, pick up some ideas, and check out GoJane’s Robyn inspired ensemble.

 

Shop GoJane for Robyn inspired goods:

Find these items @ GoJane.com: NOTCHED CROPPED TOPABSTRACT HIGH-WAISTED LEGGINGSSAFETY PIN DENIM JACKETSTUDDED CUT-OUT CREEPERSFLIP-UP SUNGLASSES

Don’t forget tomorrow is Robyn’s birthday – tweet her birthday wishes and send some love!

Behind the Scenes + Sneak Peek: Cool Tanks, Sexy Body Cons, and Sneaky Models

Remember when we caught our models “reading” before? Well, they were up to the same ol’ antics at our most recent photo sesh. Between gettin’ their learning on and showing off in our latest finds, the girls were all sorts of busy. Check out the BTS pics, and let us know what looks you’re loving. By the way, everything should be in New Styles soon.

Microtrend: Nautical

Confession: we were going to introduce this post with lyrics from “I’m On a Boat,” but we were worried that some of you wouldn’t know the song. Anyways, today we’re crushing on all things sea-inspired. Why? Because summer’s just around the corner, and we also got some totally rad stuff in. Check it out, deal?

 

1. cut-out seahorse charm necklace, 2. anchor helm charm bracelet, 3. dangling starfish earrings, 4. anchor star two-finger ring, and 5. boating flats

What’s your fave piece? 

Inspiration Gallery: Maxi Skirts and Dresses

Things We Like: Glasses

You know what we’re really digging lately? Glasses. We don’t know if it’s because we’ve suddenly become hipsters, but right now we’re loving how a pair of glasses adds the perfect quirky touch to any look. Check out our gallery of stylish ladies and lads rocking glasses and let us know what you think, deal?

Photos courtesy of Pinterest, Tumblr, This Fellow, Sincerely, Jules, and Keiko Lynn

Microtrend: Geometric

Style Crush: Soo Joo Park

With her peroxide hued hair and otherworldly bone structure, Soo Joo Park is one of our latest style crushes. Not only has she perfected that perfectly cool California look, but she’s also given us tons of styling ideas. Anyways, check out our gallery of all things SJP and let us know what you’re lovin’, deal?


What other models’ style are you digging?

Behind the Scenes + Sneak Peek: Kitty Ears, Funny Faces, and Lots of Color

Inspiration Gallery: Bold Lips

Maybe it’s because we’re a sucker for color, but we’re seriously obsessing over lip shades in bold, vibrant hues. With finishes ranging from satin to matte, we’re all about experimenting with unexpected color to brighten up even the most basic of ensembles. By the way, if you wanna test out a new hue, head on over to GoJane- tons of sweet shades, as well as all the tools you’ll need for the perfect pout.


Photos courtesy of The Werk! Place, Atlantic-Pacific, Esme and the Laneway, The Sartorialist, Kayture, eat.sleep.wear., Keiko Lynn, Ring My Bell, Girl With Curves, and The Pink Peonies

Five Things Our Lead Stylist Loves

Confession: we spend a lot of time chatting with our super cool lead stylist about her fave things. Why? Because she has wicked taste, and she always knows what’s going to be hot way before it hits. Today, we’re showing you five things she’s loving right this minute because, well, you wanna know, right? Right.

5 Things Our Stylist Loves

1. omg mustache tights, 2. studded skater dress, 3. peony vine headband, 4. distressed color wash shorts, and 5. metallic knit top

What’s your fave piece?

Microtrend: Deep Cut Tanks

Remember when we showed you some of our fave street style stars lounging about in deep cut tanks? We still haven’t been able to get enough of the trend, so we had our lead stylist pull four deep cut tanks to tide us over (for now). Take a look at her picks and let us know how you plan to wear deep cut tanks this spring.

1. graphic leopard tank, 2. galaxy triangle tank, 3. graphic american flag tank, and 4. yin yang deep cut tank

What’s your fave piece? And how do you plan to do deep cut tanks this year?

Behind the Scenes + Sneak Peek: Peplums, Neon, and Cropped Tops

We’ve already told you approximately a million times how excited we are for the prospect of warmer weather, and now we have tons of new stuff to wear to celebrate the rising temps! Plus, our stylist pulled together tons of cool looks perfect for a summer concert, a night out with your girls at your fave bar, and even a few jaw-droppingly sexy outfits for when you wanna impress your beau. Take a look and let us know what pieces you’re loving, deal?


PS: As always, everything should be on the New Styles section soon!

Inspiration Gallery: Metallics

Happy Birthday, Kat Von D

True story: one of the GoJane writers’ mom had Kat Von D as a student in the eighth grade. And while Kat didn’t have any tats at the tender age of thirteen, she did have plenty of talent. We guess it shouldn’t shock us that the now famous tattoo artist showed plenty of promise at an age when most of us were more concerned with pizza than careers. Anyways, happy birthday birthday, Kat Von D!

Microtrend: Party Perfect Platforms

It’s not a secret that we’ve been seriously crushing on single sole heels, but don’t think that we’ve forgotten about our BFF, the platform heel. Check out our stylist’s top five picks for platform heels, and make sure to let us know which pair of sky-high platforms you’re loving.

1. buckled reptile finish platforms, 2. embellished platform pumps, 3. colorblock strappy platform heels, 4. star accent heel-less platforms, and 5. cut-out platforms

Check out some of our other fave shoes here.

Inspiration Gallery: Deep Cut Tanks

Need a cool girl staple to take you straight into late summer? You could try something classic, like distressed denim shorts and sandals, but we prefer to add a little edge with a piece that’s equal parts basic and unexpected. What is it? The deep cut tank. With armholes that brush the top of your jeans, deep cut tanks are the perfect antidote to a winter filled with coats, sweaters, and cardigans. Another perk? They’re plenty versatile- keep ’em sporty with a brightly hued bandeau or add some sex appeal with a lace bralette.


Photos courtesy of Neon Blush, Style Pantry, and Tumblr

How to: Do an Understated Smokey Eye

You know we love us wild, boldly hued makeup, but sometimes we crave something a bit more practical. Recently, one of our MUAs showed us how to do an understated smokey eye on Kouwai, and we loved the look so much, a few of us ended up doing it that night for an evening out with the girls. Anyways, check out this super easy tutorial, and make sure to let us know what you think.




What do you think? Are you a fan?

Inspiration Gallery: Snapbacks

We’ve been feeling snapbacks for awhile (as seen here), but today we’re going to fully embrace the look with a totally rad inspiration gallery.  We especially love how snapbacks can easily go from girly to grunge, as well as how they instantly elevate your look.


If you’re digging the look, check out all of our totally awesome choices.

Photos courtesy of Street Style Injection, Vintage Virgin, Song of Style, Le Happy, Fated to Be Hated, Pinterest, and Tumblr

Happy Birthday, Ke$ha

With plenty of tracks guaranteed to get the party pumpin’, along with an aesthetic based almost entirely on the idea that the more glitter, the better, Ke$ha is the kind of girl we’d totally want to party with. Plus, we think she’d be rad to spend the day with scavenging our local thrift shops for leather jackets and bodysuits reminiscent of Jane Fonda circa 1983. Today is the songstress’s 26th birthday and as such, we’re celebrating with tons of photos.


Are you a Ke$ha fan?

PS: Did anyone see the most recent episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race? One of the contestants dressed up as Ke$ha- that’s some serious cultural legitimacy, ya’ll.

Photos courtesy of Just Jared, Tumblr, and Pinterest

Behind the Scenes + Sneak Peek: Big Ballerina Buns, High-Waisted Denim, and Plenty of Skin

You already know we’ve been on a serious 90s kick, and we decided to keep the good times rolling with cropped tops, high-waisted denim, and lots of gold bling. Take a look at our most in-studio photo sesh, and let us know what you think, deal?


What was your fave pic? Why?

PS: As always, everything should be in the New Styles section on the GoJane site soon!

Inspiration Gallery: 90s Style

Have you noticed all the cool, early 90s-inspired stuff on the GoJane site? We’re doing it big in cropped tops, high-waisted acid wash jeans, and of course, lots of plaid. When it comes to figuring out what we’re lusting after, we’ve been taking our cues from pop culture- think Never Been Kissed (starring the lovable Drew Barrymore), old issues of Tiger Beat, and re-runs of TRL. Anyways, check out our ode to all things 90s, including images from the period, as well as a few modern interpretations, and make sure to turn up the Savage Garden while you do it.


Are you digging the return of 90s style?

Photos courtesy of Le Happy, Fated to Be Hated, Song of Style, LoveMore, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Just Jared

Behind the Scenes + Sneak Peek: Bodysuits, Graphic Tees, and Plenty of Giggles

Two of our goofiest models spent our most recent shoot in slouchy, deep cut tanks, Victorian-inspired bodysuits, and boldly printed leggings. Between the posing and preening, there was also plenty of purchasing; cries of “I want this!” and squeals of, “Oooh, I’m getting this, too!” punctuated the sounds of remixed Top 40 blasting in the studio. Anyways, check out the latest and greatest, and make sure to let us know what you think.

What was your favorite piece?

Look We Love: Model Off-Duty

It’s not exactly a secret that we have an obsession with achieving model beauty, but lately we’ve been digging the off-duty style of some of our fave models, including Karlie, Cara, and Freja. After poring over tons of images, we’ve discovered that the ideal off-duty uniform consists of a menswear-inspired jacket, skinny jeans, and booties perfect for walking all day (and night). Of course, some of our fave models totally break the uniform rule, as you can tell by this totally rad gallery. Anyways, check it out and let us know how you get off-duty model style.


Are you a fan of this look?

Looks We Loved from New York Fashion Week

Elegantly draped and tucked cocoon coats at Oscar de la Renta (with a little help from John Galliano), curly, full hair at Marc by Marc Jacobs, and plenty of leather. Yeah, we were loving this year’s New York Fashion Week, and we had one of our stylists pick out some of the looks she thinks you’ll totally love. Take a look and let us know what you think, deal?


What else were you loving this year?

Photos courtesy of Oregon Live

Five Shoes Perfect for Date Night

Even if the most exciting plans you have for Valentine’s Day involve going to see A Good Day to Die Hard with your mom, that doesn’t mean you can’t spoil yourself with some new heels. Below are five carefully picked pairs of heels that are perfect for a romantic date, but can definitely be worn for all sorts of other occasions, including work, play, and everything in between.

1. faux suede platforms, lace peep-toe heelsknotted bow platforms, glitter sole platforms, and perforated peep-toe pumps

What is your favorite pair?

Inspiration Gallery: Black and White

After seasons of saturated color, we’re craving simplicity in the form of black and white. But don’t think that a simple color palette means boring- as this gallery shows you, black and white can be intriguing, fashionable, and above all, fun.


Are you a fan of black and white? How do you plan to wear this hot hue combination?

Photos courtesy of Fashioning, Vintage Virgin, Style Pantry, Street Peeper, Friends are Fashion, Fated to Be Hated, I am Khatu,  Pink Peonies, Song of Style, COTTDS, and Street Peeper

DIY Shoe Clips: We Heart Bow-tiful Shoes

We all love a classic pair of pumps, but sometimes, we just want to spice them up a little. That’s why we’ve decided shoe clips are the most genius idea since sliced bread. Or at least since ombre hair. They are super adorable, you can make them in any shape or color, and they won’t damage your shoes. Just to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit, we decided to do glitter heart clips and heart printed bow clips. So grab some glitter and ribbons, and get ready for a free shoe upgrade.

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How would you upgrade a simple pair of pumps?

Note: Shoe clips work for flats, too!

Inspiration Gallery: Valentine’s Day

Craving ideas for the perfect Valentine’s Day ensemble?  Then check out this inspiration gallery full of reds, pinks, florals, lace, and other other details that make Valentine’s Day one of the prettiest days of the year. By the way, make sure to take a virtual stroll through the GoJane Valentine’s Day page– our stylist hand-picked over fifty pieces she knows you’ll fall in love with.


What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

Photos courtesy of Fashion Hippie Loves, Le Gypsy, Fashion Steele NYC, Fabulous Girls Wear Vintage, The SF Style, Dusty Burrito, Glamour,  Atlantic-Pacific, Nadia Aboulhosn,  Man Repeller, and WhatsTrend

How to: Newsprint Nails

We all know newspapers have become a bit obsolete (thanks to the internet), but we’ve decided to re-purpose them for a fun mani. It just so happens that the ink used for newspapers is perfect for giving your nail a little text tattoo. Just make sure your parents are finished reading their favorite sections before you steal borrow their paper.

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What do you think of wearing the news on your fingers?

Find your perfect nail polish for Newsprint nails and this awesome faceted ring on the GoJane site!

Throwback Thursday: Destiny’s Child

Did you guys hear that Destiny’s Child is reuniting for the Superbowl? Um… yeah, we’ve kind of been having a Destiny’s Child dance party for the past week, and when we’re not doing that, we’re totes poring over pictures of our fave independent women looking ferosh in matching ensembles. Wanna join us? Then turn up some DC and start clicking!


Are you gonna watch the Superbowl this year? Who are you rooting for?

2013 SAG Awards: Red Carpet Fashion and Memorable Moments

Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards was full of fun, fashion, and heartfelt speeches from award-winning actors. Jennifer Lawrence’s wardrobe malfunction aside, everyone pretty much looked amazing. In case you missed the show, here are a few of our favorite looks and hilarious moments!

Who do you think was best dressed at the SAG Awards this year?

Inspiration Gallery: Creepers

There are plenty of 90s trends we’d love to leave in the past, but these funky shoes have crept right back into our hearts and onto our feet. Paired with other current trends like printed sweaters and feminine skirts, these totally rad shoes are given an updated look. We also think they are pretty awesome paired with reruns of 90s sitcoms. They might be making us a little bit nostalgic, but some things just never get old.

Here’s a little inspiration for styling your favorite retro shoes with modern trends!

How do you style creepers?

Be sure to check out all our sweet creepers on the GoJane site!

Photos c/o The Shady Side, Flip & Style, Fish Tank Fashion, Unlimited by JK, and Pinterest.

Happy Birthday, Alicia Keys!

If you looked up the definition of cool in the dictionary, you’d probably find a picture of Alicia Keys. The singer/songwriter has had us hooked on her catchy melodies, empowering lyrics, and fashion-forward sense of style for years. Needless to say, we were pretty excited to hear that she’ll be singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl this year.

So happy 32nd birthday, Alicia! Here’s to 32 more years of amazing performances and smooth style.

Remix: Faux Leather Skirt Edition

You know when you completely fall in love with something, but you just don’t know how to wear it? It happens to all of us. We’re here to help you out, though. We’ve taken one of our favorite pieces right now, a faux leather mini, and styled it for a casual day of shopping and for a dressy date night. Since we’ve been totally loving big cat graphics and mint lately, we decided they should be incorporated, too.

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Here are the deets:

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Outfit 1: faux leather studded skirt, big cat sweatshirt, textured faux leather handbag, faux suede ankle boots, embellished leopard hinge bracelet, layered geometric necklace

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Outfit 2: faux leather studded skirt, semi-sheer button-up blouse, metal accented platforms, faux leather bow front clutch, layered chain pearl necklace set

Do you remix your wardrobe staples to create different looks?

Behind the Scenes + Sneak Peek: Punchy Corals, Bold Snapbacks, and Pops of Color

We should have known our most recent in-studio sesh was going to be fun: our resident makeup artist decided to play with color by adding a sweep of purple under our model’s eyes. Keeping with the bold color theme, our stylist decided to pair rich mustard with ivory, a true red hat with stark white, and oh yeah, she made sure to add lots of unexpected hues, including fuchsia, aqua, and coral. Anyways, check out some of our fave shots and let us know what you think.