Sometimes, all it takes is the perfect shoe to take an outfit from boring to blam. That’s why we’re all for neon sandals this summer. Pair a neon sandal with a khaki short and a white T-shirt and you’ve got a foolproof summertime outfit. We’ve picked out 10 of our favorite pairs for your perusal. Check ‘em out in the gallery above!
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In the summer it’s all about keeping things light and carefree, so there’s nothing more annoying than lugging around a huge bag. Of course, a tiny clutch is equally annoying, if not more so — if something is not physically bound to me with a strap or handle, I will lose it. I promise. There’s also the question of what you need to fit into it: my list is pretty minimal, but it’s still more than I can squeeze into a tiny shoulder bag. The right bag must have enough room for my phone, my keys, sunglasses, a pack of Wet Wipes (yep), a compact, the obligatory 3-5 beauty products and, well, anything else I might want to throw in it. It’s a bit of a conundrum — small enough to not be annoying, yet big enough for all of my necessities. I know I’m not alone; this is a plight that all women must face come summertime. Fortunately for the rest of you, I’ve done all the dirty work and found 10 petite, perfectly-sized purses at a range of prices.
I love buying handbags, so I often find myself with a huge pile of purses and a lack of uses for them. My friends who aren’t so into handbags often try to make one bag work for everything, which means they’re cramming their laptop and gym socks into their shoulder bag. Since both ends of the spectrum could use some help, I’ve compiled a list of the five essential bags you need for a complete and functional handbag wardrobe. Click through to check ‘em out…
Polka dots! So cute! So spring-like! So much verve and personality! Wear ‘em, okay? They’ll perk you right up. After the jump, 10 polka-perfect options.
When the weather takes a turn for the hot, hot, hot (fingers crossed it actually happens, I mean, does anybody remember winter?), societal requirements mandate you should be wearing clothes, but I’d rather be… not, not, not. Seriously, I love the warm weather, but the idea of sticky shorts and tank tops has me sweating already. It may not be so bad when you’re lounging poolside, but think New York City in the summer time, and by New York City I mean the subway. Ah, public transportation — for the low price of $2.25, you, too can have your perspiring thighs stuck to a metal bench or, even better, an equally swampy stranger. Fun! (No, terrible.) I don’t consider myself over-the-top girly, but dresses suddenly become a whole lot more attractive when the thought of putting my legs through pants makes me want to hop into the Hudson. I’m foreseeing loose, easy (/lazy), short, diaphanous, versatile, and white as the characteristics I’ll be desperately seeking in frocks this summer, and now’s the time to stock up before everyone beats you to it. After the jump, ten white dresses I can’t wait to get my (train-hopping, A/C-craving) hands on.
Though I don’t travel as much as I’d like to (technically, I’d like to travel full-time, but you know what I mean), I consider myself an expert packer. I do not believe in checking baggage (lost luggage has happened to me too many times to risk it again) so that means that mo matter where I’m going and for how long, I have to find a way to squeeze it all into one suitcase that can fit in the overhead compartment. Luckily, I like traveling to beachy locales, which means lots of light fabrics which don’t take up much room. Even still, I have been known to waste valuable suitcase space on ridiculous items that I will never get any use out of. But for my trip to Tulum, Mexico last week, I packed (almost) all the right stuff AND still had plenty of room left in my suitcase so I could haul back a massive dreamcatcher. After the jump, get details on the 10 essentials (outside of, like, toothpaste and my birth control pills) I packed for my trip, plus seven things I can assure you from prior experience are absolutely not necessary. Keep reading »
The challenge: find 25 cute, summery, affordable skirts you’d love — for under $25 each! It was difficult, but we managed to do it, giving you tons of new options for your summertime wardrobe. Sheer skirts, flowery skirts, stripes and more — we’ve got it all. Click through to browse and shop!
Earrings are a great accessory to play with during the summer because they look incredible with warm weather hairstyles like updos and ponytails. Bright, bold earrings not only add interest to an outfit, they highlight your neck and collarbone. So pretty. If you’re in the market for some new earrings, check out these 10 fabulous pairs from Etsy–they’re guaranteed to make a statement!
The other day,I popped into the GAP and was pleasantly surprised by their summer collection, which is full of simple, streamlined pieces in bright colors and fun patterns. I especially loved their fresh take on the T-shirt dress and an epically fabulous sunhat that instantly made me feel like Sophia Loren. Click through to check out 10 of GAP’s sunny weather essentials for $60 or less…
We’ve been so happy to see the huge variety of swimsuits available today (remember when everyone had to choose between a string bikini or an old lady one piece?), and we’re especially excited about the resurgence of retro style swimsuits. Here are 10 fabulous options in every size, shape, and color, guaranteed to make you look like a 50s film star lounging poolside. Just add cat eye sunglasses, a wide brim hat, and a cabana boy to fetch you a Mai Tai!