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Shopping Guide: 10 Light & Loose Summer Tees

I’m having an unimaginably difficult time believing that spring is upon us, let alone the fact that summer is a little more than a month away, but the weather forecast says it’s true: it’s getting Hot in Herre. Yeah, just a little 2002 throwback right there. Anyway, I’m not really an outdoors person, so with the change of seasons I’m mostly concerned with what I’m going to wear. Like, really concerned — I live in constant fear of being too hot or too cold. When the temperatures start hitting the top of the chart, it comes time to keep things cool with cutoffs and tank tops. Thing is, I have an irrational neuroses about my armpits: I want them safely hidden in a sleeve of sorts. This gets a little weird, especially in the context of pounding the boiling pavement of a New York City summer, so I’ve taken to investing in a certain type of top. I like them short-sleeved (but not capped!), loose-fitting, and diaphanous in easy, breezy fabrics, but not too sheer or gauzy lest they be too easily destroyed. Is that too much to ask? Whether you share my armpit-phobia or are just in search of a more work-friendly alternative to casual tanks, look no further.

Awesomely Affordable: 10 Picks From Brandy Melville

I first discovered the Italian label Brandy Melville during a trip to Santa Monica last summer. I was strolling along the Third Street Promenade when I came across the store, and I had an instinctual reflex to go in. Immediately. From the aesthetics and quality of the trendy clothes, I thought they would have exorbitant price tags like that of a similarly styled shop, LF. Not so — think boutique looks at just above Forever 21 prices. All of the clothes, except denim, are one-size-fits-most, subscribing to a loose-fitting, laid-back philosophy that made me want to buy everything. When I came back to New York, I was thrilled to discover their Soho store, but to my chagrin their online retailing was little more than an intro page. Sometime in the last six months, they gave it a revamp to offer e-commerce, so now Brandy is available to everyone. The one-size mantra makes it beyond easy to shop tanks, tops, and dresses, and I couldn’t be happier. Here are my ten favorite summer-ready pieces available online right now.

Shopping Guide: Retro Plus-Size Dresses

If you’re searching for style inspiration for spring and summer, try looking to the past. Silhouettes and prints from the 40s through the ’70s will instantly add a playful feel to your wardrobe. Whether you’re looking for something casual or special occasion, we found 7 gorgeous dresses to flatter and celebrate your curves. Click through to check ‘em out …

Shopping Guide: 7 Breezy Blouses

Lightweight blouses are the perfect garment for spring and summer. They pair equally well with trousers as they do with denim cutoffs, which makes them perfect for warm days at the office or weekend adventures. Click through to check out seven of our favorite breezy styles in a rainbow of colors!

Check Out Tracy Reese’s Collection For Anthropologie

We’ve been big fans of Tracy Reese for a long time. Her dresses are girly, pretty and the epitome of feminine charm. So we were especially thrilled to learn she’d be doing a capsule collection for Anthropologie. Reese’s seven-piece collection is part of Anthro’s Made In Kind series, where the company teams up with lesser-known and smaller design houses to create limited collaborations. Check out Reese’s designs in the slideshow above!

Awesomely Affordable: 10 Items From Mango For $50 Or Less

Mango, the Spanish retailer which, somewhat recently, set up shop in the US, also has an awesome website for online shoppers. Their summer collection is bright, flattering, and so affordable that we had really tough time narrowing it down to just 10 pieces for less than $50. Click through to check out our picks!

7 Awesome Items From Isaay.com — Plus, Win A $500 Gift Card!

Hey laaaaaadiezzzzzz … spring has arrived, summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to add some fun, fabulous pieces to your warm weather wardrobe. The generous folks at chic online retailer Isaay.com are giving one lucky Frisky reader a $500 gift card to spend on anything on the site. Enter to win here (see official rules here) — and check out seven of our favorite pieces currently for sale on Isaay.com.

Shopping Guide: Workout Clothes Cute Enough To Wear Outside The Gym

Fashion magazines are going crazy for athletic-inspired clothes right now. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your workout wardrobe or want to add some athletic flair to your day-to-day outfits, we found 10 sporty pieces that fit the bill. Click through to check ‘em out …

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Shopping Guide: 7 Skater Skirts For Spring

Looking for an undeniably springy item to add to your wardrobe this season? Try a skater skirt. They’re comfy, flattering, and perfect for twirling around in meadows, which is what all of us do in springtime, right? Click through to check out seven of our faves in a variety of colors, patterns, and textures …

Etsy Spotlight: 8 Pieces From Wanderlust Couture

Etsy is awesome, but the sheer quantity of stuff on the site can be really overwhelming. To give you a helpful shortcut, we like to highlight some of our favorite online shops. This week let’s take a look at Wanderlust Couture, a Portland-based vintage shop that operates out of a 1969 Cardinal Deluxe travel trailer. They’ve got some fabulous pieces in a variety of sizes, and the aesthetic is totally Mad Men. Click through to check out eight of our picks …

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