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Awesomely Affordable: 13 Bandeau Bikinis That Don’t Cost A Fortune

You guys, I simply cannot stay silent for a moment longer. The cost of swimwear is too damn high! It’s. Too. Damn. High. I’m going to Mexico in a month so I’ve been on the hunt for a new bikini to bring with me and wear basically 24/7 while I’m there. But I am seriously appalled by how much swimwear designers are charging for these scant pieces of fabric. Who wants to spend $200 on something that is going to spend the majority of its time soaking in chlorine or salt water, chafing against sand, and fading in the sun? Who wants to spend $200 on something that is, for most of us, sort of depressing to shop for because it illuminates our unfair body image issues? NOT ME. AND NOT YOU. That’s why I am taking it upon myself to track down the best swimsuits in a variety of styles under $75, that way you still have money to spend on, you know, getting to the beach(or pool or lake or swimming hole) in the first place.

First up: bandeaus! This is my ideal bikini style because I really don’t like tanlines on my shoulders or chest — all of these bandeau tops (with matching/coordinating bottoms) come with a strap/straps that you can either untie or remove, that way you can still feel secure when you’re running through the waves. Click on to see what I’ve picked!

Sustainable Style: 8 Sustainable Pieces From Edun

Edun is the brainchild of Bono and his wife Ali Hewson. Founded in 2005, the company is committed to fair trade and sustainability by building partnerships with growers and manufacturers at the beginning of the supply chain in Africa. In 2008, it launched the Conservation Cotton Initiative Uganda, and uses cotton produced through the initiative in many of its products. After the jump, eight of our favorite items from Edun’s latest collection.

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The 2012 Spring Fashion Trend Awards!

Every spring, the fashion industry goes crazy for new trends that aren’t actually new (OMG you guys! Pastels!), but still, it’s fun to see what styles trickle down from the runways and pop up in stores around the country, and figure out how to work these looks into your own wardrobe. We sorted through this spring’s biggest trends and chose seven for our Spring Trend Awards. Click through to check out our picks for most (and least) wearable, cheapest, comfiest, and more!

Shopping Guide: 10 Pairs Of Cute Patterned Shorts

Hey girl, you might be saying, it’s a little too early to break out the shorts just yet. But we recommend you wear these brightly colored, patterned and printed shorts with tights underneath and a plain tee. They’re the perfect thing to get you through spring. After the jump, our favorite printed pairs for your perusal.

Awesomely Affordable: 10 Items Under $50 From Ruche

I stumbled across a gorgeous dress from Ruche while browsing Pinterest the other day, and when I clicked through to the site I was pleasantly surprised by the selection of flowy, spring-y pieces in muted colors and soft florals. The best part? The prices are totally reasonable. Here are 10 of my favorite pieces for 50 bucks or less …

Etsy Spotlight: Super Stylish Vintage Sunglasses

We’re celebrating Earth Month here at The Frisky, and one of the easiest, cheapest, and fun ways to make your closet more earth-friendly is by buying vintage and secondhand whenever possible. My favorite vintage item to shop for is sunglasses because they add a cool retro vibe to any outfit (and you don’t have to deal with vintage sizing issues!). Here are 10 eye-catching pairs I found on Etsy, all for 20 bucks or less …

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Shopping Guide: 10 Terrific Tartan Pieces In Celebration Of Tartan Day!

It’s April 6th, which means … it’s Tartan Day! Yep, today is the official day to celebrate the delightful plaid pattern known as tartan. In order to avoid a lengthy etymological discussion of “tartan,” for now we’ll define it as a colorful plaid with lines and squares of varied thickness. It’s a classic pattern that’s a little preppy and a little punk rock. Want to celebrate this random holiday by bringing some tartan into your wardrobe? Here are 10 stylish ways to do it…

Sustainable Style: Thieves By Sonja Den Elzen

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Canadian line Thieves by Sonja den Elzen is committed to sustainability and uses eco-friendly fabrics such as organic wool, organic cotton, peace silk, tencel and hemp. Her clothes are comfortable, wearable and (for the most part) affordable. Check out 10 of our favorite pieces from her collection!

Shopping Guide: 10 Pastel Pieces

I guess I may have been a little too presumptuous in my assertions of spring, because things in New York City have taken a turn for the cold. My (rather wise) father is ascribing it to an “Arctic blast,” which seems reasonable, so I’m going to assume that this is indeed a mere blip on the late-March radar. Given the weather, it may not seem high time for spring clothes, but really, is there ever a bad time for pastels? This year, trend-starters and garden-variety fashionistas alike are getting bold with brights and their diluted counterparts, so I have reason to believe that come early summer, Easter-egg shades will be inescapable. They’re the perfect way to inject some à la mode color into your look without taking the neon route and ease your style into something a little more warm-weather friendly. Behold, my selection of the prettiest pastel clothing and accessories, perfect for sweetening up your wardrobe this time of year.

9 Super Cool Statement Blazers

We were really feeling the crazy patterned blazer that Victoria Justice wore to the premiere of “Bully” the other day. We liked it so much we were inspired to find nine other patterned and printed blazers — jackets that can totally take a simple jeans and tee-shirt combo up a notch. Check ‘em out after the jump and tell us which one you like best! Keep reading »

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