Last week, we showed you some awesome abstract print skirts and this week we’re showing you how to rock one. Rachel McAdams proves that it’s best to keep the rest of the outfit simple and let the skirt stand out. But her satchel is also worthy of a mention. The unusual ice blue/gray color and texture make an otherwise classic-shaped bag extraordinary. And check out that roomy size that’s just right for stashing all the souvenirs and trinkets one might pick up while enjoying a street festival. Come to think of it, Rachel’s espadrilles are the right height for avoiding any street muck, while the wedge heel makes walking comfortable. Find out how you can copy her look, after the jump. Keep reading »
It’s not easy to wear a denim dress without looking like a confused farm hand. For doing it right, we must praise Motel, purveyors of this utterly adorable striped denim concoction. The shape is cute, the pockets subtle and the denim-y-ness not at all overwhelming. We sense a new weekend uniform in the making.
Last fall, we had a full-on fashion love affair with oxford shoes. So schoolboy-ish. So versatile. So comfy. Lately, the oxfords have gone into hibernation, and strappy sandals have taken their place. We’ve noticed, however, that a few retailers are still pushing oxfords this season, updating them for summer in a slightly sandal-ized version with cutouts along the sides.
What do you think of these? A silly way to make a trend work in warmer weather? Or a genius solution to missing your preppy kicks? (Honestly, we think they look a little weird … but maybe with the right styling and outfit?) [Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »
Introducing the “summer poncho,” a design brought to you by Glamourpuss, socialite Gigi Mortimer’s clothing line. While some (us, perhaps) might glance at this and call it a caftan (standard beach cover-up), the garment is definitely meant to be the lightweight translation of the poncho jacket. Explains Mortimer, “We designed it as a warm-weather alternative to our original fur funnel.” The summer fashion concept was enough to catch Vogue‘s attention, which means either a) there’s something to this, or b) some magazine editors needed filler and/or began running out of new ways to spin style.
What do you think? Would you rock a summer poncho? Or will you stick to your sundresses and breezy caftans, thank you very much? [Vogue] Keep reading »
This week in Cheapskate I’m highlighting JCPenney’s I Heart Ronson line, which is designed by Charlotte Ronson. The collection is right in step with fun and flirty summer fashion, but isn’t overly trendy. Plus, almost everything is on sale, so hurry up and snatch up these cute clothes. Keep reading »
We’ve had a thing for this Anthropologie skirt (left) for a while now. The bright colors are alluring, the shape is flattering, and we just want it, dammit. A rather unattractive price tag, however, has held us back. That, after all, is not the sort of skirt you can wear all the time without being called out on it. So, imagine our pleasure when we came across this similar style at Fred Flare (right). The two colorful skirts share their whimsy, but the black waistband, somewhat more streamlined shape, and much prettier price tag make the Fred Flare version a whole lot easier to pull off. [$49, Fred Flare] Keep reading »
Summer’s here! The Frisky wants to know what new fragrances you’re wearing this summer. I’m wearing Angel by Theirry Mugler’s Sunessence Blue Lagoon. It smells like the beach, honey, vanilla, cranberry, and good times. Tell us what fresh fragrance you’re wearing this summer, and we’ll put your best suggestions together in a summer scent slide show with links for where to buy online, so everyone can enjoy. Keep reading »
‘Tis the season for pool days, beach tanning, and summer vacations, all of which no doubt incite spasms of fear and pangs of terror in women all over. Because along with the warm weather comes the need to dress appropriately, and show off aspects of your figure that hid out underneath layers of clothes all winter long. If bathing suit shopping just isn’t your thing, (but, really, whose thing is it?) and the idea of trying on suit after suit in that horrid florescent lighting makes you want to throw up inside, then Lori Coulter has the solution. After realizing women all over have issues shopping for swimwear, Lori created the TrueMeasure process, which uses a 3-D body scanner to figure out 140 measurements of your body. Based on those numbers, she’ll narrow down certain shapes and styles that work with your body and help to customize a personal, made-to-order swimsuit just for you. A bespoke suit will surely be a bit pricey, but it might be worth it to avoid spending hours in department store fitting rooms [Lori Coulter] Keep reading »
Summer trend alert! This season, we’re seeing tons of high-waisted bikinis in the swimwear department, from high-end labels like Chloe and Prada down to your discount retailers. Either these styles are a vintage throwback, or designers have figured out how to tap into a market of normally bikini-phobic women.
What do you think about high-waisted bikinis? Granny panties on the beach? Or swimsuit-tastic? Sound off in the comments!
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