Anyone who says one-pieces fall into the senior citizen swimwear category obviously hasn’t seen Quiksilver’s McCall suit. This vintage-inspired number covers up more than a bikini would, but the monokini cut and deep V-neck sex things up. Put it on and you’ll enjoy your day at the beach twice as much as you would wearing a two-piece. Why? Because swimming won’t be a problem with no skimpy top to lose in the surf, and you’ll still make the boys drool.
Former model Veronica Webb was spotted out and about in NYC wearing a light and airy look that we think is perfect for a weekend spent sightseeing. She’s ready for a lot of walking in her flat oxfords, and the big bag will stash all her souvenirs and will keep a sweater handy (museums always crank up the A/C). The outfit has a low-key vibe yet still looks chic, so you won’t look like the stereotypical tourist. Find out how you can get a similar look after the jump. Keep reading »
Gone forever are the days of camp, those golden weeks of summer when you left your school year personality behind, actually had a shot at having a boyfriend, ate s’mores without calorie counting, and even got to play with weapons in archery class. Vivier, one of our favorite indie handbag labels, recaptures all that with a new summer collection, cutely titled Camp Vivier. Army green sacks and pouches printed with block letters recall the flavor of sleepover camp, while leather and canvas totes remind us of classic outdoorsy gear. In short, just what you need to get your vacation started. (Best part: no tears or goodbyes when the season’s over.)
But you’ll want to start packing ASAP! From now through Memorial Day, you’ll get 25 percent off all Camp Vivier goods. Enter code “25OFF” at checkout. [Vivier Bags] Keep reading »
It’s kind of surprising that the gladiator sandal has remained trendy for going on three summers now. But, honestly, the look isn’t for everyone. Avon‘s Mod Fever Patent Sandal bridges the divide between strap-happy gladiators and simple thong sandals, a staple in most women’s closets. The circles add subtle flair and the tiny heel gives the right amount of height for elongating the leg while still being stroll-worthy. Plus, the patent leather-like material means a sudden downpour won’t ruin the shoes. Now that’s definitely a happy holiday!
I loathe pants. I hate the way they feel, and I hate the way they look on me. This explains why I am such a fan of spring/summer fashion. Come May, my wardrobe consists solely of skirts and dresses, and I’m one happy camper. Until, that is, the wind comes along to rain on my parade. There’s nothing more nerve-wracking than walking down the street, desperately clutching the sides of your dress as a gust of wind fights to flip up your skirt and expose your thong for all the world to see. This totally takes the fun out of wearing anything remotely flowy on a day with a breath of wind.
So, my slightly childish solution is to stock up on tight, stretchy short shorts in a variety of colors to wear underneath skirts and dresses. It’s not ideal, but at least I can walk down the street in peace. And if need be, I slip them off in the bathroom of my destination. Do you do this, too? What’s your solution for wearing skirts on windy days? [$22, American Apparel] Keep reading »
Liberty of London must know that Americans are having a full-on love affair with the oh-so-British brand. The designs, which made a big stateside impression this year thanks to a genius Target collaboration and a Mac makeup deal, are now available as swimwear at Neiman Marcus. The selection is small but well-rounded and exactly what you’d expect from the luxe label. Signature prints and festive patterns make their way onto string bikinis, bandeau tops, and even a sexy cut-out one piece. Perhaps even cuter are the summery cover-ups: there’s a lightweight minidress, an oversized button-down shirt, and our favorite, a pink floral caftan with an iconic red, white, and blue floral motif. Only drawback? This bunch of Liberty goods doesn’t come with Target price tags. Maybe they could get on this? Please? [Neiman Marcus] Keep reading »
A quick glance around any airplane is often an assault to your eyes. Whether too short, too tight, too sloppy, or too much, travelers are highly susceptible to putting on clothes inappropriate for their journey. Though it’s taken years, I think I’ve finally mastered the art of dressing for a long flight. It requires a subtle balancing act between comfort and style, as well as an understanding that flip-flops and a miniskirt simply don’t suit on an eight-hour plane ride. Keep reading for tips to keep you happy and adorable all the way to your destination. Keep reading »
Kim Kardashian has been a fashion force since she landed on the scene as a result of her now-infamous sex tape. But even before she became known for her other talents (or lack thereof, depending on how you look at the situation), Kim worked as a stylist. I think Tim Gunn‘s assessment of her taste was based more on her as person than on her fashion sense because Kim rarely has an off-day. I admire her ability to wear booty-hugging dresses on a regular basis, even though I’d never wear one. I would totally rock the outfit above, which is perfect for an outdoor concert; I think pants are best when sitting on the ground, where hundreds of butts have sat before you. I also like how her minimalist layering still leaves her arms bare. See how you can get this look after the jump. Keep reading »
Here’s something a bit shameful—come spring and summertime, there are usually a couple items in our closet that we just, um, don’t wash too much. You know, the comfy shorts you pull on to run to the grocery store, the tank you wear as a beach cover-up that gets re-used later in the day. (Please tell us this happens to you, too; otherwise, we just admitted to being nasty slobs.) Enza Costa’s loose tank is one of those items that would never (or rarely) make its way to the laundry pile. One reason would be that it looks perfectly sexy-comfy with sandals and cut-offs. Another reason might be that its heather gray hue does a good job of hiding the dirt. The smell, however, is a different matter.
Can you tell that we’re on a spring shoe kick? We put a lot of thought into this particular purchase—you want to find something you can wear with just about anything, is comfortable to take long summer strolls in, and has a little something extra to set you apart from the pack. So check it: These F-Troupe sandals take a traditional cold-weather plaid and make it breezy with an open toe and some ruffles. Perhaps a bit difficult to pull off with other patterns, but we bet these could lead to some creative fashion combos!