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A swimsuit cover-up is a great addition to your beach or pool bag. Even if they don’t actually cover up that much of you, it’s nice to have a little something to throw on over your bikini to go grab a cool drink. Since your cover-up is guaranteed to get wet, sandy, and chlorinated, it’s… READ MORE »


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Tie-dye. Doesn’t it just conjure up hippies playing hacky sack and the pungent odor of Patchouli? Tie-dye gets a (deservably) bad rap, but you don’t have to wear hemp chords and Birkenstocks to get down with tie-dye gear. In fact, there’s lots of totally adult, respectable and cute ways to wear it. We promise!
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Honestly, high-waisted shorts are always probably going to be one of those things that girls love and dudes just don’t understand. But who cares? You look cute in them, and they’re a great way to hide some of that summertime pooch you might have put on (all those hot dogs and ice cream sandwiches can… READ MORE »


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Suddenly, it seems like hot pink is everywhere! It’s super summer-appropriate, and we’re into it, but it’s also an easy color to get wrong. If you’re not careful, hot pink can make you look ho-riffic. So we suggest you pair your hot pink with neutral colors and conservative pieces.

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Stores are filled with gorgeous summer dresses right now, most of which fall under the sleeveless or strapless category. Whether you’re searching for something office appropriate or just prefer a little more coverage, it can be tough to find any semblance of a sleeve this time of year. Never fear–we’ve tracked down 10 lovely dresses… READ MORE »


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Imagined conversation at the Steve Madden clothing factory:

“Sir, there’s been an accident. A huge batch of black jersey skirts got pulled through a shredder.”
“No problem! Just market them as swimsuit coverups and charge double the price!”

And voila, the “short hula skirt coverup” was born. [$42, Zappos]… READ MORE »


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In case you haven’t noticed (or you live in a different hemisphere), it’s freakin’ hot out, you guys. When the weather’s this steamy, it’s really tempting to give up on your hair, but trust us, you can make those greasy roots work for you! Here are five of our favorite sexy summer hairstyles that are… READ MORE »


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I think most people throw on a hat to cover up a bad hair day or shield their delicate scalp from the sun, which means a see-through hat–especially a really expensive see-through hat–is about as useful as a pair of lens-less sunglasses. [$128, Diesel] … READ MORE »


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Kimono jackets are the perfect lightweight layer for summer, and their flowy shape makes them a super flattering option for all body types. We love how effortlessly chic they look when paired with jeans and a simple ribbed tank, but you can also dress them up for work or an evening out. Want in on… READ MORE »


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I haven’t worn non-athletic shorts since my age was in the single digits due to my German heritage and stocky lower body.  I am not overweight by any means; I just have thighs that love to accumulate muscle and that cupcake I ate yesterday! It would expand my summer wardrobe so much if I had… READ MORE »


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Dusty pink is such a beautiful, romantic color. It’s much quieter than its loud cousin hot pink, more complex than its simple sister light pink, and–surprise!–it actually works on a variety of skin tones. Here are seven dusty pink dresses we’re currently lusting after. Click through to check ‘em out! … READ MORE »


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Sometimes you’re just not in the mood to show the world your thighs. And when that happens, it’s nice to pull out a midi-length skirt. Offering more coverage than a mini- or knee-length skirt, midi-skirts are great with skimpy midriff baring tops or sexy Ts. After the jump, nine midi-skirts with extra oomph. … READ MORE »


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Sarah Jessica Parker wore this flowy bohemian outfit for a stroll around her NYC neighborhood recently, and now we’re dying to recreate it–especially that adorable button-front skirt. Want to get this casual summer look for yourself? We’ve got all the pieces (for $50 or less!) after the jump… … READ MORE »


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Confession time: I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Express. Even though they’re known mostly for slutty office wear. Even though they instructed their employees to use the term “up in this piece” in the ’90s. Because hidden between all of the sequins and bandage dresses, they actually have some really cute… READ MORE »


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The moment I saw this photo of Nancy Sinatra with thick black eyeliner and an entire bouquet of flowers in her hair, I knew I had found my summer style inspiration. It might be too hot to wear her signature thigh-high boots, but the rest of Nancy’s famous flower child look is perfect for beach… READ MORE »


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Chambray is like denim’s svelte, attractive cousin — a better clothing companion in the warm months than a pair of bulky jeans. And, chambray translates well as a great fabric for shirts, rompers, skirts and more. It’s breathable, lightweight and looks super good against tan skin. Try these 10 chambray pieces on for size. … READ MORE »


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Artfully draped fabric instantly makes any dress more interesting, and, as an added bonus, gives the illusion that it’s a much more expensive piece of clothing. With that in mind, here are eight of our favorite draped dresses, perfect for adding a little high fashion drama to your summer wardrobe. The best part? Most of… READ MORE »


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It’s time for Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha! This week let’s take a look at some super mini summer “dresses” and the awkward contortions required to model them. Click through to check ‘em out, and remember–if you need to bend your knees, cross your legs, and clench your thighs in order to not show the world… READ MORE »


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Hawaiian prints were all over the spring and resort runways this year–from Stella McCartney, Dries Van Noten and more. And now that it’s summer, it finally seems appropriate to break them out. While Hawaiian shirts might traditional be the purview of men, we’ve found girly, feminine interpretations of the trend for ladies. Check ‘em out! READ MORE »


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If you’re looking for a way to add a little sex appeal to your summer wardrobe but don’t want to be too revealing, a lace back tank might be the perfect middle ground. They show a peek of skin under a layer of feminine lace–the effect is totally sexy (not to mention totally stylish). Click… READ MORE »


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