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]
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 surprisingly simple to replicate at home. Click through to check ‘em out!
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]
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 this versatile trend? Here are eight kimono jackets we love–starting at just $14! Click through to check ‘em out…
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 some shorts to pair with all my cute tanks. At this point I’ve stopped even trying shorts on in stores because it can just be a dreadful experience, so having some pointers on the best stores to try could help me out a ton. –Short on Shorts
I totally feel you on this. The short-shorts and skinny jeans trends have not been particularly kind to those of us with larger thighs. Finding a style that actually fits is difficult; finding a pair that doesn’t resemble sausage casing is nearly impossible. The key word, though, is nearly. It takes a little extra work, but your short soulmates are out there, I promise. Here are a few tips to help you find them… Keep reading »
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!
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.
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… Keep reading »
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 pieces at reasonable prices. Click through to check out 10 awesome items from their current collection, all for 50 bucks or less!
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 weekends and summer barbecues. Get the look for yourself, after the jump! Keep reading »