Posts tagged "summer fashion"

Stinky Summer Feet No More

Ladies, let's admit that stinky feet can be a problem in the summer, especially since most of us haven't mastered looking chic while wearing socks with sandals. (Never, ever.) But there is a way to keep your feet and shoes odor-free this summer. Silver Linings are thin shoe inserts infused with Agion Antimicrobial, a silver-based…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2011

How Not To Pack For A Trip

Last week I went down to San Diego for a few days. In theory, it should have been a very simple trip to pack for: throw a couple pairs of cutoffs and a swimsuit in a duffel bag and you're good to go. In reality, I jammed a rucksack full of roughly 200 pounds of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 29, 2011

Wear What You Eat: Lemonade

The only thing I like better than shopping (and I like shopping A LOT) is eating. And if I could somehow combine those two things, well, that would be magical. And that's why I've created this new feature, "Wear what you eat," wherein I create outfits and shopping guides themed around some of my favorite…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 14, 2011

Clutch This And Don’t Let Go

Everyone needs a simple leather clutch in their arsenal. This American Apparel medium-sized pouch can fit most of your essentials, plus a small paperback. It comes in so many neutral and punchy colors, like rose bowl and buttercup, that you'll have a difficult time choosing just one. But at $50, you can afford to pick…

By: Annika Harris / May 2, 2011

HUDSON: Denim You Can Tolerate In The Summer

Even if you're a die-hard jeans girl 10 months out of the year, when summer arrives, heavy denim is probably the last thing you reach for. But HUDSON jeans' spring/summer 2011 collection is denim you can actually tolerate in the heat. Inspired by the culture of Dogtown and Venice, CA in the '70s, the collectio…

By: Annika Harris / April 23, 2011

Cheapskate: Hayden-Harnett’s Summer Sale

Amelia turned me on to Hayden-Harnett last year, and I've been hooked ever since. This super cool Brooklyn brand has tough leather and nylon bags, retro-style swimsuits, and edgy fashions. And while we'd love to go on a Hayden-Harnett shopping spree once a month, our inner financial planner warns us not to. Instead, we just…

By: Annika Harris / August 5, 2010

Cheapskate: Ruche

Ruche is a site we stumbled upon and instantly fell in love with. All the clothes look like items you'd find in an old trunk in your fashionable grandmother's attic, but with a modern twist. The jewelry looks even more precious and Old World. What's even better is that Ruche is a very affordable site.

By: Annika Harris / July 29, 2010

Your Go-To Summer Dress

Summer months are meant for languid afternoon picnics, happy hours that turn into evenings out, and long boozy brunches. The last thing we have time for when it’s warm outside is thinking about what to wear, and though maxi dresses are a simple go-to, they always need that embellishment that only jewelry can bring. But…

By: Bianca Posterli / July 23, 2010

First Look: Target X Harlem

Just when you thought the designs from Target's designer collaborations were becoming both boring and too outrageous, Target teams up with Isabel and Ruben Toledo and Stephen Burrows for the collection Target X Harlem. The mega-retailer seems to have been influenced by the neighborhood of one of its newest stores, which is set to ope…

By: Annika Harris / July 21, 2010

A Romper For Your Summer Festivities

Rompers have become a must-have item for beating the sweltering summer heat. This cute and breezy Victoria's Secret romper pulls double-duty: it works as a cover-up at the beach but is also festively chic for a BBQ at a friend's house (just add a T-shirt and a little razzle-dazzle). It's flattering for all body types,…

By: Carli Alexa Blau / July 19, 2010

Cheapskate: American Eagle Outfitters Summer Clearance

Some items at teen and young adult-focused stores can be ageless, believe it or not. American Eagle Outfitters does a good job of providing pieces an adult woman would want to mix into her wardrobe. The retailer also is excellent at lowering the prices. Check out the pieces we want, after the jump, and remember…

By: Annika Harris / July 17, 2010

Weekend Wear: Kim Kardashian’s Running Errands Look

Even though running errands is a tedious task, I really love the sense of accomplishment I feel after finishing everything with spare time left in the day. Some might think there's no need to look pulled-together for running errands, but I beg to differ. Not only will a comfy and cute outfit put you i…

By: Annika Harris / July 16, 2010

Bring Some Bugs To Your Picnic

Nothing puts a damper on a day in the park like ants crawling into your picnic basket. Gross. I shudder at the thought of mosquitoes, crickets, and wasps. Ugh, they're icky! And I'm quick to kill 'em (sorry, animal lovers), but insects give me the heebie jeebies. Now, however, there's a better way to have…

By: Lauren Gold / July 14, 2010

How Far Ahead Do You Think In The Fashion Future?

While merchandise turnover happens every season, it seems most jarring in the summertime. It's about this time of year that we start noticing heavy knits and jackets in the new arrivals section nestled right in there next to the bikinis. (Take for example, the new arrivals at the Gap: cardigans, hoodies, trenches, and argyle socks.)…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 14, 2010

Hot Or Too Hot: Boot-als

The sandal with ankle sheath (or boot-al as we like to call it, think bootie plus sandal) isn't an all-new concept. We started seeing the boho-inspired, open-toe designs like these Topshop numbers in the spring, and have had some trouble transitioning with the kicks. You see, come summer, these types of shoes can become sweat…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 14, 2010

How To Go Casual With Summertime Sexy

American Apparel may be going bankrupt, but recently the retailer's new styles have been right on the money. Take, for example, this simple jersey tank dress with a sexy scooped back. Our minds are racing with a myriad of ways to use and wear this item. Beach cover-up? Comfy nightgown, perhaps? Trying going risqué with…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 12, 2010

Weekend Wear: Kylie Minogue’s Seaside Brunch Look

Kylie Minogue has fearless style that's hard for the average woman to imitate. However, this look balances the tightrope between edgy and simple well. Well-placed pleats and a tapered leg make her khakis chic and interesting, while the long-sleeve button-down shirt keeps the look classic. This classy neutral look would be great for a seaside…

By: Annika Harris / July 9, 2010

Cheapskate: Gotta Love The Gap

Last week, I sauntered into the Gap to escape the heat and to check out the sale section. Once again, Gap didn't let me down and somehow I walked out of there with a shopping bag full of sale goodies. While the items weren't truly remarkable, they are staples, like a striped oversized T-shirt and…

By: Annika Harris / July 8, 2010

The End Of Boat Shoe Syndrome

There's this problem with a lot of high-tops that keeps them from being more prevalent in our wardrobes. It's called Boat Shoe Syndrome (because we named it that) and it manifests itself by making the shoes way too wide and clunky for our dainty lady feet. These Nike Dunk Skinny High Top Trainers, however, are…

By: Lily Q / July 8, 2010

10 Summer Style Dos And Don’ts

The sun is out and the heat is on. But just because you've said goodbye to the cold weather layers doesn't mean you can say goodbye to common style rules. Bling-bling and bikinis, heels at the beach, and sunglasses indoors just aren't fashionable, regardless of who is wearing them. After the jump, find 10 summer…

By: Carli Alexa Blau / July 6, 2010