Tag Archives: summer style

Would You Wear These Pricey Designer Flip-Flops?

I don’t blame you if flip-flops are one of the very last things on your mind today. I know that I am personally far more concerned with hunting down functional yet stylish all-weather boots (digression: do these exist, and if so, please point me in the right direction) and a down jacket that won’t make me look like I’ve been pumped full of air from the neck down. In fact, just this morning I wondered aloud, “Will I ever feel warmth again?” Keep reading »

Must Haves: 10 Anything-But-Basic Summer Tees

OKAY, CONFESSION TIME. (God, I feel like I’m always confessing! So much latent guilt!) I love a good breezy tank top as much as the next human being with temperature receptors, but honestly, I don’t necessarily feel like shaving my armpits every day in the summer. I also personally (PERSONALLY! YOU DO YOU!) don’t like the look of my unshaven underarms, which places me in quite the quandary indeed. Will I bro out in a tank top with my stubbly armpits, or will I wear a long-sleeved shirt and sweat out all day? There ought to be some happy medium — and, duh, there is. A good short-sleeved summer tee is not to be underestimated, and there’s certainly no dearth of cute ones. Here are 10 that I would like to see magically appear in my closet right now…

10 Summer LBDs
Must Haves: 10 Black Summer Sundresses
No need to cast your black dresses aside in the summertime. Read More »
9 Plus-Size Bikinis
Must Haves: 9 Pretty Plus-Size Bikinis
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Must Haves: 10 Pretty Pairs Of Spring-Ready Shorts

Shorts are a standard come the warm weather, but wearing denim cutoffs every day can get old fast. Upgrading to a more put-together lace or patterned pair brings your casual summer look to the next level — and even better, if your office is on the laid-back side, these may just fit the bill. These 10 options are reasonably priced and ready to be worn all summer long…

Must Haves: Printed Jeans
Spring Must Haves: 10 Perfect Pairs Of Printed Jeans
The latest crop of printed jeans is all but standard. Read More »
Must Have: Drop Waists
Must Haves: 10 Drop-Waist Dresses
These "Gatsby"-inspired dresses are easy wearing for spring. Read More »

Style Stealer: Keira Knightley Does Florals With Her Fiancé

I often wonder aloud how the guy from Klaxons, a terrible band, managed to score babe Keira Knightley, but that is neither here nor there. Keira’s long-running tenure as, you know, Elizabeth Swan paved the way for her public entity, but in the last few years she’s really proved herself as one to be watched, even when pirates aren’t involved. Her willowy figure and easy grace make her the perfect mannequin for high fashion, but she’s also the epitome of cool when she’s off-duty. A cute floral minidress and simple sandals are a go-to for any casual summer occasion… even if you lack Keira’s long legs and English charm. (I do. Severely.) [Photo: FameFlynet] Keep reading »

SS: Olivia Palermo
A pretty pink dress, dressed down for day. Read More »
SS: Jessica Alba
The ever-stylish actress in another peachy keen look. Read More »
SS: Jordana Brewster
Bright pink and orange are a stunning color combo! Read More »

Style Stealer: Jordana Brewster’s Pretty Pink And Orange Color Combo

I don’t know much about Jordana Brewster, other than the fact that she’s an actress and was in that terrible movie “D.E.B.S.” But that was a long time ago, and apparently Jordana has had a resurgence on television with “Dallas,” which I have never seen. I’m seriously flashing my incompetency right now, no? Anyway, I really love this outfit, but what makes me like it (and Jordana) considerably more is the fact that she was photographed earlier in the day in jeans, presumably pre-shopping, then reemerged from a boutique wearing this maxi skirt — an impatient girl after my own heart! Her colorful, airy attire would be perfect for sweltering days if Jordana lost the long sleeves, so I’m just going to go ahead and lose them for her. A slightly amended version of this spot-on summer look, right this way… Keep reading »

Can We Talk About The Horrors Of Thigh Chafing?

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Whenever summer rolls around I look forward to hot days, gorgeous nights, skimpy sundresses, and sangria. But there’s one thing about this amazing season that fills me with dread, that makes me sigh dramatically as I unpack my summer wardrobe, that makes me cringe at the thought of an afternoon stroll through the park. Two words, my friends: thigh chafing.

According to fashion magazines and fitness shows and hipster photos on Pinterest, all women are supposed to have a generous gap between our thighs (judging from Pinterest, ideally the gap should be large enough to frame a picture of the sunset). I’ve been many different weights in my life, but honestly, I can’t remember a time when my thighs didn’t touch. In the fall and winter when I’m always wearing tights or pants, this isn’t a problem at all. In the summer, when I’m wearing mini skirts and breezy dresses, it is a huge problem… Keep reading »

Style Stealer: Eva Longoria’s Chic Shift Dress

Let’s ignore the fact that from the neck up Eva Longoria seems to be rapidly morphing into a Kardashian, and talk about her awesome outfit instead. I’m in love with everything from the crisp white shift dress to the trendy peep toe booties and–gulp–Birkin bag. Want to steal her style at a much, much, much more affordable price point? Check out the shopping details, after the jump! Keep reading »

SS: Emma Stone
She's black, white, and red all over! Read More »
SS: Tilda Swinton
Hell yes, finally a Tilda look we can wear ourselves! Read More »
SS: Jenna Dewan
We found her exact kimono jacket! Read More »

Awesomely Affordable: Summer Styles From GAP For $60 Or Less

The other day,I popped into the GAP and was pleasantly surprised by their summer collection, which is full of simple, streamlined pieces in bright colors and fun patterns. I especially loved their fresh take on the T-shirt dress and an epically fabulous sunhat that instantly made me feel like Sophia Loren. Click through to check out 10 of GAP’s sunny weather essentials for $60 or less…

Shopping Guide: 7 Breezy Blouses

Lightweight blouses are the perfect garment for spring and summer. They pair equally well with trousers as they do with denim cutoffs, which makes them perfect for warm days at the office or weekend adventures. Click through to check out seven of our favorite breezy styles in a rainbow of colors!

Super Girly-Girl Jellies

Unless your name is Courtney Stodden and you are content to frolick on the sand in six-inch stilettos, you are probably in the market for some beachy footwear right now. These Express jellies are glossy, easily-washable, and super-feminine with their big bow in the front. Buy a couple pairs and match ‘em to your pedicure. You are trying to get that cute lifeguard’s attention, aren’t you? [$24.90, Express]

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