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…
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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…
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!
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]
You guys, I simply cannot stay silent for a moment longer. The cost of swimwear is too damn high! It’s. Too. Damn. High. I’m going to Mexico in a month so I’ve been on the hunt for a new bikini to bring with me and wear basically 24/7 while I’m there. But I am seriously appalled by how much swimwear designers are charging for these scant pieces of fabric. Who wants to spend $200 on something that is going to spend the majority of its time soaking in chlorine or salt water, chafing against sand, and fading in the sun? Who wants to spend $200 on something that is, for most of us, sort of depressing to shop for because it illuminates our unfair body image issues? NOT ME. AND NOT YOU. That’s why I am taking it upon myself to track down the best swimsuits in a variety of styles under $75, that way you still have money to spend on, you know, getting to the beach(or pool or lake or swimming hole) in the first place.
First up: bandeaus! This is my ideal bikini style because I really don’t like tanlines on my shoulders or chest — all of these bandeau tops (with matching/coordinating bottoms) come with a strap/straps that you can either untie or remove, that way you can still feel secure when you’re running through the waves. Click on to see what I’ve picked!
ummer camp dressing is the antithesis of style — Color War T-Shirts, unflattering denim overalls and hiking socks typically fill the cubbies of eager campers — but one trend we’re ready to revive is the friendship bracelet. No longer reserved for 14 years old BFFs, this tradition is an easy way to add a playful spin to your adult wardrobe. Pair your bright and braided jewelry with a menswear-inspired watch or sophisticated bangles. Lately, designers and DIY-enthusiasts have been incorporating rhinestone gems to give the playful jewelry a touch of glam. Read more… Keep reading »