Whether summer is a hair-raising or hair-flattening time for you, the heat, humidity and sun can turn anyone’s bad hair day into a bad hair season.
Luckily, there are some tricks of the trade to help you rock your locks all summer long.
But you might want to alter your length based on your locale. “Depending on where you live, longer hairstyles are great for summer,” says celebrity stylist and salon owner, Billy Lowe. “This gives way to those sexy wind-blown locks that seem effortless. But in humid environments where hair may have a tendency to swell, shorter styles are often en vogue and they are easier to maintain.”
Each hair length and texture should also be treated with specific direction during the steamy summer months. Here are tips for every type. Read more… Keep reading »
Let me tell you a secret: sometimes, when I am feeling supremely lazy, I will wear a maxi dress all day long and then sleep in it that night. I mean, a maxi dress is essentially just a nice-ish looking nightgown, so can you blame me? Well, one maxi dress I won’t be wearing to bed this spring is this slightly dressier version from Gap. Available exclusively online, I love the subtle grey and cream print, racer back, and sexy keyhole in the front. Perfect worn with simple flats during the day and colorful wedges at night, throwing on a fitted denim jacket to keep warm. I’ll figure out my PJ situation later.
I’m still not totally on board with the formal shorts thing. No matter the fabric, I feel like shorts are inherently a more casual choice than skirts or trousers. That being said, the formal-ish shorts that are filling the stores right now are adorned with a little something extra — ribbon belts, bows, leather trim, foldover waistbands or embellished hems — that make them seem exponentially more special than a pair of denim cutoffs. After the jump, seven options perfect for Sunday brunches with your girlfriends, wandering around an art museum, or date night with your lover.
Consider two simple but sweet words when you’re deciding on your personal summer style: “comfy” and “cute.” Come on now, ladies, do you really want to spend another hot (make that really hot) summer trying to squeeze into a rib-crushing top or balancing atop sky-high heels? If you’re looking for a new romantic interest, men like to approach women who like themselves, just as they are. So consider these five simple summer style tips before you hit up your favorite stores. Keep reading »
I sweat like a beast when it’s hot out and I’m running around. There. I said it. I’m so not that girl who somehow looks perfectly composed as I enter the cool air-conditioned office from the punishing 90-degree heat outside. Sorry. But my personal heat-induced nastiness has given me time and incentive to find ways to contain the terribleness. Here’s how to keep the moisture at bay on those days when it’s very, very clear that you’re minutes away from looking like a hot mess. Keep reading »
It is so god-awful hot these days that the short trip from home to the office generally leaves us sweat-drenched (no, not “dewy”). We used to delude ourselves into thinking that we’d make it to the office with a full face of makeup intact. As it turns out, that assumption was full on crazy. So in the interest of being realistic and not finding mascara drip mingling with our lipstick slippage, we’ve put together a fool-proof summer face plan. Here’s how to get it done… Keep reading »
As the humidity and temperature spike, so do our chances of heat-induced fashion problems. Every time I step onto a bus or subway or slide into a steaming car, my body sticks to the plastic on the seat and my clothes cling to my legs, delivering me to my destination stinky, clammy and busted-looking. But, no more! Here are a few ways to stay fresh and sweat-stain free. Keep reading »
While most are annoyed about the jelly shoe comeback, we have to admit we’re kind of thrilled. Jellies are pretty, comfy, the coolest texture, and are wearable in the sun, in the rain, on the beach, and pretty much everywhere else. Plus, the word “Jelly” is just so fun to say. These jelly (see, it just rolls right off the tongue!) sandals are only four bucks, and just looking at them puts a smile on our faces. Four bucks for a smile and some cute footwear? We’ll take that any day! [$4, Bath & Body Works] Keep reading »
It has been raining on and off in New York for weeks and we are sick of it. It’s easy to prepare for cold weather rain: wellies, a water repellent jacket, massive black umbrella, and, for the really dedicated, a hat. But the task gets considerably more difficult when the pelting rain is combined with heat and humidity, aka The Perfect Storm of All Things That Make Women Look Messy, Terrible, and Grumpy. In the interest of keeping you dry both from rain and copious amounts of sweat, we’ve found a few summer appropriate, rain-resisting wardrobe staples. Here’s what you need… Keep reading »
You don’t need a $400 Gucci beach towel for the summer.
You don’t need a $315 peace sign bikini ’cause all the goodwill in the world ain’t gonna pay for that thing.
And you definitely don’t need another pair of khaki short-shorts or that same cotton dress in one more color.
What you do need are a few summer wardrobe updates that you can buy and then wear while eating the food you’re still able to pay for. As always, the number of new things you buy doesn’t really matter. It’s more important to make sure that all the items work with each other and the things you own. Keep reading »