As summer winds down and the evenings start cooling off, we’re reaching for transition pieces to throw over our tanks and summer dresses. A blazer is always a good bet, and as these stylish celeb illustrate, there are about a million ways to wear it. Click through to check out how the stars are wearing their blazers, and stay tuned for a shopping guide later this week to help you snag the ideal blazer of your own!
Last week The New York Times ”Style” section reported that legs — “exposed legs, smooth and coltish” — are “tak[ing] their turn” as the body’s trendiest part. To the casual reader, it might seem strange that something as universally desirable as shapely legs could be having a moment. On the other hand, what took them so long? Hominids went bipedal, what, 4 million years ago? But to focus on such details would be to lose sight of the singular joys of the body trend story, a staple of the Times Style section.
Media critics have long delighted in dissecting the Times’ so-called “bogus trend story,” like The Great Unwashed, House Parties with Bartenders (“It’s My Sh-Bam”), and The Momshell. The body trend piece makes these tightrope walks of anecdotal journalism look simple. It doesn’t look at trends in body types; that would be too easy. Rather, the body trend story seamlessly folds individual parts of the human body — standard issue and inescapable though they are — into the familiar cycle of fashion trending. Hemlines up, hemlines down, eyebrows in, eyebrows out. Read more …
Ever since I spotted Sarah Michelle Gellar looking absolutely gorgeous in a floral maxi dress and a slouchy cardigan, I’ve been wanting to add a new maxi dress or two to my wardrobe. Not only are they crazy-comfy, they’re actually a great transition piece to take you from summer to fall: wear now with sunglasses and sandals, and later with boots and sweaters. If you’d like to get on board the maxi dress train, here are 10 gorgeous options to consider…
Dear Whoever Took The Baja Hoodie My Neighbor Left In A “Free” Box On The Sidewalk,
When I saw that my neighbor had placed a Baja hoodie out on the sidewalk in a box marked “free,” along with a diverse collection of books, glassware, a compost bin, and what appeared to be an old washcloth, I laughed. This striped gray and black garment reminded me of the precious group of stoner skateboarders who lurked in the halls of my rural high school (once I wrote a feature story for the school paper about how the skater boys were misunderstood and deserved at least as much respect as our chapter of the Future Farmers of America). It reminded me of a guy in my freshman fiction class who would plagiarize Nietzsche during workshops and always wore–you guessed it–a Baja hoodie. It reminded me of the glassy-eyed surfers I met when I lived in Hawaii.
I didn’t know which neighbor abandoned it, but I can be relatively sure this person attended some reggae concerts in the early ’90s. I can be relatively sure they inhaled deeply and often. I can be relatively sure they recently got a “real job” and felt it was finally time to let go of their past.
What I couldn’t be sure of is who on earth would see a frayed Baja hoodie peeking out of a box on the sidewalk and think, “Score!” Since the box had been placed directly under my office window, I decided to wait and see…
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Done well, leather shorts can hit the perfect balance of classy and edgy–hell, if they’re the right size and cut, they can even be flattering (yes, really!). That being said, it’s also really easy to get them wrong–too short, too tight, or too baggy, and the results can be disastrous. We found 10 celebs braving the leather shorts trend in 10 very different ways. Click through to check ‘em out!
As Julie has previously mentioned, leopard print is tough to get right, but it can definitely be done. I think Heidi Klum looks pretty amazing here (I mean, she’s Heidi Klum, so not looking amazing would be a much more difficult endeavor), although I could do without the ruffle hem, and the black leather belt seems a bit heavy to be paired with strappy stiletto sandals. Overall though, I’m going to place this in the “successful leopard print” category. What say you?
I love the cap toe shoe trend that’s happening right now: white ballet flats with black toes; black stiletto slingbacks with silver toes; pink pumps with yellow toes–I’ll take a pair of each, please! For some reason the idea that you can DIY your own cap toe shoes totally blew my mind, even though it’s one of the simplest projects I’ve ever come across. All you need is tape, spray paint, and a simple pair of shoes ready to get the cap toe treatment. As you can see, neon toes look fabulous on tan pumps, but you could try whatever color combo worked best with your wardrobe. If you give this DIY a try, send me a pic of your finished footwear at email@example.com! [Green Wedding Shoes]
When the weather is in the triple digits, wrapping extra fabric around your neck is the last thing you want to do, but trust us: as summer winds down and temperatures drop a bit, a lightweight scarf can be a great way to add some interest to your outfits and stay comfortable on breezy nights. We rounded up 10 gorgeous options in all sorts of colors and prints (Skulls! Stripes! Polka dots!), and the best part? These awesome accessories won’t break the bank. Click through to check ‘em out!
Floral prints are everywhere right now: they’re decorating dresses, pants, blouses, skirts, and purses. Celebrities are flocking to this trend like bees to, well, flowers, and we couldn’t help but round up some examples of floral street style. Click through to check out celebs like Rihanna, Hilary Duff, Eva Mendes, and Katy Perry getting their bloom on…