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Some turbans will make you look like Disney’s Aladdin, while others will make you look like Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard.
It can be pretty tricky to dress like Jane Austen without seeming weird and costume-y. But to celebrate the release of Austenland, we’ve gathered a few pieces that incorporate trends from the era, but can still fit into a modern wardrobe.
Summer styling can be a tough one, especially when you work in an aggressively air-conditioned office. We know, we’re guilty, too. We tempt you with The Goods every single morning as if you’re just gonna quickly buy a new top every AM while guzzling your iced latte straight to the brain. Well here’s the cold, hard truth: we don’t shop every day, either. What we really do is pick a few solid items that’ll carry us through all season and — gasp, the horror — maybe even beyond.
’90s fever is in the air, and the Styleite office has been infected hard. Our response to Rachel Bilson’s 90210 To Do List costumes was similar to how we react to baby animals, and ease of going to the bathroom isn’t really even a factor when it comes to our collective “all one-piece everything” resolutions.
If our humidity-stricken hair has taught us anything this summer, it’s that you must be creative when it comes to keeping your tresses under your own supremacy. Whether it be adorning our hair with tactfully tied scarves or teasing it until our volume is impressively in place, we’ve come up with 12 humidity-masking hair tricks that make a lot more sense than a $50 blowout. Your mane and wallet can thank us later.
While we can’t mask the fact that we were hoping for a royal baby girl, there’s something about a Prince William mini-me running around Buckingham Palace that really tugs at our heartstrings. The little prince may be less than 24 hours old, but we’ve already started shopping for the sovereign tike. And while his mum is certainly the more stylish of his parents, we think that it would be foolish of him not to take a few pages out of his father’s royal fashion book. From the Grenadier Guard-esque uniform Prince William donned during the Trooping the Colour ceremony to his English Rugby regalia, here are 7 tiny looks that we could see the little heir-to-the-throne wearing during his first few years.
Kate Middleton is in labor, and while we’re not amongst the herds of paparazzi and royal worshipers perched outside of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, we’re still very much a part of the pandemonium across the pond. While the world awaits news of the royal baby’s gender (and omg the name!), we’d like to imagine what the Duchess is wearing whilst in labor. Because let’s face it, there’s no such thing as a hospital gown fit for a princess (but if there is, we think we might have found it).
They may not leave much to the imagination, but after being donned by Daisy Duke in the early eighties and Miley today, who wasn’t even born back then, the short-on-fabric-long-on-shelf-life style has proven to be timeless. It’s not like you’re gonna wear a dress every day, and with the right cut and cloth, this summer’s take on the staple can offer the optical illusion of a longer-limbed look.
In the summer, and especially during vacation, you’ve got one article of clothing — a bathing suit, if you’re lucky — a mani/pedi, and not much else. That doesn’t mean you can let coordination go by the wayside. Sure, you may need to double your swimwear wardrobe to pull this off, and become a permanent fixture at the nail salon, but with our picks below, you can have a swimsuit to flatter any figure, plus a manicure and pedicure to match. Consider it your pool party power play.
Around these parts, “double-duty” is usually synonymous with “you can wear this in two different social settings and not look totally stupid.” That’s all fine and dandy, but sometimes, we like to defy expectations and go for
men pieces that are ridiculously good-looking and have some substance.
It probably helps to have a seat that goes all the way back and a dinner that isn’t mystery meat, but Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was the freshest thing that side of the arrivals gate when she stepped off the plane at Sydney airport this morning. The English model is in Australia to fulfill some ambassador duties for cosmetics brand ModelCo, and the few footsteps she took on SYD turf were very stylish ones.
In honor of America’s birthday, and in the spirit of adding conscience to our shopping carts, we’ve scoured the 50 states for Made In America brands we’d actually want to wear. There are twinkly necklaces, those boots you always try on and don’t just splurge on (do it!), Selvedge denim (really!) and way less American Apparel than you’d think — i.e. none. The best part is, by shopping goods designed, sourced and made right here between our country’s sandy shores, you can skip dressing strictly in stars and stripes to show your true colors.
Feathers and sequins may dominate our closets, but creepers (still) kind of scare us. That’s why, when two power bloggers posted flatforms within days of each other, we literally became paralyzed with fear and were only resuscitated hours later by Anna dello Russo’s “Fashion Shower.”
We’ve handpicked all the curtain dresses and bonnets (kind of) a modern-day Scarlett would need to pout and charm her way through barbecues, Ashley’s wedding, and, you know, the Civil War. To anyone who pooh-poohs wearing crinolines and velvet in June: Frankly, we don’t give a damn.
Whether you’re lucky enough to have Hawaii within range for a weekend jaunt or, like us, you’ll be daydreaming that your local beach is somewhere due west, your fashion approach can stay the same. To get a true take on what’s in in Hawaii, we chatted with Kelia Moniz, an island native and a member of Roxy’s surf team. Her closet is reliably stocked with light cover-ups, cut-offs, strappy sandals, and bikinis, that guarantee comfort and cool.
While she’s definitely no doppelganger for a young SJP, AnnaSophia Robb’s got mad chops in the style department. The young Carrie Bradshaw never puts a foot wrong when she’s on the red carpet, and while copying her intricate braided hairstyle might take a few extra hands and more hours than we like to admit we spend in front of the mirror, we reckon we can emulate her most recent red carpet success story without too much trouble.
Time to whip out your Daisy Dukes and hit the boardwalk. But when it’s this hot out, you need an arsenal of easy, lightweight clothing. We rounded up a bunch of summer basics. And since everything is under $25, you won’t care if you drip ice cream down your chin or if someone pushes you into a pool. Flip through the slideshow to stock up on dresses, shorts, rompers and more.
There’s no denying it: it’s Summer out there, and we plan on spending as much time outside as possible. With that in mind, this list showcases everything from our favorite one-piece swimsuit to the strappiest of sandals, from the quintessential white silk top to the most whimsical of Liberty prints — just one favorite from the season’s newest designer collaborations.
We could just redirect you to anything twerk-worthy enough to land in Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” music video, but if the streets of SoHo are any indication, workers of the world need a bit more guidance.
Us Weekly is reporting that Rachel Zoe is pregnant with her second child and we’re excited about this for many reasons. The first being that we love Zoe’s approach to maternity style. She hardly conforms to the norm of most pregnant women, opting for 6 inch heels, regular-sized clothes and above all, glamor.