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In the land that birthed Route 66 and drive-through Starbucks, you’re never short of good options for a four-wheeled escape. We’ve rounded up nine of the best girls’ summer road trips from all across the U.S. of A.
This gorgeous model has graced the glossy pages of Vogue, InStyle and Harper’s Bazaar, and for as little as $750 you could keep her chained up in your hallway. Sounds creepy, but we’re talking about the Brooklyn Cruiser, the vintage-inspired bicycles offering their bodies to Hamptons magazine for the latter’s 35th anniversary.
As the sunny new season draws upon us, we’re gearing up for summer with full-force. And with that, comes a hot new set of wheels (ha! no we don’t mean a new car). We’re talking bikes.
In theory, sweaters in the summer sound like a terrible idea. But in practice, with the right fabric and fit, the style is actually a go-to staple and a great layering piece. Choose sweaters made from cool cotton or nylon, and look for a slouchy silhouette. A loose-knit sweater over a tank is a fuss-free weekeend look, while an oversized style doubles as a beach cover-up.
Are you in for a hot, humid, all-around disgusting summer? Jemma Kidd teaches us how to survive it — and not look like a total mess.
You can never have too many summer dresses, and August is the perfect time to stock up. Why? Because all of the season’s best dresses are on sale! Also, summer dresses can totally transition into fall with the right tights and a cute cardigan.
What’s an upper middle class parent to do when his or her fashion-obsessed daughter has outgrown sleepaway camp but still wants to get out of the house during the summer? Send her to camp to learn about marketing and selling clothes, of course!
Move over pastel, neon is this summer’s palette of choice. From the runways of New York to Milan, neon pieces have been brightening up simple looks or making statements with neon-on-neon layering. But for those of us who don’t look as good in head-to-toe shades of highligher, we’ve collected a plethora of neon belts, skirts, jewelry, shoes, and bags to keep you looking chic without looking like you had an unfortunate run-in with a Spacemaker during finals week.
Guess what! Your crazy neighbor with all those cat sweaters is now a fashionista! Well, almost.
No longer relegated to holiday parties alone, shiny knits are making a comeback in a big way this season. Seen on models and fashion-folk alike, sequins and sparkles galore glam up a simple look or add some extra zest into an eye-catching outfit. From gold, to silver, to sequins, to bronze, to gunmetal, we’ve found the best in metallics to compliment your summer wardrobe.
If we could have it our way, we’d wear our chunkiest sweater and favorite boots year round. Wouldn’t it be perfect if these easy-to-wear staples were in style, regardless of the season? Well, now they are, thanks to a handful of celebrity trendsetters. Pairing cold-weather pieces with lighter wear heightens your outfit from the traditional to the unexpected, effectively accomplishing the ever-so-difficult task of being stylish in the summer heat.
Wedges aren’t just this season’s most fashion-forward footwear, they’re also its most comfortable. With added support and stability, you might not even notice the added height! We’ve picked out 11 of our favorites just for you.
Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner and while that’s awesome because, hello, three day weekend*, that’s also terrifying, because Memorial Day means summer and summer means bikinis and bikinis mean plenty of fear-driven ad fodder off which brands hope to make bajillions of dollars. Who wants to go swimming now?
While I seriously love soaking up the summer sun—pool parties, backyard barbecues and laying out in the ‘Bu—the heat tends to take its toll on my tresses. Luckily, I have found a remedy for this potentially disastrous situation…Kérastase’s groundbreaking Chronologiste!
If you are someone who looks forward to the changing of seasons primarily for fashion purposes (like moi), you understand just how important a well-curated summer ensemble truly is. After all, it is not as if we get to break out our jumpsuits, kaftans and sun hats all year-round… but a girl can dream. Taking full advantage of the mah-jor heat wave that is upon us, I say we all give our favorite seasonal pieces—like today’s featured Miu Miu Espadrilles—the attention they deserve!
The more things change, the more they stay the same. That’s what we can tell from this vintage fashion newsreel from 1954, in which various male models show off the latest styles for summer.
It’s summer. It’s hot. Even in the rain we’re sweating. And we’re frustrated because we can’t take advantage of what Eric Wilson of The New York Times has officially anointed the summer style epidemic (in a good way) of 2010: the cuff roll. But who can actually pull it off?
Small butts are officially out. At least that’s what New York’s Daily News wants us to believe. In an article titled “Rearing to go! Big butts are summer 2010′s hottest trend,” Gina Salamone posits that big butts are actually summer’s hottest trend — never mind the nautical stripe or slightly sheer fabrics or the cuff roll (which, friends, we will get to later today). No, no. Gotta have a big butt for S/S ’10.
There are a lot of things we all love about summer — warm nights on the beach, days spent away from work stress, and delicious seasonal fruit being chief among them. But instead of getting mad when summer showers get in the way of the sunny fun we deserve, why not turn it into an awesome accessorizing opportunity.
Struggling to reconcile your love of fashion with your office’s stodgy dress code? Can’t figure out how to wear cute summer shorts? Styleite‘s resident fashion problem solver Jackie Johnson has you covered.