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What’s better than paging through Playboy’s 60th anniversary issue starring Kate Moss, you ask? We say wearing the cover image on a cozy T-shirt designed by Marc Jacobs.
As fashion editors, when it comes to trends, we’re not players, we just crush a lot — and the style striking our fancy as of late is the midi skirt.
Whether you’re more keen to Cara Delevingne’s spikey number at the Met Gala or Diane Kruger’s chunky, bejeweled design, there’s no denying that ear cuffs are getting a tick of approval from the most notorious style stars.
It may be Autumn, but the weather here in Manhattan hasn’t gotten the memo. This said, there’s no easier way to make a smooth transition into the colder months than by slipping into a kicky pair of ankle booties.
Mad Men may be well into the ’60s, but come summer, we’re longing for that ’50s Americana splendor that we saw during the show’s first few seasons. This summer, we’re channeling the flag-waving era with one of its staples — gingham.
You’ve got your bikinis, flip-flops, and sunglasses ready. You’ve found the best bronzer, nail polish, and lipstick to set off your soon-to-be summer glow. You’ve got your Jitney reservation — or train ticket, or car keys — in hand. Now the only thing left is finding the perfect bag to stow all that stuff in. And, because this is Memorial Day Weekend we’re talking about, why not make it something a little patriotic? We’ve found the best and most affordable travel bags so you can satiate your wanderlust in style.
For starters, Eva Mendes is so beautiful it hurts. Secondly, we were especially taken with her red carpet-to-casual transition of the head wrap. See how you can score Eva’s look (sorry, her beauty secrets are not included) with these accessible options.
Just because your makeup bag houses foundation, blush, and lipstick doesn’t mean that you can’t repurpose it for drinks with your girls, or stashing the necessities for a night out on the town. When your cosmetic bag looks as good as these, you’ll want to bust it out wherever you are.
Yep, we get it. You’re thinking, “Didn’t those resurface a few years ago and not really take off? And they’re back?” In fact, yes, they are. But this time around the wide-leg trousers are back with a vengeance, and by “vengeance” we mean “prints.”
Just because the Costume Institute is putting on “PUNK: From Chaos to Couture” this year doesn’t mean we’re quite ready to commit to head-to-toe ensembles held together by safety pins. We will, however, add a dash of punk with studded belts that make every outfit look more badass. Don’t worry, these aren’t the wide, studded ones you used to get from Hot Topic.
It might be May, but I’m still in my sweater and jeans uniform. I’ve traded in the cozy cashmere styles I wore all throughout the winter for thin knits that can be layered over tanks or under cardigans for the less-than-predictable temps here in NYC. The tricks to wearing a sweater in spring and not sweat your pants off are in the loose knitting, sheer panels, and strategically placed holes. These seven fit the MO and budget.
You want to be one of those women who happily slips into a pair of heels each morning, striding effortlessly out the door (cue the wind machine), standing tall all day, never flinching in her Louboutins. You really do. But…you’re not.
Utility jackets, army jackets, anoraks — call them what you will, these babies are the key to easy spring dressing. Sure, they can get a little ubiquitous at music festivals, but much like ice cream and Ryan Gosling, they’re beloved with good reason. Plus, with a selection like this, there’s no reason you won’t be able to find one that’ll stand out from the crowd.
With so many different brands on the market, it’s easy to buy clothes and accessories without really getting to know the company’s mission. We’ve done the groundwork to find five amazing companies that create covetable pieces using recycled materials, so all you need to do is shop ‘em in order to get your Earth Day on.
After months of thick socks and heavy boots, we just want to air out our pretty little toes in sandals this spring. But since we aren’t exactly walking on green pastures here in New York City, we’re not willing to fork over a few Benjamins for those perfect sandals that would get roughed up after a mere trip around the block. We are, however, willing to spend one Benjie or less for fab footwear that’ll last a season or two.
Everyone hit the fan when images of the Pierre Hardy x Nars nail polish collection were released. While the collab does indeed look cool, why wait until May 1 for it to drop? Check out our picks for matchy-matchy pedicures and footwear you can start sporting now.
We’re a bunch of sartorial risk takers over here at Styleite, and we love nothing more than to make a big statement every time we walk into a room. Over the years, we’ve bought our fair share of boring basics and neutrals that just blend in with the crowd, but we think we’ve found the seven most perfect pieces that every girl needs to invest in pronto.
Easter Sunday is obviously not the time to show off some skin, but if you don’t have time to change outfits between the club on Saturday night and church the next morning, well, we’ve got you covered right here.
Have you been hankering after that $91,500 Hermès tee ever since you learned of its existence (i.e., for the last few hours)? Are you in the mood to splurge on a relatively basic article of clothing, but can’t quite justify spending more than a year’s salary to satisfy that urge? Well, not to worry, because we’ve found seven t-shirts that seem like absolute bargains next to that crocodile craziness, but are still enough to put the average person behind on a few months’ rent.
We think price tags should match the size of the bag, but more often than not, teeny tiny clutches cost an arm and a leg. Well, we’re not ones to just fork over a Benjamin without doing our due diligence, and lo and behold, we found some awesome clutches under $45! Whether you’re into blinding neon or easy-on-the-eye neutral, we’ve got your newest arm candy right here.