Effortlessly sophisticated and, for royalty, sometimes utterly daring. Princess Diana had a style all her own, and the public loved her for it.

Princess Diana's Style

Much like Diana, The Duchess of Cambridge’s enviable fashion sensibilities have made her a style icon in her own right. From polka dot prints to world-renowned wedding gowns, the likenesses between Prince William’s leading ladies is staggering. Case in point? These sartorially similar looks:

Princess Diana and Kate Middleton Engagement Photo

Their Engagement Photos
Both ladies opted for royal blue to complement the £250,000 sapphire Garrard ring on their fingers.

Princess Diana Kate Middleton wedding

Their Weddings
Almost 30 years after 1 billion people tuned in to watch Diana marry Charles, 2 billion watched their son marry Kate Middleton.

Princess Diana Kate Middleton polka dots

Their Post-Baby Appearances
In a touching nod to her late mother-in-law, Kate emulated Diana when she also chose a polka dot frock to present Prince George to the world in 2013.

Want to get your royal princess on? Our Style Icon: Regal Looks Inspired by Princess Diana Boutique opened Saturday, July 11, at 11AM ET.

By Kasey Rowe, Assistant Fashion Editor

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July 11, 2015

Bright lipstick is a Summer 2015 beauty must. While punchy hues are hot right now, it’s not the first time they’ve shined. Let’s take a look back at some of the biggest lipstick trends we’ve seen over the years.

Louise Brooks Dark LipstickDeep Vamp
Colored pouts were the rage in the Roaring Twenties. Flappers like Louise Brooks complemented defiant fringed dresses with vampy makeup. This meant pale skin, rimmed eyes, and, of course, dark lipstick.

Red Lipstick Marilyn MonroePinup Red
For postwar women, red lipstick disguised sorrow. In fact, military nurses were issued patriotic red gloss (with application instructions) as a part of their uniform. But it was Marilyn Monroe who made the look iconic. She did her civic duty by famously flaunting a red lip on tour for the troops in South Korea.Brigitte BardotMod Nude
By the late 60s, women began to reject Old Hollywood glamour, opting instead for a more androgynous look. So, nude became the go-to lipstick color. For a sultrier look, models like Brigitte Bardot and Twiggy relied on smoldering eyes alone.

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Punk Pink
Experimental dress and extreme makeup defined the 80s. Nothing was off limits – especially when it came to Madonna. For the material girl, a hot-pink lip balanced out all the whips, chains, and pleather.

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July 9, 2015

Spending all waking hours outside is a must after the winter we just had. But shielding your face from harmful rays is just as important. Enter: these sun-blocking hats with major style power. Permission to soak up every last second? Granted.

Summer Hat TrendsWide-Brim Hat
Consider an exaggerated brim in lightweight straw the chicest form of SPF. Rock it anywhere and everywhere (alfresco drinks, anyone?) for instant ladylike polish.

Summer Hat TrendsBaseball Cap
This look isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it’s having a major moment. Sporty, on-trend, and oh-so-practical, it wears well with almost anything –  from athleisure looks to feminine outfits.

Summer Hat TrendsPanama Hat
Look fast, and this blogger-beloved staple could be mistaken for a fedora. But with a slightly wider brim, its laid-back silhouette is a breezy outfit’s (and bad hair day’s) best friend.

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July 4, 2015

These looks belong in your rotation. (No ifs, ands, or buts.) All it takes are a few staple pieces and a quick study of these style tips.

Trends Men A Classic Twist
Pull out your go-to blazer and denim. Then add a button-front with contrasting cuffs and collar, and swap out your leather loafers for suede chukka boots.

Style Trends Men All-Navy Everything
Don Draper dressing is here to stay. Play your best 1960s advertising exec in a crisp navy suit. The hue works best with sharp white shirts and skinny ties.

Style Trends Men Sunday Best
That neutral-colored suit you wear to summer weddings? It’s about to become part of your off-day look, too. Just pair it with a tucked-in T-shirt and add a belt for a bit of polish.

Our Man About Town: Trending Looks to Own Now Boutique opened Wednesday, July 1, at 3PM ET.

By Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Fashion Editor

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July 1, 2015

This one’s for the girls. When it comes a bra‘s lifespan, the general rule of thumb is to refresh your rotation every six to nine months – give or take, of course. Here are a few signs it’s when to say when.

When to Replace Bra
It’s Worn-Out
Exposed wires. Broken hooks. Zero give. If your best assets are being supported by a Franken-bra, it’s time to toss. Seriously, would you wear a dress with a broken anything? We think not.

Your Size Has Changed
Let’s face it, we all fluctuate. If you’re seeing some bulge over your cups or simply not filling them out, say goodbye. Take the time (a.k.a. a few minutes) to be professionally fitted once every six months.

It’s Totally Warped
If you can pull the back of your bra away from your body by more than a couple inches (and it’s on the tightest hook), your band is stretched out. Cue an upgrade.

You Want to Up the Ante
Your birthday. Valentine’s Day. Or just Tuesday. Who says you need a special occasion to spice things up? Our not-so-scientific research shows that bra shopping spontaneously has mood-boosting powers.

Our The Intimates Sale: Totally Unmentionable Boutique opened Tuesday, June 30, at 11AM ET.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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June 30, 2015

Sure, the on-court competition at tennis’s main event is fierce, but it’s the courtside action that has our attention. A-list celebs (including members of the royal family) fill the stands to cheer – and their fashion game never serves to disappoint. Playing to their advantage? Knowing how to look chic among the crowd. Take a peek at some of our favorite past looks.

Tennis StyleAppropriate as ever, the Duchess of Cambridge sported classic tennis white in this springy dress by Zimmermann, adding a pop of color with her pashmina and clutch. Her best accessory? That perfect blowout.

wimbledon styleThe former Spice Girl steered clear from her usual all-black palette and stepped out in a bold dress from her namesake label for the occasion. The feminine silhouette perfectly balanced the colorblocked pattern.

wimbledon styleChic sunnies are a must for this spectator sport. The Underworld actress was on point in her dark, oversized shades.

Our Tennis Chic: Championship-Inspired Looks Boutique opened Monday, June 29, at 11AM ET.

By Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Fashion Editor

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June 29, 2015

Intimidated by the idea of wearing a one-piece in public? We get it. But these three style tips are sure to banish any romper reservations.

How to Wear a RomperSunday Brunch
When you wake up to a “We’re leaving in 15″ text, jump into a printed romper, throw on sneaks, and accessorize with classic shades. The look is as quick (and comfortable) as jeans and a tee, but it offers a little extra polish.
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June 26, 2015

Have what it takes to nail this classic look? Of course you do. Just snag these five seaside staples.

Preppy StyleA Printed Shift
The brighter, the better. Go for classic florals or nautical prints. Bonus points for adding baubles.

Preppy StyleAn Iconic Sandal
Two words: Jack Rogers. There’s just something about the whipstitched style that makes us (and our outfits) feel complete.

Preppy StyleClassic Sunnies
Ray-Bans seriously have it made in the shade. Opt for mirrored lenses and put a modern spin on an old favorite.

Preppy StylePastel Shorts
Pastels are practically neutrals. Think of these bottoms as your blank canvas and pair from there.

Preppy StyleA Go-To Tunic
This top is down for whatever. Toss over your swimsuit by day and pair with white denim at night.

Our Off to Martha’s Vineyard: Classic Summer Style Boutique opened Thursday, June 25, at 11AM ET.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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June 25, 2015

Let’s be honest, the number of puppies we follow on Instagram just about tops the number of fashionistas. But our faves? The accounts that merge the two – obviously. Check out our list of the top five stylish canines, then follow them immediately. You’ll be happy you did.

Instagram Toast Dog1. @toastmeetsworld
This fabulous spaniel might just be as famous as her dad @thefatjewish. Her trademark floppy tongue has won the hearts of A-listers: She gets front-row treatment at Fashion Week, surfs with Mara Hoffman, and even scored a Karen Walker campaign.

Lady Gaga Dog Instagram2. @missasiakinney
Not only is this Frenchie @ladygaga‘s best accessory, she’s also the star of the most recent Coach campaign, Coach Pups. She even got celebrity photographer Steven Meisel to capture her good side.

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Watch out world: We’ve got an author on our hands. Dubbed The Most Stylish Dog in the World, this Shiba Inu scored a book deal, thanks to his dapper outfits. In The New Classics, readers can find the timeless staples every man needs in his wardrobe.

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Owned by fashion designer @themarcjacobs, it’s no wonder this bull terrier rubs elbows (paws?) with some of the world’s top models – hello, Christy Turlington, Cara Delevingne, and Kendall Jenner.

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We all know this fluffy Pomeranian like the back of our hands (he’s been famous for quite some time). When it comes to style? He’s mostly in his birthday suit, but when he dresses up, he does it right.

Want to treat your furry friend like Instagram royalty? Stock up in our The Pet Shop: Tail-Wagging Beds, Leashes, & More Boutique, which opened Saturday, July 18, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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June 24, 2015

Kendall Jenner’s effortless cool-girl style? It has the whole world staring. Here’s a peek at three of her must-have items and how to style them like this supermodel-in-the-making.

kendall jenner style
Slip-On Sneakers
Comfortable can be chic. And Kendall proves it. Just pair these kicks with a mini or maxi for a fashion-forward (yet functional) day look.

Mini Bag
This mini silhouette can be worn anywhere – and with everything. No wonder it’s Kendall’s go-to.

Crop Top
It’s safe to say this fashionista has nailed the trend. Take a page from her book and try a fitted version with wide-leg trousers.

Our Style Rookie: Trending Looks Inspired by Kendall Jenner Boutique opened Wednesday, June 24, at 11AM ET.

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June 24, 2015