In palm prints, florals, and more, tropical colors lit up the runways this spring. And with thermometers hitting all-time highs, there’s no time like the present to experiment with the palette.

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In need of a vacation-ready ensemble? Try an abstract printed piece paired with global-inspired necklaces. Continue reading “Color Lab: Tropical Punch” »

July 17, 2015

The most versatile piece in your closet? A classic white shirt. Tucked, layered, unbuttoned — this top does it all. Here are three things to pair the staple with.

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Midi Skirt
Option 1: Wear with trendy sneakers for a look that’s both fashion-forward and functional.
Option 2: Keep it ladylike with bold heels and a classic top-handle bag.
 

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Statement Necklace
Option 1: Put your hair up and stay buttoned to let your necklace be the focal point.
Option 2: Keep a few top buttons open and layer with delicate pieces for a more relaxed look.

Skinny Jeans
Option 1: Add a textured topper and finish with a red lip for a confidently refined ensemble.
Option 2: For a little edge, rock white denim and push up your sleeves to show off a cuff.

Our 5 Ways to Style: The Classic White Shirt Boutique opens Wednesday, July 15, at 3PM ET.

By Kasey Rowe, Assistant Fashion Editor

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July 15, 2015

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.

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

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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.

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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.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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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.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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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.
Continue reading “Short(s) and Sweet: 3 Ways to Wear a Romper” »

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