Jeans Ripped by Lions, Tigers, and Bears? Oh, My.

Rocking mechanically distressed denim is so 2013. Thanks to Japanese brand Zoo Jeans, we’ve been introduced to jeans ripped by the claws of lions, tigers, and bears.

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July 18, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from July 13 to 19

Each Week, Our Fashion Editor Decides Who Deserves Top Honors

 

Dominating the spring runways – and now the red carpet – cutouts deliver a provocative twist on sophisticated summer looks. These celebs remind us that you don’t have to bare it all to add sex appeal.

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1. Allison Williams in Altuzarra at the Wish I Was Here screening in New York City.

2. Jamie Chung in Three Floor at the opening of the Birchbox flagship store in New York City.

3. Kate Hudson in Michael Kors at the Wish I Was Here screening in New York City.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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July 18, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 
“Little” indulgences – be they small in price or size – can go a long way in boosting your mood. This week, I’m sharing three summer finds, as well as one piece of pint-sized luxury with so much personality it will make your heart sing.

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1. DV by Dolce Vita ‘Hoyt’ Romper. Rompers and jumpsuits have come a long way from vintage styles of the 70s. Now more tailored than ever, the cuts are made to flatter in all the right ways. 

2. Elie Saab ‘Le Parfum’ Eau de Toilette. Light with fresh floral notes, this is the perfect summer scent – plus, the bottle pulls double-duty as chic vanity décor!

3. Diane von Furstenberg ‘Martha’ Sunglasses. What’s that, you say? Too many sunglasses? Never.

4. Prada Saffiano Tote. A little embellishment never hurt anyone (neither did a mini Prada).   

Check out these picks and more on Rue La La this week.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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July 15, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from July 6 to 12

Each Week, Our Fashion Editor Decides Who Deserves Top Honors

 
Olivia, Victoria, and Emma: Veteran style stars, each with a distinct (and flawless) look that we admire. We typically know what to expect from these fashion mavens, but they still keep us on our toes with offbeat outfit choices.

Though Olivia’s getup isn’t atypical, she switched up her beauty routine with an orange lip and freshly dyed blonde hair. Usually opting for darker shades, Victoria served up a lively colorblocked dress at Wimbledon. Meanwhile, the generally demure Emma stepped out in a macramé bralette in Paris. My opinion? Keep the surprises coming. 

The Best-Dressed List

 

  1. Olivia Palermo in Dior at the label’s Fall 2014 couture show in Paris.
  2. Victoria Beckham at Wimbledon in a dress from her Spring 2015 Collection.
  3. Emma Watson in Valentino at the label’s Fall 2014 couture show in Paris.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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July 11, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 
When Saturday rolls around each week, I find myself grabbing the same easy staples from my closet. Cue the essential summer-weekend wardrobe: tees (in all shapes and colors), denim (the more lived-in, the better), and my favorite pair of sunglasses. Boring? It doesn’t have to be. To add interest, look to details like frayed edges on your jeans and subtle textures on your solid tops. Then, finish off your casual looks with updated extras. From barbecues to trips to the farmers’ market, you’ll be ready for whatever the weekend brings.

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

 

  1. HUDSON Jeans “Libertine” Boyfriend Short. Master the off-duty look with these distressed cutoffs.
  2. BB Dakota Space-Dye Top. For cool nights, throw on a lightweight tee with sleeves. Then grab the s’mores.
  3. Pink Peony Kitchen Candle. Floral scents keep your home fresh and ready for guests.
  4. Sparkling Sage Earrings. Statement earrings in subdued hues will tie your casual look together. Tip: They always pair well with a loose braid or messy bun.
  5. House of Harlow 1960 “Lucy” Sunglasses. Shades in retro silhouettes are making a comeback. Have your moment in the sun with this new (or, should I say, old?) round shape.

 
Check out these picks and more on Rue La La this week.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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July 8, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from June 29 to July 5

Each week, our fashion editor decides who deserves top honors

 
The star of this week’s post? White. And no, I’m not talking about Olivia Palermo’s nontraditional wedding “dress.” Don’t get me wrong – her outfit definitely took “Sunday best” to a whole new level – but I’m actually referring to the parade of head-to-toe white popping up on red carpets everywhere. Note to self: freshly-bronzed skin is the best accessory.

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from June 29 to July 5

  1. Cheryl Cole in an Alexander McQueen tunic and J Brand leather leggings at The X Factor auditions in Edinburgh.
  2. Nicola Peltz in Stella McCartney at the Berlin premiere of Transformers: Age of Extinction.
  3. Alessandra Ambrosio in Valentino at the GREAT Britain reception welcoming Prince Harry to Brazil.

 
By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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July 4, 2014

Trending in Color: Pantone’s Tips for Picking & Pairing Summer’s Must-Have Hues

 
A new season means a new color palette. So, we asked Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, for some expert advice. Here, she gives us a rundown of summer’s must-have hues and color combos.

Pantone's Tips for Picking & Pairing Summer's Must-Have Hues

  1. Greys have been big the past few seasons. Opt for shades like Paloma – over black – for your go-to neutral this summer and fall.
  2. This season calls for a little excitement. Wear two equally bold hues, like Cayenne and Orange Freesia, for an unexpected pairing reminiscent of summer’s bright blooms.
  3. Radiant Orchid – Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year – is more versatile than people think. Try it in small doses first with accessories or makeup, as it’s a very skin-enhancing color.

 
Our Spin the Color Wheel: Hues for Every Style Boutique opens Thursday, July 3, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer 

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July 3, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 
It’s Monday. You haven’t had your latte yet, and you don’t have a clue what to wear. The solution? First, coffee. Then, grab any shade of neutral. From bright white to ecru, these light earthy tones work together seamlessly. Add a delicate silver bracelet and you’ll be out the door in no time.

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

  1. tyler böe Cashmere Cardigan. A neutral-hued cashmere sweater is a must for going from the outside heat to air-conditioning.
  2. Links of London Caged Heart Bracelet. Add a feminine touch to your oversized boyfriend watch with this sweet charm bracelet.
  3. FENDI ’3Jours’ Shopping Tote. Stay chic and conceal all of your essentials with this coveted white carryall.
  4. Theory Khaki Short. Tailored and yet still perfectly casual, these basic shorts can pull double-duty any day of the week.
  5. Balenciaga Leather Wedge Sandal. Clean lines and crisp white leather make these espadrilles ideal for any minimalist at heart.

 
Check out these picks and more on Rue La La this week.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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June 30, 2014

The Top 3 Street-Style Trends: Our Fashion Director Breaks It Down

From bloggers to It girls and editors, the street-style set knows a thing or two about fashion. (Just Google “street style” and you’ll see what we mean.) Want in on their sartorial secret? Below, our fashion director, Jackie, defines the most popular trends coming down the sidewalks.

The Top 3 Street-Style Trends: Our Fashion Director Breaks It Down

1. Bold Printed Dresses
“They’re a summer must-have. Pair with high-wattage extras, like mirrored sunglasses, for more impact.”

2. Edgy-Meets-Refined Ensembles
“Sweet-yet-edgy outfits are everywhere right now. Mix feminine and daring pieces (like an A-line dress and moto jacket) for an instantly cool look.”

3. Statement Accessories
“This season, the bolder the accessories, the better. Try combining studded bags with sky-high heels. And when it comes to jewelry, think big – the right necklace can make even a basic tee shine.”

Our Street-Style Star: Trending Looks to Own Now Boutique opens Wednesday, June 25, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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June 25, 2014

Make It Yours: Audrey Hepburn’s Chic, All-Black Ensemble

She taught us the importance of an LBD and that flats and cigarette pants can be feminine. And now, channeling her iconic style is even easier with a little help from our Make It Your Own: Style Inspired by Audrey Hepburn Boutique. The simplest (and most classic) outfit to start with? Her signature head-to-toe black ensemble – just throw on sparkly drop earrings to ensure it’s anything but basic.

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Our Make It Your Own: Style Inspired by Audrey Hepburn Boutique opens Tuesday, June 24, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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June 24, 2014