Style Inspired by Clueless
It’s been twenty years since Clueless was named Fashion Movie of the Year by WWD and Vogue. Luckily for us, the iconic 90s style created by costume designer Mona May is still majorly influential. Here’s a peek at some of our favorite looks.

Style Inspired by CluelessOveralls
These days it’s hard to miss this one-step, effortless staple. The denim piece has dominated both the runway and street.

Clueless Inspired StylePlaid
Preppy is back in a major way. An Ivy League fave, the pattern graced the runways on everything from outerwear to accessories.

Style Inspired by CluelessMini Backpack
The pint-sized accessory made famous by the Clueless crowd has become an absolute must-have for any fashionista.

Our Get the Look: Style Inspired by Clueless Boutique opened Sunday, July 19, at 11AM ET.

By Kasey Rowe, Assistant Fashion Editor

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July 19, 2015

New sandals? Check. Fresh pedi? Just a sec. If want to put your best foot forward, peep our list of perfectly paired shoe-and-hue combos. Then hit the nearest nail salon with know-how.

Summer Pedicure ColorsShoe Color: Gold
Polish Color: 
Grape
Talk about a midsummer night’s dream. Grape toes make metallic shoes pop (and vice versa). Since the sandals sparkle on their own, no need for glimmery polish. 

Summer Pedicure ColorsShoe Color: Animal Print
Polish Color: Peach
Every yin needs a yang. Animal prints are fierce on their own, while peach gives off a good-girl vibe. In a pinch, powder pink will do the demure job, too.

Summer Pedicure ColorsShoe Color: Beige
Polish Color: 
Red
A neutral shoe begs for polish that brings the heat. Your best bet? Fire engine red. Just a few swipes for an instant fiesta on your feet.

Summer Pedicure ColorsShoe Color: White
Polish Color: Anything bright
Think of white sandals as a blank canvas for your most creative nail-color combos. Unexpected hues work well here. If you’re all about nail art, this is your time to shine.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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July 18, 2015

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.

Tropical Colors StyleMarni
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

While we couldn’t be happier it’s summer, these days we’re a little scared to check our weather app (It’s going to be HOW hot?!). Luckily, this issue isn’t anything a little rum and mint for two can’t fix. Check out this super simple Classic Mint Mojito recipe from Chef Savvy.

Classic Mint Mojito Recipe
Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 20 sprigs fresh mint
  • 1 lime, cut into small wedges
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces sparkling water

 
Instructions:

  1. Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and simmer until the sugar dissolves (this should take a minute or so). Take the pan off heat and let the syrup cool.
  2. Put the mint and lime in a small pitcher, muddle them together for about a minute until all of the juice is squeezed out of the lime and the mixture smells minty.
  3. Add the rum and cooled syrup to the small pitcher and mix it all together.
  4. Fill two glasses with ice.
  5. Pour half of the mojito mixture into each glass and top it off with sparkling water.

 
Want to sip from festive glassware? Take your pick in our Whip Up Juicy Summer Cocktails Boutique, which opened Thursday, July 16, at 11AM ET.

By Leah Welcome, Staff Writer

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July 16, 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

Cotton Picks Rue La La Molly SimsWe’ve long looked to Molly Sims for her trendy know-how – remember her gig on House of Style? As it turns out, this supermodel, mom, and author is as into cotton as we are. And it only makes sense given her easy, Cali-cool aesthetic. Nothing says no-fuss, West Coast style more than airy looks that wear without a worry. To kick off our shared love for The Fabric of Our Lives®, Molly has pulled together her top picks, from fashion to home goods.

Cotton Picks Rue La La Molly Sims“Cotton pants are a summer essential – they’re super breathable, so staying cool is a breeze.”

Cotton Picks Rue La La Molly Sims“Dressing my two little ones is all about ease. Stylish cotton outfits you can pop in the wash? Sold.”

Cotton Picks Rue La La Molly Sims“I love using a pop of color to liven things up. Experimenting with trends takes a tablescape from basic to ooh-la-la.”

Stay tuned for more from Molly over the next few months. In the meantime check out these and the rest of her faves in our Cotton Favorites Hand-Chosen by Molly Sims Boutique, which opens on Monday, July 13, at 3PM ET.

July 13, 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.

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.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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July 9, 2015

When the temps rise, it’s tempting to kick off the covers in favor of just a thin sheet. But don’t let your lack of A/C keep you from having a hotel-grade bed-scape. Choose breathable 100% cotton, and let us take it from there.

Dreamy Bed How-To

  1. Start with the basics. A mattress cover will extend the life of your mattress and keep your fitted sheet from sliding off.
  2. Stay cool with crisp, breathable percale. Lay down your flat sheet, followed by a light, cotton blanket. Tuck them both in tightly and turn down at the top.
  3. Fold a duvet in thirds. Keep your comforter gathered at the foot of the bed for cooler nights – plus, it adds a bit of texture to the overall look.
  4. Finish with pillows. Two sleepers, two shams, and a few front-facing throw pillows should do it. (But let us just say there’s no such thing as too many.)

Need to stock up? Our Luxe & Low Sale: Bedding Edition Boutique opened today at 11AM ET.

By Ashley Bell, Staff Writer

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July 7, 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