Style the Weekend: 3 Summer Looks Under $100

Summer is full of perks. Beautiful weather. Lots of daylight. Trips to the beach. And when it comes to clothing? This is the season where it’s easiest to get an entire weekend look for under 100 bucks. Don’t believe us? We’ll prove it. Here are three combinations to pick up now.

Men's Summer Outfits for Under $100

1. The Nod to Nautical (pictured above)
Where to Wear It: Dockside or on a sloop.
How to Do It: As you can see, navy Original Penguin shorts anchor this Cohesive striped cotton tee‘s updated nautical vibe. A canvas belt from Maker & Company in faded blue is the final touch.
Your Grand Total: $89.70

2. The Play on Print
Where to Wear It: A backyard BBQ.
How to Do It: Grab this green Maker & Company tee – it’ll complement the palm trees on these navy Threads for Thought shorts. Tie the look together with another canvas belt from Maker & Company.
Your Grand Total: $95.70

3. The Preppy Power Look
Where to Wear It: The country club.
How to Do It: Start with a classic light blue polo by Original Penguin, add Original Penguin khaki shorts, and finish this classic look with a brown leather Cole Haan belt.
Your Grand Total: $85.70

Go ahead and revamp your summer weekend style. Our Build an Entire Summer Outfit for Under $100 Boutique opens Saturday, June 14, at 11AM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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June 14, 2014

Deck Their Closets: In Classic, All-American Style

The holidays are in full swing, and you may or may not have started shopping. Either way, don’t panic. Cole Haan is here to make checking off your list insanely easy. Freedom to snag these gifting ideas is all yours. Now, get to work.

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For the Shoe Fanatic
“Dana” Smoking Slipper: Comfy and stylish? This pair is sure to win their feet over.

For the Night Owl
“Heritage Weave II” Leather Wristlet: Basket-woven leather in the just-right size for their phone, lipstick, and credit card. Now they can dance the night away.

For the Future CEO
“Montana II” Leather Messenger Bag: Can hold a laptop, wallet, bottled water, tin of mints, and set of keys. That corner office will be theirs in no time.

For Mr. Put-Together
“Roller” Leather Belt: They’re always rocking polished pieces and buttoned-up style. This belt is the finishing touch.

For the Techie
Nylon Laptop Bag: With a shoulder strap and on-trend hue, toting that laptop to and from work is about to get a stylish update.

Our Cole Haan Women & Men Boutique opens Monday, December 2, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 2, 2013

What’s on Tap for Black Friday Weekend: A Sneak Peek at Rue

We’re on a mission to make the holiday season just a little bit easier for you this year. So, because you’ve been so good? We want to give you a heads-up on what’s in store.

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November 28, 2013

Our Gift Pick of the Day: Leather Messenger Bag

For the husband who's climbing the corporate ladder

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Cole Haan “Hudson II” Leather Messenger Bag
Everyone says that, in relationships, it’s best not to try to change your man (or woman). But when it comes to his fashion sense? A little nudge never hurts, especially regarding his work wardrobe. The fastest route to a look that says professional without being professorial is a clean-lined crossbody bag in luxe leather. He’ll carry everything from his laptop to his most sacred files – and himself – with a whole new kind of confidence. And he’ll have you to thank for it.

Our A Gazillion Gifts Boutique is now open.

Goof-Proof Gifting Reason #1: Free returns. For everyone on your gift list. Learn more.

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November 14, 2013

Jacket Matchmaker: Outerwear Staples Broken Down by Temp

Some people wear a specific jacket for each season. (Booooring.) Me, on the other hand? I subscribe to the wear-a-new-jacket-every-day method. Yes. Each and every topper has its very own ideal temperature. But don’t feel restricted by these three standbys. Each represents a category all its own.

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September 21, 2013

Let’s Look Back: A History Lesson of the Penny Loafer

The first day of fall is nearly here. School is officially in session. Just because. Do you really need a reason to pick up a pair of fit-for-every-man-woman-and-child penny loafers? Because I could go on. But instead, I’ll give you a little history lesson – you know, so you can drop some knowledge when someone (inevitably) admires your new shoes.

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September 10, 2013

The Secret to Staying Stylish Through a Sticky Summer? Shoes.

When the temps rise high (and there is little air-conditioning to be found), style can take a back seat – on account of sweating your you-know-what off. This results in what we like to call the summer uniform. Shorts and tees, simple maxi dresses, chinos and polos for guys. If it’s light and easy, we’re wearing it.

The key to keeping things interesting through the hottest months? Shoes. With a bright-hued, eclectic assortment of can’t-help-but-stare-at pairs, what you’re wearing can be simple while your outfit remains standout. Here are some kicks that steal the spotlight.

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For her: Red is an attention hog. However pared down (or paper-thin) your outfit is, these shoes will draw every onlooker’s eye.

For him: Focus on detail and color from the ankle down, freeing you up to go all-neutral on top.

For kids: For summer, always find them the cutest pairs – they’ll probably strip off that adorable outfit you picked anyway.

Our Cole Haan Boutique opens Thursday, June 20, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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June 20, 2013

Most Wanted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

 

From the perfect deco bookends to bringing a Facebook mobile upload to life, here’s a look at all the lovely things I’ll be snapping up off of Rue this week.

Clockwise, from top left:

V&M bookends. I can’t even imagine the overwhelming joy these collectors must have experienced upon finding two such deliciously deco bookends. Nor can I imagine the sweet sorrow that was parting with them. But, rest assured – they’re coming to a good home (er, miniature apartment). I promise.  Our V&M Art Deco Boutique opens Wednesday, October 17, at 11AM ET.

Cole Haan cape. Not only is this cape the perfect length for some good old-fashioned upper-thigh hiding, but its trim – yep, that most certainly is leather – has the “mixed-media” trend box checked for the season. Our Go-Everywhere Coats: Capes, Down Jackets, & More Boutique opens Tuesday, October 16, at 11AM ET.

Longchamp shopper. It’s long been known that these French totes are, well, the perfect totes. Not only do their stitched leather straps stay put on your shoulder, but they can carry huge amounts of work stuff and gym stuff, all at once. (Don’t ask me how.) Our Longchamp Boutique opens Sunday, October 14, at 11AM ET.

CanvasPop photo. Now, this is a cool concept. This company is willing to print my beloved (and, I’ll admit, filtered-to-flatter) iPhone® photos onto a piece of canvas AND stretch it around a frame. Those off-the-cuff mobile uploads? Hanging on the wall, they’re about to look a whole lot more legitimate. Our CanvasPop Boutique opens Tuesday, October 16, at 11AM ET.

By Sarah Stanley, Staff Writer

Looking forward to something next week? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet us @ruelala.

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October 14, 2012