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

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

From colorblocked tops to gold stacked rings, here are the six trends you can incorporate into your wardrobe – all for under $50. Try one, or all six – just work them into what you already have hanging in your closet. Plus, every item can be worn practically year-round (hello, aviators and stacked rings). Go ahead – shop with abandon. Your wardrobe will thank you. Trust us.

The Summer Six

1. Retro-Inspired: Embrace your inner pin-up style with a high-waisted bathing suit bottom.

2. Colorblocking: An oversized sweater and shorts is a match made in heaven on breezy summer nights. Bonus: you can carry this piece into fall. Just add jeans and boots.

3. Neon: Of course you could go all out with a sheath dress, but all you need is a tiny splash of something bright to pull off the trend. Pair with a white tee and denim.

4. Aviators: Throw on a pair with absolutely anything. They’ll shade you from the sun – and look good doing it. Keep them on hand all year.

5. Cork: Lightweight and utterly comfy, these metallic flats with cork soles inject a little summer style into every step.

6. Stacked Rings: Mix and match or wear them all at once. These pieces work both day and night. Enough said.

 

Our Summer Style Under $50. Go Crazy. Boutique opens Sunday, July 21, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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July 21, 2013

Bold trends and summer go hand in hand. Everything’s a bit more carefree, and taking fashion risks doesn’t seem as daunting. So whether you’ve been dying to rock colorblocking, neon, or lots of little stripes, all of this season’s of-the-moment looks are right here (from nine have-forever labels). Not quite sure which ones to own? The five below are a good starting point. And don’t worry, there’s nothing too crazy or hard to pull off. Just step into a pair of sandals and flaunt away.

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Which trend will you try? The Nine: Wardrobe-Building Labels Boutique opens Sunday, June 16, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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June 16, 2013

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Understand: Just how much skin is okay to show with this summer midriff guide. (No rock-solid abs required.)

Get Excited: Rebel Wilson is getting her own ABC show, Super Fun Night, this fall. We already have our popcorn ready.

Know: We can totally laugh at ourselves. This parody Twitter account just gained one more follower.

Check Out: Duane Reade’s window displays next time you’re in NYC. Our main squeeze Simon Doonan will be lending his creative eye (usually reserved for Barneys’ fab displays) to design them.

Tell us what you’re buzzing about this week, or tweet us at @ruelala.

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May 20, 2013