We’ve touched on this subject before, but dressing for a date is deceptively complicated. The pressure of wanting to really wow with your outfit, the often unknown factor of where you’re going or what you’ll be doing, and the sheer stress of simply going on a date could all cloud your overall ability to make decisions. Throw in the additional element of sticky summer heat and you’re really in for a problem.You know you’ve been there at least once or twice.
Well, before you decide to cancel last-minute, we took one for the team and put together an array of dazzling outfits that beat the heat but are next-level stylish, too. That’s right—we’re crossing two headaches off your list when it comes to summer date-night outfits. Whether you’re into fancy dresses, casual jeans, or skirts, we’ve got something for you. Keep scrolling through to see all of the looks as … Read the rest
At this point, I’ve at least smelled almost every Byredo fragrance there is. It’s easy to see why the Stockholm-based brand is so popular. In addition to the incredibly chic and minimal packaging, the unisex scents are as unique as they come yet undoubtedly wearable and intriguing as well. Trust me—everyone will ask you what scent you’re wearing when you spray on Byredo, and anything you buy from the brand is worthy of the price tag, but I’m here to help you narrow it down (there are so many good ones to choose from).
For my own fragrance-buying mission and for your fragrance-buying missions (I’m here to serve), I asked Byredo to send me samples of its best-selling scents, and they kindly obliged. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been switching up my scent on a daily basis, because variety is the spice of life, and I wanted to give … Read the rest
There comes a time every so often when you have to look at your closet with a discerning eye and decide which trends are worth holding onto and which are destined to be ditched. To be completely candid, it’s not always easy. If you’re like me and tend to hold onto fashion pieces for 10 years too long, then it can be a particularly grueling task. Good news: I’ve been an editor for almost a decade, and it has become my job to deem which trends are in and which simply are ready to go. Thus, I am here to help.
You may be wondering how often you should get rid of certain trends, and I’ve found the most success through doing this twice a season—meaning twice in the summer, fall, winter, and spring. Now that we’re in the midst of summer, it’s about time to assess your closet … Read the rest
If you love fashion and in particular French fashion, then you’ll know who Carine Roitfeld is. Esteemed editor of Vogue Paris for a decade, she then went on to found CR her eponymous fashion magazine and continues to be held up as a bastion of classic Parisian styling. She is often photographed during fashion weeks wearing her signature formfitting outfits; usually a pencil skirt with a matching jacket or in a chic tux with a hint of a lacy camisole underneath. Jeans, if we’re being honest, haven’t been a regular feature of her wardrobe repertoire.
But this week, the 66-year-old editrix surprised us all by getting on a pair of straight-leg blue jeans, and even she knew it would come as a surprise to some, stating on her Instagram post revealing said denim: “I also do jeans now.” While this is definitely quite the standard cut and fit for French … Read the rest
Swimsuits styles are as varied and diverse as the women who wear them. There can be full, medium, or very minimal coverage; retro and modern silhouettes; and every color (or print or playful detail) in the rainbow. But we’ll admit that finding the best options—the ones that make us feel next-level amazing—can be a challenge, including for those women who wear sizes 14 and above. So we did the searching for you.
The best plus-size swimsuits this season come by way of pretty off-the-shoulder cuts, bold uses of prints, and coverage for every comfort zone. They also come in a range of prices, too, so feel free to pick your favorite or stock up on a few. Either way, keep scrolling for every swimsuit gem available now.
Dress codes are something people don’t talk about enough. From white tie to cocktail attire, the gray area regarding what’s acceptable to wear to these formal events is sizable. Today, we are here to talk all things cocktail party attire. Believe it or not, there are “rules” for dressing for this occasion.
Ahead we’re bringing you the dos and don’ts of cocktail attire. Some of these tips might be obvious, but others might surprise you. And in addition to our cocktail attire commandments, we’re showing you where to shop the pieces that will ensure you’re always dressed appropriately. Keep scrolling to discover how to look your chicest at your next cocktail soirée.
A great rule of thumb here is to not wear something you wouldn’t want your boss to see you in. In case you needed a reminder, a cocktail party is different than a girls’ night out.
If there’s one brand I count myself a huge fan of, it’s Brock Collection. The California-based brand co-founded and designed by Laura Vassar and Kristopher Brock is a romantic, sophisticated take on Americana fashion, and I simply can’t get enough of its beautiful pieces. So when I heard that the design duo teamed up with H&M for a collaboration, I knew I needed to try it out for myself.
Unlike many collaborations that can be a departure from a brand’s core DNA, Brock Collection x H&M looks like it could have been plucked straight from the runway. The capsule is stocked with signature Brock Collection designs, including structured bustier tops with gathered peplums, floral dresses with scallop-edged shoulder straps, and tailored straight-leg jeans in the perfect vintage wash. The main difference is the more accessible price points under $60, which guarantees that the pieces will sell out immediately. Ahead, see … Read the rest
After several years of all things ’90s retaking fashion and beauty trends, it seems a natural progression that the 2000s followed suit. But if the ’90s were known for sleek, minimalist looks, the decade after them was known for just the opposite. “Hair in the 2000s was wild because everyone was trying to do something a little different that no one had seen before,” says celebrity hairstylist and Color Wow artistic director Joseph Maine. “There were really no limits and people were experimenting with different textures and accessories. It was a playful time for style.” And playful is right. From dramatic hair colors to iconic (and unique) haircuts, hair in the early aughts was in a beauty league of its own.
Although some of today’s fashion icons like Bella Hadid and Megan Thee Stallion are no doubt inspired by this time in fashion and beauty history, it’s evident … Read the rest
Practical and perfect for combatting the heat, a ponytail is the ultimate hair power move. You’ll see it in films—just before the main character is about to save the day, you can bet they’ll tie their hair up. After all, sometimes you just need your hair off of your neck to feel a little more clear-headed. But there’s no denying that the humble ponytail can be a little drab sometimes, right? And while it might look simple, it can be tricky to get right. It’s frustrating when you’re facing a wiggly parting or lumps and bumps and all you want is a sleek, pulled-back pony.
“This is actually one of the hardest looks to achieve,” says Aaron Carlo, Tresemmé’s lead stylist. “The trick is to do it in two steps—you can’t do it in one! Firstly, divide the hair in half. Start by tipping your head back (this will prevent … Read the rest