Must-Have Summer Hats

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Nothing says summer quite like the perfect hat. From big straw hats to visors, they’re the best seasonal accessory out there. Doing double duty by making you look totally glam and protecting your face and head from the sun, a hat for summer is absolutely essential. No matter your budget or style needs, there’s a hat out there for everyone – perfect for shoving in your beach bag to investment hats that you’ll wear for years to come. Take a look at these hats for the summer that will leave you feeling like your inner celebrity is here to stay.

Floppy Summer Hat by American Apparel, $38.

Sunny Woven Hat by Eugenia Kim via Net-A-Porter, $415

Textured Summer Straw Hat by JCrew, 25 (On Sale!)

Two-Tone Panama Hat by JCrew, $65

Eric Javits Braid Dame Hat via Nordstrom, $95

Floppy Straw Hat by Gap, $19

Rollaway Sun Visor by L.L.Bean, $35

Lacey Sun Hat by Club Monaco, $80

Have you found your perfect hat for summer?

 

 

 

 

 

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Shoes That Will Make You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

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Stepping out of your comfort zone when it comes to shoes can be a tough one. We are all creatures of habit (and comfort!) when it comes to certain aspects of our personal style, but shoes take on a whole new comfort level – because in many cases they actually have to be…well, comfortable! Whether you’re headed to the black tie event of the year or en route to the office, struggling with shoes that hurt can be a problem. However, getting out of a style rut and stepping out of your comfort zone, especially when it comes to funky shoe trends, can be so much fun! Keep reading for a look at the latest shoe trends – many are more like art – which ones do you think you’ll branch out and try?

Birkenstock-Esqe “Mandals” with a Twist

Stuart Weitzman The Freely Sandal – Natural cork meets metallic

Steve Madden ‘Boundree’ Calf Hair Sandal – Swanky + sensible?

Block Heels

Zara Leather Wide Heel – Perfect for the office in cool pastels

Marni Edition Metallic-Leather and Satin Sandal – Quirky fringe sets these apart

Mule

Britt Crystal Mule Wedge – A funky take on a classic shoe

10 Crosby Derek Lam ‘Jiles’ Mule – Snakeskin meets mule

Flat Sandals

Sam Edelman ‘Eavan’ – Gladiator meets simple summer sandal.

Ann Taylor Raine Metallic Flip Flops – The basic flip flop goes glam

Michael Kors Guiliana Flat Sandal – Colorblocking for the feet

Have you seen any funky shoe trends this season you just can’t resist?

 

 

 

 

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The Essentials Of A ‘Minimalist’ Look

July 10th // Comment Here

OK – so you’re thinking seriously about becoming a minimalist. Maybe not from a full-scope life perspective, but for sure when it comes to your personal style. As your career and life evolves, so does your style – and finding yourself leaving your over-accessorizing ways behind to adopt a more simple sensibility is completely normal. Sometimes when life starts to get hectic and stressful (like in our work or relationships), reeling in other aspects, like a morning routine or approach to fashion, can provide a sense of calm and reliability. So why not make your daily style the place to start. Whether you’re thinking in terms of essential earrings that go with everything to must-have trousers that transition seamlessly from day to night, the essentials of a minimalist look can build a stunning closet. Keep reading to learn a little bit about what you can do with the basics and how less is often a whole bunch more.

Dark Rinse Jeans. These are your go-to. Perfect with a pair of flip flops or your highest heels, the ultimate pair of jeans is classic, not trendy. Try a simple boot cut or trouser style to dress them up a bit.

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Knee-High Riding Boots. Timeless and classic, these are year-round essentials. Perfect with leggings, jeans, skirts and dresses, riding boots are well worth the investment.

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L.B.D. – Yup, you guessed it, a little black dress. This is absolutely essential for going from the office to date night and can even be worn as cocktail attire.

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One statement Necklace that can be worn with the perfect simple dress or a simple white tee.

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Perfect White T-Shirt. Find the one that goes with everything – from jeans to skirts. Dress it up with  a blazer or keep it casual.

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An easy black blazer to go with everything from your LBD to your white tee.

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One classic pair of metallic flats to give any outfit a simple spark.

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A big leather tote that works day or night.

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A favorite pair of sunnies – you know the type – you can’t be without them and they go with absolutely everything.

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Have you ever tried scaling back your closet to only the essentials of a minimalist look?

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Summer Jewelry For Every Body Part

July 10th // Comment Here

With statement jewelry being the go-to accessory in the past few seasons, it’s refreshing to see the toned-down delicate take on summer baubles. From rose gold and silver, to layered thin rings and bracelets; the dainty look is a welcomed change of pace. If you’re feeling hesitant about this new approach – like you’ll feel somewhat under-accessorized without your statement pieces – no worries, this less is more tactic actually packs just as much of a punch. Keep reading for a look at some great summer jewelry options.

Ear Cuffs – blinging up the upper part of your ear is great for bringing out a touch of edginess without getting too wild.

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Midi Rings – stack a bunch of these for a super chic look that’s still simple and delicate.

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Body Chain – perfect for glamming up your beach look, you’ll feel so good in one of these.

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Rose Gold Watch – rose gold looks great paired with other metals or on its own, and it will definitely enhance your summer glow.

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Initial Necklaces – from your own initials to keeping that special someone close, delicate initial necklaces pair perfectly with a simple white tee.

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Arm Cuffs – great for glamming up your killer biceps in your favorite sleeveless top.

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How about you? Have you seen any summer jewelry must haves out there?

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How To Wear Lace In An Edgy Way

July 9th // Comment Here

From crop tops to full length dresses, lace has pretty much made its mark as a trend that’s sticking around for a while. Dress it up or go casual, lace doesn’t have to be just for your wedding day anymore. From high-end fashion lines to affordable brands, it goes from day to night in a flash and is turning heads everywhere this season. Want to know how to where lace in an edgy way? Here’s a glimpse at some pretty stunning looks that give lace a whole new life.

How about showing off some curves with this Venetian lace skirt by Daily Look. Take this skirt from day into night in an instant! And for a tomboy take, wear this skirt with a plain white tee.

LOVER Lace Halter Top – What a great look ! Paired with high-waisted trousers, this outfit was made for showing off your favorite pair of bright pumps.

Peak-A-Boo Lace in all white by Assali – Gorgeous for a summer party or even an early evening dinner.

Go Pastel by pairing this lavender lace Crawley Top with your favorite pleated skirt or even jeans.

LOVER Lace Pencil Skirt – Take your lace look to the office and out for drinks at the end of the day with  a chic lace pencil skirt.

For Love & Lemons Lace Crop Top – who says lace has to be prim and proper? This crop top is perfect for a night out!

For Love & Lemons Lace Maxi Skirt – Need to dress things up a bit? Try pairing that black lace crop top with its matching counterpart, the maxi skirt.

How about you? Have you seen any edgy lace looks this season that you just can’t get enough o

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