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The Most Popular Designer Sandals of 2019, Ranked

The Most Popular Designer Sandals of 2019, Ranked

This summer was overloaded with the chicest sandals on planet Earth. Ever since the weather allowed us to bare our toes, we saw classic sandal styles re-emerge in updated colors and even some new “weird” sandal trends that took some warming up to. (Hi, heeled thongs, we’re looking at you.) Overall, the most popular designer sandals of 2019 were the ones that hit on major shoe trends of the moment—barely there straps, thong sandals, and square-shaped toes are all well represented in the below lineup—proving that there’s nothing fashion girls love more than a good shoe trend.

We’re not even done with summer yet, but it’s already clear which designer sandals will define 2019. Ahead, we’re highlighting 10 specific sandals that are definitely the most popular. But out of all the It sandals we’ve seen, there could only be one to earn the coveted top spot. Any … Read the rest

5 Banger Trends of 2019 That Have Legs Beyond This Season

5 Banger Trends of 2019 That Have Legs Beyond This Season

One of my best pieces of fashion advice is to cultivate a wardrobe that walks the line. Trend-aware, but not trend-overcome. Currently fresh, sans an imminent expiration date. In the era of trend supersaturation, it can be tricky to navigate the balance, which is why I was excited to interview the mind behind a brand that does it particularly well, LPA. Here’s the thing about the Los Angeles-based clothing line: it simultaneously taps into the collective fashion mood of the moment without treading into trend bot territory. When you come across the brand, oftentimes on an it girl’s Instagram, you want to wear the clothing right now, yet it has an enduring quality too. 

On a trip to Mexico for #RevolveSummer (Revolve is LPA’s parent company), I sat down with Pia Baroncini, the brand’s founder, to learn how she approaches the balance between timeless and trendy: “The basic
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These 4 Summer Prints Just Earned Me Gobs of Compliments

These 4 Summer Prints Just Earned Me Gobs of Compliments

In the throes of a sweaty summer, most people fall into two camps: those who are savoring every last sunny day, and people who are anxiously looking ahead to crisp fall weather. If you prefer the former outlook, you’ll be pleased to know that we still have five full weeks before September hits and a good three months before cold weather sets in, so you might as well keep stocking up on summer pieces, right?

I, for one, have a closet full of printed clothes—see proof here—so you can bet I’m always on the quest for new additions every summer. This time around, there are four prints, in particular, that have tickled my fancy. Luckily, brands like HVN, Faithfull the Brand, Forever 21, Susan Alexandra, and Bernadette have designed the dreamiest of pieces in my favorite 2019 prints: cherries, bananas, zebra, and floral. And yes, there’s a price … Read the rest

I'm Over Denim Shorts—These Are the 19 Hot-Weather Outfits I'll Wear Instead

I'm Over Denim Shorts—These Are the 19 Hot-Weather Outfits I'll Wear Instead

Welcome to #WhoWhatWearing, a series in which we highlight you, our stylish community of readers. Each of the following looks came straight from a photo you tagged us in on Instagram. Want to be featured next time? You guessed it: Use #WhoWhatWearing on the outfit posts you want us to see.

There was a time in my life when virtually every summer outfit involved my trusted pair of denim shorts. But as I’ve gotten older and my personal style has gotten more polished, denim shorts have lost a bit of their appeal. Don’t get me wrong. There’s still a time and place where you’ll find me in denim cutoffs, but I’ve found myself itching to branch out from them more and more.

Luckily for me, one scroll through Instagram presents outfit upon outfit of summer looks that don’t involve denim shorts. From tailored linen shorts to wrap skirtsRead the rest

20 Breezy Dresses for When It's Miserably Hot Outside⁠—All Under $75

20 Breezy Dresses for When It's Miserably Hot Outside⁠—All Under $75

It’s peak summertime, which means weekend plans are booked and outdoor happy hours are in full swing. A packed calendar means there is little time left to spend coordinating outfits and little money left to spend on overpriced items. Plus, the temperatures are getting intensely high and wearing any clothes at all seems like a major imposition.

The goal from here until fall is easy outfit formulas that won’t weigh you down and won’t weigh too heavily on your wallet. Fabric, silhouette, fit, and neckline are all things to consider when aiming to stay as cool as possible. Seek out more natural fibers like cotton and linen along with lighter and brighter colors that won’t attract heat. I scoured the internet to find 20 dresses of these sorts, all under $75, that fit into five cool-girl trends of summer (so you can spend your money on more important things, like … Read the rest

Here's What to Wear in 100-Degree Weather

Here's What to Wear in 100-Degree Weather

Oo la la! Paris is burning, but this time it’s not Blair and Serena that lit the match. While current rising temperatures may be more likely attributed to, ahem, climate change, the fact is that cities from Athens to New York are hotter than a Y7 yoga class. Scorching summer heat is visibly rising from the roads, babies can be found in water fountains near and far, and city dwellers are seeking refuge anywhere they can find a functioning AC unit (which is less common than you would think). 

Unless you’re one of the lucky few who have been able to escape to the countryside for a much-needed reprieve, you’ve likely joined the masses in their desperate search for cool beverages, shade, and water in any form. City fountains have become watering holes, iced coffee has become a food group, and awnings provide a refuge from the unrelenting sun. … Read the rest

3 Summer Trends That Are Blowing Up in Florence Right Now

3 Summer Trends That Are Blowing Up in Florence Right Now

Every summer, the fashion set descends on the streets of Florence for the semi-annual Pitti Uomo. While the runways and showrooms are replete with trends for the upcoming seasons, the streets are rife with inspiration for adding a bit of sprezzatura to our current summer wardrobes. (For the uninitiated, sprezzatura is the fashionable Italian art of nonchalant dressing—the Italian version of the French je ne sais quoi as it relates to style.)

While culling through all the best looks snapped by street style photographers at Pitti, we spotted three summer trends that are definitively blowing up in Florence right now and inspiring our summer ensembles until further notice. From the bold color trend that’s poised to replace neon to the controversial accessory cool girls are backing, here’s what’s in according to Florence’s most fashionable. Scroll on to see what they’re wearing and shop the rising trends now.

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13 White Summer Dresses That I Promise Aren't See-Through

13 White Summer Dresses That I Promise Aren't See-Through

White dresses are to summer what black boots are to winter: necessary, easy, and cute. In theory, walking into a store and snatching up every white dress in sight seems as easy as pie, but in reality, a lot of white dresses prove to be completely see-through. Some of you might not care at all if said dress is sheer. Personally, though, I have found that each time I’ve purchased a see-through white dress due to how stylish it is, I never wear it because I’m too nervous.

Yes, there are solutions for such situations, including slips, getting the dress lined, or even wearing nude shapewear, but sometimes you want to skip all the fuss and put on your pretty white summer dress without thinking twice. If that’s you, we’ve got 13 non-see-through white dresses that are calling your name. How do we know? Because at one point, they … Read the rest

6 Cute Summer Outfits You'll Want to Copy

6 Cute Summer Outfits You'll Want to Copy

We’re all about practical, cool style, so we’re kicking off the weekend with 11 covetable outfit ideas. Whether you’re looking for a new go-to look for several fresh outfit combinations, each ensemble is sure to update your style for the rest of summer.

From simple two-piece looks and new ways to wear your white pants to the chicest ways to style your latest summer dress and what to pair with your printed shirts, be sure to bookmark these cute summer outfit ideas and add each to your office, weekend, and everything in between wardrobe rotation. Let us know how you re-create each look using the hashtag #WhoWhatWearing on Instagram. Keep reading for the straightforward and simple style inspiration you need this season.

Honestly, a bucket hat will make any summer outfit look instantly cooler.

How can you go wrong with jeans and a pretty printed blouse? I love … Read the rest

I Advise Women on What to Wear to Work--Here Are 7 Approved Summer Outfits

I Advise Women on What to Wear to Work–Here Are 7 Approved Summer Outfits

It’s crazy-hot out here in L.A., which means our working wardrobes require some welcome warm-weather updates stat. On this matter, I can readily oblige. This may come as a surprise, but if there’s one destination I love to dress for, it’s the office. There’s something about putting together an outfit every morning that is equal parts polished, trendy, cool, and work-appropriate that I take utmost pleasure in, and for over three years, I’ve been sharing the very best workwear outfits and ideas for every season. Today I’m talking summer workwear and how to tackle the tricky task of looking chic in the heat. Whether you work for a law firm or at a creative agency, below, I’m sharing cool outfit ideas that will have you actually looking forward to getting dressed for work this summer.

A slightly oversize blazer will add polish to a breezy pleated skirt and lightweight … Read the rest