Despite what the window displays look like, IT’S STILL SUMMER. (Seriously, fall doesn’t begin until September 23rd!) Luckily, Free People understands and is celebrating our still very-present summer with an awesome event filled with music, henna tattoos and sweet treats tomorrow night.
A few seasons ago, the bib necklace debuted and then never really left. Suddenly, everyone was sporting hulking spangled collars and wide bedazzled bibs. Now, jewelry is tilting to the delicate side, and we’re loving it. Long necklaces have an elongating effect, and these look great layered with other necklaces of varying lengths. Here, 10 ways to wear ‘em at every price point.
For this week’s installment of Conversations of Style, we met up with Bob Myaing, manager and buyer for Old City boutique Art in the Age.
The effortlessly cool guy let us in on why he doesn’t take fashion too seriously, what his most recent purchase was, the men’s trend he hates most, and where his disposable income really goes. Plus, we got the scoop on his favorite summer drink. (Hint: It’s a spin on a classic.)
Psst: View the slideshow in full-screen mode for a much better look at Myaing’s style.
Now that we’re in the throes of summer sales, it seems like most purchases we make are killer markdowns scooped up at the last second and fewer “lusted-after-and-saved-for-weeks” buys. Impulse buys are great, but there are still items out there worth obsessing over—particularly Adorn by Sarah Lewis’s standout statement rings from the Band of Gypsys collection.
When it comes to clothes, everything seems to get more sheer in the summer. Add to that a perennially sunny backdrop that acts like a spotlight on any not-completely-opaque garments, and you’re got a recipe for embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions. My solution? The Best. Slips. Ever. They’re from Free People and comfy, completely matte, and come in eight shades—the slip trifecta!
Shoppists, we know that fall merch might look tempting, but we have to think in the present. And the present is 90 degrees outside. To help dissuade us from any impulsive wool purchases, Philly boutiques are offering amazing discounts on breezy summer goods. Take advantage.
As I write this, it’s 89 degrees outside, but it feels like 3282359 degrees—in my professional opinion—because it’s 50 percent humidity. When you can basically feel the moisture in the air, the last thing you want to do is pile on the layers in the morning. So, because you can’t wear a bathing suit to work, take the guesswork out of your a.m. outfit prep and start pairing basic with some statement-making sandals. We’ve found ten pairs that look just as good with jeans and a tee as they do with a work-appropriate shift. It’ll be your end-of-summer uniform in no time.
For those affected by or have loved ones affected by cancer, we have good news that comes in the form of cozy, brightly colored kimono-style robes. And it’s all possible because insanely awesome people like Brenda Jones exist.
During Jones’ own battle with cancer back in 2008, the South Jersey resident started making her own unique robes to avoid the unsightly hospital-issued gowns worn during radiation. The robes caught on, and suddenly everyone wanted their own, to which Jones happily obliged. It was her “Vera Wang moment,” she says.
Sometimes it can be tricky to gauge the extent of a sale, particularly a sale announced via email blast. Is it a store full of markdowns? Just a rack? Maybe a bin? Are there coupons and a secret handshake involved? You only really know what’s in store until you’re, well, in the store. So I did some recon at Erdon on Friday afternoon. Let’s put it this way: There’s an entire room dedicated to discounted designer merch.