The best way to top off stunning swimwear with with a killer cover-up. And while it’s tempting to throw on an old tank and cotton shorts for a beach day, everyone should have one stop-traffic cover-up in her arsenal. Here are eight throw-on-and-go options. A bonus: Some are worthy of wearing off the beach, too (see: #7, which would look divine with a pair of lace-up sandals for a breezy weekend look). Read more »
If you’re lucky, come summertime, the purse you’ll carry most is your beach bag. So why do these sandy-day bags always play second fiddle to their leather and suede sisters? I say it’s time for an upgrade. These eight woven numbers are rugged enough for the shore (and large enough to stash beach-day essentials) but they’re stylish enough to replace your ol’ landlubber bags. While they might not be entirely appropriate for the workplace, they certainly play nice with weekend-wear and casual cocktail dresses. Plus: pom poms! Click here for price and where to buy.
Tie-dye gets a bad rap for evoking more memories of childhood summer camp than a fashion-forward print. But the new generation of tie-dye is anything but juvenile. It’s popping up in universally flattering indigo and in unexpected places like the elbows of sleeves and denim pencil skirts. As for that rainbow-hued Dave Matthews Band tee you’ve been holding onto? Well, maybe it’s best kept in your dresser. Read more »
Flower prints need not be limited to predictable ditzy florals. This season’s iteration goes two ways: understated (see: perforated daisy high tops) and bold and modern (like a citrus-hued Marni frock). So whether you don watercolor irises to sketched-out roses, segue into summer with these 12 unexpected takes on the trend. Read more »
Believe me, I understand the urge to binge-buy sandals after keeping my toes cooped up in layers of wooly socks and boots. But hear me out: a pair of flats with raffia, glitter or quirky embellishments can be just as spring-worthy — and comfortable — as any pair of strappy sandals. Here, 13 pairs that will transform any airy summer dress or jeans-and-tee combo. Read more »
How to bare shoulders without going strapless (or spiraling downward into tube-top territory)? Wear one of the season’s best picks, an off-the-shoulder top. The style — seen everywhere right now — is a perfect way to show off sun-kissed skin and shoulders, plus it conceals the upper arm, which is often a prickly source of insecurity for women. Here, my top tops to spring for now.
Cartilage jewelry is here to stay — and having a particularly huge moment — but piercings are a big commitment. Enter: the simple, elevated ear cuff. Right now, you want to spring for minimalist pieces that add just a hint of shine on the upper part of your ear. Try one or two on for size and then consider taking the piercing plunge. (Although, with these super-chic options, why would you want to?) Read more »
The easiest way to dapper-ize an outfit is with great outerwear. A crisp waxed-canvas jacket or trim bomber elevates a worn pair of jeans, and a denim jacket instantly adds style cred when layered under a blazer. (See how to pull this off here.) Instead of investing in an entire new wardrobe for spring, consider buying one great jacket. We’ve found 10 of the best out there now. Consider it your shopping list. (Psst: Check out our lineup of the most stylish spring jackets for women here, and see our roundup of the must-know men’s spring trends here.)
As much as the 50-degree temps seem like sunbathing weather (ya know, compared to snowpocalypse), it’s not quite time to ditch your coat. But that doesn’t mean you need to bundle up. Spring offers tons of fresh outerwear that looks seasonally appropriate (think: airy watercolors and punchy pineapple prints) while still keeping you warm as the seasons transition. Here, 10 gorgeous picks you can wear this week. So long, cocoon coats. Read more »
Thanks to Daylight Savings, you may have noticed that the sun is actually still out during your evening commute. (Cheer!) But that means that your mornings leave you in the dark. Brighten up with one of these 14 luminaries — we’ve got floor lamps, desk lamps and, yes, even a surprisingly chic nightlight. It’s not quite natural sunlight, but for now, we’ll take it. Read more »