Summer isn’t officially over until the Fall Equinox on September 21st, but with Labor Day behind us, the chill (or not so chill) days of summer are definitely over. And so, we’re saying goodbye to White Hot Summer, and hello to White Hot Fall! With a little finesse you can wear your summer whites well into fall — and, if you’re really clever, you can rock your whites all winter long.
Tags: Fall, Style, Style Story, Transitional Dressing, White, White Hot Summer
I promised to throw some shorter, pithier posts into the mix, and here you are, a little eye candy for your week — or how to wear color, pattern & print like there’s no tomorrow. My sartorial goal for the coming year is to pimp out my wardrobe with perfectly hodge-podged looks like these…because color is definitely the new black.
Tags: Patterns & Prints, Style, Visual Shot
Black is the quintessential uniform of women everywhere, and New York City girls have been known to compose wardrobes entirely of black. Black is easy to wear when the weather is cool, but a little more sartorially challenging when the temperatures soar. After seeing this gorgeous dress from Skaist Taylor (top left), however, I’ve now got my summer black uniform down pat. All you need is a great, floaty back dress and a killer pair of comfy heels or flats. You can also mix it up a bit with an architecturally interesting skirt and a simple top as below — and if you live in L.A. where the weather turns cool at night, you can add a sweater when the sun falls.
Other key summer black essentials? Jewelry, all in gold, and a leopard, snake or ivory clutch, on its own or tucked inside a roomy tote. When the weather turns cool in early fall, don your summer black dress with a pair of leather, vegan or cotton tights and a floaty coat or cape, like the woman above right at bottom, and you’ll be good to go.
Tags: Black, Style, Summer Black
I love a bun. It’s an easy way to put your hair up and still look as polished and glamorous as you usually do. It also gives your hair a much needed break from all the heat styling we’re all so guilty of. The key is to smooth down your edges with a cream or pomade. My favorite is a styling wax called Tancho High Grade Tiche that comes in a deoderent-style push-up tube and has a mild, lavender essential oil scent, but your favorite cream, oil, or silicone product will do.
My favorite bun is a topknot.
Tags: Bun, Buns, Hair, Style
I have been looking for the perfect beach tote for as long as I can remember, and just when I was about to give up the ghost, and purchase an extra large monogrammed LL Bean Boat & Tote, in orange or green (or possibly one of each), I found the best beach bag — and all around tote — ever, The Catalina, from Lo & Sons. I’ll be taking it to the beach and to the streets. And since it’s foldable, I’ll be tucking it into my travel bag the next time I jet off.
The Catalina has some great features.
Tags: Beach, Beach Bag, Beach Tote, Style, Style Story