The heat is on and it’s that time again when those feelings of hating everything in your closet start to reappear. When buying for your summer wardrobe, it’s best to think about what’s airy and easy to throw on. One pieces and dresses are the jam. Throw it on and instant outfit, boom. We’re talking about pieces that can get some major rotation action in your every day styling. On your radar should be a summer sandal, good basic tops for easy pairings, shorts, and skirts to take you in and out of the office. With our list of new summer fresh duds to get, we guarantee a bunch of OOooo’s and ahhh’s and where did you get that from your best girl buds that keeps you the best dressed in the group. Trust.
There are a multitude of apps that blend the world of technology and fashion seamlessly. Another one to step into the ring, is Armarium —a new luxury clothing loan app, will finally allow you to kiss the question, “when will I ever wear this again?” goodbye and makes your rounds in couture, runway and the latest accessories without so much as a worry to what use you need to make of them come midnight. First world probs.
Comprised of an elite team of fashion insiders, Armarium was officially launched in April 2016 through an invite-only mobile app, e-commerce platform and a New York City showroom. The program includes not only the ability to borrow pieces from their expertly curated lineup of couture, ready-to-wear, and accessories, but also, the option of hiring one of a number of professional stylists to assist with your day-of dressing needs. Dubbed the Style Brigade, some of the talent on Armarium’s retainer includes: Meredith Melling, Valerie Boster, Siobhan Bonnouvrier, Karla Martinez de Salas and Shiona Turini. Because Armarium doesn’t just send you clothes—it provides the look, too, if you want it.
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It was another star-studded event last night at the Met Gala, and we couldn’t help swoon at a lot of fantastic choices this time around. This year I would say was a bit more tame and tasteful. Rare instances of major ostentatious wardrobe show up’s with the exception of Miss Lady Gaga, but would we expect anything less?
The theme this time around was Manus x Machina, and many of the A-listers rocked lots of metallic frocks full of shimmer to pay homage to the Fashion in the Age of Technology theme. Clare Danes won the theme of this year’s Met Gala in her glow-in-the-dark light up custom dress by Zac Posen. Rita Ora gave major babe vibes in her feathery gown made special by Vera Wang.
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Hey you. We know who you are.
You’re the one out of your girl squad that prefers to do most things unconventionally. You probably prefer to rock potato sack trousers than tight skinnies that are easily universally flattering for many. Your friends send you selfies of themselves before making any major wardrobe purchase decisions in hopes of getting your ultimate OOTD approval. We see right through you, and that’s why we’re here to help find the best wedding options for you in mind: the alt bride. If you prefer sleek drapey cuts, rather than mermaid balloon silhouettes this list is for you. Best news is there’s plenty of price-conscious options to get your search going, and spend more of that money towards the honeymoon.
Photo: Courtesy of Reformation
Perfect for: The tasteful indie babe on a budget bride
The Look: Streamlined gowns that come equipped with plenty of cutouts and plunging back lines, with attention to figure-flattering silhouettes.
Price Range: Under $600
The Backstory: Reformation has been a go-to for cool, eco-minded fashion fans since launching in 2009. By using vintage and surplus materials, and producing out of a sustainable factory in Los Angeles, Reformation has managed to drastically reduce its carbon footprint while keeping prices reasonable. If you’re into amazing cut dresses and have a love for all things eco-chic, then Reformation should be a definite go to.
Street Style taken during NYFW
Some days you feel like putting some pep into your step when dressing up, and sometimes you want to just throw on a potato sack and call it a day. It’s not bad to have that mentality from time to time, but let’s put this logic into action carefully. This is where the magic of designer dresses come in. It’s the one piece to fit your needs on those days, but let it be known all dresses are not created equal. Some can reflect those exact days as exactly how you feel: DUMPY. Let’s avoid that look though, shall we? Just as it is important when choosing the right significant other or career path, the same goes for the dress that makes you feel good just by slipping it on. As I always say, when you look good you feel good, and when you feel good you reflect good.