We detected several trends on the streets of New York this summer. For one, loafers are back in a big way, especially the backless variety. High-waisted jeans, crop pants and wide-leg trousers are trumping shorts or dresses on the city’s stylish ladies. And—perhaps it’s no surprise—a palette of black and navy looks cool, even when the temps rise.
Global style reporter Kristin Yamada snapped photos of four enviable outfits around NYC this season. We’ve dissected them and selected similar styles that you can shop now. Because imitation is not only the highest form of flattery, but also an art.
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Its beauty is in its simplicity, how it is barely there but so noticeably lovely. A simple sheath that is retro and modern at once. But for all its spareness, a slipdress is not easy to pull off. It shows a lot of skin. It clings. It offers very little structure or support. Nevertheless, not since the ’90s has this dress silhouette been so prevalent and relevant.
Here are five ways that we’ve seen the dress worn successfully in recent months. Take them as an invitation to experiment with your own interpretation of this sexy summer staple.
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Suki Waterhouse, Cara Delevingne and Clara Paget attend Glastonbury Festival on June 22, 2016, in Glastonbury, England. Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images.
It’s almost tradition now—ever since Kate Moss was the first to be smart enough to slip on a pair of the rain boots with her teeny cutoffs in the ’90s, Hunter boots are the official footwear of Glastonbury. After all, the storied music festival gets muddy—and this year was thought by many to be the muckiest. But braving the elements is part of the fun, right?
In 2016, Moss’s kid sister, Lottie, was among the throngs of festivalgoers—along with Pixie Geldof, Alexa Chung, the Delevingne sisters—who did likewise. See our slideshow after the jump to watch how the style set handles puddles while the music plays on.
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One of our favorite things about makeup is its ability to empower both expression and experimentation. And one of the best places to see people expressing their personality and experimenting with their makeup is at a music festival. The looks out there run the gamut from wacky to out-and-out glam. You can get away with almost anything, and we love seeing it all.
Our super-shooter global street-style reporter, Kristin Yamada, just got back from the Governors Ball. Get inspired with some of our favorite beauty looks that she snapped at the festival this summer.
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Caroline Issa dropped a new one on us the other day: “papped.”
“I got papped in my pre-fall top and skirt,” she mentioned in an email, and then included a link to street-style photographer Phil Oh’s recent Milan slideshow on Vogue—which made it all crystal clear.
Papped: to be caught looking chic by the fashion paparazzi.
Caroline Issa, papped by Phil Oh at the men’s shows in Milan; featured on Vogue.com
Caroline is used to it, of course, and the fact that this last Milanese moment happened in a look from her Nordstrom Signature collection isn’t surprising. The collection was made to catch eyes in the most low-key, effortless way. It was also made to mix and match, which was one of her big call-outs when it launched and probably why it goes where Caroline, our favorite Fashion Week world traveler, goes.
It couldn’t be any easier to get the look. Explore the whole Nordstrom Signature and Caroline Issa collection.
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Perhaps like us, you are a fan of Rihanna. In that case you have probably noticed she has been dropping new music lately including this banger with Mike Will, “Nothing Is Promised.” But did you notice that while promoting the jam on Instagram, she hit the dab in the club while wearing one of our hats?
Image via Apluss
The specific hat is by Terrible Records, our musical partner for Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil—the sun/swim shop curated by Olivia Kim running now until June 26. When you’re done turning up in the club and want to chill out at the beach, listen to Terrible’s custom playlist for the Pop-In below.
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Gimlet-eyed Kristin Yamada is busy snapping street-style starlets on the festival scene. Here are her photos to inspire your own rockin’ look and some wardrobe pieces to achieve the ensemble.
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This week, our global fashion reporter Kristin Yamada braved the crowds, the furries (really), the commute to Randall’s Island and the inclement weather to shoot a mob of music enthusiasts in their summer finery. Here are her fun pics.
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There’s no doubt that the athleisure trend has peaked. Sometimes it’s difficult to determine whether a barre class has just let out or if the coterie of toned ladies in leggings and sweatshirts are simply fashionable friends leaving a brunch spot. What’s not to like about a look that favors elastic waistlines and stretchy fabrics? Especially for brunch.
That’s not to say that you can show up at your next dinner party in a tank top and drawstring shorts à la Richard Simmons. Here are some basic guidelines and street styles for working your workout clothes around town.
Mesh and Sports Bras
Off-duty models embraced the activewear-anywhere ethos early on. Understandably, their packed schedules and frequent wardrobe changes favor these easy separates.
Mesh shirts and mesh insets on pants, jackets and tanks introduce an airy element in athleisure clothes that can be subtly—or not-so-subtly—revealing. Mesh shirts over a sports bra or an opaque triangle bra are sporty and sexy. With the rise of the cropped tops and midriff-baring styles in casual wear, sports bras as shirts are also popping up. Whether under a mesh layer or stand-alone, the style is overly daring for everyday errands but perfect for the club or a concert. Pair both with jeans to elevate the locker room look.
SHOP: mesh activewear | sports bras | Nike activewear
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