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Have you checked out the latest edition of The Fresh Edit? It’s a gorgeous mix of summer-ready styles—from flowy, printed day-to-night dresses to sizzling metallic minis—all at prices that will leave you with cash left over to actually GO out. Because what fun is a new outfit if you’re sitting at home?

We pulled a few choice snaps from our lookbook by photographer Zoey Grossman, who’s known for dreamy, quintessentially SoCal-style imagery that we can’t get enough of.

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Besides rising temps, nothing gets us more psyched for spring than updating our closets with the season’s best trends, which is why we’re so excited to share The Fresh Edit with you. True to its name, this mini-mag is an edited selection of the freshest new styles in Savvy and Topshop compiled especially for your shopping pleasure. Even better, selected styles start at only $34!

Check out what’s new now.

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 Ah, New Year’s Eve. So much fun, but is there any holiday more sartorially stressful? You want to look amazing—whether you’re smooching your honey at the stroke of midnight or shaking it with your best girls into the wee hours—but you shouldn’t have to spend a ton of cash to do so.

Well, save that money for the champagne, ladies, because with just one new piece under $100 from our Savvy department, you can create a killer look that’s just right for ringing in 2014.

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Dressed to Thrill: Like Mynded Body-Con Dress | ASTR Maxi Dress | Lucca Couture Faux Leather Dress

For instant party style, there’s nothing quite as easy as a dress. Just slip it on, add some accessories and BAM! You’re done. And with all the insanely cute dresses in Savvy, you’ll have no problem finding one you love. We even have an entire section devoted to dresses under $50. Go crazy.

Check out more Savvy styles after the jump.

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We’re super stoked on the latest issue of The Savvy Mag—it’s full of fresh new looks you can wear now (just add a little creative layering!) and well into spring.

Check out some of our faves after the jump:

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New York Fashion Week may be over, but you can relive the sartorial circus again and again in our latest video collab with Nylon TV (check out our last one with Kat Graham). This time around, we dropped Revenge actress and high-profile style blogger (seriously, check out Ring My Bell!) Ashley Madekwe into the fashionable fray and watched her work it in of-the-moment pieces from Leith, MINKPINK, Tildon, Mural and more.

Check out how the beautiful Brit reps cool Savvy style while serenely navigating the crazy that is NYFW.

Strut your own Savvy looks no matter where you are with covetable Closet Pops that are super easy on your bank account.

Three times in one week? Tamara is a new Thread superstar! This lovely blogger has shown us her versatility this week. This sweet, feminine look is a winner and such a perfect transitional ensemble. Mohair sweaters are all the rage, as are sheer overlay skirts. Plus, those studded Valentino pumps were the most popular heels at Fashion Week!

xo,
Crystal

Shop similar styles:
Overlay Skirts | Savvy Trends Statement Necklaces | Pink Sweaters

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Topshop Burnout Skirt | Topshop Triangle Necklace | Topshop Fluffy Sweater

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Labor Day weekend is nearly upon us, which means that summer is (sadly) coming to a close. The upside? New stuff for fall! And, lucky for you, the recent online issue of the Savvy Mag is filled with cool styles from brands like ASTR, Leith and Tildon—plus two hot trends you’ll want to snap up and style out.

We’ve already teased a little about Tough Couture: runway-inspired pieces tweaked with street-style chic. Finish off your look with edgy accessories (like a bold cuff), some black eyeliner and plenty of attitude—just channel a model-off-duty vibe and you’re golden.

The second trend featured in the Savvy Mag is Urban Nomad. Like its name, this trend mixes citified cool with a global feel that’s easy to master, even if you’ve never left your hometown. Patterned pieces—like a floral kimono or paisley pants—are paramount, as well as a little bit of dark romanticism. Nails are painted blood red, hair is tousled and a dab of something mysterious, like Kiehl’s Original Musk Oil, is a must.

We shot the whole thing in that epicenter of cool known as Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and lucky for us, our intrepid creative director, Toby Milner, was on hand to snap a few behind-the-scenes photos with his iPhone—which, of course, turned out way cooler than what we would’ve come up with. (Anyone else been accused of taking too many selfies lately?)

For more killer closet updates to wear now and well into fall, check out the Savvy department.

-Jenny Yule

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The Savvy Summer Mobile Tour is back! After an amazing time at Lollapalooza, we kept things rolling this past weekend when we hit up Off the Grid—a Bay Area-based roaming food extravaganza that was too delicious to pass up.

However, eating our weight in Cholita Linda tacos (or yummy gua bao!) wasn’t all we were there to do.

We opened the doors of our tricked-out VW bus and trailer and set up shop doling out in-store discounts, giving away swag bags and selling cool Savvy styles, including exclusive merch from our Aussie pals at MINKPINK .

Plus, we set up a little DIY corner, where ladies could channel their inner craft queens and create boho-cool floral crowns.

Check out Kara Destrenpe, from Nordstrom San Francisco Centre, as she demonstrates her creative process while sporting flowy printed pants, like these WAYF wide-leg pants.

MINKPINK rep Karly Shoemaker places a blooming band atop the head of Savvy-loving cutie Shaila Patel from the nearby coastal town of Pacifica.

From left to right: Mallory Harper & Kara Destrenpe (Nordstrom San Francisco Centre); Lily Wyckoff & Brandy Malcolm-Kerr (Nordstrom Social Media & Marketing teams, respectively).

We also brought our best end-of-summer style game to the City by the Bay, with bold printed pieces that ranged from this striped MINKPINK dress to psychedelic paisley to a bold floral skirt.

Thanks to Mallory, Clinton and Kara from our San Francisco Centre store for helping out!

Although it saddens us to say it, summer is coming to a close and so is the Savvy Mobile Tour. We’re hitching up and heading back to Chicago for one last stop at the Randolph Street Market on 8/24 and 8/25. We really hope to see you there and send a great big MWAH (that’s a kissing noise) to everyone who stopped by while we were tooling around. It was super cool to meet you all!

–Jenny Yule

Check out regular posts from Sarah Hendren, our super-stylish Savvy buyer, as she fills us in on all things Savvy—from the hottest trends to the bands she’s loving right now to dreamy vacation spots you might not know about.

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Even though we’re not quite ready for summer to end, fall is just around the corner, and there’s nothing more exciting to the fashion-loving Savvy crew as getting new gear for the season. One of our favorite trends for fall is Tough Couture. It combines a high-fashion, runway-inspired aesthetic with the grit of street style. It’s clean and precise with a little bit of off-kilter cool. But the best way to show you what this trend is all about is to style out some looks, so we asked our Savvy buyer, Sarah, to put a few together.

“Anything leather—or faux leather, in the case of these pants from Piper—is massive for fall. These pants are also surprisingly versatile. I love pairing them with this cozy-yet-modern sweater from Tildon. Rock a great clutch or handbag, and you’re ready for Sunday morning brunch (and mimosas!) with friends.”

“Next up: a night out on the town! A loose tee adds street-style cred to this formfitting Leith skirt. Add a faux-leather vest and chunky necklace for some some edge. A bold orange from Topshop Lipstick in ‘Ohh LaLa’ doesn’t hurt, either.”

“I love that you could wear this to work (depending on where you work), but it’s chic enough for after-5 cocktails. Get this Tildon zip-seam pencil skirt (did I mention leather is huge for fall?). I paired it with a modern top in a hot hue from ASTR and a chunky Bonnie Jonas necklace. And you totally need at least several pairs of cool sunglasses. A girl’s gotta maintain a little mystery.”

Check out more Tough Couture pieces and get your own must-have faux-leather item; shop the Savvy department.

We at Savvy HQ have had a crush on Utah-based blogger Rach Parcell of Pink Peonies for a while now (here we spotted her at Fashion Week). The brunette beauty puts together classic, ladylike looks tweaked with personal twists—like a pop-of-color bag or a bold piece of jewelry—that get us at hello. We’re excited that she loves us too.

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For a taste of her sartorial prowess, check out how she’s repping the recent monochrome trend by pairing these bright-blue WAYF track pants with matching Sole Society pumps and a slightly preppy blouse that echoes the cool tone. Not to mention that contrasting M•AC ‘Candy Yum Yum’ lip. Sigh. And the crush continues…

–Jenny Yule