To help simplify your summer-fun choices, we hand-selected a few art, food, music and film events across the country for you—and paired up two different go-to looks for each category. Find out what’s happening near you this summer, as well as the perfect outfit to arrive in style!
ART & CULTURE
Jeff Koons: A Retrospective & Edward Hopper and Photography
Koons: June 27-Oct 19 | Hopper: July 17–Oct 19
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Time to break out your reds, whites and blues! It’s almost the 4th of July—a day when anyone can pull off a patriotic combo of primary colors—and we’ve got inspiration for what to wear this Independence Day. These outfits will have you looking ravishing under the rockets’ red glare no matter where your celebrations take you.
Ever wonder what it might be like to go shopping with our guest editor Sarah Jessica Parker? Well, wonder no more. SJP has singled out items she’d like to travel with for three highly probable summer occasions—an out-of-town wedding, an evening in the city and a beach vacation.
First up: The out-of-town wedding.
1) diptyque ‘Feu de Bois’ Scented Candle 2) Laura Mercier ‘Caviar’ Stick Eye Color in ‘Jungle’ 3) Cathy’s Concepts Personalized Small Oak Whiskey Barrel 4) Laura Mercier Baked Eyeshadow Quad in ‘Summer In St. Tropez’ 5) SJP Collection ‘Carrie’ Pumps in Red.
Until next time,
Whether you plan on spending your summer lounging poolside or splashing in the surf (or both!), one item every woman needs is the perfect swimsuit. But landing on a style that makes you look and feel amazing can sometimes be a daunting task.
Ladies, we get this. And in an effort to make the process a little easier, we’re showcasing a few of the top trends we’re loving right now with a bit of style inspiration from on location at Sycamore Beach near Malibu. Check out these snaps from a recent photo shoot for our handy swimsuit guide—ready to help you choose a style that best highlights your body type.
We’re loving mixing prints right now. Combining unexpected pieces—that you may already own—looks so fresh and extends the versatility of your wardrobe (bonus!). We know some trends can seem a little daunting at first. One reader recently asked, “But how do I get into the mixed-print trend without looking like I’m wearing my great aunt’s crazy quilt?” Read on for a few basic tips and the best ways to mix and match your patterns and prints.
It’s almost summer, and we’re already dreaming about the ultimate island vacation in the season to come. Before settling on which sun-splashed locale to book tickets for, we’re sharing an inspirational roundup of the best sandals for every getaway. Whether touching down in Sri Lanka, partying poolside at an all-inclusive resort or enjoying a relaxed shore-side stroll, you can count on any of these beauties to be your true island sole-mates.
Eileen Fisher, a pioneer in sustainable clothing, helps us celebrate Earth Day with a look at her most eco-conscious collection to date. For spring 2014, 52% of the line is designed as part of The Eco Collection and 70% of the cotton manufactured for the entire offering is organic.
“Becoming more mindful about clothing means looking at every fiber and every seed and every dye and seeing how to make it better. We don’t want sustainability to be our edge—we want it to be universal,” says Fisher.
Smart Style: There are so many eco-chic options—from organic linens to hemp to biodegradable Tencel® to bluesign®-certified silks (Chinese silks that are dyed and finished using fewer chemicals, less water and less energy).
Eileen Fisher U-Neck Drape Side Silk Shell &
Eileen Fisher Shawl Collar Long Vest (Regular & Petite)
Garment Life Cycle: From developing eco-friendly materials to supporting renewable energy to recycling clothing, the Eileen Fisher brand is committed to designing for the environment.
Craving more Moss? The supermodel gives us a sneak peek at her highly anticipated collaboration with Topshop, available starting April 30 in over 60 Nordstrom stores and online. “The pieces are all inspired by my own wardrobe, items that I can wear in different situations and in different ways,” says the fashion muse.
Trend: Balearic Dressing. The new boho look is inspired by one of Kate’s favorite destinations, the Balearic Islands.