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!
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.
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.
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.
SmartStyle: 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).
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.
Self-proclaimed Nordstrom fan and plus-size model Candice Huffine has cultivated a unique sense of fashion that comes with working 15 years in the business. The New York model’s recent work includes the ‘Flowers for Ferdinando’ editorial for CR Fashion book, photographed by Tom Ford and styled by Carine Roitfeld, along with a portrait and interview in the April 2014 issue of Vogue magazine. She’s also graced the pages of W and Vogue Italia, and she’s shot campaigns for Marina Rinaldi, Lane Bryant, Maidenform, Marks & Spencer and Addition Elle, just to name a few. We got the chance to pick her brain about her favorite trends, celebrity wardrobe envy and taking the size out of style.
On her wardrobe strategy: “It’s all about having fun. I love breaking the rules, being loud and playing with different trends—anything from grunge to preppy. My fashion mantra: just commit.”
On the blessing and curse of the color black: “I don’t like to cover myself in a sea of black because it seems like such a 1999 mentality for curvy women. But I’d be lying if I said the color didn’t show up in some of my key pieces… it’s a chic color… and I live in NYC. ‘Nuff said.”
This spring, edit your wardrobe by adding a few city-sleek styles from via C. “For spring we wanted to let our customers know it’s okay to be playful. You can be sporty with Alexander Wang basketball shorts, mix bright florals with camo from Carven, show off your abs in an A.L.C. crop top or mix textiles with crystals, like on the 3.1 Phillip Lim blouse,” says Kimberly Harris, our online via C buyer.
With his signature wit and flair for the dramatic, Brad created seven unforgettable looks for spring occasions, from casual brunches to marriage proposals (!) and everything in between. While he worked, he gave us pitch-perfect styling tips to help you create your own sexy, playful looks guaranteed to turn heads and make you feel like a million bucks.
Although he was crazy busy on the set, we managed to catch a few candid moments with the maestro, including a quick conversation between Brad and one of his closest companions: