It's finally here: in just a few short days, New York Fashion Week will begin! There are outfits to prep, emergency kits to pack, and collections to preview — yes, even before they're shown. Thankfully, we're here to get you through the busiest week of the year for the fashion industry (read: watch this space — a lot's about to happen!). Meanwhile, the US Open had its opening day, and Lady Gaga got back to her usual outrageous style antics. And let's not forget about the VMAs, which took — or should we say twerked — this week by storm. Catch up on it all here, in our fashion recap!
The days are getting longer and the temperatures are heating up. So how do you beat the heat while still looking chic? We've got some ideas up our sleeves. GNO is the time to wear those wardrobe pieces only your girlfriends will appreciate, like monochrome outfits, aggressive footwear, and pretty prints. Our theory is more is more, so start piling things on and hit the town.
We love looking at celebrity style, and thankfully this Instagram-friendly crew was more than happy to share. For us, that meant keeping up with Rihanna's latest choice of accessories, Jamie Chung and Chloë Moretz's fashionable gym attire, and all the backstage VMA glamour from the comfort of our couches. Click through now to see the rest of this week's cutest celebrity candids, and don't forget to follow POPSUGAR Fashion on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!
We've had another great week on POPSUGAR Girls' Guide! We kicked off the week with an amazing episode of Just Add Sugar where Brandi Milloy showed us how to make One Direction cookies just in time for this weekend's This Is Us premiere. Next, Allison McNamara showed us how to make our own stud earrings on Designer DIY — you can never have too many. Last but not least, we had another episode of Top That! (featuring Miley twerking, of course), along with a great lightning round in which Tyler Oakley and Becca Frucht pair celebrities with the commercials they appeared in before they were big. Check it all out, and don't forget to click subscribe below!
Whenever August rolls around, we're constantly asking ourselves: "How can this be?" "What happened to July?" "Where'd the Summer go?!" Luckily, this month, there are plenty of ways we can cope. As we inch closer to Fall (and Fall fashion), we've rounded up an end-of-Summer shopping list that should help make the most of the time we have left.
From celebrity-approved sunglasses to designer pool toys, we're anxiously seizing our final moments in the sun. And with candy-colored backpacks and slouchy blazers, we're also looking forward to what's to come in the season ahead. Shop all of our editors' August must-have style items here in the gallery.
The world's most-celebrated designers don't just influence what we put on in the morning; they can also have an enormous impact on where we hang our hats at night. So whether you're looking to make a few simple changes or considering a complete room redux, the Couture Meets Casa series, from Glidden®, will help you take fashion out of the closet — and into your living space.
Take a closer look at these top runway looks, and learn how they translate into home decor.
It Color: Blue
Trend Focus: Ombré
Since contrasting shades of blue (think a robin's egg suit with navy detail or a dark cobalt coat over misty aqua tights) are of-the-moment for Fall, it's the perfect color companion to the not-going-anywhere ombré trend.
Bring It Home: Ombré is all about the color, so pick a spot, choose a range of hues, and get going! Try painting a staircase, stair railing, radiator, or even the drawers on a dresser in fadeaway shades like Pool Party, Country House Blue, Cool Cobalt, and Nautical Blue from Glidden Paint.
And while there's no shortage of ombré accessories in the marketplace today (look for rugs, lamps, and pillows at your favorite home decor retailer), DIY options are superfun if you have the time to shop around. Pair a light-blue bedspread with pillows and a bedskirt in darker midnight hues. Create an ombré centerpiece or visual arrangement made up of different-size vases and bottles in varying shades of blue. You can even make your own easy ombré art using an assortment of blue paint-chip samples from your local hardware store.
Visit Glidden.com to take a closer look at its blue paint selection, find coordinating colors, and get more inspiration for fashion-forward home decor.
Labor Day weekend is here, and unless you're at the beach catching Summer's last rays or taking advantage of the year's best shopping sales (we will be!), you may be looking for some three-day weekend fun. And what better way to celebrate the changing seasons than with a few colorful upgrades to your closet? With the following DIY videos, we're showing you how to spruce up everything from your old white t-shirt to your favorite sneakers and sunglasses. A little craft goes a long way!
We can't let Summer go by without acknowledging the famous style setters who wowed us time after time with their spotlight-worthy ensembles. From effortlessly cool denim-cutoff-and-sandal combos to stunning red carpet gowns that are true masterpieces, these stars thoroughly impressed us with their unmatched Summer fashion sensibilities. Ready to see who earned our Summer style superlatives? Just click ahead.
The glorious part about modern technology is that even if you're seaside, knee-deep in fruity drinks and sunscreen this Labor Day, you can still be surfing the sales. The last official weekend of Summer is a smart time to stock up on warm-weather pieces you'll pull out next year and look forward to Fall by fortifying your style arsenal.
- My-Wardrobe: Go crazy! The site's wares are all included in the 20% off sale with code LABOR20 at checkout. Expect brands like 3.1 Phillip Lim, Carven, and Acne.
- Club Monaco: It's time to take another sweep of the sale section: get an additional 50% off already reduced items through the long weekend with code FINAL50.
- C. Wonder: Do your grown-up back-to-school shopping here! Full-price purchases will be marked down 25% by using LABORDAY at checkout.
- Tory Burch: If you've been thinking about investing in Tory Burch, now's the time. The brand's graduated sale means if you spend $300, you'll get 20% off, while a haul of $500 equates to a 25% discount. And if you're really going for it, spending over $750 means 40% off.
See even more Labor Day weekend sales here