Dressing for the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, TN, is more about keeping cool in 90-degree weather than it is about glamorous women in designer clothes. But that doesn't mean attendees at the four-day festival skimped on the style front. In fact, more than a few women put their own spin on Spring 2013's biggest trends. We break down the three best looks we saw this weekend — from the grounds of the festival to its stage — here. On Jessica: Rachel Roy Dress. On Justin: Club Monaco Shirt and Blazer
Ankle-strap sandals are our favorite footwear for Summer — and we can see that the celebrity world agrees! Everyone from Julianne Hough and Lauren Conrad to Diane Kruger and Reese Witherspoon has donned the minimalistic style with their latest warm-weather ensembles. Ankle-strap sandals come in a variety of colors, but the most popular are white, nude, and black because they go with just about everything. What we love so much about the easy dual straps is that, unlike strappy sandals, they never compete with your top half. Ready to get your ankle-strap sandal on? Head inside to see how to work the trend for an entire week.
Move over, pantsuit, there's a new suit in town. The shorts suit has quickly become one of our Summer go-tos, thanks to runways like Prabal Gurung, Jenni Kayne, and J.Crew. At first, the thought of a matching printed shorts and jacket combo might sound tricky, which is why we're styling the shorts suit three totally different ways in today's installment of Currently Trending. And after this, when it comes to wearing a shorts suit this season, think "yes you can!"
H&M's latest trend story casts Joan Smalls as the face of its black and white — and totally romantic — new narrative. The retailer proves that the season's must-have color duo is hardly two-dimensional in its aptly titled Romantic Edge lookbook. The looks showcase the supermodel in both smart, snappy black and white prints and softer white dresses and lace, as well as tough-girl (faux) leather jackets. It's easy to get lost just staring at the gorgeous photography (like those shots of Miss Smalls making her way down a flower-covered stairway), but you won't want to lose sight of the styling lessons at work here. Keep clicking for a little H&M-guided how-to in mixing prints and pulling off the hard-meets-soft approach to dressing — it's all inside.
Our first lady isn't just a supercool mom and inspiring role model — she's a style maven, too. Michelle Obama is able to jump-start new health- and dance-related initiatives, attend summits and galas around the world with her husband, take her kids to school, and look amazing as she juggles it all.
From the custom Jason Wu gown she donned at the president's inaugural ball to casual J.Crew separates, we love her signature style of mixing high and low brands. Her special attention on supporting young designers, her disposition toward wearing bright, bold colors, and her knack for showing off those amazingly toned arms are just a few more reasons why we love our FLOTUS' panache.
With a new batch of sophisticated looks — and one very chic Burberry trench coat — supplying our latest round of classic styling inspiration, we're taking a closer look at her best outfits yet.
— Additional reporting by Marisa Tom
Summer means barbecues with friends, long outdoor excursions, and extended brunches — with appropriate beverages — in the sun. We have everything you need to kick back, look sharp, and impress party guests. Enjoy Summer!
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Diane Kruger joined the latest crew of ab flashers when she wore this Chloé embellished crop top ($2,165) during a breezy stroll in NYC over the weekend. But she did so in the chicest way possible — would you expect anything less from the fashion-loving actress? Her low-rise cropped denim helped accentuate her midriff, while cat-eye sunglasses lent retro flair. Then she finished with Chanel Diamante jelly sandals and a black satchel. If you dare to bare your midriff this Summer, do so just like Diane Kruger for that effortlessly cool effect. Shop similar pieces below to get started.
Have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear? Stress not, and stay tuned to get inspired for a girls' night out with Tess Christine. You don't have to spend hours getting ready to look your best; here's the perfect ensemble to take you from dinner to drinks with the girls. And make sure to check out more of our POPSUGAR Girls' Guide videos on YouTube for more great style inspiration.
Piperlime's biannual Lime Tag sale is very good news for our Summer wardrobes — and our wallets (win, win!). The etailer's selection of designer bags, shoes, accessories, and apparel is on sale for up to 50 percent off, so you can treat yourself to that second pair of Summer sandals or perfect LWD — minus any of the guilt. Just click on in to see what we're shopping — then click over to Piperlime to shop the rest!