Step aside jeans and chambray tops, the denim dress is our new Summer go-to. A denim dress is a mainstay in every woman's wardrobe, but in case you still need proof, we're highlighting the versatility of the denim dress in today's Currently Trending — styling tips included!
I clicked over to Netflix last Friday night to see if Orange Is the New Black was in fact the new House of Cards. Fast forward one weekend and 13 episodes later, and it's clear that the new series — which follows Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) through her 15-month prison sentence — is just as addictive.
As you'd imagine, it's not exactly a glamorous wardrobe for Taylor, the actress who first caught our eye alongside Zac Efron in Nicholas Sparks's The Lucky One. As Piper, she spends the series bare-faced, gritty, and outfitted in orange and khaki jumpsuits. Needless to say, it's a far cry from Taylor's red carpet wardrobe, a collection of dresses from the likes of Calvin Klein, Peter Pilotto, and so many more. With the success of OITNB, we can expect to see lots more of Taylor — so stay tuned. And since today is Taylor's 29th birthday, we can think of no better time to check out her transformation as Piper, plus take a look at her offscreen style. Keep clicking and join us in wishing Miss Schilling a very happy birthday!
This week on POPSUGAR Girls' Guide, Jackie Perdue shows us how to make a simple DIY face mask, Brandi Milloy teams up with SORTED Food's Barry Taylor on a first-date meal, Allison McNamara teaches us how to make a jewelry organizer, and much more! Check it out, and don't forget to click the subscribe button below for all the best from PSGG.
This July, we're seeking out ways to beat the heat, celebrate Summer, and make our chosen seasonal uniform of bikini-top-and-cutoffs acceptable attire anywhere. (With BBQs, pool parties, and holiday weekends at the beach, that can't be a pipe dream, can it?) But, it's not just Fourth of July fireworks that have us excited. We've rounded up a midsummer shopping list that will keep you looking your best.
From patriotic staples that will look stylish well after Independence Day to flat sandals that are a still-comfortable antidote to flip-flops, we've hand-selected an assortment of Summer essentials. Shop all of our editors' July must-have style items here, in the gallery.
Nicole Richie and her family are enjoying some rest and relaxation in Europe right now, but she definitely didn't slack in the style department. Between classic European outfits, breezy caftans, and cute, floral cover-ups, Nicole proves that you can still look stylish on vacation without putting a lot of thought into it. Take a look at her four inspiring vacation ensembles — cute bikinis included!
Your weekend is filled with lots of fun activities, so you need an equally spunky outfit to do your thing in style. That's where Jordana Brewster comes in. The actress ran errands in LA in a chic take on preppy staples that's waiting to be worn on your days off. It included a basic scoop-neck tee and not-so-basic printed shorts; then she added a minty bag to match her bottoms, followed by (walkable!) ankle-strap wedges, a gold watch, and statement sunglasses. All in all, it's an effortless look that can go from errands right out to brunch — just add a blazer to dress things up. Shop similar pieces to get Jordana's latest look.
Shop clockwise from top left: T by Alexander Wang Scoop Neck T-Shirt ($225), Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Bag Mini in Sea Glass ($495), Lord & Taylor Printed Shorts ($24, originally $68), Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch ($180), Marc by Marc Jacobs Medium Slightly Wrapped Polarized Sunglasses ($130), A.P.C. Cross Strap Wedge Sandal ($385).
With a celebrity clientele that includes Michelle Obama, Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift, and Blake Lively, it's safe to say Nanette Lepore has garnered quite a following with her colorful, ladylike designs. But it's not just the A-list that's enamored with her collection. We're also big fans of Lepore's knack for mixing bold, exotic patterns with flattering silhouettes. With the dog days of Summer on our mind, we picked the designer's brain on how to dress for the heat, heard about her dream vacation, and even got the 411 on her upcoming Spring '14 collection set to debut at New York Fashion Week in September.
POPSUGAR Fashion: Did you take any vacations this Summer?
Nanette Lepore: I did a little trip to Nantucket for a wedding, and that was really sweet. I'd never been there, so my daughter and I rented bikes, and we rode bikes and it was really fun to do. That was lovely. I want to go back because I really like the bicycle culture there. I did a little trip to Tulum with my daughter too, which was really lovely. That was just with the girls, and it was really fun. I’ve done all of my Summer trips, but I have a fantasy Summer plan.
PS: What is your fantasy Summer vacation?
NL: I would love to be on the beach in Panarea, Sicily. Dance all night at my favorite club. I’m blanking [on the name].
PS: Since you’ve been traveling all Summer long, what would you say were your top Summer essentials?
NL: I'm madly in love with my Chi Chi sandal. I never take it off my feet, because it's comfortable like Birkenstocks. It's glamorous with its woven top and a little bit ethnic, a little bit preppy. It's got everything going for it.
PS: What else?
NL: For evening, I want any one of my maxi dresses in my suitcase. I think that the lightweight silky maxis this time of year, pulled up so small and you can fit them in a carry-on — which I love to move around with carry-ons.
Find out Nanette's take on why you should own a leopard skort skirt, what to expect at NYFW, and more when you read more.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, one of the most fashionable models out there right now, strutted her stunning self — and styling skills — as she exited a hair salon in LA. For her latest outing, Rosie sported a bold paisley minidress, then tempered the bold print with neutral accessories. She added a white belt, nude ankle-strap sandals, a tan crocodile clutch, and aviator sunglasses for a cool finish. Whether you're getting your hair done or hitting up a soiree, re-create Rosie's model moment with just five easy pieces. Ready? Shop similar pieces below to get the look.
Selena Gomez has been showing off her sexier side for some time now — remember her Brian Atwood cutout boots? — and now she's bringing it to the stage, too. While performing on Good Morning America most recently, the singer rocked a midriff-baring Hervé Léger by Max Azria sweater with edgy black leather Diane Von Furstenberg drawstring pants and lace-up booties. Is she taking a page out of Miley Cyrus's crop-top book? That or Selena also just wants to show off her toned body and have a little fashion fun (why not?). Take a good look at Selena's latest performance outfit, and then cast your vote!