>> Put a little lightness in your step with these 22 super-Summery shoes. We spotted printed wedges and sandals on the Spring 2011 runways, and now they've turned up at the Resort 2012 presentations as well (Givenchy, Mulberry), we can pretty safely say that this is a trend that's not disappearing anytime soon. And why not? Printed shoes are an easy way to add color (and a bit of levity) to even the most basic outfit. Click through to shop our selects, including the Loeffler Randall x Suno pair at left.
>> The latest and the greatest. From a silky, pale-peach caftan to an innovative knit-leather handbag, we've highlighted the best of this week's just-in pieces — all freshly available online. Click through to shop them all.
>> Seven Erdem pieces — all featuring vibrant, Summery prints — are now available exclusively online at Net-a-Porter. Ranging in price from $670 to $1,630, the mini-collection includes a cross-back day dress, two silk crepe blouses, a pansy-print mini-skirt, zippered capri pants, and a floral biker jacket. "It has the energy of the Spring/Summer 2011 show, but is more focused on day dresses," Erdem explained to Vougue UK. "It's all about fresh, young pieces!" Click through to see the complete selection.
You've probably embarked on many adventures and travels over the years. As I reflect back on mine, a couple of them truly stand out. To me, the best trips are the ones that let me recharge and relax. I also appreciate having the right travel buddies along with me.
One of my favorite travel experiences was a trip last year to Honolulu. I spent my days relaxing on the beach and tried my best not to pack a full schedule. I think we probably did about one to two touristy activities per day. By the time I came back to the office, I was already relaxed and ready to jump back into the daily grind. It was truly how I envisioned what a perfect vacation would be like.
I'm now ready to set out on my next journey! I was looking for ideas when I came across Frommer's list of top travel destinations in 2011. Some of the destinations they mentioned sounded quite interesting:
- Rio de Janeiro
- Puerto Viejo
- Ponza and the Pontine Islands
- Kent Coast
>> There's something about turquoise jewelry that feels so right for Summer — particularly this Summer. In range of sea-like hues that can't help but conjur visions of oceanside getaways and exotic adventures, this stone's got serious warm-weather style power — and, coincidentally, just happens to look great with a tan. See below to shop our picks for gorgeous turquoise jewelry to wear this Summer, and beyond.
>> Heading to the beach? Starting tomorrow, you'll be able to bring a little locale-appropriate Proenza Schouler with you: a sporty beach bag ($485) and a graphic-print beach towel ($145) . The waterproof bucket bag features bungee-cord drawstrings and straps, and comes in a choice of two colors: black and blue. "It’s definitely the kind of bag our friends, guys included, would carry to the beach. We’ve ordered two for ourselves,” Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez said. Both pieces are available exclusively on ProenzaSchouler.com starting tomorrow, June 9. [The Moment]
>> A new crop of books, full of stylish inspiration. From an insider's guide to the hidden gems of NYC, to a book cataloguing the work of the world's first fashion photographer, here's our list of the best — and chicest — fashion books of the Summer.
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>> Not to say you shouldn't show off that amazing one-piece swimsuit or cute bikini, but for those times when you're out of the pool and not yet ready to put on real clothes, we suggest you elevate your postswim ensemble with options such as a silk printed cover caftan from Mara Hoffman, a bonny yellow dress from Vix, or a fancier bright teal dress from ASOS. The options are endless, but we edited it down to our 12 favorites — peep them all in the slideshow.
>> One-piece swimsuits are currently experiencing a new wave of interest thanks to designers like Rag & Bone, Mara Hoffman, and Zimmermann. Whether you're the type who prefers lounging by the pool or splashing in the ocean, we culled our favorite looks — ranging from retro styles to modern silhouettes — for you to rock this Summer. Click the slideshow to see our top one-piece wonders, then click on the links to shop!
Thanks to gorgeous Friday weather, Eniko Mihalik's style lesson in bright colors and stripes in Mango's lookbook comes at a fitting time. This Summer, we suggest you swap out your classic navy and white striped tee for something vibrant — think yellow, orange, and cobalt blue — for an instant jolt of warm-weather style. Just click through the slideshow to see how Eniko successfully works this look.