Outside a heavy wet snow fell, but inside American Eagle's New York showroom it felt like a beach in Costa Rica, complete with cute guys serving breakfast burritos. AE debuted its Summer collection with the theme "Take the new path," which we interpreted to mean the shortest path to the beach in some faraway place. It was a global-minded collection of casual, beachy separates and ethnic-inspired accessories. Embroidered peasant tops, baja knits, and sundresses are meant to be thrown over your bikini and layered with beaded necklaces, while your brightly woven bag will be filled with a wide-brim hat and a cute pair of espadrilles with a floral tie. We love the recurring global theme for Spring! Mark your calendars: the collection will hit stores beginning in April.
I have a problem: I've grown tired of my dress collection. I know, not good. During my hunt for the perfect Summer frock — one that is fancier than a sundress but more casual than cocktail — I came across this Ethnic Babydoll Mini Dress, size small-medium. What makes it especially desirable is that it would look as good with sandals on the beach as it would with heels at a party. You gotta love versatility.
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It's August. Shed your style and go wild. It's time to wear all your flesh flattering clothes — it's now or never! Sorry for the dramatics, but these handbags have me where the wild bags are. From flea market finds to lazy totes to full on luxotica, wearing an ethnic-inspired handbag feels, and looks, so right. Right? Camila Alves knows how to work the wild bag here at her Muxo handbags debut, while Lake and Rachel look like they picked theirs up along some surfin' safari. Where will you wear your wild bag?
There's something so desirable about an effortlessly feminine top that has a sweetheart neckline and ties at the shoulders. That is precisely what made me take notice of LA-based brand Myne. Well, that and its bold yet stylish Navajo print (left). It plays with the ethnic trend yet sets itself apart by its unique color combination.
Shopbop houses a Myne section that stocks all sorts of feminine yet non-prissy tops, dresses, and tie-neck vests. For anywhere from $161 to $264, Myne can be, well, yours.
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The fashion world is heavily influenced by Africa and Asia as we speak. And it's a good thing because those countries have a lot of undiscovered trends to offer. British designer Matthew Williamson was ethnically inspired for Spring, and as a result, we saw a lot of beading, mixed prints, and bold colors. To make the yellow mini dress Anja Rubik is wearing more interesting, Matthew threw on a khaki jacket and a beaded belt. If you want to channel a faraway place this Summer, you should do the same.