Summer is almost upon us, which means it's time to dust off your maxi dresses and put them to good use. But before you do, allow celebrities like Beyoncé Knowles, Brooklyn Decker, Alessandra Ambrosio, and more be your inspiration for how to wear your maxi dresses all Summer long. Whether you're into tribal prints, florals, strapless, ruffled, or simple solids, there's a stylish look waiting for you to soak up and shop.
Finding the perfect suit isn't always the easiest task, let alone the most fun. So, to make it all a little easier on you — and your wallets — we've narrowed down 10 sweet swimwear finds under $100. From polka-dots to hot, bright stripes, click through for our editor's picks that all come in under budget.
Just when we thought we couldn't get enough of the striped-tee trend, three stylish celebs showed their stripes in nautical-inspired dresses. Alexa Chung styled hers with black tights and a chic trench during London Fashion Week, Sarah Paulson donned a thicker, slouchier stripe at last month's Independent Spirit Awards, and newly coiffed Brooklyn Decker paired her fitted French Connection frock ($84) with ballet flats and a black tote. Each lady puts her own spin on the piece and proves that an LSD — little striped dress — can make for a simple, flattering, and totally classic look. Check out the pieces below — and get shopping!
A flash of skin in small doses is never a bad thing — and this season's wispy, ultra-feminine sheer maxi skirt is a surefire way to work the see-through trend without being, well, scandalous. This Rag & Bone pleated silk maxi skirt ($450) is a seemingly tricky investment piece but one that, when carefully styled, can deliver endless options through every season. For those of you ready to show some skin this Spring, here are five ways to wear the barely there sheer maxi skirt.
When you're shopping, the real test of a piece's value is how versatile it is. Can you wear it to work, on the weekend, on a date, on a trip? If you can, most likely you've got a wardrobe winner. Case in point: this Quiksilver printed tunic is pretty, with a springy print and sheer texture. It's perfect for the beach and throwing on over your bikini. But it can also be worn every single day of the week, for pretty much every occasion. Want to see? We style one piece, seven ways. Click to shop.
Valentine's Day is around the corner — and just because you're not in a relationship, doesn't mean you're flying solo. You're planning a night of dinner and drinks with your fellow single señoritas — and as a testament to your single-and-fabulous self, I've put together a few stylish looks that will have you feeling fancy, feminine, and best of all, free. Now go forth and be fabulous.
We're in the midst of the Summer-to-Fall transition. To make it easier, I'd suggest a dress just like this Quiksilver Lost and Found Dress ($39, originally $78). The sweet gingham print isn't Summer-exclusive — in fact, I almost prefer the look with socks or tights and a Fab pair of your favorite booties or clogs. It's perfect transitional dressing, perfectly priced for the taking.
Just when we think the loose button-up has had its hurrah, Byrdie Bell comes up with an awesome remix. Check it, the sleeveless work shirt is perfect for now — a la bare arms — and will also work in the Winter layered over a longsleever. There are two ways to achieve this semi grungy vibe: buy a pre-made version, or just rip the sleeves off of an existing shirt. You know we'll be doing the latter . . .
We're riding high on the surf trend. When hitting the waves — or the pool — show off your sporty, sexy side in our selection of bright and bodacious gear. There's a bevy of neoprene for hard-core hotties, along with striped board shorts and neon colors for those who want to chillax. I'm so close to nabbing this coral Roxy rashguard for my next surf trip to Mexico. Mix and match your swim tops and bottoms for a truly authentic vibe, brah. Surfers (and surf groupies), unite!
We're so obsessed with Fall's fresh color, as well as these styley editorials featuring it, we wanted to take you to the next level. Let's get dressed like a sexy explora. The bare bones: olive green shorts — you can cut a long pair, like these Chloe's, and cuff them — a rustic, green belt and a sexy neck tank. I included a swimsuit for when you need to trek across swampy terrain. A hooded parka should shield you from the elements, and a bushmaster hat will bring forth your inner Dundee. Dog tag necklaces are as tough as it gets. Adventure awaits . . .