Playsuits aren’t just for kids. They are, in fact, this summer’s must-have piece. A great substitute for a dress, a romper or jumpsuit is your ticket to carefree warm weather style. Read on for the lowdown on this season’s hottest trend . . .
What is the difference between a romper and a jumpsuit?
Rompers are generally strapless, short sleeved or long sleeved on top, combined with shorts on the bottom. Jumpsuits for women usually combine long pants with any variety of top. They are not to be confused with overalls, which are usually denim, and tailored more like jeans.
Where did the trend come from?
Rompers and jumpsuits are both one-piece garments that combine a top and bottom into one outfit. Traditionally created for babies and children as playsuits or onesies, women started adapting the look around the beginning of the 20th century. The inspiration was the ease of a dress, combined with the functionality of shorts or pants, which made the one-piece suit perfect for active wear or sportswear.
Where can I wear my rompers and jumpsuits?
Rompers and jumpsuits come in a variety of styles. They may be loose fitting and flowy, or cinched at the waist for a more polished look. Some one-piece outfits come in lightweight fabrics, with unstructured cuts, making them most appropriate for activities like the beach, pool or farmers market. Still others are tailored and/or belted and look more like a cocktail dress or formal gown with pants instead of a skirted bottom. These can be appropriately styled for a party or wedding.
How should I style my romper or jumpsuit?
Depending on the occasion and your choice of romper or jumpsuit, you can select from a variety of accessories. A casual romper would pair well with a big hat, sandals, and a tote. A structured jumpsuit for a more formal affair can be styled much like a dress with heels or wedges, and a clutch.
June 1, 2016 No Comments
And how does that make you feel? Some of us jump for joy at the idea of slipping into a pair of summery shorts, while others can only think about the whole legs-sticking-to-the-chair issue that shorts brings. But, we say, don’t fret. Women’s shorts have only gotten better, and this season’s styles are going make you glad that you live in a time and place where it’s okay to show a little leg.
But first, a short history of women’s shorts and how to wear them now.
When did women’s shorts come into fashion?
Thank goodness we live in the 21st century, or you wouldn’t be reading this page, much less shopping for shorts. Short pants, as they were originally called, were banned in many places across America during the last century. Women’s shorts, in particular, were considered immodest and totally inappropriate for public wear.
What about shorts in this day and age?
Shorts come in nearly every style and fabric you can think of, making it possible to find a short that works for everything from the beach to the office. If you’re at the beach, then just about any women’s short will work—think denim cutoffs or board shorts. For other occasions, consider the dress code and how much leg is appropriate for the environment. Culottes, for instance, can make great work wear when paired with a dressy blouse or blazer.
How about when I’m off the clock?
Then the sky’s the limit! You probably have gym or athletic shorts for working out, or outdoor activities like hiking, but consider integrating shorts into your other outfits. Denim cutoffs or lace shorts, paired with a cute tank and summery sandals, are perfect for festivals, concerts and other casual outings. Try high waisted shorts or long Bermuda shorts with a blouse and wedges for dressier occasions.
In short, most women can find, among the many available lengths, styles and fabrics, a short (or even a skort!) that they are comfortable with. So, take it beyond the gym and sport some shorts while lounging at home, out for coffee, on vacation, at the beach, or even at the office.
May 27, 2016 No Comments
Elevate your style this season with a pair of aviator sunglasses. Made cool by Mav and Goose in Top Gun 30 years ago, the shades actually have a history that precedes the famous volleyball scene, and a future as your go-to summer accessory. For everything you ever wanted to know about the aviator and more, Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby.
Were aviators around pre-Top Gun?
Aviator sunglasses have a long and storied history. Designed for airplane pilots during the 1920s, they became standard issue shades for the military during World War II. By the 1970s, pop culture embraced the frames, thanks to stars like Elvis rocking the aviator look.
What makes sunglasses “aviators”?
Aviator sunglasses traditionally feature large teardrop shaped lenses, framed by thin metal, with a double bridge, and earpieces that hook securely behind the ears. The original aviators were designed to cover the entire eye, keeping out as much light as possible. Today’s aviators take liberties on the original design with variations on materials, lens size, lens tint, color and shape.
Are aviators suited to a certain face shape?
While the original large aviators can overtake a smaller visage, designers have cashed in on the popularity of the look with sunglasses that fit a wider variety of face sizes and shapes. Most women are able to find an aviator that suits their look by trying out different styles of the iconic sunglasses. Many aviators come in sizes, usually measured in millimeters across the widest part of the lens. The iconic look is slightly oversized, providing maximum eye coverage.
Is this look just for irony and costume parties?
No way! Aviators may have reentered the market as an ironic accessory, or part of a Top Gun Halloween costume, but they’ve since made their way into the mainstream. True sunglass enthusiasts have at least one pair in their quiver. The classic aviator look is polished and sophisticated, and also incredibly versatile—wear them with everything from a bikini to a ball gown.
What to look for in an aviator:
There are so many options when it comes to aviator sunglasses. There’s always the original aviator, with its clean, simple lines and muted colors, like silver and gold, which is a good place to start for the aviator novice. But, also consider lenses that are colored, mirrored or polarized, as well as variations on shape and frame material.
Who makes aviator sunglasses, besides Ray-Ban?
May 13, 2016 No Comments
Spring is in full swing, and if there’s one outfit that you have GOT to add to your closet right now, it’s the shirt dress. Why? In short, it’s a classic, versatile piece, that transitions easily through the seasons. Wear it with your rain boots today, then style it up with some wedges come summer.
Read on for everything you ever wanted to know about this effortless year-round look, including how to shop the style on sale.
What is a shirt dress?
A women’s shirt dress is essentially a long, button-down, collared shirt worn as a dress. The classic shirt dress features buttons and a collar, but there are many variations on today’s styles, including the t-shirt dress.
Where did the style come from?
Inspired by menswear, the shirt dress was a product of World War II because of its utilitarian function as an everyday dress manufactured from readily available and practical fabrics. When they became popular as a fashion statement in the 1950s, they were called “shirtwaist” dresses, and featured more feminine detailing, such as tailored waists and full skirts. Christian Dior pioneered the style in his “New Look” collection, and the dress became iconic thanks to TV shows like The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet and The Donna Reed Show.
Where is it appropriate to sport this silhouette?
A shirt dress is appropriate in casual, professional, and informal social settings. There are a variety of styles to choose from, including loose and flowy dresses in cozy and comfortable fabrics, as well as tailored, polished dresses in crisp fabrics. Shirt dresses come in sleeveless, short sleeved, and long sleeved varieties. Some are belted, while others hang straight, or have a cinched waist. While most styles hit just above the knee, you can find them in longer midi or maxi lengths.
How should the dress be styled?
A casual shirt dress in a soft chambray or cozy slub cotton pairs well with flats and a hobo bag. For a more professional look, try a classic tailored or belted shirt dress and style it with pumps or wedges and a satchel. This look is ideal for year-round wear. Try a plaid print dress with boots in fall or winter, and switch to a floral or striped dress with sandals in the spring and summer.
May 5, 2016 No Comments
Spring is that glorious time of year where we inventory our wardrobes from last season and figure out what we
want need. Dresses and spring go together like Kendall and Gigi on a runway. These 10 spring dress styles are fresh (we promise) and worthy for a coveted place in your warm-weather wardrobe. Disclaimer: there are some repeat styles from past seasons, like the midi dress and the chiffon maxi dress, but new silhouettes and prints breathe fresh life into these timeless styles. And as always, every dress here (and on Shop It To Me) is on sale. We deliver a sale digest to your inbox or iPhone each morning with the brands you love that went on sale in your sizes overnight. Sign up here so you never have to miss a sale again.
10 Spring Dress Styles
Exposed shoulders. So hot right now. But really, the off-the-shoulder look is flattering on everyone. If you want more of a beachy look, go with a Rebecca Taylor or Parker dress. If you want something a bit more structured and formal, go with a L’Agence or Tracy Reese option.
Nothing screams spring like a good embroidered dress. Embroidery can give a fun flare to an otherwise bland dress. Some of the best embroidered dresses we’ve seen this season are this Cynthia Rowley, this Tadashi and this DVF.
3. Boho Dresses
Boho-style dresses are the easiest dresses to wear. In a word, breezy. Brunch, the beach, walking around town… throw on a boho-style dress. The obvious favorite brand is Free People but we’re also obsessed with this Amanda Uprichard dress.
4. Lace Dresses
Lace is timeless and seasonless. It’s also appropriate for any occasion. This versatile feminine fabric has been incorporated into some of the best dresses we’ve seen all season from BCBGMAXAZRIA, Ralph Lauren and Altuzarra.
5. Slip Dresses
There’s a very sexy, feminine way to wear a slip dress without walking down the street looking like you forgot to get dressed. The key is to keep things minimal with your accessories and makeup. Equipment and Jenni Kayne have nailed the look.
A bit different from embroidery, crochet is handcrafted from yarn and usually very intricate. This is one of the best spring dress styles to invest in. We’re loving these dresses from Mara Hoffman, Karen Kane and Lucky Brand.
8. Midi Dresses
Pair with: wedge sandals (seriously, that’s it.)
Florals for spring, how original (to quote our favorite fictitious fashion editor). But there’s something so feminine and fresh about a shift dress in a nice floral, no? Check out these top picks: Rebecca Taylor, Karen Kane and DKNY.
March 24, 2016 No Comments
Winter weather can drag on and on making you totally dread grabbing your go-to layering pieces as you leave the house. Dread no more because these 5 spring jackets are so perfect for wearing right now and as the dreary weather transitions to spring. Best of all, some of these styles are recycled trends so chances are, you already have one in the back of your closet (one more reason to think twice before you toss last season’s jackets to the giveaway pile). Revive your layering game and prepare to be giddy when you leave the house in one of these 5 spring jackets.
Bombers are another timeless style taken straight from the military look we draw so much style inspiration from each season. What makes bomber jackets so trendy right now? In a word, prints. Designers are using bold prints and patterns to shake up this classic style.
Think Michael Jackson. He popularized this style making it an iconic staple for many designers like Balmain and Louis Vuitton. Luckily, many brands have replicated this style making it more affordable for the masses. You can’t go wrong with this structured style.
This fresh spin on layering will instantly become your new favorite trend. We’re seeing lace on all sorts of jacket styles making it a versatile piece with a feminine touch. It’s fun to feel girly, so add this to your femme-chic arsenal. Best part? You can replace your go-to formal outerwear with a lace jacket.
We wish we had thought this style up years ago. It’s like your favorite leather motorcycle jacket got together with your tweed blazer and made the most perfectly styled baby. The mix of structure and material will flatter any body type. We haven’t seen a ton of these jackets, but the few we have seen are must-haves.
This style is on our lists of spring jackets because designers have seriously stepped it up when it comes to down or “puffer” coats. These coats are adapting to new silhouettes and it actually works. Puffer coats are now functional and fashionable which makes the cold spring days and nights even more tolerable.
March 11, 2016 No Comments
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February 18, 2016 No Comments
Don’t neglect your bottom half. Shop It To Me members are currently obsessing over these top 5 trends. And everything is on sale, so don’t feel guilty swooping these up.
Flare jeans make an appearance every few years and there are so many ways to wear the flare.
How to wear flare jeans: keep two things in mind when you’re shopping around — length of jeans and shoes you’ll wear with them. Buy them long enough so they barely touch the ground in whatever shoe style you’ll be wearing. Wearing them with heeled ankle boots or casual heels is best.
Culottes, ladies, have made their way back in the most fashion-forward way possible.
How to wear culottes: with heels. Always. This is important or you’ll run the risk of looking like you’re wearing flood pants. The length culottes should be below the knee and above the calf. Dark colors are the most flattering.
Track pants, or joggers, are versatile enough to dress up or down.
How to wear track pants: style your outfit around the pants. For a more casual look, tuck a tee shirt in and wear with sandals. For a dressier look, tuck a blouse in and wear with fun heels.
Boyfriend jeans will never go out of style. Currently, distressed boyfriend jeans are a very popular style.
How to wear boyfriend jeans: wear these on days you want to be comfortable yet chic. Much like track pants, you can dress them up and down easily with any combination of top or shoe.
Leather skirts are timeless.
How to wear a leather skirt: pick a style that works with the looks you’re trying to achieve. Pencil leather skirts are for work. Mini leather skirts are for casual looks.
February 11, 2016 No Comments
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February 8, 2016 No Comments
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November 27, 2015 No Comments