Sunday Style

My love for Pyjama Dressing is showing no signs of disappearing. I’m obsessed with the laid-back, luxe vibe I instantly feel when I wear a Pyjama Suit. I wore my J.Crew one this week for meetings in town, and it was the perfect option for a busy, warm-ish day in the City.

 

Comfortable and Stylish, I love the look when teamed together…

 

If the print on print is too much, it works equally as well when worn as separates. Shoewise I go for a loafer or flat sandal to dress down for daytime, and team with simple black heels for a night out. I like to show a bit of ankle so love the crop finish on the J Crew pair. It is the most Transitional outfit I own; It works for Dinner, Work or when Travelling.

 

 

 

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I bought my J.Crew suit last year. The one below is their newest style. As much as I love the new style Print, I’m trying to resist; I’m not sure I need another one in my life. It feels good to get as much wear as possible out of the one I already own (what has happened to me?!).

 

 

 

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Comfort Is The key – Our Top Five Luxury Tracksuits

I will be brutally honest here, the last thing I want a man wearing outside the gym is a tracksuit. But in walking into Gucci recently I had to stop, drop and take a look at what I can only describe as ditch the gym and head to a bar and sport some of my top luxury tracksuit picks.

Gucci

Gucci for me had lost their way for quiet sometime regarding the brand. Luxury brands tend to do this due to their history and think they can sustain and survive on that alone. But in a saturated market where fashion can belong to anyone these days. It is wonderful to see it return in such a flamboyant way. In 2017, the men’s market has been around long enough for luxury brands to set the tone and inspire men to sport a new trend. After all if the Italian’s can’t do it, then who can?

Fendi

If red, caps and bomber jackets is your thing. Well Fendi certainly sets the hot and passionate colour tone here. Layering different tones of red is once again for guys who are not afraid of their own skin let alone being outrageous when it comes to the colour red. Caps are returning with a twist of two toned colours and makes perfect sense throughout the summer and festive season.

Berluti

The bomber jacket is a dominate style and will remain to trend for 2017. It is a versatile jacket that can be worn throughout any season. For luxury travel I find it fun, practical an item in where you can dress up, dress down and where it all year round. Team it with a scarf, some eyewear and your ready to jetset to the bar.

Bally

Holding onto their stripe iconic signature style. Good to see Bally, trending sport style stronger than ever. The subtle strips with safe colours such as grey, white and black. Is why Bally tracksuit is perfect for the gym or whilst flying. The hoodie affect has always been popular for men and therefore this safe style is a perfect excuse of sporting a casual trend for practical day use only. Team it with a luxury leather backpack and you’re sorted.

Louis Vuitton

If showing off, drawing attention to oneself is the mission then LV is it. Floral bomber jackets are here to stay and I must say when travelling seeing men sporting this trend. Gives me and anyone observing, a real good feel fashion  factor.  Teaming it with chinos, denim jeans, or smart causal shorts is always going to be a winner. Or if you want to play it safe opt for a floral shirt instead, worn with a beige jacket over the top.

Rixo Love

Rixo London has exploded onto the Fashion scene with a bang. Born in 2015 by best friends Henrietta Rix & Orlagh McCloskey, it’s fast become the go-to label for Style Conscious women everywhere. The girl’s love of Vintage Clothes inspired the Brand;

 

Rixo reworks 70’s designs with original hand painted prints…

 

With a grown-up, bohemian vibe the collection is flying off the shelves, cool designs, as well as mid-range price points, are all helping to make Rixo a Cult brand. We went along to the Pop-Up shop that opened this week in Berwick Street; it was great to be able to try on some of the pieces we’ve been lusting after online. The pop-up will be open for the next month so if you’re in the London area, stop by. The new collection will be dropping soon so keep an eye out on rixo.co.uk for new pieces… See you in the queue!

 

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The Best Model-on-Duty Looks From the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Casting Call

Malaika Firth
Sora Choi
Nadine Leopold
Sadie Newman
Gizele Oliveira
Sofia Resing
Wallette Watson
Hannah Ferguson
Adrianne Ho
Londone Myers
Duckie Thot
Cindy Mello
Juana Burga


Malaika Firth

Malaika Firth kept things simple by layering a white asymmetrical tee over a matching tank and short shorts. Black booties and a backpack added a little edge.

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Sora Choi

Sora Choi’s LWD with feathered skirt was pretty dressy, so she toned it down with a black cardigan and Gucci kicks.

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Nadine Leopold

Follow Nadine Leopold’s lead and favor silky separates. Pro tip: Show off the belted waist of your pants by tucking under your blouse for instant crop top appeal.

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Sadie Newman

Rocking a bralette with lace trim, Sadie Newman was still channeling summer by pairing the cropped top with breezy white pants. An oversized tote and neutral sandals finished things off.

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Gizele Oliveira

We’re digging the folded mom jeans Gizele Oliveira tucked her ribbed white top into. The white pumps were killer, while the striped bag strap added a pop of color.

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Sofia Resing

Instead of a classic white V-neck, opt for a peachy one that almost matches your rose gold iPhone a la Sofia Resing. Distressed dark denim cutoffs and ankle-strap sandals polished off her look.

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Wallette Watson

A silky tank simply screams summer, but the slate hue is strictly for fall. Tailored shorts and loafers upped the cool factor.

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Hannah Ferguson

Ah, the quintessential model uniform. White tee? Check. Shredded skinnies? Check. Red sandals for a shot of color? Check.

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Adrianne Ho

Adrianne Ho covered up her black bandeau with a white hot leather jacket. Standard-issue cutoffs, a statement coral bag and platform sandals rounded out the outfit.

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Londone Myers

Sport your headphones as a hair accessory. Bonus points if they’re rose gold and if you work in matching shades, a denim jacket with one sleeve practically missing and fringed-hem cropped jeans.

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Duckie Thot

Nothing tops off a leather miniskirt like a leather jacket in the same shade. Duckie Thot kept the rest of her look pretty monochromatic via her top, bag and sandals.

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Cindy Mello

Khaki paper-bag waists call for a streamlined tube top in a neutral shade (like black). Cindy Mello’s asymmetric black boots played up the pants’ rolled cuffs.

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Juana Burga

Get in your all-white outfit before Labor Day by teaming a crisp tee with stark jeans, especially ones allowing a subtle strip of skin. Top it all off with tortoiseshell cat-eye sunglasses.

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It may still be summer, but our thoughts are slowly turning to fall. Starbucks’ infamous Pumpkin Spice Lattes are almost here (word is September 5) and we’re already deep into shopping for our perfect pair of fall jeans. But one sure sign fall is coming is the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show casting call.

Hoping to land a coveted spot in the televised show (this year taking place in Shanghai), fresh faces and industry pros alike headed to Midtown in New York City over the past couple of days to see if they can earn their wings. And the casting outfits are pretty eye-catching. From a basic white tee cropped above a pair of shredded skinny jeans to a lacy black bralette sure to win points (if it’s Victoria’s Secret) combined with flowy white pants, the looks were varied and very model-on-duty.

So, we’ve rounded up the best ensembles models wore to try and impress the bigwigs at VS. Take notes because you’re about to witness some prime summer-to-fall transition outfit inspo.

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These Mini Bags Don’t Hold Much, but They’re Cute AF

mini bags on the Kate Spade Fall 2017 runway

Kate Spade Fall 2017 runway; Image: Imaxtree

Once upon a time, It bags were ginormous: we’re talking verging on weekender status. Nicole Richie could all but fit inside the turquoise Balenciaga bag she used to carry around in the early aughts. And while toting around a gargantuan purse isn’t exactly comfortable, it does have its virtues: number one of which being that they hold basically everything. These days, though, the tables have completely turned with style MVPs having swapped out the massive carryalls of yore for teeny, tiny mini bags that are super portable — but don’t hold much.

Olivia Culpo with mini bag in NYC

Olivia Culpo; Image: Getty

The mini bag trend isn’t a new one, but it’s one with surprising staying power. Street style stars and designers have been downsizing their purses for a few seasons now and with fall rapidly approaching, the trend seems to be showing zero signs of slowing down. Heavy hitters like Pernille Teisbaek have been spotted with the undersized accessory as recently as this month at Copenhagen Fashion Week. In the fashion industry, nothing says MVP status quite like a teensy bag — it means you’re able to leave the rest of your necessities in the car with your driver. Case in point: Olivia Culpo catching her ride, baby bag in hand.

Pernille Teisbaek with mini bag

Pernille Teisbaek; Image: Getty

Designers sent many a pint-sized purse down the runways for fall. Anya Hindmarch included everything from tonal wristlets to sparkly top-handle styles in her collection. At Mulberry, the mini bags came circular, in a variety of colors, sometimes clipped to larger options. Kate Spade’s options were ladylike and playful (naturally), helping to anchor her leopard/floral combos. No matter your style, the offerings for fall are petite and plentiful. Go small or go home.

mini bags on the Anya Hindmarch and Mulberry Fall 2017 runway

Anya Hindmarch and Mulberry Fall 2017 runway; Images: Imaxtree

If you’re ready to try the trend and become master of the minuscule, go on and click through the slideshow ahead. With shopping options for all budgets and all vibes, you’re sure to meet your perfect mini.

Zara
Simon Miller
ASOS
Furla
The Frankie Shop
& Other Stories
ZAC Zac Posen
Free People
Clove + Revel
The Fix
River Island
Urban Outfitters
Salar
CDSD


Zara

Beaded Minaudière, $59.90 at Zara

Simon Miller

Mini Black Suede Bonsai 15 Bucket Bag, $405 at Farfetch

ASOS

Mini Patent Frame Box Clutch Bag, $35 at ASOS

Furla

Metropolis Mini Cross Body Bag, $378 at Shopbop

The Frankie Shop

Wooden Clasp Black Bag, $148 at The Frankie Shop

& Other Stories

Bloom Leather Minibag, $95 at & Other Stories

ZAC Zac Posen

Eartha Top Handle Mini Cross Body Bag, $295 at Shopbop

Free People

Day Dreamer Mini Bucket Bag, $88 at Free People

Clove + Revel

Drew Bag, Stone Wash, $189 at Clove + Revel

The Fix

Love Mini Top Handle Crossbody Bag, $79 at Amazon

River Island

Flower Applique Cross Body Mini Bag, $42 at ASOS

Urban Outfitters

Mackenzie Grommet Mini Bucket Bag, $39 at Urban Outfitters

Salar

Embellished Mini Bag, $450 at Farfetch

CDSD

Two Strap Mini Bag, $175 at W Concept

[ Next: Micro Bags 2.0: The Case for Going Mini This Summer ]

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Bookmark These Now: 25 Best Online Clothing Stores for Women

Zara
La Garçonne
COS
Totokaelo
Aritzia
Reformation
The RealReal
Net-a-Porter
Moda Operandi
SSENSE
Opening Ceremony
Creatures of Comfort
Need Supply Co.
Everlane
Oak
Genuine People
The Outnet
For All To Envy
Are You Am I
Oak + Fort
ASOS
Of a Kind
A Common Space
Assembly
Shopbop


Zara

Every morning we hop on and scroll through the Zara app like we’re reading the daily news — and can you blame us? The Spanish-based retailer is known for quickly churning out runway trends with thoughtfulness and affordability rivaled by few. Our favorite categories include statement outerwear and well-tailored, work-appropriate pants and dresses.

Image: Courtesy of Zara 

La Garçonne

With La Garçonne, you come for the chic forever pieces and stay for the forward-thinking styling and sharp look at up-and-coming designers. Scroll through the site’s blog before shopping to get your mental mood board going.

Image: Courtesy of La Garçonne

COS

We’re devotees of pretty much every H&M-owned chain (& Other Stories, we’re looking at you), but when COS (an acronym for “collection of style”) finally launched its e-commerce site a few years back, our hearts burst with joy. The clothes are minimalist yet forward-thinking, the pricing is reasonable and the fabrics are solid. Plus, we’re freakishly obsessed with its sock range.

Image: Courtesy of COS

Totokaelo

Founded in 2003 by Jill Wenger, this Seattle-born retailer prides itself on its stock of “beautifully designed and thoughtfully curated fashion and objects.” Here, you’ll find intriguing, minimalist pieces by labels (Haider Ackermann, Dries Van Noten, Issey Miyake) not readily stocked in more mass clothing stores. Head to the Under $200 section when you want to browse guilt-free.

Image: Courtesy of Totokaelo

Aritzia

Canadian import Aritzia keeps it simple with a selection of tops, pants and dresses that abide by the “cubicle-to-cocktails” school of thought. And while its straight-forward pieces are well-deserving of a spot in your wardrobe, given the boutique pricing, we’d recommend waiting for the sales.

Image: Courtesy of Aritzia

Reformation

Sustainable fashion front-runner Reformation has been an It girl go-to ever since its 2009 inception. We dare you to casually window shop the site without finding yourself the proud owner of yet another of its of-the-moment, effortless designs and figure-flattering silhouettes. (Also, if you’re seeking affordable bridesmaid dresses, look no further.)

Image: Courtesy of Reformation

The RealReal

The RealReal is the place to find pre-owned designer goods on the web. Everything’s up to 90 percent off, there’s a sale every other day and its selection of Chanel, Gucci, Simone Rocha and more will have you feeling like a kid in a consignment candy store.

Image: Courtesy of The RealReal

Net-a-Porter

We’ll know we’ve made it (or lost it) the day we open up our laptops, click over to Net-a-Porter and fill our carts with reckless abandon. In the meantime, we’ll continue to admire the OG luxury e-retailer’s shiny goods and tight edit from a strictly aesthetic standpoint, splurging on the occasional investment piece from one of the world’s top-tier labels as often as sanity allows.

Image: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

Moda Operandi

In the era of see-now-buy-now, Moda Operandi is no longer just a place for us to pre-order the runway or await the next Mansur Gavriel restock. MO now boasts a boutique section and editorial content to rival Net-a-Porter and its The Edit.

Image: Courtesy of Moda Operandi

SSENSE

Clean, crisp and cutting edge, SSENSE is yet another of those high-end, multibrand retailers from which we can’t look away. When you’ve maxed out your spending limit, head over to the site’s editorial section for all the Tumblr source material you’ll ever need. 

Image: Courtesy of SSENSE

Opening Ceremony

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim’s once niche boutique is now the highest arbiter of cool. From its never-boring in-house line to its covetable throwback collaborations to its roster of nascent design talent from all over the world, Opening Ceremony is the fashion set’s go-to indie retailer.

Image: Courtesy of Opening Ceremony

Creatures of Comfort

Creatures of Comfort‘s mid-range house line offers shoppers upscale, wearable, vibrant takes on trends that’ll still be relevant once the buzz factor wears off. And if those don’t grab you, the site’s well-curated offerings from industry darlings like Acne Studios, Caron Callahan, Mansur Gavriel and Robert Clergerie most certainly will.

Image: Courtesy of Creatures of Comfort

Need Supply Co.

Need Supply Co. was one of the first boutiques to peddle brands like Black Crane, C/MEO COLLECTIVE, Stelen and Toit Volant — now ubiquitous thanks to its clean aesthetics and affordable price points. Longtime frequenters of the Richmond, Virginia-based boutique were (aptly) over the moon when it launched its chic in-house line this past spring.

Image: Courtesy of Need Supply Co.

Everlane

Known for its basics (but never basic), Everlane is our go-to destination for everyday staples. We’re big fans of its geek-chic loafers, all of which ring in at under $200, though you wouldn’t guess it from the well-crafted Italian leather.

Image: Courtesy of Everlane

Oak

Card-carrying members of the cult of Rick Owens, meet Oak. Known for its inventive takes on modern essentials (oversized denim jackets, cropped button-downs, low-slung tanks, destroyed everything), the fashion world breathed a sigh of relief when, unlike its erstwhile parent company American Apparel, the store did not go under. Happily, we can still look to the store for fashion-forward streetwear and goth-inspired basics at (semi-)reasonable prices.

Image: Courtesy of Oak

Genuine People

What Zara is to runway mainstays, Genuine People is to budding labels (for better or worse). The husband-and-wife duo behind the fast fashion brand puts out affordable versions of everything we’ve been eyeing at Opening Ceremony for a fraction of the price and do it on a seemingly daily basis.

Image: Courtesy of Genuine People

The Outnet

The Outnet is the premiere place to shop for marked-down designer goods online. Unsurprising, given that it’s owned by the masterminds who brought us Net-a-Porter. Like its sister site, The Outnet features smart styling information, trend-based landing pages and speedy, reliable customer service.

Image: Courtesy of The Outnet

For All To Envy

When it comes to snagging an old-school find that’s yours and yours alone (online), Los Angeles-based vintage peddler For All To Envy is your best bet. Its uncluttered layout and vast e-selection sets it apart from its peers. Also, this is where Rihanna copped her headline-making Princess Di tee. Need we say more? 

Image: Courtesy of For All To Envy

Are You Am I

A favorite of A-list celebs like Bella Hadid and cultish icons like Vashtie Kola, Are You Am I comes from the mind of Fashion Toast trendsetter Rumi Neely. The sleek, sweet wares are definitely California-girl leaning (read: lots of crops), but we love an exercise in layering.

Image: Courtesy of Are You Am I

Oak + Fort

Devotees of brands like Helmut Lang and Theory will be instantly hooked on Oak + Fort‘s minimalist color palette and sleek yet experimental aesthetic. To top it off, prices hover around $50 to $100 per piece.

Image: Courtesy of Oak + Fort

ASOS

Where would we be without ASOS? Between its treasure trove of a vintage marketplace, its en pointe plus collection and its affordable, all-encompassing selection of apparel, shoes and accessories, ASOS has more than earned our hard-earned dollars.

Image: Courtesy of ASOS

Of a Kind

Indie e-boutique Of a Kind more than lives up to its name, thanks to its ever-rotating, limited-edition collaborations with gifted emerging designers. In an age of oversaturation, we truly value its eye and effort.

Image: Courtesy of Of a Kind

A Common Space

Newcomer A Common Space has already made a name for itself as one of the fashion set’s best-kept online secrets for cute, affordable, unique items. Expect of-the-moment items alongside uniquely cut basics.

Image: Courtesy of A Common Space

Assembly

We love clothing stores that aren’t afraid to express themselves and Assembly is certainly one of those. The indie retailer features cultish brands like David Michael, Pari Desai, Sandy Liang and Eckhaus Latta, which, while avant-garde, won’t break the bank. The brand’s in-house line, which it showcased in a basketball tournament for Spring 2017, more than holds its own against its stock of industry favorites.

Image: Courtesy of Assembly

Shopbop

Shopbop is the jack-of-all-trades of the e-commerce world, featuring everything from Cheap Monday to Cynthia Rowley. On the one hand, the vast array of options can be dizzying, on the other hand, you’re sure to find something you love, no matter your budget.

Image: Courtesy of Shopbop

Online shopping is our mental cardio. It’s akin to meditation. Whether our closet is in desperate need of a refresh or we’ve had a bad day or we just plain feel like it, nothing de-stresses like a healthy bout of online window shopping. Needless to say, the World Wide Web is full of endless shopping possibilities and a simple trip to the virtual market can turn into a Homeric odyssey if you lack direction.

So in order to aid in your hunt for the most rewarding game of all, we’ve rounded up our picks for the best online clothing stores for women. Click through the slideshow above for 25 online retailers that offer a mix of styles and price points, but are united by their bookmark-worthiness. PSA: You may want to have your credit card handy for this one.

 

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