Once you've secured your Valentine's Day plans, it's all about figuring out what to wear. So whether you're celebrating the big day with a sweet, low-key dinner at home, doing it up big with your beau, or hitting the town with a group of girlfriends, we've got a look that will make it a night to remember (cross our hearts!). Click through to see and shop five chic, budget-friendly V-Day ensembles — all under $150!
A first date is one of those typical occurrences that leave you standing in front of your closet, scratching your head. You've gotten asked out, and now it's time to find the perfect outfit — no easy feat, considering you've only got one chance to make a first impression, right? We've put together five stylish ensembles for various first-date scenarios, so whether you end up at a five-star restaurant or playing a few rounds of pool at your neighborhood dive, you're sure to look your absolute best. Click through to see (and shop!) each look.
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Going on a cruise can put you in quite the packing conundrum — anything can happen, so you want to be just as prepared for lounging poolside and sightseeing adventures as you are for swanky dinners and hitting the dance floor. To get you ready for your on and offshore excursions, we've put together four chic ensembles that will keep you sailing in style. Click through to see and shop each one.
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Traveling someplace far away? No matter where you're headed, style is a definite priority — but comfort should come first. We've put together three TSA-friendly ensembles that will ensure you arrive at your destination looking effortlessly chic and fresh. Now that you've booked your ticket, check out each look — and as always, click to shop each stylish piece.
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Windows down, music blaring, and adventure looming: when it comes to heading out of town for fun, nothing beats a road trip. It's a great way to bond with friends and take some much-needed time to reflect on your life (just don't venture into any Thelma and Louise-type stunts). Whether your final destination is only a few hours away, or you decide to take some roads less traveled for a week or two, you want to stay comfortable sitting shotgun, while still looking chic for your stops. Click through to see and shop some looks that will ensure that you stay stylish while cruising the open road — and whatever you do, don't forget your playlist!
One of our favorite things about Summer is being outside and basking in the sun. With the amazing weather and late-night sunsets, there are endless opportunities to do so; beach days, barbecues, and evenings spent enjoying cocktails on the patio are all crucial seasonal experiences and require equally cute, Summer-ready ensembles — and Memorial Day is just the tip of the iceberg. The biggest things to be mindful of when dressing for an outdoor fete are your hemlines (in case you want to sit cross-legged in the grass), your accessories (superlong necklaces can be cumbersome), and your choice of footwear (heels sinking into grass are never a good thing). We're helping you find the perfect fashion formula by styling up three examples of what to wear when you're invited to an outdoor bash. Click through to see and shop them all now.
Summer is code for a lot of things: beach days, sunny weather, cocktails alfresco, and, of course, pool parties. As for the latter, we've got you covered in the what-to-wear department. The most important things to remember? It's all about keeping your bikini bright, your outfit light, and your accessories even lighter. Forget sky-high heels (you're going swimming, right?), embrace the full spectrum of the color wheel, and make sure to come bearing UV-ray protection (hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and so on). The rest of this seasonal ensemble equation is up to you. To inspire your pool-party panache, we've styled up three examples of what to wear. Click through to see and shop them all now.
You may have scored a Summer internship, but the hardest part is just beginning. Before you start perfecting your coffee-making and folder-filing skills, you need to figure out what you'll be wearing each day. While your overall look may depend on the field you're working in (for instance, dressing up a pair of jeans will probably fly in a fashion environment, but not so much in a law office), it's always encouraged to err on the side of daytime conservative. We've put together the main dos and don'ts to keep in mind while getting dressed for your Summer internship — peep them below.
- Do remember to keep things professional. Nothing is worse than being the one person in the office that's totally overdressed (or underdressed) for their environment, but you should always verge on the polished side. If you're nervous about making the wrong move, just get the sartorial scoop ahead of time: ask your manager what the overall vibe is and what she wears to the office every day. If you're allowed to wear jeans, stick to flares or a dark-wash skinny pair, or play around with fun printed trousers. Also, don't show up looking entirely different from your interview. If you made a great impression in a tailored blazer, definitely be sure to bring one along with you on your first day (it'll also come in handy when the air conditioner is on full blast).
- Don't forget that it's still Summer — and that dressing professionally doesn't mean you have to cover every inch of your body in fabric. Pop a chambray button-down or thin crewneck sweater over a floral dress, or tuck a classic white shirt into a printed skirt, then cinch it at the waist with a bright belt — it's a look that still reads office-appropriate, but with a hip, personal touch. If you can't get away with a Summery pair of wedges or pumps, you can always stick to bright ballet flats.
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Once we saw TrèsSugar's roundup of romantic outdoor date ideas, we were instantly inspired to provide some complementary outfit options — after all, once you secure a hot date, it's time to figure out what to wear. You want to look cute, of course, but you also don't want to risk a wardrobe malfunction — so while it's totally fine to sport a chic sundress for dinner and drinks, it's not such a good idea for a biking or sailing trip. To help you out, we've put together five stylish ensembles for various warm-weather date scenarios — so whether you end up sipping rosé at an outdoor cafe or playing a few rounds of miniature golf under the sun, you're sure to look your absolute best. Click through to see (and shop!) each look, and be sure to check out TrèsSugar for more outdoor date ideas!
If you're anything like us, you're probably feeling the vacation itch — once the holidays (and award season) are over, we inevitably get a taste for travel, and right now, we're feeling some pretty strong tropical vibes. Have you ever noticed how booking a vacation — choosing a hotel, reserving flights, deciding on tourist activities — somehow becomes easier than figuring out what to pack? The key is to stick to simple yet colorful separates that can be easily mixed and matched (creating less stress for you, plus leaving more room in your suitcase for souvenirs). If you need more inspiration, just check out Doutzen Kroes in this Muse editorial — perfectly stunning while sunning in fashionable, retro-cool pieces. We've rounded up 15 pieces that are just begging to be brought on vacation, so if you're feeling wanderlusty and need some help pulling the trigger or are already booked for a dream visit of your own, just click through now to see and shop our chic, beach-ready picks.