Saturday, August 29

Look for Less: Eyelet Button-Front Tops

3.1 Phillip Lim Sleeveless Eyelet Button-Front Top, $299.00, Scoop NYC
Equipment Colleen Eyelet-Trimmed Cotton Top, $84.00, The Outnet


Summer may be in its final throes, but the weather is not been showing any signs of cooling down. Why not try to beat the enduring heat with an eyelet button-front top? The fabric's small ornamental holes will keep you feel easy and breezy -- even when temperatures are not. Splurge on 3.1 Phillip Lim's all-over eyelet sleeveless blouse, on sale now for $299.00 at Scoop NYC, or save with Equipment's more moderately priced eyelet-trimmed top, $84.00 at The Outnet.

S.S.W. Asks: Which would YOU choose?

L. 



Monday, August 17

Chic Shorts

Chic Shorts




No, this post's title is not an oxymoron. While cut off and (ack!) cargo shorts seem to proliferate with summer’s swelter, sophisticated shorts also abound. Look for versions with flattering wide legs that skim and slim your hips and thighs (cargo shorts do not do this), and smart details like flat front pockets, tie-waists closures, and delicate pleats. There are tons of styles now on sale for $100 or less (see my favorites above), though you may wish to splurge: As shorts have been a casual wear staple since the 1930s, there’s no need to worry that your posh shorts will suddenly fall out of fashion (though those cut off and cargo styles probably should).

L.

S.S.W. Asks: What's YOUR favorite shorts style?

Saturday, July 25

Summertime Style from BELLA NYC


Have a sizzling summer in New York City and beyond with BELLA NYC! Our latest issue is a celebration of summer in the City and of every New Yorker's favorite local getaway, the Hamptons. Lisa Vanderpump, star of BRAVO's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, graces the cover. She will serve as the host of BELLA's annual White Party in the Hamptons next month. Look inside to find the latest on summertime fashion, from tips on how to wear bright yellow, the season's sunniest hue, to the how to keep cool in summer's swelter with style ideas from your favorite A-listers. Plus, check out my exclusive interview with New York-based designer Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss, who talks about designing for her eponymous brand and dressing for -- you guessed it! -- the Hamptons. Get your copy here.


L.