In an exciting new collaboration with People StyleWatch, Glance by Zappos is featuring their editors’ top picks for spring from Zappos.com! Every Tuesday, we are sharing a new collection handpicked by a People StyleWatch editor. You can also check out some of their top Zappos picks in the latest issue of People StyleWatch, in newsstands today!
Today’s street style inspiration perfectly balances elements of boho and moto-chic style while attaining that effortlessly wearable look. With winter still lingering on in most of the country, it’s a great way to pull in your favorite boho tops for spring a little early, just by adding on a few pieces.
A great way to toughen up a bohemian-inspired look is by simply adding a nice dose of leather. First, top off an airy peasant top or sheer tunic with a sleek leather moto jacket. Pair with skinny black jeans and slip on a pair of black ankle boots to take the look from hippie to full-on hottie! Finish it off with essential accessories like a wide-brim hat (to pull from that boho vibe), a cozy scarf for warmth and leather gloves for braving the last few days of winter.
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One of the most amazing events I have ever had the pleasure of attending was the Krewe of Endymion’s parade in New Orleans. In a city known for raucous and amazing celebrations, (Endymion being the crowning jewel) the Krewe is one of only 3 “super-krewes” with over 2,800 people dedicated to “Throw til it hurts!” each year.
Why am I so in love with Endymion and Mardi Gras? Well, not only did I discover the AMAZING beignets from Café du Monde, but there, up on the floats, dancing their hearts out with smiles on their faces, walking along and even serving as the Queen were real-life, curvy, amazing women, owning their bodies and celebrating.
There were sleeveless costumes, bared midriffs, thick, strong legs- and not a single one of them was hiding in an oversized sweatshirt like I was. It was a pretty important moment in my fashion life, where I learned that style was not about what everyone told me was appropriate, but about what made me feel amazing!
Mardi Gras is about embracing and celebrating life; the ultimate celebration of Hedonism before the pious period of Lent. I saw it more as a celebration of the joy in life and enjoying life no matter who you were or how others may view you. Sometimes we need a reminder to just embrace life and wear things because they make US feel happy, gorgeous and strong. The colors of Mardi Gras- purple for justice, green for faith and gold for power, are principles we can fashion to remind ourselves of every day not just on the cusp of spring.
Be just in all things, most importantly in dealings with yourself. Remember you are fearfully and wonderfully made, and meant to be the best, most true you there is- no matter what your body decides to do that day. Wear green to remember to have faith in yourself and all that you can and will accomplish. Finally, wear gold to celebrate the power in you, even on those days you need a fashion boost to remind you. Below, I’ve found some amazing pieces to help you tie it all together. Get ready to "let the good times roll!"
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We're super excited to share with you our new collaboration with our friends at People StyleWatch for this special edition of Glance picks!
This week, our guest curator is People StyleWatch Fashion Editor Kate Dimmock. Kate has handpicked great must haves for a pulled-together springtime wardrobe!
Click below to see all of her spring faves!
Award-show season sure has a way of making us dream of fancy soirées and glamorous nights of being dolled up and dressed to the nines. We’re taking cues from Hollywood’s most beautiful people as they strut down the red carpet this awards season, channeling our inner glamour goddesses for special occasions.
From gorgeous cocktail dresses to show-stopping floor-length gowns, we’ve got a great selection of beautiful red carpet-worthy styles from Badgley Mischka, Adrianna Papell, Nicole Miller and more.
Whether it’s a black-tie spring wedding or a fancy opening gala, the perfect gown or party dress is essential for making the right impression. And let’s not forget the shoes! No special occasion dress is ever complete without the perfect dress shoes. Go for a simple strappy heel like the celeb-favorite Stuart Weitzman “Nudist”, or perhaps slip into something more intricate to pair with a simple black gown. Either way, the shoes really do make the outfit, so choose wisely!
Guys, you may think that mundane Mondays are “business as usual”, but we’d like to invite you to shake up your work week with business casual clothing and shoes that are anything but boring and stuffy!
For work settings that are more on the laidback side, or if your office partakes in “Casual Fridays”, you can’t go wrong with a great-fitting button-up shirt in either a neutral solid or a subtle print. Pair your button-ups with everyday trousers in a more relaxed fabric like twill or cotton.
Remember: the key to avoiding a sloppy business-casual look is to pay attention to fit. Make sure your shirt shoulder seam sits cleanly right at the shoulders and your pant hem isn’t pooling at the bottom. And yes, it IS worth it to get your workwear basics altered by a tailor if it means the difference between looking casual yet professional and just plain unprofessional.
Variety is the spice of life and Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to try and buy something a little out of the ordinary. Your wife, girlfriend, or soon-to-be girlfriend if the night goes right, will be tickled pink to see you took the time to pick something out that will make her look even more beautiful.
With lingerie, you don’t have to worry so much about comfort and getting the fit perfect. They won’t be wearing the garment all night if you know what I mean. ;) Choose an item that you like first and also in a color or design that you feel will look dynamite on her. If you’re still having trouble, go ahead and choose the style you like best in red or black. Red is the color of the season and black is the color of, well, every season. It never goes out of style, and in lingerie, black gives off an air of seductive sophistication.
So now the fun begins! Let’s start with the classics shall we? In the lingerie world, satin and lace are tried and true. One brand that makes sexy lace lingerie that looks and feels exquisite is Hanky Panky. Their signature lace is adored by many women for its softness, stretch, and romantic floral pattern. Plus, all their products are all made in the U.S.A.! The retro-inspired Cigarette Girl Chemise is a perennial favorite. It’s flirty, flattering, and totally sheer. A more daring option from Hanky Panky is the Signature Lace Chain Halter Babydoll w/ G-String. This hot number has a plunging neckline, chain halter, an open back and oh yeah, it’s totally sheer as well. As for smooth satin, Betsey Johnson makes a fun little slip that features a stylishly feminine ditsy floral print and enchanting lace trim that flaunts an eyelash fringe.
At Zappos, we are proud to offer sexy lingerie in a range of sizes. Hanky Panky has a scintillating selection of plus size lingerie in their famous lace. The popular Hanky Panky V-Neck Chemise is available in solid pink or black lace or a feisty leopard print lace. The Hanky Panky Plus Size Peek-A-Boo Lace Babydoll w/ G-String is also adorably irresistible. This babydoll nightie is fabricated from a sheer floral lace and includes a skimpy G-string.
You could also pull out all the stops and choose the Hanky Panky Plus Size Signature Lace Crotchless Teddy . You didn’t read the wrong, it’s crotchless. It also has satin ties down the front and a thong back, but those are really just details in comparison to that other design detail!
Maybe a babydoll or chemise is too much lingerie for your liking? I get it. Bare skin is often best. The way to go here is to just a great pair of underwear. Cosabella, “beautiful thing” in Italian, is celebrated for their sumptuous fabrications and Italian craftsmanship. One of their racier styles is produced in a gorgeous lace that’s soft, stretchy, and seam-free. This style is the Cosabella Never Say Never Naughtie Lowrider Hotpants. What’s the naughty part you ask? It’s open at the crotch;) Since we’re on the topic of crotchless underwear, Hanky Panky also has a number of crotchless panties to spice up your life.
Is underwear of the crotchless variety a tad too scandalous for you or your lady? That’s totally fine. Sometimes more is really less. Natori is a wonderful brand that makes elegant sleepwear that’s demurely sexy. The Feathers Chemise w/ Lace & Mesh is an opaque jersey chemise that boasts a knee-grazing length and sheer mesh trim with lace trim on the bodice. Everything is covered, but the overall look is still alluring. Natori also produces an absolute showstopper in the Zen Floral Chemise which is offered in regular and plus size. This soft knit chemise boasts a floral lace bodice and a deep plunge neckline that looks both seductive and glamorous.
At the end of the day, the gift of lingerie for Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion is always a good one. It shows that you put some thought and care and want to create a great experience for you and your desired one. Flowers die, candy gets eaten too quickly, but lingerie is the gift that keeps on giving. What if she doesn’t like what you got here for some crazy reason? Well, Zappos has a 365-day return policy, so we totally have your back! You can always exchange for a handbag which most women also lust after all year round.
Now go pick out some come-hither lingerie and laissez les bon temps rouler!
Strut your stuff for Valentine's Day (or any day for that matter!) with sexy pumps in playful and utterly feminine hues of pink. These stunners are perfect to pair with a neutral color palette for a bold, distinctive pop!