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Fresh Picks: The Cold Shoulder

If the old John Denver song was right about sunshine on your shoulders making you happy, then one would conclude that it’s the perfect time to start baring some shoulder! This summer, we’re seeing such a great array of flirty off-the-shoulder tops and dresses on the most fashionable tastemakers around. While this trend isn’t exactly new, it does give the fun opportunity to show off those sunkissed shoulders.

A great way to introduce this shoulder-baring trend is with an Amuse Society cover-up dress. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, a sassy Free People off-the-shoulder crop top has a slightly retro vibe that works well with jeans and shorts.

So this summer, give those lovely shoulders a dose of Vitamin D and show off a flirtier side to your style with these off-the-shoulder picks:

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1. Nightcap Caribbean Crochet Crop Blouse

2. Amuse Society Lena Blouse

3. Free People Ripple Jacquard Priscilla Top

4. Culture Phit Nalah Dress

5. Tbags Los Angeles Cutout Sleeves Off Shoulder Maxi Dress

6. Amanda Uprichard Delilah Dress

7. Amuse Society Lola Dress


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Fresh Picks: One-Piece Wonders

For the longest time, the ubiquitous dress has been a lone champion of effortless one-piece dressing—until the resurgence of the romper and jumper! There’s just something so satisfying about throwing on one chic article of clothing and being done with the whole endeavor of getting dressed. That is why we found it appropriate to share a few of our favorite rompers and jumpers of the moment.

These easy and stylish closet staples make the perfect substitutes to your go-to summer dresses as temperatures steadily rise. Got a summer rooftop party on your itinerary? Grab a Maison Scotch printed jumper, throw on some black heels and a clutch, and you’re ready to shake things up! Going to your umpteenth wedding this season? Give those dresses a much-needed break and slip into a pretty floral romper from BB Dakota! It’s every bit as breezy and pretty, but gives your wedding look an unexpected twist. Pair with cute wedges to dress it up a bit.

Need a stylish cover up for post pool party dinners? Why not throw on a lightweight cotton or crepe jumpsuit or romper, slip into some embellished sandals, toss your hair up in a chic top bun, and put on a rosy red lipstick for that coveted “not even trying” look that’s perfect for warm summer evenings!

Still not sure if you can part ways with your summer dress? Check out a few of our freshest rompers and jumpsuits and see for yourself how making the switch is much easier than you think!

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1. BCBGeneration Maxi Jumpsuit

2. BCBGeneration Ruffle Tank Wide Leg Jumpsuit

3. BB Dakota Christa Jumpsuit

4. BB Dakota Amina Romper

5. MINKPINK Floral Pop Jumpsuit

6. Maison Scotch Viscose Blend Jumpsuits


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Fresh Picks: Rebel, Rebel

Sometimes, a girl just has to embrace her rebellious side. Whether it’s wearing your hair a different way or breaking out a pair of totally show stopping heels for girls’ night out—there’s a little rebel in all of us!

Luckily, one of the hottest trends of the season involves a healthy helping of rebellious, punk-inspired style. From moto jackets to studded shoes to a plaid shirt borrowed from the boys, this trend throws caution to the wind and allows you really show off a sassier side to your style persona.

Have fun with this one! We’d suggest pairing any of these styles with a bold red lip, tousled hair and a spontaneous attitude to go along with it!

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1. Obey Jordan Shirt

2. Obey City Moto Suede Jacket

3. Rachel Pally Britt Dress

4. House of Harlow 1960 Geodesic Triangle Mini Hoop Earrings

5. Sam Edelman Daphnie Open-Toe Booties

6. Sam Edelman Eloise Heels

7. Joe’s Jeans Boyfriend Slim Jeans

8. Plush Fleece-Lined Quilted Knee Patch Leggings

9. Betsey Johnson Pretty n Punk Beanie Hat



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Inspired By: At First Blush

We’ve made it to the last leg of winter, but somehow this chilly weather seems to want to stick around. Thankfully there’s a way to slowly transition your wardrobe without having to shed your layers quite yet. Blush, one of spring’s must-have hues, just happens to be a great intro into the soft, feminine tones of the season while getting through the last few frosty days of winter.

Today’s street style inspiration does an excellent job of infusing a subtle pop of pink while still keeping an edgy feel. A blush sweater over skinny jeans with a moto jacket thrown over the shoulder is such an effortless way to soften up your everyday winter look. Pair with lace-up boots and a fringed crossbody bag rounds out this almost-spring outfit.

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1. Jack by BB Dakota Damia Cable Knit Sweater

2. Dr. Martens Pascal 8-Eye Boots

3. Obey Eddie Vegan Leather Jacket

4. Paige Verdugo Ultra Skinny Jeans

5. Rebecca Minkoff Fringe Mini Mac


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Inspired By: Double Denim Days

Some say too much of a good thing isn’t a good thing. We think when it comes to denim, a double dose is always a good thing! Today’s street style inspiration is a great example of doubling up on denim without the old “Canadian tuxedo” vibes. This effortlessly cool look is super easy to pull off by pairing a denim shirt with a slightly darker boyfriend jean. Throw on a faux leather moto jacket and a wide-brim hat to complete this thoroughly wearable downtown look.

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1. G-Star Lancer Boyfriend Shirt

2. Michael Stars Oh My Darling Wide Brim Hat

3. Levi’s Faux Leather Moto Jacket

4. DL1961 Riley Boyfriend Distressed Jeans

5. BCBGeneration Delilah Ankle Boots


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Inspired By: Late Winter Layers

It seems to happen to us around this time every year. We’re stuck in this in-between season hoping for warmer weather, looking at our spring pieces longingly while Mother Nature insists on keeping winter around for a bit longer.

To get through this weird not-quite-spring phase while staying bundled up, we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled on the streets for stylish layering masters to keep us inspired. Today’s street style muse takes a cute A-line skirt and layers on a denim jacket under a military-inspired coat. Add in opaque black tights, combat boots and a soft beanie, and you too can to tackle the in-between season like this true pro!

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1. BCBGeneration Circle Skirt

2. Free People Breakfast in Bed Shirt

3. Steve Madden Troopa Boots

4. Echo Design Cashmere Slouchy Beanie

5. Free People Long Indigo Denim Jacket

6. Jack by BB Dakota Welker Microtwill Coat


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Inspired By: Boho Moto

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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1. Sam Edelman Maddox Boots

2. Michael Stars Oh My Darling Wide Brim Hat

3. Levi's Women's Hi Rise Skinny Jeans

4. G-Star Chopper Jacket

5. Echo Design Touch Ruched Leather Mix Gloves

6. Lucy Love Casa Blanca Top


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Inspired By: Overall Ovations

You know the saying, “what goes around comes around”? Well, that is certainly true when it comes to fashion. Take the sometimes perplexing overall for instance; some of us may be a little wary of this throwback trend, but with the right combination of chic pieces, it’s actually not that hard to pull off!

Today’s street style inspiration shows off a totally cool and dare we say, grownup take on the retro-inspired flare-leg overalls. By wearing it over a striped mock neck top and pairing with a nice pea coat, the look comes together with an unexpectedly classic twist! Throw on a pair of boots with substantial heels and a whimsical version of the classic baseball cap to finish off the look.

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1. Free People Washed Chambray Overalls

2. Steve Madden Koraa Boots

3. French Connection Future Mover Crossbody

4. Echo Design Baseball Cap w/ Pom

5. Free People Mod About It Tunic

6. Free People Mid Thigh Overcoat