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Day-to-Night Style: Summer Dresses & Shorts

Unless you’re part of a very small percentage of women who are blessed with unlimited closet space (P.S. we’re very jealous of you if you belong in that set!), chances are that a versatile wardrobe stands pretty high up on your shopping priority list.

That’s why we’re all about pieces that multitask—going from day to night with a mere swap of accessories & shoes! We take two of the summer’s most essential closet staples, the summer dress and shorts, to show you how easy it can be to get the most mileage out of these beloved pieces.

Who doesn’t love clothes that work overtime? We definitely do!

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Featured styles:

NIC+ZOE “Indian Summer” Mosaic Dress

 

(Day)

MICHAEL Michael Kors MK Plate Thong Sandal

Big Buddha “Adria” Bag

 

(Night)

COACH “Raven” D’Orsay Pumps

BCBGMAXAZRIA “Harlow” Signature Envelope Clutch

 

 

Nanette Leport “Caravan” Shorts

 

(Day)

Splendid Indigo Dye Shirt Tank

Soludos Wedge Sandal

Rebecca Minkoff Medium Mab Tote

 

(Night)

BCBGMAXAZRIA “Alessandra” Draped Front Top

House of Harlow 1960 Textured Link Necklace

BCBGMAXAZRIA “Polaris” Sandals

Rebecca Minkoff Mini Quilted Affair Crossbody

 

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Designer Picks: Nanette Lepore

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What were some inspirations for your fall collection?

N: The artisans and craftsman of the world, the breathtaking embroideries in the Met show, my own extensive archive and a lifetime of travels to souks and markets from all over.


Describe the woman you design for.

N: Our woman is sexy and powerful, feminine and taken seriously. She’s the life of the party…she’s the boss.


What are some things that are on top of your must-have list for fall transition? 

N: There are so many great new pieces from our fall collection! The Love Crime Dress is a great desk-to-dinner dress and the print is beautiful. The Interwoven Pullover is perfect for those fall nights you find yourself walking around the city or in front of a campfire. For a classic go-to look with tights and booties, the No Regrets Dress is incredibly flattering.

 

Where/when do you feel your most creative?

N: A trip to Paris or Morocco with my daughter, Violet, is always inspiring. I’m always anxious to get back into the studio and work out the ideas that have been brewing.

 

New York Fashion Week is just around the corner; what are you most looking forward to this time around?

N: We’ve been working really hard to get more runway looks into production so the customer can shop straight from the fashion show.

NANETTE'S PICKS:

1. Mystery Dress

2. Academic Shift Dress

3. Dewey-Decimal Dress

4. Librarian Dress

5. No Regrets Dress

6. Wasn't Me Dress

7. Love Crime Dress

8. Interwoven Pullover

9. Secret Gateway Top

10. Poetry Top

11. Cross Examine Cardi

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Get Your Sizzle On this Pool Season with the Hottest Swimwear

Tanned, toned and ready for sun. Pool and beach season is ramping up as we head into May, and that means it’s time to pull out all the stops when it comes to strutting your bikini bod in the season’s most stylish swimwear.

We’re big fans of turning the pool (or favorite stretch of sand) into your very own summer runway. Why not reward yourself for all the hard work at the gym or yoga studio with a fabulous new swimsuit from fashion’s most celebrated swim designers? You’re worth it, darling!

From sizzlin’ two-piece bikinis, halter tops, bandeau bikinis and one-piece suits with strategically-placed cutouts, this is quite possibly the most exciting time in fashion swimwear.

Check out a few of our top favorites in contemporary swimwear from brands like Tori Praver Swim, Mara Hoffman, Trina Turk & more and make the most of your time in the sun!

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Two-Piece

1. Nanette Lepore Bollywood Stargazer Halter

2. Nanette Lepore Bollywood Charmer Hipster Bottom

3. Tori Praver Jess Half Crop Top

4. Tori Praver Coco Tie Side Bottom

5. Mara Hoffman Rev Twist Bandeau Top

6. Mara Hoffman Rev Lace-Up Bottom

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One-Piece

1. Nanette Lepore Flora Fiesta Goddess One-Piece

2. Tori Praver Magnolia Smocked Multi Hoop Full Piece

3. Trina Turk Kon Tiki One-Piece

4. Mara Hoffman Front Twist One-Piece

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Cover-Ups

1. Nanette Lepore Bollywood Caftan Cover-Up

2. Badgley Mischka Nadia V-Neck Beaded Tunic Cover-Up

 

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The Style Edit: One Piece Swimwear Trends

Is your social calendar filling up with pool parties and get-away vacations, but still don’t have a swimsuit? Make a splash with a one-piece swimsuit!  The one-piece, also know as a maillot, is this season’s current obsession and is undeniably stylish with modernizing prints and designs that wows on many body types.

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1. Nanette Lepore Bollywood Goddess One-Piece

2. Mara Hoffman Front Twist One-Piece

3. KAMALIKULTURE by Norma Kamali Mio One-Piece

4. La Blanca Solid Plunge Halter Mio

5. Vince Camuto Deco Dream Bandeau Maillot

SHOP ONE-PIECE SWIMWEAR >>

The most popular trends are the beautiful floral and geometric motifs, sassy plunging neckline, sultry cutouts, classic black and bandeau styles. From a stunning kaleidoscopic design to a simply elegant black one-piece, we picked our favorites to help you look fabulous in the cabana or in the water!

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Glance Spotlight: Winter Brights

It’s been quite rainy and gloomy in our neck of the woods lately, so to brighten things up, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite sweaters, beanies, scarves and more in winter’s most vibrant bright hues.

Break up winter's more neutral and dark palettes with these bold picks!

Winter Brights, clothing, accessories and more!

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Buyer Picks: Lauren

Just because winter hasn't seem to let go of its frigid grip over most of the country, that doesn't mean we can't look to spring fashion to provide some much-needed sartorial release! In this edition of Buyer Picks,we asked fashion dresses buyer Lauren to share a few of her favorite things for spring. Is anyone else in the mood for a pool and a colorful bikini right about now?

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1. Nanette Lepore "Be Happy" Top

2. Splendid Very Light Jersey Drape Cardigan

3. Ted Baker "Sweetea" Scallop Oil Painting Cover-up Dress

4. MINKPINK "Secret Garden" Skirt

5. Mara Hoffman Lattice High-Waisted Bottom

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Designer Picks: Nanette Lepore

In a sea of basics, Nanette Lepore is a beacon of bold colors and evocative prints. This superstar in contemporary American fashion continues to make her mark with her brimming creativity and love of statement pieces. We asked Nanette Lepore to share some of her standouts from her recent collection as well as her go-to favorites for the season:

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1. Nanette Lepore "Transporter" Dress

2. Nanette Lepore "Marvelous" Cardigan

3. Nanette Lepore Snake Print Scarf

4. Nanette Lepore "Cabaret" Dress

5. Nanette Lepore "Absinthe" Coat

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8 Fall Transition Pieces and How to Wear Them Now & Later

It may still feel like summer outside, but it’s not too soon to start incorporating some key fall pieces into your wardrobe. As these pre-fall nights start to get a little chillier, it’s a great time to throw on versatile layering pieces like a sleek leather jacket or a loose knit sweater over your summer ensembles.

Check out a few of our can’t-live-without pieces for transitioning effortlessly into fall:

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1. BB Dakota "Chanelle" Leather Jacket

2. Free People "Cozy Cat" Pullover

3. Trina Turk "Tall Tales" Pant

4. Sanctuary "Duke" Dress

5. Rachel Pally "Paris" Maxi Dress

6. Nanette Lepore Cheetah Dress

7. BCBGMAXAZRIA "Bry" Perforated Boxing Shorts

8. Velvet by Graham and Spencer "Ruby12" Jacket