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Juniors' Fall Style Preview

As summer begins to wind down, it’s easy to get into the whole “I wish summer would never end” mentality. However, the first signs of fall is the perfect opportunity to freshen up your entire style outlook. With fall just over the horizon, there are lots of great trends that you can incorporate into your outfits now that transition so seamlessly as the weather cools off.

Below are four of the fall’s most sought-after trends to put on your back-to-school/cold-weather shopping list!

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SLIP-ON SNEAKERS: Rethink how you wear the classic slip-on sneaker by pairing them with more than just your favorite jeans. You can easily add a casual spin to your dresses by pairing them with a cool pair of slip ons or even dress down a night-out ensemble with a funky printed pair!

1. Steve Madden Emuse

2. Vans Classic Slip-On™

3. Rocket Dog Scoop

 

ANKLE BOOTIES: Although the ankle boot is anything but a new trend, there’s a good reason why it consistently tops our fall must-have list: versatility. Pair them with everything from dresses to leggings and an oversized sweater.

1. Volatile Whitby

2. Jessica Simpson Calvey

3. G by GUESS Issax

 

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FALL-TRANSITION DRESSES: Start incorporating fall’s richer color palette into your rotation even while the weather is still warm. Wear them with your favorite summer sandals now and switch to ankle boots later.

1. Billabong Back Again Dress

2. Gabriella Rocha Geometric Shift Dress

3. Billabong Heart Strayed Dress

 

BOHO JEWELRY: From rich turquoise accents to an eclectic layering of metals and stones, the easiest way to freshen up a wardrobe is through fall’s latest bohemian-inspired jewelry

1. Lucky Brand Squash Blossom Lucky Layer Necklace

2. Obey Phantom Ring

3. Lucky Brand Blue Faux Wrap Bracelet

 

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Menswear Monday: Classic Shirts with a Modern Twist

Let’s start this Menswear Monday off with one of my favorite mottos: “change is good.” Here at Zappos, one of our Core Values is “Embrace and Drive Change;” so why not take this philosophy and make it apply to your wardrobe? Don’t get me wrong, I think basics serve as the foundation to any well-dressed gentleman’s wardrobe. However, why not “flip the script,” so to speak, on some classic fashion staples? Listed below are some examples of how contemporary designs have influenced classic menswear staples.

Fashion is all about experimentation, so do be afraid to incorporate a new color, pattern, or print into your wardrobe. Many of today’s top fashion brands have implemented contemporary twists into their collections through the use of mixed-media fabrications, unique dye processes, and bold prints. A classic polo shirt with a striking dip-dye effect can easily add a contemporary twist to your look without being too bold. If you find yourself a little on the conservative side when it comes to your style, feel free to try out a long sleeve raglan Henley with contrast colored sleeves to add some visual interest to your look.

These contemporary design twists can easily elevate your look from casual to dressy. Pair slim-fitting dark jeans or chinos with a garment-washed denim shirt for a date night look. When happy hour is calling your name, a color-blocked polo paired with flat front shorts and boat shoes is a look that certainly summer ready.

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THE POLO SHIRT

1. French Connection Wembly Dip Dye Polo

2. 7 Diamonds Collider Polo

3. Alternative Apparel Stripe Polo

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THE BUTTON-UP

1. Calvin Klein Jeans Direct Dye Trucker

2. Original Penguin Checkered Chambray Woven Heritage Shirt

3. DKNY Jeans Long Sleeve Jacquard Camo Shirt

THE HENLEY

1. Lucky Brand Stripe Indigo Henley

2. Calvin Klein Jeans Henley Mix Media Garment Dye

3. Alternative Home Run Tee

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The Raglan Tee

1. 7 Diamonds Norva Shirt

2. Alternative 3/4 Raglan Henley

3. Alternative Printed 3/4 Raglan Henley

Remember to have fun when incorporating these twists into your wardrobe! Change is ultimately a process that cannot be rushed. Take it slow, and as you become more comfortable with incorporating these trendy pieces into your closet. You will soon see your style evolve to classic with a contemporary twist!

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The Style Edit: Shirt Dresses 3 Ways

The class shirt dress is a warm-weather favorite and works with every style type. Here are three great examples of how to wear the versatile shirt dress this spring.

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Fresh Picks: Swimwear with Back Details

When it comes to truly spectacular swimwear, no angle should be left ignored—particularly the back view. One of this season’s hottest swimwear trends pays special attention to the other side with back details that deliver that extra dose of sizzle. 

From crochet back details to sexy straps to unique racerback designs, this spring & summer’s hottest bikini tops and one piece swimsuits are turning up the heat as you incite double takes all over the beach or the pool. And who can blame them? Swimwear this hot is pretty impossible to ignore!

Below are a few stunning examples of women’s swimwear with thoughtfully-designed back details to get you in that endless summer vibe:

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1. L*Space Dreamer Crochet Nanette Top

2. MIKOH Banyans Multi String Racerback Top

3. Billabong Tiles and Tides One Piece

4. MIKOH Maui Crocheted Detail Racerback Top

5. Lucky Brand Sahara Racer Open Back Halter

6. L*Space L*Novelties Wild Child Top

7. L*Space L*Play Zoe Wrap Top

8. O’Neill Salt Water Solids Peace Back Top


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8 Must-Haves in Fashion Footwear for Spring-Summer

If variety really is the spice of life, then this season’s hottest shoe trends are destined to keep your spring and summer months extra spicy! As the weather heats up, our need for cute sandals and shoes definitely moves up on the style priority list. From metallic stacked heel sandals to easy-to-wear strappy flat sandals, the fashion footwear landscape is full of fabulous styles to complement all your warm-weather outfits.

Below are a few of our top shoe trends to wear now and well into late summer!

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SLIDE SANDALS

Easy style and all-day comfort is the name of the game when it comes to one of the season’s most sought-after sandal styles. This simple design looks great paired with mini dresses, distressed shorts and topped off with a carefree vibe. 

Featured style: Sbicca Admiral


CUFFED ANKLE STRAPS

We love pairing our cuffed skinny jeans with sandals featuring a noteworthy ankle strap. This style also looks fantastic with your A-line dresses for all those spring and summer weddings and other special events!

Featured style: GX by Gwen Stefani Adams Sandal

 

MINIMAL FLAT SANDALS

Whether it’s paired with a bikini and cover-up or boyfriend jeans and a t-shirt, the minimal thong sandal is one of those styles that lends itself to easy grab-and-go wear every day!

Featured style: Chinese Laundry Glitterati

 

METALLICS

Give your casual looks a hint of glam with shiny metallic finishes that read like neutrals, making them super versatile for plenty of outfit pairing options. 

Featured style: Dune London Jordann

 

ESPADRILLES

Done high on a wedge or low on a slip-on sneaker, the espadrille never fails to make a major splash every summer. This classic detail is quintessential warm-weather style at its finest.

Featured style: Jessica Simpson Bristol

 

GLADIATORS

Go bold this season with the addition of an edgy gladiator sandal to your style repertoire. There are many different versions of this look, from low and classic to ones that go all the way up to the knee! Pair them with your favorite maxi dresses or cut-off shorts for a festival-inspired look.

Featured style: MIA Game

 

WHITE-HOT

It’s no secret that white is one of the season’s must-have hues. A white sandal is an easy way to infuse this trend into your everyday spring looks. Try a wooden wedge with a dash of retro style done in vibrant white leather!

Featured style: Lucky Brand Lyndell

 

FRINGE

A touch of fringe gives a fun, bohemian-inspired vibe whether you’re at Coachella . Let’s not forget the always-popular ankle boot!  We love pairing ours with mini summer dresses.

Featured style: Steve Madden Ponncho

 

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Inspired By: The New Hippie

Few eras in history have had the kind of enduring influence on fashion like the groovy ‘60s. One look around any music festival and it’s clear to see that the “flower power” vibes are alive and well.

Today’s iterations of the hippie lovechild look are definitely less about walking barefoot through fields of flowers and more about taking that carefree spirit and translating it in today’s diverse fashion landscape.

Check out our take on the ever-popular bohemian look below:

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1. Free People “Every Day” Top

2. Ray-Ban Original Aviator in Matte Gold/Green Mirror

3. Lucky Brand “Loredo” Crossbody Bag

4. Circus by Sam Edelman “Holt” Ankle Boots

5. BB Dakota “Joey” Shorts

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Fresh Picks: Wine Country

One of the many things we look forward to in the fall is a rich, saturated color palette, particularly in shades inspired by wine. You don’t need to be a sommelier to appreciate this abundantly flattering hue of red!

Whether you add in a little or a healthy serving of wine in your fall wardrobe, one thing’s for sure—these shades of Bordeaux, burgundy and merlot are the perfect way to toast a new season ahead!

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1. Free People Deep V Trapeze Cami in Merlot

2. ALDO “Cagno” Tote in Bordo

3. Free People Jacquard Pieced Moto Jacket in Deep Burgundy

4. Jessica Simpson “Dewy” in Bava Red Juba

5. Herschel Supply Co. “Pop Quiz” Backpack in Burgundy Damask

6. Gabriella Rocha Free Flow Lace Tank in Burgundy

7. Free People Lace Racerback Crop Bralette in Merlot

8. Lucky Brand “Nirvana” Crossbody Tote in Cranberry

9. Free People “Hard Days” Skirt in Cranberry

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Fresh Picks: Autumnal Green

There are a lot of things to love about the color green. For one, it’s the color of cash. It reminds us of trees and grass. And for fall, the darker spectrum of green adds a certain level of richness and sophistication to your wardrobe. 

Below are a few of our favorite autumn-inspired green pieces:

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1. French Connection “Whisper Ruth” Dress in Pine

2. Brigitte Bailey “Demri” Dress in Cypress

3.  Lucky Brand “Karma” Tote in Hunter

4. Free People “Gatsby” Top in Evergreen

5. Brigitte Bailey Modal Pullover Sweater in Loden

6. French Connection “Polly Plains” Top in Pine

7. Sanctuary “Civilian” Jean in Fatigue

8. French Connection “Valentine” Pencil Skirt in Pine

9. Levi’s® Juniors Boyfriend Chinos in Destructed Army Green

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