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Inspired By: Parisian Noir

There’s just something about French girls. Their covet-worthy brand of effortless style is the source of inspiration (and envy) for women all over the world. Today’s street style inspiration comes from the stylish streets of Paris and is brimming with a heavy dose of je ne sais quoi...

From the black bomber jacket to the patent leather oxfords, this look is so easy to pull off yet achieves that “I woke up like this” vibe we all aspire towards.

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1. Le Specs “The Dandy” Sunglasses

2. Brigitte Bailey Studded Faux Leather Moto Jacket

3. Alternative Ideal Tee

4. Big Star “Alex” Skinny Jeans

5. Ron White “Ronna” Patent Oxfords

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Fresh Picks: Perfect Ponte

Stretchy but structured, comfy but sexy -- ponte is one of those fabric blends that just gets it. Its forgiving stretch and fabric weight mixed with an effortless fit make it the perfect option for form-hugging leggings and dresses.

Check out a few of our recent faves:

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1. Jack by BB Dakota “Zocia” Dress

2. Tart “Padma” Dress

3. Jack by BB Dakota “Carise” Dress

4. Aryn K A-Line Dress

5. C&C California Ponte Tee Dress

6. Jack by BB Dakota “Lori” Dress

7. Hue Ponte Double-Knit Leggings

8. Alternative Ponte Pant

9. Tart “Katelyn” Pant

 

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Fresh Picks: Athleisure

Even if your only knowledge of sports is limited to which quarterback is the cutest, there’s certainly room in your closet for these fresh and sporty pieces. The laidback, borrowed-from-the-boys vibe is surprisingly versatile and easily dressed up with your more sophisticated pieces for a fun juxtaposition.

Below are some of our recent favorites:

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1. BCBGeneration Solid Quilted Baseball Cap

2. StyleStalker You Spin Me Crop Top

3. Vans SK8 Hi™ Core Classics

4. BCBGeneration Binded Blocked Top

5. Obey Ramona Reversible Bomber Jacket

6. kensie MB Sweatshirt

7. Alternative Eco Jersey Raglan Baseball Tee

8. Superga Patent Croc Sneakers

9. Alternative Eco Jersey Jogger

10. Steve Madden “Exx” Slip-On Sneakers


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Inspired By: Campus Rebel

As summer winds down, we’re setting our sights firmly on campus-friendly looks that blend collegiate classic with a little dose of edge. That’s why we love today’s street style inspiration with its effortless mix of preppy and street-smart cozy.

Check out our take on this easy fall look:

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1. French Connection “Mod Squad” Shoulder Bag

2. BCBGeneration Round Neck Sweater

3. Alternative Poplin Button Up

4. French Connection “Rockstar” Jeans

5. Dr. Martens Wingtip Oxford

 

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Inspired By: Grown-Up Overalls

Let’s face it; overalls are one of the most polarizing trends right now. Although it’s true that certain overalls and overall pairings can run you the risk of looking kindergarten rather than grown-up chic, don’t dismiss this unexpectedly wearable trend just yet!

There are actually lots of ways to make the overall look very current and yes—even chic! Try doing a black and white pairing (like our lovely street style inspiration below) or opt for stark monochromatic white. If you prefer a more classic blue denim style, pair it with something dressier underneath, like a pretty silk blouse.

Check out our take on the updated, very of-the-moment overalls below!

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1. Alternative Cap Sleeve Crew in White

2. House of Harlow 1960 Tambora Triangle Necklace

3. Le Specs “Alohaha” Sunglasses

4. Blank NYC Overalls in Cybergoth

5. Frye Campus Saddle Bag

6. DV by Dolce Vita “Zippy” Sandals

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Fresh Picks: Late Summer Blues

In the effort to conjure up an eternal summer, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite pieces in the season’s most beloved blue hues. Done in richer, more saturated tones (like cobalt and indigo), this cool shade perfectly transitions right into fall!

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1. Free People Breezy Tank in True Blue

2. BCBGeneration Solid Stud Scarf in Blue Smoke

3. Steve Madden “Bsnapp” Satchel in Cobalt

4. Brigitte Bailey “Melanie” Date Night Dress in Cobalt

5. Jack by BB Dakota “Herrick” Sweater in Classic Blue

6. Free People “Silo” Tank in Periwinkle

7. Report Signature “Olaf” Heels in Blue

8. Alternative Viscose Tank Dress in Steel Blue

9. Alternative Perfect Cap Sleeve Tee in Cambridge Blue

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Summer Vacation Essentials

Vacations are awesome, but let’s face it, sometimes the transit to and from your destination can be far from a day at the beach. The good news is there are plenty of items you can pack in your travel bags to make the journey to your blissful summer getaway as stress-free and comfortable as possible.

Below are just a few of our travel must-haves for any warm-weather getaway:

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1. LAmade Convertible Tube Dress/ Maxi Skirtthe perfect multitasker to pack for warm destinations.

2. Ray-Ban Aviator Polarized Flash Lenses – a timeless pair of sunglasses that goes with everything? Yup, a total must.

3. Yosi Samra “Samara” Cap Toe Foldable Flats – the perfect shoe to carry around to give your feet a break from uncomfortable heels. Also great for getting in and out of the security lines!

4. San Diego Hat Company Mixed Braid Large Brim Floppy Hatthis blocks your face from the harsh sun AND covers up any hair woes!

5. Supergoop Everyday SPF 30 Sunscreena must for every day and especially when you’re out and about more than usual!

6. Herschel Supply Co. Packable Travel Tote Bag – for when you purchase more souvenirs than you anticipated!

7. Alternative “Relay” Raglan Hoodie – don’t get caught in a cold plane cabin without this versatile layering essential!

8. COOLA Suncare Liplux SPF 15 Vanilla Peppermint Lip Balm –airplane cabins are notoriously drying, so keep this handy in your bag at all times!

9. Eagle Creek Pack-It™ Sac Medium – keep all your travel essentials like snacks, chargers and medicine close at hand and all in one place.

10. Sam Edelman “Gigi” Sandals – this super-wearable sandal goes with everything!

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Inspired By: Creative Layering

By simply layering your go-to summer staples in unexpected ways, you can drastically change the look and feel of each piece. Take this effortlessly cool example below.

Taking a barely-there summer dress and layering it over a classic tee instantly transforms it into something altogether fresh and new. Talk about getting more mileage out of your clothes!

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1. Alternative Perfect Cap Sleeve Tee

2. Free People Floral Trapeze Slip Dress

3.French Connection “Mod Squad” Shoulder Bag

4. DV by Dolce Vita “Zippy” Sandals