LIFESTYLE
Montauk's Anti-Hipster Campaign

Apparently Montauk is getting the Brooklyn-treatment. The hipster is eschewing the Hamptons in favor of this "drinking town with a fishing problem" and Montauk residents have their fair share of complaints. So much that signs featuring a fedora with a slash through it have been popping up throughout the community. The fedora, of course, representing a hipster.

A hipster comes in many forms and varieties, but it is safe to say that all hipsters come with a fair degree of narcissism, this being one of the campaign's major concerns.

TRENDTASTIC
5 Fashionable Beach Attire Must-Haves

Prepping for a day at the beach should be easy and worry-free. All you really need are the essentials to ensure a fun-filled day. This includes cool hats, a great beach bag, a swimsuit you’re comfortable in, and a big cozy towel to dry off with. We’ve rounded up a few unique pieces that will make you the most stylish gal on the shore or pool deck.


Weekend Fedora HAT ATTACK

It goes without saying, but as much as we yearn for the sun, we need to protect ourselves from it as best as we can. Lucky for us, there are several ways to stay sun-safe and remain stylish. Take this classic straw fedora for example, which features a distressed, striped cotton ribbon. Not only is it cute, but it will also keep those highlights looking fresh all summer long.

STYLIZER
Stylizer: Movie Night for Fashion Lovers

Whether you were into kinderwhore or hypercolors, the 90’s were an exciting time in personal fashion. Not everything always made sense (ultra low rise jeans, anyone?) but it was certainly always interesting.

Naturally, the films produced during that time reflect this smorgasbord-aesthetic. Every girl remembers the first time they saw “Titanic” or “Clueless”. We remember sobbing with our friends at the end of “Cruel Intentions,” cheering on the protagonists of “Pretty Women” and “A League of Their Own,” and having our jaws drop during the adrenaline needle scene of “Pulp Fiction.” While these films are not exactly all Oscar-winners, they have stood the test of time in a different way. The reason it was so easy for us to jump right into the worlds of the characters was due to the flawless work of their costume designers.

SARTORIALLY YOURS
Male Accessory Spotlight: Hats and Caps
STYLIZER
Funeral Fashion Woes

When someone you love and know has passed, the last thing you want to stress over is what to wear. Trying to keep in mind the traditions and customs of funeral attire can be overwhelming and at the same time feel limiting on what is appropriate to wear, but it doesn’t have to be. Funerals are not the runway to the afterlife, but it is possible to be chic whilst saying your final good-byes.

There are a few fashion cardinal rules for funerals in the Western culture. The closer you are to the deceased the more room you have to accessorize and put into your dress. If you are paying your respects to a person you are not close to, you should be modest in your outfit choice. Exposing too much skin, dressing too casual, or wearing bold and loud colors are funeral no-no’s. Services can be emotional for everyone, so make sure that you use waterproof mascara and smudge-proof lipstick so you can look the same coming out of the memorial as you did going in. And lastly, dress weather appropriate. Many burials take place outdoors at a cemetery, so if it’s raining, bring an umbrella; leave the stilettos and wear flats or wedges that won’t sink in the grass; and wear a coat, if necessary, that fits the occasion.

FASHIONABLE
Maxi-mize Your Summer Wardrobe

Channel your inner 70's style goddess with this season’s effortless trend: the ankle grazing maxi skirt. The trend has been a long time coming, as it has been kicking around since last fall when Charlotte Ronson and Marc Jacobs featured them on their runways. However, the maxi has been given another shot this season, as designers breathe new life to the minimalist garment in easy summer fabrics like flowy chiffon an breezy silk.

To work this trend into your own closet, try out a more demure, feminine look by opting for a maxi skirt in a soft pastel or off-white and in a fabric like jersey. Add a soft printed tank for muggy summer days and complete the look with a straw hat fedora.

ACCESSORY
You CAN do: Street Safari

Go wild with these great safari pieces that add an instant edge to your look.

A cropped khaki or army green cargo jacket with cuffed sleeves gives your outfit a rugged feel.

Jacket, Ann Taylor Loft, $79.50

Try belting a dress with an exotic pattern and adding a chunky necklace, as Miranda did in Sex and the City 2.

Straw hats shade your face and are the perfect accessory for an adventurous city girl.

Fedora, Albertus Swanepoel, $252

Animal prints are bold and sexy and can easily transition from day into night.

Haircalf belt, Banana Republic, $79.50

ANN TAYLOR LOFT
Beach Bound

Heading to the beach? Make sure you have all these necessities so you can relax in the sun all day and look great doing it.

  1. Summer Tote. Angela Adams and Sea Bags for J. Crew dipped sail bag, $198
  2. Aviator Sunglasses. Ray-Ban, $139.95
  3. Colorful Towel. Lacoste "Bayadere" beach towel, $19.99 at Macy's
  4. Cover-up. Old Navy embroidered crinkle gauze tunic, $24.50
  5. Cute Bikini. Anthropologie transverse bikini, top $68, bottoms $68
  6. Nail Polish. Essie "lapis of luxury" nail polish, $8
  7. Fedora Hat. Eugenia Kim "Craig" sequined straw fedora, $315
  8. Flip-flops. Ann Taylor Loft light gold Havaianas crystal flower flip flop, $38
  9. Digital Camera. Pentax Optio W90 waterproof digital camera in pistachio green, $329.95
  10. Beach Read. The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

And, of course, don't forget sunscreen!

ACCESSORY
Bespoken Goes Downtown

The Bespoken line was certainly in stark contrast to the rest of Fashion Week, giving it the edge up on trendy, downtown-style looks. In a complex blend of 1980s-style suspenders alongside simple, British fedoras and tweed overcoats, the line achieved its ambition as an avant garde trend-setter. Grey herringbone suit vests and a classic American double-breasted collar with cross-stitched patterned shirts are expressive of the look Bespoken is striving for.

In a presentation show, models were rotated in and out to display sixteen different looks, comprised of extensive accessorizing with simple, button-down Oxford shirts. With the emphasis on the accessory and tailored motif, each model displayed a different hat or necktie, adding layers to a traditional and timeless outfit.