Pretty in Peplum

Ah, peplum. We remember when we first saw you make your folded re-appearance circa 2010 on bodycon skirts and fun little dresses. Now it's 2012 and we see you so often we can't believe there aren't peplum PJs on the market. But even as you commercialize yourself, you scare some consumers. Don’t lie-- will you make our hips look wider? If we wear you out to dinner will our date question whether we’re hiding a food baby?

Fear not, the peplum-phobic. This trend is one that anyone can rock. Here's how—just use the fad to accentuate your favorite feature. If you love your waist, let the narrowest part of your ribcage do the talking by letting the peplum taper begin above the belly button. A tighter top like the Parker Sequin Peplum Top from Shopbop will highlight where you are most slender.

Beat the Heat: Easy Breezy Trendy Pieces

It’s been a hot summer thus far and the heat and humidity just keeps getting higher, and higher, making it a difficult task to dress your best. But don’t fret! We’ve selected a few trendy pieces that we think you’ll love and will help to make this hot and humid summer an easy one. Beat the heat this summer and keep cool with these stylish pieces. You’ll be able to look your best and stay right on trend for the hot months to come!

Jewel Strap Pleated Cami Crop Top, $56

This elegant mint green color is all the rage this summer! With the light polyester make up, and the pastel color, this breezy little number will keep you cool while out and about!

Get the Look: Retro Rendezvous

The retro look continues to keep its haute spot on the fashion scene. From makeup to swimwear, to hairstyles and more, it’s a timeless look that flaunts femininity and an appreciation for curves. We just can’t get enough of it! Check out some of our favorite retro must-have dresses perfect for your summer parties and celebrations.

Get your look and fear not your curves! It’s time to flaunt the “flaws”!

Polka-Dotted Dress, $168

The polka dots on this dress alone scream retro chic, however, we love the cinched waist with a matching thin belt to accent your curves. The colors are simple enough to wear with any color accessories. We think it would look especially fantastic with some bright red shoes and lips!

The Look Without the Wait: Resort 2013 Inspired Pieces

Following our Part I and Part II trend reports on the Resort 2013 fashion shows, we have now hand selected a few pieces inspired by the trends that took place on the runways. For those of you who just can’t wait for the fashion-forward Resort ’13 collections to hit the shelves, we’ve got a few pieces that should help hold you over until they make their big debut to the public. Check out some of the resort-inspired looks, and give the upcoming trends a little test run before the real stuff is here!

Pajama Party: Super-Cute Sleepwear You’ll Want to Hit Snooze For

Remember the days of sleepover parties? You would prep for weeks before, looking for the cutest, new pajama set to show off to all your friends. While the nights of clay masks and "Light as a feather, stiff as a board" may be over, that doesn't mean you need to stop shopping for cute PJs. Below are five trendy options that will make you the envy of the 7th grade...ahem, 7th Avenue.

The Glamour Girl

This floral romper is just the thing for the vixen in us all. Made of crinkled chiffon and satin, it is luxurious and airy, the perfect combination for hot summer evenings.

Shine On: 5 Sparkly Summer + Fall Pieces You'll Love

It’s clear that sparkles are an ever-present staple to a stylish wardrobe; as we’ve seen them take over dresses, handbags, shoes, and even cosmetics. Although they usually make their biggest debut during winter, and especially New Years Eve, they are now starting to take on more realms than one. Slowly showing up in summer accessories and numerous styles, the glittery ensemble is a definite yes for summer. However, as we saw over Fashion Week in February, they are taking all 4 seasons now as they made a very fashionable entrance in fall collections from Lanvin, to Badgley Mischka, and Blumarine as well. Instead of buying the sparkly styles for each season, we here at Glam Damn It have taken it upon ourselves to make your lives easier and your wallets a little fuller. Whether you’re a sparkle fanatic, or like it in small doses, we’ve got the sparkly goods that are perfect pieces to wear during summer, and transition into fall!

Do It Yourself: Ombre Denim Shorts

As we posted earlier this week, the ombre trend is still going strong. A comfortable and easy way to incorporate the trend into your summer wardrobe is through your trusty denim cutoffs. We love Siwy’s Camilla Ombre Cutoff Shorts and Genetic Denim’s Ivy Cutoff Shorts.

Trending: Graphic Totes Galore

Graphic prints and patterns are always a great way to add some spunk to your style. They have been showing up on a multitude of frocks, from skater/snowboarder T’s, to denim, to chic dresses, and our current favorite, accessories. We are loving the look of the funky, graphic totes for summer and their ability to bring an outfit to life. With the bold statement that a bright, graphic bag makes, an otherwise plain outfit can really gain some great character. Mix them with other prints and patterns for a mad fad look, or go the simplistic route with black or white from head-to-toe, and they'll make a real pop on your ‘blank canvas’ ensemble.

All Things Ombre: Our Favorite Must-Haves for Summer

The ombre look has been showing up everywhere since it made its big boom in the hair industry a couple years back. Since then designers have been popping out new products from accessories, to clothing, to shoes and handbags, showing that fantastic color fade. We love the ombre look for summer and we’ve made a great list of ombre must-haves for this season! If you really want to go all out ombre, and haven’t seen our DIY ombre nails piece yet, check that out too! This summer is going to be all things ombre, so get on it!

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.