When it comes to animal print, there is definitely a fine zebra striped line between the sophisticated, trendy look and the outfits that are just too tacky. While this trend has proven to be unbeatable as leopard, cheetah, and peacock have been dominating the fashion scene for what seems like years now, rocking the jungle look appropriately is not always an easy feat. Remember the below rules while getting dressed to ensure that you look like you stepped straight off of the catwalk and not straight out of a catfight.
Rule #2: Layer, layer, layer. The best animal inspired outfits are when the print is just visible enough to know it’s there, without overpowering the outfit. Buying a cheetah print camisole and wearing it under a cropped knit top or choosing a tiger striped sweater over a solid blouse is the best way to exhibit your wild side without overdoing it.
What: Shop the avant-garde prespring pieces and deconstructed T's of Raquel Allegra at her upcoming sample sale. All items will be up to 60% off for just two days so don't miss out!
When: Thursday, June 7th- Friday, June 8th
Thursday 10 AM-3 PM; Friday 10 AM-2 PM
Where: 834 S. Broadway, 4th FL (see map)
The classic polka dot pattern is back in a big way. The pattern, made famous by Minnie Mouse and itsy-bitsy bikinis, is showing up on everything from hats and dresses, to underwear and umbrellas. Which means, for those of you who are pattern-shy, there is an easy way for you to incorporate them into your wardrobe too! No need to mix patterns if you don’t feel like it; these hot spots look great on their own.
Stock up on end of the season goods at upcoming sample sales online and near you! Be sure to check out the Labor Day sale at Em & Co. quick because today is that last day, and while you’ve got your credit cards in hand, here’s a few more deals we’d like to bring to your attention.
Who: Em & Co. Labor Day Sale
What: Designer apparel and accessories orange tagged for $25 and additional discounts on multiple item purchases.
Where: 7940 W. 3rd St. (323-782-8155)
When: Through August 31st
Nolita's Poppy Boutique is the store out-of-towners dream of when they come to New York to shop: trendy but classic, hip, but unintimidating, affordably priced, and consistently stocked with pretty garments dabbed with a vintage, boho feel. With autumn just around the corner, the boutique delivers again with fall pieces that'll have you wishing that the chill in the air would hurry up and get here. The bright and airy boutique is already stocked with fall-ready garb like a killer Lauren Moffatt navy cape with oversized leather pockets that give it a decidedly '60s-mod appeal ($385) and a red-and-white striped dolman-sleeved jacket by Myne that has all the sophisticated edge of the hippest '80s lady-who-lunches ($285). They've also got a great selection of comfortably chic Tucker blouses ($250-$285), and adorable tribal-print shorts in fabulous neons ($132) that would look great with tights and riding boots come fall.
Sure, 4th of July may be all about fireworks, freedom and various liquor concoctions --but let's not forget another key element --swimsuits! Whether you want to go for that classic 80s stars and stripes look or something new and fresh, we have you covered! Here are some of our festive swimsuit picks. Happy 4th!
This edgy one-piece is rad in two ways: the silhouette is totally Malibu circa 1980s and vertical stripes