The Summer Maxi Dress to Fall in Love with

The sun is shining, the sky is blue – yes, summer is here. It is time to get rid of the jeans and tops, and switch to something that is more feminine and more appropriate for this season – for example the maxi dress.

This particular fashion design is best known for the fact that it is very long and feminine and also very popular among women.

It is said that the perfect length for the dress is for it to partially cover your feet, so it is time to give up the short dresses and opt for the long ones. The advantage of maxi dress is that it might be worn to a large number of different occasions.

It is perfect for the everyday wear, but also for a girls’ night out and even special events. Naturally it is important to choose the right style in each case.

There are the monochromatic long dresses most suitable for the elegant events especially if they are accessorized properly. This season the designers focused on adding a bit of bling for summer maxi dress for the evening.

The maxi dresses that come in bright colors and also some prints are great for almost any other kind of occasion. The most popular designs seem to include the flower patterns. In order to have a summery look it is important for the dress to have bright colors.

The colors we can see on the maxi dresses cover a wide range, including fresh pastels, white, neutral colors, green, blue, orange, and naturally we have to mention, black.

The look of the dress is also defined by the material that it is made of. For example in case of a black silk maxi dress it is just natural that it will be worn to a special event of some kind. Other materials include cotton, tulle, lace and in some cases, even satin.

There is no need for many accessories, and the best shoes to wear are the flats, platforms and feminine strappy sandals.

via The Summer Maxi Dress to Fall in Love with | The Fashionables.

Summer Sunglasses to Perk Up Your Peepers

Few things make a statement like a big, bold pair of sunglasses. While huge, retro-inspired frames are still the most popular style this year, plenty of designers are shaking things up with unique silhouettes that’ll will certainly make you stand out. More into the classics? You can’t go wrong with a pair of shades in black or tortoiseshell to last you until kingdom come. Or, if you’re a girl who just can’t resist a little sparkle (and really, who can?), pick up a pair with some gold detailing for a super-sophisticated look. Check out all the womens’ sunglasses we’ve found to fit every face (and every wallet)!

via Summer Sunglasses- 2011 Sunglasses for Summer Sun Protection.

Tie Us Up! We’re Crazy About Tom Tom’s Tie-Dye Suede Bracelets

Inspired by summers spent as a camp counselor on Catalina Island, TomTom Jewelry’s Elena Coleman created a few suede wrapped chain bracelets for her summer ’11 line. These bracelets are lightweight yet have that substantive weight about them that quality pieces of jewelry have. Pick them up at TomTom for $135 each!

via Tie Dye Bracelets- Tie Dye Suede Bracelets.

Butch or Femme?

Blame it on the new androgyny. The likes of Saskia de Brauw and Andrej Pejic have apparently made such an impression on the primping set that boy-for-girl was the beauty story of the season—waxed sideburns, anyone? There were fleeting moments of high-impact femininity courtesy of red lips and spider lashes, but for the most part, things were butch, from full brows all the way down to muted manicures. R.I.P. nail art. Here, our favorite looks from Fall.

via The Top Ten Beauty Trends: Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear.

The Well-Shod Squad: Sole Society Launches

Have a shoe habit?

Now you can get a quick fix at Sole Society, a brand new shoe sale site where every pair costs an easy-on-the-wallet $49.95. The footwear E-porium will offer personalized monthly selections of trendy styles, tailored to match each customer’s personal profile. The site positions itself as a private club, but anyone can join – the only requirement for membership being an initial questionnaire that establishes your style preferences.

The new site is a division of HauteLook, one of a growing number of limited-time designer sample sale websites. While HauteLook runs sales for only 48 hours at a time, Sole Society will offer footwear fiends continual access to its upscale offerings. “Shoes are consistently our most requested category,” explained HauteLook CEO Adam Bernhard, “we wanted to offer women access to on-trend shoes every day of the year.”

Each month, the retailer sends out individualized product suggestions, based on members’ style bios. Customers can peruse and purchase any of their recommended styles, or reject them for further selections. The site also offers styling tips and how-to’s from its roster of stylists and fashion insiders.

Initially, Sole Society’s offerings will be limited to their exclusive label, Marco Santi, but shoe shoppers stay on your toes: by next season their will be plenty more to choose from.

via The Well-Shod Squad: Sole Society Launches – StyleList.

Smart, Chic Work Dresses That Don’t Scream “Business Casual”

When its time to get down to business, there is nothing we hate more than stuffy, boring, “office appropriate” clothes. No need to panic, working girl. We are here to easy the tension from early-morning closet rummaging and offer ten awesome work dresses that wont make you feel like you need to completely compromise your style just to be taken seriously in the boardroom. Sophisticated and sexy wrap and shift dresses are timelessly chic, but its bright graphic prints, smart cuts and luxe fabrics that boost your options way beyond any drab stereotype of work attire.

via Work Dresses- Shift Dresses And More Office-Appropriate Dresses For Work.

Cosmetic colours for your wardrobe

This season take inspiration from your make-up palette, from blush tones of mink to bursts of bright orange.

via Cosmetic colours for your wardrobe – Fashion Hot Topics – Telegraph.