Zara's May 2013 lookbook goes a little something like this: statement denim, fresh hues (both bright and light), and pops of fun prints. Starting with denim, we're smitten with two circle skirts that are perfectly retro. And when it comes to colour palette, shades of cobalt, orange, crisp white, and baby pink should cover all the style-setter bases. Floral prints and stripes can be found on suits, skirts, and trousers, while another batch of sleek oversize clutches maintain their status as the perfect day-to-night accessory. For all this — plus a closer look at the Zara's signature cool-girl styling in action — click on for the complete lookbook now.
America's favourite pasttime is baseballs, so it's no wonder why baseball caps are so popular for both men and women across the globe. They used to be relegated to sports games and bad hair days, but now they're one of the coolest, easiest ways to accessorise for Summer. It was a look we spotted around the Fashion Week tents on style insiders, not to mention on the runways at Alexander Wang and DKNY — and it has quickly become one of our favourite trends. We've picked five baseball caps that are perfect for your Summer adventures, whether you're headed to the beach or kicking it at an outdoor music festival. Watch on to see how you can protect your face from the sun in the chicest way possible.
On Allie: Club Monaco blouse and jacket. On Britt: Rag & Bone Jean tee, BCBG Max Azria jacket and necklace.
If you're tired of side plaits or even wraparound milkmaid braids, here's something you'll want to try instead: the cascading plait. It's part French plait, part regular plait, and part waterfall, but 100 percent impressive. And best of all, it's rather easy to do. Just start by spritzing the hair with a working spray to add texture and hold; Kristy White of Festoon Salon in San Francisco (the hairstylist responsible for creating this gorgeous plait) recommends Oribe Superfine (£16.50). To see close-up pictures, along with step-by-step instructions on getting the look, just keep reading for more.
YSL has topped themselves the industry this season, literally, by introducing a new top coat called Tie & Dye (£21). Perfect for Summer, it comes in four shades of purple, blue, orange and Pop pink. What makes this topcoat so unique is that it is comprised of three different layers in one bottle that allows you to create different effects on your nail.
The bottom layer is a glittery frost, the centre layer is a sheer colour (to coordinate with each of the opaque nail varnishes in the Summer range) and the top layer is your average translucent topcoat. Worn over any old lacquer, it will jazz up your everyday colour, or you can shake the bottle for extra shimmer. For more fun ideas on how to wear Tie & Dye, watch our beautiful editors on our sister site in American talk about a multitude of options.
What's your take on Tie & Dye? Is it to die for, or is it essentially a shimmer topcoat?
They are devoted, driven, and seriously ripped, so is it any surprise that the Olympic athlete pool has some serious eye candy? Sexy Olympians from around the world are going for the gold at the London Games, and we'd hurdle, dive, punch, and cycle our way to their hearts if we could. Infatuation knows no bounds when it comes to these hot international men, so see the athletes we're rooting for at the Olympics this Summer.
As today is Friendship Day, I'm coming over all nostalgic for those woven, beaded and charmed bracelets I wore with pals back in the day. You're never too old, or too famous, to show your BFF love on your wrist, as models Karlie Kloss, Coco Rocha, Doutzen Kroes, Christy Turlington, Iman, Hilary Rhoda, Lily Aldridge and Jeisa Chiminazzo proved when then matched their accessories at the Modelinia Beautiful Friends Forever Bracelet launch in NYC last September. Shop my picks below and tell me your favourite memories of friendship bracelets!
A recent survey by Debenhams of 2,000 female holidaymakers revealed the beauty items they couldn't do without on their vacation, and the results are somewhat surprising. That all-important product, sun tan lotion, languished all the way down the list at number five pulling in just 8% of the vote. Waterproof mascara was by far the most popular piece of kit with 40%, followed by tinted moisturiser (14%), bronzer (11%) and lipgloss (10%) all coming in ahead of sun protection. Eyeliner, exfoliator/scrub, eyeshadow, lipstick and concealer rounded out the top 10. I'd love to know what your holiday must have product is, so vote below to let me know!
Choosing a scent in Summer can prove more of a challenge than the cooler months, what with hot temperatures and sun products combining to make it all the more difficult for your perfume to stand out. I've selected fragrances from Stella McCartney, National Trust, Anna Sui, Benefit, Jo Malone, The Body Shop, Ted Baker, Davidoff and Guerlain that will compete for a place in your cosmetics cupboard. Take a look at them all here, and tell me what you'll be spritzing!
This gorgeous sunny weather is great for our spirits, but not necessarily ideal for our hair. That's where haircare brands' special moisturising ranges come in, as they help retain moisture and protect against the damaging effects of sun, sea, salt and chlorine. Take a look at Phyto, Wella, Herbal Essences, Naked, Miaflora and Trevor Sorbie's offerings here, and tell me how you keep your locks looking good in the Summer!
Sharks, sinking ships, dead bodies — these movies are rife with the worst-case travel scenarios! So, if you plan on getting away this Summer, and your flight is delayed or you end up with a busted rental car, relax. Be glad this wasn't your vacay.