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It’s Here: The #1 Swimsuit Trend of the Year

Summer is so close we can almost taste it, which means it’s time to dust off your swimsuits and get ready for the warmer weather that lies ahead. Now, before you get too excited and end up spending all your money on the first cute swimsuit you see, let me share with you one of the only swimsuit trends I think you need to know this season: retro florals. I touched on it briefly here, but after some further research, I am officially convinced that if you’re going to be seen in one swimsuit trend this summer, make it retro florals—period. 

Retro florals entail any floral print that looks like it came straight out of the ’60s, ’70s, or ’80s. The nostalgia these funky prints bring is what makes this swim trend feel fresh and different compared to your average floral-printed suit. To further sell you on this trend (in case my championing of it up above wasn’t enough), I have shopped out my favorite takes on the retro floral swim trend below, featuring a smattering of some of my favorite swim brands. From Frankies Bikinis to Reina Olga, I can assure you there’s no shortage of stunning suits below, so get your wallet ready because you’re about to do some serious summer shopping. 

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These 20 Pairs of Chunky Sandals Changed My Mind About the Trend

I’m going to be completely honest. I never thought I would like „ugly” sandals. In fact, the whole sporty shoe trend—including dad sneakers—hasn’t ever interested me, even after seeing that almost all of my favorite influencers on Instagram were complete devotees. Anyone who knows me will know that I’ve only really just come to terms with trainers as something you’d wear outside of the gym. Yes, I know. I’m in my late 20s and only got my first pair of kicks (Stan Smiths, shocker) a couple of years ago, going on to invest in a pair of Converse earlier this year. But as a heels, mules, strappy sandals and basically any other type of shoe obsessive, chunky& sandals just haven’t been on my to-shop list. Until Prada dropped its rubber-soled, retro-looking, velcro-strapped ones, that is.

On first glance, I thought they’re the kind of shoes you look at and don’t admit to your friends that you like. Then, on second glance I started to think about how comfy they must be, how easy they’ll be to wear and how actually, they help give a bit of an edge to pretty dresses or shorter skirts.

So, yes, they may remind me slightly of the shoes you have to wear when you break or fracture your foot. And, yes, they also make me wonder if I’ll even be so daring as to try out a bucket hat next—one thing at a time. But the more I see these chunky sandals parading down every street, the more I want to own a pair, so I went on the hunt for the best ones out there.

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The Only Perfume That Matters If You Want to Smell Rich and Unbothered

No one asked, but here’s a fun fact about me: I’m low-key fragrance-obsessed. Spritzing scents has been a steadfast component of my beauty routine since then-iconic body sprays from Victoria’s Secret (two words: Love Spell) entered my world in the early 2000s. My goal back then? To smell as cool as Britney, Christina, and the members of Destiny’s Child. My taste has changed a lot over the last couple of decades, but to this day, I’m still dedicated to cloaking myself in any of the dozens of perfumes in my collection. My fragrance end game now? To smell rich. And I’m talking Oprah-level rich. Let me explain.

As a deeply imaginative person who regularly visualises future versions of myself, I often use moments of stillness to let my mind conjure images of every aspect of me down the line. What will I be wearing? Where will I be vacationing? What will my body language be like? (A rotation of Balmain blazers in the Greek Islands and relaxed, confident shoulders, in case you were wondering.) In summary, future me is rich as hell. Someone who suns herself on lido decks and spends her Saturday mornings toiling about in her expansive orchard. (Now do you understand the Oprah reference?) The fragrance that teleports me to that rich, unbothered version of myself in mere seconds? Frédéric Malle’s Portrait of a Lady (£168).

To be clear, Oprah has said that she doesn’t even wear perfume, so those rumors about her smelling like a bed of roses on a warm spring day must be in response to her natural pheromones. A goddess! But for us mere mortals who don’t naturally smell like a bouquet and still want to capture those big, wealthy vibes, this is a fragrance you need to know about.

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10 Products I Used in My Teens That I Still Swear By at 31

Ahh, 2005. I was 16 and living through the golden era of emo rock. Teenage angst was the order of the day, and it was very much reflected in the contents of my makeup bag and wardrobe. Thankfully this was before the days when everyone had a camera phone, so there’s little evidence of my style choices from that time in my life. Any Smirnoff Ice–fuelled moments that were snapped on a friend’s four-megapixel camera were definitely not of a high-enough quality to print as a keepsake and now reside in digital heaven after MySpace lost all content uploaded before 2016 (RIP).

Even so, the memories of my makeup bag from that time remain as vivid as ever—likely because it was the first time in my life that I had truly experimented with beauty. Sure, I’d dabbled in orange-toned concealers and powders in an attempt to disguise teenage acne (spoiler—it didn’t work), but 2005 was different. It was a riot of smudged kohl eyeliner, back-combed hair and fishnet tights as I attempted to re-create the kind of unkempt cool that Kate Moss oozed at Glastonbury that summer.

Yes, I might have resided in a cosy semi-detached in suburban London where my mum still did my washing for me, but I’d be damned if that was going to stop me from scribbling „I’m not okay” (hello, My Chemical Romance) on the soles of my carefully dishevelled Converse or painting my nails black in blatant disregard of my comprehensive’s uniform code. (Disclaimer: This was basically my only act of rebellion at school. Admittedly, I was not very rock ‘n’ roll.)

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11 Nail Polish Brands That Deliver Salon-Grade Manicures

As tempting as it is to choose a nail polish based on color or endearing shade name alone, if you’re after an Instagram-worthy paint job, there are so many other factors to consider. Yes, there’s the ever-overwhelming shade dilemma, but you’ll also want to think about a polish’s endurance, shine, application, and formula makeup. More and more, nail polish brands are upping their game in all the above departments, but we’re still nitpicky when it comes to perfecting our list of the best nail polish brands in the industry—the ones we swipe DIY-style at home or request in-salon at all of our favorite nail joints.

Since not all nail polish brands boast equal stature when it comes to quality, we decided to take stock of our own collection of bottles, in addition to the formulas we see the best celebrity manicurists use over and over on their A-list clientele. Ahead, the ultimate guide featuring 14 A+ brands that will never leave you or your tips in a bubbled, chipped, or quick-to-dull lurch. Keep scrolling!

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5 Shoes You Should Own If You Live in Mom Jeans

When it comes to jeans, some cuts instantly come to mind. Skinnies are one such style (even if they aren’t as prevalent right now as they once were). Boot-cut, flared, and boyfriend are also up there as some of the most iconic jeans silhouettes. However, we consider another jeans style to be a classic, and that’s mom jeans. Paying homage to the ’80s, mom jeans are typically high-waisted with a looser fit around the thighs and a leg that tapers toward the ankle. They’re the sort of thing your mum would have worn with a tucked-in blouse, a black leather Western belt, white socks and loafers.

Nowadays, you’re far more likely to see celebrities like Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner stepping out in mom jeans paired with a long coat, plain white vest, and strappy sandals. The attraction? Their relaxed but sculpting shape makes them the perfect denim option for those whose aesthetic teeters sexy and effortless.

Like all jeans, just about anything you choose to wear them with will work; such is the root of their appeal. Still, there are certain pieces that work better with jeans—specifically mom jeans—than others. Most commonly, we find ourselves being asked which shoe styles work best with denim, so we’ve set about trying to answer that for you. From flats and trainers to boots and heels, here are the five shoes to wear with mom jeans, as demonstrated by some of our fashionable friends.

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Cele 6 mărci de rochii pe care le anulăm anul acesta

Luna trecută, am făcut o scufundare profundă în tendințele de îmbrăcăminte și mărcile pe care ne așteptăm să le atingem în 2021, cu un amestec de etichete de arhivă și susținători care fac lista noastră scurtă. Ei bine, după răspunsul uimitor la poveste, am vrut să creăm un articol suplimentar dedicat produselor în sine, sărbătorind designul frumos și inovația afișată de unii dintre designerii noștri preferați de rochii . La urma urmei, cu vara chiar după colț, nu există un moment mai bun pentru a vă perfecționa cunoștințele despre marcă.

Am inclus câteva mărci care se aflau în raportul nostru original despre rochii alături de o mână de începători care ne-au atras atenția recent. Avem toate bazele acoperite, de la stilul de rochie de pradă O Pioneers și atracția minimalistă a lui Tove la glamourul covorului roșu al lui Nensi Dojaka și piesele color-pop pregătite pentru nunta lui Franks. Fiecare marcă aduce ceva diferit la masă, iar pe o piață dominată de conglomerate de renume, ei își păstrează cu adevărat propriile lor abordări originale și vesele în designul rochiei.

Așadar, dacă doriți să știți ce mărci de rochii, editorii noștri renunță anul acesta, derulați în jos pentru a vedea lista noastră definitivă de cumpărături. De asemenea, puteți citi raportul nostru original despre rochie aici . Derulare fericită!

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Moda franceză: 10 secrete pentru a te îmbrăca ca lumea Cele mai elegante femei

Pe lângă adoptarea atitudinii lor relaxate față de îmbrăcare, există indicii de stil pe care le poți lua și regla pentru a le încorpora în garderoba ta și a aduce un petit peu din acel râvnit je ne sais quoi.

Este foarte probabil să cunoașteți deja pe de rost câteva reguli majore ale modei franceze : De exemplu, spălarea părului este un act sacrilegiu, nu ar trebui niciodată să scrim pe stâlpii de zi cu zi ai un dulap și totul este cel mai bine purtat aruncat împreună pentru a încuraja percepția că probabil ați avut un timp cu adevărat sălbatic în noaptea precedentă.

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I’m a Size-24 Fashion Designer, and This Is Where I Shop for Dresses

When it comes to plus-size dresses, on the high street, I’m impressed by Never Fully Dressed’s curve options, but I’m hoping it continues to expand its size range, as it mostly only goes up to a 24. It’s exciting that Anthropologie’s plus-size collection is now available in the UK. I think it can be good for a put-together, special dress or an easy summer chuck-on style. Another high-street brand I love is Neon Rose. I think it does cute styles and pushes the trend look a little bit farther than other plus ranges. A lot of the time, where you might have a trend happening, the plus range will get a watered-down version or you might get the trend style five months later than everyone else. I really hope brands stop doing this.

Luxury-wise, I’ve been looking toward 11 Honoré and Marina Rinaldi. There is still a massive void of plus-size luxury fashion, even more than on the high street. Marina Rinaldi has a designer fashion background, as it is the plus-size sister brand of Max Mara and Sportmax. The quality of fabrics it works with is beautiful and the make of the clothing is always incredible. I designed for the brand when I first graduated, so it will always have a special place in my heart.

It’s also so exciting that Olivia Rubin is opening up her sizes to a 24. Independent brands are probably the fastest-growing market for plus-size and size-inclusive clothing. This is because they often produce more locally and usually produce to a made-to-order or pre-order system, meaning they have the flexibility to work with a seamstress and make one-off styles. A lot of brands now make items bespoke no matter what size you are. Olivia Rose, Benjamin Fox, Molby, Mary Benson and Megan Crosby all do that. Loud Bodies is also one to highlight, as its size range is one I would actually call size-inclusive. It offers sizes XXS through 10XL and will also do custom sizing for petite, tall or atypical bodies at no extra cost.

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38 of the Best Bob Hairstyles For Your Post-Lockdown Haircut

My hair has recently reached that awkward in-between length: it’s no longer the mid-length lob that I visited the hairdressers for last year but it can’t quite be considered a long hairstyle yet. Instead, it’s sitting rather uninspiringly on my shoulders causing me to seriously consider going for the chop. I’ve experimented with shorter hairstyles over the years but have never taken the plunge into a full-on bob.

However, with my Instagram feed starting to fill up with dramatic, post-lockdown haircuts, I have to admit that I’m seriously tempted to forgo my lengths in favour of something shorter, choppier and infinitely cooler. And a quick look online confirmed that the bob might just be the hairstyle of 2021. From Fearne Cotton to Lily James, so many celebrities have undergone major short hair transformations over the last year, and their styles look seriously amazing.