Wednesday, April 30th 2014

Ask Shopbop: The Sporty Trend

This season’s sporty trend lends itself well to unpredictable weather and cool summer nights. A girl can wear sneakers without running and sweats without sweating. It’s truly the best way to look chic—day or night—without sacrificing comfort. We turned to merchandiser Holly for her advice on rocking the style.

A feminine take on the trend: a McQ-Alexander McQueen top, a Torn by Ronny Kobo skirt, a Bop Basics hat, Vince sneakers, and an Elizabeth and James bag.

I love the versatility of the sporty trend. A graphic tee and sneakers paired back to a full skirt is a fun way to give the look a feminine touch.

The perfect weekend outfit: a Generation Love top, Club Monaco pants, Rachel Zoe sandals, a 3.1 Phillip Lim bag, and Ray-Ban sunglasses.

Slouchy trousers and slides are an easy, casual way to wear the trend – perfect for bumming around on the weekends.

Casual meets classy: a Band of Outsiders jacket, a Ladision tee, a BB Dakota skirt, IRO sandals, and a Clare V. clutch.

The sporty look can so easily be dressed up or down. I like the idea of pairing a varsity jacket with a chic pencil skirt and fun accessories.

—Holly

Wednesday, April 30th 2014

The Daily Find: 6 Shore Road Romper

Welcome to The Daily Find, our favorite products plucked from What’s New.

What it is: 6 Shore Road Malay Romper
Why we love it: Lace shorts and an open back make this two-tone romper equal parts sweet and seductive.
Wear it with: Clog sandals and a delicate necklace.

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Tuesday, April 29th 2014

We Play Favorites: Monica & IRO

With as much time as our staffers spend living and breathing fashion, it shouldn’t be surprising that favorite brands start to rise to the top of our individual must-have lists. In this feature, we’re talking about those favorite designers and how they fit into our personal style. This month: Monica, who loves IRO.

Name: Monica
Position: Online Merchandiser
Brand: IRO

Why you love the brand in 6 words or less.
Chic French design + edgy street style.

What’s your favorite piece from the brand right now?
The Sherie Cone Heel Booties. I love the unique silhouette and the sleek colorblocking. I would happily welcome these babies into my shoe collection.

How would you describe your personal style?
I’m a bit of a style chameleon. Each day, my look can change depending on everything from the weather to my current nail polish to which side of the bed I rolled out of. Generally speaking though, I tend to mix basic apparel pieces with statement accessories.

Do you have a style icon?
Alexa Chung for her tomboy-meets-girly style and Kate Moss for her ability to effortlessly mix and match.

If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what pieces would it consist of?
Perfectly worn-in skinny jeans, a white tee, a chambray button-down, a leather jacket, booties, and a scarf.

What is your earliest fashion-related memory?
Flipping through my babysitter’s fashion magazines. She would always bring me her old issues, and I would spend hours devouring them.

Tuesday, April 29th 2014

The Daily Find: Lauren Merkin Bag

Welcome to The Daily Find, our favorite products plucked from What’s New.

What it is: Lauren Merkin Stevie Cross Body Bag
Why we love it: A polished turn lock and top flap give classic appeal to a structured leather bag.
Wear it with: A summery dress and edgy lace-up sandals.

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Monday, April 28th 2014

Studio Sounds: Rock On

What’s a better Monday pick-me-up than good old-fashioned rock-and-roll?

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Monday, April 28th 2014

The Daily Find: Rory Beca Dress

Welcome to The Daily Find, our favorite products plucked from What’s New.

What it is: Rory Beca Fina Deep V Back Dress
Why we love it: A flounced ruffle lends playfulness to a silky, curve-hugging dress.
Wear it with: Open-toe booties and elegant drop earrings.

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Friday, April 25th 2014

Break Time: Checking Out

The only things standing between me and a five-day vacation are a few last minute emails and publishing this post. Officially, of course, I am going to remain focused and dedicated until 5pm. But were I to have mentally checked out—which, again, I totally have not—these articles would represent the level of thought I would be capable of processing. Enjoy, and here’s to a fast-moving clock!

When it comes to mindless entertainment, BuzzFeed is king. This list has to be one of my favorites—especially #6.
[BuzzFeed]

Facebook is always a good time-waster. Some people however, use it for more sweet and hilarious projects.
[AdWeek]

Finally, anything even slightly vintage or retro is perfect for distraction, and these dating tips from 1938 are no different. They’re 95% funny and 5% appalling. Or maybe it’s more like 60/40. Either way, I’d bet money the model had a great time shooting this story—and even broke a few of those rules herself.
[HappyPlace]

--Libby S.

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Friday, April 25th 2014

Style Steal: Ace & Jig Dress

Don’t be mistaken, we’re willing to pay for our fashion, but when a find comes along that’s cool, forward, and under $200, it makes our style-loving hearts skip a beat. In this weekly feature, we’ll highlight some of the best style steals on the pages of Shopbop.com.

The Steal: A striped Ace & Jig dress.
The Price: $199 (USD)
Why it’s worth it: A colorful striped pattern lends a playful feel to a breezy, pleated dress.

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Thursday, April 24th 2014

10 Reasons Flats Flat-Out Rule

I can’t pinpoint the exact day, but at some point last year, I put my heels on the shelf and didn’t bring them out again, except for the occasional fancy-dress party. Flats have been my first choice for everyday, no matter the outfit. They make getting around the city a whole lot more comfortable, and I find myself with far fewer blisters at the end of the day. Lucky for me, footwear’s finest designers are feeding my flats fascination with styles that are every bit as cool as the skyscrapingest stiletto.

So, in honor of my shoe conversion, I’ve rounded up 10 reasons flats flat-out rule:

1. Sometimes you have to actually get where you’re going fast. Heels do not oblige.


Sporty DKNY sneakers.

2. The little-bit-prep/little-bit-punk trend made famous in the ’90s (ahem, My So-Called Life) is so much better with flats.


A couple of ’90s fashion looks.

3. Birkenstocks are back in the fashion vernacular. And there’s not an ounce of irony in that statement.


Lily Aldridge and Chanel Iman in the Shopbop + Born Free collection and Birkenstock sandals.

4. Strappy sandals with a so-thin sole will not cut into your feet the way their stiletto counterparts do.


Paul Andrew sandals.

5. You can buy the same style in multiple colors and not feel guilty about it. (I’m looking at you, Superga and Havaianas.)


Pedro Garcia sneakers.


Havaianas flip-flops.

6. These two looks. Casual perfection.


A.L.C. outfits with Jenni Kayne loafers and Vince sneakers.

7. Slide sneakers in every print imaginable. ’Nuff said.


Mother of Pearl sneakers.

8. Norman approves.

9. Norman’s down with these too. Also, running sneaks are now acceptable to wear off the treadmill.


Ash sneakers.

10. These sandals. Love them.


Rebecca Minkoff sandals.


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Thursday, April 24th 2014

Wise Words: Diane von Furstenberg


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