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4th Of July Outfits That Are Actually Stylish

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White jeans, striped bikinis, plaid dresses — these are the things that come to mind when you think of 4th of July dressing. And while we\'re usually all for ditching tradition and forging our own sartorial paths, this holiday is one of the few times when we\'re willing to make an exception — and embrace that classic red, white and blue.With July 4th falling on a Thursday this year (score), we have four days to fit in as many festive looks as possible. But even the most creative dressers struggle to make July 4th outfits look less, well, basic. So to ensure you dress your best this holiday weekend, we took to Instagram for some much-needed Independence Day inspiration.From flowy dresses made for the beach to hot weather-ready sets, we\'ve found a stylish 4th of July outfit for you in the roundup ahead.You can\'t go wrong with a little white dress. But, of course, never forget to add a ~festive ~ mini bag or summer sandal for good measure.When your go-to summer sundress

How Will The RealReal's Labeling Mistakes Affect The Resale Business?

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In 2003, Target introduced an innovative design collaboration with Isaac Mizrahi, who at the time was selling his clothing line in Bergdorf Goodman, kicking off the hysteria that would be come the high-low collaboration. Since then the big box-retailer has introduced partnerships with designers like Rodarte, Alexander McQueen, Missoni, and most recently Vineyard Vines for a taste of luxury at a fraction of the price. In the resale market, the pieces from earlier high-low collaborations are now considered high-ticket relics from a distant past — except, as Fashionista discovered some are being mislabeled.\"Since its inception in 2011 as a premiere resale site for contemporary and luxury fashion labels, The RealReal has listed and sold hundreds of items designed by Prabal Gurung,\" Fashionista published on Thursday. \"(A dress similar to the one seen above is listed at $1,695.) However, this isn\'t a genuine Prabal Gurung dress, but a piece from the brand\'s 2013 c

Universal Standard Is Having A Major Sale On Its Size-Inclusive Denim Line

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There\'s nothing harder than finding that one perfect pair of jeans. Either they have too much stretch, or there’s a gap in the waistband — and don\'t even get us started on the price. But if there was ever a brand that mastered denim, it\'d have to be Universal Standard. Just look at their extensive size range alone (from 00 to 40 to be exact).Today only, Universal Standard is marking nearly every pair of jeans down to just $65. White jeans in time for the 4th? $65. Classic black skinnies that won\'t go on sale anywhere else? $65. So, before these jeans inevitably sell out, find your perfect pair in the mix ahead.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?These 4th Of July Fashion Sales Will Leave You Starry-E

Universal Standard Is Having A Major Sale On Its Size-Inclusive Denim Line

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There\'s nothing harder than finding that one perfect pair of jeans. Either they have too much stretch, or there’s a gap in the waistband — and don\'t even get us started on the price. But if there was ever a brand that mastered denim, it\'d have to be Universal Standard. Just look at their extensive size range alone (from 00 to 40 to be exact).Today only, Universal Standard is marking nearly every pair of jeans down to just $65. White jeans in time for the 4th? $65. Classic black skinnies that won\'t go on sale anywhere else? $65. So, before these jeans inevitably sell out, find your perfect pair in the mix ahead.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?These 4th Of July Fashion Sales Will Leave You Starry-E

Universal Standard Is Having A Major Sale On Its Size-Inclusive Denim Line

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There\'s nothing harder than finding that one perfect pair of jeans. Either they have too much stretch, or there’s a gap in the waistband — and don\'t even get us started on the price. But if there was ever a brand that mastered denim, it\'d have to be Universal Standard. Just look at their extensive size range alone (from 00 to 40 to be exact).Today only, Universal Standard is marking nearly every pair of jeans down to just $65. White jeans in time for the 4th? $65. Classic black skinnies that won\'t go on sale anywhere else? $65. So, before these jeans inevitably sell out, find your perfect pair in the mix ahead.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?These 4th Of July Fashion Sales Will Leave You Starry-E

Stranger Things Merch Is Here — & We're Buying Everything

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We\'re less than a week away from finding out what the hell happened at the end of Stranger Things Season 2. Everything seemed to be going so well: Christmas lights strung up, dinner on the table, and portal to the underworld permanently closed. Sike! Unfortunately for Will (and everyone else living in Hawkins), the writers behind everyone\'s favorite sci-fi drama had other plans.But while we can\'t control the fate of Hawkins, there is one thing we can do to prepare for the show\'s July 4th premiere: shop. Over the last month, dozens of Stranger Things collaborations have come our way, from Nike to H&M.So to commemorate the new season, we\'re rounding up all the best limited-edition collections of the month. Note: Keep checking back because we\'ll be adding to this story from now until showtime.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team

We Paired The Best Leggings To Go With Almost Every Weekend Activity

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Name a piece of clothing more versatile than a pair of leggings — we\'ll wait. Far from being exclusively worn at the gym, the stretchy, body-hugging garment can be dressed up or down, making them a wardrobe essential for anyone who loves feeling peak comfy at all hours of the day. That said, we know that finding your perfect pair can take some time (and lots of uh, see-through moments), so we\'re here to talk about leggings with your life in mind.Speaking of perfect pairs, we\'ve linked up some of Refinery29 \'s favorite leggings with every occasion on your calendar, fitness related or otherwise. (Raise your hand if you love to rock a pair of Outdoor Voices Springs while parked on the couch.) From your weekend grocery store run to barre class, Sunday brunch to a night out with your best friends (or vice versa, if we\'re being honest), these are the best internet finds you won\'t want to miss out on. Including our all-time favorite brands — plus newcomers on the

We Paired The Best Leggings To Go With Almost Every Weekend Activity

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Name a piece of clothing more versatile than a pair of leggings — we\'ll wait. Far from being exclusively worn at the gym, the stretchy, body-hugging garment can be dressed up or down, making them a wardrobe essential for anyone who loves feeling peak comfy at all hours of the day. That said, we know that finding your perfect pair can take some time (and lots of uh, see-through moments), so we\'re here to talk about leggings with your life in mind.Speaking of perfect pairs, we\'ve linked up some of Refinery29 \'s favorite leggings with every occasion on your calendar, fitness related or otherwise. (Raise your hand if you love to rock a pair of Outdoor Voices Springs while parked on the couch.) From your weekend grocery store run to barre class, Sunday brunch to a night out with your best friends (or vice versa, if we\'re being honest), these are the best internet finds you won\'t want to miss out on. Including our all-time favorite brands — plus newcomers on the

We Paired The Best Leggings To Go With Almost Every Weekend Activity

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Name a piece of clothing more versatile than a pair of leggings — we\'ll wait. Far from being exclusively worn at the gym, the stretchy, body-hugging garment can be dressed up or down, making them a wardrobe essential for anyone who loves feeling peak comfy at all hours of the day. That said, we know that finding your perfect pair can take some time (and lots of uh, see-through moments), so we\'re here to talk about leggings with your life in mind.Speaking of perfect pairs, we\'ve linked up some of Refinery29 \'s favorite leggings with every occasion on your calendar, fitness related or otherwise. (Raise your hand if you love to rock a pair of Outdoor Voices Springs while parked on the couch.) From your weekend grocery store run to barre class, Sunday brunch to a night out with your best friends (or vice versa, if we\'re being honest), these are the best internet finds you won\'t want to miss out on. Including our all-time favorite brands — plus newcomers on the

The Essential New-Mom Wardrobe Staples (From The Women Who Actually Wore Them)

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Anyone will tell you that new motherhood is a joyful experience — colored, of course, with bewilderment, anxiousness, and abject exhaustion. Feeding and clothing a newborn is no simple task — and you’re supposed to get yourself dressed, too? At a time when you’re getting by on so little sleep that you may qualify for insanity, and your body is changing its shape and size practically by the hour, assembling any kind of outfit becomes a Herculean task.Now, we firmly believe that a new mom should wear whatever makes her feel the most comfortable, and we are in no way advocating that you should dress in some totally reinvented type of way after giving birth. However, here on the Shopping team, we’re students of fashion, and style is deeply connected to our sense of well-being. That’s just us. We have a feeling that if you’re reading this article, you’re in the same boat, and you might be looking for some insight on how to put yourself together during a time when it feels li https://www.ref

Everything We Know About The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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If you had to ask us, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is right up there with Black Friday and Cyber Monday in terms of mouth-wateringly good discounts. On a scale of one to ten, it\'s a comfortable 11. From beauty deals you won\'t find anywhere else to must-have clothes and accessories, it\'s a can\'t miss shopping event in every possible way; just make sure you don\'t spend all of your hard-earned coin on Amazon Prime Day. (A tall order — we know.) Whether you\'re wanting to splurge on that one item that you\'ve been eyeing for weeks — and checking back to see if it goes on sale — or want to get a very, very early start on holiday shopping, Nordstrom\'s Anniversary Sale has a something for everyone. Ahead of the massive sale-abration, here\'s everything you need to know about Nordstrom\'s Anniversary Sale, including when to shop, what to expect in terms of deals, and more. Gird your loins, people.When is Nordstrom\'s Anniversary Sale?Early Ac

Everything We Know About The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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If you had to ask us, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is right up there with Black Friday and Cyber Monday in terms of mouth-wateringly good discounts. On a scale of one to ten, it\'s a comfortable 11. From beauty deals you won\'t find anywhere else to must-have clothes and accessories, it\'s a can\'t miss shopping event in every possible way; just make sure you don\'t spend all of your hard-earned coin on Amazon Prime Day. (A tall order — we know.) Whether you\'re wanting to splurge on that one item that you\'ve been eyeing for weeks — and checking back to see if it goes on sale — or want to get a very, very early start on holiday shopping, Nordstrom\'s Anniversary Sale has a something for everyone. Ahead of the massive sale-abration, here\'s everything you need to know about Nordstrom\'s Anniversary Sale, including when to shop, what to expect in terms of deals, and more. Gird your loins, people.When is Nordstrom\'s Anniversary Sale?Early Ac

Everything We Know About The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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If you had to ask us, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is right up there with Black Friday and Cyber Monday in terms of mouth-wateringly good discounts. On a scale of one to ten, it\'s a comfortable 11. From beauty deals you won\'t find anywhere else to must-have clothes and accessories, it\'s a can\'t miss shopping event in every possible way; just make sure you don\'t spend all of your hard-earned coin on Amazon Prime Day. (A tall order — we know.) Whether you\'re wanting to splurge on that one item that you\'ve been eyeing for weeks — and checking back to see if it goes on sale — or want to get a very, very early start on holiday shopping, Nordstrom\'s Anniversary Sale has a something for everyone. Ahead of the massive sale-abration, here\'s everything you need to know about Nordstrom\'s Anniversary Sale, including when to shop, what to expect in terms of deals, and more. Gird your loins, people.When is Nordstrom\'s Anniversary Sale?Early Ac

Katie Sturino Talks Personal Style, Plus-Size Mannequins And Her New Collection With Stitch Fix

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Katie Sturino is having a busy summer. Between running her plus-size fashion blog @the12ishstyle, promoting her product line @megababe, and planning her dream wedding, she found time to add another title to her resume: designer. Working alongside the size experts at Stitch Fix, she created her very first 100% size-inclusive clothing line — and it retails for under $100.The 21-piece collection, which ranges in sizes from 0 to 24 and XS to 3X, launches this week exclusively on StitchFix.com, the world\'s leading online personalized styling service. \"Stitch Fix is a brand that about a year ago, I didn’t know much about,\" Sturino tells Refinery29. \"But then I went to go visit their headquarters and was blown away by their expertise in fit and really how much they paid attention to the way that a curvy body differs from a straight size body. They had a whole team of people who were actually going into factories and educating on fit. It was so impressive and so differen

18 Red Dresses That Will Turn Heads

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When it comes to fashion, every color has its singular, special meaning. Black is edgy and serious; white is light and ceremonial, and pale yellow is a shade that’s seasonal and carefree. We could go on and on about every the color of the rainbow, but we’re here to talk about one timelessly bold and classic one: red. This fiery hue has the unique ability to send a special message to everyone around you — one of power and utter confidence.We also love crimson’s year-round properties — whether it’s 7 degrees or 70 degrees outside, you can always sport this shade. And because there may or may not be a white, blue, and red-specific holiday around the corner, we pulled out all the stops in our search for a summer-friendly red dress. (Spoiler alert: we found 18 of them, along with one jumpsuit that we loved too much to eliminate.) So click on through if you’re looking to match the American flag next weekend, or if just want to stun in the most attention-catching shade on the c https://www.re

18 Red Dresses That Will Turn Heads

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When it comes to fashion, every color has its singular, special meaning. Black is edgy and serious; white is light and ceremonial, and pale yellow is a shade that’s seasonal and carefree. We could go on and on about every the color of the rainbow, but we’re here to talk about one timelessly bold and classic one: red. This fiery hue has the unique ability to send a special message to everyone around you — one of power and utter confidence.We also love crimson’s year-round properties — whether it’s 7 degrees or 70 degrees outside, you can always sport this shade. And because there may or may not be a white, blue, and red-specific holiday around the corner, we pulled out all the stops in our search for a summer-friendly red dress. (Spoiler alert: we found 18 of them, along with one jumpsuit that we loved too much to eliminate.) So click on through if you’re looking to match the American flag next weekend, or if just want to stun in the most attention-catching shade on the c https://www.re

18 Red Dresses That Will Turn Heads

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When it comes to fashion, every color has its singular, special meaning. Black is edgy and serious; white is light and ceremonial, and pale yellow is a shade that’s seasonal and carefree. We could go on and on about every the color of the rainbow, but we’re here to talk about one timelessly bold and classic one: red. This fiery hue has the unique ability to send a special message to everyone around you — one of power and utter confidence.We also love crimson’s year-round properties — whether it’s 7 degrees or 70 degrees outside, you can always sport this shade. And because there may or may not be a white, blue, and red-specific holiday around the corner, we pulled out all the stops in our search for a summer-friendly red dress. (Spoiler alert: we found 18 of them, along with one jumpsuit that we loved too much to eliminate.) So click on through if you’re looking to match the American flag next weekend, or if just want to stun in the most attention-catching shade on the c https://www.re

Khloe Kardashian's Birthday Gift To You: A Major Good American Sale

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We love a lot of things about Khloe Kardashian (aliases: Auntie Koko, Khlomoney, True’s mom). There’s her penchant for hoop earrings half the size of her head, her occasional loose-cannon verbal tendencies, and extreme generosity when it comes to her family and friends. And because she’s celebrating a milestone birthday today (35!), we’re looking at one of our personal favorite things she’s put out into the world in the past few years: her inclusively-sized denim and activewear line Good American.The body-friendly range launched in 2016, immediately getting the industry’s attention with perfectly fitted jeans in sizes 00-24, rounded out with a group of activewear separates that happily straddle the line between gym- and clubwear — a Khloe-friendly kollection if we ever saw one. The best news of all? Today through July 8, a covetable group of staples has been marked down an additional 25% (adding serious appeal to a sale section already ride with deals). Good American does https://www.r

These 4th Of July Fashion Sales Will Leave You Starry-Eyed

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For many of us, July 4th is a much-needed midsummer break. The long Memorial Day weekend is already a distant memory, and we still have miles to go before the respite of Labor Day. So this coming holiday weekend, we’re pulling out all the stops: grills will be out, sprinklers will be on, and our outfits will be R, W, and B (Ready to be Worn with Bathing suits). But you may find yourself in need of some staples to enjoy the holiday to its fullest: something in the vein of a new bathing suit, sturdy weekender bag, or artisan leather mules.You’re in luck: many of your favorite retailers are pulling out all the stops, too — in other words, offering serious discounts as they clear house for those way-too-soon fall deliveries. And where there’s a sale, there’s an intrepid R29 shopping editor, ready to report back on the best of what’s out there. So if you decide to take a break from eating hot dogs, roasting s’mores, and taking pool-float selfies, click through our slideshow https://www.refi

These 4th Of July Fashion Sales Will Leave You Starry-Eyed

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For many of us, July 4th is a much-needed midsummer break. The long Memorial Day weekend is already a distant memory, and we still have miles to go before the respite of Labor Day. So this coming holiday weekend, we’re pulling out all the stops: grills will be out, sprinklers will be on, and our outfits will be R, W, and B (Ready to be Worn with Bathing suits). But you may find yourself in need of some staples to enjoy the holiday to its fullest: something in the vein of a new bathing suit, sturdy weekender bag, or artisan leather mules.You’re in luck: many of your favorite retailers are pulling out all the stops, too — in other words, offering serious discounts as they clear house for those way-too-soon fall deliveries. And where there’s a sale, there’s an intrepid R29 shopping editor, ready to report back on the best of what’s out there. So if you decide to take a break from eating hot dogs, roasting s’mores, and taking pool-float selfies, click through our slideshow https://www.refi

These 4th Of July Fashion Sales Will Leave You Starry-Eyed

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For many of us, July 4th is a much-needed midsummer break. The long Memorial Day weekend is already a distant memory, and we still have miles to go before the respite of Labor Day. So this coming holiday weekend, we’re pulling out all the stops: grills will be out, sprinklers will be on, and our outfits will be R, W, and B (Ready to be Worn with Bathing suits). But you may find yourself in need of some staples to enjoy the holiday to its fullest: something in the vein of a new bathing suit, sturdy weekender bag, or artisan leather mules.You’re in luck: many of your favorite retailers are pulling out all the stops, too — in other words, offering serious discounts as they clear house for those way-too-soon fall deliveries. And where there’s a sale, there’s an intrepid R29 shopping editor, ready to report back on the best of what’s out there. So if you decide to take a break from eating hot dogs, roasting s’mores, and taking pool-float selfies, click through our slideshow https://www.refi

Zara's Annual Summer Sale Is Here — & These Are The 23 Items You Should Buy First

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Since this morning, our Zara senses have been tingling, telling us that we should expect a sale. That’s right, it\'s almost time for the fast fashion retailer\'s annual summer sale — but the kicker is, it\'s damn near impossible to know exactly what time it’ll actually start.Despite the fact that Zara\' s stock is never-ending and the sale goes well into the summer, everyone knows that the most sought-after deals are always the first to drop. So, figuring out the exact launch time is of the utmost importance. Thankfully, after shopping this sale as many times as we have, our guestimating is pretty spot on.Tonight, starting at 10 o\'clock sharp, Zara\'s most-anticipated sale of the year is officially on. And to ensure that no one else gets their hands on your #1 choice before you, we rounded up the best picks Zara has to offer in the slideshow ahead.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are indepe

Everything We Know About Amazon Prime Day

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We\'ve been waiting for this grand shopping bonanza announcement for months. As June arrived and then marched on, we’d turn to each other at our desks, knowing that the event in question was getting closer: “When is Amazon going to announce Prime Day?” While this hallowed mid-summer sale event often falls around the same window of time every year, it doesn’t have a steady date. In fact, it’s oddly like waiting for someone to give birth. You have a vague idea of when it’s going to happen, but you never know exactly when — until you get the call. And today, we got it.When is Amazon Prime Day?In an unprecedented feat of scheduling, Amazon has announced that Prime Day 2019 will run from 12 a.m. PT on Monday, July 15 through 11:59 p.m. PT on Tuesday, July 16, meaning that it will actually last for a full 48 hours. (Since Prime Day commenced, the massive e-tailer has been slowly fudging the English-language definition of “day,” expanding the sale window from 24 hours in 2015 https://www.

Ditch Your Airport Sweats — We're Giving These 20 Travel-Ready Dresses A Try Instead

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When it comes to traveling, comfort is priority #1. After all, who wants to be stuck on an 11-hour flight in too-tight jeans and blister-causing heels? To combat the discomfort that comes with sitting in a metal tube for hours, we tend to prioritize feeling good over looking good. But what about those post-flight dinner plans? Or dare I say it, business meetings? We don\'t suggest taking on the middle seat in a skirt suit, but sometimes, your travel itinerary might call for something a little less hangover-induced coffee run and a little more \'I woke up like this\'.No one ever thinks to throw on a dress and hop in a plane but a cotton or linen dress can be your best bet for a long day of travel. Think about it: no bells and whistles to remove during security, no jumpsuit -induced bathroom woes, no need to conspicuously change in the backseat of your cab. Whether you\'re trekking through terminals or playing tourist at your final destination, dresses are the end-all-be-

Watch Prada Reinvent Its Iconic Nylon Bag With An Eco-Friendly Touch

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As discussions around sustainability and ethical responsibility (at long last!) move to the forefront of the fashion industry, more brands are working to implement lasting, positive change — including Prada. In May, the luxury Godmother of global fashion announced the brand would no longer use fur. And this week, Prada’s 21st century evolution continues apace with the launch of Re-Nylon, an eco-friendly line of iconic bag silhouettes executed in a progressive new nylon, Econyl, a 100% regenerated fiber from fishnets and other nylon excess. The Prada Re-Nylon collection reintroduces six classic styles for men and women: the belt bag, the shoulder bag, a tote, duffle, and two Prada backpacks (our personal picks, btw). The entire collection is produced from environmentally-friendly materials, and features a chicre-interpretation of the signature triangular Prada logo we all know and covet.“Our ultimate goal will be to convert all Prada virgin nylon into Re-Nylon by the end of 2021 https:/

Shop The Kate Spade New York x Refinery29 Pilot Season Short Films

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Dressing for summer isn\'t always easy for the working woman. From the constant change in temperatures (ahem, office air conditioning) to corporate dress code stipulations, summer workwear is tricky terrain to navigate. With their latest collection, Kate Spade New York accomplished the impossible: a polished, fashion-forward wardrobe that can work for any summer occasion, from office meetings to rooftop cocktails. In Pilot Season, a collaboration between Kate Spade New York and Refinery29, the clothes come to life in 60-second short stories created by young women filmmakers. These women each imagine what it means to be the heroine of their own story.With neutral tones punctuated by a vibrant color palette, the Kate Spade New York Summer 2019 line strikes the perfect balance between playful and pulled-together. The silhouettes are fluid and feminine, evoking an understated ease that just screams summer. And the pieces plucked from the runway — puffed sleeves, color blocking, ruching

19 Smoking Hot Red Swimsuits To Shop For 4th Of July Weekend

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Now that summer has officially arrived, it\'s time to get serious about swimsuit shopping. And any worthwhile swimwear collection should include a red swimsuit. Besides the fact that they gives off major Baywatch vibes, red swimsuits stand out from the crowd (in a good way), they\'re indisputably sexy, and let\'s be honest: the color looks really good with a tan.With July 4th right around the corner, it\'s the perfect time to pull out a fiery red swimsuit and hit the biggest pool party of the summer. Stumped on where to start? Ahead, take your pick of 19 red bikinis and one-pieces that are sure to give your swimsuit collection the ~festive~ upgrade it\'s been craving — just in time for 4th of July weekend.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How

My All-American Style Story: See How This Creative Wears H&M's 4th Of July Collection

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Despite the bandeau\'s prevalence amongst off-duty celebrities and the tiny-sunglass-ed blogger set, it wasn\'t either group that inspired beauty and lifestyle creator Leah Allyannah to make bra tops a style signature — it was actually a photo of her mother from the \'90s, taken shortly after she\'d arrived in America from Guyana.\"My mom and I have similar styles, like how I dress now is how she used to dress when she was younger,\" says the 21-year-old native New Yorker. \"When I look at pictures, she’s wearing the high-waisted pants with crop tops, the knee-high socks, and chunky sneakers. I think since I have that style, she remembers that she dressed how she wanted when she came here, so she wants me to do the same.\"Fashion moves in a cyclical pattern — with the late 20th century hovering at the top of the wheel for seasons now — but regardless of trends, strong, uniquely American style does seem to run in the Allyannah family. Take Leah\'s

A New Crop Of Online Boutiques Has Us Excited For Summer Dressing

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One of our favorite things about fashion is the constant refresh. There’s always something new around the corner, whether it’s a seasonal turnover from one of our favorite designers, an unseen silhouette that’s suddenly appearing in every store and every feed, or, even better, a brand-new shop that we’ve never encountered before. That last one might be the most exciting one for those of us on the Shopping team, and luckily, the past few years have been good to us in this regard. Despite much chatter about retail’s decline, new boutiques pop up all the time, leaving us with more choice than ever as to where to allocate our dollars. (Remember to recycle your old clothes and shop consciously for new ones, friends!)We’ve seen so many new retailers crop up, in fact, that we decided to do a deep dive on some of our faves. To ensure that we don’t keep you here all day, we narrowed our focus to stores that have opened in the past two years, and ones that are either multi-brand o https://www.re

Cute Women's Beach Dresses, Because Normal Cover-Ups Are So 2000 & Late

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Beach dresses rightfully sit in their own category because the right beach dress should involve as little effort as going to the beach itself. As long as it checks off the boxes for functionality, is easy to take on and off, and possesses a whimsical air that says, \" Yeah, I\'m on vacation,\" you\'re covered.But, if you\'re a little stuck with where to look beyond the typical caftans and cover-ups, opting for a silhouette you regularly wear anyway — like a wrap dress (hello, easy swimsuit access) or an off-the-shoulder number — is a good place to start. You\'ll also want to make sure your chosen fabric is light and breathable (think linen and light cotton), and something you don\'t mind getting wet (going to the beach should be worry-free, after all). To help you leave that years-old printed smock behind this summer, we\'ve rounded up 18 beach dresses to wear anywhere, anytime. Fun in the sun never looked so good.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you

Lauren Chan Couldn’t Find The Perfect Plus-Size Workwear, So She Designed It Herself

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One Of Marchesa’s Founders To Exit — & It’s Not Who You Think

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After news broke in late 2017 of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct, which dismantled his career and inspired the #MeToo and #TimesUp initiatives, many wondered how the scandal would affect his estranged wife Georgina Chapman and her fashion line Marchesa. Although Chapman and her co-founder Keren Craig skipped the traditional runway show to present their fall 2018 collection, at the time, Craig insisted it was business as usual. But on Tuesday, Craig announced she was leaving the brand, once a red carpet mainstay.\"While I have made the difficult decision to part ways with Marchesa, I have tremendous pride in the company, the team, and the many successes achieved,\" Craig says in a statement, Fashionista is reporting. \"Marchesa will always be the realization of a dream. Over the last 16 years, it has been the most incredible and fulfilling professional journey. I am excited to now begin exploring additional creative opportunities and to push my potential as a

7 Summer Trends To Buy From Target — All For Under $40

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When it comes to shopping, my philosophy is to splurge on classics, save on trends. And I learned that the hard way: I didn\'t do my bank account any favors by splurging on every sartorial craze to hit my Instagram feed. While I don\'t plan to totally curb my habit of buying designer items when a new trend comes along, even I\'m aware of my (credit card) limits. And that\'s where Target\'s new trending page comes in.The mass retailer is selling everything from mock croc mules and neon dresses to two-piece sets and extra oversized straw hats — all the latest style sensations at a reasonable price (under $40 to be exact). Ahead, we handpicked the 7 best under-$40 summer trends on Target \'s new trending page. Your bank account will thank us.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may

Everything We Know About Amazon Prime Day

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We\'ve been waiting for this grand shopping bonanza announcement for months. As June arrived and then marched on, we’d turn to each other at our desks, knowing that the event in question was getting closer: “When is Amazon going to announce Prime Day?” While this hallowed mid-summer sale event often falls around the same window of time every year, it doesn’t have a steady date. In fact, it’s oddly like waiting for someone to give birth. You have a vague idea of when it’s going to happen, but you never know exactly when — until you get the call. And today, we got it.In an unprecedented feat of scheduling, Amazon has announced that Prime Day 2019 will run from 12 a.m. PT on Monday, July 15 through 11:59 p.m. PT on Tuesday, July 16, meaning that it will actually last for a full 48 hours. (Since Prime Day commenced, the massive e-tailer has been slowly fudging the English-language definition of “day,” expanding the sale window from 24 hours in 2015 to 36 hours last year ?? https://www.

The Bachelorette's Luke P. Nightmare Might End Soon (Please Let It Be Soon)

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Everyone is tired of this Luke P. BS on The Bachelorette. Hannah is tired, the other contestants are tired, Chris Harrison is tired (he recently asked Hannah why she likes him so much), and the fans are tired too. When Luke goes home on The Bachelorette, expect parties to be thrown, because enough is enough already. But don\'t lose hope! There does seem to be an end in sight based on the trailers for the rest of the season.If you thought surely Luke P. slut-shaming Hannah for naked bungee jumping on June 24\'s episode would be his undoing, you\'re not alone. But, once again, Hannah gave Luke a rose. She didn\'t do it without confronting him, though. In their initial conversation, Luke said, \"I know that your body is a temple,\" and insinuated that he couldn\'t bring someone home to meet his family who naked bungee jumps with a man who is not her husband (pretty sure doing extreme sports in the nude is not part of anyone\'s bird and the bees talk, FWIW

9 Summer Date Outfits You’ll Wear On Repeat

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Everyone has that one occasion that makes getting dressed feel like an Olympic feat. For us, that event is the very first date with someone special. Whether it’s a blind date or the first time meeting your dating app crush IRL, you want to make a great impression, sartorially at least.And that\'s where Instagram comes in. Ahead, we rounded up 9 first date-worthy outfits to try courtesy of Instagram\'s most awe-inspiring feeds. Who knows? Maybe your last first date look is somewhere in the mix.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Saturday DrinksThis first date plan might seem like the easiest to dress for, but it you skew too casual, you can look like you’re just meeting friends at a bar (not great if the goal is to be, you know, more than friends). Don\'t stress though, f

Jenny Slate Says Her “Life Fell Apart” — Here’s What She Learned

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Jenny Slate has brilliantly entertained us, usually by making us laugh, on Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, web series Marcel the Shell, The Secret Life of Pets(and its sequel), Zootopia and abortion dramedy Obvious Child, among other highlights. But the actress and comedian is also a deeply contemplative seeker, a woman unafraid to share her frailties, breakdowns and breakthroughs — at least not with Refinery29’s Christene Barberich in this week’s UnStyled podcast.“The past five years of my life, from age 32 to 37, have been the best years of my life...the hardest years I\'ve had so far,” Jenny tells Christene. “I had a lot of disruption in my personal life.” Some of that disruption included her divorce from editor-director Dean Fleischer-Camp, which was followed by a high-profile relationship and breakup with Avengers’ Chris Evans.In the aftermath, Jenny realized, “I really needed to figure out what I thought about myself when a man was not defining that f https://www.r

All The BET Awards Red Carpet Looks That Made Us Do A Double Take

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The BET Awards red carpet always delivers some of the most memorable looks of the summer. This year, actress Regina Hall is handling hosting duties for the annual event, which brings together some of our favorite celebs to honor Black excellence across pop culture and entertainment. And the roster of performers and presenters at this year’s awards show is pretty major. Cardi B, Migos, Meek Mill, H.E.R., Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Jeremih, Fantasia, and many, many others are all slated to take the stage.Now in its 19th year, the dress code at the BET Awards is typically more adventurous and playful than other awards shows. And sure enough, this year’s luminaries did not disappoint. We saw a lot of vibrant color, bold patterns, and daring silhouettes. Take, for example, superstar-in-the-making Lizzo, who\'s never one to shy away from making a major fashion statement. She stepped out in a head-to-toe woodgrain outfit that was topped off with an oversized beret and exaggerated ruffle sleeves. A

Cardi B’s BET Awards Look Deserves All The Press

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You can\'t deny Cardi B \'s fashion influence: just look at her first Billboard number one hit \"Bodak Yellow\" for proof. In the song, she famously name checks Christian Louboutin heels, or \"bloody shoes\" as she called them, and the designer saw a 217 percent search increase according to Business of Fashion. And her style prowess goes way beyond name dropping brands on records. With her memorable red carpet appearances and numerous fashion magazine covers, she\'s earned a permanent spot on every best-dressed list. Styled by Kollin Carter, who dresses the rapper in everything from archival Mugler to her own wildly successful Fashion Nova line, Cardi has been making the rounds with each outfit better than the last. Whether its a court appearance or a red carpet, every outing is an opportunity for the paparazzi to catch her fly.As Kollin told WWD last year, it\'s really important for Cardi to be an example to young girls that you don\'t have to b

These Are The Best Sales Of The Week, According To Our Shopping Editors

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When you’ve got a shopping habit like ours — make that a shopping job — you find yourself saving more pieces to a wish list that seems to know no limits. And while we’ll certainly pay full price for the goods we really want (see our series The Sell-Out for the things that cannot be slept on), the siren call of a short-lived sale paired with clearance tab treasure hunting is what really gets our blood pumping here on the R29 Shopping Team.We see so much good stuff on sale, in fact; that we just had to start sharing it with you. Welcome to The Score, our new home for the best marked-down goods from all of our most-browsed shopping destinations. Anytime we hear about a special promotion or one-off deal, we’ll add it to this page — the good stuff only. So if you’re a deal-hunter like us, bookmark this post and check back often, because as all savvy shoppers know, the best sales don’t last long.You can consider this roundup your best source for finding the deepest discounts https://www.refi

Refinery29 & Kate Spade’s Pilot Season: Red Tent by Anna Kerrigan

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Kate Spade: Red TentChristina Lopez, a talented aerialist, gets her dream job: a spot in the prestigious Brooklyn-based nontraditional circus troupe Red Tent.Anna Kerrigan is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker. Her short film Hot Seat and web-series The Chances both premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, while her Gotham-nominated digital series The Impossibilities is a Vimeo Staff Pick and was licensed by Studio Plus (Canal) for international distribution.About Pilot Season:Refinery29 and Kate Spade introduce Pilot Season, a program created to cultivate the next generation of female voices through visually arresting, innovative sixty second stories. The pilots feature women and narratives that define what it means to be the heroine of one’s own story. Bold, empowering, and styled with Kate Spade’s 2019 summer collection, Pilot Season celebrates the ways in which we can all be in the driver’s seat of our own life story.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right https:

Refinery29 & Kate Spade’s Pilot Season: H-e-a-t-h-e-r By Kylah Benes-Trapp & Francesca Mirabella

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Kate Spade: HeatherHeather, a young, racially ambiguous artist struggling to find success, confronts questions of identity, race, and class when she begrudgingly becomes a part-time babysitter to make ends meet.Francesca Mirabella’s short films have screened at numerous festivals including The Atlanta Film Festival and The Palm Beach International Film Festival. She was singularly nominated out of her NYU Tisch Graduate Film class at NYU Tisch for a Princess Grace Award.Kylah Benes-Trapp is a visual artist who works across the mediums of illustration, photography, and collage animation. Her first short film was selected to participate in the 2018 Tribeca Film Institute \"Through Her Lens\" women\'s filmmaker program.About Pilot Season:Refinery29 and Kate Spade introduce Pilot Season, a program created to cultivate the next generation of female voices through visually arresting, innovative sixty second stories. The pilots feature women and narratives that define what it me

Refinery29 & Kate Spade’s Pilot Season: The Coat Check Danielle Kampf

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Kate Spade: Coat Check BTS Carmen works a coat check at an upscale NYC restaurant. Strange social encounters and the discoveries of people’s secrets ensue as she guards their coats and personal belongings for a night.Danielle Kampf is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her thesis film, Presentation, made its world premiere at HollyShorts Film Festival and is now available to watch on Short of the Week.About Pilot Season:Refinery29 and Kate Spade introduce Pilot Season, a program created to cultivate the next generation of female voices through visually arresting, innovative sixty second stories. The pilots feature women and narratives that define what it means to be the heroine of one’s own story. Bold, empowering, and styled with Kate Spade’s 2019 summer collection, Pilot Season celebrates the ways in which we can all be in the driver’s seat of our own life story.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Refiner https://w

I Saved Up For This Dress For A Whole Year & Now I Want It In Every Color

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Welcome to I Actually Bought This, a series where we share our online-shopping successes of personally carted and coveted goods. Seriously — we have the receipts. Discover the IRL buys that surprised career product-hunters in our quests for the ultimate score.I’ve enjoyed shopping and the process of piecing together an outfit for as long as I can remember. For most of my 26 years, I’ve gotten a sort of thrill from adding just the right shoes or earrings to c omplete a look. Once everything falls into place, I can head out the door, confident. I can’t recall many times in my life where I had an special event or a date and I didn’t get excited about the prospect of finding something to wear and styling it – that is, until I was plus size. When I graduated college and my usual 10 or 12 dress size slowly changed to a 14 or 16, shopping suddenly produced moments of dread more than it did excitement. I would scroll through Instagram and be immediately enamored with a piece of clo https://www

All The BET Awards Red Carpet Looks That Made Us Do A Double Take

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The BET Awards red carpet always delivers some of the most memorable looks of the summer. This year, actress Regina Hall is handling hosting duties for the annual event, which brings together some of our favorite celebs to honor Black excellence across pop culture and entertainment. And the roster of performers and presenters at this year’s awards show is pretty major. Cardi B, Migos, Meek Mill, H.E.R., Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Jeremih, Fantasia, and many, many others are all slated to take the stage.Now in its 19th year, the dress code at the BET Awards is typically more adventurous and playful than other awards shows. And sure enough, this year’s luminaries did not disappoint. We saw a lot of vibrant color, bold patterns, and daring silhouettes. Take, for example, superstar-in-the-making Lizzo, who\'s never one to shy away from making a major fashion statement. She stepped out in a head-to-toe woodgrain outfit that was topped off with an oversized beret and exaggerated ruffle sleeves. A

Rihanna, Queen Of Inclusivity, Debuted Body Diverse Mannequins At Her Fenty Pop-Up

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Rihanna is continuing to shake up the fashion and beauty industry with her Fenty releases. First, she gave us 40 foundation shades for every skin color and we died. Then, she gave us a plus-size-inclusive lingerie line and we died all over again.Now she’s giving us diverse mannequins and, basically, I don’t know how anyone has edges anymore.Rihanna debuted a new line of clothing called 6-19 on June 18 at her Fenty NYC pop-up, and chose to display the clothes on a group of size diverse mannequins. Specifically, the company used a mannequin with a full figure that had hip dips and a belly pouch. In response, many Rihanna fans thanked the Fenty brand for allowing them to see themselves in what is otherwise a world of skinny mannequins that perpetuate archaic beauty standards.“We have our fit models, which is the standard size from factories, you just get your samples made in one size. But then, I want to see it on my body, I want to see it on a curvy girl with thighs and a little bi https

Rihanna, Queen Of Inclusivity, Debuted Body Diverse Mannequins At Her Fenty Pop-Up

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Rihanna is continuing to shake up the fashion and beauty industry with her Fenty releases. First, she gave us 40 foundation shades for every skin color and we died. Then, she gave us a plus-size-inclusive lingerie line and we died all over again.Now she’s giving us diverse mannequins and, basically, I don’t know how anyone has edges anymore.Rihanna debuted a new line of clothing called 6-19 on June 18 at her Fenty NYC pop-up, and chose to display the clothes on a group of size diverse mannequins. Specifically, the company used a mannequin with a full figure that had hip dips and a belly pouch. In response, many Rihanna fans thanked the Fenty brand for allowing them to see themselves in what is otherwise a world of skinny mannequins that perpetuate archaic beauty standards.“We have our fit models, which is the standard size from factories, you just get your samples made in one size. But then, I want to see it on my body, I want to see it on a curvy girl with thighs and a little bi https

This Limited Edition Susan Alexandra x Warby Parker Beaded Bag Won't Last Long

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Calling all beaded bag stans: your favorite accessory is getting a makeover this summer, courtesy of Susan Alexandra. By now, you\'ve probably already heard the brand\'s origin story. Inspired by the handmade trinkets that line Chinatown storefronts, Alexandra asked shop owner Lisa Deng to create a bag just for her. Now, with Deng as her head of production, Susan Alexandra\'s beaded bags are sold in more than 30 stores around the world, from Shopbop to Opening Ceremony to Need Supply. And her business continues to grow.This week, the beloved bag designer launched a partnership with eyewear brand Warby Parker. For the collaboration, Susan designed a Warby Parker blue cross body bag, created specifically to tote your sunglasses in. Designed after the brand\'s makeshift mascot, the blue-footed booby, the rectangular mini tote uses over 1,000 beads and took 10 hours to create. \"I love the challenge of adopting my vision and aesthetic to different projects,\" Susa

This Limited Edition Susan Alexandra x Warby Parker Beaded Bag Won't Last Long

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Calling all beaded bag stans: your favorite accessory is getting a makeover this summer, courtesy of Susan Alexandra. By now, you\'ve probably already heard the brand\'s origin story. Inspired by the handmade trinkets that line Chinatown storefronts, Alexandra asked shop owner Lisa Deng to create a bag just for her. Now, with Deng as her head of production, Susan Alexandra\'s beaded bags are sold in more than 30 stores around the world, from Shopbop to Opening Ceremony to Need Supply. And her business continues to grow.This week, the beloved bag designer launched a partnership with eyewear brand Warby Parker. For the collaboration, Susan designed a Warby Parker blue cross body bag, created specifically to tote your sunglasses in. Designed after the brand\'s makeshift mascot, the blue-footed booby, the rectangular mini tote uses over 1,000 beads and took 10 hours to create. \"I love the challenge of adopting my vision and aesthetic to different projects,\" Susa

18 Palazzo Pants For The Easiest, Breeziest, Pantalooniest Summer

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TBH, the palazzo pant is one of our favorite summer silhouettes. We’re devoted trouser-ites here on the Shopping team, and while we certainly love the odd short or two, there’s nothing breezier than a pair of wide-legged pants that give your stems plenty of room to breathe while shielding them from the sun’s powerful rays. So you better believe that at this very moment, we’re adding at least one of these classic, jet-setting bottoms to our carts, in preparation for the sweltering days ahead.While roomy pants come in many iterations these days, we’re suckers for the traditional high-waisted styling and and the full, elongated leg of the palazzo. (Don’t get these confused with culottes or gauchos, which are cropped well above the ankle, or with bell-bottoms, which flare out only from the knee.) Often accented with menswear-inspired pleats or a paperbag waist, today’s palazzos come in too many eye-catching colors and prints to narrow down, so expect a veritable rainbow of op https://www.r