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Real College Students Share What To Splurge & What To Go Cheap On

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Back in the day, college newbies relied on good old word of mouth (or guessing) when figuring out what the hell to bring with them for their very first year. And now, even with the power of Google to solve just about any packing dilemma, vetted advice from veteran students is still tough to top. Our shopping solution? Combine the two.We polled real college students to create a virtual shopping list filled with the first-hand products they found worthy of splurging or saving on. Some are still enrolled, some are recent grads, and all are experienced packers when it comes to campus lifestyle essentials. Ahead, find this good old word-of-mouth guide filled with the dorm goods, tech gadgets, and fashion accessories worth investing in (or not) for during your next four years and counting.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. All product details reflect the pric ht

R29's Ultimate A-To-Z Fall Shopping Guide

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All summer long, we\'ve let the warm weather dictate what we\'re going to wear. Breezy skirts, linen tops, strappy sandals, every piece served one purpose: to keep us from melting in the blazing heat.Now that Fall — AKA the season of anything-goes fashion — is in our midst, we\'re finally free to style ourselves with abandon. Add to that the fact that fall brings hundreds of ~fresh~ new collections, and you\'ve got all the inspo you need for a wardrobe of your choosing.With all that being said, an endless treasure trove of Fall fashion can be tricky to navigate. To ensure that you get the most out of the season, we\'re breaking down today\'s top trends, from A to Z, and shopping out all 26 of them.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.AsymmetryFrom patchwork de

29 Under-$125 Dresses To Show Off In

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Just because summer is coming to a close doesn’t mean you have to stop buying dresses. There’s still plenty of warm weather and vacation on the horizon, and even though your summer Fridays are almost done-zo, the temps are likely to stay high for at least another two months. And don’t forget all the September weddings you’ll be invited to — you may forget that it’s technically fall at that next outdoor shindig.But, because you won’t get too much more wear out of those skin-baring frocks, you need to be more economical than ever when it comes to your dressing expeditures. For most of us, that designer-made, upper-hundreds frock is more #budgetgoals than reality right now, so we dug deep and found some lovely ones that will leave room on the balance sheet for the Airbnb deposit and/or chipping in for that case of rosé. Ahead, find the season\'s best dresses that look like a million bucks, but actually ring in under $125.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this https://www.

Kate Middleton’s Giving Her Wardrobe The Modern Upgrade We've Been Waiting For

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While Meghan Markle uses fashion to cause a stir within Buckingham Palace, her sister-in-law is pretty good at doing the exact opposite. Between Kate Middleton ’s ubiquitous A-line dresses and designer coats, seldom do we see her take sartorial risks. Of course, with a closet full of Alexander McQueen dresses and Gianvito Rossi pumps, why would she?From time to time though, the future Queen Consort of England surprises us by showing up in something a little less royal and a little more, well, her. There was the scandalous off-the-shoulder dress she wore to the Addiction Awareness Week kick-off dinner, the under-$70 sneakers she wore while strolling through the flower show, and don\'t even get us started on the cult-favorite Castañer espadrilles she can\'t seem to stop repeating. Suffice to say, we\'re in full support of Kate Middleton\'s recent risk-taking in the style department.So to grant the Duchess of Cambridge our official stamp of approval, we rounded up her all-

We Found The Most Bookmark-Worthy Vintage Sellers On eBay

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Here on the Shopping team, we’ve been using eBay to source secondhand and vintage clothing since Web 1.0 (OK, if not the beginnings of the internet at least the early years of online shopping). There’s very little that can’t be had on the massive marketplace, and we’ve indulged many throwback whims with the help of eBay’s super-granular search tools — just ask our EIC Christene Barberich how she hacks the site with cleverly specific search terms. However, a lot has changed since our days of vintage-hunting infancy: eBay is now in the business of selling absolutely everything, and secondhand merchandise is only a small fraction of offerings that include Apple products, premium household appliances, and brand-new designer finds.Despite its foray into omni-retail-dom, we still use the site anytime we have an itch for vintage sterling silver jewelry, a pair of perfectly broken-in Levi’s, or a Batsheva-style prairie dress of the OG variety. And while we’re often hot on the t https://www.ref

At Copenhagen Fashion Week, Ganni Goes Back To The Heart Of The Brand’s DNA

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Your favorite Instagram influencer \'s favorite brand Ganni just celebrate a major milestone with its spring 2020 collection at Copenhagen Fashion Week. Since husband and wife duo Ditte Reffstrup (creative director) and Nicolaj Reffstrup (CEO) took over the label in 2009, the Scandinavian brand has steadily climbed to It girl status. Ganni is often considered the highlight of Copenhagen Fashion Week and its latest runway show was no exception.“This collection feels personal. It always does, but maybe this one feels different because it marks 10 years of GANNI for Nicolaj and me,\" Ditte said in a press release. \"It means so much to see how women all over the world connect to what we do. I don’t think we ever really dared to believe it would come this far, expanding globally with stores opening in the US and everywhere. So I’ve been thinking a lot about the core of Ganni. Not in a branding way, but about why we started – the heart of it. In the studio, they’ve been joking

Where To Shop For Every Dorm And College Apartment Essential

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These lazy summer mornings and long evenings are diminishing towards the upcoming fall grind. But, there’s one silver lining we can all savor: back-to-school shopping. The back-to-school supply buzz of color-coordinated pens to organizational planners has grown with us — and with bedding, bath, and decor items joining the mix for college, finding stores to cover it all is key.Ahead, we rounded up the back-to-college shopping destinations that encompass multiple categories, styles, and price points. Scroll on to discover out the sites that can do everything from helping redecorate dorm rooms to adding new looks to wardrobe rotations, stocking up on stationary essentials, and more.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. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 https:

These Back-To-School Sales Are Helping Us Forget That Summer’s Almost Over

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We know it’s tempting to do the “I’m not listening,” fingers-in-ears dance upon seeing this headline. Hey, we sympathize — we don’t want summer to be over, either. We’re not done taking half-days on Friday, spending long weekends in the sun, and eating every possible meal outside. And while we still have a good 25 days until Labor Day to indulge in these kinds of activities, your favorite stores are already plotting for the next big shopping season: back to school.Whether or not you’re actually returning to school, there’s no denying that the lazy pace of summer ramps up come September, while the temperature simultaneously shimmies down, making the act of shopping for a new laptop, warm comforter, or cozy sweater something of a necessity. Luckily, retailers know this, and they’re softening the blow somewhat with a plethora of back-to-school sales — which we naturally had to round up for you here. So if you take a break from tanning, hiking, or grilling in the ne https://www.refinery29.

6 Denim Trends That Are Going To Be Huge Come 2020

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Finding a pair of jeans that fit you and your body just right is one of fashion\'s biggest conundrums. Either there\'s a gap in the waist, the thighs are too tight, or the wash isn\'t quite worn enough for your liking. Thankfully, with all the new denim trends coming in, you\'re bound to find something that works perfectly for you.While the denim market is notoriously cyclical, designers surprised us this year with a ~fresh~ crop of baby blues that totally go against the grain. From asymmetric jeans worn by the one and only Celine Dion to the 2020 version of JNCO jeans, this season\'s denim is a breath of fresh air. Ahead, shop the 6 denim trends we\'re betting big on for fall.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.AsymmetryAsymmetrical hemlines are trending in

This Designer Home Pattern Is The New Polka Dot

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Paint-splattered, speckled, flecked, chipped, if leopard print and confetti had a baby, whatever you want to call it, it descends from terrazzo. This centuries-old pattern traces back to Italy where it was used in the flooring technique of bonding unused marble scraps on wet clay or cement bases for a fragmented finish. But today, it\'s a lot more than a leftover design decision. Transitioning from humble roots as an economical solution, terrazzo ascended to designer home decor trend status — and now, it\'s everywhere.Take a look around: Terrazzo is on that bar of soap in your trendy friend\'s bathroom; it\'s on your new summer swimsuit; it\'s even on your favorite bronzer palette. The subtly stylish, multicolored pattern\'s crept up into a mainstream shopping movement — featured on the must-have merch of popular brands from Madewell to CALPAK. So, we can\'t help but wonder, is Terrazzo the new polka dot?Ahead, find 29 terrazzo-fied goods that we had the tim

Float Into Fall With A Dress From Reformation’s Summer Sale

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While Reformation sells the full suite of wardrobe staples — tops, bottoms, denim, shoes, and even like-minded brands like Girlfriend Collective and Patagonia — it’s probably their flowing, plunging, gam-exposing frocks that have gotten them the most recognition since their launch in 2009. No one does a bohemian-flavored wrap dress or figure-hugging mini quite like this sustainable, Los Angeles-based brand, and they’ve long been our gown go-to every time we get a Save The Date for a wedding, milestone birthday party, bachelorette, first date, meet-the-parents dinner, or, just about anything where we want to look cute.So of course, when Reformation announced that their much-anticipated summer sale would be starting today, we made a beeline for the dress section. While we may add a top or jean (or two) to our carts, we know we’re going to get the most mileage out of a garment that has us covered for a night out in all of five seconds. So whether you need to outfit yourself on t https://w

Reformation's Annual Summer Sale Is Here — & These Are The 20 Items You Need To Shop

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There\'s only so much sale shopping we can do before it gets old. All summer long, we\'ve been on the hunt for low prices on everything from cowboy boots and poofy dresses to little white tops and strappy sandals. But after Memorial Day sales, mid-summer sales, Prime Day and more, it\'s safe to say that we, as shoppers, are all saled out. With that said, there\'s only one sale that could pull us out of our self-imposed hiatus: Reformation.Reformation\'s long-awaited summer sale is finally here. Starting today, our go-to brand for sustainable denim and wedding guest dresses is marking down select merchandise by up to 40%. Think under-$150 plus-size mini dresses, $90 vintage- looking jeans, and bodysuits for less than $40. So, before you let sale burnout keep you from nabbing one hell of a deal, shop all our favorite picks ahead.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curat

45 Can't-Miss Amazon Fashion Deals To Shop This Week

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Despite being the biggest e-tailer known to man (with something like 300 million users), Amazon isn\'t exactly easy to navigate. Anyone who\'s spent hours scouring pages of padded headbands can attest to that. We get it, there\'s no simple way to organize 3 billion products on a single website. But c\'mon, Bezos. Help a girl (and her search for the perfect $3 headband) out.Since we might be waiting a while for the tech team over at Amazon to solve our shopping woes, a temporary solution will have to do — that solution being me scrolling through a blinding number of product pages until I find a treasure trove of stylish, affordable gems. Ahead, check out 45 of this season\'s biggest trends, from rhinestone hair clips to the under-$30 version of that leopard print skirt, that you can score on Amazon for next to nothing.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

The Best Transitional Style Basics To Buy Now

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We don\'t follow trends because we need to, we follow trends because we want to. Discovering new colors, patterns, and silhouettes — from season to season, on runways or in our favorite brand-name stores — thrills us. But, ultimately, it\'s the transitional wardrobe anchor-pieces that win our full style attention. From the perfect white T-shirt to boots that were made for walking and classic blazers, these go-to staples are reliable, versatile, and timeless. Yet, they aren\'t always the easiest to shop for.Instead of buying six tees, three slouchy sweaters, and two pairs of \"mom\" jeans before finding the right fit, consult our already vetted best-basics guide first. We sorted by top-rated products, waded through extensive comment sections, analyzed enthusiastic customer reviews, and even grilled our R29 team to curate the anchor-pieces that truly make the style-staple cut ahead. Your search ends now.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelmin

Kylie Jenner Was Seen With A White Wedding Gown — & You Can Get One Just Like It

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This has been a great summer for celebrity wedding looks. Sophie Turner wore a silk jumpsuit to elope with Joe Jonas eloping in Vegas, and then a classic gown for their second wedding in Paris. Zoe Kravitz singlehandedly made bridal bike shorts a thing, layering them under a sheer dress for her wedding rehearsal dinner. It\'s clear that Hollywood’s elite are taking wedding fashion very seriously at the moment. And we have some thoughts on who may be next: Kylie Jenner.To celebrate her 22nd birthday, Kylie Jenner planned a Kardashian-grade bash on a $1.2 million yacht in Italy, according to TMZ. Prior to take off (on a v casual PJ), Jenner and Scott were spotted with two very interesting packages among the rest of their luggage. Not only was there a black garment bag carried in by the flight crew (a tux perhaps?), but with it was a Saks Fifth Avenue garment bag protecting a very feathered, very white gown. Despite most of the dress being concealed, we couldn\'t help but notice t

Fashion Nova Just Introduced A New Line Of Size-Inclusive Denim

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“I could buy designer, but this Fashion Nova fit all that ass,” Belicalis Almanzar rapped on the song “She Bad” off her debut album Invasion of Privacy. It\'s no surprise that the rapper shouted out the Instagram-friendly fast-fashion brand: Not only did she flaunt the label in her the “Bartier Cardi” music video, but she constantly shows Fashion Nova love, wearing many of its pieces, including a pair of jeans shorts she styled with an Altuzarra jacket at her album release party last year. Knowing her love for all things FN, it\'s only a matter of time before Cardi is spotted in the brand\'s latest denim launch.On Monday, the retailer introduced its new 24/7 denim line. “No two bodies (or booties) are alike, we get that,” the brand said in a press release. “You need more than basic denim & stitches. We’ve sourced the best fabrics that blend superior stretch & softness — while lifting and sculpting — to fit your true form: Super stretch, comfort stretch, super soft,

Gabi Gregg Gets Her Power From Being Authentically Herself

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Gabi Gregg, more commonly referred to by her Instagram handle, @gabifresh, is a body positive activist, designer, and style influencer. She\'s known for creating sell-out collections for her legion of adoring fans (712k followers on Instagram alone), including her sexy lingerie line for Playful Promises and edgy swimwear collection for Swimsuits4All. Gabi is also considered a pioneer in the plus-size RTW space, collaborating with Nicolette Mason on the beloved former clothing brand, Premme. After launching her lifestyle blog in 2008, she quickly gained notoriety for disrupting myths about how plus-size women should dress. On every platform, from the Today show to her Instagram account, Gabi proclaimed that bikinis, mini skirts, and crop tops aren\'t just for skinny shoppers; people of all sizes should be able to participate in fashion. Years later, the retail industry is finally following her lead. Here\'s what makes her feel powerful...I feel most powerful when...I\'m

Barneys New York Has Filed For Bankruptcy

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Prepare yourself accordingly: Your heart may just break over this latest bit of retail news. In July, Business of Fashion reported Barneys New York, one of Manhattan\'s most iconic department stores, could be preparing to file for bankruptcy. According to BoF, Barneys is struggling with high rents and changing consumer tastes. Not to mention Barneys has failed to adapt to the changing landscape of retail, racially profiling Black customers and carrying limited sizes despite 67% of women in the U.S. wearing a size 14 or larger. Presently, Barneys has 28 locations, including stores in Beverly Hills, California; Chicago; Seattle; Boston; San Francisco; and Las Vegas.On Tuesday, the retailer officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Barneys New York issued the following statement:“For more than 90 years, Barneys New York has been an iconic luxury specialty retailer, renowned for its edit, strong point of view, creativity and representation of the world’s best designers and

Yara Shahidi & Indya Moore Reimagine Shakespeare’s Juliet In The 2020 Pirelli Calendar

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Every year, we wait with bated breath for the Pirelli Calendar to reveal its latest theme. On Sunday, Pirelli revealed the photographer behind the 2020 edition, along with its creative direction. Paolo Roversi photographed eight celebs who are, according to the calendar, “suited to playing the Shakespearian character today.” The theme of the 2020 Pirelli Calendar is “Looking for Juliet.”Photo: Courtesy of The Pirelli Calendar“Eight [stars] that all embody a concept of love and who, because of the roles they have performed and the lives they have lived, could easily play the part of a modern Juliet,” a website for the calendar reads. The featured talent includes actress Emma Watson, actress Claire Foy, actor and model Indya Moore, Catalan singer Rosalia, Chinese pop star Chris Lee, actress Kristen Stewart, actress Mia Goth, and actress Yara Shahidi.Photo: Courtesy of The Pirelli CalendarShahidi, who is a vocal activist and the star of Grown-ish, was a choice for the modern d https://www

First Day Of School Outfits, Solved — All Thanks To Instagram

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Now that August has officially begun, the heavy feeling attached to back to school season is starting to creep back in. After two months of lounging by the beach, it\'s time to get out of that summer mindset and start to prepare for student life again. The bright side? Your first day of school is the perfect opportunity to show off an A+ outfit.With just two weeks left until school starts, it\'s time to start thinking about what you want to wear. To ensure that no pre-back to school bullet points are left unchecked, we took to Instagram to find first day of school outfit inspiration that\'s sure to win you that coveted best-dressed title in the yearbook.Get back into the school spirit by clicking through the 23 BTS-inspired looks.Gym class on the bottom, business class on top.Fast Times High Vibes at Ridgemont HighThe only thing more synonymous with back-to-school season than plaid is a freshly sharpened pencil.Tired of lugging around a ratty ol\' backpack? Swap yours o

Supermodel Iman Will Receive The Franca Sozzani Award in Venice

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The night before the Venice International Film Festival begins, the fashion industry will honor iconic supermodel Iman with the Franca Sozzani Award, WWD is reporting. The award honors women for their artistic careers as well as their social commitment. Sozzani\'s family established the award after her death from a rare form of cancer in 2016. Julianne Moore was the first to get it and then Salma Hayek. Iman will be honored at Sozzani\'s favorite restaurant, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Italy on August 27.“Iman’s work has disrupted the fashion industry in a way similar to Franca’s: bold, innovative and inclusive,” tells Carrozzini WWD. “Using her platform to the best of its potential, Iman’s work from lobbying the CFDA for an increase of diversity on the runway to impactful humanitarian work, displays her true passion and focus. We are truly honored for her to accept the Franca Sozzani Award.” In addition to celebrating Iman, the award also marks the beginning of T htt

Refinery29 Readers Confess Their Amazon Hidden Gems

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Amazon is essentially an IRL version of Ariel\'s treasure trove, famously detailed in her The Little Mermaid number, \"Part Of Your World.\" Only instead of a cavernous hole 1000 leagues under the sea, all that \"neat\" stuff is housed on digital shelves across the web. And, instead of useless, \"whozits,\" \"whatzits,\" and, \"thingamabobs,\" Amazon\'s best booty is a collection of secret weapon stuff that we never knew we needed and now we that we have it, simply can\'t live without — a collection we\'ve come to call, the hidden gems.Since this particular online product ocean runs deep, we decided to poll an in-the-know pool of online-shopping mermaids across the country for their absolute favorite buys. From fashion to tech, beauty, travel, home decor, and health and wellness, the hidden gems\' list ahead covers products so unique that you may be entirely surprised to find they were snagged off Amazon. Scroll on t

R29 Editors Dish Out Their Most Comfortable Underwear Picks, In Honor Of National Underwear Day

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Fact: There\'s no item more important in your closet than underwear. After all, we wear it every. single. day. And while the fancy lingerie that we pull out every couple of weeks months holds a special place in our hearts, it\'s the everyday go-tos that really deserve our praise.With today being National Underwear Day and all, we thought we\'d use the so-called holiday to find out which brand really warrants a lifelong commitment. We scoured Refinery29\'s New York office, asking real women about what they look for in a comfy pair of underwear. From thongs vs. boyshorts to Hanky Panky vs. Aerie, see what your favorite R29 staffers have to say about undies and shop their end-all-be-all pairs in the slideshow 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.Eliza Huber, Fashio

Stephanie Danler On Writing The Intensely Personal Followup To Sweetbitter

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No pressure. Stephanie Danler’ s debut novel, Sweetbitter, was an international bestseller and the basis for an acclaimed series — she’s the creator, executive producer and writer — currently wrapping up its second season on STARZ. Now, she’s working on the follow-up to that phenomenon.“I still don’t have my sound bites for it,” Danler cautions Christene Barberich, Refinery29’s global editor-in-chief and cofounder, on this week’s UnStyled podcast. But the new tome, a collection of “autobiographical essays,” is definitely thousands of miles away from the quasi-fictional Manhattan restaurant world of Sweetbitter, inspired by Danler’s earlier professional life. It’s also been much more personal, even painful, for Danler to put these words down on the page.“I moved back to California in 2015, which is where I’m from,” she explains. Back home, Danler decided to confront her difficult family origins. “I\'d worked with people for a decade who didn’t know a https://www.refinery29.com/en-us

Stassi Schroeder’s Engagement Ring Is Next Level Basic – & We Can’t Stop Looking At It

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No two brides are exactly alike. There are the Carolyn Bessette-Kennedys of the world, donning the most elegant of slip dresses for their walk down the aisle; the Kim Kardashians, whose lavish weddings are designed to break the Internet; or the Beyoncés who don\'t even leave their home when they get hitched — and the list goes on and on. But no matter what kind of bride you are, if you want the best chance of not regretting your wedding details, we suggest keeping things simple — no matter what the planner tries to trick you into paying for.Same goes for your ring. Sure, when Scarlett Johansson first flashed her unique brown diamond, or Katy Perry debuted a flower-shaped engagement ring, we got a little carried away with excitement. But once the dust settles, it\'s always the classics that we find ourselves favoring time after time. Which, apparently, is exactly what Vanderpump Rules leading lady, Stassi Schroeder \'s boyfriend fiancé, Beau Clark, was thinking when he dropp

These Are The 21 Styles That Are Selling Most On ASOS

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When it comes to shopping, there are two routes you can take: investing in wardrobe staples or indulging in trends. Both have their obvious upsides, but only one can be done on a regular basis (well, for most of us, at least). And while we\'d love to buy up all the trends of the moment, rarely can we keep up without spending way too much of our heard-earned cash. That\'s where ASOS comes in.The UK-based e-tailer has just about everything that a girl could need: size inclusivity, up-to-date trends, and an affordable price point. But if we had to identify one ASOS-induced stressor, it\'d be the sheer number of options. In the \'New In\' section alone, there\'s a whopping 1,586 pieces to choose from — and that\'s just the women\'s department. So to help make sure that you\'re getting your fix of leopard print skirts, cowboy boots and puff-sleeve dresses, we\'re going straight to the source and sharing all the pieces that are selling most on the site

Our Top Secret Hack For Shopping At H&M, Revealed

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Between their designer collaborations, studio collections and conscious exclusive drops, navigating HM.com is anything but easy. Fortunately for us, the beloved fast fashion brand has created a solution: the Trends page.Hidden in the \'Shop by Concept\' area of the website\'s main menu, this under-the-radar shopping tool is designed to take the stress out of sorting through all 9,331 options on the brand\'s site. The trend section includes only the most of-the-moment styles, from Jacquemus-inspired mini dresses to KKW-approved bike shorts.To get you started, we handpicked 36 of our favorite items from the trend section and loaded them up in the slideshow 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 Ar

A Karl Lagerfeld Exhibition Will (Maybe, Probably) Happen At The Met

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Andrew Bolton, the Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute, is gearing up for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York\'s future exhibitions, and one designer in particular is reportedly in the lead for a retrospective in 2022.On Thursday, WWD reported Karl Lagerfeld could be the focus of such an exhibition. Given Lagerfeld\'s almost seven-decade career that touched fashion, interior design, photography, and more, the Costume Institute would not have a shortage of material to choose from for the exhibition. That, and Chanel was the subject of a major exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2005.Best known for his signature outfit of a black suit, high collars, dark sunglasses and a white slicked back ponytail, Lagerfeld was consistently outspoken — sharing his wit and singular opinions in many memorable interviews over the years.In February, Lagerfeld died in Paris at the age of 85. The revered designer was a rare industry mainstay — serving as Chanel\'

The Best Under-$150 Buys Of The Month

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With every new season comes a new crop of eye candy to shop for. But navigating the new arrivals section can feel daunting: With the overload of emerging trends, we tend to shop with eyes bigger than our wallet. It\'s easy to get caught up adding everything you see to cart, only to have a small cry when the price on your checkout page lists too many zeros.To offer a helping hand, every month, we\'ll be breaking down the best items in the market that you can buy for under-$150. Think of our curated shopping guide as an easy way to keep you in the know, without the need for a splurge. From discounted summer buys to beach-ready must-packs, you\'ll be able to give your closet a mini boost on the cheap. Click on — these summer collections are calling your name.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

Stay In School (So You Can Use All These Student Discounts)

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Sure, we all know the benefits of a college education: the networking and job opportunities; the ability to test-drive a life of total independence; the knowledge; etc. And whether you’re in the throes of an undergrad education or you\'re in the midst of your masters and matriculated prior to the introduction of the mobile phone, your college years no doubt have an influence on your life’s trajectory. Lest we not overlook one slight but no less life-enhancing benefit of the collegiate lifestyle: the ever-present student discount.With a new school year soon to commence and fall shopping very much on our collective brains, we decided it was a better time than ever to compile a list of retailers that offer well-deserved savings to those of you who are hitting the books hard (and in a few instances, those of you who enforce said book-hitting — i.e., teachers). Click through to check out the retailers that specialize in fashion, beauty, home goods, tech, and more who will offer you co h

The Ariana Grande x H&M Merch Line Puts Her Best Lyrics On Graphic Tees

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Ariana Grande fans, it’s time to rejoice because she just dropped a brand new merch line in collaboration with H&M. As we all know, H&M is an expert at producing epic fashion collabs — take, for example, its latest Stranger Things collection — so it’s no surprise that the retailer has delivered some pieces that every Ari fan is going to want ASAP. There’s something for everyone, from bodysuits with the iconic “thank u, next” lyrics printed in front, to cotton candy pink T-shirts instructing anyone you see on the street to break up with their girlfriend, to a tee making fun of the popular \"And what about it?\" meme.The whole merch line is definitely peak Ariana, and it couldn’t have come at a better time with her currently being on the road for her Sweetener world tour. At a recent stop in Pittsburgh — the hometown of her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller — fans noticed that she appeared visibly emotional, fighting back tears during her performance.Undoubtedly, the superst

I Tried This Cult Favorite Swimsuit As A Plus Size Person & Here's What I Thought

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The first time I saw Summersalt’s colorblocked, one-shoulder Sidestroke swimsuit I was intrigued. And then I saw it again...and again, and again. Seemingly overnight, the multi-colored swimsuit was everywhere. I finally went on the brand’s website to check out the suits, only to be disappointed that they didn’t quite make my size. Now, a year later, the brand has more inclusive sizing, with some suits going up to size 24. Not all of Summersalt’s pieces are available up to a size 24 (admittedly a bummer), though 18 of their pieces from swimsuits to travelwear do extend past size 14. However, the cult favorite, one-shoulder \"Sidestroke\" suit is luckily now available up to a size 24. Wanting to see if the one piece really did live up to the hype, I recently ordered my own Summersalt suit in a size 16 and put it to the test.Talk to anyone who’s taken the Summersalt Sidestroke suit for a test run, and the most common compliment you’ll hear is that it’s supportive. If you’re http

Target Is Opening Up The Archives — & Celebrating 20 Years Of Designer Collaborations

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In 1999, Target introduced its first fashion designer partnership with Isaac Mizrahi, kicking off the hysteria that would become 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.To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its first design partnership and the 175 that followed, Target is opening up the archives for a limited-edition collection with 300 pieces from 20 of its past designers. The limited-edition collection spans apparel, accessories, home décor and kitchen necessities. The anniversary collection will be available, while supplies last, September 14 at all Target stores and Target.com, with prices ranging from $7 to $160.The participating designers include Michael Graves (1999-2013), Philippe Starck (2002), Stephen Sprouse (2002), Isaac Mizrahi (2003-2009), Erin Fetherston (2007), Proenza Schouler (2007), h

Exclusive: Rodarte's New Capsule Collection Is A Cat Lady's Dream Come True

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With the rising popularity of fast fashion, it can feel like a lost cause to pursue quality and innovation in design. But there are a handful of design teams keeping fashion ingenuity alive, including the talented sisters behind Rodarte. Los Angeles natives, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, are known for their ability to inspire and thrill shoppers, with only a beautiful dress at their disposal. Thanks to their talent and creativity, Rodarte designs are featured in museums around the world, including the Costume Institute at the Met and the National Museum for Women in the Arts. They even won one of the industry\'s most sought after awards, the CFDA Award for Womenswear Designer(s) of the Year. But like most great art, Rodarte pieces aren\'t always the most accessible — and the design duo sought out to change that. View this post on Instagram A post shared by RODARTE (@rodarte) on Jul 20, 2019 at 10:04am PDT As natives of California, a state known for its carefree, laidback https://www

Anthropologie Is Gifting Teachers A Two-Month Long Discount

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August is here and back-to-school fever has officially hit. To nourish the frenzy, Anthropologie just kicked off not one but two entire months of Teacher Appreciation discounts. Starting today and lasting through October 6 the lifestyle company is offering 20% off all full-price, one-time purchases for teachers with valid IDs (either in-store or through an easy online sign up).With a bounty of fresh new fashion, home decor goods, and organizational accessories, it\'s prime shopping time to stock your cart in preparation for fall. We\'re envisioning a season full of the brand\'s metallic-monogrammed notebooks, tailored slacks, chic utility bags, transitional blouses, stylish lunch-packing essentials, and more. Check out a few of our favorites, from recent August Collection drops to classic staples, below — and be sure to peep Anthro\'s sale section, too, for an extra 25% off all slashed-price finds.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of

Malia Obama Just Wore Our Favorite Dad Trend —& Nailed It

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Never — seriously, never — would we have guessed that after years of mocking our parents for their style choices we’d actually be taking tips from them. But after chunky sneakers and fanny packs experienced a renaissance, we weren\'t at all surprised to see yet another dad-inspired trend make its way into the spotlight — and we\'re kind of into it. This summer, we’re making a case for — wait for it — Hawaiian shirts. And even Malia Obama is loving the trend: she was spotted wearing a blue version at brunch with her rumored boyfriend Rory Farquharson and his family. And can you blame her? Between their tropical print, button front, and billowy fit, what\'s not to love?But before you get Tommy Bahama-wearing dads on the beach vibes, give us a listen. This trend has gotten a major overhaul, and we’re falling for it — hard. Added details like piped seams and belted waists make all the difference. Plus, you can play around with buttons for added interest. Just fasten a few up ht

31 Hot Girl Summer-Worthy Looks To Try In August

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As much as it hurts us to say, the end is almost here — of summer, that is. Before we know it, our carefree summer lifestyle will be replaced by all nighters, awkward holiday gatherings, and Friday office hours that don\'t end at 3pm. But instead of focusing on summer\'s imminent demise, we\'re choosing to enjoy the few short weeks we do have left. And by that I mean, we\'re fitting in as many hot girl summer looks as possible in the next 31 days.But what exactly is hot girl summer? Megan Thee Stallion, queen of the hot girl summer movement, told The Root that \"it\'s about women and men being unapologetically them, just having a good-ass time, hyping up their friends, doing you.\" From mini slip dresses with slinky pull strings to two-piece sets that rival your hottest string bikini, we\'re taking August as an opportunity to have a \"good-ass time\" and do us.Click through the slideshow for a month\'s worth of ~hot girl summer~ worthy lo

It's August—But—Here's 12 New Black Boots To Daydream About

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Whether you\'re begging for the season to end or grasping onto the last month of extreme heat for dear life, there\'s just no denying that, pretty soon, summer will be on its way out. But, like summer, fall is equally full of lovable clichés: cooler weather, the yearly swap from iced-to-hot coffee, and exchanging those colorful slides for some chunky, often black, boots. While there\'s no sin in holding onto pastels and neon hues throughout autumn, lime green and soft yellow aren\'t quite as good at transitioning when it comes to fall footwear.This year, we\'re predicting a return to comfort — Chelsea boots, sporty hiker boots, lace-up boots, and, of course, the holy grail of autumn: the chunky heeled boot. Sure, a few outliers will always make an appearance each year (a fanciful croc sounds fun!), but for the most part, these traditional favorites are the name of the game. So start dreaming about a cool, crisp breeze because these 10 new fall boot options are alrea

The 29 Most Wanted Goods This Month — According To You

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July was all about soaking up sunshine... And shopping. The midsummer month marked a high point for major sales that rival the holiday season. With Amazon Prime Day followed by Nordstrom\'s Anniversary Sale and all the competing events that popped up in between, our virtual carts were chock-full of most wanted deals. Let\'s recap:Ahead are the 29 goods that were shopped most by Refinery29 readers over the past 31 days; from teeth-whitening strips purchased over 1,000 times to cult-favorite beauty sets that completely sold out and fashion essentials made to transition into fall. And while not all of the items are available for their formerly discounted prices, there are still a handful you can snag for a steal. Scroll on to scope out the hottest buys from summer\'s hottest shopping month.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

Compliments On Your Amazon Swimsuit Are Almost As Gratifying As How Little You Paid For It

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Thanks to a reliable flock of detail-oriented reviewers, Amazon has become the answer for nearly all of our purchasing queries. From the things you’d expect (household appliances, groceries, books) to the thoroughly surprising finds (fresh flowers, wedding rings!?, bridesmaid dresses), there seems to be nothing that can’t be supplied by the behemoth e-tailer. We spend a lot of office hours inspecting this do-everything site and carefully read through the endorsements of its browsing critics to surface the best goods available, but it was endorsements from two R29 readers that turned our attention towards the site\'s swimsuit offering.Armed with these swimsuit tip offs, our recent journey down the Amazon rabbit hole was especially fruitful: the site is practically teeming with affordable swim styles that have racked up multiples stars and hundreds of accolades. From vintage-inspired bikinis to printed maillots; we saw so many cute bathing suits that we had to collect our finds for y

Meghan Markle Is Designing A Workwear Collection

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Millions of fashion lovers closely follow Meghan Markle and her sartorial choices — so much so that an entire phenomenon known as the “Markle Sparkle ” came into existence. What it means is basically, the minute the Duchess of Sussex is spotted wearing a specific item, it’s likely to be sold out by the next day. With that level of influence, it’s no wonder she’s stepping into the role of fashion designer.According to Harper’s Bazaar, Meghan is launching a capsule collection of workwear that will be available for purchase later this year. She’ll be teaming up with several high street favorites like Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, and Jigsaw. Fashion designer Misha Nonoo — who also happens to be one of Meghan’s close friends and the rumored matchmaker who arranged the first blind date between her and Prince Harry — will also be a collaborator on the project.The duchess reportedly announced the news about the collection herself in the forthcoming September issue of Brit https://www.refin

A Wedding-Guest Outfit For Every Type Of Beach Destination

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By now, we\'re all painfully aware that the final stretch of summer is upon us. But, that \"it\'s not over yet!\" mentality is contributing to a flurry of last-minute itinerary-planning in which we all try to squeeze in one more trip before the season is really and truly over. Now if you\'re one of the fortunate ones who\'s about to embark on an epic, tropical beach vacation this month without the last-minute Airbnb scramble, there\'s likely one explanation: you\'re going to a destination beach wedding. (Lucky!)While you may have paid the deposit on the hotel, purchased plane tickets, and contributed to the Honeyfund back when there was snow on the ground, there is something you left until the last minute: your wedding-guest outfit. (Come on, you had to procrastinate on something.) However, we’re certainly not here to judge — we’re here to help you dress for your coastal celebration. We know that your ensemble is going to depend on the particular ocean

Summer's Top Trends Are Hiding In Zara's Best-Sellers List

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It\'s a rare day that we walk through the doors of Zara (or sign onto Zara.com) and don\'t leave with at least one cheap thrill. Oversized blazers, flowy sundresses, strappy heels — no matter what you\'re looking for, bets are that Zara has it... and probably in a handful of colors and patterns. But between work and play, there isn\'t always time to scroll through pages of product, let alone drive to the mall and scour every section of the store. That\'s where the site\'s best seller tab comes in.We\'re suckers for anything that makes finding that one perfect item quick and easy. And it’s safe to presume the top-sellers section features the best Zara has to offer. After all, there\'s a reason why everyone is buying it up. So skip the searching — we\'re bringing you 32 of our favorite picks from Zara\'s best sellers section. From bubblegum pink slides to 90s grunge jeans, there\'s a fun (and affordable) piece for you somewhere in the mix ahead

Sophie Turner's Best Style Moments Broken Down

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We\'re not in Winterfell anymore, folks. You know how we can tell? Because Sophie Turner\'s traded in her ubiquitous fur shawls and leather armor for a summer wardrobe stacked with Cushnie LWDs and chunky dad sneakers. Ever since her role as Sansa Stark on HBO\'s Game of Thrones came to an end (All hail the Queen in the North!), Sophie Turner \'s been seriously busy. But it isn\'t her schedule that\'s made the 23 year-old actress our #1 topic of discussion, rather, what she\'s been wearing to get it all done.From her What Happens In Vegas Bevza jumpsuit to the slew of Louis Vuitton originals that she\'s worn since becoming the coveted brand\'s top ambassador, we\'ve been hell bent to find a Sophie Turner style moment that doesn\'t impress. And now that we\'ve gotten a closer look at her stunning wedding dress, we can\'t help but take a trip down memory lane. Ahead, click through our favorite Sophie Turner looks through the years.After