If your kids’ past school lunches were strictly turkey sandwich territory, the start of a new year is the perfect time to mix things up and get creative. Save them from brown-bag boredom — and save yourself time — with these five easy-to-prep meals, featuring classic recipes with playful twists designed to please even the pickiest eaters. And you can pack everything up in style with colorful, mix-and-match containers and sleek insulated bags from top brands like Goodbyn, Wildkin, and Zak! Designs in our Lunchtime sale, starting tomorrow at noon ET.1. Monday: The PB&J Club
> The sandwich standard gets an overhaul by doubling up on breads and spreads, and adding banana slices for a towering lunchtime treat.
2. Tuesday: Zoodles & Meatballs
> Up their veggie intake minus the headache with this super-healthy alternative to the Italian favorite: Just stir fry julienned zucchini for perfectly thin “spaghetti” and top with sausage meatballs and organic marinara.
3. Wednesday: Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups
> Nothing like a little finger food to brighten up the mid-week lull: Grilled cheese is even easier in roll-up form, cooked in a buttery skillet and made for dipping in tomato soup on chilly days.
4. Thursday: Veggie Rainbow Wraps
> Whole wheat wraps pack a serious punch with savory cream cheese and a rainbow of fresh produce. Create a full color wheel with chopped carrots, corn, edamame, and more.
5. Friday: Bear Pizza
> Time for a TGIF pizza party: Take traditional ingredients to the next level with these adorable bear faces, crafted with cookie cutter shapes and black olive features.
Clockwise from top left: Alana, Este, and Danielle Haim; Harley Viera Newton; Beyoncé and Solange Knowles; Rita Ora; Cara and Poppy Delevingne and Sienna Miller; Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish; Alexa Chung; Dita Von Teese; Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger; Jourdan Dunn; Julianne Hough
Kings of Leon closed the show at Lollapalooza this past Sunday, starting the countdown to the end of the major summer festival circuit. From the sunny Indio desert at Coachella to the rain-soaked fields at Glastonbury, concert-going style was at fever pitch this year, with stylish celebs like Dita Von Teese, Diane Kruger, and Sienna Miller joining the crowds and setting the sartorial tone. So before it’s time for the official retirement of flower crowns and hair chalk, get inspired by our best-dressed picks and embrace the festival season’s final days — Electric Zoo and Austin City Limits are still in the pipeline — with the perfect boho-infused wardrobe from our Free Spirit Style sale, now on Gilt.
When it comes to NYC dressing, the geography of our little island creates a style divide around 14th street. But you don’t have to call Manhattan home to channel those signature Uptown-Downtown vibes — We’ve broken down the perfect head-to-toe look around two stylish dresses that need nothing more than a few easy accessory swaps to go from day to night. Get your hands on everything you see here and more in our Uptown Chic & Downtown Cool sale, starting tomorrow at noon ET. And since we all know fashion’s rules are meant to be broken, why not try a bit of both for the ultimate high-low mix?
Sunny prints and Marimekko go hand in hand, but one of the Finnish mega-brand’s most recognizable motifs almost didn’t see the light of day. In 1964, despite founder Armi Ratia’s company-wide ban on florals, trailblazing designer Maija Isola was inspired by the flower power revolution of the times and rebelled to create the classic Unikko pattern, celebrating its 50th birthday this year. The striking poppy graphic has made its mark on everything from double-decker buses and Finnair jets to super-cute clothes for baby and kids. Want to get your own little ones in on the festivities? Shop our mix to score this signature set and soft cotton onesie stamped with Unikko blooms, plus more colorful picks for pint-sized wardrobes.