Street style disciples can spot The Cambridge Satchel Company’s iconic carryalls from miles away — and their debut on Gilt today means you have a chance to catch The Sartorialist’s eye with yours, too. The Brit It bags — made major by bloggers and It girls like Alexa Chung — can be styled in infinite ways. Get inspired by 11 of the chicest here, then pick your color: Fluorescent green, patent turquoise and red, antique gold, or the newly minted classic, oxblood.
Whether you dread it or embrace it, swimsuit season is here – and to help you find the best one for your body, we asked top swimwear designer Lisa Curran to share her expert tips and tricks. “It’s the least amount of fabric you wear in public and it should fit flawlessly,” says Curran, who started her line in 1997 after one too many fit frustrations of her own. “You have to go with what works for you,” she says. “We are not all built the same, nor do we have the same skin tone, so be careful of trying to follow the trends.”
And to help determine what that is for you, here are a few tricks to…
Enhance a small bust: “Ruffles are a pretty and feminine way to enhance your bust. Plus, triangle tops and tops with a little padding will help.”
Flatter your midsection: “Choose a suit with shirring at the sides or one with details that draw the eyes upward: A print, different coloring, or embellishments on the neckline or shoulder straps.”
Fake longer legs: “Go with a bottom that’s higher cut on the sides and one without too much coverage in the seat area.”
Bonus tip! Before trying on any suit, Curran says hitting the salon for a simple mani-pedi and bikini wax goes a long way in helping you feel ready when it’s time to peel off the layers.
Shop our Lisa Curran sale and find your perfect swimsuit now!
If you’re about to embark on a new romance, that first impression means everything, so what do you wear? Inspired by tomorrow’s Perfect Outfit: First-Date Style sale, we asked the lovely ladies in our office to share their must-haves for building a standout, head-to-toe look for a much-anticipated rendezvous. Check out their tips and don’t be afraid to steal a few ideas for yourself!
Chassie: “I prefer to go bold, as subtlety is lost on me — a fitted, patterned dress, a cropped and studded leather jacket with some real shoulder action, and brightly colored booties.”
Megan: “My go-to date night outfit is a great-fitting pair of black skinny jeans (because — lets face it — black is just more flattering) paired with a structured blazer, and a pointed toe pump to give me the extra lift my 5’2 frame needs. It’s comfy, cute and a little sassy! And I always bring my favorite accessory to hold the essentials — a killer clutch.”
Shayna: “I love a flowing button-down in a vibrant print, my best-fitting skinny jeans, and sky-high wedges. It’s fun, and I’ll definitely be prepared for any spontaneous after-dinner activities!”
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There’s no doubt about it — brows are huge right now, and it’s time you paid yours some extra attention. For those that go the DIY sculpting route, Tweezerman’s precision products and tools are absolute necessities. In honor of our well-stocked sale today, we asked Viktorija Bowers, one of the brand’s top makeup artists, to spill her secrets for achieving the picture-perfect brows you crave.
1. Shape is everything: If you’re looking in the mirror and you don’t know where to begin, Bowers has an easy fix — white pencil. Start by drawing over any unwanted hairs, then “squint your eyes and you will see the shape emerge, giving you a fool-proof path for plucking,” she says. But be wary of overdoing it — too-thin brows are Bowers’ ultimate don’t.
2. Get inspired: In the editorial world, Bowers predicts a departure from model Lara Stone’s signature bleached look into a more pronounced style, a la reigning It Girl and fashion week MVP Cara Delevingne: “What makes her interesting is the contrast of her light hair and her dark, groomed brow.” Are you ready to go bold?
3. Stand by your favorites: We all have our beauty go-to’s, and Bowers is no exception. “I can’t live without my Tweezerman brow mousse. It keeps unruly hair in shape without leaving residue.” Another item she never parts from? The brand’s best-selling Slant tweezer.
4. Handbag essentials: Ladies on the go, listen up: Bowers (a constant traveler for work) always has her beloved Cynthia Rowley for Tweezerman tweezers on-hand, because “you never know when a stray will need to be plucked.”
Got all that? Now you’re well on your way to a flawless face! Don’t miss out on Bowers’ top picks and more from our Tweezerman sale today.