Thanks to his spot-on curatorial approach to merchandising, NYC-based designer Steven Alan scored success not long after opening his first boutique in 1994, as the fashion-forward flocked to his store in search of eclectic and distinctive clothing. In 1999, Alan launched his own eponymous collection and won praise for his vintage-looking, reverse-seam button-down shirts. Today the Steven Alan collection includes everything from indie-spirited men’s suits, jeans, and ties to women’s printed dresses, tees and skirts, all toeing the line between classic and edgy. In addition to developing his own label, Alan has collaborated with Keds, Uniqlo, and Dockers, among other brands.
Looking stylish on your days off has never been easier thanks to this mix of throw-on-and-go frocks. Grab your favorite ankle booties and outfit yourself in striped jersey minis, buttoned silk shirtdresses, colorblocked shifts, and more effortlessly chic picks.
The idyllic days of summer won't last forever — and neither will the serious steals in this week's special edition of the Ultimate Dress Shop, where every single item is under $100. There's a dress for every occasion, from bright, beach-ready maxis and breezy designer prints to tailored office sheaths and silk cocktail frocks, all so nicely priced, we guarantee you'll want to scoop up more than one.<br /> —TRACEY LOMRANTZ LESTER, Editorial Director
Embrace all things light and breezy in warm-weather iterations of the classic frock.
Break the rules in style with this season's must-have hue.