We were a little nonplussed when Fashion Backpacks became a thing–would grown women really want a style synonymous with middle schoolers?–but before we had time to react, The Row had already starting manufacturing $4000 models (as well as $55,000 models flecked with prescription pills). Since the style is now just as acceptable on adults as it is for those of you headed back to school, a backpack-centric Shopping Guide seemed appropriate. Here’s some good options for under $100 (most under $50), ranging from practical–Baggu, JanSport–to more refined versions from Zara and Marc by Marc. More
They’re leg-flattering and look good under sweaters. More
How did it get to be the middle of August? Days are suddenly shorter and nights are a little bit colder–but not quite enough to bring a jacket. So, unless you want to be carrying a cardigan everywhere you go, right now’s a really good time for a light, breezy summer sun dress, with a little extra protection from the new chill. That’s why today’s shopping guide brings you 15 dresses with sleeves in Summer-appropriate textures but with just a little bit of fabric to block those first dropped degrees. All under $150. More
Our fellow Gloss editor Samantha Escobar recently moved to New York. Unfortunately, no one warned her about bringing really comfortable shoes (New Yorkers walk a lot). For many recent transplants, all those city blocks amount to a shitload of new calluses and blisters–and a constant hum of discomfort from the feet. Anyway, we’ve been there–so we decided to help her out and compile a list of some attractive, walkable flats perfect for all that Springtime galavanting about… on the cheap.
Without further ado: cute flats under $100. More
Hey, it’s really nice outside in New York this week! Colder climes everywhere are just now coming out of the frost and even verging on lightweight coat weather… which is to say, it may be time for a Spring trench. The versatile, practical middle ground between winter coats and, uh, tank tops is also one of those eternally cool wardrobe essentials. So, we put together a bunch we like at a moderate price (plus one porny aspirational Burberry, of course).
Thus, cute Spring trench coats in a variety of colors and shapes, all under $200. More
Spring is here and everyone is sloughing off their Winter essentials (coats, scarves, leather everything). Although we’re currently super into those crazy acid-trip prints we fawned over last week, another way to transition into Spring is stripes. Yes, we got more than a little sick of stripes last year, but now we’re ready to do it all over again. We just can’t quit them.
Ahead: bold, bright, graphic striped fashion for the assertive lady on a budget. Nothing over $150. More
That’s all? More
In a world of diffusion lines dropping left and right, H&M is bucking convention and unleashing a new higher priced line. & Other Stories will aim to compete with upper midrange retailers like Zara. If paying more for polyester clothes … More
The weather is shitty.
A nice way to pass the time when you can’t go outside is online shopping (well, online window shopping). At the moment, we’re interested in ankle boots of the Winter-friendly variety (no stillettos, no slender heels)–basically, closed toe leather boots for clomping down slick streets. Bonus points if they liven up drab winter staples like puffer jackets and scarves. More
EAT DONUTS? ZARA HAS NO USE FOR YOU. More
Living in New York City makes it pretty easy to track trends: first you see it on runways (or fashion editors and models off duty), then you see it on famous people. Next, it’s on personal style bloggers. All of a sudden, it’s clogging window displays at Zara, H&M and Steve Madden. Then you see it fucking everywhere. Who else is sick to death of neon? Printed pants? Sneaker wedges? Presenting the 10 most over-exposed, played-out trends of right now. More
We hate the idea of spending hundreds on a purse 1) you have to hold, 2) doesn’t carry much besides a credit card and keys and 3) you only need every once in a while. However, when that once in a while comes along–nice dinners, fancy work functions, charity events before we’re kicked out–our trusty, everyday, carry-all satchel won’t cut it. So, here’s our compromise: 15 cool, versatile clutches that won’t give you sticker shock. More