Monthly Archives: March 2015

Coachella Survival Guide: 10 Tips & Tricks

We’ve filled you in on potential Coachella fashion trends, and given you inspiration with what to wear. We made a list of 10 Must-See Acts that are guaranteed to slay on stage. Your transportation is settled and your hotels are booked. Now, you just need to know the secrets to having the best festival experience ever.

1. Hydrate!!

Really, guys, it goes without saying but we need to say it anyway. Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s during Week One, and with all that dancing and grooving you’re going to be doing, your body needs proper hydration. There are refill stations around the fields for CamelBaks, so you might suggest someone in your squad bring one.

2. Wear comfortable shoes

shoes to wear to coachella

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Spring Trend: Socks and Sandals

socks and sandals on the runway

You either love the normcore trend or you hate it, but no one can deny its presence. Socks and sandals are no longer just for middle-aged dads and out-of-touch aunties. They’re chic, comfortable, and surprisingly alluring.

During the Spring 2015 Fashion Week, high-profile fashion shows like Rochas, Hunter Original, and Prada sent models down the runway sporting socks with heels and open-toed shoes. It’s an endearing alternative to the cold-weather uniform of tights or pants, especially when it seems like winter will never go away.

Still unsure? Check out some of our favorite fashion bloggers who are giving us mad street style inspiration.

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Coachella Fashion: What to Expect

There are only 23 days left until Coachella begins! We’re making a shopping list of essentials, carefully planning our outfits and combing through our iTunes library for the perfect desert playlist. If you’re not quite feeling the festival vibes yet, we’re here with inspiration. We’re taking a look back at some of our favorite fashion blogger outfits from Coachella last year and predicting what trends are going to rule the polo grounds in 2015.

From the flirty lace silhouettes to the heaps of fringe, these are the best looks you’ll want to emulate if you plan on braving the Indio heat come April.

coachella outfit

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In Stock: Sanuk Footwear

Temperatures are rising outside and we’re kicking off our winter boots for a more laid-back alternative to your typical hot weather footwear. It’s the sandal/shoe hybrids by Sanuk. Made with the comfiest insoles you’ll ever experience, there’s no other practical choice for footwear come festival season.

wearing sanuk

Cushioned and padded where your foot needs it most, these eco-friendly slip-ons are ideal for yoga, 100% vegan and incredibly long-lasting. It’s no wonder they’ve acquired quite a dedicated fanbase, including these celebrities who’ve sported the brand numerous times.

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Spring Break Essentials for Guys

Spring Break is just around the corner and, chances are, you’re either itching to escape school for one week or you’re simply getting desperate for a sunny vacation. That’s why Cancun, Miami and Las Vegas are some of the most popular destinations.

So when is Spring Break this year? In the U.S., state universities start Spring Break on March 26, while private colleges begin a week later on April 2.

Traveling during this time means long airport security lines and cluttered beach-side streets. But it’s totally worth it once you have the warm sand between your toes and a cold beer in your hands. Before you’re ready for all that, you need to overcome the dreaded task of packing your suitcase (and trying not to forget any must-haves). We suggest planning your outfits and looking to our ideas of perfect Spring Break attire.

spring break packing essentials for guys

(Clockwise from top left) Diesel jacket, $129 | Original Penguin t-shirt, $29 | Von Dutch hat, $34 | Ben Sherman wallet, $49 | Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes, $99 | Sperry Top-Sider socks, $15 | Diesel jeans, $199 | Original Penguin chinos, $69 | UGG Australia sandals, $79 | 7 Diamonds shirt, $109 | Kurt Vonnegut ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ book, $6, amazon.com | Amara beach towel, $66, amara.com | Lacoste toilet kit, $64 | Sanuk sneakers, $79 | Jackery phone charger, $16, amazon.com

Or, if you’re reading this and are currently in a panic trying to stuff all your essentials into a last-minute packing spree, here’s a helpful checklist you should print out and run through.

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Feminism: The Playlist

feminist playlist

March is Women’s History Month, and this upcoming Sunday (March 8) is International Women’s Day. Because of this, you have a built-in excuse to jam to a few songs by some of the greatest female singer-songwriters and female-driven bands. That’s where our playlist comes in.

There are songs about what’s wrong with society’s norms (“Can’t Hold Us Down,” “Sex Yeah”), songs about being as strong as the boys (“Do It Like A Dude,” “Running with the Boys”), and songs about loving yourself, both literally (“Body of My Own”) and figuratively (“Reflection”). Really, it’s a hodgepodge of everything, all in the name of empowering women and reinforcing equal rights. From Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé to Rihanna and Miley Cyrus, this playlist is nearly two hours of women who rock. Listen for yourself…

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Not Your Boyfriend’s Polos

I mean, technically, you might be wearing your boyfriend’s polos, but with all the potential you have to style them, they’re bound to look flirty and cute, like they were made for you. Whether you go for a women’s style or you start sifting through the men’s department now, remember, you’re not buying it for your boyfriend. This collared tee is all yours. It’s the ladies’ turn to shine in this sporty-chic, goes-with-anything top.

We’ve gathered up photos from five of our favorite fashion bloggers as inspiration. These girls rock the look with the utmost confidence and ease. Style goals.

girl wearing fred perry polo

Wendy of Teen Spirit in Fred Perry

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Outfit of the Week: Weekend Getaway

mens ootd spring

>> Kenneth Cole jacket, Von Dutch shirt, Diesel jeans, Lacoste shoes and travel bag, Original Penguin sweater

Whether you’re stuck in a lull between winter and spring or excitedly planning your spring break vacation, the waning cold can be a little tiresome. In lieu of big holiday plans, we recommend a little “staycation.”

When packing for a bit of relaxation, opt for layers so that you can choose to discard tops as often as necessary, depending on where your travels might take you. In this case, we think the appropriate bottom layer would be a trendy (almost retro-chic?!) graphic tee by Von Dutch. The buttery soft cotton is smooth on your skin, and won’t add too much bulk under a light wool V-neck sweater, like this one by Original Penguin. And just in case the weather is a little too chilly, we suggest having a trendy moto jacket on hand. With a stand-up collar and snap button waist pockets, you’ll be thankful for the added warmth and still looking chic at the same time. Slip into a pair of slim, slightly distressed jeans and leather sneakers for the final touches to your outfit of choice. Don’t forget the toilet kit to stow all your overnight essentials in one safe place.

You’ll be looking as effortlessly cool as Jude Law in no time.

jude law style

SHOP THIS LOOK.

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