As Labor Day approaches, many relaxing cookouts and R&R with friends or family comes to my mind. Today’s look features the combination of print-mixing and minimalistic white heels that creates an effortlessly chic outfit for any occasion.
Exposed midsections have been raging for the past few seasons, and an ab-flashing piece can be both sexy and bold. On the other hand, it can be quite an obstacle to dive into (eating bird food and doing a strenuous ab workout every day might not sound that exciting). However, there are pieces that provide a slight peek of abdomen without going overboard.
With this in mind, I have really been loving this new cobalt blue peek-a-boo dress by 2B Bebe. Blue has been one of my favorite shades for the past few months. There’s something about the bold yet calming feel of the color that adds a powerful statement to any look. This particular dress is detailed with a tribal studded arrangement that really stood out when I chose this daring number. It’s the ideal date night or girls night out dress.
As one of the key fashion trends during the spring/summer season, contrasting black and white colors has been all the rage. Although we’re approaching the fall season now, I still love the simplicity and classic appeal from pairing these two basic colors together. Designers such as Michael Kors, Maison Martin Margiela, Miu Miu, Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Jil Sander, and 3.1 Philip Lim went back-to-basics on the runway with black and white pieces.
To pull a contrasting look together, one can pair contrasting patterns or textures into an outfit or simply piece together various items that mix and match.
What I’m Rocking:
Top by ZARA
Shorts by ZARA
Shoes by BCBG
Clutch by ALDO
Bracelet by House of Dion
Photography by: WARHON Global Media
Although the days of going “back to school” passed, one of my favorite memories of prepping for the new school years was shopping and/or styling new outfits for the first week. Continuing with my Back to School Series, I compiled a lookbook featuring various outfits for different types of styles that can be worn during the first week of school.
If florals and girly accents are your thing, then the feminine and flirty look may be your best choice. On the other hand, sometimes rocking a loose-fitting top and denim shorts can be so comfortable yet chic at the same time. For the daring, I put together a bright and vibrant look that brings the best of both worlds.
Details for all outfits can be viewed on my blog: StyleByLynsee.com
Betsey Johnson, American fashion designer renowned for feminine and quirky designs, hosted the most dazzling event during Mercedes-Benz Swim Week in Miami this year. Filled with plenty of flare and pink galore, the launch party for her SS2014 swimwear collection was nothing short of fabulous. The inspiration behind her latest collection combined Betsey’s energy and eccentric ability to combine innovative design elements from travel, new trends and ageless discoveries. Elite fashion bloggers, editors and socialites met on the rooftop of the Betsy Hotel (serendipity, right?) which overlooked a gorgeous view of Miami Beach’s sandy beach.
“My swimwear is for the young and the forever young! It’s fun and flirty and a little bit rock and roll. I want my girls to feel good in my suits so it’s also all about the fit!”, said Betsey.
The Betsey Johnson SS14 Swimwear Collection will be available October 2013 at department stores and www.BetseyJohnson.com.
During Mercedes-Benz Swim Week, I had the pleasure of receiving a special invite to The History of Swim event presented by Xtra Life Lycra Brand and Jantzen swimwear. The unique exhibit of swimwear from 1915-2013 took place at The Raleigh Hotel’s pool deck area on July 21st from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm as part of Mercedes-Benz Swim Week. Exhibited as an array of photos, illustrations and ads, the images portrayed the story of swimwear from wool “swim costumes” to today’s modern and sexy designs. Jantzen played a leading role by defining the bust line in swimwear while Lycra’s innovative fiber revolutionized swimwear design and fit.
Top fashion socialites and runway show goers sipped on refreshing cocktails while light bites were passed around for guests to enjoy. Beautiful models showcased the new Jantzen collection for key industry press and buyers, wearing fresh swimwear pieces.
Highlighted during Miami Swim Week for a fourth consecutive year, the Lifestyle Retreat Lounge returned for a delightful event filled with pampering for fashion addicts alike. Also known as LRL, the Lifestyle Retreat Lounge was held in the Ballroom of the James Royal Palm Hotel at 1545 Collins Avenue on Saturday and Sunday, July 20th – 21st from 12pm – 5pm.
LRL consisted of a range of designer presentations, a pop-up beauty salon sponsored by Safar, a photo booth lounge with quirky props provided by Capture Pod, and on-the-go activations. It was one of those events where I could comfortably spend the entire day at a glamorous lounge full of relaxing activities to partake in. There wasn’t much missing from this Miami Swim Week event! Guests sipped on cocktails provided by Chateau D’Esclans, Fifty Pounds Gin and Vida Tequila, while the Florida Cookery presented a delicious spread of light bites and treats.
A few of my favorite experiences were the massages provided by Equinox and complimentary manicures sponsored by LVX nail lacquer. Jay Younger, celebrity nail artist, coated my nails in a tranquil shade of intrepid blue called “Celeste” from the LVX Summer Collection. I also had the chance to stop by Ibiza Passion’s booth to try on their fun and flirty jewelry pieces. Long Hair Don’t Care had plenty of freebies for guests, while Smoothie King served up healthy drinks and gentlemen enjoyed the Monster sponsored ping-pong lounge.
Other sponsors included:
Kate Gallagher, Enjoue, Rica, Well Kept
As one of the main highlights of the Spring/Summer 2013 runways, metallic clothing is shining with a fresh rendition of new fashion. Combining pastels with leathers and high-shine textures creates a nostalgic effect that leaves an endless fashion statement. I know what you may be thinking – aren’t metallics for space age suits or Sci-fi movies? No. Finding a balance between elegance and a casual relaxed look is key to embracing the metallic trend.
Metallics pair well with confidence, a relaxed attitude, feminine pieces, basic black, and bold hues. Silver metallics have a fundamental element that remains classic and adds an extra level of contrast to a variety of looks, reaching cutting-edge levels of polish with a futurist twist .
What I’m Rocking:
Top by H&M
Shorts by F21
Shoes by Demand Shoes (Luichiny)
Bag by JPK Handbags
Bracelet by House of Dion
Belt by Express
Despite the massive downpour of rain, Miami has become the fashion mecca for Mercedes-Benz Swim Week with plenty of fab parties and events throughout the surrounding area. Yesterday, I was invited to an afternoon of beauty featuring the latest trends and CoverGirl products in Coral Gables. My favorite newbie is the Smoochies Lip Balm – it’s the perfect balance of creamy and full coverage. Girls were invited to a pop-up experience to see all of CoverGirl’s hot new products, receive makeup touch-ups get summer manicures, and score new CoverGirl goodies as well.
Premios Juventud (Youthfulness Awards) is an awards show in the areas of film, music, sports, fashion, and pop culture, presented by the television network Univision. Becky G, the newest CoverGirl, performed last night at the Premios Juventud awards show and prepped for the evening under the CoverGirl tents! Did anybody see the Pitbull and J-LO performance? Hot.
Products used for Becky G’s red carpet look: