This week’s editorial collage is inspired by Pantone’s colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity. The perfect union of two opposites, finished in a dreamy saturation…gauzy fabrics that mimic sunrise clouds, and luminous finishes that mimic a dewy morning and a sunlit sky. See the full moodboard behind the jump…
The bralette — demure, delicate, and effortless. They’ve been coming into style aesthetically, but there’s also plenty of comfort-based reasons to let them slip into your wardrobe. Women are tired of wearing the classic underwire bras that push, pinch and confine breasts in an unnatural and uncomfortable way. But how can you pull off the light lingerie look if you need a bra that’s actually supportive? Does a supportive bralette actually exist?
WHAT IS A BRALETTE?
First, the difference between a bralette and your regular old bra: a bralette is a lightweight bra that has no wires or molded cups. With the lack of these features, women have built up many misconceptions about these garments. You might look at a bralette and think they are totally impractical. But the truth of the matter is, they can be just as supportive and practical as your classic bra. A bra doesn’t need underwire or molded cups to give you a supportive fit — there’s plenty of other features to look for. It’s all about finding the right bralette.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A SUPPORTIVE BRALETTE
The right bralette will include support and fit details that you love about your bra, but feel a bit more natural, comfortable, and relaxed. Click through to read 5 essential design characteristics to look for to make sure your bralette is supportive and comfortable:
Going away for the holidays? Planning your honeymoon or another romantic getaway? Already stressed about coordinating looks without hauling your entire closet for a week?
Lucky for you, lingerie-inspired fashion looks are trending up — which means packing light just got a lot easier. Selecting lingerie items that pull double as bedroom stunners, comfortable under-layers and stylish statement pieces can help you condense your packing to very little effort and maximized style.
MORNING LINGERIE STYLE
Bralettes with longline silhouettes or accents down the ribcage are perfect for pairing with breezy tops with cutouts or dresses with low armholes for an easy-going day look. We selected a pastel palette and contrasted soft, delicate silk with rough and tumble denim.
- Silk accents
- Rosy mauve beauty
- Fresh scents
- Sturdy day dress
AFTERNOON LINGERIE STYLE
Even if you’re doing a lot of walking or seeing the sights, pretty accents can femme up an otherwise utilitarian base garment like the shirtdress. Look for one in a light and breezy material, then dress up with layers of show off lace underneath. Delicate, but comfortable and practical.
- Lacy peekaboo lingerie set
- A breezy shirtdress
- A little color & shimmer for your skin
NIGHT OUT lingerie style
A little edge after dusk? We think yes. Pairing sheer layers over this flirty demi cup bralette makes it a perfect 10 for nighttime looks. Nude look layers of creamy mesh and black lace are alluring, while still covering you up. We love a sheer cami for helping us take pretty lingerie out of the bedroom and into our outfits.
- Skin-softening moisturizer
- A luxe, sheer crop cami
- Romantic scents
- Nude-look lace
- Silk choker
Edgy eyeshadows, loud leggings, and lacy lingerie — kind of hard to pull off all at once. But Halloween is the perfect opportunity to stretch your imagination and pull out all of the stops from your wardrobe.
We’ve styled some of those items that get unfairly neglected all year round for the perfect Halloween inspo. Go equal parts edgy and romantic with 80s pop, genderbend with the spiders from Mars, or dramatic, beautiful & scary with a certain forgotten fairy…
After the jump, find our moodboards & get the look:
I always go for Halloween costumes that fit my favorite beauty and fashion trends — it makes it easier to assemble a look. It’s the one holiday where the lesser-seen pieces in your wardrobe — out there accessories, bold makeup looks, and pretty underthings — can finally have their moment. (When in doubt, remember that the hardcore girls just wear lingerie and some form of animal ears.)
If you think about it, models are the perfect icons for Halloween. Who better knows how to play dress up and put on a new identity for a night? This year, I’m exploring fashion editorials and candid personal style images of my favorite top model/chameleon, Kate Moss, to brainstorm ideas for the perfect Halloween costume… featuring items I already own.
From timeless beauties like Marilyn Monroe to cult classic leading ladies like Penny Lane from Almost Famous and Cher & Dionne from Clueless, famous musicians like 90s Madonna, David Bowie & even Kurt Cobain …yep, Kate Moss has emulated all of them, and they’re all perfect Halloween inspo with accessible, everyday pieces (plus those items you never get a chance to wear.)
Click through below to check out our Halloween inspo courtesy of Kate Moss…plus how to get the look!
If you haven’t noticed, harnesses are kind of having a moment. They’re not just for rock climbing and horse-back riding anymore — they’ve been reincarnated as alluring accessories for intimates. Strappy and structured, yet delicate and detail-oriented, the trend harness is a little garment with a lot of personality.
However, the lingerie trend harness can often make a look feel really “tough” or just very suggestive very quickly. Since its roots are in bondage wear and BDSM, a lot of the harnesses hitting the fashion world have been made of tough materials like leather, with thicker straps, heavy geometry, and suggestive shapes. I love that about harnesses, but as they make the transition from innerwear to outerwear, I would love to see softer interpretations as well — harness pieces that add femininity to a look, while still keeping that power balance between softness and hardness in play.
SHOP THE LOOK: LINGERIE HARNESS trend
Mesh Ruffle Harness by Uye Surana
Vegan Strapless Leather Dress by David Lerner
Camille Ballerina Nappa Calfskin Heel by Repetto
Opaque Over-The-Knee Socks by American Apparel
Glass Stone Drop Earrings by Givenchy
The Lovers Triple Quartz Convertible Body Chain Harness by Uye Surana
Honestly? Everyone needs a solid selection of statement jackets. You can completely transform a basic outfit just by throwing on an unusual jacket with a good silhouette or an intriguing print — or, in this case, the perfect vintage evergreen find.
I love building a look around a vintage piece. Shopping new can actually get quite old to me: the same colors, the same trends. Sometimes you find the perfect beloved piece — just the right inspiration from the past that translates timelessly to the present.
After the jump, some more photos & thoughts on evergreen style.
SHOP THE LOOK
Vintage Leather Jacket
Brooklyn Biker Jacket by All Saints
Lace & Silk Longline Bralette in Teal Leaf by Uye Surana
Organic Linen Jersey Cropped Tank by Eileen Fisher
Harper Buckle Ankle Boots by Topshop
Medium MAB Studded Tote by Rebecca Minkoff
Double Wrap Belt by Club Monaco
This week’s moodboard is an editorial collage, inspired by high fashion photography. I wanted to juxtapose lo-fi aesthetics with the spirit of romantic receptivity. This mood is not about who you are or how you want to be perceived, but a more inward reflective sense of who you want to be.
Confession: I used to be terrified of loose clothes. I always envied women who could pull off light, airy clothes with grace, but I accepted that I wasn’t one of them. Maybe it’s just flashbacks to hand-me-downs, or a side effect of growing up petite. I’d try to look carefree and ethereal, and end up looking like a failed Project Runway challenge. For me, loose clothes meant drowning in fabrics — getting lost in layers, not having a visible waist or body. So I always gravitated towards super skin-tight, sized down, body conscious pieces — but secretly lusted after drapey silhouettes and floaty, angelic, dreamy, flowing loose clothes.
That started to change a summer or two ago. You’ve heard me before: New York heat and summer style can be a tricky match. On top of that, I was visiting India, where loose clothes are not just du jour, but basically the only option. It’s not even just a modesty thing. Less clothing won’t help you out in humid weather. Breathable fabrics will, and loose clothes allow for air. I had to learn to let go of my cinched, tight aesthetic and let the layers in.
It was terrifying, but I actually learned a few things about styling by being forced out of my (very compact, form-fitting, uncompromising) comfort zone. The biggest lesson? You do not have to suffer for fashion. You can wear loose clothes and look cute, femme, even polished and put-together. And ever since, I’m not so afraid of airy layers anymore. Read on for styling tips on wearing loose, light layers without losing yourself.
shop the look
Pencil Riding Skirt in Black by American Apparel
Luxe Eyelash Bra in White by Uye Surana
Pebble Silk Draped Top by Helmut Lang
Soft Shroud Overlap Top by Helmut Lang (similar)
Hudson Necklace in Gunmetal by Jessica Elliott (similar)
Polly Heel @ Need Supply (similar)
Movado Bold Stainless Steel Watch by Movado
Vasha Vegan Leather Clutch by Viva Creatures (similar)
Naked Illuminated Shimmer Powder in Aura by Urban Decay
Summer in New York can be a bit…difficult. Take the subway? Have fun baking like an oven down there. Walking outside? You’re frying like an egg on the sidewalk. The AC in your office? Probably faulty, if it even exists. We would walk around in a bikini once it hits 85… if it were socially acceptable.
This summer, though? Things are going to be different. We’ve some game-changing designs in our wardrobe: innovative, sheer layering pieces and outerwear-friendly lingerie trends.
Here’s the secret style formula: tasteful accessories + all that sheer mesh in your wardrobe you always wonder how to style correctly + your favorite lingerie that’s too pretty to stay cooped up in your bedroom = a minimal, wearable, comfortable summer style that can handle the heat and the streets.
Click through the gallery below to see how Lohla wore it (without a single catcall!) and find out how to get the look & why it works.
Shop the Look
Layering Cami in Black by Uye Surana
Black Leather Silk Detail Bra by Uye Surana (one of a kind)
Silk Chiffon Medusse Pant by Datura (similar)
Cat Eye Sunglasses in Havana by Prada
The Petra Magazine Leather Tote in Gesso by Everlane
Triangle High-Waist Panty in Black by Uye Surana
Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick in Berlin by Kat Von D