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Packing Light with Lingerie Style

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

Trend to Try: Harness the Feminine -- Weekday Wanderlust

Lingerie Harness Trend: How To (Harness) the Feminine

Lingerie Harness Trend -- Weekday WanderlustIf 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

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Evergreen Leather Jacket

Evergreen Leather Jacket, Evergreen Style

Evergreen Leather JacketHonestly? 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.

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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

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Loose Clothes: Wear Without Drowning

 

How to Wear Loose Clothes for Summer -- Weekday WanderlustConfession: 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.

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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

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Monochrome Moodboard - Weekday Wanderlust

Monochrome Moodboard: June 29th

This week’s moodboard is all about moody monochromes and minimal palettes. Some of the black images touch on romantic vibes like the 90’s editorial of Christy Turlington for Harpers Bazaar taken from our Tumblr. Others feature just touches of skintone or warm shades of light –like the relflection of Glenn Ligon’s neon text sculpture, which adds depth and warmth to an otherwise grayscale photograph. Enjoy the moody vibes of this week’s monochrome moodboard — happy Monday!

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Summer Style that Beats the Heat -- Weekday Wanderlust

Summer Style that Beats the Heat

Summer Style that Beats the Heat -- Weekday Wanderlust

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.

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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

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Free Spirited Festival Fashion Looks

Lohla wears the Sheer Luxe Robe over the Slinky Slip.We love this time of year for so many reasons, but festival season is a big one! Looking forward to an event is always exciting, but even more so when you get to break out your best style – sheer fabrics, bright colors, and unusual combinations. Here’s our style guide for how to incorporate both trends and timelessness into your look for Coachella, Lollapalooza, Governor’s Ball and the rest of the them.

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