10 summer fashion trends you should be wearing right now

Hurry up summer – we’re totally over our winter wardrobe, and we just want to embrace the biggest fashion trends of 2017.

The cold shoulder trend still remains huge with deconstructed shirts; 80s party wear and the slogan T-shirt will be your new go-to wardrobe essential. But will you be brave enough to try the full-on florals and the ruffles?

We’ve curated 10 catwalk trends that will most influence your wardrobe choices (and bank balance) this year. Which looks will make the biggest impact on your wardrobes this summer?

See the 10 trends everyone will be wearing below:

Think metallics, disco leggings and the one-shoulder dress – the ’80s is back, everyone! This is pure night-time attire – short minis and neon spandex. It’s definitely not for the shy types.


NEW UTILITY

Fashion with function is all the rage for 2017. Designers have cottoned on to the fact that we have shit to do, so we’re workwear inspired pieces were big on the catwalks, with relaxed shapes and muted shades.

SLOGANS & LOGOS

So wrong yet so wrong, the slogan tee is here to stay! T-shirts with a political stance (as seen at Dior) are all the rage – it’s time to let your T-shirt do the talking.


THE DECONSTRUCTURED SHIRT

Hallelujah, the trusty shirt isn’t going anywhere. On the contrary, it’s getting even more interesting. The off-the-shoulder trend is still going strong, but now we’re getting ruffles, over-sized sleeves, peek-a-boo cut-outs and even cropped shirts hit the runway. It’s official: Shirts are not boring for 2017.

RUFFLES. ALL THE RUFFLES.

Basically if you’re not wearing ruffles on, you might as well stay indoors. And don’t be scared – it’s not all girly – we caught a glimpse of black leather ruffles at Alexander McQueen, and punky ruffles at Preen

 

This isn’t for the shy types – the spring/summer 2017 trends included lots of colour, but went one step further by clashing to the max. Think bright blue and grass green, pink and yellow, blue and red, purple and pink… the choice is endless.

 

20 Best and Worst Outfits in the History of the Super Bowl Halftime Show Ranked

A countdown of the most memorable outfits in the history of the Super Bowl halftime show — from WTF to OMFG!

20. PHIL COLLINS, 2001

There is a long tradition of men phoning it in at the Super Bowl halftime show when it comes to style, but Phil Collins, in his black sweater and khaki cargo pants, is by far the worst. He looks like a Teamster doing a mic check. And those shoes are just unforgivable.

19. ROLLING STONES, 2006

The early 2000s saw a lot of old dudes taking the stage at the Super Bowl halftime show. None of them dressed with any particular flair, but the Rolling Stones showed the most midriff. I’m not sure if that is a strike for or against them, but it certainly distinguishes them from acts like Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen who wore similarly blah outfits but kept their tummies fully covered.

18. TRAVIS TRITT, 1994

It’s bad, but at least it’s really bad. Props to Tritt for really leaning into the awfulness with this one.

17. THESE DANCERS, 1991

What is this? No idea. Hard to believe they wore these in 1991 though. They look like a band of hippie go-go dancers doing sign language at an outdoor jazzercise class.

16. THESE OTHER DANCERS, 1986

Aaaaah! At least these outfits are sparkly. That’s something, I guess.

15. THESE DANCERS WITH WASHBOARDS, 1997

I’m not saying these outfits are any better than the ones that came before them, but these ladies have washboards and I’ve decided to see that as a good thing. Never underestimate the power of a good prop, people. Or a bad prop. Either way.

14. JANET JACKSON AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, 2004

This should really rank higher, given what a stir it caused at the time, but I’m penalizing these two for claiming after the fact that the boob cup tore off by mistake. Oh, yeah, Janet just happened to be wearing a matching metal pastie under there. Uh huh. Suuuure. Also, Justin is pulling a total Phil Collins here. It feels like he didn’t even try, except that of course we all know he was trying really, really hard, which just makes his dude-who-just-wandered-in-off-the-street look feel that much more desperate and sad.

13. ‘N SYNC, 2001

These outfits are bad too, but at least they are bad with flair!

13. DESTINY’S CHILD, 2013

This isn’t bad by any means, but head-to-toe black feels a little safe for Beyoncé, Kelly, and the one they are ignoring over there on the right.

12. SHANIA TWAIN, 2003

Still all black, but what a difference some rhinestones can make, amiright? Also, notice the sparkly scrunchie on Shania’s high pony — talk about pizzazz!

10. BRITNEY SPEARS, 2001

It’s not the most theatrical costume ever, but Brit looks damn good in it and you have to give her credit for the sporty vibe of the outfit, which, at the very least, fits the occasion.

9. BLOCKHEAD BACKUP DANCERS, 2011

Weird. Nice!

8. LMFAO, 2012

Madonna’s whole black and gold, Egypt-meets-ancient-Rome thing was kind of chic, but these guys brought the freak, which, for a big-ass show like the Super Bowl, is worth a lot more in my book.

7. M.I.A., 2012

M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj wore very similar outfits, but M.I.A.’s had just a little bit more oomph. She also flipped off the camera, which pissed off a bunch of people, so she gets extra points for that too.

6. BLACK EYED PEAS, 2011

Considering how disappointing most of the male performers at the Super Bowl have been, you really have to give it to the men of the Black Eyed Peas. Those dudes turned it out! Especially Taboo with that LED leather suit of his. Fergie, of course, also looks amazing. Killing it all around.

5. TONI BRAXTON’S BACKUP GIANT, 2000

I can’t even look at Toni Braxton with that majestic creature standing behind her. He looks like a tax collector from the land of Oz and I am ready to pay up!

4. KATY PERRY, 2015

Four costume changes and more color and sparkle than you can shake a whipped cream boob cannon at. Yas, gurl. Yaaaaaas!

3. BEYONCÉ AND HER CREW, 2016

Beyoncé and her formation dancers were such a moment. Power, grace, and general badassitude all rolled into one. The very definition of the word “slay.”

2. MICHAEL JACKSON, 1993

Of course, as good as Beyoncé’s look was, you gotta give credit where credit is due. Michael. Jackson.

1. LEFT SHARK, 2015

As if it could be any other way.

The 10 Coolest Places to Eat in 2017

The restaurant world is stuffed with best-of lists. We don’t need another. What constitutes an amazing meal is different from person to person, night to night, so it’s a bit silly to pronounce one dining room (or 50) the best in the world.

I’ve had very few disappointments among restaurants on those lists, and more than a few meals that were worth a transatlantic flight. I think most of us who are willing to travel for food feel the same way. But the professional class of eaters is likely already onto the next thing. They’re unfurling their napkins in the Middle East, Latin America and even Scotland in search of culinary pleasures.

I asked several highly accomplished eaters about which restaurants they find most interesting—and undersung—right now. Maybe one will become the next Noma; maybe not. But for now, they provide a modicum of bragging rights and, most likely, a great amount of joy. These ten places are where these experts would send their friends in 2017.

Chef’s Bar at Machneyuda, Jerusalem

“If you’re from Israel you know this restaurant,” says restaurateur and sommelier turned professional bon vivant Kristian Brask Thomsen, host of the three-day gastronomic blowouts known as Dining Impossible. But it deserves wider attention. On a steep side street by the city’s bustling food market, Machneyuda is the creation of Israeli Iron Chefs Krav Sakinim, Asaf Granit and Uri Navon, alongside Jerusalem’s “slow food” champion, Yossi Asaf. “They realized a dream of serving guests ‘happy food’ in an extremely fun-loving dining experience, combining seasonal cuisine with a homey interior featuring china from one chef’s grandmother’s house,” says Brask Thomsen, who also provides marketing support for chefs (not these). “Add loud music and staff and guests dancing on tables, and you just might have the most memorable eating experience of the Middle East.” Ask for a bespoke evening at the Chef’s Bar, where one of the principals will curate a custom made tasting menu.

The Dysart Petersham, London

Restaurant critic Andy Halyer, who claims to be the only person to have dined at every Michelin three-star in the world, recommends the Dysart as a hidden gem, thanks to its young chef (Kenneth Culhane), off-the-beaten-track location and quality cooking. In his first review, he praised the place’s transition from “pub that does food” to “restaurant with a bar,” saying his meal was “quite a revelation…. Despite the lack of fanfare, the standard of cooking is extremely high, and there are certainly worse restaurants with Michelin stars. In these days of overhyped central London openings, it is great to find a place quietly turning out lovely food.”

McCrady’s Tavern, Charleston

Southern star Sean Brock’s latest gets raves from James Beard Award–winning journalist Matt Goulding, a chief editor of the influential Roads & Kingdoms and the author of Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travels Through Spain’s Food Culture. The new revamp of Brock’s legendary Charleston institution, set in a 1778 Georgian town house, includes a high-end tasting-menu restaurant upstairs and a “more relaxed but no-less-astounding tavern below,” he says. “You’ll find Brock’s obsession with historical cooking filtered through a mixture of familiar flavors and innovative technique—tater tots with sour cream and caviar, Thomas Jefferson’s macaroni (given an umami lift from kombu), bone marrow stuffed with escargot. The new McCrady’s reaffirms Brock’s status as one of the most talented and soulful chefs cooking in the U.S.”

La Docena Oyster Bar & Grill, Mexico City, Mexico

This buzzing Guadalajara import, created by Claudio Javelly, Alejandro de la Peña and cool cat Chef Tomás Bermúdez, has “taken the Mexican capital by storm,” says Brask Thomsen. “High or low, lovers or families, indoor diners or out—all are having a fiesta from 1 p.m. on: drinks clinking, music playing, cigarettes on the sidewalk.” And ice mountains of top-quality shellfish from the Pacific coast, as well as New Orleans–style po’boys, a novelty in the D.F. “Imagine a laidback but upbeat version of Balthazar in New York City, but in Mexico City and way more fun.”

The Cellar, Anstruther, Scotland

The young chef (Billy Boyter) at this longtime restaurant has been operating for two years with just one person helping him, and he’s already won a deserved Michelin star, notes Hayler. In his recent review, he summarized the best dishes (crab with heritage carrots, hand-dived scallop with duck ham and kohlrabi) and the small, relaxed dining room’s charms: “Service was friendly…and the wine was left within reach,” which “felt entirely in keeping with the environment. Overall, the Cellar was a most enjoyable experience.”

Bros,’ Puglia, Italy

“Floriano and Giovanni Pellegrino have done what many young chefs do these days—they’ve wandered the culinary world, doing stages everywhere from Noma to Martin Berastegui in northern Spain,” says Goulding. At Bros’, “they’ve synthesized their diverse experiences and filtered them through the ingredients and traditions of their native Puglia to create one of Italy’s most ambitious and important young restaurants. (The fact that it’s in Lecce, a limestone city of knee-trembling beauty, doesn’t hurt.) Everything they serve is smart, mature and deeply delicious. Linguine with pistachio butter and colatura (Italian fish sauce) is the best dish I’ve eaten all year.”

Back Kitchen Table at Osso, Lima

“A butcher shop with no intention of becoming a restaurant became a restaurant because of a wooden table in a back kitchen with walk-in freezers,” marvels Brask Thomsen. The front restaurant now is “atmospheric,” with a wide range of dishes, from a 240-day dry-aged Kobe beef to a full meat tasting menu, and an impressive wine list with many “pearls” by the glass. Still, “it’s what’s happening in the back of Osso that should have your attention. This is where Renzo Garibaldi has for the past two years been holding clandestine dinners around a single large wooden table for no more than eight guests at a time.” Initially, they were his friends, including Peruvian stars like Gastón Acurio and Mitsuharu Tsumara, but within weeks, Garibaldi began getting calls for reservations. “When someone like Gastón pushes you in this direction you have the responsibility to try.”

Tempura Matsu, Kyoto

“Michelin may have shunned this restaurant, but I liked it more than some of the grand three-star places in the city,” wrote Hayler of this family-owned establishment a 30-minute taxi ride from central Kyoto. Now run by the son, who worked with Alain Ducasse and Grant Achatz, it has transcended its roots as a simple tempura shop and become a destination for kaiseki kappo with premium ingredients like Tsuiyama snow crab, line-caught tuna from Aomori and lobster from the Seto Inland Sea. “This was an impressive meal, a modern take on kaiseki dining that is not afraid to break with tradition yet still respects it.”

La Nave de Sake, Barcelona

“This is a very cool concept that will continue to evolve,” says Goulding, who is based in Barcelona in part for the dining scene’s high quotient of amazingness. “In a city that has seen it all, La Nave de Sake is a truly unique dining experience. Run by heavyweight Argentine chef Sebastian Mazzola, the former creative director of Albert Adrià’s restaurant empire in Barcelona, and sake whisperer Sussie Villarico, it has turned an old industrial space into one of Spain’s greatest clandestine dining experiences. Mazzola is a master technician capable of concentrating outrageous amounts of flavor and texture into tiny packages, which he rolls out in nightly tasting menus matched to Villarico’s collection of rare and esoteric sakes. It’s less a formal restaurant than one of the world’s greatest dinner parties thrown for locals and out-of-towners alike.”

AOC—Aarø & Co, Copenhagen

“It’s not often you walk into a mansion with two Michelin stars and find that it smells just like home,” says Brask Thomsen. (Full disclosure: He has represented the restaurant for several years.) “But walk through the doors of AOC and the smell of wood smoke and reduced bouillon of Jerusalem artichokes hits you like a double shot of aquavit; a hunger-rousing welcome for anyone who loves good food.” Rather than dragging guests on his own ego trip, chef Søren Selin creates “artistic, curious and playful menus while always maintaining a high comfort and yumminess that keeps your palate safe,” and champion sommelier and restaurateur Christian Aarø’s superior knowledge of wines results in “tantalizing flights that embraces the old, young, conservative, edgy, conventional and organic wines in great storytelling.”

Jumpsuit

Ways to Style a Jumpsuit

Much like a dress, a jumpsuit is basically an instant outfit in one piece of clothing. Also similar: its versatility. To prove that point, we took one jumpsuit (shop a similar style: Topshop, $60; topshop.com) and styled it three different ways. For the office, elevate a one-piece with a polished blazer and structured accessories.

Topshop jumpsuit, $60 (originally $110); topshop.com. Altuzarra jacket, $1,576;matchesfashion.com. Blacksea purse, $845;blackseacollection.com. Reiss sandals, $245; reiss.com.

Topshop jumpsuit, $60 (originally $110); topshop.com. Faris earrings, $125; farisfaris.com. Milly purse, $325; milly.com. Aquazzura sandals, $795;net-a-porter.com.

Topshop jumpsuit, $60 (originally $110); topshop.com. Tory Sport tee, $165; torysport.com. Sophie Hulme purse, $495; sophiehulme.com. Beatrice Valenzuela slides, $212; beatricevalenzuela.com.

 

Exactly How to Protect Your Hair and Scalp from the Sun

When it comes to sun protection, we know that it’s critical to apply sunscreen over our entire bodies, but do you count your hair and scalp in that? I didn’t. Even as a diligent sunscreen user, I would apply sunscreen up to my forehead and never even consider my hair or scalp, because, well, they’re my hair and scalp.

Exactly How to Protect Your Hair and Scalp from the Sun

Spoiler alert: Skipping out on that sun protection is onebig beauty faux pas. Read on to find out why and, of course, how to keep your locks and your scalp from sunburn.

 

You might be thinking, “Do I really need to protect my hair?” Well, while you might not want to add another step to your routine, the answer is yes. Ron Williams, Education Director at Phyto Specific, explained to me that hair is considered a non-living entity when it emerges through the scalp, which is why it doesn’t burn like our skin.

 

We may not experience those horrible sunburn symptoms on our manes, but our hair can stillbecome damaged. If we skip sun protection, the result could be a dry, dull, and brittle mane.

 

The damage will only worsen if you’re taking a dip in the pool or ocean because of the drying effects of chlorine and salt

The sun can also change your dye job—and not for the better. Celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa told me that bleached or lifted hair is more susceptible to damage because the process opens up the hair follicle, making hair more vulnerable to oxidizing damage (read: fading) from UV exposure.

 

 

This is How You Master Transitional Weather

There’s nothing worse than waking up to a blaring alarm, checking the weather and then looking in your closet only to realize you have no idea what to wear. When your day can start in the 40s, be in the 60s by lunchtime, rain in the afternoon, and be back in the 40s by the time you get home, how are you supposed to know what season to dress for? This is a sartorial conundrum we face every year during the fickle month of May, and we’ve enlisted our friends at Nordstrom and chatted with InStyle’s Executive Style Correspondent, Dana Avidan-Cohn, to help us learn to dress for the fickle temps. It may not be sundress and beach season yet, but here are 5 chic ways to rock lighter fabrics, bare legs, and layered separates for weather that can’t seem to make up its mind.

You don’t need to wait for Memorial Day to bring out your bright summer whites. Cropped white denim pairs effortlessly with a slouchy tank and a long linen jacket. An eco-friendly alternative to your go-to trench, the linen fabric is light enough for lunch al fresco, but will also keep you warm on your walk home.

A sweater in a lightweight fabric and some stylish layering skills are two of the most important things you need to conquer unpredictable weather. This EILEEN FISHER knit incorporates two textures of linen for a look that’s cool to the touch but soft and cozy. Dana suggests pairing the sweater with clean white skinnies and nude slides for a modern look.

By now you know that spring is the perfect time to incorporate some brights into your wardrobe  – and thisyellow box knit is giving us a serious dose of happiness. Style with a white tank underneath for coverage, and wear with a relaxed white pant. “This wide-leg pant is the perfect easy white trouser. This is a pant you can wear now with a knit and blazer,and transition well into those hot summer months with a sleeveless top,” says Cohn.

Denim and white is a no-fail classic combo for spring dressing. Chambray is an ultra soft fabric and goes well with just about everything in your closet.

This chambray-buttoned dress is super-versatile, and we love the idea of unbuttoning it and donning it as a vest. The best part of this linen fabric is how eco-friendly it is; it’s the farm-to-table of sustainable fashion.

 

 

Best Fashion

Best Fashion  All Time

SHOW SKIN STRATEGICALLY

Looking truly sexy involves knowing what to bare-and what to keep under wraps. Otherwise, where’s the mystery? “Choose one-only one-body part and show it off,” advises Jen Rade, stylist to Jenna Fischer and Angelina Jolie. “If it’s cleavage, don’t show your legs. If it’s your legs, stay covered on top.”

ROUND UP WHITE BUTTON-DOWNS

Take a classic cue from Marilyn Monroe! They elevate jeans and keep ball skirts from drifting into fantasy-land. But all that mileage comes at a cost: a short shelf life. So buy three, don’t overbleach (which can cause yellowing), and refresh regularly.

ACCESSORIZE IN BRIGHTS

If you’ve got a closet full of neutrals-be they navy, black, camel, or gray-add energy with boldly hued shoes and bags. Not only is a hunter green satchel more lively than ho-hum black, but it’s also surprisingly versatile. Feeling really brave? Wear a neutral base with shoes and a bag in two different complementary colors

THROW ON A SCARF

It’s the ultimate accessory according to a host of the best-dressed women we interviewed. Stash one in your purse or carry-on to transform simple Ts in the time it takes to make a knot.

EMBRACE YOUR SHAPE

“Once you know which silhouettes flatter you, filter trends ruthlessly,” says designer Shoshanna Gruss. For instance, if you’re petite and shapely, it’s best to avoid tall columns and billowy maxis even if you love them. Go for a dress with a defined waist and just-above-the-knee hem.

TOUCH THE INSIDE

A garment’s lining is often a designer’s calling card, and a good way to judge quality. A well-crafted lining is a sign that the whole piece has been sewn with care.

 

Wear White Kurti in Different Ways

Styling Kurtis Is Fun

The white kurti isn’t for funerals or a boring day only, you could if you want, using your innovative sense, doll up the humble garment in more ways than one.

 Your choice, if you would like prints, patterns or styles on the white kurti, or simply white and plain; let it flow and dazzle the day time pool party too.

Don’t want to show too much skin while sun-bathing at the beach; simply throw on a see-through white kurti with a sexy two piece bikini under, and you would be the bombshell for sure!

 Charm the boss and become the reason for green-eyed-monsters at work this Friday. Black leggings (leather or cloth), black heels and minimal accessories with a chic black bag, and a white kurti on top for sure, instead of a shirt – hot, hot, hot!

For a fun girl’s evening out, the summer-hot-humid days shouldn’t bog you down. Pick a white kurti and wear it with white hot pants, ballerina flats and minimal make-up. Who said you cannot dress to impress with 100% humidity around!

Want to impress your hot date this evening, and yet be comfy or cool while dining under the summer moonlit night? Here’s a tip on how to style a kurti. Flared pants with a white kurti or a kalidar top should be your choice.

Hot mom are you? Wear your humble white kurti with a pair of denims. The feet should have open sandals to let the toes breathe, and bun up or pin the hair behind for the summer look.

Embellished Saree Blouse Designs And Patterns

Latest  Embellished Saree Blouse Designs And Patterns.

Sarees play a pivotal role in promoting femininity, fragility and sexuality.. What compliments the sari is the blouse, be it a chiffon blouse, a designer blouse, a wedding blouse, etc is the most important part of this Indian ensemble.

 The blouses that are paired with the sarees can either be lace blouses, net blouses, chiffon latest blouse designs, embroidered blouses, high – neck blouses, etc.. There are plenty of latest designer blouse designs available for anyone to select from.

The other thing that matters is how you pair it, what accessories you wear with the blouse, hairstyles to show off the lovely back design, and what embellishments you choose for the saree blouse styles.

Designer saree blouses, being a relevant part of this outfit, contributes to the wearer’s overall look and style. So it becomes imperative to carefully select saree blouse designs and patterns – those that aptly complements your persona as well as the occasions.

With a myriad of online stores, that sell designer blouses, have lavish wedding blouse designs, embroidered blouse patterns, etc. you now have ample options to choose from. Now you can play with various patterns of blouse necklines and sleeves to add elegance to it. However, it’s the back design of your blouse, which is going to play a vital role to enable you with a sophisticated and stylish look. The saree blouse styles have varied designs and cuts to make the saree look classy.

V-neck, square neck and round neck maybe basic, but the embroidery done over the border of these neck designs and also the tassels and butta work, add to making the blouse exquisite and elegant.

For quiet and casual occasions, you can select blouses with minimum detailed embroidery and embellishments. A fine choice of a simple yet beautiful saree with a matching blouse of a subtle design can do wonders in enhancing your charm even at the workplace.

EVENT DRESSES

HOW TO WEAR

EVENT DRESSES

A GALLERY OPENING

Mingle with the arts crowd in Roksanda’s graphic dress; the fluted bell sleeves add to its sculpted silhouette. Punctuate the striking colour palette with a black bag by Fendi and Aquazzura’s sleek heels, which also add leg-lengthening appeal.

A TENNIS AFTERNOON

The courts always attract a chic crowd. Enjoy a stylish afternoon in Peter Pilotto’s sunshine-yellow lace dress and the label’s coordinating flats. A sky-blue Mark Cross bag and J.W. Anderson’s bauble earrings add just the right amount of whimsy.

A DAY AT THE RACES

The horse racing calendar offers the perfect opportunity to showcaseEmilia Wickstead’s ladylike pink dress. High-wattage molten-gold flats and a kitsch handbag keep the look playful.

A COUNTRY WEDDING

Redefine the rules of wedding dressing with Alexander McQueen’s high-neck, silk-chiffon ruffled dress with off-the-shoulder details. The label’s blush block-heel pumps and Gucci pink cross-body bag chime with the romantic mood.