Aug 132018

If you can believe it, the film Vicky Cristina Barcelona came out 10 years ago on August 15, 2008. Although the storyline about Americans traveling abroad to Europe for the summer and the romance that follows was enough to draw me in, the outfits are what I’m personally invested in. 10 years later, and I still remember those easy summer outfits that made me want to pack my suitcase and hop on a plane to Barcelona myself.

While Scarlett Johansson’s character is dressed in normcore basics like T-shirts and jeans, Penélope Cruz—who plays the fiery ex-wife in the movie—has a collection of satin nightgowns and gauzy cotton dresses on heavy rotation. Add sultry waves and unexpected hats, and you get the unforgettable outfits that still inspire me today. Ahead I’m breaking down the reason style moments from the film had such a big impact on me.

One of the most impactful fashion takeaways from the film was no doubt lingerie as daywear. Penelope Cruz wore pieces like slips with lace details throughout the movie.
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More evidence from my last point to consider lingerie as daywear. In the last several years, satin slip dresses—like this one—have made a resurgence 
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Hats can be tricky and daunting—if you ask me—but why not take a chance with them? I would never think to wear one like the style here but Cruz is making me rethink it.
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Though many of the most iconic style moments from the film are tied to Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson’s character offers some lessons as well. While she is mostly dressed in “normcore” pieces in the film, they make the case for investing in well-cut basics.
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Gingham may have had its big moment a few seasons ago, but hold onto it. While the print isn’t quite as popular as it was a few years ago, here’s proof that it’ll come back again.
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Next: 96 outfits for when you’re bored with your clothes.

5 Reasons I'm Still Taking Style Lessons From Vicky Cristina Barcelona
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Aug 122018

Not to call you out or anything, but unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re well aware that the ’90s have come back with quite the bang this year. Beyond the resurgence of ’90s fashion and everything that goes with it, extreme nostalgia for the celebrities that thrived during that time is back as well. The aesthetic back then was a very specific one, and if you ask the founder of our new favorite Instagram account, they’d 100% agree. Meet @90sanxiety—the poppin’ Instagram account our editors are currently crushing over.

Follow this account for chic throwback imagery of everyone’s favorite ’90s movies and TV shows, never-before-seen fashion moments, and of course, pictures of celebrities from the ’90s that will have you *shook.* While scrolling through @90sanxiety (something I do on a daily basis), I came across so many old photos of celebrities from the beloved decade that had me doing triple takes. Okay, so maybe they aren’t completely unrecognizable, but the following images definitely had me second-guessing who was who and left me flabbergasted at how different some of today’s entertainment icons looked back in the day.

Here to share a little bit about @90sanxiety is the founder of the account (who wishes to remain anonymous). Now sit back and relax as you get the inside scoop on one of the best ’90s Instagram accounts out there while scrolling through throwback celebrity gold.

Pictured: Angelina Jolie photographed by Bonnie Lewis, 1992
Pictured: Victoria and Brooklyn Beckham, 1999
Pictured: Tyra Banks photographed by Dewey Nicks for Seventeen Magazine, 1991
Pictured: Penelope Cruz, 1993
Pictured: Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland, 1997
Pictured: Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie photographed for Premiere magazine, October 1999
Pictured: Natalie Portman by Naomi Kaltman for Sassy Magazine, March 1996
Pictured: Gisele Bündchen photographed by Kelly Klein in New York, 1998
Pictured: Chloë Sevigny in Fila shot by David Perez Shadi NYC, 1997
Pictured: Drew Barrymore as Poison Ivy, May 1992 
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What originally inspired you to create this account?

The account was created out of my love for fashion. Looking for a new creative outlet and an endless pursuit of stuff I think is cool. I took inspiration from accounts that came before mine like @90ssupermodelsdaily (inactive sadly), @90scigarettes, and @90smilk. I wanted to create more of a reference point to that specific time period, a balance of curating an aesthetic and documenting the pop culture of a historical decade. I was too young to fully experience the ’90s but close enough that I feel connected to that time.

Speaking of celebrities, check out every major look from Kylie Jenner’s 21st birthday last week.

When the account originally gained momentum, I was like, okay now this is real. I tend to be obsessive with things I am interested in and, at times, even get anxious about posting, so that’s where the name comes from. Also, you’ll notice that my account never has content outside of the 1990s—another reason it’s entirely anonymous. My personal life definitely influences what I post, but it’s not connected in any way.

The account is extremely successful—what’s your secret?

I think the account’s success was definitely hinged on timing. The content had just started gaining popularity, and I had a different take. I desperately try to show everyone unseen or uncommon images or at the very least, different angles/originals of models and celebrities who were major influencers during that time period and for the most part still are. I think that is what attracts people. Also, I owe a lot to the celebrities/influencers who followed and supported early on that really helped with exposure; thank you Kim K., Cara D., Bella H., Cindy C., Emily R., and to @virgomood for forever keeping me inspired!

What’s your take on all the ’90s hype that’s going on right now?

Although fashion trends have a tendency to be cyclical, the 1990s hits that perfect sweet spot right now across so many demographics—adults or younger adults who lived during that time period and even a nostalgic younger generation with access to more information about the ’90s than ever before. Who doesn’t get a little nineties anxiety?

We Bet You Won't Recognize These 10 Celebrities in the '90s
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Aug 112018

Aside from sweater weather, one of the most anticipated things about the upcoming fall season (from a sartorial standpoint) is the ability to wear boots again. At least it is for this editor. And if you’re anything like me, you might already be looking to replace your old fall boots with a new pair, but you’ve spent your year’s shopping budget on Aperol Spritz’s and Victorian tops this summer, so what is there to do?

Not to worry, as some of the best fall-ready boots are actually affordable—and by affordable, I mean under $100. From of-the-moment Western styles to sturdy and trendy hiker boots to pretty patents, I’ve rounded up the 21 best boots for the season ahead, so all you have to do is scroll through the gallery below and join me in counting down the days to fall.

A Western vibe that still feels so wearable.
These look like they cost 10 times more than they do.
This cuff detail is key.
Because Dr. Martens really does make the best boots. 
Everything you’re looking for in classic black booties. 
Red is trending for fall, and this is an easy way to get the look.
Call me biased, but these are so cool.
The studs add a subtle but welcome detail. 
Tackle two trends in one with these animal-printed Western boots.
When you don’t feel like wearing black, wear olive. 
White past Labor Day is now widely accepted. 
Practical and pretty.
Wear these on your next night out. 
For when you want some extra height.
Patent is perfect for rainy days.
For those looking for something that feels trendy.
Simple yet effective.
Pair these with a miniskirt for an unexpected combo.
This croc texture has us mesmerized. 
Perfect for any occasion. 
The cool-girl pick. 

Up next? 45 purses you’d never guess were under $100.

These Under-0 Boots Will Save You This Fall
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Aug 102018

Day-to-night dressing is a concept New York women know well. Since it’s not unusual to head straight from work (or even a workout) to drinks, having clothes that transition to fit your needs is key. Hence, the genius of Nike’s new City Ready collection, nine pieces that are designed to work just as well for evening drinks as they do for your daily sweat session. Nike enlisted an all-women team, headed up by Senior Creative Director Maria Vu to create the perfect capsule collection.

While I could honestly say I’d happily wear any of the pieces to the gym (or to drinks), the sneakers were of particular interest to me. Having tested out the Zoom Pegasus Turbos in July, I knew they were a great pair of running shoes, but I was surprised to learn from Vu that they’re designed to flatter your body too. As part of City Ready, Nike is dropping the Nike Pegasus Turbo XX, which Vu notes via press release is designed specifically with women in mind. “To make it versatile for her diverse workouts, we needed to offer more stability with a collar for ankle support, which was also a good height aesthetically to create a longer-leg effect with the tights.” Read on to check out the full collection (which is available starting September 14). Then shop the Zoom Pegasus Turbo in your favorite color.

Here’s me run-testing the original Zoom Pegasus Turbo.
The new Zoom Pegasus Turbo XX is part of the City Ready collection dropping September 14th. 
The collection also includes a range of day-to-night styles including these zippered pants.
A cropped sweatshirt is equal parts comfortable and cool. 
A bodysuit is ideal for dance workouts but pair with a mini skirt and you’re ready for drinks.
All-black always makes a cool statement. 
A cropped jacket is ideal for taking a look from day to night.
A bright stripe stands out. Available in sizes 5 to 12.
Classic black is always a good idea. Available in sizes 5 to 12.
Calling all rose gold fans. Available in sizes 5 to 12.

Now you’re ready to try the day-to-night City pack.

The New "Leg-Lengthening" Sneakers Every NYC Girl Will Wear
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