Plus Size Looks For The Summer

It’s finally starting to feel like summer, even if the real dog days are still months away. It’s time to switch out your closet, exchange those cashmere and wool sweaters for lightweight summer tanks and put wintry boots away in favor of summer sandals and flats. The following summer staples offer a way to incorporate timeless
elements and new trends.

Cropped camisole: A cropped cami in a light- or sheer weight fabric helps beat the heat, but the look can be a bit skimpy on its own. For casual weekend wear, pair the top with cropped jeans and a summer cardigan. Take this look to work with a swingy A-line skirt and oversized pendant necklace.

Maxi dress:The maxi dress goes the distance for summer: Wear it to work for a cozy, chic look; pair it with a shawl and sandals for a beach trip or accessorize with a long necklace and metallic flats for a summer date.

Windbreaker: A windbreaker helps keep you warm on breezy summer nights and makes a perfect alternative to the heavier trench coat or denim jacket. Throw one over graphic tees and high-waisted skirts or lightweight blouses and shorts to transition a day look to evening.

Platform shoes: These throwback shoes add height and maintain that sense of lightness that’s perfect for summertime work and play. Try platforms with sheath dresses or pencils skirts.

Jeans: White jeans are truly a summer look. Try white capri jeans with a lightweight color blocked blouse and sandals for a perfect casual chic outfit. Dress the jeans up with a silk blouse and heels for a summer date. Can’t stand white jeans? Try a boyfriend-style jean with rolled hems. This jean stands up to long weekends spent camping, beaching or barbecuing. Pair with a flowy tank or ruffle top to maintain a feminine style.

Open tote: Who wants to carry around a heavy leather handbag in the summertime? Swap your go-to purse for a lightweight canvas open tote with a printed pattern. This tote might have been out of place with your winter parka, but pairs just fine with summer blouses and tees.

Shorts: When it comes to shorts, short and tapered are on trend. Keep this look classy by wearing a linen blouse and strappy heels with denim or khaki shorts. Printed shorts add visual interest to an outfit and can replace skirts in the summer office. Another option would be to pair printed or graphic shorts with a summer sweater or a plain tee and flats or booties.

Summer scarf: The summer scarf adds a lightweight layer over dresses, tees and other tanks. Look for a cotton or linen scarf with pastels or bright colors. Patterns like chevron, paisley or floral print add color and visual appeal, while plain scarves provide another option too.

Update your summer closet with these staples to keep your cool during every summer occasion. Revamp your color palette and work in trends through accessories, shoes, tanks and tees to modernize these basic looks. What are your favorite summertime staple pieces?

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hues and rich metallic fabrics from the likes of Issey Miyake, Costume National
and Helmut Lang in the studio images. For beauty, the blonde rocks tousled waves
courtesy of hair stylist Staci Child while makeup
artist Erin Green is responsible for her bronzed

Karolina Kurkova was spotted in New York City last week, shooting the upcoming fall 2013 campaign
from Ann Taylor LOFT. The advertisements are set to be revealed later this year. In the image, the Czech model and “The Face” star is seen walking a great dane near an onlooking taxi driver and posing alongside a young girl with balloons.

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Face of Michael Kors, model Karmen Pedaru, stars in the brand’s summer 2013 catalogue featuring laid-back elegance. The Estonian beauty joins Simon Nessman for a yacht outing wearing a mix of stripes, tropical and psychedelic prints. Accessorized with aviator style sunglasses and ladylike timepieces, Karmen looks ready to vacation in style for the sun-drenched catalogue.

Five Tips For Dressing Correctly for Any Social Event

Natasha Poly x Vogue Russia May 2013

If every social event that we attend requires the exact same attire, life would be extremely boring. Whether an event is formal or normal, they each have a separate set of clothing expectations, but similar guidelines in order to determine your final choices before leaving the house. Following these five tips for dressing correctly for any social event will ensure that you don’t feel out of place in your surroundings.

Dress Code

Be clear about the dress code that your social event may enforce. If it is a new restaurant, night club or a speaking engagement, contact the venue in advance to make sure that you wear appropriate clothing. Many public venues may frown upon sneakers, baseball caps and jeans. Even if you already know the venue’s normal dress code, if a special social event is being hosted there it could have its own clothing rules set by the promoter.


Once you are away of the clothing do’s and don’ts of the event you are attending, take a moment to consider what activities you will be involved in while you are there. If you are going to be dancing, you will need to wear clothing flexible enough to accommodate your body movement. If you will be drinking red wine, you may not want to wear that white shirt that would look horrible with burgundy blotches all over it. Consider your shoe selection as well, especially if you are going to be doing quite a bit of standing.


Who wants to be sweating up a storm in a stuffy building with three or four layers of clothing on? Also, if you are traveling to a location considerably colder than you are used to, bundle up.


Now that you know what type of clothing will be socially acceptable, ask yourself, how do you feel at the moment? Conservative? Flamboyant? Excited? Miserable? Timid? Incorporate your feelings into your outfit by wearing brighter colors to express your positive, happy mood, and duller earth tones and dark colors if you would feel more comfortable adapting to your more somber mood.


Do not be afraid to express your natural personality through clothes: inviting, observant, romantic, creative or comedic.

A versatile lifestyle fashion brand like Religion is a great way to accommodate multiple social events with an added sense of style and finesse. Prepare yourself for the next time you find yourself needing to play dress-up with the excellent selection of clothing at

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Tara Lynn in Vanity Fair Italy

The establishment fashion industry usually gets it so very wrong when it comes to shooting plus-size models in editorials for mainstream magazines that one is pleasantly surprised, even shocked, when it gets
things so very right.

A new story in the May 2012 issue of Italian Vanity Fair constitutes the most altogether successful full-figured editorial since the “Belle Vere” spread in Vogue Italia, June 2011. How interesting that it is the Italians, the nation of Botticelli and Titian, who consistently demonstrate the finest aesthetic appreciation for plus-size beauty.

It shows the model with the most alluring variant of her hairstyle, in which a thick lock of hair tantalizingly shades one of her eyes. Her limbs appear soft and full, her buxom curves disclosed by the V cut of
her dress.

Bravo to Vanity Fair for a note-perfect plus-size model editorial, ideal in the choice of model (a size 16), aesthetic (Old World opulence), and wardrobe (pro-curvy femininity). We hope that more mainstream fashion magazines will begin featuring girls size 16 and up, and when they do, that they adopt the principles of timeless beauty that this layout exhibits.The scans originally appeared here, content of this article came from Judgement of Paris

Tara Lynn in Vanity Fair Italy

Tara Lynn in Vanity Fair Italy

Tara Lynn in Vanity Fair Italy

Tara Lynn in Vanity Fair Italy

Tara Lynn in Vanity Fair Italy

Tara Lynn in Vanity Fair Italy

Tara Lynn in Vanity Fair Italy