We recently uncovered the top color trend that will reign supreme in 2023 (yes, that far ahead). The color trend forecasters at WGSN and the experts at Coloro recently named Digital Lavender to be the next big color moment. That lavender hue has actually been cropping up already and was especially noteworthy during the F/W 21 collections, and the hue is apparently not going anywhere anytime soon.

Given that someone like Jenny Clark, the head of color at WGSN, has an actual job that tracks color trends, we thought we’d inquire more about upcoming trending hues. She provided further insight in a release that discussed what the fashion color palette will look like over the next few seasons. As a preview, there’s everything from bold hues to a few softer shades as well. With all that in mind, keep scrolling to check out the colors that will be most important. … Read the rest

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When Ashlyn So puts her mind to something, there’s no stopping her. Merely three years after attending her first sewing class at age 6, the fashion designer made her New York Fashion Week debut, presenting an enchanted forest-themed collection among designers five times her senior. And that’s just one of many accomplishments on her already-extensive résumé. Nowadays, 13-year-old Ashlyn is using her platform to speak out against the rise in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans, proving she’s ready to express herself with more than just a needle and thread. In honor of APIA Heritage Month, POPSUGAR caught up with Ashlyn about her fashion design endeavors and activism efforts, and the conversation instantly solidified our prior decision to include the talented San Francisco native on our 21 Under 21 list.

Ashlyn’s obsession with sewing dates all the way back to preschool. While her classmates played with blocks … Read the rest

Whether you’re a dress person or not, you’d be wise to check out the fantastic selection of summer pants on the market right now. Brands are experimenting with all kinds of prints, colors, shapes, and materials, and the results are definitely noteworthy. Some of them are parts of matching sets, but however you style them, they’re sure to garner compliments aplenty. 

Fancy a pair of groovy pants worthy of That ’70s Show? Or how about the ultimate lightweight linen pants for your next beach trip? Below, I’ve rounded up the best summer pants available to buy from our readers’ favorite brands like H&M, Cult Gaia, and more. 

Sherbet orange is always fun for summer.

The $25 H&M versions are also super cute. 

Perfect for pool days. 

The ’70s are calling. 

Floral for spring? Goundbreaking. (But still cute!)

I love this cute chevron pattern. 

I love how these bold pants
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Freeform’s latest psychological thriller Cruel Summer, produced by Jessica Biel, was filmed in Dallas, TX and takes place over the course of three consecutive years in the ’90s. Starring Olivia Holt (Kate Wallis), Chiara Aurelia (Jeanette Turner), Harley Quinn Smith (Mallory Higgins), and Allius Barnes (Vince Fuller), the cast is stacked with talent and all of the actors share a deep understanding of who their characters are. They worked with costume designer Taneia Lednicky (who also assisted on Friday Night Lights, while we’re talking high school storylines), to convey their personal evolutions from 1993 to 1995. The way these four kids process these trying, tumultuous years becomes so obvious through what they’re choosing to wear – and the objects they leave to collect dust.

We talked to Taneia, along with all four stars of the show, about collaborating during fittings and discovering designer pieces that fit right in … Read the rest

There’s no denying the fact that Americans are obsessed with French-girl style. As we’ve discussed pretty tirelessly, Parisian women dress in a way that, for whatever reason, American girls aspire to achieve. Normally, we ask our favorite French girls all about the items they’re buying, wearing, loving, etc., so that we can all go off and make our purchases accordingly, but this time we wanted to switch it up. Intrigued yet?

We reached out to a handful of our favorite French women and asked them what, if anything, it is about American style that makes them laugh. I tried guessing before I asked them the daunting question, but my answers were nowhere close to what they had to say. When it comes to the differences between American and French style, these Parisian ladies have quite a few things to say. Ahead, find out what French girls said they find funny … Read the rest

Could we have asked for better cochairs to lead the two-part exhibit for the 2021 Met Gala? All newcomers to the ball – which is hosted by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour – Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, and Naomi Osaka will take the reins at fashion’s biggest event of the year. The first segment called “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” opens in the Anna Wintour Costume Center on September 18, 2021, and will be celebrated with an intimate red carpet pending government guidelines on Monday, September 13, 2021. This marks the 75th anniversary of the Met Gala, which is curated by Andrew Bolton.

Bolton summarized the theme of the two-part exhibit in a press release: “Over the past year, because of the pandemic, the connections to our homes have become more emotional, as have those to our clothes. For American fashion, this has meant an increased … Read the rest

Honestly, I’m surprised my mom hasn’t had me arrested for all the jewelry, makeup, and sweaters I’ve obtained from her closet over the years. Especially that jewelry box of hers—it has been a regular victim of my blatant robberies. I have a soft spot for vintage pieces and love the idea of wearing something of hers from back in the day. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!

Truthfully, I don’t discriminate against anything she has, which is why, after all these years, I thought it was time to give back to her collection. These gift ideas—from clothes and beauty products to home goods—are really good; so good that you’ll inevitably want to “borrow” them down the road. Call me selfish. I don’t care, and clearly, my mom doesn’t either. Whether you’re shopping for your mom, grandma, or any other superwoman in your life, these items will make you … Read the rest

If you’re familiar with Janelle Monáe’s style, then you probably know she tends to keep to a wardrobe of black and white on the red carpet. Monáe told HuffPost the color palette speaks to her background and history: “It’s a dedication to uniformity and I’m a minimalist by heart, but a lot of it had to do with me wanting to have a uniform like the working class, like my mom and my grandmother,” she explained. While we have seen the singer, songwriter, producer, and actress in color before, she mostly stays firmly dedicated to this look.

Her stylist Alexandra Mandelkorn, whom she’s worked with for over four years, told POPSUGAR that this fashion choice extends beyond events – like for her recent trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where Janelle wore black-and-white outfits with a vacation vibe. “Fun prints, embroidery, and sheer fabrics are all fab in black and … Read the rest

New Yorkers have some of the best summertime style around, and so far, they have proven that although their social lives have changed this season, their style has remained just as strong as ever. We’ve now spent months wearing leggings, sweatpants, and anything with an elastic waistband, but thanks to these stylish NYC girls, we are finally encouraged to get back into the groove of wearing anything but. 

Ahead, I have rounded up some of my favorite NYC fashion girls and pulled out a selection of seven outfits I’ve noticed more than one New Yorker wearing at home this summer season. From easy matching sets to white summer dresses to wear, yes, even inside, these women are setting the standard for summer style higher than ever, and to be honest, we can’t thank them enough.  

Matching sets are the best way to make it look like you really tried with
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In the 1995 cult-classic film Now and Then, there’s a scene where the four main characters ride bikes and sing Tony Orlando’s “Knock Three Times” at the top of their lungs. The iconic moment plays on a loop pretty much every time I see a bike. Furthermore, it set the tone for what an achingly chic ride looks (and sounds) like. One thing I can’t help but notice, though, is the fact that none of the aforementioned actresses are wearing bike helmets. Not one! Sure, they’re pedaling down an empty road in the suburbs of Indiana, but what if a truck whizzes by? The Wormer brothers could come out of nowhere, armed with water balloons. Over three decades later, the lack of protective headgear still plagues my mind.

For this reason – in addition to general safety protocols – I always wear a helmet. And thankfully, there are tons … Read the rest