When it comes to any type of fashion item (whether it’s clothing, swimwear, bags, or shoes), there’s a fine line between something feeling underwhelmingly basic and overly trendy that’s often hard to get close to, let alone touch on. Luckily, as your own personal shoppers, here at Who What Wear, we’re kind of experts at it—and our namesake clothing and accessory collections reflect it, too.
That’s why—with relative ease—today I’m able to bring you a whopping twenty-five summer footwear options (including flat sandals, heels, and mules)—all of which not only hit on that perfect in-between mark of trendy but not too trendy. They also happen to cost under $100, too. In short, you can pick up a new pair for this season sans guilt, knowing you won’t get sick of it by the time next summer rolls around. To see and shop all the pretty styles for yourself, just keep scrolling.
If we’re looking for those effortlessly chic outfit ideas, Vanessa Oblinsky’s feed is a go-to. The French Canadian lifestyle blogger was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, and now resides in San Diego, California, with her three sons and husband. It’s that laid-back California vibe mixed with the sleek French sartorial sensibilities that makes her personal style so covetable. So on that note, we thought we’d tap Oblinsky for insight into the specific pieces she relies on to create her easy yet forward silhouettes.
Ahead, you’ll uncover the seven-piece wardrobe she swears by, complete with visual inspiration and a debriefing on why each item is a must from her point of view. And if you’re shopping at the moment, you’ll also uncover some product recommendations.
There was definitely a time, oh, I’d say two years ago, when puff-sleeve prairie dresses felt new and trendy. Fast-forward to the present day, and the dress style has died down in the trend category, but as far as classic dress styles go, it’s made its way to the top. Puff-sleeve dresses are sweet and easy and, after maintaining a shelf life longer than one season, have deemed themselves rather iconic. Over the years, they have certainly evolved, making them perfect for every style type and occasion on the map. This dress style can be both casual and formal and, particularly in the summertime, proves to be the go-to for fashion girls everywhere.
Ahead, scroll through the best puff-sleeve-dress content on the internet. You can quote me on that. From images of people wearing the trend to some of the most irresistible options on the market, this story has it all. If you’re able to scroll all the way through without making a purchase, please contact me because I need a lesson from you in willpower stat.
There are some pretty epic sales to be had all across the internet right now, but I’m not being shy about playing favorites. Topshop’s selection has been serving up the prettiest summer trends and some solid closet staples all season long, and, well, being the shopping-oriented editor that I am, I’m jumping at the opportunity to shop the sitewide sale that just launched ahead of the holiday weekend.
I’ve had my eye on a number on really good pieces for a minute now, from the check-print dress you see in the above image to a pair of fancy flip-flops that I’m positive my summer wardrobe will benefit from. To ring in the Fourth of July, Topshop has put all of its full-priced items on sale for 15% off from now through July 6. All you need to do is drop the code HAPPY4TH at checkout and scroll through the below edit if you need a place to start.
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I always get a kick out of seeing jaw-dropping red carpet jewelry, but celebrities’ everyday pieces can be much more meaningful because they represent their true personal style. Just like the rest of us, when Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, and Selena Gomez find a piece of jewelry they love, they wear it nonstop. More often than not, these ladies are stepping out in pieces by British brand Missoma, which is hosting a rare sale right now.
Bella Hadid’s favorite piece from the brand? The Lucy Williams Gold Entwine Front-Facing Hoops ($162), which she even wears at the beach. Although this particular style isn’t on sale, there are plenty of other worthy options. Scroll down to see how celebrities wear Missoma, and shop my favorite pieces from the brand’s new sale.
I’m really sorry to say it, but when it comes to our body, time takes its toll on just about all of it. And although we know all too well what aging does to our skin, when it comes to other areas of our beauty regimens, age is rarely factored in. From swapping in serums that tackle fine lines and wrinkles to acid treatments that work against age spots and pigmentation, products that cater to aging skin seem to be everywhere.
But what about our hair? It turns out that besides going grey, aging can affect our hair in a number of ways. From thinning to dryness, the ways in which our hair deals with getting older means that as time goes by, we may need to change up our routine. And one of the most effective ways we can do that is by trying out a new haircut.
As hair ages, it’s normal for it to become a little more difficult to style, meaning that it’s often all too appealing to chop it off. As we get older, keeping hair short comes with its benefits. Not only does it keep locks looking healthy, but it also makes increasingly difficult-to-manage strands a lot easier to deal with.
Keep scrolling for all of the expert advice and inspiration that you might need if you’re over 50 and considering going short with your hair.
As we get older, so does our hair. Over time, the rate at which our body produces melanin (the thing that gives our hair pigment) slows down and eventually may even stop altogether, causing hair to lose its color and appear grey.
Alongside the loss of pigment, grey hairs often appear wiry and dry as a result of diminishing oil production by the sebaceous glands in the hair follicle. Jonathan Soons, creative ambassador at Headmasters explains: “The ageing process changes the texture of hair so that it appears brittle, wiry and frizzy. Commonly, the longer the hair is, the more this becomes evident.”
To deal with aging hair, Soons recommends switching your products up. “Older hair can be more fragile, so use a gentle brush such as Manta ($30). To help keep grey hair fresh and remove yellow tones, I swear by Revlon Professional Nutri Color Crème in 1002 ($18). As well as helping with color, it also acts as a mask to keep hair super moisturised,” says Soons.
As older hair becomes gradually more difficult to deal with, many women feel that going shorter helps to minimize the upkeep. Valerie Maine, a hairstylist at Live True for Redken, reveals: “Short hair gives a feeling of a more youthful look. As you get older, your hair will sometimes thin and become weaker. Shorter hair is often easier to style and can fit in better with a busier lifestyle.”
Besides the fact that keeping hair short minimizes the appearance of age-induced damage that might be more evident with longer styles, going for the chop can also help disguise the side effects. “Short hair will often give the illusion of fuller and thicker hair and will disguise this,” says Maine.
As with any hair change, it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into for before you go ahead. Of course, going short comes with the usual considerations such as whether or not your cut of choice will work with your texture and thickness. However, when it comes to going short, there are other things to consider too.
As a rule, short hair tends to have to be styled more frequently than longer hair and the general need for upkeep tends to be greater. When it comes to a short look that needs constant styling, it’s more important than ever to take the texture of your hair into account. “Consider the natural texture of your hair. If it is coarse, fine, straight, curly, etc. If you go for a style that ignores this, it will cause styling issues. Use your new short haircut to put emphasis on your favorite feature and showcase the areas you like the most. It could be your eyes, lips or cheekbones, for example,” says Soons.
If you know that you want to go short but are unsure of where to start, worry not. Keeping scrolling to discover exactly what short hairstyle is right for you along with all of the celebrity inspiration you might need.
If styling your hair is the last thing you want to think about in the morning, this low-maintenance cut could be for you. “For an older woman that has a natural curl or wave, the pixie cut is the best choice as it uses the hair’s natural pattern to create texture and volume. They are also relatively easy to style and maintain on a day to day basis,” says Maine.
If the pixie cut seems a little too much of a statement, keeping a bit more length could be the perfect answer. A longer pixie style is also a great option for those that want to create an illusion of volume. Maine explains: “Longer layers can add volume, which is ideal if your hair is thinning and falling flat. The long pixie also gives a feminine touch when paired with a sweeping fringe.”
Want to keep things simple? “A blunt bob keeps ends looking as fresh as possible. It can look quite quirky, a bit cool and it’s really easy to style. This style works on wavy, straight, fine, medium or thick hair, but for curly locks, go brave and cut to the jawline,” says Soons. But be warned, a blunt bob requires commitment. To keep it fresh, it’s advised that you book in for a trim every six to eight weeks.
Break the traditional bob-haircut rules and opt for something a little cooler with this no-effort style. “For women that want to keep their length but want to add some life to their limp hair, the bob is a suitable haircut as it still gives the feeling of having long hair whilst creating volume. Shaggy Bob Cuts are very popular as they break the traditional bob haircut rules and create a more adventurous look,” says Maine.
This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.
What month even is it anymore? Oh yeah, July. It definitely isn’t fall, but hey, rules don’t really apply to outfits anymore, which Hailey Bieber seems to agree with. Case in point: Earlier this week, Bieber arrived at a studio in L.A. wearing an outfit that we’re definitely bookmarking for October, as it’s easy and comfortable yet just elevated enough.
The aforementioned outfit consists of a trench coat, black turtleneck, distressed jeans (denim trend alert), socks, and white sneakers—and a mask, of course. If we had to predict what outfit trend everyone will be wearing this fall, it would be exactly this. Who knows what will be happening in the world in a few months, but this casual outfit will have you prepared for many things, even if it’s just a trip to the grocery store.
Scroll to shop Bieber’s chic fall outfit, and feel free to wear it now or later.
Vizio is finally releasing its latest lineup of 4K TVs to retailers. Consumers can look forward to high-resolution picture quality ideal for streaming and gaming, but the bigger story may be yet to come—a new and relatively affordable OLED TV set to become available in fall 2020.
Vizio’s OLEDs will come in two flavors: the pricier 65-inch and a 55-inch set for $700 less. The brand has a rep for affordability so the cost of these sounds high at first—$2,000 for the 65-incher and $1,300 for the 55—but compare that to Samsung selling just LED TVs for as much as $2,500, or LG, offering a 77-inch OLED for $4,299.
Vizio’s OLED line offers 800-nit brightness, Dolby Vision, and support for new tech innovations like high-resolution image-enhancing HDR10+ as well as HLG. Both sizes run the IQ Ultra processor, which integrates artificial intelligence and machine learning to maximize picture clarity.
The new models also come with up-to-date SmartCast, supporting use of AirPlay, Chromecast, Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and pretty much any streaming service you can name right now.
Vizio’s P-Series Quantum and Quantum X 4K UHD TVs have boosted color by 165%. They are equipped with Dolby Vision HDR. They come in 65-inch and 75-inch sizes and Quantum begins at $1,099.99, Quantum X at $1,399.99. The lower-priced 4K UHD M-Series Quantum TVs range between 50 and 70-inches and begin at $379.99, while the budget V-Series is available in 40 up to 75-inch screens starting at $229.99.
Vizio’s OLED TVs range from $1,300 to $2,000 and will be available in the fall. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page where you can register to be notified about when they become available: vizio.com.
General Motors Defense has officially won a $214.3 million contract to build, field and sustain the Army’s new expeditionary Infantry Squad Vehicle, or ISV.
The American automaker’s military product division joined forces with Belleville, Minnesota’s Ricardo Defense to develop an $1 million ISV prototype based on the off-road-trimmed 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, which ultimately bested designs by OshKosh Defense and Flyer Defense.
GM’s final ISV features 90 percent commercial off-the-shelf parts, including a Multimatic dual spool-valve dampers and Chevrolet Performance suspension. These components were previously proven when the mid-size pickup emerged as one of four vehicles out of 434 competitors to complete 11 consecutive events in the North American Best in the Desert race series.
Propulsion comes from Chevy’s stock 186-hp, 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel and six-speed automatic transmission. That pedigree likely factored into to the U.S. Army Contracting Command–Detroit Arsenal’s decision. The new ISV is light enough to be sling loaded from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, compact enough to fit inside a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, and agile enough to transport a nine-soldier squad across a treacherous battlefield.
“The entire Ricardo team is proud to continue our work with GM Defense on the ISV contract, and to provide our infantry troops in harm’s way with this highly-capable, and much needed vehicle,” said Chet Gryczan, president of Ricardo Defense.
“The ISV will showcase the speed at which the Army can rapidly produce, field and sustain new equipment by leveraging a proven commercially available vehicle and the global supply chain infrastructure of General Motors, supported by Ricardo.”
Assuming the Army is satisfied with 649 initial ISVs, a final order of 2,065 vehicles has been approved.