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15 Fashionable Flip-Flops for Women

Whether you like it or not, the thong sandal trend, which most often appears as an unapologetically casual rubber flip-flop, is here to stay. Despite its divisiveness, the fashion flip-flop is a summer style staple.

For a handful of years, an iteration of the thong sandal made its fashionable return each spring and summer. And you guessed it, it’s back again for another summer, and we’ll bet more summers to come. Both runway designers and footwear brands can’t get enough of the in-between-the-toe strap, and despite the shoe’s beachy history, the sandal has, in fact, become quite elegant. It’s evolved

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10 best skorts for women in 2021, according to experts

Let’s not skirt around this — skorts seem to be back from the aughts again, joining the likes of low-rise jeans and velour tracksuits. A staple of the tennis court, it’s not entirely unsurprising to see popular athleisure labels like Athleta, Adidas, Outdoor Voices and Girlfriend Collective currently carrying them. But, nowadays, brands including Spanx, Anthropologie and Tory Burch also offer their own versions of the style — with more literal frills in the case of the latter two.

SKIP AHEAD Best skorts to shop in 2021

The skort, a portmanteau of skirt and

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Shopping After COVID: What Women Are Buying

Following months of depressed spending in the U.S.—clothing sales dropped 79% in the first months of the pandemic—and with summer on the horizon, it seems this pattern is set to repeat.

But what, exactly, is shopping after COVID going to look like?

WGSN’s Morgan-Petro says the pendulum on what people are buying is starting to shift, although not completely: “Women are still largely buying comfort-focused items at the moment. But this does not mean they’re not also fashion items. We’re seeing a shift in demand for more hybrid pieces that serve multiple end uses. Knit dresses, for example, are

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The designer empowering refugee women in Lebanon

Written by Harriet Kean, CNN

On August 2, 2020, Larissa von Planta packed up her life in Beirut, where she had worked as a sustainable fashion designer for five years. Beirut’s economic situation had worsened since she had arrived in 2015, causing many of her friends to leave the city. After von Planta’s mother died in May of the same year, she felt compelled to return to London.

Two days after von Planta arrived back home, news broke of the devastating explosion which destroyed Beirut’s city center. The huge blast, reportedly caused by 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate stored
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Best Jean Shorts for Women: Most Flattering Denim Shorts for Summer

Denim shorts are a summer wardrobe staple. Julia Cherruault for Observer

While summer style trends come and go, denim shorts remain a classic warm weather staple of peak Americana fashion. Shopping for a flattering pair of jeans shorts can be daunting, to say the least, but it’s not impossible, especially when you have a little guidance to help sift through the good, the bad and the very, very ugly.

I thought I found the holy grail of denim shorts while shopping in one of my go-to stores, also known as my mother’s closet, several years ago. In my biased point

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The NYC Fashion Brand Empowering Women & Girls Through Education & Style

It’s tough to think of philanthropy and sleek, jet-black New York fashion as going hand-in-hand, but Marcella marries the two perfectly. The brand is the product of a love story between founders Siyana Huszar and Andy Huszar: Their love for each other, for sophisticated city style and for women and girls is what ultimately led them, after years of working corporate nine-to-five jobs, to launch their company.

Siyana comes from a line of female fashion designers. She grew up sewing with her grandmother, a designer in Bulgaria, and developed her own polished taste while living in

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