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Vans & Della Join Forces For a Collection of Sneakers That Give Back!

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Sneakers are having a major moment this season, and if you’ve been looking for a reason to jump on the bandwagon, Vans’ latest collaboration collection is here to offer up some killer kicks that won’t have you feeling buyer’s remorse. The classic American footwear brand has teamed up with Los Angeles-based brand Della to create a socially-responsible capsule line of sneakers and matching accessories. You see, Della does more than produce eye-catching prints and patterns; the brand is known for employing women in developing villages in Ghana and using sustainable textiles found in the West African region. Vans’ collaboration collection, which includes one-of-a-kind takes on each of the brand’s classic shoe silhouettes, donates a large portion of the proceeds to provide more jobs, as well as literacy training and healthcare benefits for women in need and their families.

Nails & Makeup Fit For Spring

Complete your Spring style with these nail and makeup trends we spotted on Cosmopolitan and Glamour:

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Nails:

-       Blush Pinks: A blush shade of pink is not too dark or light, making it perfect for the spring season – plus it looks great with all skin tones.

-       Baby Blues: Light blue shades give off a relaxed, resort vibe that anyone will be eager to wear after a long winter. The cool blue also helps minimize the appearance of redness on your skin that is more likely to occur in the warmer weather.

-       Coral-Peach Combos: This orange-tinted shade is nice because it works with most skin tones and is a subtle way to work orange into your wardrobe.

-       Bold Berries: For a dark shade that is still spring appropriate, go with a subtle berry polish like the Chanel Nail Vernis in Coup De Coeur. The color is the perfect dark shade for spring because it still has brightness to it.

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Makeup:

-       Soft Berry Lips: A light berry shade like the Michael Kors Lip lacquer in Dame provides a soft and neutral look – try it with minimal makeup for a natural, spring-appropriate appearance.

-       Blue Eyeshadow: Rich, solid blue from the lash to the crease creates a stunning appearance. To create the look, apply a shimmering cream eye color like the Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Ice onto the lids, creating a crescent shape just above the creases and finish it off with a layer of vibrant blue.

-       Cat-Eyes: Chic cat-eyes are especially big for spring, so bust out the black liquid liner. To ensure a clean line, apply a thin cotton swab dipped in eye-makeup remover.

-       Ethereal White Eye-Shadow and Liner: A wash of iridescent whites and pinks gives your lids a dewy freshness ideal for spring. Complete the look with white eyeliner and rim the inner corner of your eyes with white eye shadow.

Sneak Peek: Zooey Deschanel’s Preppy-Chic Capsule Collection for Tommy Hilfiger!

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In what seems like a match made in fashion heaven, American prep brand Tommy Hilfiger has enlisted the help of TV’s most “adorkable” leading lady for its next venture! New Girl star Zooey Deschanel is lending her retro-cute style to a new capsule collection of 16 dresses, titled “To Tommy, From Zooey” (adorbz, right?). The 60s-inspired collection features a bevy of sophisiticated-yet-casual dresses, all in a classic Americana color palette. The best part? The frocks are reasonably-priced, ranging from $99 to $199, which certainly beats the required budget for copping one of Deschanel’s real-life red carpet looks. If you’re digging these Jess-like sheaths as much as we are, make sure to look out for the launch of the first 14 dresses at Macy’s starting April 14, and then all 16 pieces at Tommy.com starting the following week.
Are you a fan of Zooey Deschanel’s capsule collection? Or should she stick to comedy? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Top Products for Your Hair

Whether your hair is curly, straight, long or short, the below products we spotted on Real Simple can help you tame it.

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John Frieda Salon Shape Air Brush: This handy tool is nice because it combines a bunch of styling tools in one. Air flows through vents in the brush so you can dry and style your hair with one hand. The tool even works as a hot-curler when used on dry hair.

Twistband Headbands: These fashion-forward headbands are convenient because they go with everything, suit any hairstyle and length and provide maximum comfort with their elasticity. Available in a variety of colors and prints, there is one for every style.

Cricket Ultra Smooth Comb Collection: For those that suffer from difficult knots, the Cricket Comb is for you. The teeth of the comb are infused with argan and olive oils that make detangling easy while smoothing hair without tearing.

T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers: If you struggle with using curling irons, consider getting these voluminous hot rollers instead for gorgeous curls. They warm up in 3 minutes and retain heat for up to 20, allowing you to go about your business while your style sets – nonslip clips ensure they stay in place.

Jonathan Product Green Rootine Dry Shampoo: If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to wash your hair, get rid of grease with Jonathan Product Dry Shampoo. The portable brush-on applicator is packed with oil-absorbing powder for quick and easy freshening on the go.

Sray KMS California Free Shape Quick Blow Dry: Avoid long, 45-minute blow-dries with this speedy blow-dry spray. Simply apply it to towel-dried hair and it cuts your drying time in half. The formula includes water-repelling silicone and also softens strands.

Five Pairs of Sexy Cage Booties That’ll Give You Spring Fever

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There’s something undeniably appealing about cage booties – several things, really! For one, they’re totally sexy without being overly glammed-up, like the happy medium between a strappy heel and your favorite trusty pair of goes-with-everything boots. Plus, unlike more fall-friendly takes on the classic bootie, cage booties are perfect for warmer weather, giving your feet some natural breathing room in the best way possible. But with so many on-trend options, how does one even know where to start? Well, for your perusing pleasure, I’ve rounded up five pairs of cage booties (including both dressy and casual versions) that’ll suit any budget, and most importantly, get you geared up for the spring season ahead! Browse away, courtesy of the links below!

Pictured above: MICHAEL Michael Kors Yvonne Bootie, Franco Sarto ‘Salito’ Bootie, Sam Edelman ‘Ellie’ Cage Peep Toe Bootie, Jeffrey Campbell Brianza Shoe in White Patent, and MIA ‘Sherri’ Bootie.

Spring Attire – Skirts

With so many lengths, cuts, colors and patterns, figuring out which skirt to wear – and what to wear it with – is not an easy task. Check out the tips below we spotted on InStyle to help you find the most flattering combinations:

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-        Form-Fitting Pencil Skirt: Pair a flattering, form-fitting pencil skirt with leg-lengthening nude pumps to give your ensemble even more glam. For an exceptionally glitzy style, look for a skirt with an embellished fabric.

-       Asymmetrical Skirt: Asymmetical skirts are ideal for showing off your limbs. Wear flattering ankle strap heels to give your legs and extra oomph.

-       Monochromatic:  A continuum of color will create an elongating silhouette. We recommend a silver skirt and pumps for an especially glamorous and sophisticated look. 

-       Tweed Skirt: Give a textured skirt such as one with tweed fabric an upgrade with patterned heels. This unexpected combo will give your outfit a surprise boost of glam.

-       High-Waisted Midi Skirt: Highlight your calves with a form-fitting, below-the-knee midi. Accent the piece with easy-to-walk in wedges.

-       Mini Skirt: A high-hemline skirt is great for showing off some leg. Show them off confidently with a pair of patterned flats.

-       Full Skirt: For a chic fashion, dress up a full, knee-length skirt with platform pumps. 

-       High-Split Pencil: A high-split pencil skirt creates a flattering long line – wear it with strappy sandals for an even more slimming effect.

Best Hiking Attire

Enhance your hiking experience just in time for take a walk in the park day with the gear below:

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-       Shirts: Are you still wearing that old Team Building Exercise ’99 t-shirt you got from a job you had ten years ago every time you plan on getting your sweat on? If so, it’s time to treat yourself. A great hiking shirt is breathable and ideally you want to layer. One short sleeve shirt followed by a long sleeve shirt (think fleece) that you could remove, as you get warmer. If your area is prone to rain you’ll want to check out waterproof outerwear like water-resistant jackets.

-       Boots: If celebrating Walk in the Park Day is the only walk you plan on taking this year, a nice pair of tennis shoes will do just fine – but really, we’re worried about you. If you’re gearing up to be more of a walking adventurer this year, investing in a solid pair of hiking shoes (trail runners) might be a great investment! They allow you to go off trail and are better for climbing than hiking boots. However, if you don’t plan on releasing your inner billy goat, sturdy boots will keep you well planted.

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-       Pants: Pants are a guaranteed good call when walking or hiking. They may make you warm, but feeling the heat of good jaunt is certainly better than a bare-skinned encounter with poison oak or a tick. If you’re just strolling in the park, shorts are the perfect choice to keep you feeling cool.

-       Hats: Hats are non-negotiable when it comes to outdoor fun. They shield your eyes and protect your skin. In cold weather they can make the biggest difference in keeping you warm enough to continue your exercise. Not to mention, they can also be phenomenally stylish.

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Fashion Meets Art with This Fancy Tee in a Tin From Taubmans x Josh Goot

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A soft, quality t-shirt is one of those wardrobe staples that truly never goes out of style, and throughout the coming seasons, there’s never a shortage of updated spins on the classic tee to keep things interesting. Prints, graphics, studs, embellishments, dip-dyed designs, you name it — you can never have too many fancified tees. To help prove that point, Aussie designer Josh Goot has teamed up with paint brand Taubmans to create a seriously cool t-shirt in a tin! Drawing inspiration from the bevy of glorious colors that Taubmans takes pride in, Goot uses the plain white tee as a stylish canvas to create a colorful, digitally-painted floral design that’ll make you feel some serious spring fever! This technically isn’t the first fashionable collabo to come from Taubmans and Josh Goot; last year, Goot was recruited to dress the models for the paint brand’s color lookbooks. You can check out the tee, as well as spring-festive looks, at Josh Goot’s official site.

Rag & Bone’s Miramar Style Proves That Pajama Jeans Might Not Be the Worst Idea Ever

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I know it’s hard to resist the involuntarily cringe, but Rag & Bone’s latest must-have style is basically every lazy girls’ dream. Some especially skeptical fashionistas only just recently got around to stomaching the idea of a “jegging” (in fact, some of you still haven’t) so I don’t blame you for finding the idea of a “pajama jean” totally revolting. But honestly, what’s not to like? The Miramar style boasts the comfort of easy-going sweats with the appearance of stylish, destroyed-wash denim for the ultimate undercover comfy vibe. Dress them up with a crop top and buckled booties, or embrace their casual feel with some slip-on flats and a half-tucked tank. They’re perfect for the days when you roll out of bed and can’t bear the idea of composing a “real” outfit (don’t lie, we’ve all been there) but don’t want to look like a total slob; yet they can also be elevated with the right accessories for an effortlessly cool night out on the town.
What do you think of Rag & Bone’s Miramar jeans? Let us know in the comments!

Music Festival Season Survival Guide

Music festival season is kicking off with Coachella, EDC, Outsidelands, Stagecoach and Lollapalooza all in the upcoming months. If you’re not sure what to bring, we’ve got you covered with the general guide below and various festival-specific posts to help you rock out in style:

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- Camera: Bring a camera or camcorder to capture your favorite festival moments. To help you find the best gadgets, check out our post on top camcorders and cameras.

- Reusable Water Bottles: It is important to drink plenty of water while your outside in the sun all day. Stay hydrated in fashion with a cute and eco-friendly reusable water bottle.

- Camping Gear: Every festival varies, but be sure to bring camping gear such as a tent, sleeping bag and cooler if you’re at a stay-in festival.

- Fanny Packs and Backpacks: If you don’t want to carry a purse around, consider bringing a fanny pack or backpack for hands-free dancing.

Festivals: