REBECCA TAYLOR JACKET
Lindsay Schallon, Senior Style Editor: When I stumbled upon this jacket, it felt like hitting the fall fashion jackpot. It combines two of the season’s biggest trends (frayed denim and tweed), and because both fabrics can be treated as a neutral, it has plenty of potential to become my new go-to layering piece. Now if the weather would just cooperate
JIN SOON NAIL POLISH
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: The official start of fall is still a few weeks away, but I’m already embracing the season on my hands and feet. My early fave: Jin Soon Choi’s dramatic new palette, inspired by designer Erté’s opera costumes. And just like beautiful, rich fabric, each color has a hint of texture. Verismo, a black and gold blend, is my new go-to toe color. And while I’m not a star of the stage, I can tell the gray, which has a hint of purple shimmer, is going to be show-stopping paired with an armful of bangles.
URBANEARS X DONALD ROBERTSON HEADPHONES
Sarah Kinonen, Style & Beauty Editorial Assistant: I already mentioned that I’m now a ClassPass cult follower and am in desperate need of a workout wardrobe upgrade, and a solid pair of headphones is part of that. Top of my wish list: Urbanears’ newest designer collab with Donald Robertson, in particular this cheeky (and super-cute) kiss-covered pair! They’re perfect for blasting my current go-to pump-up song, Hailee Steinfeld’s “Love Myself”.
Lindy Segal, Style Social Editor: I usually swap my summer crossbody for something a little roomier for fall, but this buttery satchel has me rethinking my whole strategy. At about 10 inches wide, it holds the essentials (plus a little more), but it’s not so big that my shoulder will hate me forever. Now the question is: To monogram or not to monogram?
THE ROW '8' SUNGLASSES
Catherine Kast, Style Editor: It’s hard for me to commit to the ’70s trend for Fall, but I think I found the way I’m going to do it: Retro round sunnies by The Row. Gilt had the brand on major sale – I’m talking $99 for this pair with nearly neutral transparent grey frames (down from $485). It doesn’t hurt that they look just like the pair Beyoncé has! Get in on the deal! There are still a few styles available.
DOLCE & GABBANA 'ITALIAN MONICA' LIPSTICK
I am obsessed with bright lip colors, and this is the one that’s in my bag most days at the moment. It has a super-saturated orangey-red pigment that works as well dabbed on as a stain as it does slicked on for the full effect, and it makes me feel exactly like I’m about to head out into an Italian square for a lazy August day of gelato and sunshine (so the name is appropriate).
KORAL ACTIVEWEAR DOUBLE TIME TANK
Catherine Kast, Style Editor: I really wish I was able to wear a crop top to the gym, but until I feel comfortable enough to go totally bare, this layered top is my jam. It shows just enough skin on the sides and back, and the longer tank layer hits right where my hips start to flare out (read: it’s ultra-flattering). My favorite part about it is that after seeing the super simple front, the peekaboo back feels totally unexpected, and is perfect to show off a cute multi-strap sports bra.
Alex Apatoff, Senior Style Editor: Our director Andrea has this satchel in maroon, and after cooing “cute bag!” every time she carried it, I decided to finally bite the bullet and get one of my own. This perfect-for-fall color sold out in the bigger size, but still exists in the mini version, which is just as cute and $100 less!
DEMETER CARIBBEAN SEA FRAGRANCE
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: While coconut-based scents are a summer staple, I don’t love fragrances that smell like they should be frozen drinks instead. I like salt, sea, a refreshing breeze and if I’m really feeling beach-y, the faint sandy smell of a seashell. Demeter’s newest single-note scent, called “Caribbean Sea,” is all of those things swept into one bottle accented with a bright pop of aquamarine.
RIFLE PAPER CO. CALENDAR
Lindy Segal, Style Social Editor: Don’t worry, you’re not behind on buying your 2016 calendar (yet). You see, there’s a big, blank wall in my apartment that’s been empty far too long. I stumbled across this fun Alice in Wonderland-themed calendar during a recent shopping spree at Paper Source (I could seriously spend hours there), and realized the pretty illustrations inside would make the perfect gallery wall. Easiest DIY ever!
ELIZABETH AND JAMES 'NIRVANA' BODY OILS
Brittany Talarico, Style News Editor: Oils are a huge trend in beauty right now. And this duo smells amazing – one is a softer daytime scent (the white mixes peony with musk!), the other is a bit stronger thanks to the mix of violet and sandalwood, and together they look pretty cool on a dresser. I even like to add a little to the ends of my hair so the fragrance travels with me throughout the day.
RBX COLORBLOCK SPORTS BRA
Sarah Kinonen, Style & Beauty Editorial Assistant: I recently signed up for ClassPass after months of talking myself into it. But now that I’m actually registered, I realized my workout wardrobe is a little sparse. So I’ll be hitting up my favorite one-shop stop, TJ Maxx, for sports bras, spandex and socks for less than what I would pay for a pair of leggings at Patagonia. I’ve already got my eye on this color-block piece!
BIORé PORE PENETRATING CHARCOAL BAR
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: If you suffer from sensitive skin too, you know that the word “exfoliating” on any face wash is an immediate no-go. But I actually found a product that exfoliates without any increased redness (I would not kid about this!). I’ve been using Bioré’s charcoal bar for a few weeks now, and I can’t get over how clean and smooth my skin feels. Plus, I’ve even had fewer breakouts. And even though the all-black soap bar looks a little alarming, it actually applies clear and doesn’t leave any dark residue around your tub.
YUNI AROMATIC BODY MIST
Lindsay Schallon, Senior Style Editor: I think most yogis would agree the best part of yoga is savasana (it’s where you lie still at the end of class). Which is why this new yoga-inspired beauty brand caught my attention. All its products are meant to recall that super-relaxing feeling you have in that moment. I’m particularly into this bergamot, neroli and sage mist, which smells like the oils instructors often spray while you’re getting your om on.
PEVONIA DE-AGING SALTMOUSSE
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: I’m obsessed with this salt scrub because it has anti-aging ingredients and skin-brightening qualities, but the reason I really can’t stop using it is its insanely delicious papaya-pineapple scent. Pevonia’s De-Aging Saltmousse is effective (without being too rough) and completely revitalizes skin after its been sweaty and sunscreen-slathered all summer. (And if you’re as into the tropical scent as I am, following-up with the brand’s body balm is a definite must.)
L. ERICKSON BRUSHES
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: Back-to-school season is upon us, so while you’re searching for that perfect backpack or stocking up on supplies that’ll guarantee you ace your makeup, I suggest splurging on some brushes that give back. These five L. Erickson designs may cost $72, but the purchase of each will result in a donation of a seven-item personal hygiene kit to a young person in need through their Brush with Love Campaign.
KEVIN MURPHY ANGEL.WASH SHAMPOO
Sarah Kinonen, Style & Beauty Editorial Assistant: I have super-fine highlighted hair, so I need a shampoo that both thickens and holds color. This sometimes leads to a wild goose chase through the drugstore. But I’ve recently discovered Kevin Murphy’s Angel Wash shampoo, a shampoo that meets both my needs while also strengthening my strands. Plus, it’s sulfate- and paraben-free and filled with antioxidants, so I know it won’t further damage my roots.
MARC ANTHONY HAIRSPRAY
Alex Apatoff, Senior Style Editor: Only aerosol hairsprays work on my hair (just try taming my lion’s mane with a dinky spritz). But banish any ’80s hair-band vibes from your mind: Marc Anthony’s Oil of Morocco Argan Oil hairspray smells great, lasts forever and keeps my hair in place without an ounce of crunch or flake. I’ll even rub a little on my palms and comb through my hair with fingers for some texture and shine!
HAIR COLOR BY TRACEY CUNNINGHAM
Catherine Kast, Style Editor: I know I look a little smug in this pic, but that’s because it was taken just after I was a hair model for brilliant celebrity hair colorist Tracey Cunningham and I was trying to play it cool. Tracey teamed up with Mane Addicts to teach a class on color, and she re-created the looks of some of her A-list roster. Think Lily Alridge’s flawless ombré, ‘s perfect red and warm blonde (which is what I had done). Tracey made this dramatic hair change look so natural; my mom even told me it looked like the highlights I had as a kid when I lived on the beach all summer. There is no better compliment when it comes to hair color!
JAMES READ TAN ACCELERATOR
Brittany Talarico, Style News Editor: If your tan fades super-fast, I totally recommend this product. It contains special ingredients that actively stimulate the natural melanin in your skin to escalate the rate at which you tan and it helps enhance your self tanner’s powers. It also evens out your complexion for a more continuous tan. I use it every week to help maintain my natural summer glow, and I plan to use it all fall and winter in unison with James Read’s amazing Instant bronzing mist.
Lindy Segal, Style Social Editor: First, let me just say that until recently, I was seriously against the ugly shoe trend. Then, out of nowhere, something inside me changed when I spotted Birkenstock’s Milano sandal – a riff on their classic sandal with a convenient heel strap – and I’ve been thinking about them ever since.
LAURA MERCIER CAVIAR STICK
Alex Apatoff, Senior Style Editor: My coworker Brittany and I talk about how obsessed we are with these eyeshadow crayons all the time, and finally, a lightbulb went off: Why am I not telling the Internet how amazing they are? The colors are gorgeous, the formula glides on effortlessly, they work equally well as a smudgy liner or an allover shadow wash, and once they’re on, they do not budge or crease. I’m addicted to the Rosegold (pictured) and Amethyst shades, while Britt swears by Gilded Gold – and between us, we’ll probably collect them all.
ARYA ESSENTIALS PURIFYING TONER
Sarah Kinonen, Style & Beauty Editorial Assistant: I’ve got an array of mists and toners handy to help fight midday fatigue and dry skin in this brutally hot (and then icy-cold indoors) summer. But lately, my go-to has been an all-natural, rose-and-cucumber blended concoction, Arya Essentials’ Purifying Toner, $50, which instantly refreshes and smoothes my skin with every spritz. (And I’ve had plenty of chances to try it – I can’t stop spraying it at my desk!)
PRIVATE PARTY TEE
Lindsay Schallon, Senior Style Editor: If you are what you eat – or your T-shirt is, anyway – mine should technically read “Two Helpings of Chips and One Extremely Large Tub of Guacamole,” but “Avocado Toast” comes in at a pretty close second. I can’t wait to see my friends’ faces when I show up in this celeb loved style for brunch.
1907 BRUSHES BY FROMM
Brittany Talarico, Style News Editor: I had the pleasure of getting a Glam Squad blowout with this new brush (shoutout to my stylist Andrew Chen!), and I was amazed by how much volume he was able to get thanks to the coated copper barrel. This tool allows for three different looks: straight, loose waves (which I opted for) and even tight curls. So all you need is the brush and blowdryer – no need to whip out your curling iron!
EVERLANE TOTE BAG
Lindy Segal, Style Social Editor: Although I must have several (dozen) canvas totes, I recently realized I don t have one that works as an everyday bag, too. This sturdy leather tote from Everlane is great for work, shopping, traveling – you name it. And as much as I love classic black, the navy version feels a little less stuffy.
Catherine Kast, Style Editor: Not to brag, but I own more hairbrushes than anyone I know. I keep them in any purse that can fit them (shoutout to my multi-tasking mini Fekkai). So, I was particularly intrigued by the Go Comb, a small metal comb that fits in your wallet; it’s about the size of a credit card. The personalized ones are adorable, but I’m particularly taken with the ones that have a little mirror on the back. There are even fine-toothed versions for the dapper dude in your life, who finally can touch himself up at work without having to break out the usual 8-in. comb.
GROH HAIR & SCALP CONDITIONING TREATMENT
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: I love a conditioning hair mask, but I was intrigued by Groh’s Ergo Boost hair treatment because it’s designed to recharge the hair by nourishing from the scalp. After using it for a few weeks I noticed a huge difference – my hair looked glossier and I lost fewer locks in my hair brush (and shower drain). Even though I can’t use the treatment continuously (I have a pretty thick mane), I love using it from time to time to give my hair a healthy boost.
JET SET CANDY CHARM NECKLACE
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: I like to collect charms that pay homage to my hometown of Boston. My latest memento: Jet Set Candy’s Boston Luggage Tag. The chic piece displays the city’s airport name and code. The brand makes dozens of destinations all over the world, so pardon my pun, but I’m thinking all of you should get on board!
JENNIFER ZEUNER 'KASSANDRA' STUDS
Sarah Kinonen, Style & Beauty Editorial Assistant: I’m a big fan of Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry (I wear my “Harley every day), so when I lost my favorite pair of cheapie studs, I knew just where to head for an upgraded replacement. Now I can’t wait to rock my gold triangle-shaped “Kassandra, $110, for the rest of summer – and all through fall.
MADEWELL X SéZANE SANDALS
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: As if I needed another reason to love Madewell, they teamed up with the equally-chic French brand, Sézane for a second capsule collection (friendly warning: these outfits will make you want to book a trip to Paris stat). I already snagged the perfectly-baggy (already sold-out) tee, and now I’m rushing to get the Ulysses Lace-Up Sandal. I love the edgy leopard-print calf hair mixed with leather and the fun lace-up quality that makes the design fun.
Alex Apatoff, Senior Style Editor: If you’ve ever laid on a beach towel while awkwardly craning your neck to read, The Tillow is for you. If you’ve ever gotten sand kicked into your beach tote, thus ruining your electronics, The Tillow is for you. And if you’ve ever wanted to use your smartphone without getting your sunscreen-y hands on it, The Tillow is for you. This photo may not look like much, but trust me when I say this item is going to change your beachgoing forever.
GLO MINERALS SUEDE MATTE LIP CRAYON
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: I recently grabbed Spanish food with a girlfriend and after several rounds of tapas her lip shade had not budged. I was already won over by the bright hue, but after her bold lip survived dinner, I simply had to know what it was. The answer: Glo Minerals Suede Matte Crayon in Sorbet. The fuchsia hue is not for the faint of heart, but the long-wear color collection has a color for every mood, from a classic red to nudes.
MY JEWEL BAR CHOKER
Brittany Talarico, Style News Editor: Ear jackets. Hand jewelry. Anklets. Chokers. If you’re all about trendy jewelry, then you need to check out My Jewel Bar. Not only are the prices very affordable (this choker I just picked up is $13 with the charm, $10 without it), but you can customize pieces with various chains and charms and can mix and match earrings. This is the most fun I’ve had jewelry shopping in a long time.
KISS DESIGN PERFECTION NAIL ART GUIDES
Lindsay Schallon, Senior Style Editor: I’m really into the negative space mani trend that’s happening right now. (Proof here and here.) But the price it costs to get the look done at a salon is less appealing. Then I discovered these handy stickers you can pick up at Walgreens for just $2.99. They take a little getting used to (I’d recommend using a thin striker brush on each side of the guides so polish doesn’t run underneath), but overall, they’re so much easier to use than the Pinterest tape hacks I’ve tried.
JOUER LIP ENHANCER
Catherine Kast, Style Editor: I got a teeny Birchbox sample of this lip enhancer last week and it’s already become one of my favorites. On its own, it’s nearly sheer and has a ton of shine – perfect for a low-maintenance weekend look with lengthening mascara and a bit of creamy blush. For work, I’ve layered it over a deep nude chubby pencil, which gives the illusion of volume but still looks like I didn’t try too hard. But my favorite way to use it is as an overnight lip mask: After exfoliating, smear on a thin layer – You’ll wake up with a line-less, perfectly plump pout.
EMERGINC BODY OIL
Adeline Duff, Style & Beauty Intern: During the past year, I’ve tried to revamp my beauty routine and make it as non-toxic as possible (think: coconut oil as a moisturizer and argan oil as my go-to hair product). When I stumbled upon emerginC s Coconut Argan Body Oil, I was psyched: the brand is eco-friendly and free of any of the nasty ingredients I try to avoid, and it’s the perfect consistency: not quite an oil, not quite a mist. I ve never had softer skin than I do now, and as a plus, it smells amazing in a very natural way. This is exactly the type of product I’ll always keep on my nightstand (and in my purse, and at my desk.)
LAMOVE MOBILE CLOSET
Aili Nahas, Senior Writer: ‘Tis the season for jet-setting, and I think we can all agree that unpacking is way worse than a little jet lag. But with LAMove’s Mobile Closet, created by closet designer extraordinaire Lisa Adams and suitcase innovator Max Mirani, say bye-bye to wrinkled silk and misplaced Hanky Pankys. Dedicated pockets for everything from shoes to toiletries zip up neatly inside the case. The best part? The entire suitcase can be hung in a closet to keep everything ultra-organized and accessible for the entirety of your vacay. No unpacking required! And with fans like Fergie, Giuliana Rancic and Jaime King already giving their seal of approval, I m sold. Happy traveling!
GLOSSIER LIP BALM
Sarah Kinonen, Style & Beauty Editorial Assistant: If you have lips, this is the lip balm for you. (It’s not called the Balm Dot Com for nothing!) After applying Glossier’s newest formula in the morning, I was shocked to find the balm was still intact come dinner time and kept my lips super-smooth and moisturized. Plus, it’s coconut scent is beyond magical.
TERRAIN PARSLEY STUD EARRINGS
Catherine Kast, Style Editor: Terrain is where I shop when I want to dress like I have my own garden (think big sun hats and sturdy riding boots). In reality, all I really have is a sad but cute set of little pots where I try to grow herbs in my south-facing window. Parsley requires more light than I can give it, but these adorable studs only need my best culottes, a white tee and flat camel sandals to look perfect. For the bitter herb averse, designer Michael Michaud also makes versions in sage and rosemary.
CURRENT/ELLIOTT CHAMBRAY SHIRT
Lindsay Schallon, Senior Style Editor: I live by the philosophy that you can never have too many chambray shirts. (But really, I own at least five.) That said, I recently stumbled upon Current/Elliott’s The Perfect Shirt at my local Nordstrom Rack, and now I want to replace every single button-down in my closet with every single color the brand offers. First, it is insanely soft and lightweight. Second, the buttons on it look like the hardware on a denim jacket, so it doubles a cool outer layer when it’s too hot for rigid denim. (I’m weird and hate exposing my shoulders.) Third, sorry, BRB, too busy figuring out which shade to buy next.
CUTEX ADVANCED REVIVAL
Alex Apatoff, Senior Style Editor: I am a neutral nail polish devotee, not least of all because I hate how much effort it takes to remove things like glitter. But since my July 4th mani required that extra attention, Ami Vega, who did my nails that day, recommended this new Cutex formula for having the power of acetone without making your nailbeds and cuticles a wreck – and she was right, it totally works. This now has pride of place in my medicine cabinet (and my newly-fancy nails prove it).
SABO SKIRT DRESS
Brittany Talarico, Style News Editor: After seeing this Australian brand pop up all over Instagram, I was eager to learn more. And when I went to the retailer’s website, I immediately took out my credit card. Not only is there a huge selection, the prices are also affordable. It’s the perfect place to buy those trendy pieces you don’t want to blow your entire paycheck on. I told my husband this asymmetrical striped dress (which I’ve already worn with stacked metallic heels to a casual bachelorette party) was the only thing I purchased, but the truth is, I had a few more pieces sent to the office.