the INSIGHT into 2011 swimwear.

 

Courtesy of Leslie Castro

 

 

INSIGHT’s new line of swimwear, “Shadow’s of Morning Light” is racy, but also sweet, sexy and playful.

Spring 2011 is the first season INSIGHT is introducing seven select styles as separates!

No matter what your size, top and bottom, INSIGHT swimwear caters to you.

This season offers multicolored retro prints, bustier/brief silhouettes, monokinis and one pieces.

Ooo la la.

~ ashton

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The cutest shoes for spring

Spring is coming soon, and it’s almost time to trade out those stuffy boots for some cute new sandals! Show off your pedicure and let your toes breathe in these adorable new shoes.

Update last year’s flashy metallic gladiators with a fresh neutral. Aldo’s Galban sandals in bone are the perfect addition to almost any casual spring outfit. Also available in white, silver and black. $45.

If you want to add a little height, try Clarks’ Fiddle Scroll sandals in Ginger leather from Piperlime. The 3-inch cork wedge heel and foam footbed will keep you comfy while still looking good! Also in black leather. $80.

For a less pricey but still fashionable option, wear Old Navy’s braided faux leather platform wedges in brown. The faux leather does double duty by costing you less and keeping you animal-friendly! Also in black. $29.50.

For dressier outfits and nights out, try the Anne Klein Sharona heels in Pewter from Piperlime. They’re shiny and dramatic enough for nighttime, but still neutral enough to wear year-round, so you’ll be wearing these for much longer than just one season. $79.

How to look amazing on Valentine’s Day

No idea what to wear on Valentine’s Day? Look no further! Here are some options to fit any date (and budget!).

If you want to look classy, a great option is the Entr’acte Meeting Dress from ModCloth. It’s perfect for a sophisticated night out at a play, concert or upscale restaurant in the city. $89.99.

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Seven Jeans, True Religion, I say no but they keep givin’ – Fergie

Jealous? For those of us who feel an almost unhealthy connection to these lyrics, this blog is for you. If you’re merely trying to catch up on the latest denim trends, trying to find a new way to wear your fave pair, or even attempting to justify purchasing another one of these babies, this blog will more than help you out. Started by Jennine Jacob, previously a writer for The Coveted, this blog covers all bases concerning the ever popular trend of denim. Through this blog, Jacob consistently proves that jeans aren’t just for tee shirts anymore.

Check it out: http://www.eatsleepdenim.com

 

Lessons in Man Repelling

Photo courtesy of The Man Repeller

It is an uncomfortable fact of fashion, oft-ignored by Chloe and Chanel-clad fashionistas everywhere, that men are regularly puzzled, if not downright repulsed, by our sartorial selections. Gush as we may over each others’ harem pants and Art Deco jewelry, the y-chromosome-bearing segment of the population remains unimpressed with trends that are not mini or body-conscious. And while most of the fashion set pretends not to notice the chilly response most men have to Carrie Bradshaw’s brand of chic, blogger Leandra Medine has gleefully embraces her for-the-girls style. Medine, a New York-based fashion junkie with a penchant for Maison Martin Margiela, proudly proclaims herself (via blog title) the Man Repeller, a label she swears is a good thing. After all, a date lasts a few hours; vintage Dior is forever. The blog, which features photos of Medine in various ‘repelling’ (read: fabulous) outfits, also provides hilarious tongue-in-chic commentary on both men and fashion. Alexander Wang is “birth control”; Jean Paul Gaultier’s couture collection “would make…Rupaul obscenely proud”. The Man Repeller has quickly become my newest obsession, both for Medine’s sarcasm and for her truly fierce fashion. Check out the site and follow Medine’s directive to start repelling!

Study Break Materials

In the library all day? Pulling an all-nighter this week? Well if you’ve de-activated your Facebook and sworn off Twitter, you’re going to definitely want to check out these blogs to have something to distract you from exam season. Happy procrastinating!

http://www.thestylerookie.com/

A 13-year-old fashion genius who uses this description in her About Me:

“Wears batman capes and oversized hats. Scatters black petals on Rei Kawakubo’s doorsteps and serenades her in rap. I wish I was Daria but I get too excited about things like candy to be deadpan all the time.”

She laps me in the cool factor about 1200 times as a middle-schooler.

 

http://julia.nonsociety.com/

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I have no idea why, but I’ve been slightly obsessed with reading about Julia Allison’s life for about 3 years now. Her lifecast blog always has pictures and posts of the hippest new fashions…especially if they’re pink.

 

http://suckmysavvy.blogspot.com/

A blog with boys, fashion AND music?! Yes please.

Looking for fashion inspiration?

Image Source: whowhatwear.com

Or just a source of procrastination while studying for finals?…Check out www.whowhatwear.com! With tons of gift suggestions, style posts, and a closet to shop from, Who What Wear has everything a fashionista could ask for! There is even a section entirely devoted to celebrity style– not only do they follow the trends, but all of the outfits are identified for your own purchase and discussed by the stylists! Curious how to rock something new and exciting? Check out their ‘Ask a Stylist’ section for expert fashion advice! Bored of all of your usual online shopping sites? Check out WWW’s Love section with tons of links to great sites like shopbop.com, ninewest.com, revolveclothing.com, and pinkmascara.com! Happy searching!

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