Mel Ottenberg is a Certified Big Deal™ in Fashion Land, having styled Bjork and Chloe Sevigny before becoming Rihanna's all-day-every-day outfit planner. So why is he now working with Birkenstock, the brand beloved by hot camp counselors who just dropped out of Oberlin?
"Not just Oberlin—I went to Rhode Island School of Design, and I wore them too!" he laughed. "Also, when I was a teenager, I interned for Marc Jacobs, and I would wear white Birkenstocks to the office. The city was so hot in summer; we all wore them with basically everything."
The conditions at Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware this weekend: boiling and extremely humid—with a chance of lightning. Not the best weather for looking cute, but these artists and attendees still managed to do it. See the best outfits ahead.
The '90s girl group vibes are strong with this trio, who coordinated down to the thrifted camo and tinted sunglasses.
Somebody listened when we said one of our favorite styling tricks for the summer was an open shirtdress over shorts (or a skirt).
A pair of stylish friends in mirrored sunnies and printed co-ords.
Claire Underwood is one of TV’s best-dressed characters—nothing makes me rethink my wardrobe, especially my work wardrobe, more than her. Played by Robin Wright, Underwood is minimal and crisp but takes risks with silhouettes, making every look into a very powerful statement. This season she has pushed a bit further with a dramatic all-white inauguration look. It read perfectly feminine and strong, and the military details in many looks she wore during briefings with key politicians really put her in the power seat.
Ahead, three looks that'll let you channel her take on power-dressing.
1. WHITE MONOCHROMATIC FOR EVENING
Shop the look: Top, $755; net-a-porter.com. Skirt, $2,035; net-a-porter.com. Earrings, $189; needsupply.com. Shoes, $60; zara.com.
Athleisure may be the easiest and most comfortable way to dress down on days off, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look stylish too. Here, staff writer Olivia Keating reveals four ways to wear this sports-inspired trend outside the gym.
Although you don’t need a sultry pout to carry off this look, it does require a certain amount of confidence and ability to walk in four-inch heels. Start practicing your street walk now.
tudded slingbacks, €110 at Uterqüe. Hangisido pumps, Manolo Blahnik, €860 at Farfetch. Metallic green court shoe, €39.95 at Zara.
Because no-one likes people who wear wellies in the city…
The same thing happens every year: it gets to June, we have a few blazingly hot days and we pack away anything that’s not swimwear, straw bags or sandals.
Then, England remembers it's England, the skies open, we all get drenched walking to the tube and spend the day sitting bare foot at the desk with our shoes on the radiator, vowing not to step outside without a closed toe for the rest of the year.
Though it’s tempting to risk it on a semi-grey morning, nothing will ruin your new Bimba Y Lola rope sandals like a flash flood. So, instead, here’s what you should wear when your weather app says: rain…
The summer season has finally arrived and one of the best parts is the beginning of Summer Fridays in the work place. Who doesn’t love early dismissals and a chance to get a head start on the weekend?
However, finding a Summer Friday outfit that's casual yet appropriate can be a challenge. Let’s face it, although you might want to be wearing cutoffs during work hours they're never going to be OK for the office.
Don’t worry. We made it simple for you with three outfit equations that will fit any work setting. From the laid-back to the corporate, these simple styling ideas will keep you fashionable, comfortable and transition seamlessly to whatever your summer weekend plans may be.
We're lifting off in style this summer with the season's hottest color and pattern trends—embrace cosmic prints, haute reds, all shades of pink, polka dots, and classic camel!
Make your style out-of-this-world with metallic, shimmer, and monochrome.
Gucci sunglasses, $1,035, shopbazaar.com, Saint Laurent top, $1,350, shopbazaar.com, Rebecca De Ravenel earrings, $345, shopbazaar.com, Jennifer Fisher choker, $1,315, shopbazaar.com, Lizzie Fortunato cuff, $195, shopbazaar.com, Anya Hindmarch bag, $1,295, shopbazaar.com, No. 21 skirt, $1,595, shopbazaar.com, Delfina Delettrez ring, $3,920, shopbazaar.com, Sophia Webster shoe, $550, shopbazaar.com, Proenza Schouler bag, $1,895, shopbazaar.com