The Only 8 Pieces You Need This Season, According To R29 Editors

“This season, more than any other season, I channel my personal style through dresses — from feminine silhouettes with bold patterns to adorable denim frocks (like this Givenchy one) — that make me feel like I’m taken back to the summer of ’69.” —Alyssa Coscarelli, senior fashion market editor.

“My wardrobe tends to be black, black, black, but summer is the one time of year I allow myself to break out a tiny bit of color. This pink bag is the perfect way to welcome the season (and a little color).” —Rebecca Smith, managing editor

“Whether I’m snoozing on the beach or just being plain extra at bottomless brunch, you’ll never find me far from a floppy straw sun hat. Nothing reads OOO vibes more than this one — literally.” —Allie Briggs, fashion and beauty writer

“Somewhat unintentionally, it turns out all of the jeans and skirts I own are black. So really my only hope for bringing some seasonal vibes into my wardrobe is through a few bright-colored tops. Luckily, this sunny striped tee is perfect for doing just that.” —Ali Ives, fashion editor

“I love to slip into espadrille sandals. They’re that perfect mix of comfy and chic — and transition seamlessly from work to happy hour. If you don’t consider yourself a heels girl, this is the perfect closed-toe platform sandal to kick off the season in.” —Nana Agyemang, fashion and beauty content strategy editor

“Hoops are a pretty basic staple in my wardrobe. I find I reach for my thicker, bolder ones a lot in summer when temperatures dictate wearing anything that won’t stick to me. Big gold hoops are the perfect way to make a lazy outfit look intentional.” —Channing Hargrove, fashion news writer


“Phasing out my go-to leather shoulder bag for a straw bag is one of the most exciting parts of this season for me. It’s just the right amount of unfussy (while still feeling like I care about what I’m wearing) and works equally well at the beach and brunch. —Lucy Meilus, senior lifestyle and entertainment editor.

“I’ve always been a fan of casual, cutesy summer jumpsuits. They’re beyond easy to pull off and are the ultimate one-and-done for when you’re in a rush to get ready. Plus, who doesn’t love a little ruffle?” —Claire Fontanetta, senior beauty editor


Princess Diana’s Cannes Dress Was Bluer Than the Sky and as Whimsical as a Dream

Princess Diana Cannes Film Festival Dresses

The Cannes Film Festival has always been one of the most glamorous events of the year, attracting Hollywood stars, models, and royalty alike. But while stars consistently shine thanks to the most incredible gowns, no one has marked the red carpet quite like Princess Diana.

Back in 1987, when she was just 26 years old, the Princess of Wales stunned everyone when she stepped out on the Croisette, wearing what has since become one of her most iconic outfits. As we watch to see what everyone wears this time around, read on to see the two Catherine Walker ensembles that Diana wore over 20 years ago.

For her first appearance on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, Diana wore a puffy Catherine Walker dress with a double-breasted white blazer.

She accessorised her outfit with black-and-white pumps.


For her evening look, Princess Diana opted for an incredibly glamorous gown.


She accessorised it with a shawl and chandelier earrings.

We Hope Cindy Crawford Attends the Met Gala, Because Her Past Looks Were Unforgettable

Cindy Crawford Met Gala Dresses


Cindy Crawford is a red carpet fixture. Though she’s only publicly been photographed at the Met Gala twice, in 2016 and in 2009, we know she dominates every event she walks into. The supermodel has a legion of fans, so it’s no wonder everyone’s waiting to see what she’ll do or wear next (perhaps she’ll make another runway appearance?).

Now that Cindy’s passed the modeling torch off to her daughter, Kaia Gerber, we expect the duo to make more red carpet appearances together. While neither has posted about attending this year’s Met Gala, like some stars, we hope they come as a pair. Take a look at Cindy’s past outfits, then tune into the red carpet on Monday, May 7.

A Close Up of All the Metallic Details

She Met Up With Kendall on the Red Carpet

And Olivier Rousteing Himself

Cindy’s 2009 Met Gala Dress

The Royal Blue Gown Was Created by Versace


Cindy and Donatella Versace on the Red Carpet

9 Unique Summer Outfits to Try From Instagram

Summer will be here sooner than you think, which means it’s time to swap out our wardrobes with fun, fresh, and lightweight pieces. But sometimes transitioning into the warmer days can be a challenge because it’s so easy to lose style creativity during the six-plus months of winter many of us endure. Thankfully, however, there’s Instagram, a source of bountiful inspiration, and this time around, we turned to the ‘gram to pick out unique summer outfits you can easily copy.

And let us tell you—we found a lot them. Not sure how to transition those raved-about cowboy boots into the summer? There’s an outfit for that below. Or do you feel like you’ve outworn that cute overall dress? There’s a great example of how to make it feel fresh and new here as well. Now read on to see nine unique summer ideas to copy—and stat.

Contrast a pretty floral dress with a pair of chunky sneakers for a comfortable summertime outfit.

Opt for a fun blouse underneath an overall dress. And have some fun with the straps, as demonstrated here.

Yes, you can still wear cowboy boots in the heat. Just be sure to pair them with warm weather–friendly pieces like a jean miniskirt and a white crop top.

Or an LBD.

Pair office-friendly trousers with a fun, flirty top for a unique summer outfit combo.

A suit in the summer? Yes, please. Just opt for a lightweight fabric and soft color.

Throw in a striped shirt for some extra dimension.

Give a classic white tee a fresh, summery feel by layering a floral-print blouse on top. Pair with jeans, a skirt, or wide-leg pants for a unique summer look.

Start with a neutral color palette and then throw in splashes of color with fun accessories like a fiery red scarf worn as a belt.

The 2018 Way to Wear Off-the-Shoulder Tops

The off-the-shoulder trend is one that just keeps going and going… and going. It appears the clavicle-baring look is here to stay—at least for a while—so don’t stash last year’s tops for good quite yet. This season, structured shirting elements take the stage, with intricate details and voluminous silhouettes in the spotlight.

Simpler interpretations are of course still relevant—think gauzy bohemian numbers that pair well with denim and skirts alike. Here, check out five ways to wear the look that feels current and cool—cheers to a summer of sun-kissed shoulders.

Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty Images

A classic shirtdress is reinterpreted with intricate, considered details, which looks street style–ready teamed with an asymmetrical skirt and ankle booties.

Just Add Volume

Puffy sleeves are a surefire way to add a fashionable spin to any look. Styled with cords and a bucket bag, it’s fashion editor–approved.

Show Just a Hint of Shoulder

A little bit is enough—new takes on the trend are favoring a more modest approach with but a peek of shoulder.


Repurpose a Button-Down

Rather than wearing a collared shirt buttoned up, try leaving it a bit undone and fashioning it into a makeshift off-the-shoulder top.


For fans of the classic bohemian OTS blouse, choose one with ultra-breezy sleeves and pair it with everything from A-line midi skirts to denim cutoffs.








You Won’t Believe These 11 Chic Dresses Are Less Than $60 — Seriously!

Wear this pretty H&M Dress With Buttons ($40) with your favorite white sneakers.

You’ll want to live in this H&M Kaftan Dress ($35) all season long.


You can also get this H&M Patterned Wrap-Front Dress ($25) in yellow or black.

This lightweight H&M V-Neck Dress ($25) is great for hot weather.

Animal-print-lovers, this H&M Balloon-Sleeved Dress ($60) is for you.

You can wear this delicate H&M Lace Dress ($50) to a wedding this Summer.



Dress up this H&M Striped Wrap-Front Dress ($60) with chic mules.


You can wear this versatile H&M Dress With Smocking ($30) to work, date night, and beyond.




You can wear this versatile H&M Dress With Smocking ($30) to work, date night, and beyond.


This H&M Dress With Eyelet Embroidery ($60) is all about the back.

Go for a denim look and get this H&M Lyocell Dress ($40).