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September 1 2014

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The Best Straw Hats of the Summer

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Dakota JohnsonSummertime has reached its zenith, and here at Style.com, we’re trying to soak up as much sun as possible—with weekend getaways, backyard barbecues, and maybe even a Six Flags excursion—before the Spring ’15 shows kick off in September. Naturally, we’ll be protecting our skin from UV exposure with SPF, but when sunblock alone doesn’t cut it, we’ll be reaching for cool straw hats. As we learned during the recent menswear and couture shows, when it comes to statement-making accessories, nothing gets street-style photographers snapping quite like a shady fedora or flat-topped boater. Ulyana Sergeenko was spotted in a woven lamp-shade style on the haute circuit, while back in NYC Lindsey Wixson wore a classic wide-brimmed look to cheer on the teams at Adidas’ Fanatic soccer tournament. Celebrities from Lupita Nyong’o to Dakota Johnson have been breaking out the woven headgear this season, too, and Michael Kors and Rosie Assoulin’s recent Resort collections featured matching raffia caps and totes.

Here, a slideshow of this summer’s best straw accessories.

Shop the Look: Rainbow Bright

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While scrolling through our latest crop of Tommy Ton street-style photos, we found a range of new trends to try, from minimalist suits to basketball shorts to our current favorite look: hyper-vivid color combinations. We saw clashing patterns, three shades of neon, and interesting new fabrics—and that was all on one outfit. It’s inspiring us to think outside the black-and-white box and incorporate a few more pops of color into our wardrobes. Even one pair of standout shoes gives your go-to jeans a playful lift. Or do as the editors do and wear the entire Roy G. Biv spectrum. Either way, our approach to summer dressing just got a whole lot livelier. Shop our favorite rainbow-bright pieces by Carven, Michael Kors, and more, below.

1. Michael Kors stretch-cotton poplin skirt, $695, available at net-a-porter.com

2. Charlotte Olympia Neon Sign Girls clutch, $1,495, available at nordstrom.com

3. Illesteva Leonard tortoise sunglasses with blue-mirrored lenses, $177, available at editorialist.com

4. Carven green suede bow strap ballerinas, $212, available at avenue32.com

5. J.Crew gemstone floral printed silk top, $120, available at net-a-porter.com

Shop the Look: Rock On

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Rock On

Leave it to Alexander Wang to make geology cool. His debut collection for Balenciaga sent models down a cool Carrera marble runway in matching marble-swirled tops, pants, and even fur jackets. Needless to say, a trend was born. Ever since, we’ve been drawn to raw stones and natural prints for everything from chunky jewelry to our home décor. And with summer on the horizon, we’re searching for statement-making turquoise pieces, too; it’s the one color that never goes out of style. Rest assured we’ll leave no stone unturned this season. Shop our favorite rocky wares by Robert Rodriguez, Nina Ricci, Thierry Lasry, and more, below.

1. Nina Ricci double stone ring, $525, available at shopbop.com

2. Thierry Lasry thick-rimmed sunglasses, $360, available at farfetch.com

3. Robert Rodriguez Carrara-print silk dress, $720, available at matchesfashion.com

4. Tibi Amber heel, $375, available at tibi.com

5. Michael Kors Channing gold-tone stainless steel watch, $250, available at net-a-porter.com

Photo: Courtesy Photo 

At Cannes, More Feathers Than Fuss

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Feathers at Cannes

Cannes’ red carpet has yet to disappoint. From Lea Seydoux’s jeweled Prada gown to Riley Keough’s refreshing Valentino ensemble, this year’s sartorial oeuvre has been equal parts timeless French glamour and 21st-century chic. One trend that’s caught our eye is feathers. It may not even be fair to refer to it as a “trend,” seeing as feathers are among the most traditional of embellishments (see 18th-century feather boas and twenties-era flapper dresses), but today’s iterations have a thoroughly modern spin. Laetitia Casta’s feminine number stood out at the opening ceremony. In a sea of silk and satin, the fluffy white plumes felt classic yet a bit unexpected, given fashion’s love affair with minimalism. Carole Bouquet donned a slinky feathered Chanel dress, and later in the week, Freida Pinto, Heike Makatsch, and Julianne Moore joined in on the fun.

Perhaps we have Chanel’s Spring ’14 Couture show to thank for the recent feather revival—after all, Bouquet and Moore’s gowns were both plucked from the collection (although the stars nixed the spiky hairdos). Pinto’s full-skirted Michael Kors creation had a slightly beachy vibe, and Makatsch’s off-the-shoulder frock looked especially of-the-moment. With a whole five days of Cannes’ red carpets left, we’re interested to see who else joins the flock.

Céline Looks East

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CelineFollowing in the footsteps of such luxury houses as Balenciaga, Burberry, Michael Kors, Dior Homme, and more, Céline is heading east. WWD reports today that the French house, helmed by Phoebe Philo, counts China as one of its top five most important markets, and to celebrate, will hold a runway show and exhibition in Beijing on Thursday. Céline’s popularity is just another indicator of the shift in China’s aesthetic tastes. Formerly, the luxury market there was all about status, logos, labels, and flash (i.e., if you were wearing Vuitton, you’d want everyone and their mother to know it). As the market—and its heavy-hitting consumers—evolves, subtler (but no less luxurious) brands like Balenciaga and Céline are becoming more appealing. Interesting, considering as China’s logomania dies down, the West’s obsession with label-baring wares is experiencing a major resurgence. Something for the Met to explore in its forthcoming exhibition, perhaps.