Light up your life with these fashion fireworks for July 

July 13, 2015

Mini bucket bag in black galaxy print ($34.99) is part of the Eddie Borgo for Target collection.

Thereís lots to celebrate this month even after Independence Day: summer getaways, sunny skies and plenty of chances to reboot your style. So grab your sunnies and check out these best bets for shopping, beauty, fashion events and more in July:

Summer must-have: If youíve flipped through a beauty magazine lately, youíve probably read raves about the new Defense Refresh Setting Mist by Supergoop! ($12-$28 at or Sephora). It claims to solve summerís signature beauty dilemma: how to apply (and reapply) sun protection to the face without messing up makeup. The mist packs an SPF 50, and its matte finish helps to set makeup and control shine. It also contains rosemary so it refreshes when spritzed. Now thatís a win, win, win!

If you happen to be in the area, an event to check out: On July 31, the Compilation fashion show will sashay into the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, Downtown. Months in the making, itís had model calls, preview parties and more leading up to a style showcase featuring fashions by Terry Jolo Brand, Kathmandu Artifacts, the Samina Mughal Collection and a few surprises. Itís produced by Pittsburgh-based image consulting and personal transformation business ReFined Culture.

Accessories to splurge on: Warm weather wardrobe need a pick-me-up? Target has teamed with New York-based designer (and Columbus, Ohio native) Eddie Borgo for a limited-edition collection of 100-plus fun, funky and affordable accessories. There are bangles, bucket bags, belts and more with mix-and-match beads for personalizing. It arrives in stores and online at July 12. With most pieces less than $30, itís likely to get picked over quickly.

Hashtag to track: #NYFWM : These five letters will be used this month to aggregate on social media all things related to the inaugural New York Fashion Week: Menís, which kicks off July 13 in New York City. Spearheaded by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the four-day fashion affair aims to elevate New York Cityís style cred to that of other major cities that have special fashion weeks devoted to menswear. Will it be a hit? Whoís taking part? What trends will dominate? Search the hashtag to find out.




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