the dog days of summer set in, embrace them by heating
up your style!
August, there are plenty of things to do to help
reinvigorate your fashion for the month ahead. Here are
some of Stylebook’s top picks.
up! Swim trends to try: Does your swimsuit need a style
boost? Channel some inspiration from the ones recently
spotted on the runways of the annual Miami Swim Week.
Although the selections seen there are for spring/summer
’16, why wait until then to incorporate some of those
looks into your pool-side style? A few to try now:
pairing statement jewelry like an oversized necklace to
spice up a swimsuit or caftan, adding a pop of color (a
vibrant citrus shade, for example) to a darker suit, or
stepping up your beach bag game with one that’s
eye-catching with embroidery, beads or sequins. Plus,
good news: next summer’s swimwear trends encompass
everything from itsy bitsy bikinis to figure-flattering
maillots, with an emphasis on cover-ups of all kinds to
take looks from the street to the beach.
to check out: Pittsburgh’s own dancing diva Maddie
Ziegler seems to be popping up everywhere these days —
and not just on stage. The star on Lifetime’s reality
TV show "Dance Moms" is one of fashion’s
latest "it" girls, landing spreads in dance
and fashion magazines alike. One of her latest gigs:
being the face of the new Capezio x Betsey Johnson
capsule collection. The dance-meets-activewear line
includes pretty pink lace tops, punk-inspired lace-up
leg warmers, fun printed pieces and, of course, the
designer’s signature tutus. Not a dancer? No problem.
Many pieces are versatile enough to be worn as everyday
street or workout clothes.
wears them well in the campaign, which can be seen at
capezio.com. "I fell in love with Maddie and her
dancing when I met her at the ‘Dancing With the Stars’
reunion," Johnson told Teen Vogue.
worth splurging on: For the sunglasses obsessed, get
acquainted with the new interchangeable shades by
Carrera (interchangeable.carreraworld.com). Each set
($139 each) comes with two frame fronts that can be
snapped on and off to create a fresh look. More options
are available for $19 per front and come in a rainbow of