Listen, we don't want to harsh your fun summer vibes, but the cold truth is that school starts in less than a month. *does Home Alone-style scream* But hey, it's not ALL bad! Now is the time of year when you can finally jazz up that wardrobe with fun fall pieces and pair those fresh duds with an even fresher summer glow. Hot! We figured the best way to get into the swing of things is with a super cool varsity jacket to throw on over any ensemble. They're totally on-trend but also act as the perfect transitional piece from summer into winter. Let's dive right in, shall we? WE SHALL.
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Forgot the old go-to varsity jackets, these bad boys will instantly make you the coolest girl in school with their fierce statement-making patterns. Personally, we love the silk galaxy print number from Tideland ($75) and the F/W 2012 Jeremy Scott x adidas leopard zip-up that will hit stores later this summer. WERK!
Flávia Desgranges van der Linden, Kani Cao and Hope Bidinger.
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Remember a few months ago when we deemed sneaker wedges the "it" shoe for spring? Well, consider us (partially) wrong—sneaker wedges are the "it" shoe for spring and summer. We see no signs of the sporty trend slowing thanks to the endless amounts of ways you can wear this comfy wardrobe staple (think: tulle skirts to floral pants). It has not only inspired girls across the globe to sport sneakers with literally every type of outfit, but it has straight-up sparked an entire resurgence of sneaker culture that we haven't seen in awhile, which means we MUST dedicate this week's style blogger post to the dopest high top ensembles on the interwebs. From pretty and whimsical to bold and badass, we love how these ladies sported sneakers in three totally different ways.
Our Fridays are usually all about easing out of the workweek and into the weekend at a more leisurely pace. We like to take the time to smell the flowers, thank our coworkers for jobs well done, and casually peruse the World Wide Web for anything that might tickle our fancy or enflame our virtual wallets. We here at MTV Style were content to stay mired within the cutely overloaded confines of kittens dressed up in jean jackets until we came across what is, quite possibly, the most AMAZING fashion time capsule video EVER. Folks, we're talking about JC Penney's Fashion Flash 1980s denim fashion show, a fash-parade of magical retro magnificence that will have you marveling over and over again at the "newest fabric on the fashion scene...denim!" Watch as models Tracy, Bernard, Julie, and "total cool" Joe dance to David Bowie's seminal song, "Blue Jean", while showing you how to rock a pair of green jeans or get down in double stonewash. Listen as the overzealous announcer says, "You've heard the saying everything old is new again, well it's really true!" And we totally agree...
If you thought that after The Hills Audrina Patridge would just live out the rest of her days curled up on her couch in her PJ's eating Little Debbie cakes (not that there's anything wrong with that), think again. On April 17, Ms. Patridge will premiere a brand spankin' new reality show on VH1 called Audrina (OF COURSE!). The show follows Audrina through life with her family sharing the spotlight. We CAN'T WAIT to learn more about her verrrrrrry different younger sis Casey (below), who is a mom of two, wife of a pro dirt biker, and a tattoo addict. (Remember when she was spotted on season 4 of The Hills dishing out advice to Audrina about Justin Bobby and Lauren?! Yep, that's her!) But, until then, we scooped some of the show's promo shots, plus...PLUS found out where to score a few of the cute frocks that Audrina is wearing in them. There's the cute strapless DVF mega-tiered dress ($556.50, dvf.com) that she's wearing on the couch (sans oatmeal cream pies), which—P.S.—would make a killer prom dress. And for the days you're feeling saucy, try the See by Chloe Strapless Two-Tone Dress ($395, bloomingdales.com) Audrina is showing off with her come-hither-hands-above-head-hip-popped-out stance. Our personal fave shift is the Alice + Olivia Diana Leather Peplum Dress ($495, bergdorfgoodman.com) she's wearing while posing with her younger, way-more-tatted sis.
Audrina Patridge and her sister Casey Loza.