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Save Steal Splurge: Heart-Shaped Sunglasses

Few accessories are as iconic as the heart-shaped sunglasses on the Lolita movie poster. Those red frames. That lollipop. The scandal. While heart-shaped sunnies might seem a little too twee (we’re sure Zooey Deschanel has a birdcage filled with them), they are a fun and unexpected way to give all of your summertime looks a touch of whimsy and quirk.

Save: Bp.

Heart Shaped Sunglasses ($12)

Steal: Steve Madden Heart Shape Sunglasses ($38)

Splurge: Wildfox Lolita Heart Sunglasses ($189)

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Save Steal Splurge: The Mise en Dior Earring

We spied Dior’s Mise en Dior earrings on Jennifer Lawrence and were completely swooning. And then later at Lucky FABB L.A., we saw January Jones wearing them in the flesh and we may have glanced down to see just how run-ready her heels were if we say, snatched them right off her ears. But for those of us that can’t afford the $400+ price tag of the Dior original, we can head to one of our favorite jewelry sites, BaubleBar, and find something just as great. The site’s 360 earring riffs on the original Dior bauble an offers it at a much more wallet friendly price. Snag something inspired by the original iteration in classic pearl or grab a pair in a hot summer hue.

For those fancy nights out, there’s even a pav© version that’s sure to sparkle with every flip of your hair. The best part? The price tag, which hovers under $40 no matter which one you choose.

Save: Watercolor 360 Earring ($18)

Steal: Pearl 360 Earring ($28)

Splurge: Pav© 360 Earring ($32)

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San Francisco’s Myles Gives Guys Smarter Shorts

Myles shorts

Ladies can get away with lounging in their Lulus long after their last savasana, but for guys, gym wear is usually more for action than off-duty. The usual gym going guy is outfitted in clothes that are designed by huge footwear brands, such as Nike or Adidas, which doesn’t work as well outside of the gym. Meeting up for coffee after a hard workout? Guys might not want to wear their compression pants or baggy basketball shorts after the gym, especially if they’ve been breaking a sweat. San Francisco-based Myles is out to change that with their new line of shorts, which look just as good in the gym as they do on the streets.

Started by the guys that brought you Taylor Stitch, the label that brought San Francisco — and the rest of the world — the perfect button-up and Huckberry, the online shop that’s curating outdoor clothing and gear for guys, Myles is a new line of shorts designed for the rigors of your reps in the gym and still look great when you’ve cooled down and want to just hang out.

Myles shorts

Co-creator Michael Maher wanted to create athletic shorts that eschewed the baggy, long messy look that is so common in the market and instead, offer up an option that combines both tailoring and technical fabric.

The American-made shorts are lightweight and built so that you won’t be too constricted in the gym. They’re also tailored enough so that you could pair them with regular clothes, not just old t-shirts and tank tops at the weight bench. The shorts are made of a four-way stretch water repellent fabric, include mesh pockets that are designed to stay put, not flop around when you’ve got your keys inside and are available in two lengths. Best of all, there are no garish logos and the shorts are offered in a neon-free range of great basic colors.

Order now and you’ll get $10 off thanks to Myles’ pre-sale offer (orders ship in October). Myles shorts are available at www.mylesapparel.com.

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Red Red Wine: Fall’s Best Oxblood Shoes, Bags and More

For a few years now, as soon as summer’s dog days wane and we’re dusting off our leather jackets and tweed coats, the color that we’ve chosen to accessorize with is oxblood. This year is no different, because the deep, dark hue is back and better than ever, because designers are using it everywhere. As a counterpart to bold gold on a watch and used to give a basic pump a major makeover, oxblood instantly makes everything — including the most basic outfits — look just that much richer and well, cooler. We’ve gathered together our favorite shoes, bags and more to amp up your style now that the weather’s cooler and you need the perfect pieces to accompany your red cups from Starbucks.

Clockwise from top left: Kate Spade New York Skyline Watch

($225), Isol¡ Tora Bootie ($119.95), Miss Selfridge Oxblood Fedora ($44), Ivanka Trump Tellas Pointy Toe Pump ($134.95), Burberry Lip Cover ($33), Louise et Cie Hermosah Pump ($117.95), Black and Brown London Julie Belt ($43.53), Mulberry Small Del Ray Leather Tote ($1,750)

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Step Out in the Season’s Coolest Culottes for Under $100

The return of the Birkenstock heralded a new era of comfortable fashion. No longer are girls wiggling into tight leather pants and running their errands in lingerie-inspired barely-there tops. For fall, it’s all about athletic accents, those now-ubiquitous flat sandals and a pair of easy, breezy culottes.

If the weather’s not quite cool enough for trousers or you don’t want to be completely covered up, this trend is perfect for playing with proportions and showing off your newest footwear acquisitions. Still wary? Pair these remixed pants with a chunky sweater for an easy outfit or wear them with your favorite oxford for a twist on the tomboy look. They’re a fantastic, forward-leaning piece that’ll get you noticed.

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Monday Muse: Henri Matisse Inspires Alexander McQueen Resort 2015

Henri Matisse

Traditionally, Alexander McQueen shows and presentations draw inspiration from nature, history and the realm of fantasy. And that makes for a show that’s full of drama and amazing clothes, but where does a girl wear a feathered gown or a bustier dress crafted from leather and antique lace? With a customer base that includes Kate Middleton and plenty of women who don’t run the gala circuit every season, McQueen’s Sarah Burton chose to focus on the clothes that women actually wear in their day-to-day lifves for the label’s resort collection. And to do that, she was inspired by the latest Henri Matisse exhibit at London’s Tate Modern (along with the whole of London, it seems) to create clothes that blended bright colors, menswear staples and more.

Much like McQueen himself, Matisse was first seen as a revolutionary and then later, upheld as one of the most prominent figures in his field. Though he’s most well known for his paintings, Matisse began his career as a draughtsman, a sculptor and a printmaker. At first, his work seemed completely radical, blending strong organic shapes with bold hyper-bright hues. But as his career progressed, Matisse was seen as a revolutionary in the blended field of painted sculpture in the plastic arts (his buddies Picasso and Duchamp were also among those working in the medium) and even became renowned as a classic painter in the French tradition. Today, his most well known works span from all over his over 50 year career, including early paintings in his Fauve movement and later in his collage and sculpture works.

Alexander McQueen Resort 2015

Much like Matisse’s work, the collection that Sarah Burton presented for Resort 2015 included the mashup of tradition and futurism.

The colors, which included Kabuki-tinged black and red pieces in addition to inky blues and right cobalts, drew from the bold, saturated colors of Matisse’ work, but the shapes that Burton showed drew from McQueen’s most recent menswear show. Prince of Wales checks and deep navy leather leant themselves to the menswear feel and traditional British Saville Row detail drew from McQueen’s roots.

In keeping with her clientele, royal or not, hemlines were kept at a modest knee length and there was nary a red carpet gown to be seen. Instead, the McQueen girl will have to make do with elongated sleeveless shifts done up in curvilinear shapes and Matisse-inspired floral embroidery, which also appeared on cocktail sheaths, etched into nappa leather and sprinkled on coat dresses and full skirts. It may not have filled the quotient for awe and fantasy (there’s next season for that) but instead, it was a collection that will most certain fill the closet of just about every girl out there that loves a little art mixed in with her fashion.

Shop our favorite Alexander McQueen accessories:

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Celebrating Schiaparelli’s Signature Pink for Under $70

Elsa Schiaparelli

In less than a week, designer Marco Zanini (formerly of Rochas and before that, the ill-fated Halston revival an even before that, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana) will show his first collection for the house of Schiaparelli. The sleeping giant has awoken and we can’t wait to see what Zanini has in store for such a storied house. During the Fall 2013 collections, designer Christian Lacroix released a couture collection under the brand, but Zanini’s collection will be the brand’s first ready-to-wear collection in decades.

It won’t be just another run-of-the-mill show, however, because Zanini promises that the collection, which is more pret-a-couture than pret-a-porter, will bring the brand into the modern day while still keeping the traditions of the Schiaparelli label in tact. To celebrate, we’ve pulled together some budget-friendly picks in Elsa’s favorite shade of shocking pink, which was plentiful at Lacroix’s couture show and, we hope, will be just as bountiful at Zanini’s. We’re all waiting in anticipation for the collection, but in the mean time, we’ll be sporting our pink lips and sliding into some chic pink shoes to get a bit of our own Schiap fix.

Sabine Pleated Maxi Skirt

Schiaparelli was known for long silhouettes, so the Sabine Pleated Maxi Skirt ($69) is the perfect way to pay homage to one of the designer’s signature shapes. And although Schiap herself festooned her creations with surrealist motifs such as eyeballs, lobsters and more, we think that this pleated, shocking pink take on the maxi has enough impact on its own. The weather’s been unseasonably warm here in Southern California — sorry if you’re suffering through the aftermath of the arctic chill — so this maxi is something we’d love to wear right away. Snag it for spring if you’re not so fortunate, because it’s something you can reach for on lazy weekends and still look perfectly pulled together.

Available at Piperlime.

Kate Spade New York Small Square Stud Earrings

If you can’t commit to a full-on skirt in Schiap’s signature pink, go a little smaller — or quite a bit smaller — with the Kate Spade New York Small Square Stud Earrings ($38). These diminutive earrings might be small, but thanks to their florescent shade, they’ll make a big impact. Not quite prim and preppy and toeing the line at punk princess, they’re a sure thing no matter what your style is.

Available at Bloomingdale’s.

Gap Boatneck Pullover

One trademark Schiaparelli signature that we hope continues under the tenure of Marco Zanini is the designer’s love of giving clothes a huge amount of detail without making them look overworked.

The Gap Boatneck Pullover ($34.99) takes that spirit by being much more than meets the eye. Just a simple sweater? That’s what it looks like, but upon closer inspection you’ll see that this pullover has got plenty of knitted texture and contrasting sleeve and hem ribs that give it shape and interest. It’s even got a raw-edged boatneck, letting you layer it with collared shirts for a more polished look or pull it off the shoulder for a more louche, relaxed feel. Either way, you’ll look pretty in pink.

Available at Gap.

Bobbi Brown Neon Pink Lipstick

NARS has a cult-fave lipstick named after Schiaparelli, but sometimes, you don’t want a full-on, neon pink pout. That’s where Bobbi Brown comes in. Known for a more natural take on makeup, her brand is all about enhancing what you’ve already got and bringing out your best features. Her Neon Pink Lipstick ($25) might look like a bright, shocking pink in the bullet, but slick it on and you’ll see it’s much more sheer than you’d think. It gives a medium coverage, as opposed to NARS complete coverage, so you’ll still get a hint of pink without veering into statement lip territory. It’s got a super shiny, comfortable formula, too, so it’ll be comfortable and pretty — which we can only hope applies to Zanini’s Schiaparelli runway debut.

Available at Bloomingdale’s.

Nine West Sundew flat

An easy way to slip in some Schiaparelli pink is to pick up the Nine West Sundew flat ($69). The easy shape makes this a go-to for pants, skirts and yes, maxi dresses, and on top of all that, it’s sure to be your new go-to shoe for running around (if you’re into farmer’s markets, bike rides through Parisian streets and the such, they’re pretty much perfect) at work or checking errands off your list on the weekend. Bright, poppy and super shiny, they’re one shoe we could see Schiaparelli wearing herself.

Available at Nine West.