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Tory Burch Takes July 4th!

Tory Burch is heading to the West Coast for Independence Day and she'll need plenty of versatile pieces for working, boating and hiking.

Destination…. California What’ I’ll pack… “Washed linen day dresses, lightweight t-shirts, our Elaine cardigan for layering, boots for hiking, a big hat for boating, aviators, flat fisherman sandals In my cosmetic bag… “lots of sunscreen.” Show us your July 4th essentials! Pin items from Saks.com and Tweet @Saks with a link to your board!

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Destination…. California

What’ I’ll pack… “Washed linen day dresses, lightweight t-shirts, our Elaine cardigan for layering, boots for hiking, a big hat for boating, aviators, flat fisherman sandals

In my cosmetic bag… “lots of sunscreen.”

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Men’s Fashion Inspires the Ladies This Fall

Check out how designers took inspiration from the haberdashery for fall!

Here’s a fun fact for you: Donna Karan, she of the Seven Easy Pieces, black jersey and bodysuits, is the daughter of a custom tailor. That explains her supremely chic emphasis on haute haberdashery for fall, but what to make of the fact that almost every designer out there joined in on her mannish ode to the power woman? By collections’ end, menswear was one of the reigning trends —with precision-cut tailoring and pants, two major must-haves of the season. Chalk it up to a funny little thing called the fashion zeitgeist. Of course, not everyone worked the motif à la Karan, with sexy pinstripes and a Marlene Dietrich vibe. Derek Lam went sportif and slightly bookish… …the Proenza Schouler boys found inspiration in the…

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Here’s a fun fact for you: Donna Karan, she of the Seven Easy Pieces, black jersey and bodysuits, is the daughter of a custom tailor. That explains her supremely chic emphasis on haute haberdashery for fall, but what to make of the fact that almost every designer out there joined in on her mannish ode to the power woman? By collections’ end, menswear was one of the reigning trends —with precision-cut tailoring and pants, two major must-haves of the season. Chalk it up to a funny little thing called the fashion zeitgeist.

Of course, not everyone worked the motif à la Karan, with sexy pinstripes and a Marlene Dietrich vibe. Derek Lam went sportif and slightly bookish…

…the Proenza Schouler boys found inspiration in the Far East (by way of New York) and Jil Sander Navy was — what else? — beautifully spare.

Burberry Prorsum‘s Christopher Bailey contrasted his usual city chic with countrified tweeds, herringbones and glen plaids…

…while others offered a more feminine counterpoint to all the mensy touches Carolina Herrera, Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana, to name a few.

“I love how strong and confident women appear when wearing clothes inspired by menswear,” says Prabal Gurung, who took things one step further, piling trend atop trend, with a cool cocktail of terrific tailoring and head-to-toe prints. In the end, the designers’ executions may be brilliantly different, but the underscoring message is the same: This fall, there’s no place like homme.

 

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Best Men’s Swim Trunks!

For Onia, outfitting men in stylish beach ensemble is going just swimmingly

When it’s 90 degrees Fahrenheit and the only thing you can think about is getting from your lounge to the pool without burning your feet en route, style might not exactly be top of mind. That’s why we’re grateful that Carl Cunow, designer of Onia did the thinking for us. The fashion industry alum (he spent years working with Steven Alan) sought to create stylish, functional swim trunks that have men looking good, keeping cool and not thinking too hard about it (after all, there is sangria to attend to). Every detail from the soft mesh liner to the fast drying materials and the antique nickel hardware, makes Onia, a swimwear brand that truly puts you first. With clean designs for the modern man, Onia…

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When it’s 90 degrees Fahrenheit and the only thing you can think about is getting from your lounge to the pool without burning your feet en route, style might not exactly be top of mind. That’s why we’re grateful that Carl Cunow, designer of Onia did the thinking for us.

The fashion industry alum (he spent years working with Steven Alan) sought to create stylish, functional swim trunks that have men looking good, keeping cool and not thinking too hard about it (after all, there is sangria to attend to).

Every detail from the soft mesh liner to the fast drying materials and the antique nickel hardware, makes Onia, a swimwear brand that truly puts you first. With clean designs for the modern man, Onia will easily transition you from the beach to the bar.

What is Cunow most excited about this season? Bright colors, seersucker and Liberty prints.  “As for our archival Liberty prints, we introduce new patterns with every delivery, but in this case it’s our first time introducing a Liberty paisley,” Cunow tells SaksPOV.

 

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One Dress, 3 Ways

From the dog days of summer to the first nip of fall, Saks’ own Denise Magid shows you how to extend the life of a dress for all seasons!

Tis the season!  No, not that season, it’s the Season of the Dress at Saks! From florals, to color blocking, to the perfect shift, we’re obsessed with dresses. Here, Denise Magid, our resident dress expert, not to mention Saks Fifth Avenue’s Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager of Contemporary Sportswear, shows us how style a single dress year round. “Finding a season-less dress is not as hard as it sounds  — it’s all about neutral colors that you can add a pop of color to for the summer or pair with rich accessories for colder months.” Dress, Vince, available at Saks Fifth Avenue stores. 1.877.551.7257 A work look for summer: “Layering a crisp white blazer, like this one from Theory, makes this dress boardroom friendly. Add your own flare…

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Tis the season!  No, not that season, it’s the Season of the Dress at Saks! From florals, to color blocking, to the perfect shift, we’re obsessed with dresses. Here, Denise Magid, our resident dress expert, not to mention Saks Fifth Avenue’s Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager of Contemporary Sportswear, shows us how style a single dress year round.

“Finding a season-less dress is not as hard as it sounds  — it’s all about neutral colors that you can add a pop of color to for the summer or pair with rich accessories for colder months.” Dress, Vince, available at Saks Fifth Avenue stores. 1.877.551.7257

A work look for summer: “Layering a crisp white blazer, like this one from Theory, makes this dress boardroom friendly. Add your own flare with a long necklace and a chic tote.”

Dinner al fresco: “When it gets a little chilly after Labor Day, pair your dress with a denim jacket and fun colored scarf!”

Defrost for winter: “When it gets really cold, layer, layer, layer! Pop the dress over a pair of leather leggings. Add a vest and go for a cute ankle boot.”

Photographed by KSW

 

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Fall Fashion Trend: Menswear

Inspired by him and made for you.