Music is a little like food and clothes. These are areas where it’s probably worthwhile for one to explore & expand their tastes. The Playlist is assembled each month by Dappered’s very own music correspondent, Tim Johnstone. Tim is a former Virgin Records Label Rep & current award winning Program Director at KRVB, which was awarded the FMQB AAA station of the year markets 50+. You can also catch his work on Fridays when he assembles the Weekend Dossier. Got a Spotify account? You’ll find a link to this month’s playlist at the end of the post.
Leon Bridges – “Bad Bad News”
On the heels of his hit collaboration with ODESZA, Leon Bridges previews his upcoming album with a couple new songs. “Bad Bad News” has a bit if a Yacht Rock vibe, providing a perfect groove for Bridges’ effortless vocals. This is all kinds of smooth and sexy.
The Longshot – “Love Is For Losers”
Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong is no stranger to side projects (Foxboro Hot Tubs…Pinhead Gunpowder…anybody?), and he’s just released a new ep from this most recent incarnation. There is absolutely nothing surprising about these new songs and perhaps that’s not even the point. This is just fun stuff.
Lo Moon – “Real Love”
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It’s been a busy few weeks for new makeup and I’ve been trying to churn out reviews as fast as possible but lately I do feel sort of slow getting there! Sorry about that Life, the universe, and everything has me busy!
But here are a few reviews I’ve done recently you might have missed! And by the way, if you’ve tried any of these items I’d love to hear your thoughts on them!
Flower Beauty Petal Pout Lip Color ($8.99) is a conditioning lipstick available in matte and cream finishes that recently launched on Ulta’s website. I picked up two shades online but none of the shades actually say which is cream and which is matte. I suspect all 20 shades are matte and finish and the “soft matte and cream finish” refers to the formula in general as that’s exactly what you get here. The texture is creamy but the finish matte.
Here’s some thoughts on the formula.
Flower Beauty Petal Pout Lip Color are available in a nice round up of twenty shades at a mere $8.99 each but are smaller in size at 0.11 oz in size. Your typical drugstore lipstick is 0.15 oz in size and formulas such as Maybelline’s Color Sensational Collection are around $5-$5.99. I’m not overly concerned with the size to be honest since I really enjoyed the formula plus it is so rare I use up an entire lipstick. The come packaged in Flower Beauty’s standard white packaging with a clear cap and rose gold accents. I’ve always been partial to the brand’s pretty rose gold accents and feel like the packaging is quite...
Bodysuit, jeans, and Western boots. Spoiler alert: This easy combo will be my go-to spring uniform, and the only thing better than knowing that this early in the game is knowing that the bodysuit in question only costs $34. However, having found it on the Insta-famous, Kardashian Jenner– and even J.Lo-approved site, Naked Wardrobe (which prides itself on its of-the-moment pieces at practical prices), I don’t just love it because it’s affordable—although that’s the most obvious perk.
I love it because it’s comfortable, it comes in a perfect material that’s just the right weight, and it possesses a classic but also timely U-shaped neckline. Also, as someone who tends to shy away from tight, figure-hugging tops, it really does have a flattering effect that gives me the confidence to wear it without a layer on top. Simply put: It is just great. That’s why I can earnestly tell you to buy the rust (seen below in my poorly lit apartment), black, and soon-to-be-restocked white versions, all for just $2 over $100, and I mean it when I say they’re worth every penny. See for yourself why I love it and then shop the bodysuit and other affordable styles from the site below.
You might like to consider yourself the adventurous type; a “yes” person who loves to take advantage of any exciting opportunity that pops up. But if you’re anything like us, when a friend texts you with very last-minute plans, it can take everything not to throw a “new phone, who this?” message back. And usually it’s because the thought of piecing together an outfit in under two minutes is not ideal. We’re here to change that.
We consider the smart casual outfits ahead as ones that don’t feel overly styled or contrived. Instead, they feature a mix of easy classics and statement pieces that come together to feel special, cool, and ready for most impromptu adventures—think along the lines of brunch or a friend of a friend’s birthday party. (Formal affairs and theme parties, not so much.)
Scroll down for the outfit inspiration and then to shop a few key closet essentials that make putting together outfits simple and, most importantly, fast.
Living in a city comes with its own set of fashion rules, especially when that city is San Francisco—a place famous for its tall hills. Curious to find out how fashion girls navigate the tricky terrain and still manage to pull off cool looks, we reached out to four stylish SF girls to break down the shoes they wear (and the ones they stay away from).
It turns out that comfort is king in San Francisco, but with a focus on fashionable footwear. From pointed mules and slides to sneakers and ankle boots, there are a number of stylish options to combat the tricky landscape challenges. And if you’re not ready to give up on something with height, block heels are the answer for a comfortable choice. Keep reading to find out the shoes San Francisco girls would never wear, and then shop their city-friendly picks.
Dolce & Gabbana is on the move again. After showing its over-the-top Alta Moda show in New York last week, the brand hit the road and brought the collection to Mexico City. None other than Sophia Loren was in attendance, and the 83-year-old truly stole the show in her beautiful floral gown and ankle boots. We can only hope to look this chic at her age (or any age, for that matter).
Presented at the Museo Soumaya, the collection was an homage to Mexican culture. "The Virgin of Guadalupe was stitched into a silk-fringed red lace dress embroidered with flowers. … The closing gown was painted by Romero Britto as a tribute to the trailblazing Mexican artist," Vogue.com wrote of the colorful affair. Scroll down to get a glimpse of Loren's red carpet look, and head over to Vogue for an inside look at the show.
Power dressers, you already know that red is your color. But, like for anyone who has a go-to look, there's always a need for a little inspiration as to how to make it feel fresh all over again. Which is why we're here to offer up a host of new red outfits for spring. With bold hues dominating the runways, there's no shortage of inspiration to help you embrace the color head on (and head to toe).
Just to prove that there are plenty of cool ways to tackle red in the coming months, we rounded up seven on-trend ensembles to embrace a little burgundy, wine, or crimson in your wardrobe. So, no matter what temperature it is these days, the one word to describe your outfit is hot.
If you ask me, the below jeans from Cotton Citizen are the best skinny jeans to wear with heels this spring. If you’re anything like me and wear jeans on repeat throughout the year, you most likely understand the repetition of wearing the same outfit combination on loop. Skinny jeans, heels, and a cool tee or top week after week. Thanks to Cotton Citizen’s high-rise skinny jeans (pictured below), I’m changing up my go-to denim look this spring and swapping this pair into my rotation.
Compared to your standard skinny jean silhouette, these jeans caught my eye for a couple of reasons: 1. I’m a sucker for high-rise jeans, so the waistline immediately had my attention; 2. The frayed hemline and the cool exaggerated slit on the outside of both sides (the detail that makes these jeans perfect for showing off a new pair of heels); 3. The assortment of colors available and the matching cropped denim jacket (this style is available in 13 different dyed denim colors). See how I styled the skinny jeans with heels below and shop similar denim styles at the end. Plus, be sure to show us how you’re styling skinny jeans and heels this spring using the hashtag #WhoWhatWearing.
Jeans are probably one of the wardrobe staples that get the most use. They’re the ultimate pieces to wear for the weekend, a date night, and even the office. But with all that use, what is the best way to take care of them. Really, it comes down to knowing how to wash right.
While there are lots of tricks you can follow to make sure you’re taking care of your denim, it turns out the biggest mistake you can make is to stick them in the dryer at high heat. Not only does this shrink denim, but it can also distort the shape of your jeans. If you’re interested in finding out how to wash jeans the right way, we’re breaking down our top tips ahead.
1. It is recommended to wash your jeans about every five to 10 wears.
2. If you are worried about washing your jeans too often and fear they might be fading, soak them in cold water and vinegar for an hour, and hang them to dry instead.
3. If you opt for the washing machine, turn your jeans inside out to protect against fading and also to ensure the dirtiest part of the jeans get clean.
4. Jeans can be hand-washed using cold water and a little bit of detergent. Soak the jeans for about 15 to 30 minutes and rinse. To make sure the jeans are fully cleaned, try repeating this process two to three times.
5. When drying jeans after hand-washing, don’t wring them....
Baseball season is in full swing (pun intended), which means there's probably one question lingering on everyone's mind: What do you wear to a baseball game? Luckily, there's plenty of sporty celebrity outfit inspiration out there that can offer some much-needed guidance when piecing together a look that is both stadium-approved and stylish.
Sure, a team jersey is a classic sports game staple (and as the many celebs prove below, can look very fashion-forward), but don't limit your baseball attire to just that. Jessica Biel, for example, opted to wear a chic pair of wide-leg jeans and a blue-and-white striped tee. Sneakers and a Dodgers hat (that blocks the sun and reps her team) are the sporty finishing touches.
Meanwhile, Hailey Baldwin, while not technically at a stadium, wore a game-day essential: An oversize flannel. Style it with a pair of jeans à la Baldwin or cutoff shorts during the summer months. On-trend white booties are also a great alternative if you're just not feeling sneakers. Now read on to see what some of our favorite celebrities wore (or could be wearing) to a baseball game.
Gigi Hadid stepped out with her family ahead of her 23rd birthday over the weekend wearing an all-black sneaker outfit that has us wanting a pair of subtly ruffled treggings. (Treggings are trouser-legging hybrids, FYI.) The verdict is still out on who makes the treggings (which closely resemble this Gucci pair), but you can bet that our curiosity lead us to DM Hadid's stylist, Mimi Cuttrell, about them.
The ruffle trend has been hanging on for several seasons now (which we're definitely not mad about), infiltrating everything from denim to swimwear to shoes to statement tops. It's a pretty detail that adds interest, especially to an otherwise all-black look à la Hadid, who wisely chose a pair of sneakers in the same color as the contrasting frill. We recommend making note of this styling trick if you ever find yourself in a pair of ruffle-hem pants.
Check out Gigi Hadid's chill pre-birthday look and shop similar pants below.
For Kim Kardashian West, a beauty line, a reality show, an emoji app, and a website aren't enough. TMZ reports that the multihyphenate is now working on a lingerie and shapewear collection. So far, the details remain under wraps, but the collection will reportedly "serve all women," so we're expecting to see a wide range of sizes and colors.
Per TMZ, Kardashian West "had a hand in just about every aspect of the line's foundation—from design to marketing—and will run it top to bottom." One look at her Instagram and it's clear that no one knows lingerie better than her, so it's definitely an on-brand move for the star. Stay tuned as we learn more about the forthcoming launch, which is reportedly slated before the year is over. In the meantime, read on for her best lingerie and shapewear Instagrams.
If there's one accessory that is so often forgotten about come warm weather, it's a summer scarf. While yes, sandals, straw bags, and statement jewelry can dress up (or down) a look in a pinch, the oftentimes bold printed fabric may just be the easiest and most versatile way to refresh your existing wardrobe pieces for the new season ahead. Now, if you're not quite sure about how to wear a scarf in the summer, you've come to the right place because we've rounded up a few of our favorite ways to style the accessory.
If the summer heat and humidity are getting the best of your hair, loosely tie a breezy silk scarf over it to conquer the frizz (while channeling Old Hollywood glamour). Or do you want to change up the look and feel of a classic button-down? Style a colorful neckerchief underneath the collar to instantly transform the wardrobe staple.
Remember that there are no limits or set rules on how to wear a scarf this summer. Instead, have fun with the accessory by testing out various prints, fabrics, and tying methods. Your closet basics (and hair) will thank you. Now read on to see how fashion girls are wearing scarves in the warm weather, and then shop a few of our favorites that are perfect for summertime.
Finding the perfect bandeau bra—one that checks off all your boxes—is no easy feat, especially when you're shopping for it online because there's no "try on" option. Thankfully, however, there are helpful customer reviewers you can turn to that oftentimes address the product's fit and comfort, making it much easier for you to feel 100% confident about clicking "add to cart" without actually having tested it out.
Now we did the hard work for you and sifted through the bountiful search results on the internet, narrowing it down to the five best bandeau bras that are all available on Amazon (and are all very reasonably priced.) From the "best 'one size' bandeau," to one that "feels as soft as skin," these are the five most raved-about styles to add to your undergarment drawer right away.