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STARDUST

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Vacation Wear

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Summer might be winding down, but there are definitely still a few weeks left to savor. And what better way to enjoy the remainder of summer than with a vacation? Maybe you’ve already got something planned, or maybe you’re more of the last-minute type. Regardless, refer to our top vacation destinations, book your flight, and most importantly, pack your bags. And if you’re struggling to figure out what exactly to pack, have no fear; here are just a few style suggestions for both men and women, a cohesive guide to help you curate the perfect wardrobe during your time off. Whether you’re heading to Baja, Greece, the Amalfi Coast, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, or elsewhere, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy!

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CRUSH

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Take the heat and go where the wind blows. Summer is upon us, and this one’s bound to be endless.

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Photos, styling, editing, creation, and execution by Scott Shapiro

Drawing inspiration from surf culture and the 1990s grunge movement, “Crush” aims to showcase high end fashion in a grittier, natural setting. Juxtaposition is ever present; luxe and laid back, street but sexy, and passionate yet poignant, witness a new dimension to the summertime framework.

This piece features items from Kenzo, Acne Studios, Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, and more. Please contact for styling notes and additional details.

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How to Do the Sporty Trend

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We’ve already talked about how sporty styles have become omnipresent in the latest collections, and this hot trend is definitely one to follow. But there’s a fine line between incorporating a little athleticism into your look and wearing straight-up workout gear. Balancing your sneakers, sweatshirts or track pants with otherwise dressed-up items is one go-to technique. Of course, it’s never a bad idea to keep things somewhat cohesive, whether through multiple sportswear pieces or a constant color scheme. Meanwhile, high-quality fabrics and sleek silhouettes finalize the proper styling tactics. Although there are plenty more ways to achieve this look, here are a couple suggestions for taking on the sporty trend the right way:

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Alexander Wang long sleeve shirt
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Oscar de la Renta pencil skirt
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Pierre Hardy sneaker
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Proenza Schouler leather satchel
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NIKE cat eye glasses
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Let these Pierre Hardy sneakers be the centerpiece of your sleek and sporty ensemble, adding metallic vibrance to the minimal separates. While this Alexander Wang neoprene sweatshirt keeps up the athletic aesthetic, a fun pair of shades keeps things looking bold. Tie all of the elements together with this equally urban Proenza Schouler satchel.

 

 

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Rick Owens leather shoes
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3.1 PHILLIP LIM Black Grained Leather 31 Hour Backpack
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Neil Barrett Side-Striped Jersey Sweatpants
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Dior Homme Black Tie Sunglasses
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Neil Barrett Colour Block Neoprene Sweatshirt
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There’s definitely room for the guys, too. Though this outfit could easily pass as some sort of sports uniform, it’s the luxe quality of each item that keeps it at the pinnacle of style. Starting off with the coveted Rick Owens x Adidas kicks, the look already has a sense of texture and austerity. A simple pair of Neil Barrett sweats allow for the same designer’s neoprene top to take over, adding the necessary pop of color to this all-black ensemble. And don’t forget to properly accessorize and reflect that color with this Dior Homme “chiffre rouge” timepiece. Throw on the essential 31 Hour Backpack from 3.1 Phillip Lim, top it all off with a sleek pair of Dior Homme sunglasses and get ready to win in terms of sports and style.