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Say Goodbye to Summer with the Best Celeb Bikinis of the Season!

Happy Labor Day weekend! Let’s celebrate our last hurrah at the beach during the long weekend by taking a look back at our best fashionwire.com/celebrity-fashion” target=”_self”>celebrity bikinis of the year, including Jessica Alba’s colorblock separates, Bella Thorne’s white-hot two-piece, and Demi Moore’s striped suit. Click through to see these and more star swim looks that have us already anticipating our winter vacations.

What Books Are InStyle Staffers Reading at the Beach This Summer?

July 3, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

You may be stuck turning pages in a packed subway car rather than lounging poolside, yet a good read offers a quick escape from reality-harsh air conditioning and looming deadlines. We asked InStyle’s staff to divulge what’s on their must-read list for this summer, and received some surprising results.

Many strayed from the standard fluffy beach reading, opting instead for topics varying from advice to cooking, such as Anthony Bourdain’s account of his food-scouring travels. Unsurprisingly, three staffers proposed the newly released The Vacationers, The New York Times bestseller about a family vacation to Mallorca wrought with dysfunction. No matter what you’re in the mood for, we’ve got you covered.

Click through the gallery to see our must-read picks!

How to Save Your Blowout in Every Sweaty Summer Situation

June 17, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

Below is an excerpt from “How to Save Your Blowout in Every Sweaty Summer Situation,” which originally appeared on POPSUGAR BEAUTY. Read the full story at popsugar.com.

The best feeling: getting a fresh salon blowout. Your hair bounces in the wind, and you love catching a glimpse of your commercial-ready strands in the mirror. The worst? When your strands prematurely melt, curl, or get mussed up because you decided to work out or walk home in the humidity. Read on for expert tips on how to preserve your blowout.


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Expert Picks: The 10 Best Mani-Pedi Combos for Summer

With sandals finally taking the place of slush-soaked boots, nails are in dire need of some TLC. We delved into the creative genius of three of the best fashionwire.com/celebrity-fashion” target=”_self”>celebrity nail experts in the business: Jin Soon, Jenna Hipp, and Julie Kandalec. They shared their picks for summer’s best mani-pedi pairings. Whether you prefer a more classic combo, or embrace the bold options this season has to offer, we’ve got a look for you.

Take a look at our picks in our gallery!

We’re Loving These Soda-Inspired Nail Polishes for Summer

OPI has teamed up with one of the most iconic names in beverages to bring us a refreshing collection of nail colors—and it’s just in time for summer! The Coca-Cola by OPI collection features nine new shades inspired by Coke’s most popular beverages, including Coca-Cola Red (above, left; inspired by the original), Today I Accomplished Zero (above center; inspired by Coke Zero), and My Signature is “DC” (above, right; inspired by Diet Coke). There are also colors based on Sprite and Fanta products. “These two iconic brands truly deliver happiness in a bottle, whether it’s a refreshing, invigorating sip of Coke or a set of fingers and toes perfectly polished with OPI nail lacquer,” Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI co-founder and executive vice president, said of the collaboration. The nine colors will be available in nail lacquer and gel formulas in June.

Plus, check out our 14 favorite nail colors for spring!

Solange Knowles’ Summer Wardrobe Staple? Wearable Produce!

Few things say “summer” like a bevy of tropical fruit—and we’re not just talking about it from an edible perspective. When it comes to warm-weather dressing, brighter is always better, and prints reign supreme over solids. So when the two sartorially combine in the form of wearable produce, it’s pretty much a fashion ace. And few people demonstrate the wearability of fruit prints with more ease than Solange Knowles. The singer and former Destiny’s Child member has been spotted on more than one occasion sporting the tasty trend—most recently at Q&Q’s U.S. launch event at Open House Gallery (above, right), where she seamlessly paired two Christopher Kane separates with a crystal-crusted lemon wedge handbag by Kate Spade. “I don’t know what my obsession is with fruits this season,” Knowles told InStyle.com of her statement-making accessory. “Yellow is my favorite color to wear. If it was a banana, I’d be wearing it.”

But Knowles doesn’t limit herself to the sunny hue, of course. A champion of mixed prints, she’s paired nearly every color of the rainbow in her bold, risk-taking ensembles. Her go-to trend this year, as last (above, left at Coachella 2013), promises to be a veritable fruit cocktail, harking back to 2011, when Prada and Stella McCartney both showed bold citrusy prints in their spring collections. The trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon: “Melody Ehsani made some really adorable watermelon earrings that I just got,” Knowles said. “I also just got a pineapple ring, and I saw this other lemon dress at Opening Ceremony. My mom [Tina] was actually with me when I saw it and said, ‘If you buy one more thing with the fruit, this is just going to be embarrassing for you.’” Our verdict? Keep the fruit coming.