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Never ever one for subtlety, M Missoni's summer '14 wares are just as loud as ever. But, this season the fashion house chose to go a little softer, without getting soft — if you know what we mean. With hazy squiggles and smudged chevrons, the iconic Missoni patterns get an eye-blurringly makeover for summer '14.
Dutch wax cloth patterns and Kente cloths are an obvious influence, and lots of oversized, stiff silhouettes look nearly reminiscent of Kanga tunics and robes. It's a departure for M Missoni, but one that feels just as optimistically youthful and adventurous as its piled-on, mixed-up collections from seasons past. And with unconventional layering and easy-to-copy styling quirks (Must. Buy. Neckerchief!), this is definitely a collection for the books. Click through for a little energy boost — trust, you won't be needing that extra shot of espresso later!
Alexa Chung is never one to slip up on the red carpet — even when wearing hard-to-pull-off trends like mock necks. And, we find it doubly impressive how the It Brit also translates that same irreverent feel to her off-duty styles.
To be sure, Chung has the whole not-trying-too-hard thing down pat — or, at least, read
Holiday weekends are flush with party invitations. The trick is making sure those invites keep coming. Outfit yourself with the right bag — and stuff it full of perfectly-curated host gifts. read