Made In The USA

It's quite likely that you never made it off the waiting list for Bean Boots last winter (they're made in Maine). That's OK because now it's the Fourth, so that ship has clearly sailed. Either way, it's safe to assume that not enough of your wardrobe is made up of clothing made in the good ol' US of A—but that might change soon. And while we're here, conjecturing wildly, we'll also assume you're interested in kicking off the holiday weekend with some shopping. Great! Please see below for some nice additions to your wardrobe that sport the Made In America tag.

1. Araks Harley One Piece Ballet Combo: Would look good with a tan, and with a margarita in hand. It's the American way.

2. Vrai & Oro Baguette Diamond Earrings: Sleek, simple earrings that you'll wear forever and will last you just as long, courtesy of this direct-to-consumer line that offers ethically made pieces...Oh, and the diamonds are high-quality, too. (Does this sound too good to be true? I'm over here pinching myself—you're more than welcome to join me.)

3. Carleen Sandra Dress: Your 90-degree day plan of action. A tented cut means the fabric sits away from your skin—and white always looks good. Consider this the foundation piece that you can then get as crazy with as you choose. Add jewelry, bright shoes, or what have you—there's really no going wrong here.

4. Pamela Love Inlay Choker in Gold with Turquoise: Turquoise resting in a brassy sheen of a choker is simple but feels special. This is something you can wear every day and still get compliments on.

5. Between The Sheets Petal Play Bralette & Hi-Waist Knicker: Take American-made lace, divide it between a flexible soft bra and some high-waisted bottoms, and call it a day—or a night.

—Claire Knebl

Images via Getty, Edith Young, Sleepy Jones, and Tanya Taylor. Just when you thought the tank top couldn't be improved upon, here are five cool options to consider for summer.

The post Made In The USA appeared first on Into The Gloss.

So You’re Going To Another Wedding…

It's pretty hard to avoid wedding season, between the floods of Napa bachelorette 'grams in your feed and the very real possibility that you, yourself, might too be shipping up to Napa for a wedding weekend. But wine aside, we've also talked a lot about weddings here on ITG. There's no reason to hide from true love, whether it's your own or your friend's. The bottom line is that you'll probably (hopefully?) attend a lot of weddings in your life—and you'll need something to wear to those weddings.

Maybe it's not as stressful as finding a wedding gown, but figuring out what to wear to someone else's big day can be up there, stress-wise. Each ceremony promises a slightly different feel—there's no getting away with a floor-length gown at a beach wedding when the groomsmen are in Hawaiian shirts—so coming up with a personal formula will help simplify the production. But maybe you already have something of a uniform (good for you!). Here's mine: The dress varies from fitted to a longer, looser, and easier kind, but it's always worn with a low heel to add a little height. From there, it's all just details, really—earring, clutch, etc. Keep makeup natural and carry a good multitasking product or two along with. All of this leaves more time to focus on the things that matter—dancing all night and celebrating the happy couple. Cheers to that.

1. Ganni Long Beach Knit Dress: Navy is safer bet than black at a wedding* and you'll be happy you're wearing a lightweight knit if it gets hot. In terms of cut, a slight side slit is breezy and hits just so on the leg, and the turtleneck top simplifies things—you'll feel confident and look better when you're relaxed and not pulling up some strapless gown all night (while also probably having terrible flashbacks to the last time you tried to wear a strapless gown—PROM).

*unless it's black tie, but still

2. Azlee Lone Burst Stud: For jewelry, go with something that's present but not ostentatious. Wear just one of these studs (mismatched with something else from your collection) with your hair down and pulled slightly to the side for a laid-back look, or load these individual earrings up on both ears for a feel that's significantly more glam. Earrings, too, are easy to wear during social events because they're out of your way and pretty impossible to snag on your dress—or worse, on somebody else's.

3. M. Gemi The Cornetto: Here's a mule that's not too high but that will work some Manolo-style magic on your legs. All the bang but with an easy-to-wear heel height, notable quality, and attached to a timeless but current shape.

4. Trademark Kagen Miniaudiere: Look for a bag with some character but that's also neutral enough to wear often—because that's the point of having a formula, right? With that, I'll just leave you this wooden miniaudiere, sans other comment.

5. Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom in Peony: Feels like a cloud, works mysteriously well on both cheeks and lips, and comes in saturated colors like this one that falls somewhere between cherry and strawberry. Throw it in said mini bag, and use it to refresh as the night goes on—it's that fun to apply. Bonus: You'll appear just flushed enough in photos. Look alive, people.

Image via Getty. Flying to a destination wedding? Here are five cool plane essentials you don't want to go without.

The post So You’re Going To Another Wedding… appeared first on Into The Gloss.

The Hot Cold Shoulder

If you've found yourself at a throwback shindig recently, you may have noticed that when DIY-ing '80s-style tops, they're most often worn open-necked and exposing one shoulder—accompanied by leggings and maybe a scrunchie. That's all well and good for afterhours dress-up, but not of much use if you're trying to go out in public and have people take you seriously.

But the general concept of exposing one's shoulder feels new again these days, particularly if it's a tad more sophisticated than a cut up sweatshirt. The breezy dress by Caroline Constas, above, is a good example. And what follows is a selection of five pieces that similarly skew more Rosie Assoulin and a lot less Carrie Diaries. They show the collarbone without screaming, "Hey! Hey, you! Look at my collarbone." Because, after all, it pays to be polite.

1. Topshop Floral Print Bardot Dress: This color looks best with darker skin tones, but it's attached to a silhouette that will work for those on both the shorter and the taller sides, as long as you make it past the (admittedly somewhat challenging) task of going braless or strapless. But from there on out, it's all blue skies and bright fluro daisies.

2. Lisa Marie Fernandez Leigh Army Flounce Maillot: I type this with anxiety in the event that the only site to find half-off LMF suits will now sell out, but here goes nothin'... OK, go to this site—skip or watch the intro, the choice is yours—then scroll back to about page 45 of the e-commerce section. BAM. Suits on suits on ruffled, zippered one-piece suits on sale.

3. Torn By Ronny Kobo Striped Off The Shoulder Top: Bell sleeves balance out the crop on this, along with any bustiness on top (though it looks great on flatter ladies, too). This is a piece that prefers to be worn with high-rise jeans or wide-leg trousers, and is, at its core, just looking for a good time.

4. Claudie Pierlot Tahitienne Off-The-Shoulder Jersey Dress: Navy is the black of summer. And a short dress is easy to wear. Summer, especially in the city, is hard to dress for, so this one's a no-brainer.

5. Tibi Satin Poplin Off-The-Shoulder Top: The most refined of the bunch, this one's more blouse than festival top. Think culottes for your arms—which is really something worth trying.

—Claire Knebl

Photographed by Tom Newton. Consider decorating your shins too—five cool pairs of gladiator sandals.

The post The Hot Cold Shoulder appeared first on Into The Gloss.

Like A Gladiator

What makes a gladiator a gladiator? There's working full time for Olivia Pope, and then there's the ankle-to-knee bands of black leather resting on Elle Macpherson's tub (Paul Andrew's craftsmanship, if you're curious). All Scandal jokes aside (it's just too easy, guys), sandals worthy of a Shonda Rhimes spinoff will probably be inescapable for the next several months, thanks to the likes of Chloe and Valentino, so maybe it's best to just lean into the trend. Now, if you're thinking: A) I'm no runway model (and those straps look like they're inching mighty high up the calf) and/or B) Those shoes sound expensive, that's OK. We're with you, and we've found some options that can appeal to many a style sensibility. Thumbs up (but disregard the historical meaning).

1. Tomas Maier Leather Sandals: If you enjoy long walks on the beach and simple, easy-fitting clothing, you're going to want everything from Tomas Maier's line (or from his side gig, being creative director at Bottega Veneta). These sandals are pretty much perfect—they sit low on the leg and leave your heel free, so walking is comfortable.

2. Ancient Greek Sandals Ikaria Metallic Leather Wing Sandals: For those who want to approach humid, 90-degree days on the subway with a sense of humor and the perseverance of Russell Crowe.

3. Zara Leather Gladiator Sandals: This shoe might not look overly exciting right now, but when you see Anja Rubik's After Dark in a few weeks, I guarantee you'll be on board. It may not be Valentino, but....

4. Proenza Schouler Studded Gladiator Sandals: Welcome to the glam side of the spectrum. A heel, studs, and being at least 50-percent off make this a good bet for summer nights out and about.

5. Freda Salvador Fly Gladiator Sandals: For your inner hippie—or not. This fringe is removable, so you can have it both ways.

—Claire Knebl

Image of Chloe S/S 2015 Runway via Getty.

The post Like A Gladiator appeared first on Into The Gloss.

A Little Weekend Brunch Al Fresco

Last time brunch was a topic of discussion on ITG, the results were largely along the lines of this, courtesy of Alyssa, a reader: "Brunch is about doing what you want. Do you want a steak? Okay. Do you want a steak and eggs and champagne? Super okay." I super agree, and that way of thinking carries over to what you're wearing, too. Brunch should be all fun and bacon, and when it's 65 degrees out, clothing options should all be built for spring (wear them all at the same time for maximum effect). That being said, each of these items on their own can be worn separately throughout the season. Versatility—it's a beautiful feeling.

1. Levi's Pins Skinny Jeans: Lately, it seems like everyone's in light-wash vintage denim that's been revamped with an updated fit. It looks good, for sure, but sometimes you just want a little newness. So if you want a throwback almost-Mom-jean look (but in a brand new pair), look no further than these Levi's. If you're cool with vintage, well, cool—consider Redone or Reformation.

2. Intermix Sleeveless Trench Vest: Chop off the sleeves of a trench, and you're left with something you can also wear inside, even if it's not pouring outside. Layer this over jeans, a skirt, and add a sweater up top if you're chilly.

3. Illesteva Frieda Eco Clear Marble With Blue Mirrored Lenses Sunglasses: These sunglasses are made entirely of recycled, repurposed materials, and they're also 100-percent biodegradable. They'll stand up to your hangover and be by your side for at least two Bloody Marys, but eventually, they'll decompose. It is Earth Day after all.

4. Mophie iPhone 6 Juice Pack Air: This one's pretty self-explanatory—who likes having their phone die? And who has the foresight to charge up before brunch? A Mophie is a luxury that will change life for the better.

5. Rosetta Getty Leather and Wood Platform Clogs: Slip them on, slip them off. Enjoy a little lift via this platform, and let your pedicure see the light. Cheers to all of the above.

—Claire Knebl

Image via Getty. When in doubt, dress like Riri. Read the Playoffs Five Cool Things and others in the series, right here.

The post A Little Weekend Brunch Al Fresco appeared first on Into The Gloss.