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Consider the Caftan: Vacation-Dressing Made Easy

RATHER IRONICALLY, relaxing takes work. Even a do-nothing vacation of cozying up to your Kindle on an uneventful island requires figuring out what to wear for your days in the sun. One garment, however, can help curtail the indecision. Consider the caftan. “Caftans can be worn on the beach or poolside and then later, perhaps over
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Air-Dry Your Hair Adeptly: 4 No-Frizz Strategies

IN THE THROES of summer heat, few beauty rituals are more masochistic than blow-drying your hair. And with the humidity index at its highest, trying to achieve smooth, straight locks can be futile. But the alternative, air-drying, comes with its own frustrations and risks. The following strategies—easier than daily blow-drying, we swear—make it less of
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Summery Espadrilles: Which Heel Height is Right for You?

Flat-Out Gorgeous Comfort is king. With these espadrilles from Soludos, the one-inch lift is entirely horizontal. The elegantly pale shade and ballet-slipper-like ankle-ties lend otherwise chunky shoes an air of delicacy. Espadrilles, $79, soludos.com. Gather Up There’s a retro charm to these pleated, rope-soled numbers—the sort of coquettish but quite functional footwear a suburbanite might have worn about
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An Inspiring New Travel Guide With Style—and Soul

ON HER HONEYMOON two years ago, Sofía Sanchez de Betak found herself at a highly recommended, expensive boutique hotel in Brazil—and was utterly miserable. “It was in a very beautiful place,” she explained, “but it lacked a soul.” So Ms. Sanchez de Betak, 30, a Buenos Aires-born and New York-based art director who’s traveled extensively, decided
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Is a $415 Men’s T-Shirt Better Than a $6 One?

IMAGINE A FOOTBALL-FIELD-SIZE ice-cream parlor. Now, imagine that every flavor is vanilla. That might be the best way to describe what the market for plain white T-shirts looks like right now. “We sell white tees from everyone,” said Kevin Harter, vice president for men’s fashion direction at Bloomingdale’s. Indeed, the store’s selection ranges from Calvin
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Is Your T-Shirt ‘Nibbled’ or ‘Mothbitten’?

“You wore it in a lake, you wore it sliding down a dirt hill,” says Blaine Halvorson, founder of clothing company MadeWorn. But you didn’t really. [embed]https://youtu.be/8eRwgXBp1XA[/embed] The goal of MadeWorn’s rock-concert T-shirts is to mimic a shirt that was worn at least once a week for 20 years, Mr. Halvorson says. They sell for $160 and up. Each
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Swimwear That Doubles as Street Wear

IS IT A TOP or a bikini? Are those shorts or seaworthy boy-brief bottoms? When studying the spring 2017 runway collections, it’s often difficult to tell. Indeed, the line between swimwear and ready-to-wear has blurred this season. Designers sent out aquatically inclined pieces tucked into pants or layered under tunics as if to say that water
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Channel Jackie O’s Vacation Style: The Timeless Skirt

Though the influence of the 1970s in shaping fashion has simmered down slightly, it’s still going strong (and boiling over when it comes to Gucci). If you want to partake in the neo-’70s trend without parting ways with your own, not especially retro style, consider Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, as pictured here, on vacation in Capri, in June,