Hit the Beaches this Summer at these 5 Destinations

Here, we highlight the top shorelines in America from Hawaii to Florida – with scores of options along the various coasts.

Maui (Wailea-Makena area), Hawaii

 

Amagansett, New York

Key West, Florida

Monterey, California

Cape May, New Jersey

 

 

 

The (Literal) Rise of the Summer Crop Top

Mantra of the season: sun’s out, belly’s out. Here, we highlight 5 stylish  ways women are rockin’ the literal rise of the Summer crop top.

 

 

 

 

Hot Girl Summer Hair

This Summer, crank up the heat with these gorgeous and inspired looks —and hues— that can withstand heat, humidity, and long days at the beach.

 Seemingly Natural Balayage

@sarabotsfordhair

Half Braided, Half Waves

Natural Curls

 

Sunkissed Mermaid

Floral-Inspired Braids

 

Soft Cinnamon Beach Waves

 

 

 

The Anti-Skinny Jean Trend is Back— and Bigger than Ever

The rumors are true: Skinny jeans are capital-O Out, and baggy denim is capital-I In. The pinnacle of effortlessly chic, below are some of the cool ways girls are wearing the anti–skinny-jean trend right now. 

 

@jenruuuu

@aimeesong

@xeyesadjust

@raisinsaini

Boozy Fourth of July Cocktails

Make this Fourth of July one to remember with patriotic red, white, and blue cocktails. Cheers!

Blue, Red & White Margaritas

Nothing says Fourth of July like this recipe via Delish of blue, red, and white margaritas. Pro tip: Make sure the mixtures are extra slushy (and tequila-filled) for a more satisfying drink.

Firecracker Cocktail

 

A party pleaser, this delectable recipe from Communikait calls for raspberry and blue raspberry syrup, along with irresistibly tasty pineapple vodka. Thirsty yet?

Red Shots

Featuring Aftershock cinnamon schnapps and tequila, this shot recipe via Mix That Drink goes down hella smooth, and is always a big hit at parties (trust us).

5 Tasty Summer Recipes You Should Master

These flavorful summer recipes will keep you coming back for more long past September.

Miami Vice Cocktail

A tiki bar favorite, this Miami Vice Cocktail Recipe via Salt Canary is 50% Piña Colada, 50% Strawberry Daquiri. Similar to a Lava Flow or a Chi-Chi, this refreshing drink is super easy to make and perfect for lounging poolside.

Sticky Barbecue Chicken


Per Bon Appetit, this delicious chicken recipe is a summer staple, featuring homemade barbecue sauce that contains just a touch of blackstrap molasses: a rich, dark flavor brought by African American migrants from the Deep South. 

Zucchini Noodles with Pesto


Light, flavorful, and vegetarian, these low-carb spiralized zucchini noodles with pesto (via Healthy Seasonal Recipes) is a no-cook meal you’ll love this summer. 

Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad


Full of chunky vegetables, chickpeas, greek yogurt, a little dijon, and solid white albacore tuna, this Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad from Project Meal Plan contains all the yummy ingredients you need to slather on a tortilla, sandwich thin, or lettuce wrap.

Tropical Summer Fruit Smoothie

 

Crafted by Aberdeen’s Kitchen, this Tropical Summer Fruit Smoothie is jam-packed with frozen mango chunks, and as the author says, “…will have you ready to beat the heat in no time!”

Your Guide to Rocking Jorts

Though fashion obsessives are always quick to point out the merits of a lightweight pair of shorts, there’s not much been said about jorts (a.k.a. jean shorts)— until now, that is. Yes, it’s true: the unlikely jorts takeover is underway, and we here at Poof couldn’t be more thrilled. 

Here, we highlight how 5 fashion girls are styling their jorts for some major outfit-inspo.

Simple & Stylish

@livingfashionablylate

Casual & Chic

@sophiabrenn

Sporty & Cute

@maevemcewen

NYC-Bold

@nycbambi

Beach-Ready

@cyn.valdovinos

 

The 5 S’s of Sun Safety

Let’s face it: Skin cancer and premature aging are very real things, and it’s officially time for you to sun-proof your face. But if you’re not absolutely sure where to start, especially if you feel overwhelmed by all the information on the Internet, read on below to get the low-down on how to protect your skin this summer by adhering to the 5 S’s of sun safety.

Slipon a shirt that covers your shoulders, or clothing with SPF 50+.

@aimeesong

Slopon broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater. Re-apply every two

@dr.germanovich

Slapon a hat. Pro tip: Opt for wide brims for more protection.

@troprouge

Seekshade, especially during peak sun exposure times. Think: from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

@trouprouge

Slideon UV-protective sunglasses to protect the eyes.

@victoriavillarroel

Hot Trend of the Season: the Summer Headscarf

The perfect addition to any summer outfit, a headscarf can elevate your look in just one swoop. Worn by the likes of Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn, this fashion trend is one of few that’s both vintage and modern, making it a must-have every time the warm weather makes its comeback.

 

Below, we showcase 5 ways to pull off the effortlessly chic accessory.

@it.mania

@it.mania

@may.w.y

@bsrdede

@wifewithabudget

Must-Have Nail Polish Colors for Summer

Want to take your manicure to the next level? Then these pretty lacquers will help you do just that. Here, we round up the most inspo-worthy nail polish colors and trends for summer 2021.

Butter Yellow

@ongleslaval

Icy Blue

@ongleslaval

 

Mint Green

@gel.bymegan

 

Bright Tangerine

@overglowedit

 

Muted Honeydew

@polishedbylolo

Want to Boost Your Mood? Plants Can Help

Houseplants are good for your health — and not just for their visual beauty. They essentially do the opposite of what we do when we breathe: release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide. This not only freshens up the air, but also eliminates harmful toxins. But that’s not all they do: Turns out,  studies have shown that indoor plants can also do all of the following:

1. Boost your mood, productivity, concentration, and creativity.

2. Reduce your stress levels and fatigue, and battle off sore throats and colds.

3. Inject life to a sterile space or atmosphere, offer privacy, and reduce noise levels.

4. Serve as a form of therapy to care for.

So  if you’re looking to boost your health, mood, and space, here’s 3 of our favorite (and easy-to-care-for) houseplants to get you started:

Purple Orchid

 

Snake Plant

 

Monstera

 

5 Stylish White Sneakers to Rock this Summer

It’s no secret classic white sneakers have graduated from a street style-inspired trend to a wardrobe classic. As versatile as they are chic, the fashion staple has become a must-have in every woman’s shoe collection, no matter her personal style. Below, we highlight below 5 crisp and clean white sneakers that are sure to become your go-to shoes this summer.

The Court Sneaker

EVERLANE

white-sneakers

Made from 100 percent leather with recycled polyester lining and a recycled rubber sole, this sneaker is an instant and eco-friendly classic.

White Ultraboost OG Shoes

ADIDAS X IVY PARK

white-ultraboost-sneaker

Whether paired with a flirty dress or trusty jeans, you’ll reach for these kicks over and over again.

Kickoff Trainer Sneakers in Neutral Colorblock Leather

MADEWELL

tan-sneaker

Equal parts old school and new, these mocha trainers are ideal if you’re seeking a neutral pair of sneakers that will go with everything.

Club C 85 Classic Lace Up Sneakers

REEBOK

white-reebok-sneaker

Clean white leather keeps these kicks on point and matching any trendy look.

Nike Blazer Low LE

NIKE

white-nike-blazer-low-le

Featuring crisp leather, retro Swoosh and super-soft low-cut collar, these Nike Blazers are praised for their classic simplicity and comfort.

The Caftan Dress is the Summer Staple You Didn’t Know You Needed

Promising a flattering silhouette and comfortable fit, caftan dresses are a traditional garment from the Middle East that allows for a complete range of motion while still maintaining a chic facade. Though we’ve long used them as a cover-up at the beach or poolside, it turns out these dresses are just as perfect for a stylish work from home style, or intimate garden party. No matter where your days take you, here are some of the most sophisticated caftans to slip on this summer.

DIARRABLU

Daba Caftan

White-robe

 Show off your golden glow in this white-hot caftan.

La Vie Style House

Matches Fashion

Woven with red and pink floral jacquard, the relaxed shape and stylish stand collar of this caftan will make it an instant go-to.

Casual Caftan Dress

Cherry Cat

Channel jet-set glamour in this blue-and-white printed caftan that can be worn slightly off the shoulder.

 

 

Everything You Need to Know About the “Re-Emergence Fashion” Trend

If 2021 was all about lounge sets and work-from-home outfits, then 2021 is all about “re-emergence style.” What’s that, you say? We’re glad you asked. 

Re-emergence outfits are looks that scream, “We’re going out!” without apology, guilt, or restraint. So, get ready to prep your wardrobe, because we’re highlighting 4 looks you’ll want to introduce to your closet ASAP.

Sparkly Statements

@emmanuellek_

Arch-Friendly Heels

@cultgaia

 

Printed Two-Piece Sets

@havsfjord

 

Oversized Blazers

@cappmoda

 

 

5 Beauty Gift Sets Mom Will Love this Mother’s Day

Whether she’s in need of a skin pick-me-up or a fresh manicure, there’s a very special beauty set out there with your mama’s name on it. Here, we highlight 5 beauty gift sets that special someone will love this Mother’s Day!

Glory Essentials Box

$79.00

Perfect for moms who love skincare, the Glory Essentials Box offers a personalized curation of luxury, cruelty-free, and non-toxic skincare. What’s more, they even offer a subscription for monthly deliveries.

Sephora Favorites Mother’s Day Coffret Perfume Set

$75.00

With scents ranging from fruity florals to sweet cool spices, this is a fabulous deluxe perfume sampler for Mom.

Olive & June The Starter Pack

$28.00

Offering 3 must-have essentials for nailing your at-home mani, this set includes The Poppy (Olive & June’s universal polish bottle handle), EC (thir nourishing sheer glossy polish), and The Top Coat (the key to locking in your perfect mani)

Grand Cosmetics Mini Magic Lash and Brow Set

$27.00

 

According to Sephora’s website, regular application of these brow- and lash-boosting serums lead to visibly fuller results in one tube’s time. Two words: Yes, please.

The All-In-One Facial – Starter

$29.00

 

Promising “professional-level results for a camera-ready complexion,” this award-winning facial set will leave Mom’s skin blooming with a radiantly youthful glow

How to Rock this Season’s Ruching Trend

Ruching is back– and we couldn’t be more thrilled. A great way to add texture and shape to an otherwise simple top, skirt, or dress, the ruching trend also immediately makes any piece look high-end. What’s not to love?

Scroll on below to discover how to rock this season’s ruching trend.

@fashiontrendla

@racheljames__

@whatwearwhenapp

@christinablumstudio

@em.ho_

 

Top 4 Biggest Hair Trends of Spring 2021

Warning: Expect to see these styles all over your IG feeds. (And perhaps even as a selfie on your own*wink-wink* .)

Center Part & Straight

@_____ayn.s_

Bobbed & Textured

@iam.shorthair

Curly & Free

@curly_barbie

The ‘90s Hair Flip

@nealfarinah

Top 3 Bag Styles for Spring 2021

Spring 2021 runway bag trends come and go. But this season, it seems three styles are reigning supreme. Here, we highlight the top 3 bag trends for Spring 2021. 

Big & Bold

@everlane

Bohemian & Straw

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@solanabeachwear

Front & Center

green-t-shirt

@vavvoune

The Beauty Benefits of a Jade Roller

By now, you most probably know what a jade roller is. You know: It’s that ancient beauty tool that’s having a major resurgence among beauty bloggers and dermatologists alike, thanks to its incredible ability to boost your skin’s circulation. But the benefits of jade rolling go beyond that. Yes, seriously. Read on below as we highlight the beauty benefits of facial massages and jade rollers!

It gets your blood flowing.

A jade roller is essentially another way to deliver a facial massage. Typically throughout the day, your facial muscles can become stiff, limiting the circulation of blood and oxygen in your face. This results in anything from puffy skin and tension headaches, to longer recovery time from blemishes and other skincare no-nos. The roller allows you to apply pressure evenly around your face, giving your muscles some soothing relief.

It optimizes lymphatic drainage. 

Another huge benefit of a jade roller? That it allows for “lymphatic drainage.” While this might sound totally gross, it’s actually a totally normal procedure that estheticians perform during routine facials. As Ipsy notes: “Your hardworking lymph nodes help your immune system fight off infections. Draining them is one way to relieve tension in your face and neck, further promoting circulation and boosting your skin’s ability to bounce back from any issues.” Sign us up!

It helps with even product distribution.

Turns out, you can use a jade roller to massage beauty products (think: oils and serums) onto your face to ensure even distribution. Whether you’re combating dark circles under your eyes (hi, Gucci eye-bags!) or fine lines around your mouth, a jade roller can make sure that not a drop of skincare product goes to waste. Awesome!

All-Yellow Closet this Spring is a Major Fashion Move

Hoping to inject some cheerfulness into your wardrobe this spring? Opt for an all-yellow look, à la Hailey Baldwin Bieber.

While in Paris recently, Hailey boasted a sunny monochromatic look aligned perfectly with the 2021 color trend of one of Pantone’s colors of the year, Illuminating. The look was… impeccable, to say the least. In regards to the color, the Pantone site reads: “We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter — this is essential to the human spirit. The company goes on to note that the hue is “aspirational” and one to “[give] us hope.”

See below for inspiration on how to wear some sartorial sunshine this season.

@stylememaeve

@haileybieber

yellow-hailey-bieber-bodysuit

@haileybieber

Trend Alert: The Bandana Print

 

In the late ‘90s and early 2000s, the likes of Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, and the Olsen twins made paisley-print bandanas a wardrobe staple. This season, the humble bandana is having an elegant resurgence. 

Below, we highlight this season’s nostalgic trend: the almighty bandana print.

@saye_noori

@kimkardashianwest

@kourtneykardashian

@yasmin_marinhoo_

 

 

 

The Surprising Color Combo that Will Amp Up Your Outfit

When it comes to fashion, everyone knows black and brown should never go together… Sike.

It’s 2021 and traditional fashion rules no longer apply— especially when it comes to bringing black and brown together. Below, we highlight how the surprising color combo can amp up any outfit!

@rosiehw

 

Via Closetful of Clothes

Via Closetful of Clothes

3D Nail Art That’ll Turn Your Manicures Into A Work Of Art

We know you love your weekly manicure, but aren’t you getting a little bit tired of the same old pale pinks, nudes, or black? If you’re feeling daring read on below as we curate a selection of the best 3D nails to inspire your next mani.

@mtmorgantaylor

@wild_oleander

@annasheffield

The “Naked” Sweater: What It Is & Why You Need One

Most equate a sweater with being cozy, snug, and covered. But as it turns out, this season designers are mixing (read: cutting) things up.

Enter the “naked” sweater trend.

Chic and (still) cozy, but with a modern edge, the term “naked” sweater refers to knitwear that boasts an asymmetrical slice here—and a peek-a-boo cut there. Overall, this kind of design offers a sly look into subtle yet seductive windows of skin on the body. In short? It’s stylish and sexy.

See below why every stylish woman is hopping on the “naked” sweater trend.

@lefevrediary

@songofstyle

@dionlee

@revolve

@oakandfort

5 Best Shows to Binge-Watch on Netflix Right Now

 

The Haunting of Hill House

Semi-based on the gothic horror novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House is horror at its finest. The plot goes as is: the Crain family move into Hill House in the summer of 1992 to renovate and eventually flip it, but paranormal activity drives one family member over the edge, leaving the rest to jump ship. Nearly three decades later and disaster strikes again, forcing the remaining family members to meet and confront the haunting memories ruining their lives.

Bridgerton

As Netflix’s most-watched series ever, Bridgerton is set during the Regency period in England and follows the powerful Bridgerton family as they navigate love, marriage, and scandal. The show is based on a series of novels with each on focusing on a different Bridgerton sibling— this first series follows eldest sister Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) and her turbulent marriage to one of London’s most eligible bachelors, Duke Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page). It’s executive producer is none other than Shonda Rhimes.

Chewing Gum

As funny as it is awkward, Chewing Gum is a comedy series that follows Tracey, a young, Black woman who is intent on escaping her Christian upbringing and losing her virginity. Created by and starting Michaela Coel, the result is a hilarious but always cringe-inducing story through the uncertainty of young adulthood.

Chef’s Table

Both fascinating and mouth-watering, each episode of Chef’s Table (and there are six seasons to get your teeth stuck into) goes into the kitchen of one of the world’s top chef’s and looks beyond their creations. With restaurants still open in limited ways because of the pandemic, this series is the perfect way to get inspired and passionate about food. Pro tip: Steer clear of watching this if you’re hungry.

Schitt’s Creek

Featuring five seasons on Netflix, Schitt’s Creek revolves around the super-wealthy Rose family who lose all their money and are forced to move to a town called, well, Schitt’s Creek. (Which, by the way, is a backwater town they once purchased as a joke and is now their only remaining asset.) Created by Dan Levy, the sitcom derives its charm from the family of four (who now live in a motel) slowly adjusting to their new surroundings over the course of the seasons. Boasting brilliant performances, the show is slow-paced and sweet, much like life in a small town.

4 Emerging Spring Bag Trends of 2021

Ready to find the right bag for you this spring? Luckily for you, there are a variety of trending options!

Here, we round up 4 emerging bag trends to get a start on right this instant as we say goodbye to winter in the coming months. Rest assured, there are so many ways to make each one your own as you introduce them to your wardrobe.

The Casual Clutch

@miumiu

The Oversized Tote

@ammyla

The Multifaceted Fanny Pack

@wearemandrn

The Woven Purse

@bembien

Trend Alert: Longline Cardigans for Luxurious Style

Laid-back. Comfortable. And ultra-cool. Whether you’re on the East Coast facing frigid temperatures or in sunny California cruising down the boardwalk, here are our top 5 picks for how to style longline cardigans this winter.

@aimeesong

@aimeesong

@sharpley.styled

@jazalexx

@itsybitsyindulgences

Our Top Picks for Tasty Vegan Dinner Recipes

 

Vegan Pizza

Our Top Picks for Tasty Vegan Dinner Recipes

Flavorful and fun to meat, this Vegan Pizza recipe via Love & Lemons incorporates creamy cashew sauce, summer veggies, and sun-dried tomatoes. Two words: Yes, please.

Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Avocado Garlic Aioli

Our Top Picks for Tasty Vegan Dinner Recipes

An addictive yet healthy treat, this Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Avocado Garlic Aioli recipe — via Oh She Glows — is as simple as it is delicious.

Vegan Mac & Cheese

Our Top Picks for Tasty Vegan Dinner Recipes

Yes, you read that right: dairy-free mac & cheese! Boasting a remarkably cheese-like flavor and broccoli bites for color and health benefits, this recipe from Cookie and Kate will have you and your guests digging into seconds (and maybe even thirds).

Butternut Squash Linguine with Fried Sage

Our Top Picks for Tasty Vegan Dinner Recipes

Cookie and Kate create yet another masterpiece with this Butternut Squash Linguine with Fried Sage recipe. Featuring spiced and creamy butternut squash sauce tossed with whole grain linguine, this dish is topped with fried sage for a healthy, comforting touch.

Wardrobe-Boosting Resolutions: In with the New, Out with the Old

Sartorial sins? They’re sooo 2020.

Make 2021 your most fashionable year ever with these wardrobe-boosting resolutions.

Start Off with a Wardrobe Cleanse

While it might not be time for spring cleaning, do yourself a favor and start the New Year off right by decluttering your closet.

Going minimalist streamlines your dressing process, allowing you to focus on the outfits that bring you joy every time you put them on. In simple terms? Get rid of the stuff you don’t need and you’ll be happy. This way, you can focus all your energy on the items that make you feel fabulous and boost your confidence in 2021.

Organize Your Items

Do you often complain about not having anything to wear? Reorganizing your wardrobe might be just the answer.

An organized closet helps create clarity, making it easier for you to put together an ensemble for the day. When you can see the designs of your t-shirts and the cut of a pair of jeans, you’re more inclined to decide what you really want to wear, instead of just guessing.

Overall, organizing your wardrobe allows you to steer clear of the chaos and stress of trying to find the right outfit. You’re welcome.

Figure Out Your 2021 “Look”

Want 2021 to finally be the year you have a cohesive wardrobe? Then actively try to figure out what you want your aesthetic to be.

Take a few hours out of a day to zero in on what items and looks make you feel the most beautiful and confident. If it helps, create a Pinterest board with some looks you admire. Once you pinpoint what designs or aesthetics speak to you the most, translate that information back into your closet.

Take Risks

Throw on some bright colors. Experiment— or mix & match— with different patterns. Toss your everyday sneakers for some bold Doc Martens.

Whatever it is, getting out of your comfort zone is a great way to keep things exciting and help you grow in 2021. Plus, switching things up style-wise can also be a fun form of self-expression and creativity.

Investment Pieces Over Trends

While we know it’s tempting to spend your hard-earned money on fashion trends, we suggest opting for investment pieces you’ll wear time and time again.

What exactly is an investment piece, you say? Simply put, investment pieces withstand time and trends. They’re items that aren’t season-specific or tied to a one-of-the-moment trend that may be out of style in three to five months. Think: a quality leather jacket, a gold necklace, or sleek boots.

The Versatile Exercise You Can *Literally* Do Anywhere

Whether we like it or not, winter has arrived, and that means… yes, you guessed it— staying at home.

A lot.

Being stuck at home during the winter can make it hard to do a number of outdoor activities, and that’s especially true when it comes to exercise. That said, there is one type of exercise you can do from the comfort of your own home: stretching.

Boasting a number of health benefits— from improving your posture to calming your mind— stretching can be practiced in a myriad of ways. While there are over five stretching methods generally used in the fitness world, there are only two that are safe to practice on your own without the guidance of a fitness professional.

Here, we highlight the top two stretching techniques you can do… well, just about anywhere!

Static Stretching
Often recommended for general fitness, static stretching typically involves holding a stretch in a comfortable position for a period of time, typically between 10 and 30 seconds. This type of stretching should always be performed with warm muscles— i.e. after a warm-up or at the end of a workout.

The Versatile Exercise You Can *Literally* Do Anywhere

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Dynamic Stretching
Dynamic stretching is just what it sounds like: stretching with movement. While these movements cause the muscles to stretch, the stretch is not held in the end position. An example of dynamic stretching is alternating knee lifts which repeatedly stretch the hamstrings while keeping the body in motion.

The Versatile Exercise You Can *Literally* Do Anywhere

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