Summer is the perfect time to explore a new city or finally take the chance to wander around and appreciate your own. While walking everywhere can be exhausting, we see no reason to sacrifice style for comfort; in our opinion, the two can exist together harmoniously. First of all, there are plenty of stylish and comfortable shoe options: printed sneakers, leather sandals, and wedges will keep you looking and feeling great. Make sure you invest in a good, supportive pair and if necessary, purchase some insoles.
The next important thing to think about is weather. If it's going to be a scorching hot day, choose a lightweight, breathable fabric that will help keep you cool. In our opinion, it's much more comfortable to wear one piece instead of separates on the hottest days. It's also easier to pack a few dresses in your suitcase as opposed to a bunch of shorts, skirts, and shirts that you have to worry about mixing and matching.
The Town Square Dress is a great buy because it looks fantastic on its own but also pairs well with different accessories (and colors). Also, it works with many types of shoes and is lightweight & breezy. If the weather is a bit cooler or the forecast calls for rain, be sure to bring a lightweight anorak or denim jacket with you (both pieces would look great layered on top of the Town Square Dress).
Jewelry and accessories always help to transform basic pieces into something truly special. If you have limited room in your suitcase and need to wear a dress two times during your trip, don't worry! The Town Square Dress can be styled several different ways:
Pair it with a simple gold necklace, pearl stud earrings, thin belt (we love the Saved by the Bow Belt), and wedge sandals for a classy and elegant ensemble
To mix things up and add a bit of edge to the dress, toss on a leather studded wrap bracelet, funky cocktail ring, oversize shades, and black Converse sneakers.
For a night on the town, opt for some platform heels, a colorful statement necklace, and a leather clutch
The last and most important piece to worry about is a good bag. Choose something that is roomy but light and easy to carry. To save space, put your credit cards and cash in a card holder instead of a bulky wallet and eliminate any items that are not absolutely necessary (but be sure to remember an umbrella if the weather calls for rain)! The Essential Black Hobo Bag is ideal because of the numerous zippered pockets. Separate all of your most important/frequently used items so that you're never stuck digging through your bag in the middle of a crowd (nothing is worse than searching aimlessly for a bobby pin or hair tie).
We hope this article was helpful! As always, we'd love to hear your thoughts via Facebook or Twitter. Are you ladies going anywhere special this summer? Let us know :)
We are thrilled to announce that for the second year in a row...(drum roll, please)...teddy has been featured in Time Out New York as one of the 10 best boutiques for "affordable fashionable clothing." A quick summary from the article:
"Bright dresses and bold accessories pop against Teddy's pale wallpaper and checkered floors - a lovely setting for the store's selection of boho-chic women's apparel [...] With the majority of these pieces retailing for under $150, the sale rack is home to some stellar bargains. Tresics boxy tees are snipped from $32 to $26, and Ark & Co. strapless cocktail dresses that were previously $108 can be yours for $88."
Check out the full article for more details (including some stellar pics). Thanks for the recognition, Time Out New York! We love ya!
This season we are absolutely obsessed with statement necklaces. If you're on the same page but can't afford a $500 piece from DANNIJO or Kate Spade, all hope is not lost! Read on and we'll tell you about some of our favorite pieces (all under $50) and how to style them so that you can be on-trend for Spring :)
1. This awesome tan necklace is chunky & bold without being too cumbersome. The two things that we love most about it are 1) the color goes with everything and 2) it can be adjusted from 12" to 15.5". Oh, and did we mention that it comes with an awesome pair of earrings and is only $40? Talk about a win-win!
2. How can you go wrong with a multi circle gold necklace? It goes with everything, makes any outfit look effortlessly chic, and looks much more expensive than it actually is ($36). Prepare to receive many compliments on this piece!
3. This layered necklace is so cool that it has the ability to make even a plain white t-shirt look special and unique. The color is great, it's lightweight, and absolutely screams warm weather.
4. Mint is one of our favorite colors this season and we love that way that it's subtly incorporated in this Bahama Breeze Necklace. This necklace would look great tucked underneath the collar of an Oxford shirt or prominently displayed on a dress with a high neckline (similar to the one that Heidi Klum is sporting).
There you have it, ladies.... four viable, gorgeous options all under $50!