Ella Moss Official Store - Charm T-Back Dress
Ever since we caught a glimpse of the Grammy get-up that Britney Spears unwisely chose to wear this year (if you haven't seen it, you've officially been warned), we at the Hive have been really missing Brit's good ol' days. We're talkin' Britney circa 2001 -- you know, "I'm A Slave 4 U," her movie debut in Crossroads, and the wise-beyond-her-years "I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman." In fact, speaking of that particular video, while watching it we can't help but think that she had way more fashion sense ten years ago than she did now, even by today's standards. I mean, swap those 70's-style flares for a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans and trade her crop top for one that's... well, not cropped, and she's practically wearing an outfit straight out of the latest Free People catalogue. And wait -- are those desert boots she's wearing under those humongous bell bottoms?! Dear far-more-stylish-Britney-of-the-past: if you're still in there somewhere, come back and save yourself before you do something else drastic like wear another see-through lace dress in public. Anyway, while we're waiting for that futile message to be delivered, watch the video for a fun Britney flashback, then take a look at the slideshow for current pieces that pay homage to vintage Britney! Photo Credit: MTV.com
Sometimes all those layers can get a little stuffy... especially during summer. But you don't have to skip out on that draped and layered look when you've got a vest to hang on your shoulders. Add a hip piece that won't keep you sweltering with a long vest that wraps your shoulders like a scarf. Paired with summer staples like shorts and tank tops, it's a cute and comfortable alternative to your fitted button-up vests, but the look of a sleeveless cardigan sweater makes this vest a more casual layer. Some drape over like a curtain, lending a richer and more delicate style. These accessories will prove even more valuable on a chilly night, as well as into the fall season when you actually will need something to shelter your shoulders. Check out the long vests in this slideshow and treat your trendy self to an edgy, layered look!