3 WAYS TO WEAR THE BOMBER JACKET AND LOOK LIKE DA BOMB…CHEESY, WE KNOW

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The bomber jacket is having a serious moment and we totally get why. This lightweight layering piece is the ultimate topper because it looks good with everything. And Jessi Malay, blogger behind mywhiteT, proves this statement to be true.

3 ways to wear a bomber jacket

 

Try wearing a bomber with cut-offs, bodysuit and a choker.

Look 1: The 90s street style trend isn’t going anywhere. Cutoffs, a sexy bodysuit and choker is the summer uniform of every It-girl. The bomber is the perfect way to top it all off.

Try wearing a bomber with cut-offs, bodysuit and a choker.

With the bomber jacket: Express One Eleven Strappy Front Bodysuit, Black Frayed Denim Cutoff Shorts, Blush Round Sunglasses; similar choker

 

Wear a bomber with a t-shirt dress and sassy heels.

Look 2: The unexpected mix of casual and dressy is truly an art. Transform a casual t-shirt dress into a downtown chic look by adding a bright, sassy heel and draped bomber. Tie a button down around the waist for added dimension and you’ve got a look that is hot AF.

Wear a bomber with a t-shirt dress and sassy heels.

With the bomber jacket: Striped Square Neck T-Shirt Dress; similar button-up shirt, sunglasses and sandals

 

Top a classic white tee and jeans off with a bomber.

Look 3: Bombers are your classics’ BFF. A white tee (we’re partial to a sexy bodysuit), distressed denim, and a pair of sandals may seem basic but throw on a bomber and you’ve upped the style ante.

Top a classic white tee and jeans off with a bomber.

With the bomber jacket: Lace-Up Cami Thong Bodysuit, Distressed Mid Rise Jean Leggings; similar bag and sandals

#EXPRESSU AMBASSADORS – What’s up for summer?

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Right now, our #ExpressU Collegiate Ambassadors are celebrating the start of summer with a toss of a cap and nostalgia for their campus life, or a plan to enjoy one of their last long breaks.

Before heading home, they talked up their favorite school memories and summer fashions, the best part about being an #ExpressU Ambassador and their coolest plans for the long, hot season ahead.

Bonus: Today on Snapchat, Ambassadors from each campus will even let you in on some of their school-end festivities. Friend Express now so you don’t miss out!

What’s on your summer schedule?

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Amy, ASU: “Getting a big girl job and going to the beach a lot!”

Taylor, SU: “Going to concerts. I’m most looking forward to Governors Ball at Randall Island in NYC.”

Alison, OSU: “Shopping!!!!”

Got any travel plans?

Jacqueline, ASU: “Studying abroad in Italy! I am so excited to explore this beautiful country.”

Emily, OU: “I plan on visiting all of my friends in the different cities they live in like Chicago, Charleston, Columbus, etc.”

What’s your summer
style go-to?

Gabriella, U of Miami: “Denim shorts and a tank top, or a bathing suit and the beach!”

Carly, ASU: “A beachy floppy hat.”

Brian, OSU: “Short sleeve button-ups and above-the-knee shorts!”

New grads, how are you
celebrating the end of school?

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Natalie, SU: “With friends, reminiscing at all of my old college stomping grounds.”

Morgan, OU: “I hosted a giant graduation party at Huntington Park baseball field in Columbus.”

What have you most enjoyed about being an #ExpressU Collegiate Ambassador?

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Amy, ASU: “The confidence it’s given me. Whenever I am out and about wearing Express, or even when I post pictures wearing Express, I am always getting compliments on my style.”

Alex, IU: “One hundred percent, the adorable friends I’ve made!”

What’s the most valuable thing you learned from the experience?

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Ronnie, U of Miami: “The power of planning. I learned how important it is to go through in your head how you see yourself executing the day’s tasks before even getting out of bed. It makes executing those tasks less stressful.”

Amara, IU: “It’s OK to go outside of your comfort zone!”

Thanks to all our #ExpressU Collegiate Ambassadors for being such amazing partners. Have a great summer – you earned it!

Collegiate ambassadors get ready for summer

 

 

 

BLOGGER STYLE: CITY LIFE

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Blogger Bows & Sequins takes on the Windy City

The holiday season is one of my favorite times to spend in my favorite cities… The snow, the twinkling lights, the crisp air… It all feels so magical! New York, Paris, and Chicago all know how to do the holiday season right, but now that I’m in Chicago – let’s focus on the holidays here!

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Lincoln Park has long been one of my favorite neighborhoods. Gorgeous homes, great shopping, and a lot of quaint places to grab a quick bite. My absolute favorite bakery in Chicago is Sweet Mandy B’s. Start the day there grabbing coffee, hot chocolate, and sweet treats for some much-needed fuel!

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The shopping on Armitage is really fun… Lots of cute little boutiques like All She Wrote, Lori’s Shoes, Art Effect, L’Occitane, Benefit and more! (There’s also a Dream Dry if you want to start the day with a blowout!)

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I’d highly recommend dinner in the West Loop! It’s a super popular area right now and just about every restaurant off of Randolph has opened in the last 2-3 years. Some of my favorites include: Bar Siena, Maude’s, Au Cheval, Blackbird, Avec, Vivo, Nellcote, The Publican, Green Street Meats and RM Champagne.

Have more than a day?

If you’ve got more than 24 hours, I’d also recommend ice skating near the Bean in Milenium Park, or on the outdoor terrace at the Peninsula Hotel. Zoo Lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo is also a lot of fun! Don’t forget to check out my Travel Guide for more spots to see while you’re in town!”

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Post-dinner, head to the Loop to Chicago’s Theatre District and catch a show. You can’t go wrong with A Christmas Carol at the Goodman Theatre or The Nutcracker at Auditorium Theatre! It’s a quick cab ride from the West Loop to the Chicago Theatre. Add a super chic faux fur coat over your dinner outfit.

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Once the show is over, why not cozy up near a fireplace for a nightcap? Some of my favorite cozy bars include; Hubbard Inn, Drumbar, RM Champagne, Scofflaw, The Dawson, the Bar at the Peninsula, Frontier, and The Library under Gilt Bar.

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Hit the West Coast with Blogger Gal Meets Glam

San Francisco is an incredible city and I feel so lucky to call it home. Whether you live here or are making a trip in, there are a few activities that are perfect around the holidays for locals and tourists alike. There is something so special about being in the city around the holidays. Maybe it’s the buzz of the people around, the festive decor that starts to pop up or the abundance of things to do, but it’s a feeling that I look forward to every year.

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Skip Ghirardelli and make your way to Dandelion Chocolate in the Mission. It was listed as some of the best chocolate in the US. Thomas and I like to order the house hot chocolate with almond milk and usually pick a variety of sweet treats (with chocolate, of course!).

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One of the more touristy activities in SF is riding a cable car. I can count on one hand how many times I’ve ridden one and have friends who have lived in the city for years and still have yet to do it. We usually take friends that are visiting, but it’s still a fun experience and worth doing.

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Union Square is always filled with holiday decor around this time of year- a giant Christmas tree, ice skating rink and lights galore. While we usually avoid shopping downtown because of the crowds, I love the hustle and bustle around the holidays. It gets me in the festive spirit!

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This Express faux fur jacket is a fun piece to have for the holidays. I threw it on over an all black ensemble, including this black turtleneck and these black coated skinny jeans.”

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The Ferry Building has a long list of shops and restaurants to choose from. When we stop by, we usually pick up a load of bread from ACME, some cheese from Cowgirl Creamery, olive oil from Stonehouse, a sweet treat at Miette, coffee at Blue Bottle and grab a bite to eat at Frog Hollow.

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If we’re downtown, we’ll usually grab lunch at the Rotunda in Neiman Marcus. It’s a glamorous spot for a late afternoon lunch with a great view of Union Square. The popovers with strawberry butter are my favorite!

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