Holiday Weekend Open Thread

woman of color wears yellow and white striped cropped sailor jeans and a matching cropped sweater

woman of color wears yellow and white striped cropped sailor jeans and a matching cropped sweater

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Happy weekend! These yellow sailor pants caught my eye at Shopbop, but it looks like they come in a ton of colors and patterns at lots of stores. I think the place they’re hemmed on this model — about 2-3″ above her ankle bone — look perfect.

Yellow is a fun color to wear — white is the obvious choice for a top, but navy and gray are also great. This stripe could also be a fun pattern to mix with another one — I could see a small floral pattern being fun, or maybe even a tie-dye or top with embroidered details or a small texture like eyelet. For my $.02 I’d avoid wearing it with another geometric pattern like windowpane, another stripe like Breton, or a pattern that is too “regular” like a polka dot — but that’s just me.

(A yellow top would also be great, as pictured, but I find yellows hard to wear together unless they’re the exact same shade. Orange or red could also be good options.)

The pants are $129, at Amazon, Shopbop, Free People, and RollasJeans.com (tons of colors, many on sale). You can find similar options (but not the yellow stripe) at Anthropologie.

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Workwear sales of note for 6.30.23:

  • Nordstrom – 2,600 new markdowns!
  • Ann Taylor 40% off your purchase (but there are some, but not many, exclusions).
  • Banana Republic – Up to 40% off sale styles.
  • Banana Republic Factory 50% off everything + extra 15% off purchase
  • Boden – Big Summer Sale, up to 50% off.
  • Eloquii – 40% off original ticket styles (including suiting!!). Extra 50-60% off all clearance.
  • Everlane – Up to 60% off.
  • Express – 40% off all dresses; $99 jackets (select styles only).
  • The Fold – End of the season sale, up to 60% off (try code JUNFREESHIP for free shipping to the US).
  • J.Crew – End of season sale, extra 60% off select sale.
  • J.Crew Factory 50% off tees, dresses, and shorts.
  • Loft – 40% off sale styles + extra 25% off.
  • Madewell – Flash sale, sandals starting at $65, dresses starting at $75, and swim starts at $35.
  • MM.LaFleur – The Summer Sale, 30-50% off.
  • Reiss – Up to 50% off sale.
  • Sephora – Up to 50% off select beauty.
  • Shopbop – 25% off sale items! Lots of good options from L’Agence, Loeffler Randall, Veronica Beard, RAILS, and many more.
  • Sue Sartor – Lots of cute dresses on sale! (Try code SALE25 on sale items.)
  • Talbots – Up to 50% off entire site
  • Target – 30% off clothing, shoes and accessories for the family.
  • Theory – End of season sale, up to 60% off. (Love this dress.)
  • Uniqlo – Summer Sale event!
  • Victoria’s Secret – Semi-annual sale; up to 60% off + extra 25% off.

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