For many of us, August conjures up memories as the last month of summer before the dreaded return to school. If you're in the same boat, or recognize that feeling of despair carrying over into adulthood, you'll want to read this month's WWW Hearts! As usual, it's a roundup of things we love, including an inspiring street style website, a sleek pair of need-'em-now heels, and a new eco-savvy lingerie line. This August, whether you're still in the world of academia or fully entrenched in the daily grind, we guarantee you'll have plenty to look forward to.J Brand/Christopher Kane Exaggerated Palazzo Pants ($400, available early August) in Deep Red or ($413, available early August) in Vox
J Brand and Christopher Kane continue their love affair by collaborating for a third season, and we can't get enough of their stylish progeny. We particularly covet the bold palazzo pants from the F/W 12 collection. We love how the trousers' billowy proportions were balanced with an oversized red turtleneck or an embellished top and jacket, but you can wear them now with a second-skin tank top for a figure-flattering late summer look.
Move over, The Sartorialist! We've got a new crush on another fantastic street style blog. Helmed by photographer YoungJun Koo, I'm Koo is brimming with photos of New York City's most unique trendsetters. You'll spot familiar favorites like Hanneli Mustaparta and Susie Bubble interspersed with fresh, new, fashionable faces. One cool detail? Unlike other similar sites, I'm Koo provides outfit credits for each person-so you know just where to shop for their pieces.
Rachel Roy Designer Footwear Collection Beeana High Shiny Watersnake Pumps ($250) in Cloud Dancer/Black
We've eagerly awaited Rachel Roy's footwear line since we first heard whispers about it in January. The collection, which launches early this month, doesn't disappoint; it reflects Roy's strong, sexy, and ultra-feminine aesthetic. Just take a look at these sharp, two-tone heels, which we'd style with a cropped, tailored pantsuit for work or a blouse and leather mini for an after-hours event.
For your next movie night, we suggest checking out Ruby Sparks. The flick, starring Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan (who also penned the script), is the perfect combo of clever and charming. Fiction becomes his reality when novelist Calvin conjures up his dream girl into life. While we don't want to give away the entire plot, we will say we're as smitten with the film as Calvin is with his fantasy girl!
The Little Black Jacket: Chanel's Classic Revisited ($60) by Karl Lagerfeld & Carine Roitfeld
When Chanel's head designer (Karl Lagerfeld) and one of the fashion world's greatest influencers (Carine Roitfeld) get together to create a book, you'd best believe it's on our must-read list! The tome features Lagerfeld's artistic photos of celebs (a versatile range including Kanye West, Tilda Swinton, and Uma Thurman) wearing Chanel's iconic little black jacket with their own unique flair.
Stella McCartney Lingerie
Finally, Stella to wear under your Stella! We can't get enough of Stella McCartney, so we're thrilled she's expanding her lingerie collection with a new line called Stella. Recycled metal hardware and organic cotton gussets means the range of pretty, lacy underthings is eco-friendly. Bras run from $55-65, while briefs are $26-$28.--Tiffany Tse