Enjoy the warm weather in style with 14 Bobbie Thomas-approved finds

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When seasonal trends pop up it can be hard to stay on top of the latest styles. So Hoda and Jenna welcomed TODAY style contributor Bobbie Thomas last month to share her favorite fashion must-haves for summer.

She shared the hottest finds, from trendy sunglasses that double as readers to a travel-friendly hat that will keep you cool in the heat. She also found chic face masks that come with matching headbands and breathable clothing.

While we’re loving these outfits for summer, you can also find pieces that are perfect for year-round wear. Read on to check out the style essentials

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Everything that happened at day three of London Fashion Week

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If the second day of London Fashion Week was all about pushing the pandemic to one side, the third was about bringing it back to centre and ruffling feathers in its face.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, London Fashion Week has been forced to radically overhaul its usual proceedings. In previous seasons, the schedule would be packed with presentations, runway shows, and exhibitions taking place all over the capital. Now, the industry is adapting to a new normal, one that has seen real-life runways replaced with digital ones, while presentations are either conducted in small groups or in one-on-one appointments.

While the second day saw two designers – Bora Aksu and Mark Fast – stage socially-distanced catwalk shows, day three was an entirely digital affair. Things got off to an unexpected start at Richard Malone, who served up an abstract feast of tonal ensembles and materials he’d experimented with

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Face masks pick perilous path from health protector to fashion accessory

<span>Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

At the Venice Film Festival the actor Tilda Swinton pulled out an ornate gold design face mask and wore it on the red carpet, just like she would have with a statement clutch bag or a must-have piece of jewellery.

The mask was not entirely pandemic-approved – on Instagram the designer James Merry said the custom-made piece was inspired by “stingray skeletons, seaweed and orchids” – but it was symbolic of a bigger shift: the world of high fashion is finally allowing itself to embrace the coronavirus face mask.

Last week also saw Lady Gaga light up the static VMA awards show with a parade of highly fashion-conscious masks. There was the bubblegum pink one from Cecilio Castrillo (a muzzle which resembled the facehugger from Alien), a horned one from Lance Victor Moore, a futuristic one designed by Smooth Technology and then when accepting an award

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Michael Kors Is Leaving New York Fashion Week and Will Not Be Having a Runway Show

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Designer Michael Kors walks the runway during the Michael Kors Collection Spring 2019 Runway Show at Pier 17 on September 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 12: Designer Michael Kors walks the runway during the Michael Kors Collection Spring 2019 Runway Show at Pier 17 on September 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

Michael Kors is the latest designer to opt out of New York Fashion Week for the upcoming season in September. In the past, Michael Kors’s shows have often opened the final day of shows in NYC, but all of that has changed due to COVID-19 and the fashion community wanting a more consumer-focused format for Fashion Week. Now, the designer will be joining the likes of Gucci, and he is rethinking the brand’s Fashion Week structure.

In a statement, the designer stated: “I have for a long time thought that the fashion calendar needs to change. It’s exciting for me to see the open dialogue within the fashion community

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