Top 5 Stories of the Week: Surfer Body Workouts, Color Blocking Tips, Summer Books & Better Looking Feet

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1) How I Got My Body: Surfer Sebastian Zietz


Professional surfer Sebastian Zietz shares his balanced workout regimen—from arms to core to legs—and the importance of (occasional) happy food. Plus, why a foam roller is the best tool in Zietz's arsenal.

For more summer-body sculpting tips from the pros:

How I Got My Body: Fernando Verdasco

R&B Star Jason Derulo on How to Get a Dancer's Body

Stride Right: 6 Ways to Run Better

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2) Now Trending: Color-Blocked Menswear


If you haven't experimented with color-blocking, now's the time. Check out the minimalist patterns and bold shades in these seasonal staples.

For more statement pieces:

Video—Make Printed and Patterned Shirts Your New Wardrobe Staple

Now Trending: Hawaiian Shirts

Dark Side of the Bloom

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3) The Details Guide to Summer Reading 2014


Compiling your summer book list? We've gathered the gritty new novels, polarizing expos, best reading apps, and hottest emerging writers all in one place.

For more literary inspiration:

5 Classic Books and Films That'll Make You Want to Quit Your Day Job and Drop Out of the Rat Race

Where the Chefs Eat: 10 World-Famous Chefs Share Their Favorite Restaurants

Q&A With John Updike

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4) How to Get Your Feet Summer- and Sandal-Ready in 5 Easy Steps

MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 22: A model walks the runway at the Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2014 fashion show during Milan Menswear Fashion Week on June 22, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

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With sandals on the runways, and in stores now, it's time to take care of your feet. Celebrity manicurist Isis Antelo offers a 5-step, at-home pedicure to keep your body's foundation healthy and free of damaging callouses, ingrown nails, and corns.

For more grooming tips from the experts:

Are You Using Too Much Product?

4 Expert Lessons on Why You Should Change Your Skincare Routine For Spring

11 Hair and Skin-Care Looks From New York Fashion Week—and How to Get Them at Home

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5) Studio Visit: J.Crew's Menswear Director Frank Muytjens

J.Crew went from dull staples to trendy pieces, without sacrificing quality—thanks to menswear director Frank Muytjens. In a behind-the-scenes tour of the director's studio, Muytjens reveals his favorite perks of the job, and what the future of J.Crew will look like.

For more studio visits with top designers:

Studio Visit With Jack Spade's Discerning Design Director Todd Magill

Studio Visit: Patrik Ervell

Studio Visit: Billy Reid

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