One of our favorite things about Summer is being outside and basking in the sun. With the amazing weather and late-night sunsets, there are endless opportunities to do so. Beach days, barbecues, and evenings spent enjoying cocktails on the patio are all crucial seasonal experiences and require equally cute, Summer-ready ensembles — and Memorial Day is just the tip of the iceberg. The biggest things to be mindful of when dressing for an outdoor fete are your hemlines (in case you want to sit cross-legged on that picnic blanket), your accessories (superlong necklaces can be cumbersome), and your choice of footwear (heels sinking into grass are never a good thing). We're helping you find the perfect fashion formula by styling up three examples of what to wear when you're invited to an outdoor bash. Click through to see and shop them all now.
When we first heard that crop tops were going to be big again for 2013, we had our reservations — it seemed like a look best suited for outdoor music festivals and costume parties — but after seeing the midriff-baring look on the runways at Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, Costume National, and others, we inevitably changed our tune and are officially smitten with the idea of unleashing our inner Kelly Kapowski. The trend is rooted in '50s-era screen sirens like Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, and Marilyn Monroe but is also dripping with '90s nostalgia — calling to mind fashion-forward TV characters like Kelly Bundy, Donna Martin, and, yes, Ms. Kapowski herself. If you're itching to try the trend this season, then click through for our expert styling tips, as well as three chic ways to wear it.
If you're tall, then you're probably often faced with the style conundrum of high vs. low heels — and when it comes to your wedding day, you want to be comfortable, confident, and impeccably chic, so the last thing you need to stress out about is your choice of shoes. We all know that you don't have to sacrifice comfort for style on your big day (just look at the rise of sparkly wedding Toms), but for some, the thought of towering over your significant other at the altar isn't one you want to entertain. Though some leggy ladies have no qualms about wearing heels for their nuptials, we're addressing the needs of tall brides-to-be by rounding up a mix of low heels and flats, and also highlighting a few of our favorite lines that carry bigger shoe sizes. Just click through now to see and shop 20 of our favorites.
The good news is you're popular enough to get invited to five weddings this season. The bad news: what are you supposed to wear to them all? Between the traveling and the gifts, you don't even want to think about having to buy multiple dresses — so your best bet is to find a frock that can work for all your wedding obligations and tweak it a bit for each ceremony. With the right accessories, pair of shoes, and frame of mind, you can definitely get away with wearing the same dress a number of times — regardless of Facebook tagging. We're starting with one amazing Willow silk-crepe dress ($550) and styling it up five different ways, for five different types of weddings. Click through to see and shop each look, and let us know how many weddings you're attending this season!
Getting bored with your little black dress? Allow us to shed some light on the latest trend in cocktail attire: the edgy, rocker-cool leather dress. We saw tons of them on the runways from designers like Calvin Klein, Derek Lam, Céline, and more — but their wearability transcends the catwalk. Whether you go with an all-leather piece like Olivia Palermo's or try the trend in a smaller way, like Jessica Alba's LBD with a leather bra top, it's a look that will definitely have you standing out from the crowd (in the best possible way). From the girlie-glam looks of Lauren Conrad and Kerry Washington to the full-blown fashion-renegade vibe given by Kristen Stewart and Doutzen Kroes, the leather dress has proven to be surprisingly versatile, especially when worn with a great pair of heels and minimal accessories. Click through to see 24 style-setters who have reinvented the LBD wheel, and then shop our editors' picks.
Now that Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early Spring, we can start getting excited for all the lovely pastel hues that come along with the sunny season. Besides being a beneficial sleep aid, antiseptic, and stress reliever, lavender is also a lovely, feminine hue that has the power to look gorgeous on nearly everyone. We saw the pretty purple shade on the runways at Chloé, Nina Ricci, Christian Dior, and more, and now, just ahead of the early Spring, we've rounded up 12 of our favorite pieces that are begging to be added to your warm-weather wardrobe.
What do you get when you mix two of the biggest seasonal footwear staples? Answer: the sandal boot. It's a style that we saw a lot on Spring's runways, from Oscar de la Renta's laser-cut leather booties to the knee-high gladiator styles at Altuzarra and Proenza Schouler — and we have to admit that as risky as they are, we're loving this new shoe hybrid. Fusing the style and ease of a classic sandal with the height of a boot, the sexy silhouette is not for the faint of heart; it's the ultimate statement shoe and will undoubtedly garner tons of attention (not to mention a few double-takes). Ready to dive into the daring Spring trend? Click through to shop some of the most wearable pairs now.
The Super Bowl is here, and if you haven't figured out your party attire yet, it's time to get shopping. You'll want to wear something festive enough to show your team pride, but also comfortable enough to last through all the beer-drinking, burger-eating, and Beyoncé halftime performance dance moves you'll be busting out. Whether you're cheering on the San Francisco 49ers or rooting for the Baltimore Ravens, we've got some cute pieces for you to snap up before the big game, and — bonus! — they're inconspicuous enough to wear well after the party is over. Pro tip: if you aren't leaning toward one side, just go for gold — both the Ravens and the Niners use the metallic hue as their team color.
Polka dots have been around for ages, but some of our most-loved chic celebs have (literally) been spotted in the supercute print — and make such a great case for polka dots that you'll be feeling the itch to buy them before this story is even finished. Kristen Bell and Emma Roberts showed how just one polka-dot piece can turn a look from humdrum to high fashion in a snap, and Gwen Stefani, Jessica Alba, and Diane Kruger proved that cutesy polka dots can easily go from day to night (and look quite sophisticated, too). For more dotted inspiration, just click through to see how the stars style their spots, then shop our editors' picks for yourself.
Railroad stripes made a big splash on the Spring runways, with designers like Altuzarra, Rag & Bone, Jenni Kayne, and more showing off a sophisticated spin on the Oshkosh B'Gosh overalls we wore as kids. This fresh crop of striped separates includes everything from classic button-downs and smart blazers to flirty dresses and crisp pencil skirts — not to mention the season's new slouchy shorts silhouette. We've rounded up a few of our favorite examples of railroad stripes straight from the runway, as well as 15 pieces worth snapping up ahead of Spring. Click through to see and shop them now.
Once you've secured your Valentine's Day plans, it's all about figuring out what to wear. So whether you're celebrating the big day with a sweet, low-key dinner at home, doing it up big with your beau, or hitting the town with a group of girlfriends, we've got a look that will make it a night to remember (cross our hearts!). Click through to see and shop five chic, budget-friendly V-Day ensembles — all under $150!
Leave it to Kate Moss to make heading to lunch look like a Vogue photo shoot. Just a week after turning 39, Kate is steadily proving that less is more, and basics really do have the power to completely make an outfit. The model walked through London's Primrose Hill neighborhood in her usual laid-back uniform of black skinny jeans, a gray tee, and a cozy fur coat. She accessorized with a floaty maroon printed scarf, a quilted chain-strap bag, and a pair of sturdy knee-high black boots. Kate's cool ensemble is ideal for taking on the weekend's activities in style, whether you're grocery shopping or perusing through antiques at a flea market. And because of the darker color palette, it also works perfectly for heading straight to dinner and drinks with friends after a long day of errand-running. See how we've copied Kate's look, then click below to shop similar pieces.
Emerald was announced as Pantone's color of 2013 early last month, and some of our favorite style setters have wasted no time heralding in the new hue with their clothing choices (we've already spotted Kate Middleton, Doutzen Kroes, and Allison Williams sporting the shade). But emerald is a jewel tone by nature, so it's no surprise that other stars — like Beyoncé, Lea Michele, and Alessandra Ambrosio — have gotten back to basics by accessorizing their neutral ensembles with stunning emerald baubles. Whether it's a smaller stud or dangling drop style, emerald earrings pop nicely against any skin tone, and can elevate even the most basic LBD. We've rounded up 10 of our favorite pairs — click through to see and shop them now.
Even though you may still be in the Winter doldrums, there's no reason to dress like it. One of the easiest ways to fight the cold-weather blues is to give your cozy ensembles a dose of high-octane color — and yellow is a shade that not only looks great on nearly everybody, but has the power to transform an otherwise ho-hum look in a snap. We've rounded up a handful of chic celebs that have mastered the art of wearing bright yellow without being too over-the-top, including the latest, Beyoncé in yellow Yves Saint Laurent pumps. Lily Aldridge's colorful top and Miranda Kerr's bold blazer are also in store when you click through to cull some inspiration for incorporating bright pops of the statement-making hue into your Winter wardrobe.
While catching a flight at LAX, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale took what could have been a basic ensemble of white button-down blouse and jeans and made it spectacular and weekend-worthy. Lucy started with a pair of bright blue jeans and a crisp white button-down with casually rolled sleeves, then added in a few key accessories: spotted oxfords, wayfarer sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed, camel-colored hat. Her travel style is clearly more put-together than most, and we think her laid-back look is perfect for wearing during a Saturday stroll through the park or a Sunday brunch with girlfriends. Click below to shop similar pieces now.
Lily Aldridge hasn't slowed down much since giving birth to daughter Dixie Followill last June. While taking a stroll with the little one in NYC yesterday, the Victoria's Secret Angel showed off yet another laid-back look that is two parts hot mom and one part model off-duty. Proving the power of cozy, Winter-perfect separates, Lily put together an everyday ensemble that we'll be copying immediately. She started with a pair of black skinnies, then layered up with a white tee and chunky cream-colored Etoilé Isabel Marant sweater (perhaps she checked out our selection of January must haves?). She accessorized with a pair of flat, studded black Chloé booties, oversize shades, and a black woven leather bag, and walked the streets of the West Village in style — all while carrying sweet baby Dixie on her hip.
Polka dots are practically seasonless, especially in a classic black-and-white color palette. While we usually see the print in retro silhouettes, these aren't your grandma's polka dots (well, maybe they are — we don't know your grandma). Winter's iteration is slightly more graphic than usual, and they're in a fresh new league of their own, perfect for slowly but surely transitioning to Spring. We've rounded up 15 polka-dot pieces, from tops to shoes to lingerie, to satisfy your craving for black-and-white spots. Click through to see and shop them all now.
Now that the official party (read: heels-wearing) season is a wrap, we flat-loving folks can get back to wearing them without eliciting major side eyes. If you've ever had a Lena Dunham moment — forgoing your less-than-comfortable stilettos in favor of going barefoot — you're not alone. The Girls star, as well as Converse queen Kristen Stewart, have pretty much written the book on doing the shoe changeup, and in honor of them, we've rounded up 10 pairs of flats (and a few sneakers) that are perfect for Winter and will go with just about everything in your closet — including party dresses. Click through to see and shop them all now.
So, here's what happened: you got a little pressed for time on New Year's Eve and ended up having to run into the nearest store to find a last-minute look for the night. In a panic, you grabbed the first sequined minidress that caught your eye and convinced yourself that you'd wear it well after the countdown to midnight. Now that the party is over and the celebration has ended, you're basically stuck with a glittery piece of history — but what do you do with it? If, like us, you're all about making the most of what you've already got, just see how we've styled up a party-ready sequined dress to serve you well for work and the weekend — and turn that eleventh-hour purchase into an unexpected wardrobe staple. Keep reading for our styling tips.
It always warms our hearts to see a celebrity recycling a piece of clothing (we're looking at you, Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama), and when it happens in a few days' time, it's even more inspiring. Sure, we'd rather see Eva Mendes with her actual boyfriend, but we were happy to catch the actress styling up a pair of slouchy, distressed boyfriend jeans two different ways over the weekend. One day, Eva cozied things up by layering a black tank over a fitted navy-blue sweater and pairing her jeans with tan Isabel Marant wedge sneakers. The next day, Eva went for another laid-back look, this time with a billowy striped button-down and neutral ankle booties. For both daytime outings, she carried a sleek, two-toned leather crossbody bag and retro cat-eye shades — the perfect low-key accessory for an afternoon spent running errands. Click below to shop similar pieces and copy Eva's two cool outfits for yourself.