The Duchess of Cambridge made an appearance in London last night when she attended the SportsBall, an annual event held by SportsAid, a charity of which she is a patron. Dressed in a laser-cut lace Temperley "Templeton" dress with a solid panel and nude underlay, Kate's look was elegant and appropriate, with a touch of fun added by way of a pillar-box red clutch. Her beloved nude courts gave way to black suede stilettos, a much better choice for colder nights, though knowing how cold it was in the capital last night, we're impressed she stuck to barely there tights! Kate's exact dress is now sold out, but you can get the look with one of the many lace dresses currently available — click through for our picks.
Of course, models look amazing on the runway, but it's their off-duty street styles that we really love to see. It's an easy field to pick your own patron saint from — with women like Kate Moss, Miranda Kerr, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Gisele Bündchen to choose from, anybody can find style inspiration.
The printed suit caught our eye on the Fall/ Winter runways at Miu Miu and Prada, inspiring us to test out the trend for ourselves! In today's edition of Currently Trending, fashion reporter, Allison McNamara, is showing you how to wear three degrees of the printed suit. Whether you just want to experiment with a piece of printed outerwear, or you want to jump right in and try the head-to-toe look, watch on to see how to make the most out of a printed suit.
On Allison McNamara: Topshop top, H&M pants.
See How Bloggers and Fellow Shoppers Are Gifting on a Shoestring — and Show Us Your Favorite Picks Under $20
It’s easy to get caught up in the generous spirit of the season, but that doesn’t mean you need to start the New Year in the poorhouse. The secret to great gifting is heart and soul, not dollars and cents — so think about who you’re buying for, get creative, and have fun!
For this week’s holiday shopping mission, we’re inviting readers and bloggers to hit their local T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, or HomeGoods stores in search of the best holiday gifts for under $20. Challenge yourself to stretch every cent by scouting out a creatively affordable gift combo, like a colorful cookie jar with biscottis and specialty tea hidden inside or a spa lover’s basket containing a soap, lotion, and candle. With something for everyone on your list at up to 60 percent off department store prices every single day, these stores are your one-stop resource for gifts that are low on price but high on creativity and style.
Be sure to show or tell us about your under-$20 choice by sharing a photo or tweet using the hashtag #TheGifter. You will automatically be entered for a chance to win a $500 gift card and be featured on #TheGifter holiday gifting hub!
Click here now to visit #TheGifter holiday gifting hub, and find out how top bloggers and readers just like you are Outgifting For Under $20 this week.
When you're giving your wardrobe a Fall makeover, don't forget your handbags. Lighter fabrics don't hold up well during Winter — and nothing helps change up your look faster than a new purse on your arm. Right now, we're gravitating toward structured trapeze shapes, chic clutches by day, and a few furry, textural finds that feel particularly seasonal. With an eye on the runways and the accessories we've seen from the street style crowd, we've handpicked the best bags to hit the shelves for Fall 2013 and shopped them out for every budget. Click through for the full report, or jump below to the trend you want!
David and Victoria Beckham are front and center on Vogue Paris's December/January issue, and the duo brought serious sexiness to the cover. They were photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for the issue, which Victoria had "so much fun" guest editing. In addition to her and David's spread, the pages include personal family pictures and holiday memories straight from Victoria. She also touched on her relationship with David, telling writer Marie Darrieussecq that they have had their "ups and downs." She added about her four children, "I really enjoy being a mum. I love [my children] and I'd do anything for them."
It's a common myth that you can't wear white after Labor Day, but we don't follow such rules. White can be chic year round, as long as it's styled correctly — which is why we headed over to Malibu's Madison boutique to put together some Winter-white ensembles. Whether you want to slip into a pretty skirt and sweater combo or take on crisp whites for your next after-hours soiree, just watch on for sartorial inspiration now!
We watched her all year long and came to one conclusion: we've never seen Olivia Palermo in an outfit we didn't love — or wanted to re-create. In years past, we'd tune in to The City just to see what she'd wear, but this year, we got our style fix watching her front row at Fashion Weeks around the world, playing dress-up for Oscar de la Renta as the face of the designer's Outnet collection, and strolling the streets of New York City alongside beau Johannes Huebl. In every case, one thing holds true: we pretty much want everything she's wearing.
With that in mind, we've put together an Olivia Palermo lookbook — complete with every one of the fashion darling's eclectic, cool, and utterly chic ensembles from 2013. Click through to garner a little inspiration and see why Olivia was best dressed all year long.
There are some gifts so good, you just can't go wrong with them . . . and they'll work no matter who you're shopping for. Classic, timeless presents are often the most practical — the ones that the recipient will love, wear, and use for years to come. From a beloved brand of ballet flats to the top trench in the game, these are the gifts any girl would want.
With temperatures dropping into the 30s in NYC, you might expect bikinis to come off the shopping list for most girls. But turns out, it's the swimwear and sweet dresses that're really moving in Nicky Zimmermann's new flagship boutique on Mercer. "I’ve been watching the customers, and their comments are that they can get a swimsuit, but they can get a little dress or a printed pant, and it’s very resort, but they can still walk around in New York in August in it," Zimmermann told POPSUGAR at the party for her new store.
And who better to understand the need for a beach getaway in December than a native Australian? But when it came to any difference between the chic girls of NYC and the laid-back girls of Sydney, she demurred. "I believe that [the NYC customer] is the same girl that we sell to in Sydney. I really don’t think they’re any different. They dress the same, they like the same things, they are in completely different countries, but they’re just very much into the same thing."
And that means the sweetly feminine designs that Zimmermann is known for! And if you think that the Spring and Resort pieces are only for holidays away, think again and take a styling tip from the recent shoppers in the new flagship. "I’m watching girls try on little strapless dresses and wearing tights and black boots and a coat over it. . . . Because, here, everywhere you go, you’re boiling hot once you’re inside!" the designer said. So, there you go. Layer your Summer dresses over tights and boots (and, might we add, a turtleneck), throw on a coat, and you're ready to go. Visit the Zimmermann boutique if you are in NYC at 55 Mercer St.