We're more than ready for Spring, and this week's coverage certainly reflects a seasonal switch. From the best sales to shop right now to our ultimate street-style trend roundup, we're making sure you stay in the know. Along the way, we also squeezed in an interview with our favorite bowtie-wearing stylist and revealed just how many shoes — or "shiny ponies" — J.Crew's Jenna Lyons owns. Catch up on all this, plus more, right this way.
Whenever Fashion Month winds down, we always find ourselves wishing we could wear our favorite pieces straight from the runway (see: Kate Moss in pretty much everything). Luckily, there are ways to get the most of Fall 2013's biggest trends right now, with just a few minor tweaks and quick styling tips. For instance, Spring's finicky weather still calls for lots of layering, which makes copying Fall runway trends a snap — just stick to multiple lightweight layers and inject pops of color where necessary. We've taken three stellar Fall runway looks and made them wearable for right now. Click through to see and shop them all now.
It's just as important to take in the trends on the Fashion Week streets as it is to pore over the looks from the Fall '13 runways — that's because these showgoers provided a glimpse into some of the biggest trends to wear right now. With one foot still planted in Winter and the other bravely stepping toward Spring, Fashion Week's street-styled stars incorporated brilliant pops of color, flashes of metallic, this season's standout prints, and much more into their bundled-up ensembles. While there were clearly microtrends brewing in each Fashion Week locale — sweatshirts, pajama dressing, and plaids in London; furry accents all over Milan; and pencil skirts, statement jewels, and sneakers just about everywhere — these are the 12 major trends that emerged from weeks' worth of looks from the globe-trotting fashion pack. Click through for the highlights straight from the Fashion Week streets — and get inspired to wear the trends all Spring.
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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 biscotti 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.
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Spring has sprung for some of our favorite snap-happy celebrities, which in some cases meant pretty flowers — like for Emmy Rossum and Izabel Goulart — but also spelled trouble for those with allergies (see: Karlie Kloss cuddled up sick in bed). Otherwise healthy fashion fixtures like Rachel Zoe and Jenni Kayne spent some time in the garden, while Brad Goreski gave his best Vogue pose in front of a street mural in NYC. Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima blew kisses to the camera while shooting for Victoria's Secret in LA, and their fellow Angel Doutzen Kroes had fun with cashmere during a day of modeling in Amsterdam.
Spring's bucket-bag trend is a slam dunk in our style book this season, and here's why. Striking an even balance between casual and chic, this classic silhouette can look just as cool with your pretty printed dresses as it does with a pair of laid-back jeans. Depending on how you wear it — we love them worn crossbody — bucket bags inject an effortless aesthetic we're all want to channel on our more relaxed styling days. What's more, this medium-size bag is perfect for any (and all) of your upcoming music-fest outings and warm-weather adventures. From 3.1 Phillip Lim's floral Scout bag to Baggu's neon yellow minimal masterpiece, shop our top picks below.
- Easy does it: We are in love with this simple floral shift that has just enough of a flirty feel and can be dressed up or down. Pair with cute wedges for a comfortable look, or dress up with colorful tights and cute flats. Cinch with a leather belt, add a stack of layered bracelets, and you're ready for any Spring gathering.
- Layer on: If temperatures are still a bit chilly when Easter rolls around, pair any short and sassy Spring dress with your favorite leather boots, and top with a light Spring cardigan. This way you'll be nice and warm while hunting for Easter eggs.
- Romantic look: If floral prints aren't your thing, layer on the lace for an adorable and romantically chic Easter look. With a bit of a peekaboo sweetness, Spring lace dresses definitely aren't boring.
A crew of Hollywood bombshells — from Olivia Wilde in a jaw-dropping Gucci gown to Selena Gomez and Eva Longoria in high-wattage red confections — gave this week's top 10 one very clear common denominator: a decidedly glamorous tilt. Film premieres and parties meant we were treated to a range of red-carpet styles, both cocktail dresses with a sweet Spring feel and floor-length gowns with drama-inducing effects. But to see who else joined this week's most stylish set, you'll have to keep clicking.
Don't worry, it's happened to the best of us. You're out for a night with your friends, or headed to work, and tragedy strikes — your high heel breaks! Worry not, we've got the solutions to help you fix it on the spot. Thus, let us introduce to you a few miracle products, including Shoe Goo, E-6000, and Quick Tips! Click "play" to hear how they work — and your heels can thank us later. On Allison McNamara: Zara jacket, Club Monaco blouse.