Alexa Chung, Kate Bosworth, and Olivia Palermo are just a few of the fashionable celebrities who've made their way over to London Town for the latest round of Fashion Week festivities. After attending the opening of LA's first-ever Topshop store, Kate Bosworth showed her support again at the Topshop Unique show in a textural look of fur and sequins. Over at Mulberry, Alexa Chung delivered another one of her signature menswear-inspired ensembles, while Olivia showcased her styling prowess in three different prints. For all the updates from across the pond, watch today's edition of Fashion Flash. On Allison McNamara: StyleMint top, J.Crew blazer, J Brand jeans. Hair and makeup by Kasia Bohos.
There's a low-heel revolution underway, and if you need proof of its burgeoning takeover, then just look to the Fall '13 runways (Victoria Beckham, Proenza Schouler, Sophie Theallet, and Diesel Black Gold among them), the street-style set, and the 28 pairs worth shopping now for reinforcement. Of course, as if that isn't enough, today's Burberry collection certainly drives the point home: a low heel can be as chic as the highest stiletto. Christopher Bailey's latest included classic heritage pieces, along with exaggerated prints, and tougher grommet textures — all styled with leopard-print kitten wedges (pictured below).In effect, it's a bit of a Marie Antoinette setup — you can have your cake and eat it too — courtesy of the kind of cool-girl heels that are being offered up in lower heights. Sophistication without the pain of four-inch heels? No argument here. From the Burberry kitten wedge (so subtle) to a more regal-looking Elizabeth and James mule to Valentino's current rock-studded ankle-strap sandals, there's a low-heeled look for every style personality. And while we here at POPSUGAR love ourselves a killer heel, we couldn't be more pleased with the current change of pace. What's your stance on the low-heel revolution?
While catching a flight out of LA with husband Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel gave her new white Nike Dunk Sky Hi sneakers ($125) a sophisticated spin. How so? By pairing them with supersleek pieces, including a collarless gray coat and matching gray skinny J Brand jeans ($202). Jessica then completed her travel style with a creamy netted sweater, a black tote bag, and oversize sunglasses. Wedge sneakers have practically become a style staple, but what we love about Jessica's latest outfit is that she proved that sporty can indeed look polished — that is, with the right accoutrements. Next time you're heading out of town (or just taking a spin around the neighborhood), take a cue from Jessica's latest and try matching your sneakers with a more luxe-feeling coat and any other pieces that scream chic (think leather pants, silky blouses, and tweed jackets). To get her look, shop our editors' picks below — including Jessica's exact Nike sneakers.
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Visit Coach.com to view the Complete Gift Guide for yourself, and check out this slideshow now for peek at what we're most excited to give — and get!
For every gorgeous look we saw on the runway at NYFW, there was a chic pair of shoes to match. We saw an emerging sandal boot trend taking off at Helmut Lang, Jason Wu, and 3.1 Phillip Lim, as well as a bevy of smart menswear-inspired flats from Tommy Hilfiger and Thakoon. There was an array of ladylike pumps at Alice + Olivia, Proenza Schouler, and Carolina Herrera and tons of tough ankle boots at Belstaff and Altuzarra. We've rounded up our most-loved pairs for you to pore over now — click through to see our favorites from New York Fashion Week and stay tuned as we add more fabulous footwear from London, Milan, and Paris!
While sitting front row during London Fashion Week, Olivia Palermo proved her ongoing affinity for Tibi — twofold. The style pro worked her Tibi mesh sweater ($175, originally $250) into two standout looks! It's just further proof that this fashion star knows how to rework her closet — or in this case, the contents of her suitcase. At the Temperley London show (left), she mixed the prints in her knit with a zigzag miniskirt, then finished with a black-and-white Tibi blazer and red printed pumps for a funky take on the ladylike look. Prior to that, Olivia sported her Tibi sweater at Sass & Bide (right) with a more laid-back twist, donning a double-zip cape, Paige Premium skinny jeans ($199), and the same graphic heels for a sexy but casual approach. Now it's your turn — score Olivia's exact Tibi sweater at 30 percent off to channel some Palermo-inspired style for work, weekend, and beyond.
Christopher Bailey had us at the heart prints that dotted trench coats and dresses coming down the runway for Burberry Fall '13. It was a skilled nod to the label's heritage — coats, leather, pencil skirts — all served up with Bailey's modern interpretation: high-impact pieces that incite interest without ever losing sight of what women want to wear. In this lineup, we got more sweetness, but there was a slicker, tougher counter to all those hearts, too — texture took shape as studded gromets sewn into the fringe that covered leather skirts and handbags — and among the standouts, there were the luxe leopard-print coats begging to be scooped up by Kate Moss or Alexa Chung.
Windowpane prints and checker prints are among Spring's biggest trends. Street-style stars and celebrities alike have already jumped on standout prints that we saw on the runways at Marni and Louis Vuitton, and in today's edition of Currently Trending, we're showing you four different ways to incorporate the trend into your own look. Watch it all right here, and tell us what you think!
Unlike the usual pastel-bright ladylike fare we're used to, Erdem's Fall '13 collection showed off the designer's darker — sexier — side. And we couldn't have imagined a more beautiful kind of mood swing. Black prevailed as the collection's primary source of "color," with flashes of neon lavender, green, and blue to keep it from veering into all-out gothic territory. Let's call this a case of textural dark romance, built upon equal parts black lace, floating chiffon, and polka-dot details, with ostrich feathers punctuating the sheerest of layers. To add to the drama, day dresses were remade for evening, complete with Victorian-inspired collars and capes, while velvet floral appliqués stood in as a richer kind of embellishment. See how Erdem Moralioglu took his Fall '13 collection to the dark side, right this way.
Nicole Kidman, spotted at the Stoker UK premiere, redefined what it is to wear something right off the runway — having donned a L'Wren Scott Fall '13 creation that made its LFW debut only hours before. The Yves-Klein-blue formfitting sheath lent a more opulent flair to Kidman's standard sophisticated dress code, not just because of the color, but thanks to the gold sequined — and polka-dotted — high-neck collar.The Australian actress kept the same runway styling intact by pairing the look with oversize gold hoop Stroiloro earrings, a slightly messy updo, and woven gold pointy-toe pumps. Yes, she may have swapped out the peep-toe silhouette for something more covered-up and traded the gold cuff for a menswear-inspired watch, but the overall gilded statement was preserved. While we're impressed with just how quickly this dress made it from runway to red carpet, it also supplies us with even more proof of Kidman's loyalty to L'Wren Scott, as she has (thus far) worn her designs to numerous premieres and events, including the recent Producers Guild Awards.