Not just for the girlie girl, this season's ruffles have taken a turn toward modernism via structural silhouettes and minimal design. The results? Swooping modern-romantic pieces from brands like Chloé, Diane von Furstenberg, and newcomer Nha Khanh. Style tip: let your ruffles do all the talking and accessorize your look with simple jewelry and neutral footwear. Shop more than 40 gorgeous picks below.
Give yourself an extra lift this Summer in a pair of cool wedge sneakers from hot designers like Isabel Marant, Nike, Ash, and Chloé. These slick sporty kicks supply just the right amount of height without having to worry about sore feet the day after — in other words, the perfect fashion pairing. Shop the pumped-up renditions on the market right now.
Love adding celebrity-approved staples to your closet? Then you're in luck, because we've tracked down plenty of must-have items to shop right now (and we're going to keep adding new pieces as they come!). Our latest finds include Kerry Washington's red leather Miss Wu dress and white Jason Wu bag, Kate Hannah Simone's blue printed Tory Burch dress, Hudson's 291 love sweater, Olivia Wilde's Paige Premiun Denim bicycle-print jeans, Julianne Hough's floral Madewell jeans, Jessica Alba's floral Tory Burch caftan, and Diane Kruger's colorblocked Rachel Zoe flats. Get a closer look at all of the standout celebrity style, then shop their exact must-have pieces inside.
Ruffles can be beautiful and feminine, but they can also come off as really young-looking, too. Translation: we're culling inspiration from the Spring '13 runways — think Chloé, Givenchy, and Saint Laurent — to ensure that when we take on this season's ruffles, it looks sophisticated and fresh. To prove our point — and show you how to do it — we've got four different ruffled-up outfits to wear now. Watch on for all the details!
Before her Iron Man 3 promo tour officially begins next week, Gwyneth Paltrow has been busy promoting her new cookbook, It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great — stylishly, of course. Before the book signing, she stepped out in a crisp, white, ruffle-sleeved, tie-front Chloé Resort '13 jumpsuit, tougher strappy Givenchy flats, and tortoise-shell sunglasses. Then, later that afternoon, she channeled a similar tie-front and edgy-shoe "effect" with a slightly darker combo, wearing a black-and-white printed Isabel Marant Fall '13 dress and black Michael Kors ankle booties. Which daytime look do you prefer?
Eva Mendes has jumped right into promoting her film The Place Beyond the Pines, and with it has come a trifecta of sexy-turned-sophisticated looks — all worn within the span of one day. From point A (stopping by The Daily Show With Jon Stewart) to point C (attending a private screening at MoMA), Mendes supplied us with the kind of Spring outfit fodder that's simple in execution, but altogether cool in effect. While her penchant for retro bombshell glamour was evident in both dresses (they're vintage!) and her go-to Thierry Lasry sunglasses, she never lets one aesthetic get in the way of easy styling and a classic finish. Plus, we love that Mendes can be counted on to repeat outfit pieces in a way that feels refreshed (and reworked). We're taking a closer look at all three ensembles, and breaking down the basics below.
Low-Key and Ladylike: With Spring here, it's perfectly OK to start the process of wearing your white-dress best. We love that she opted for a longer iteration, with feminine ruffles acting as the more lighthearted daytime accent. If you're looking to cultivate a similar look, pair your own long white maxi dress (Victorian-inspired or otherwise) with ankle boots and your favorite pair of sunglasses. Her soft-pink coat is a sleek top layer, but we know not everyone is into the girlier pastel hues. Thus, try a neutral-toned iteration instead — this textured jacket by Topshop Unique ($390) will do the trick.
Formfitting but Polished: For a totally chic take on figure-enhancing workwear, pair a peach-colored cap-sleeved shift dress, similar to Mendes's, and style it with a coordinating blazer and nude pumps. Yes, it's really that simple.
Animal-Print Appeal: The worry (sometimes) with jumpsuits and all-over prints is that it can be a little overwhelming. But Mendes's take on both trends offers ample breathing room for both styles to coexist peacefully and stylishly. By adding a wide Soledad Twombly belt at the waist, she broke up the exotic head-to-toe Chloé leopard print with something classic. Not to mention, the belt added more curve to her shape instantly. To finish, her brown Prada boots (repeat alert!) and quilted black clutch provided the more subdued "layer" to her evening-geared look.
In honor of its 60th anniversary, French fashion house Chloé, founded in 1952 by Gaby Aghion, has re-released some of its most iconic fashion moments in a special anniversary collection. The celebratory array includes 16 exceptional creations by some of its past designers — Gaby Aghion, Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo, and Hannah MacGibbon — including McCartney's pop-art-inspired pineapple t-shirt and Lagerfeld's embellished violin cutout dress. The heritage styles, including accessories in a range of colors, are newly available at Net-a-Porter and Barneys New York; shop them below!
Chloé designer Clare Waight Keller showed an impressive mix of classic pieces and standout silhouettes for the brand's Fall '13 collection, and we're giving you our live review of the show, straight from the Tuileries in Paris. From the calming color palette to the fantastic, expertly tailored outerwear, we're rehashing all of our favorite details. Watch on to see what our POPSUGAR Fashion editors thought of Chloé's feminine Fall '13 collection.
Clare Waight Keller's show notes for Chloé's Fall 2013 collection described a myriad of inspirations: night buses, independent spirit, bare legs, bike sheds, flirting, cold nights, and tough girls. How all that translates to the actual pieces on the runway is anyone's guess, but that doesn't really matter. These were great clothes.
The clouds parted for the Chloé Fall 2013 show. With sunlight streaming in through the glass roof of the tent at the Tuileries in Paris, Clare Waight Keller showed a lineup of softly romantic clothes with a sharp tailoring edge, which is precisely what cool girls around the world want from Chloé. The house's famed bags took on a softer feel with slouchy dual-handle duffels and slim shoulder bags, while every look came out with solid-heeled oxfords. The outerwear was a highlight, with narrow-shoulder coats and wearable capes popped over white blouses and A-line skirts. Click through to see the full collection.