It almost hurts to think about Fall and Winter clothes right now, but the crystal-ball appeal of images from next season's collections is too tempting to ignore. When Madewell's forecast landed on our desk, we had to share!
The bar was set high with Beyoncé's Summer campaign for H&M, so it only seems right to employ the supermodel services of Gisele Bündchen for the brand's Fall 2013 campaign. The Brazilian beauty was spotted in London, posing in a cool lineup of cable-knit turtlenecks, navy blue peacoats, black moto-inspired ankle boots, newsboy caps, and printed shirtdresses. And let's be honest: if there's anyone that can make us want just about everything in one fell swoop, it's Gisele. While we await the official campaign images, here's your first behind-the-scenes look at what's on tap for H&M's Fall '13 campaign.
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For Fall 2013, Gap turns its focus to classic denim pieces, boxier silhouettes, and colorblocked styling. In effect, the casual dresser has a wardrobe that's both polished and easy to wear again and again. We love the slightly unexpected inclusion of Spring hues (soft peaches, cotton-candy pinks, and tangerine corals) against chunkier cold-weather layers. But then again, that seems to be the brand's aim here — to bring about unlikely seasonal pairings, the kind that actually make a lot of sense. Take, for instance, the knitted mock pastel-colored turtleneck and cuffed khaki trousers, or the dark jean jacket layered with a thin puffer coat and black skater skirt. Both looks render an aesthetic that's equal parts lighthearted and functional. But most of all, Gap has inspired us to rework our own denim staples not just for Fall, but for right now. See what we mean inside.
On the heels of Kate Spade Saturday's online store debut, we're already getting our first look at the brand's Fall 2013 lineup. The verdict? It's cool-girl styling at its finest. Sure, we're currently shedding our cold-weather layers in favor of shortened hemlines and breezier silhouettes, but there are still a few things we can take away from Kate Spade Saturday's Autumn preview right now. From print-on-print mastery and wider belts cinched over sleeveless army vests, to colorful hand-strap clutches and one jumpsuit that (without its turtleneck counterpart) is perfect for the season ahead, there's enough fodder here to appreciate the Kate Spade Saturday Fall '13 wares now and later. Click on for the complete lookbook.
Let's forget for a moment that we're in the throes of Spring and have just turned our clocks forward an hour — it's time to discuss some of the spectacular shoe trends that emerged from Fall 2013's recent runways. Of course there were the overarching styles, like pointy-toed pumps, ankle-strap heels, and Winter boots, but we also saw many microtrends that are definitely worth noting. Silhouettes like the sandal boot popped up at 3.1 Phillip Lim, Kenneth Cole, and Kenzo, while the power of the menswear-inspired loafer reigned supreme at Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, and Marni. For the print-lover, designers like Roberto Cavalli and Erdem offered up sweet florals and powerful animal patterns, and the edgy-cool boots at Versace and Chanel spoke to our inner style renegade.
We've rounded up six of the shoe trends that caught our eye over the past month, and are featuring the standout examples right here. Click through to see some of our favorite footwear styles for Fall, and let us know which ones you're most excited about.
With more than 224 snaps in tow, we're resolving to give our look a serious upgrade, even in the dead of Winter. We may not be able to wish away the chill, but we can embrace the drop in temperatures with some apropos styling tactics that are as chic as they are cozy. This set makes use of all of our favorite trends, like oxblood hues (of course), high-tops, and sleek leather layers, to help shape a more style-minded outlook on the Winter dress code. There's even a high-fashion tilt, with some bundled-up street-style moments straight from Couture Week in Paris. And if you're lucky enough to enjoy the sunshine year-round, there's more than a handful of ways to style up your bare-legged Winter wear with a fresh set of eyes, too — like adding booties to your floral dresses or a vintage t-shirt to a ladylike skirt. In short, no matter what the season brings (snow, ice, rain, or shine), let these snaps serve as a reminder to make this your most stylish Winter ever.
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Just when you think you're one step ahead of the game (hello, Spring 2013), designers push the seasonal envelope with another onslaught of covet-worthy collections to contend with. That's right, Pre-Fall 2013 is here. Sure, the pieces may not be available for a while, nor will they be all that applicable come warm-weather turnaround, but — and this is a big but — there is enough spot-on styling inspiration inside to cultivate a fresh spin on your wintry wares now. If you're on the lookout for a new layered approach, Tibi's sportier urban-chic look (think varsity jackets and NYC Transit Map-inspired prints) provides a good starting point. If you plan on sticking to feminine silhouettes, Carven's lace-covered, crisp-collared minidresses might be exactly what your styling M.O. needs. Or, if you're just craving a midseason pick-me-up, Yigal Azrouël's python-infused black biker jackets are kind of amazing. Click on for the best of Pre-Fall 2013, and keep in mind that next year's fashion can be today's outfit fodder.
Whether you're heading to work or off to grab drinks with your girlfriends, a simple sheath dress can be styled to suit many occasions. In today's episode of Currently Trending, we're taking you to CUSP in Century City and showing you three chic sheaths that will complement pieces you already own. It's an easy, versatile, and polished day-to-night option — which way will you wear your sheath dress? Watch now!
Let's be honest: if there's one color you should be wearing this season, it's burgundy. In redder shades, it's oxblood, in brighter purple tinges, it's a sultry merlot, but this deeper purple-red iteration perfectly indulges our love of moodier hues. To offset the sensuous tone, we're styling (read: expertly coordinating) our favorite burgundy staples with equally cool camel-colored pieces. It's a matchup that works, no matter the occasion or the person wearing it. If you're a classicist, pair a camel peacoat with coated burgundy skinny jeans. If you're more of a bohemian girl, go for the combo of a chunky knitted sweater dress and lace-up boots. If you're a polished professional through and through, then chances are you'll love our duo of a slick burgundy pencil skirt and oversize knit sweater. Bottom line: this color combo deserves a test drive; inside, find five ways to wear it now.
We get it: Saturdays are for kicking back, but that doesn't mean you have to let your styling edge fall by the wayside. In fact, there's an easy solution to tomorrow's off-duty look, and it has everything to do with Olivia Wilde. The actress stepped out for the Anna Karenina premiere in NYC in a wintry mix of polished layers. Sure, there's a little bit of a prepster feel, too, but even nontraditional stylers would do well by a quick pop of plaid. Here's the quick breakdown (so you can assemble a similarly chic outfit and head to brunch with minimal effort). Style a tartan-printed blouse with your coziest knitted sweater — cable-knit, fisherman, cashmere, angora, it all works. Add your favorite pair of skinny jeans and ankle-cut boots; the slim-meets-no-frills silhouette on bottom will help to even out the chunkier layers on top. Then, focus your attention on the final outerwear touches à la Olivia. Her sleek black coat and ribbed gray scarf provide the functionality of a great cold-weather ensemble and keep the cool, classic vibe intact. Got all that? Now, shop the pieces below to complete your Saturday transformation. You can thank us (and Olivia) later.
Clockwise from top left: Topshop Boutique Angora Stitch Jumper ($130), J.Crew Perfect Shirt in Tartan ($78), Mango Super Slim Jeans ($70), Ecote Eliana Double Zip Ankle Boot ($69), Acne River Angora Ribbed Scarf ($194), Proenza Schouler Wool-Blend Coat ($2,250).