Are you ready for some purple rain? Pantone just announced the color of the year for 2014 — radiant orchid. A happy mix of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones, the new hue is said to "inspire confidence and emanate great joy, love, and health." Get a head start on the booming color trend with our top picks featuring head-turning earrings from Kendra Scott, perfectly polished dresses from Tibi, and beautiful bags from Milly and Proenza Schouler.
It's the start of the party season — do you know what you're wearing? Shop our sensational party shop featuring pieces straight from the newly debuted ShopStyle commercial! When the sun goes down, take on the scene in a Rag & Bone flared dress and Lizze Fortunato statement necklace for an effortless girls' night out look, or add a little sparkle to your style with a sequined top. From cocktail dresses to sexy heels, stock your closet with our editors' picks.
Audrey Hepburn once said, "One is never overdressed or underdressed with a little black dress," and we couldn't agree more. Add this classic piece to your closet with our picks for the season featuring a range of styles (and price points). Travel the sleek route in fit-and-flare shapes from Halston and Zac Posen for a timeless look that can take you to any cocktail party with ease. Or experiment with backless details from Zara for a sexier approach to evening dressing.
There's a reason why the moto jacket is the It piece of the season. Equal parts tough and sleek, this instant classic can be worn with practically everything, from a casual day at work to a weekend dinner date. Our editors' picks from Juicy Couture, Milly, and Free People are all perfect for pairing with sweater dresses, jeans, midi skirts, and party frocks. Show off your '90s spirit in a quilted leather moto, or opt for a more polished approach in textural tweed finishes.
Tune into the textural style cues this season in leather-trimmed details. Proof that just a little bit goes a long way, our picks featuring leather-tinged dresses, jackets, skirts, and tops will add just the right amount of texture to your Fall repertoire. Give your 9-to-5 wardrobe a twist with Milly and Calvin Klein's leather-meets-tweed dresses, or replace your usual silk blouse with a chic, leather-collared top.
New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 has officially come to a close, and the first trend we're highlighting is sporty. Athletic-inspired outfits were prevalent throughout the entire week — designers like Alexander Wang, DKNY, and Victoria Beckham all got in on the sporty trend. For all the stylish details, watch our first NYFW trend report now!
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It was all black and white and neon with pops of bright-bright floral for the Milly Spring 2014 show. There was a sporty feeling throughout everything, from the mesh tops and skirts to the lightweight bomber jackets that were thrown over many a look. Honeycombed see-through pieces were worn over neon yellow, pink, or orange bloomers and bras, and the prints that stalked the runway were technicolor blooms at their best.
Still, the athletic look had its ladylike side. Silhouettes like the high-waisted pencil skirt, swing jacket, and poufed midi skirt were everywhere, and the styling stayed in the same vein (think top-handle bags, gloves, and retro eyeglasses). Click through to see everything.
If you're looking for a fun runway look that's still totally wearable, look no further than Milly's Spring 2014 collection. "The girls look like they came out of a steam room," explained Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com. She created the dewy skin using Joanna Vargas Skincare Rejuvenating Serum ($100) on the eyelids and along the cheekbones and brow bones. But the cornerstone of the look was the matte red gradient lip, which was created using the Kevyn Aucoin Lip Pencil in Cerise ($25) in the inner part of the mouth and then dusted with an orange-red blush.
Kevin Ryan with R Session Tools created the easy-to-do bun. "The modern fabrics feel functional, so I wanted to create a style that looks like the girls just threw up their hair with a sense of urgency," he explained. The high messy bun had an element of texture, and Ryan made sure to leave some of the ends out. The nails by Katie Hughes of Butter London featured a white moon on top of a bare nail — "floating nail art," as Hughes likes to call it.