We're heading into the desert sun for Coachella in just a few short days, and if you are too, it's time to start packing! Every year, the festival-style meter is raised to a whole new level — just look at Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at last year's fest — so needless to say, we're stepping up our style game. With fashion and function in mind (there's nothing worse than walking around with blisters or a wardrobe malfunction), we're packing a few pretty dresses, comfy — and totally cool! — flats, fun tees, and statement accessories for the finishing touch. Step inside to see what we're packing, and shop a few of these pieces for yourself.
Midi skirts — that's a hemline that hits below the knees but above the lower calf — are an easy way to inject ladylike flair to your style. Since the style is notoriously tricky to pull off without feeling conservative, overly covered up, or, at worst, frumpy, we have the key tips on how to make this skirt flirty and fun (and office-appropriate, if that's what you need). Including solid, printed, muted, and bright colored styles, we culled 14 of our favorite picks for you to shop. But first, a few quick styling tips to help you nail the look every time.
- We've focused on the classic circle silhouette because it's the most universally flattering.
- Pleated waistlines can make you look wider at the hips, so look for a flat-front with an A-line shape if that's your problem area.
- If you're on the taller side, go for a skirt that hits the calf, and if you're petite, choose one that's right below the knee.
- Midi skirts look great with heels to help lengthen the leg, but a sweet flat or strappy sandal gives it a softer feel.
- To balance out the longer hemline, we recommend pairing your midi skirt with a shorter, even cropped, top, or just try tucking your tee in.
Once you've found your dream dress, it's time to complete the look with the perfect wedding veil or headpiece. We like to think of your wedding day as the ultimate "red carpet" event of your life, and with that comes the pressure of looking nothing short of spectacular as you make your way down the aisle. This necessary accessory is the second-most important piece to a bride's ensemble. Whether you prefer to go the traditional route in a pretty cathedral lace veil or opt to go more bohemian à la Margherita Missoni, we picked out 14 of the prettiest wedding veils and headpieces to finish off your bridal look. From Jenny Packham's barely there mesh confection (see below) to a handmade floral headband, see and shop all of our beautiful editors' picks.
If you need further proof that statement printed dresses are here to stay, let Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and Dianna Agron be the latest examples of why you need to invest in one, stat. The three actresses recently attended the Vogue Triple Threats dinner in LA looking nothing short of Spring-ready in their respective party frocks: Anna made a statement in a silk flare dress by Thakoon, Brittany opted for a midlength creation by Duro Olowu, and Glee girl Dianna Agron showed off her new red 'do in a two-piece runway look from Derek Lam. Needless to say, we're inspired to shop similar looks to prepare ourselves for the warm-weather party season ahead (weddings, bridal showers, dinner parties, etc). Style tip: make sure to accessorize a bold patterned dress with more neutral accompaniments, so you don't take attention away from the main centerpiece. Now, ready to evoke the same Spring-perfect look? Shop our top 16 eye-catching, jaw-dropping statement printed dresses below.
Designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, and Chloé featured colorblocked bags all over their Spring runways, and today, we're showing you our top five picks for the season. Whether you decide to go casual with a bold neoprene tote or opt for a more chic, work-appropriate silhouette, there's no shortage of styling possibilities for you to try out all season long. From Pierre Hardy's neon-injected shoulder bag to Rebecca Minkoff's hands-free fun, see our favorite colorblocked bags in the video, then shop exact and similar items below!
Sex and the City earned its status as one of the — if not, the — most fashionable TV shows of all time. While that show ended years ago, we're getting a new batch of Carrie Bradshaw ensembles to pore over, courtesy of the CW prequel The Carrie Diaries. This season's styles were filled with the perfect mix of vibrant colors, bold retro prints, and over-the-top accessories we would expect, and we can't wait to see what stylist Eric Daman has in store for us next season. But before tonight's season finale, take a look back at all the fierce fashions Carrie and company wore on the small screen, then shop the looks — including exact pieces — for yourself.
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It shouldn't come as any surprise that Jessica Alba knows how to take her street-style edge from turf to surf. Case in point: her latest St. Barts getaway is supplying us with endless beach-style inspiration, the kind that balances a colorful brand of resort chic with sportier mix-and-match silhouettes. With the warm weather in your favor and Summer in your sights, use Jessica Alba's St. Barts vacation style as a shoppable jumping-off point. Then, be sure to check out our other celebrity-inspired beach looks, too.
Thanks to Vera Wang, Reem Acra, and Lela Rose (pictured below), we're seeing 50 shades of green this season. And the virtual shelves are appropriately stocked with a cool verdant variety, making it all the easier to go green whenever the mood — and whimsy — strikes. Just remember to pair the hue with more neutral tones, like black, white, and camel, so that you don't run the risk of veering into Jolly Green Giant territory. We also love the idea of wearing a structured, printed green top with crisp shorts or a pencil skirt for a new take on office dressing. Ready to embrace Spring's green hue? Shop 20 of our favorite picks below.
It might have just started feeling like Spring to some of you, but ASOS's midseason sale has kicked off and it's filled with warm-weather must haves to help you stylishly carry on through the sunny days and balmy Summer nights. With pieces slashed up to 50 percent off, there's really no reason why you shouldn't be stocking your closet with the retailer's stylish (and affordable) array of flirty printed dresses, statement tanks, and bikinis for the beach. Even more, there are a ton of fresh bags and pretty jewels to complete all your warm-weather looks. Shop our editor's picks below, then hop over to ASOS.com for the complete inventory.
In our quest for Spring street-style-inspired perfection, we came across one of our favorite Revenge starlets, Ashley Madekwe wearing a look we'd like to copy ASAP. The actress paired a floral Topshop dress with Chanel ballet flats and statement shades, creating a look that's high on feminine charm. You, too, can emulate Madekwe's girlie outfit with a few key pieces — five, to be exact. See and shop our inspired picks right now.
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