April showers are inevitable — and if you're in NYC today, they are a reality — but that doesn't mean you can't add a little sunshine to your day with a cute umbrella. Instead of wasting your money on those cheap, disposable ones (really, how many "replacement" umbrellas have you had to buy in one season?), we suggest you invest in one great one that will last you year after year. To help you make a stylish splash, we've culled eight of our favorite umbrellas to cure your rainy-day blues. Step inside to see and shop our editors' picks now.
Part of what we love about Olivia Palermo's style is that it's all at once inspirational and totally accessible. The fashion pro knows how to mix and match our favorite high-street labels with her own eclectic-chic angle. Case in point: her latest Spring party look relied on two great pieces that you might never suspect are from Zara — and totaling just under $220. Her peachy-hued Zara lightweight coat ($159) is sophisticated enough to top your Spring party dresses or provide a sleek outer layer to your workwear, while her printed Zara miniskirt ($60) could provide the standout counter to a basic black tee or white blouse, just like it did here. Both make worthy investments to wear together, à la Olivia, or mix and match all season long — and the best part? They're not really major investments after all. And, if you're in need of more Olivia Palermo outfit inspiration? Check out all of her recent looks here.
Karolina Kurkova's most recent street-style look is hip, effortless, and especially ideal for Spring's finicky weather patterns. While out and about in NYC yesterday, the Czech stunner pounded the pavement in an outfit that was chock-full of chunky layers, yet had undeniable Springtime appeal. Karolina started with what very well may be the skinniest pair of Citizens of Humanity skinny jeans ever, then topped a cozy gray cashmere sweater with a tough-chic leather jacket — which, of course, she wore in the coolest way possible. Even though her layers may look too heavy for a warm day, it's actually the perfect ensemble for running around town, especially when your city hasn't quite figured out Spring weather yet. In addition to her edgy-cool clothing, Karolina's navy fedora, black ankle boots, and houndstooth satchel were statement pieces in their own right. What we love most about her look is that each piece could work just as well on its own as they do together — and you can shop similar items below to copy Karolina's Spring-ready look right now.
If we're keeping tabs of all the Spring trends we want to wear (and we are!), then mixed prints pretty much top the list — and this Sydney Fashion Week attendee has the perfect way to pull it off, even for all of the print-on-print skeptics. What makes the outfit work? Approachable silhouettes, like a boxy t-shirt and easy pajama-style pants that make pattern on pattern feel nonchalant, not overdone. And, since we don't ever want it to actually look like we're wearing our pajamas in public, this showgoer countered her breezy bottoms with a pair of ankle-strap, block-heeled sandals, tasseled earrings to dress it up, and a structured satchel that makes this outfit just as well suited for work (with a white blazer!) as it is for play. Just shop our editors' picks below — aka all you need to pull off stripes and graphic print like a pro.
Shop clockwise from top left: Tibi Black/Ivory Striped Silk Top ($330), Kenneth Jay Lane 22-karat gold-plated beaded tassel earrings ($30, originally $60), Loeffler Randall Rider bag ($550), Zara Mid-Heel Sandals With Ankle Strap ($50), Zara Ethnic Print Trousers ($60).
As far as Spring handbags go, Rebecca Minkoff's adorable camera bags come pretty close to perfect — and they're all under $200. With a range of cool colors to choose from — though we think mint and light blue would look especially fresh with your warm-weather wardrobe — and a handy crossbody style strap, they may just be one of the best little day bags on the market. Of course, they're not necessarily made to house your camera (though you can definitely throw yours in there, especially for music-festival season!). This is more like the kind of bag you want to take with you on all of your daytime jaunts — from errands to lunch with the girls — perfect for holding all the essentials, like your wallet, phone, keys, and maybe a lipstick. Though the lighter-hued styles scream daytime, there's nothing wrong with also putting them in rotation after dark. If you love Rebecca Minkoff's adorable camera bags as much as we do, then shop your favorite hue below.
There's no need to stress over balancing your need for fashion and function this season, thanks to sturdy block-heeled sandals. With designers like Marni, Isabel Marant, and Rag and Bone showcasing varying renditions on their Spring runways, there's no doubt that chunky-heeled shoes are in — and we're loving them. Pair them with pencil skirts or crisp shorts suits for a fresh take on office dressing, or come cocktail time, style your chunky heels with a silky printed dress and bold jewels. The best part? These block-heeled shoes come in a range of heights and finishes, so there are plenty to choose from. To make your life a little easier, we handpicked 12 of the best pairs on the market right now — shop them below!
Whether your invite reads "black-tie" or "casual," we created the ultimate style guide to help you look your best this wedding season. From Hugo Boss's luxe tuxes to AllSaints' statement blazers, it's all about putting your best-dressed face forward with tailored cuts, sleek shoes, and statement neckwear. Shop our menswear wedding guest guide below — and get ready to turn heads.
Spring wedding season is here, and to help you avoid that last-minute "what do I wear?!" panic, we chose the best dresses that are perfect for every type of wedding — and every kind of budget. So, just what do you wear to a Spring wedding? Think pretty floral prints, light and bright colors, and pretty textures from designers like Oscar de la Renta, Monique Lhuillier, and Jason Wu. From black tie to garden settings, see and shop our editor's picks right now.
Finding the perfect mother-of-the-bride dress should be high on your wedding checklist, and we found some gorgeous options to fit every style personality. For a fancier affair, Michael Kors's gold lace dress is a sure winner, and if you're looking for something a little more causal, try out L'Wren Scott's sheath dresses for the ideal balance of chic and stylish. To finish the look, accessorize with metallic strappy sandals from Jimmy Choo and a Bottega Veneta clutch. Shop our definitive guide below.
Spring's power suit is the stem-baring kind — that was evident on the runways, where catwalks from Jil Sander to Tory Burch and Milly showed off shorts with a more sophisticated side. Now, Gwyneth Paltrow is giving us a real-life take in a tailored blazer and shorts set by Rag & Bone. The actress-turned-cookbook-author headed to Good Morning America to chat about her new book, It's All Good, showing off what is quickly becoming one of our favorite looks of the season. Thanks to a blazer and classic white button-up, Gwyneth's look has all the polish of any traditional suiting, while shorts lend a sportier and more casual feel that's perfect for Spring and Summer events. The only other requirement for pulling off the shorts suit à la Gwyneth? A pair of leg-lengthening nude ankle-strap heels. All the necessary elements are below — just click to shop Gwyneth's perfect Spring suit.