We're always so quick to reach for our favorite pair of jeans, but this Spring, we're also making it a point to grab equally cool denim dresses. One part cool-girl, one part tomboy, these picks are all grown-up — and a far cry from any of the versions you may have sported in middle school. Even if you pick a dressier cut with intricate details à la street-style star Miroslava Duma, pictured in Chanel, the staple fabric will always lend a more relaxed vibe, so you can wear it day or night. Right now we're all about 14 denim dresses that feature unique details like patchwork, ruffles, pleats, ties, and more, but if you're a minimalist, we've got you covered, too. Find your perfect version when you keep clicking.
Black and white with a pop of red — that's exactly what both Lily Aldridge and Ashley Benson took on, two ways. It's not a revolutionary style formula, admittedly, but these looks remind us of the color combo's quiet impact. First, we love that they're in line with Spring's black-and-white trend, but of course there's no denying the cool dimension red adds to the mix. Benson's outfit is suited for daytime: a white tank with black ripped jeans and red ankle boots, finished with a luxurious lace Dolce & Gabbana bag and black-rimmed glasses. And Aldridge's look is perfect for a night out (we would add a blazer for further polish). The model started with a basic white V-neck tee, Citizens of Humanity leather jeans ($229), and red cap-toe pumps, then completed it all with a black leather tote, cat-eye sunglasses, and a sparkly rhinestone necklace. Get in on their tricolored style formula by shopping similar pieces below.
It's about that time — time to start showing off your stems in a flirty Spring skirt. This season, we're leaning toward the ones with a little swing, flounce, and flare for a look that's equal parts sweet and sexy. The latest arrivals highlight a range of styles, from short minis — hey, if you got it, flaunt it — to more modest fit-and-flare silhouettes. Try styling a printed flounce version with a slouched tee and moto boots for a fun weekend look, or, for something geared to the polished 9 to 5, try pairing a fitted-through-the-thighs flared skirt with a crisp blouse and pumps. With style tips in hand, click on to shop our favorite picks right now.
Jessica Hart had us at her lavender skinny jeans, but if we're looking to the rest of the outfit's components, there's no denying the cool balance struck between quintessential Spring elements and the more functional pieces owed to the chillier NYC climate. While the model's pastel-hued denim choice provided us with the most overt nod to seasonal fare, there were more subtle add-ons that only furthered the effect of her Spring-minded ensemble. Look to the neutral zigzag-print Missoni bag, classic Burberry trench coat, dusty-pink sweater, yellow loafers, and polka-dotted iPhone case for easy ways to incorporate a lighter vibe. These pieces work well together — or as individual statements — and if you're not ready to commit to the bolder-hued jean staple, let these accents do the talking instead. Now that you've got the gist of how Hart's look makes the transition to Spring a colorful and practical one, shop the essentials below.
Your Spring wardrobe revamp doesn't always have to be a dramatic one, and we're looking to this street-style subject for proof of a more subdued kind of seasonal overhaul. Between the eye-catching distressed jeans, the abundance of classic white layers, and the polished shoe choice, this is the kind of outfit that makes it impossibly easy to strike a balance between casual and chic. To achieve a similar effect, keep your worn-in, distressed jeans handy, then pair them with a white t-shirt (the more relaxed, the better) and an oversize white jacket. A white blazer or longer car-coat style will work just as well. As for the accessories, stick to the sophisticated basics, like black slingback pumps, a gold watch, and a neutral-toned bag. Now, shop the essentials below.
Shop, clockwise from top left: J.Crew Perfect-Fit Boatneck Button Tee ($27, originally $33), Reiss Finlee Gathered Back Coat ($425), Marc by Marc Jacobs Mini Marci Mirror Watch ($200), Mango Touch Zipped Bowling Bag ($90), Zara Chain Court Shoe ($50), Topshop Moto Vintage Lacey Rip Jeans ($84)
Our Spring 2013 color trend breakdown is vibrant proof of the many hues we've been inspired to play around with this season, and today we're honing in on one of the boldest of the pack. Enter one serious shade of bright, shocking yellow. Before you get started on your not-so-mellow yellow journey, first see how designers interpreted the color on the Spring '13 runways. Then, click through to shop our handpicked pieces — including textured minidresses, mod skirts, sleek pumps, and tweed jackets — right this way.
Katharine McPhee spent a night out in NYC looking equally slick and chic, thanks to her black leather jacket and silky orange trousers. She completed her outfit with a simple black tee, spiked Christian Louboutin pumps, a black Chanel bag, and a few silver baubles, including a chunky watch, long necklace, and stacked rings. We were instantly drawn to this look because it satiates both an edgy and feminine styling aesthetic. Up top and on her feet, it was all about a tough feel, while in between, Katharine's silky pants provided a dash of girlie flair. So the next time you step out after dark, look to McPhee by matching up your edgier pieces (a leather jacket is a must) with flowy trousers. Don't own a pair? Shop our editors' picks to get the look now.
Clockwise left to right: AllSaints Martell Biker Jacket ($588), T by Alexander Wang Tee ($89, originally $126), Demitasse Demibullet Necklace ($73), Forever 21 Quilted Chain Strap Shoulder Bag ($25), Rebecca Minkoff Heart Stack Ring ($78), Christian Louboutin Fifi Spikes Red Sole Pump ($1,195), Nixon The Kensington Watch ($125), Emporio Armani Loose Trousers ($286)
Bling this Spring with a bevy of new baubles to fill your jewel box. We've teamed with The Zoe Report and Charm & Chain to bring you a shopping spree to our favorite online jewelry boutique, Charm & Chain. With designers like Alexis Bittar, Badgley Mischka, Bing Bang, Erickson Beamon, Gorjana, House of Harlow, Kelly Wearstler, and Rachel Zoe herself, Charm & Chain offers plenty of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and more to adorn you (and maybe your best friend, if she's lucky). With a prize valued at $1,500, you'll be able to snag enough bracelets to have the ultimate arm party. Enter now.
With the official launch of the Kate Spade Saturday online store, we're that much closer to making our dream of living every day like it's Saturday a reality. The new wide-ranging line is defined by bright colors, graphic shapes, and bold prints — well, that and the pieces also retail for about half as much as the Kate Spade New York collection. Even better yet, this isn't a diffusion line or a one-off kind of thing. The Saturday vertical, while totally separate from the Kate Spade entity, will maintain the flagship brand's signature bright and bold MO. Think vibrantly hued bags with a utilitarian slant, fun print dresses, cute ankle-strap sandals, retro-framed sunglasses, and a PF Flyers collaboration. Click on to see the complete Kate Spade Saturday Spring '13 lookbook here. Then shop your favorites.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley makes the switch to Spring an effortless one in a breezy white blouse and Isabel Marant printed pants. It's not just the statement-worthy bottoms we love; this combo makes transitioning from day to night seamless and ultrasophisticated. Her silhouettes are laid-back enough for any daytime routine (yes, even running errands), while her luxe Saint Laurent duffel and a pair of nude sandals elevate the outfit so it's also a viable option for any evening out. And, while we may need an extra layer to fight the chill in the Northeast, Rosie's ensemble would look just as chic with a blazer or anorak thrown over top. But if you're lucky enough to call a warmer climate home, you need little else but the essentials below to channel her latest bit of street style.