The latest batch of designer collaborations has us plotting all the ways we can style these ingenious seasonal matchups. From the high-low partnerships to the unexpected duos to the capsules that continue to reinvent the wheel (hello, Charlotte Olympia x Tom Binns!), this Spring's — and Summer's — most exciting collaborations promise to supply us with our fair share of warm-weather-perfect pieces. Think quirky zebra-head prints à la Peter Som for Anthropologie, cool-girl sandals courtesy of the third annual J.Crew x CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund partnership, and party-perfect dresses to get you through all of your Summer events, courtesy of Tracy Reese's newly-debuted collaboration, also for Anthropologie. Click on to see all this, plus 36 more designer collaborations we're excited to get our hands on.
Charlize Theron is just the latest in a long line of style setters who have ditched the color wheel to embrace a sleeker black and white look. Taking cues from the Spring runways and street-style fixtures, some of our favorite celebs are adopting the striking color duo for just about every occasion, and inspiring a new set of ways to wear the classic palette. Click on to see more than 50 Hollywood trendsetters and fashion fixtures showing off the look.
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Like Memorial Day BBQs and Fourth of July fireworks, we count a perfect white dress as a Summer essential. It's the go-to staple that's as fit for a cocktail party as it is for a weekend at the beach. Whether you are replacing an old favorite or need inspiration for a totally new twist, consider this your one-stop shop to finding your perfect white dress — for any body type or budget. From an office-appropriate shift to a special-occasion gown, it's all inside. Click through to find them all or choose your style from the list below.
- Shift dresses
- Evening dresses
- Body-con dresses
- Maxi dresses
- Fit-and-flare dresses
- Tank dresses
- Lace and eyelet dresses
- Strapless dresses
- Draped dresses
Basic black and white is a crisp approach to dressing that manages to be both classic and of the moment. We love how it looks but also appreciate its life-simplifying abilities. It's an easy combo to reach for when the alarm clock fails or you're too stressed to put together a more complex color story.
Shop our favorite dresses, skirts, and tops here, and then look to these perfectly put-together celebs for more inspiration.
Summer means iced coffee, long days in the sun, and a whole new look. But with a lingering Spring chill, we're in midst of a great wardrobe transition, and we're looking to these 48 street-style examples as our guide. With freshly outfitted layers — think neutral moto jackets, white jeans, printed pants, and a little leather to balance out any stem-baring minis or open-toe heels — this set supplies a few creative solutions to transition to Summer as stylishly as possible. Just click through for all the proof.
Catch shade in this season's best sunglasses with a little help from our ultimate Spring '13 shopping guide to the most covet-worthy eyewear trends. Want to make a statement? Go for embellished shades adorned with glitter or patterns, or try a standout hue. Looking to channel a bit of that downtown cool-kid vibe? Go for of-the-moment round shades or translucent frames. More of a glamour girl? Opt for a retro cat-eye silhouette or an ultrareflective mirrored lens. Find yourself reaching for more classic styles? Try a half-frame like the iconic Clubmaster. Whatever your style or budget, we have the hottest sunglasses right here, so click on to find your perfect pair.
— Additional reporting by Marisa Tom
Did someone say Spring shoes? Get ready to pack away your heavy leather and shearling styles in favor of lighter, brighter, sunnier shoes. That's right, friends — it's finally time to show some toes! We're helping you round out your warm-weather wardrobe with our ultimate Spring shoe guide, including all the best styles and trends for the season at every possible price point. We've pretty much covered everything, from ankle-strap heels to beachy-cool espadrilles to a classic pair of single-sole pumps. Click through to start updating and upgrading your shoe game now.
A Summer outfit is not complete without the perfect pair of sunglasses, and our latest shady crush hails from Westward Leaning. After spotting these retro-meets-modern shades on style stars like Alessandra Ambrosio, Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez, and Kate Bosworth, it's clear they are one of the hottest accessories in Hollywood. And the best part? Every pair comes with a feel-good message. Each silhouette was inspired by a different social movement — like the Teach For America, John Glenn Center For Science Education, and National Parks Conservation Association — and with every sale, $10 is given back to the cause. Pretty cool, right? See which celebrities have been spotted in Westward Leaning sunglasses — then shop their exact pairs now.
— Additional reporting by Chi Chau
No maracas? No problem. We sought out the most festive fabrics and colors to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style — and without committing to costume. Instead, embrace the holiday with a vibrant palette, Mexican-inspired embroidery, and a bevvy of bold prints. Whether you're kicking back with a margarita or amping up your celebration with a full-blown fiesta, we've got you covered with a selection of easy maxi dresses, printed blouses, and brightly hued shorts. The best part? These pieces will serve you well into Summer. Click on to find just the thing for any of your Cinco de Mayo fiestas.
May marks the official kickoff of all things Summer-worthy, and this month, we can't wait to slip into an endless array of easy, effortless dresses, breezy tops, and fun skirts and shorts. With that in mind, our May shopping list highlights the aforementioned in a refreshing array of floral prints, stripes, and chic basics to carry us through the warm seasonal shift. Additionally, we're amping up our accessory game with wear-everywhere d'Orsay flats, statement clutches, and sleek high-heeled sandals for those evenings out on the town. Click through to shop all of our editors' May must haves now.