No Spring (or Summer) wardrobe is complete without its statement bag, and that's where our ultimate bag guide will serve you well. When our favorite models strutted down the Spring '13 runways, we paid extra attention to their arm candy — every handle, every zipper, every shape — and now we're translating those styles into trends you can shop at all price points. Judging from the colorblocked bags and printed silhouettes to the seriously textured investment and must-have party clutch, we promise there's something in here for everyone. Just click through to find your It bag now.
Just when you've got your Spring style down, the weather grows warmer, the hemlines get shorter, and the sleeves — well, they seem to start disappearing altogether!
It's time to look ahead to Summer and see how you can combine last year's staples, this Spring's must haves, and today's hottest trends — including a bold neon palette, sexy new denim, edgy sportswear, and mix-and-match swimwear — into your own uniquely fabulous look.
Check out this slideshow of this Summer's must-wear pieces, all available from your favorite contemporary brands, like Joe's Jeans, Guess, and Rachel Rachel Roy, in the Impulse department at Macy's. Get inspired and then click here to get shopping!
Sure, nautical stripes or a floral dress are classic Summer staples you can always depend on. But for those of you looking to amp up the "wow" factor this season, we've got the 411 on the hottest trends, plus how (and where) to wear them.
The Brighter Side: From daring yellows to florescent pinks, neon is more "now" than ever. Think it's too much for a day wedding or an office picnic? Turn heads without stealing the show simply by choosing bolder colors with sophisticated silhouettes, like a classic A-line. Top with a cardigan in a complementary but toned-down hue like navy or black, and you've put a fresh, on-trend spin on a timeless look.
Denim With a Twist: Vintage details, eye-popping prints, and cropped lengths are on our radar this Summer — especially paired with strappy heels or peep-toe pumps for a sexy date-night look. Try with a matching sleeveless denim jacket and earrings if you're hitting your favorite rooftop bar or a colorful cropped blazer for alfresco dinner reservations.
Swimwear as Outerwear: Love that bandeau bikini top? Buy it in at least one other color, because you'll be wearing it beyond the beach. Try it layered beneath a sleeveless scoop-neck tank and paired with jeans, sandals, and colorful shades for a laid-back, casual look perfect for a pool party or day at the amusement park.
Sport Meets Street: This season, racerback tanks, wide-leg side-striped pants, and lightweight varsity jackets are more "downtown" than "gym-bound," especially when you add edgy accessories like a slouchy knit hat and low-heeled motorcycle boots. Take this modern look out to the ballgame or the boardwalk for old-fashioned fun on a breezy Summer night.
Love it, want it, get it now. Find all these trends, available from your favorite contemporary brands, like Joe's Jeans, Bar III, and Kensie, in the Impulse department at Macy's. Click here to get started.
All things are pointing towards '90s grunge this season — just look to the runways of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Dries Van Noten, and Saint Laurent — and now, we're starting to see some of our favorite style stars sporting the look on the street. Case in point: Alexa Chung was spotted in London over the weekend looking nothing short of effortlessly cool in a black-and-white plaid Paul Smith dress cinched at the waist with a skinny black belt. This dress can easily teeter between polished and punk, depending on how you accessorize it, but we love how Alexa opted for the latter, styling her look with black chunky-soled oxfords and gray socks. Inspired? Channeling the same look is actually quite easy; all you need is a rad plaid dress and semitough footwear, like boots from Dr. Martens or old-school leather penny loafers. Shop Alexa's exact plaid dress, plus more affordable options, below.
Behold, all the inspiration you need in the way of Spring celebrity style moments. Right now, we're all about Jamie Chung's sweet minty shorts, Anne Hathaway's floral scarf, and Victoria's Beckham's orange-and-nude color pairing — but they're just the latest in a long lineup of floral-print, brightly hued, and totally copycat-worthy celebrity style moments so far this season. Click on to see how Chloë Moretz, Kate Bosworth, Lauren Conrad, and the rest of this celebrity fashion pack are taking on Spring's lighter looks.
Our latest shoe — rather, shoe color — obsession may not exactly fall into this season's lighter, brighter palette, but it certainly does make a serious case for red's unequivocal statement-making power. It boils down to this: we love the idea of sticking to the outfit basics (we're talking white tee and denim cutoffs here). So, when one accessory can do all the work, that's kind of like styling nirvana — herein lies the appeal of a great red sandal.
Whether the shoe be flat-soled and adorned with the bare two-strap minimum or come complete with a chunky platform and sexier lace-up details, the idea is to turn heads with one fell swoop of standout red and a cool silhouette to match. And let us remind you that these sandals were made to be worn for day and night. So, if this weekend's brunch calls for a red-hot pick-me-up, then look no further than our picks — at every heel height and price point — below.
Vests made a big statement on the Spring/Summer 2013 runways. Proenza Schouler, Isabel Marant, and 3.1 Phillip Lim made good use of this warm-weather layering piece, showing us everything from patchwork pieces to utilitarian styles. We've rounded up our favorite vests on the market right now, from eclectic finds to the must-have distressed vest. On Allison: BCBG Max Azria blazer, Club Monaco top, Cameo shorts.
Back in the day, the color orange was saved for Halloween and Thanksgiving, but thanks to brands like J.Mendel, Helmut Lang, and Carolina Herrera, the once unpopular hue is now bigger than ever. The latest installment on the virtual shelves highlights chic skirts from J.Crew, bold printed tops from Etro, and romantic maxis from ASOS. Basically, there's a style for everyone. Style tip: make sure to accessorize your citrus look with neutral accessories for a chicer appeal. From sweet tangerine to poppy orange, shop our top 13 picks below.
Left to right: J. Mendel, Helmut Lang, and Carolina Herrera.
Back by popular demand (and thanks to the Spring '13 runways), we're getting another dose of pretty peplum. It's not just the ladylike feel or ultraflattering, waist-cinching silhouette we love — Spring-perfect finishes like lace, graphic print, florals, and fresh stripes make this set way more appealing than your average tees. The fact that they can transition seamlessly from day to night or work to happy hour is just a bonus — in fact, we can hardly think of an occasion that you couldn't wear one of these pieces with the right accoutrements. We've handpicked 18 of our favorites; all you have to do is click through to shop yours.
Statement pieces plus basics give way to one pretty flawless (and pretty easy) outfit formula. That's what you'll learn in H&M's latest Spring styling lookbook, where t-shirts, staple cotton maxi skirts, and denim cutoffs are reinvented with embellished tops, textured jackets, and printed miniskirts. It's the "it doesn't take much" approach to elevated dressing that's employed here — just a hint of bohemian print on a sweatshirt or a touch of lace on a skirt has a major effect on how the whole outfit adds up (even when the other half of that look is just a pair of your favorite well-worn Summer shorts). And if you're looking for serious outfit perks that come in the form of just one great piece, you'll want to check out the label's graphic-printed t-shirt dress or revamp on the heat-wave-ready LBD. Just click through to see Frida Gustavsson showing off the latest Spring pieces — and the styling lessons that come with them.