Feeling the Monday blues? With its virtual designer shelves stocked to capacity, the Saks friends and family event is sure to lift your style spirits. From now through April 28, enjoy 25 percent off clothing, shoes, accessories, and 20 percent off jewelry (some exclusions apply), from the likes of Dior, Diane von Furstenberg, and Joie. Basically, everything you need to amp up your warm-weather wardrobe in one place. See our top 14 picks in the slideshow, then click over here to shop the sale.
The quintessential sheath dress is the easiest way to getting out the door in one polished piece. Season after season, we rely on the ladylike silhouette as a staple in our closets — though, admittedly, we're partial to this season's lineup of fresh prints, silk finishes, and slightly more body-conscious cut. In fact, it's almost impossible to think of a place that we couldn't wear them. From the workweek to the weekend to dinners out and cocktail parties (and just about everything in between), these dresses are perfectly suited for almost anything in your itinerary. We've culled a few of the front-runners — aka the 14 reasons why you need a sheath dress in your closet right now. Start clicking to shop.
This season's turn to all things '90s nostalgic has us looking for ways to make that Kurt Cobain aesthetic work beyond the concert venues and the downtown street scene. Think of it as "grown-up grunge," a more sophisticated take on the standout trends that you most closely associate the '90s with — namely plaid, mixed prints, beat-up Converse, ripped denim, and slouchier tied-waist silhouettes. With 3.1 Phillip Lim and Dries van Noten's Spring collections providing serious styling inspiration — OK, we also referenced Saint Laurent's Fall '13 lineup, too — we promise this is a grunge look that even the girlier set will want to try. Click through for three ways to wear it now.
Not everyone is blessed with supermodel genes, so with warmer weather springing up, we're looking for ways to lengthen our stems before slipping into our cute shorts and Summer dresses. Our secret weapon to instantly longer legs? Nude sandals — and this season, the virtual shelves are stocked with covetable styles to complete your ensembles. The key to maximum leg-lengthening appeal is making sure your ankle straps are always nude-hued; it's also amazing what a nude-hued pedicure can do (we love Essie's Sand Tropez option) for an even more seamless look. From white dresses to bright prints, nude sandals work with just about any outfit (the power of neutrals!), so needless to say, they're worth the investment. Big budget or small, we've got you covered — click on to see and shop our favorite nude sandals on the market right now!
Blue is easily one of the colors we are most excited about wearing this season. Many designers looked to the water and sky for inspiration this season and translated these themes onto the runway with pretty cloud prints, varying shades of blues, and fluid fabrics. We're giving you an inside look at our process — from how we spot the trend on the runway to the moment the trend comes to fruition on our shoot. Watch on and enjoy today's installment of Currently Trending. On Allison McNamara: Club Monaco top, Forever 21 pants, Target belt, Rag & Bone booties.
There's nothing quite like scoring that must-have piece — and thanks to Shopbop's friends and family event, you'll undoubtedly experience that familiar rush again soon. From now through Thursday, the retailer is offering a sweet 20 percent discount off your entire order with special code WEAREFAMILY13. There are a ton of irresistible pieces to perk up your wardrobe (think pretty printed tops, gorgeous sandals, and standout accessories), and we already highlighted a few of our favorite picks from the likes of Rebecca Minkoff, Tibi, and Elizabeth and James to help you get on your way. Shop them below, then head over to Shopbop for even more can't-miss finds!
The '90s are back in action, and here's one supereasy way to channel the trend in one minute flat: wrap a shirt around your waist. If you're looking to emote that cool Johnny Depp 21 Jump Street style, then pair a plaid shirt with denim shorts for full-on grunge appeal, or take a more subtle approach and style it with trousers and a sheer blouse. Even more, you can swap out the plaid option for an army-green shirt for a slightly less obvious take on the trend — we love how Alexa Chung paired hers with a cute short set. Just remember, the key to getting this right is choosing an oversize silhouette (the shirt should hang around your knee area), and don't forget to snoop around your boyfriend's closet for an unexpected score before hitting the shops.
Olga Kurylenko made a strong case for high slits at her latest red carpet appearance, and needless to say, she has us convinced that we need one, too. The stylish actress attended the Moves Magazine party in NYC decked out in a svelte green dress by Altuzarra paired with matching buckle boots. While the overall length and fit of her dress are pretty modest, the sleek side slit detail adds just the right amount of party appeal. We also love the idea of wearing this look to the office (dress code permitting) styled with a sleek blazer and pumps, and if you're looking for less of a commitment, opt for a side-slit skirt and pair it with a semisheer blouse or silk tank for your next cocktail meetup. Now, ready to show some leg? Shop our editors' picks below.
Lulu Frost's sixth collaboration for J.Crew is quickly topping the charts of must-have collaborations to shop this season (and there are a lot to contend with). True to the Lulu Frost label, brilliant pops of color, sharply cut pendants, and intricate details are in ample supply for the Summer '13 collection — the stuff that would not only be a welcome addition to any jewelry box, but the kind that could impact whole wardrobes, too. Neon-tinged statement necklaces could breathe new life into your white tees and tanks; jeweled and tortoiseshell earrings could refresh your cocktail dress lineup; and gold and embellished bracelets would be a welcome bit of arm candy to dress up your work-to-weekend look. Like the collaborations that came before it, this one is stocked with unique, vintage-feeling finds that don't come at the hefty cost of actual vintage baubles. Instead, these retail between $98-$278, and they hit select J.Crew stores and online May 20. Click through for a complete sneak peek — and mark your calendars to shop!
If you're a Spring leather skeptic, look no further than Dree Hemingway showing off a fresh pair of black leather shorts with an easy white sweater for Madewell as proof of its wearability. Sure, the Spring runways from Alexander Wang to Marni and Fendi served up the inspiration, but if you've been hesitant to get on board, this laid-back take might be more your speed. Leather shorts don't require quite as much commitment as, say, a leather dress, and they're better-suited for Spring and Summer weather than your leather pants. All you need to channel the cool-girl vibe à la Dree is your favorite transitional knit or a great slouchy tee. Easy, right? We're about to make it even easier, too. We've done the legwork and narrowed it down to our 14 favorite pairs of leather (and faux leather) shorts. The rest is up to you — shop our editors' picks below and start thinking of all the ways you can wear them.