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.
Thanks to the runways from Diane von Furstenberg to Milly, Mara Hoffman, and Rag & Bone, one of Spring's most prominent color stories is a fresh take on colorblocking. The trend has persisted yet another season, and we couldn't be happier that adding bold splashes of color is as easy as slipping into just one piece. Of course, it's hard to choose just one when choosing from this lineup of party dresses, sporty-chic trousers, and sleek pencil skirts. Whatever the occasion, we're making it easy to get on trend — just keep clicking to shop our 16 favorite colorblocked pieces for Spring.
The good news is you're popular enough to get invited to five weddings this season. The bad news: what are you supposed to wear to them all? Between the traveling and the gifts, you don't even want to think about having to buy multiple dresses — so your best bet is to find a frock that can work for all your wedding obligations and tweak it a bit for each ceremony. With the right accessories, pair of shoes, and frame of mind, you can definitely get away with wearing the same dress a number of times — regardless of Facebook tagging. We're starting with one amazing Willow silk-crepe dress ($550) and styling it up five different ways, for five different types of weddings. Click through to see and shop each look, and let us know how many weddings you're attending this season!
While the wedding may be the main event, we want you to look (and feel) as polished the night before the real thing, too. Even if that polish manifests itself in a dress slightly more offbeat than classic or more modernist-cool than traditional, it's all about striking the right style balance between sophisticated and less formal at the wedding rehearsal and dinner. And while the occasion certainly doesn't warrant anything over-the-top fancy, it's not really the time to take your sexiest LWD for a test drive either. So, we've rounded up some of our favorite dresses (the prettiest white shifts, dreamiest lace confections, and a few quirkier nonwhite options, too) perfect for the wedding rehearsal — and beyond. Click on to see and shop them all now.
Ruffles can be beautiful and feminine, but they can also come off as really young-looking, too. Translation: we're culling inspiration from the Spring '13 runways — think Chloé, Givenchy, and Saint Laurent — to ensure that when we take on this season's ruffles, it looks sophisticated and fresh. To prove our point — and show you how to do it — we've got four different ruffled-up outfits to wear now. Watch on for all the details!
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.
January Jones, Katy Perry, and Sophia Bush made up only a fraction of the star-studded crowd at Coach's third annual Evening of Cocktails and Shopping last night. And, in effect, the brightly colored separates, boldly printed pants, downright flirty floral dresses, and covet-worthy accessories to hit the red carpet — make that a grass-covered one — provided a surplus of Spring styling inspiration. Whether you're more of a blazer-for-all-seasons girl (look to Nikki Reed) or partial to a colorblocked cocktail dress moment (hello, Sophia Bush), this benefit bash certainly had enough ensembles to keep even the most finicky of style setters happy. Click on for the complete who-wore-what rundown, including looks we want to steal from Kate Mara, Hailee Steinfeld, Milla Jovovich, and Chloë Sevigny.