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!
To say that the (seasonal) return of the romper — playsuit, jumper, or whatever fun name you deem a moniker for this shortened onesie — has us excited would be an understatement. Warmer temps and a season-long circuit of music festivals ahead mean primetime romper wearing, and it's not limited to the casual jersey variations or the over-the-top girlie iterations, either. We've found a romper for every degree of styling — that, of course, includes ones meant for the office and for cocktail hour, too. From there, you've got subtle batik-inspired prints, halter-style florals perfect for an outdoor wedding, and a midriff-baring version that just begs to be worn to Coachella this weekend. Find 22 of our favorite rompers inside.
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.
Karolina Kurkova's most recent street-style look is hip, effortless, and especially ideal for Spring's finicky weather patterns. While out and about in NYC yesterday, the Czech stunner pounded the pavement in an outfit that was chock-full of chunky layers, yet had undeniable Springtime appeal. Karolina started with what very well may be the skinniest pair of Citizens of Humanity skinny jeans ever, then topped a cozy gray cashmere sweater with a tough-chic leather jacket — which, of course, she wore in the coolest way possible. Even though her layers may look too heavy for a warm day, it's actually the perfect ensemble for running around town, especially when your city hasn't quite figured out Spring weather yet. In addition to her edgy-cool clothing, Karolina's navy fedora, black ankle boots, and houndstooth satchel were statement pieces in their own right. What we love most about her look is that each piece could work just as well on its own as they do together — and you can shop similar items below to copy Karolina's Spring-ready look right now.