Blush is an often underrated must have in any makeup bag. Many worry it can venture into clown territory, but when you choose the right shade and product for your skin type, it can give you a nice glow, accentuate your cheekbones, and bring out the color of your eyes. Watch how to find the right blush for you.
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.
Among Coachella's best-dressed A-list pack, Kate Bosworth certainly ranks high, and it has a lot to do with her day-one look. The blond actress hit the fairgrounds in a scalloped white leather shorts set that not only proved fresh and just a tad bit girlie, but also — thanks to the allover laser-cut perforations — supplied a new way to wear white this Summer. The best part? This outfit comes courtesy of Topshop's not-yet-debuted Festival collection, which promises a 360-degree campaign dedicated to the music, clothes, film, and attitude of the British music festival scene. And who better to test drive the Festival lineup than a bona fide cool girl (that just so happens to have her own ties to Topshop, too)?
We love that she stuck to her signature "less is more" styling approaching, adding only the minimum in festival-going necessities. Her brown shoulder bag, aviator sunglasses, metal-tipped ankle boots, and Jennifer Fisher cuff were the only accessories thrown into the mix. As for actually getting our hands on her Topshop Festival combo, we're counting the days until we hear more about this unreleased collection — stay tuned.
Coachella kicks off its first concert series this weekend, and before you go into full "I have nothing to wear" panic mode, we created three fresh festival-ready looks that are bound to get you noticed — and even snapped. Instead of pulling out the usual pair of cutoff shorts, show off your style cred in a denim pinafore and crisp white top, or get sporty in a pair of silk printed shorts and printed sneakers. And if you're feeling the bohemian mood, then opt for an easy maxi dress with statement accessories. Need further explanation? Click on for three easy yet eye-catching Coachella-ready outfits.
Midi skirts — that's a hemline that hits below the knees but above the lower calf — are an easy way to inject ladylike flair to your style. Since the style is notoriously tricky to pull off without feeling conservative, overly covered up, or, at worst, frumpy, we have the key tips on how to make this skirt flirty and fun (and office-appropriate, if that's what you need). Including solid, printed, muted, and bright colored styles, we culled 14 of our favorite picks for you to shop. But first, a few quick styling tips to help you nail the look every time.
- We've focused on the classic circle silhouette because it's the most universally flattering.
- Pleated waistlines can make you look wider at the hips, so look for a flat-front with an A-line shape if that's your problem area.
- If you're on the taller side, go for a skirt that hits the calf, and if you're petite, choose one that's right below the knee.
- Midi skirts look great with heels to help lengthen the leg, but a sweet flat or strappy sandal gives it a softer feel.
- To balance out the longer hemline, we recommend pairing your midi skirt with a shorter, even cropped, top, or just try tucking your tee in.
In our quest for Spring street-style-inspired perfection, we came across one of our favorite Revenge starlets, Ashley Madekwe wearing a look we'd like to copy ASAP. The actress paired a floral Topshop dress with Chanel ballet flats and statement shades, creating a look that's high on feminine charm. You, too, can emulate Madekwe's girlie outfit with a few key pieces — five, to be exact. See and shop our inspired picks right now.
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All the hues in our ultimate Spring color breakdown are dying to be given a spin this Spring (yellow was first), and now it's cobalt's turn. One of the biggest runway inspirations? Nonoo's Spring '13 collection (pictured here). For your shopping pleasure, we've rounded up a handful of stylish pieces that will undoubtedly give your style a major jolt. Inside you'll find everything from a supercool blazer to a little cobalt dress to printed denim to beautiful baubles and even a pair of cute culottes. Dying to try them all out for yourself? Then head right on in.
The Spring runways were filled with a new cut of cropped jackets from the likes of Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, and Giambattista Valli to name a few. From fitted ladylike renditions — think Michelle Obama style — to boxier silhouettes, we love this trend because, frankly, we're tired of wearing our heavy Winter coats, and this jacket will make for the ideal transitional piece into the warmer months. From Acne's standout bright green leather jacket to more feminine wares, shop the best from the batch right now.
In addition to being one of our style resolutions, crisp white hues popped up all over the Spring '13 runways, refreshed in modern renditions from the likes of Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, and Cushnie et Ochs (seen below). For an instant wardrobe update, swap out your tried-and-true black blazer for a sharp white rendition; pair white jeans with a white top for a clean yet bold statement; and nothing says sleek like a white sheath for your next cocktail party. Needless to say, white has made its case as a major style staple this season, and with that in mind, it's time to add a few pieces to your very own wardrobe. From sleek blazers for your 9-to-5 to romantic lace pencil skirts, see and shop our editors' top 16 picks below.
It's about that time — time to start showing off your stems in a flirty Spring skirt. This season, we're leaning toward the ones with a little swing, flounce, and flare for a look that's equal parts sweet and sexy. The latest arrivals highlight a range of styles, from short minis — hey, if you got it, flaunt it — to more modest fit-and-flare silhouettes. Try styling a printed flounce version with a slouched tee and moto boots for a fun weekend look, or, for something geared to the polished 9 to 5, try pairing a fitted-through-the-thighs flared skirt with a crisp blouse and pumps. With style tips in hand, click on to shop our favorite picks right now.