Headbands have been the hair accessory for years now, and while there have been various renditions of the trend, currently it's all about the metallics. Ranging from the whimsical to the Bohemian, find out five different ways you can get in on the look now.
Blue jeans will always hold a special place in our hearts, but right now — and also into Fall — we plan on swapping out our per usual denim for a brighter hue. Colored jeans are popping up everywhere in vibrant splashes of red, cobalt, yellow, green, pink, and even turquoise. Try out a pair with a neutral silk blouse and slick pumps for a fun casual Friday outfit, or dare to colorblock with an equally tantalizing hue on top. Want to get your hands on some of the best pairs on the market? Click on for more cool color-treated jeans from J Brand, Rag & Bone, Urban Outfitters, and more.
One of my favorite trends lately is the oversize clamshell. It's beachy but not kitschy, and its scale makes it a statement piece. It's no surprise I've been seeing them in the most sophisticated of homes. If you find one on the beach, you've practically stumbled upon a pot of gold, but you can find authentic shells in antique shops and flea markets. Otherwise, you'll be happy to know that reproductions are popping up in a few convenient and affordable national retailers. Let's take a look at some of the beautiful and creative ways interior designers are using oversize clamshells in interiors.
What happens as a result of four days of nonstop eating and drinking? Well, in the case of Aspen's Food & Wine Classic, the answer isn't just limited to food comas and stomachaches (although we endured a few of those, too). After multiple meals and trips to the tasting tents, it became clear that there were themes among the many dishes we tasted. Here's what was hot at the Classic, and what you'll likely be seeing more of in the coming months.
The feather hair accessory craze may be sweeping the nation, but the colorfully streaked hair trend is still making waves. During Fall 2011 Fashion Week in Milan, Fendi models walked the runway wearing voluminous chignons topped off with streaks of color in the back. And now we're seeing the look gaining in popularity once again on the red carpet.
In the way of Summer style, think of the little coral dress as a wardrobe kick-starter, the same way a coral hued lip can rev up your beauty routine. Opt for the coral hues that are fiercely color injected and bright, the kinds that exude seasonal elegance and elicit compliments, like the ones Ajak Deng, Ashley Greene, and Doutzen Kroes showed off. They're attention grabbing in the best way possible, especially when you accessorize with gold, blue, and turquoise jewels that can stand up to the bold hue, then play up the glamour. We did the shopping for you, so just click the items in our shopping widget to get the look.
From left: Ajak Deng, Ashley Greene, and Doutzen Kroes.
Celebrities are always keeping on top of the trends, and it seems like blue nail polish is set to have a moment. Blue is a great shade because it can really set a mood. Depending on its tone and finish, blue can range from playful and bright to sophisticated and alluring. See five different ways to wear the hot color now.
Snake print has that uncanny ability to add sex appeal to any ensemble. And, after spying the ways Zoe Saldana, Doutzen Kroes, Natasha Yarovenko, and Kate Hudson are styling their summery snake print pieces, we're convinced it's one of the chicest ways to add something on the sultrier side for evening. The luxe snakeskin or snake print additions look particularly seasonal in bright hues, like Doutzen's bright blue box clutch and Zoe's bold purple clutch, or on a flowy maxi and sandals à la Natasha. We have a soft spot for the sophisticated snakeskin classics, and Kate Hudson's sleek clutch, which makes a cool accompaniment against a black gown or cocktail dress, is a perfect way to wear it. Shop our editor's picks below for the same Summer-perfect snake accessories and dresses.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lily Collins, and Reese Witherspoon hit the MTV Movie Awards in their respective animal-print dresses, and we smell a very hot little trend. Among the women of tonight's red carpet, wild prints were the pattern of choice — be it leopard or tiger, monochrome or color injected. We've loved the statement print for seasons, but on a minidress, as any of these styled celebs proves, it's particularly fresh for Summer. Just shop our editor's picks below to get the look — then add your heels of choice for the full effect.
In addition to being a great source of inspiration, decorator showcase houses are a great place to spot interior design trends. Yes, trade shows also offer great visibility for product trends, but seeing up close and personal what real — and acclaimed — designers are actually choosing to decorate with is something only a showcase house offers. One big trend I've been seeing in these designer mansions lately is figurative sculpture. The human form is an age-old motif, and it has elegance and grace that will never go out of style. As timeless as it is, lately, designers seem particularly drawn to figurative sculpture in their work. Come take a look!