Between the awe (and envy) inspiring street style all Fashion Month long and the Spring '13 runway looks, please forgive us if we've got shopping on the brain. Fortunately, if you too find yourself preoccupied with thoughts of Fall wardrobe improvement, there's a reasonable solution. Urban Outfitters' Fall sale is chock-full (that's 24 discount-loaded pages online, to be exact) of worthy add-ons to upgrade any girl's seasonal style. It's the retailer's cool mix of trendier fare, from cutout party dresses to a pair of studded loafers, and it's all deeply discounted. And to make riffling through the merchandise even easier, we've narrowed it down to nine stellar pieces with serious styling potential. Click on to see what we're shopping from Urban's Fall sale — and keep in mind that none of our picks are over $100.
Rihanna was snapped heading out of a restaurant in LA last night wearing black shorts, chain-strap sandals, a Gucci satchel, and a bevy of gold jewels, but it was her sex kittens tee by Corner Shop ($29) that clearly caught our attention. It's a sassy way to get in on the printed-tee trend, and we love that you can dress it up or down. And the price is so right! Score it now to pair with black shorts like Rihanna did, throw it on with jeans for a casual approach, denim cutoffs to go even more laid-back, or black leather pants for an all-out edgy.
There is something stately and surprisingly versatile about this pair of Midcentury Copper Ring Lamps ($1,500). When it comes to statement lighting, I usually go for wildly feminine pieces, but the brass material and geometric silhouette of these lights give them a more masculine edge. I like the idea of using them to balance girlie elements, like a large-scale floral wallpaper. At any rate, the $1,500 price tag is more than a slight deterrent. Luckily, I've found a pair of similar pendants at Urban Outfitters.
Keep reading to see the light that will fulfill my '60s brass pendant fantasy!
See 10 Ultra-Pretty Snaps From the Latest Urban Outfitters Lookbook — and the Pieces We Have to Have
Urban Outfitters debuted a cool February lookbook with models and real-life BFFs Bambi Norwood-Blyth and Hannah Holman taking to the Northern California hills in a set of '70s-inspired looks. Every shot is a glimpse into our warmer-weather fantasies — and the clothes we want to be wearing. The looks are a mix of girlie and tomboy, with a vintage feel via concert tees, washed jeans and cutoffs, floppy hats, and colorblocked platforms. Now, we're zeroing in on our favorite shots and making a list of the pieces we have to have. Click through for a glimpse of the California-dreamy lookbook, then shop the key pieces for every look we love.
It used to take more than a little nagging from mom to get us to wear our mittens. This time around, the selections are a whole lot sweeter — and a little more grown-up. We're adding extra warmth to our look with a faux fur snood, shearling-lined gloves, and a slick '70s-inspired fedora for added oomph. Our hand-picked goodies are a perfect mix of cool and cozy — but the best part may just be that nothing's over $50. Click through to stock up on the ultra-cool accessories you'll be wearing all Winter long.
Freezing temps can be a serious Winter reality check — with that, too, comes the obligatory wardrobe check. Do you have everything you need for the snowy weather ahead? If not, it's the perfect time to stock up. We've combed the market for all the pieces you'll need to bundle up as stylishly as possible — a chic faux fur vest, quintessential snow boots, and a pair of red skinnies to liven up even the grayest of days. The best part? Nothing in this batch is over $100; click through to shop all the necessary style elements.
Whether you're going on 10 dates or 10 years with your guy, this is one-stop shopping to find him the perfect gift. We've hand-picked 15 of our favorite finds, with something in mind for everyone. From the classics, like a Barbour jacket that'll last him forever, to smaller investments like a quirky cool bottle-opener, we've covered all the bases to make your shopping easy. Just click through to see and shop our editors' picks for all the guys on your list.
Inevitably, the obligatory ugly sweater party shows up on our holiday party itinerary every Winter. This year, we're revamping the tradition with a selection of much-cuter knits. Instead of the crazy old embellishments, Fair Isle gone horribly wrong, or Santa's face stretched onto a chubby wool sweater, we've scoured the market for some of the most adorable, unconventional popovers to cuddle up in this season. Our favorite animal faces, cheeky expressions, and sweet prints adorn this batch of standout sweaters that also happen to make some pretty perfect gifts. Click through to shop our editors' picks for yourself — then score a couple of great gifts for the loved ones on your list.
Among our Fall cravings, a chunky, soft knit we can snuggle up in is practically an essential. This season, we're particularly drawn to the ones grandpa used to wear — albeit injected with a dose of cool a la Isabel Marant. It's the comfy functionality we're after with quintessentially cool Fall style elements like great prints, rich textures, and sweet toggles to liven up our denim and top off our layers. Just click through to find your perfect comfy-cozy cardi.
Mixing sophistication and playfulness, preppy pieces with a twist give our Fall wardrobes serious pep. The look we're seeking is a cross between classic and a touch of the nouveau pop, the kind of basics that help offset our trendier gear, a là Jenna Lyons. Think stripes — lots of stripes — bright skirts, slim pants, and metallic oxfords to give our everyday looks a dapper edge. Click through to shop, and keep in mind we've kept it all under budget. There's nothing over $100 in this batch of goodies.