Changing up your top may be the easiest way to ready a day look for night or amp up the impact of your casual weekend attire. This season, we're big on dramatic options — even if it's just a hint of leather or a playful bit of leopard print that sets our top apart from the rest. With our favorite Fall trends in mind, we scoured the market for this season's best toppers that touch on all this season's trends from leopard to polka dots, fits that flatter all body types, and prices that work for every budget. Before you click through for our 20 favorites, keep these key tips in mind:
Lately, it's just simplified black and white palettes that have us swooning over this batch of celebrity looks. Emma Roberts, Olivia Palermo, and Katie Holmes each take their monochromatic combo style out for evening, outfitting their cocktail-ready looks in black and white stripes, chic suiting, and a classic strapless. The results are striking; plus the clean palette supplies another opportunity — the chance to play up accent hues like Emma's bright red lips or Olivia's leopard-print pumps. If you're looking to channel the same monochromatic chic, just shop our editor's picks below.
We love the off-duty cool appeal of this editorial from El País Semanal; that's just the work style we aspire to (minus the eye makeup) — even if we're at our desks all day. While maintaining a sense of professionalism at the office, we're still building a working wardrobe that, like us, doesn't take itself too seriously. Once you've laid the basic foundation — suit separates, crisp button-downs, the perfect pair of pumps — there's room to play with the accent pieces, like fantastic color, prints, and layering pieces. That's where we come in; we've scoured the market for the best pieces to lend instant oomph to your office attire, and they're all under $50. Click through to shop.
Stripes have long been a wardrobe essential among the fashion-forward set, and this season proves no exception to said sartorial standards. Jil Sander, Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, and Sonia Rykiel all featured this preppy print on their Spring runways, updating it with vibrant hues and contrasts. Watch our video to see three savvy new ways to play with this pattern! On Allison: Alice + Olivia dress from Shopbop.com
City living can come with lots of obstacles, one of which is limited space. Unless you've got the bankroll to afford your own condo or house, you're going to have to settle for small square footage. But if you're a gadget freak like we are, where on earth do you put all of your gaming goodies and your retro music collection? The Draper Cabinet ($249) may be just the thing you need. Not only does this midcentury modern-styled beauty come with a flip top so you can play your records without having to pull out your player, but there's also a place to store said records (with included wire dividers), then another side that would be perfect for storing your collection of video games or other gadget essentials. Plus, it's only 38 inches wide, so it can easily fit in the smallest of apartments.
Of course, you could make like its namesake and keep your liquor and glasses handy for those times you really just need a drink. Betty, get some ice!
After spying high-waisted shorts on the runway — see Tibi, far left, and Adam's Spring 2011 collection, and then in some of our favorite editorials including a lovely Glamour cover with Freida Pinto, we got the hint — these shorts-up-to-here are too cute to pass up. For starters, we love that a higher waist means we can get away with wearing our cropped knits and tees, while showing off our stems. And, if you prefer to keep it more covered up, high-waisted styles are ideal for tucking in your button-downs and blouses — it makes your outfit seem sharp and helps create an hourglass figure. We've narrowed it down to 10 of our favorites, so just shop our editor's picks to start styling up your own pair.
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If you're looking to make a statement at your next Summer fete, we've got the perfect find — minimal effort required. This little striped and colorblocked mini ($49) is multifunctional, adorably sweet, and just a little different than your average seasonal stripes. Picture it on the beach with sandals, at work with a blazer and ballet flats, or a cocktail party with an oversize clutch and a pair of strappy leather heels. With a wear-it-anywhere style and an under-$50 price, it would be silly not to, right?
Keira Knightley showed off a retro-inspired take on seasonal styling while strolling with James Righton in Venice. We love how her knotted button-down and sunny pleated skirt ($84) elevate her afternoon ensemble from the ordinary. To finish, keep it low-key like Keira and further the carefree vibe with a crossbody bag and a pair of flat Summer sandals ($70). Just click the items above to shop a similar style.
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With Summer officially in session, we're offering up our editor's picks for the best in Summer accessories. No Summer wardrobe can call itself complete without the quintessential sunglasses. Whether you prefer a classic pair of Ray-Ban's or Alexander Wang's alternative zippered shades, we've narrowed it down to the 10 best. Click through to shop our favorites in standout shades.
Diane Kruger stepped out in perfect Summer style for a Memorial Day fete in Malibu. Her pretty LWD ($168) gets dressed up with a boho-Western vibe, via a seasonal scarf ($9), woven cowboy hat, and a pair of fabulous turquoise earrings. To finish, we'd just add a little leather crossbody bag to tote your sunscreen and the rest of your Summer essentials.
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