Zara's May 2013 lookbook goes a little something like this: statement denim, fresh hues (both bright and light), and pops of fun prints. Starting with denim, we're smitten with two circle skirts that are perfectly retro. And when it comes to color palette, shades of cobalt, orange, crisp white, and baby pink should cover all the style-setter bases. Floral prints and stripes can be found on suits, skirts, and trousers, while another batch of sleek oversize clutches maintain their status as the perfect day-to-night accessory. For all this — plus a closer look at the Zara's signature cool-girl styling in action — click on for the complete lookbook now.
Looking put together every day is no easy feat, but it's made much simpler with this easy outfit formula. We're taking our classic button-downs and giving them a trend-driven twist with a structured wrap skirt and a pair of block heels. It's not just that it looks good; these pieces are also equipped for comfort. A little wrap skirt will keep you cool (in more ways than one), even when the Summer heat wave strikes, and in case you're not typically the heel-wearing kind, these shoes offer enough support that they just might make you a convert. Of course, it's all about how you add it up — mixing print, a splash or color, or sleek metallics against a staple white shirt or basic black mini — that really makes a complete look click. Soak in the inspiration below, and shop your favorites to channel the same breezy polish that's perfect for day or night.
Shop outfits from left to right: T by Alexander Wang silk chiffon button-down ($383), Zara culotte shorts ($50), Zara crossover sling-back hologram sandal ($90); Tom Dolan & TM Thom shirt ($177), Topshop Origami pleat skirt ($70), Dorothy Perkins tan clean block heeled sandals ($59); Equipment Safari Green Pigment Dyed Washed Habotai Major blouse ($280), Kenzo graphic wrap skirt ($363), Kelsi Dagger buckle-strap heels ($120)
While some of Europe's largest retailers have agreed to a set of safety guidelines produced in response to last month's Bangladesh garment factory collapse, only one American company has signed on. The agreement, which would safeguard against incidents like the collapse, which killed over 1,100 people, has a May 15 deadline.
The recent preponderance of crystal-clear, paperback-size box clutches on Hollywood's glitziest has us itching to add one to our bag lineup. And while there's no denying it's a trend, we aren't ready to commit to a pricey style just yet. Therefore, the discovery of three stylish options ringing in under $50 has us ready to shop.The neon fruit punch color of this Zara steal ($36) caught our eyes immediately. It's primed to grab a plus-one to every summery fete in the foreseeable future.
Don't let your eyes fool you. That's Karolina Kurkova taking a casual stroll around NYC — not hitting the catwalk — although both the supermodel strut and perfect outfit might have convinced you otherwise. Aside from compelling us to commit to that Pilates class today and tomorrow, Karolina's latest just gave us a much-needed dose of weekend outfit inspiration. The supermodel balanced casual and pulled-together styles with a few key pieces, like a cool-girl meets ladies-who-brunch play on the tweed jacket and a bright Spring-ready skort. Rather than give the look a too-dressy tilt with a pair of heels, she kept it easy (and walkable!) with black ankle boots and an equally functional Gryson crossbody bag. You don't need much to finish it off, just a pair of Ray-Bans to further the street-styled appeal. All the outfit ingredients are below — just shop to channel Karolina's effortless (and perfect for your weekend) look.
Shop clockwise from top left: AllSaints Kayo T-Shirt ($65), Sandro Vernis Jacket ($600), Ray-Ban Clubmaster Half-Frame Acetate Sunglasses ($145), ASOS Altitude Leather Jodhpur Ankle Boots ($92), Gryson Women's Ruby Belted Strap Classic Small Satchel ($695), Zara Culotte Shorts ($50)
Lucite clutches are (clearly) having a major moment in the spotlight — all you have to do is zoom in on the red carpet for further proof. First spotted on the Spring '13 runways at Gucci and Chanel, these Lucite handhelds have made their way to the Hollywood circuit, and with that comes even more inspired ways to wear them. Solange Knowles is the proud owner of not one, but two styles, while Sophia Bush and Olivia Palermo have both sported brighter neon versions. Step inside to get a closer look at how the stars are styling their Lucite clutches and score your own.
Plus, you can shop our editors' (other) clear-bag picks directly from the ultimate Spring '13 bag guide.
Vests made a big statement on the Spring/Summer 2013 runways. Proenza Schouler, Isabel Marant, and 3.1 Phillip Lim made good use of this warm-weather layering piece, showing us everything from patchwork pieces to utilitarian styles. We've rounded up our favorite vests on the market right now, from eclectic finds to the must-have distressed vest. On Allison: BCBG Max Azria blazer, Club Monaco top, Cameo shorts.
While we often find ourselves lusting after celebrity outfits, it's not quite as often that we can actually get our hands on what they're wearing. Enter Olivia Palermo in a pair of Zara's strappy (and under $100!) heels, and we can safely and happily say that getting her look just got a lot easier — at least from the ankles down. The fashion darling made the rounds, bouncing from an NYC film screening to the Louis Vuitton Maison opening in Germany and a Rochas-hosted event in Spain, all with these Zara multi-strap high-heel sandals ($90) as the finishing touch to both her designer and off-the-rack ensembles. With each wear, we're further convinced of their versatility — but with their very accessible price tag, we really don't need any more convincing to take the plunge. Get one step closer to channeling Olivia Palermo's brand of chic when you shop the same killer heels.
Olivia Palermo showed her support for Louis Vuitton by attending the Maison opening in Munich, Germany. With boyfriend Johannes Huebl at her side, Palermo chose a patterned, drop-waist, Peter Pan-collared dress along with affordable brown accessories for the evening's festivities. Click play to get all the details on her look! On Allison: BCBG Max Azria blazer, Club Monaco top, Cameo shorts.
The quintessential sheath dress is the easiest way to getting out the door in one polished piece. Season after season, we rely on the ladylike silhouette as a staple in our closets — though, admittedly, we're partial to this season's lineup of fresh prints, silk finishes, and slightly more body-conscious cut. In fact, it's almost impossible to think of a place that we couldn't wear them. From the workweek to the weekend to dinners out and cocktail parties (and just about everything in between), these dresses are perfectly suited for almost anything in your itinerary. We've culled a few of the front-runners — aka the 14 reasons why you need a sheath dress in your closet right now. Start clicking to shop.