While Miranda Kerr first caught our attention on catwalks and magazine covers, it's her street style that has us on constant Miranda watch. With a cool mix of polished pieces and laid-back essentials, Miranda makes outfitting for the everyday look easy — and a lot more exciting than the your average Monday-through-Friday ensembles. Sure, we've got a soft spot for her sexy red carpet dresses, but Miranda proves that even running errands can be a good reason to dress up. Her penchant for slick separates, like blazers and leather pants, mix perfectly with her softer sheer maxis, tailored trousers, and denim cutoffs for an off-duty uniform that we're dying to steal. For now, we'll settle for a style lesson — and it's all right here. Click on for 66 sleek street-style looks to be inspired by.
No maracas? No problem. We sought out the most festive fabrics and colors to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style — and without committing to costume. Instead, embrace the holiday with a vibrant palette, Mexican-inspired embroidery, and a bevvy of bold prints. Whether you're kicking back with a margarita or amping up your celebration with a full-blown fiesta, we've got you covered with a selection of easy maxi dresses, printed blouses, and brightly hued shorts. The best part? These pieces will serve you well into Summer. Click on to find just the thing for any of your Cinco de Mayo fiestas.
If you have visions of sand-and-surf nuptials but haven't quite found the right dress, then look no further. Inside we've culled 20 of the best wedding gowns, all perfectly suited for a beach wedding. The trick is finding a gown that feels as breezy and beautiful as your surroundings — and we've done just that. Zeroing in on all bridal styles from the classic to the romantic, we've made it our mission to find the fits that were made for saying "I do" at the beach. Click on to find the style that suits you best, no matter where your beachy nuptial may be.
— Additional reporting by Chi Diem Chau
Think of this fresh crop of dresses the same way you might a vase of fresh-cut flowers in your apartment — they're one of the easiest ways to capitalize on Spring. Thanks to the floral dresses from Rebecca Minkoff to Erdem and Suno, floral prints got both the usual ladylike treatment and a sportier finish on the Spring '13 runways, which means that this selection of floral dresses caters to pretty much every occasion and every kind of girl (even if you're not typically the flower-wearing type). In brilliant colors, abstract floral patterns, and even surfer-inspired iterations, we pretty much guarantee you'll find a look fit for your Spring party circuit, wedding season, and beyond. Click through for our favorite floral dresses to show off all season.
It's not easy to be a standout in a Fashion Week crowd, but this London showgoer made getting noticed look easy with her cool-girl take on print on print. The key to pulling together Spring florals with an edgier update is in juxtaposing the sweeter patterns against leather, dark shades, and sexy heels. As for the outfit base, this style star married two distinct prints by keeping it all in the same color family and relying on classic silhouettes, like a button-down and an A-line skirt. The resulting look has all the head-turning wow factor you'd want, albeit with the sleekest kind of delivery. Feeling inspired? Step up your own street-style game, and shop our editors' picks below.
Clockwise from top left: 3.1 Phillip Lim Hidden Zipper Henley ($375), Mango Leather Perfecto Jacket ($190), Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer ($150), Zara Geometric Beaded Evening Bag ($90), Seiko Vintage Seiko Roman Numerals Ladies' Leather Band Watch ($215), Essie Fishnet Stockings Nail Polish ($8), Zara Lace-Up Sandals ($129), Tibi Lime Green Silk-Linen Skirt ($290)
There are three major takeaways in this edition of "found": Nina Dobrev's little fit-and-flare dress is totally adorable, under $100, and requires you to act fast if you want to call it your own. Here's why: The Vampire Diaries actress celebrated ahead of the Super Bowl on Saturday night with what we've come to realize is the perfect party dress. Thanks to a lacy panel and utlraflattering fit-and-flare silhouette it doesn't take much to style this dress up for fancier occasions — and it doesn't take much to make it work for a variety of body types or climates, either. The silhouette cinches the waist, draws eyes up with its intricate front paneling, and it's easy enough to add tights and a great coat to warm it up for the current forecast. It also happens to be a budget-friendly French Connection find that's on final sale for $80 — like we said, the only catch is acting fast to channel the same, flirty Nina-Dobrev effect on your own.
News flash: the '90s are back. In the era of anything-goes fashion, it's not a New Age feel, but a totally nostalgic one that's driving the Spring '13 trend. Case in point: the resurgence of MTV's House of Style, plaid, combat boots, and Beetlejuice stripes dotting the Spring runway, as well as DKNY's exclusive reissue collection for Opening Ceremony all point to the decade's big comeback in pop culture — and in our wardrobes. Now we're paging all '90s girls with a look at our favorite (rereleased) trends that are looking even better the second time around. Think mirrored Oakleys, Nike Air wedges, floral-print denim, and an LBD that would make Cher Horowitz proud. It's all good. Just click through for a shopping trip down memory lane with 15 awesome picks that pay homage to the new '90s.
In a pretty modest salute to the season, this styler makes use of tweedy texture and a two-toned color palette to draw us in — and it worked like a charm. Thanks to a sophisticated topper and cool-girl Winter add-ons, she has our undivided attention (and may just inspire a few copycats). She keeps her silhouette simple, but hones in on a rich seasonal color contrast with shades of hunter green and burgundy, then reiterates the hues again with fashionable — and functional — accessories, like a great infinity scarf, tote, and a fedora to top it all off. No bells, whistles, or tricks here; just classical pieces, thoughtfully thrown together. Shop the head-to-toe look right here.
Shop clockwise from top left: Barbour Olive Wide Brim Fedora ($66, originally $95), Nine West Women's Rib Infinity Scarf ($46, originally $58), Max Studio Long Leather Gloves ($98), Cheap Monday High Waisted Skinny Jeans ($74), Tommy Hilfiger Tabitha Booties ($70, originally $129), Alexander Wang Emile Tote ($995), Vanessa Bruno Bordeaux Multi-Colored Long Wool Coat ($452, originally $905)
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Valentine's Day (just in case you haven't been counting) is only 19 days away, which means you've got just a couple of weeks to nail down your perfect outfit. In our world, that means we're already scouring the racks to come up with the sweetest, prettiest, and, well, sexiest dresses to ensure we're appropriately outfitted for the festivities (even if that means hanging at home with our girlfriends and a bottle of wine). If you've got a big date in the works, look no further. This selection is stocked with dresses guaranteed to drop jaws and turn heads, and if you're looking for something a little more modest, we've also included a range of fit-and-flares and adorable prints. In short, no matter what Valentine's Day means for you, there's a dress here for every girl and every kind of celebration — the kind you'll wear well after Feb. 14, too.
Mixing retro silhouettes with surfer-inspired flair and brilliantly-hued lenses, mirrored shades are quickly becoming the accessory essential of every A-lister and street style style — as evidenced by Anna Dello Russo and Giovanna Battaglia, below. If you're hesitant, stay with us for a sec: these shades are an investment you don't have to save for a rainy (or rather, sunny) day. Whether your signature style is feminine and flirty, or you're more of a downtown kind of girl, these slick mirrored lenses will instantly lend the cool-girl effect to just anything in your closet — no matter what time of year. Now that's some bang for your buck. Shop our editors' picks to get your hands on the coolest accessories under the sun.
With temperatures like this (read: below 20 degrees here in NYC), a jacket with some serious insulation is not optional. That said, puffer jackets aren't typically the most fashion-friendly pieces in our wardrobe, often evoking images of our less-than-flattering collegiate Winter style (or even more unflattering comparisons to the Abominable Snowman) — but we've made it our mission to change all that. With five style-savvy and Winter-ready ensembles, we're out to challenge any preconceived notions about the puffer. It's all about seeing this cold-weather gear with a fresh set of eyes and a heavy dose of this season's trends. Click on for a little style how-to that's all about giving your puffy coats and padded vests a fashion-approved upgrade.
We imagine that celebrity closets are stocked with statement pieces, custom-made designer couture, and the most jaw-dropping heels — but sometimes it's just their impeccably chic basics that prove the most inspiring. Cut to us drooling over three perfect iterations of the army jacket, and that's especially true of this morning's trio of celebs. We spotted Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jessica Alba, and Diane Kruger (three celebs with some serious street-style prowess, we might add) showing off the value of a great army jacket. Rosie gave us a more tailored version; Jessica selected one by Rhyme & Echo, updated with leather sleeves; and Diane Kruger topped her everyday ensemble with a Rag & Bone jacket. Each is a testament not just to the outfit versatility of the army jacket, but the fact that it also comes in a version that's likely perfectly suited to your own style personality. Rosie gives us one that's just right for the sophisticate; Jessica offers up an edgy style; and Diane suits that sportier angle. The fact that they go with everything and can be either a perfect Winter layer or a lightweight Spring jacket just makes them a smart investment. Invest in your own with our editors' picks below.
Not that we don't generally want to look like Miranda Kerr every day of the week, but her latest look has Saturday written all over it — and we intend to steal it. We're usually looking for something that's closer to chic than sweatpants on the spectrum of weekend style, all without sacrificing our right to feel a little more laid-back. And Miranda pretty much met all of our needs with just one look (yes, she's that good). She kept it simple with jeans, catered to Winter weather with a cozy knit (if you're in need of extra layers, just grab your favorite anorak), and managed to cleverly upgrade the whole ensemble with just a flash of print on her totally walkable flats. Can we talk about those killer Miu Miu shades? It's the perfect I-look-polished-and-cool-without-trying-too-hard mix — and it's yours to shop below.
Clockwise from top left: Miu Miu Noir Catwalk Sunglasses ($390), Tommy Hilfiger Short Sleeve T-Shirt ($49), J Brand 620 Power Stretch Mid-Rise Legging Style Jeans ($180), Vaneli Arlen Calf Hair Printed Loafers ($87, originally $145), Express Skinny Leather Belt ($30), See by Chloé Chunky-Knit Cardigan ($525)
It's easy to want everything a celebrity is wearing when they're decked out in custom couture or head-to-toe designer pieces. A true testament to celebrity style might just be what happens when they stick to the basics and make those essentials look amazing. Enter Keri Russell looking particularly chic in just a cable-knit sweater, distressed jeans, and leather oxfords (while arriving at the airport, no less). She reaffirmed our love of the classics with a neutral color palette and an updated play on jeans, Winter sweaters, and easy flats that relied on cool proportions and just a touch of the trends. She traded the usual dark denim for a downtown-feeling distressed pair, then added oxfords in favor of ballet flats or booties for a cooler, tomboy twist. It's not complicated; Keri makes looking good look easy (and we love that). Just shop our editors' picks below to channel the same effortless everyday style.
The piece: Veda x Madewell Leather Moto Jacket
The investment: $550
Why it's worth it: This jacket is like that very cool friend who knows all the amazing restaurants, best places to shop, and coolest, hippest hangouts, personified. In fact, it's the jacket that that very cool friend would probably be wearing on your next brunch date, with every other girl eyeing her topper from across the restaurant, coming over just to tell her what a great jacket it is and dying to know where she found it. She'd tell them it's the product of a really awesome collaboration by two of her favorite labels. That Madewell enlisted cool-girl brand Veda to help build the most covetable of leather jackets. They'd "ooh" and "ahh" over just how soft the supple, buttery leather is, and she'd smile and nod politely while everyone else fussed. They'd ask her if it was black or navy, trying to figure out just what that amazing color is. She'd tell them it was actually "midnight," a perfectly unique blend of rich beautiful blues that happens to go with everything. Then the girls would thank her profusely, all the while plotting to gobble up their own brunch and get as quickly as possible to Madewell to snap up that jacket, too. But that doesn't have to be your friend; that could be you.
In our mission to stave off wardrobe boredom, we're bringing you another edition of the one-minute makeover — and today, it's all about adding luxe with a fur (or faux-fur) collar. Maybe the truest testament to its styling power is in the street-style shots below, just a few of our community members who've proven that this textured little add-on could be your outfit's new best friend. The tricks to making it work (and they're easier than you think) are all below. Read on to refresh your style in 60 seconds or less:
- Don't think of the furry collar as a statement piece that you reserve for special occasions. The beauty of this piece is that it goes with everything. Add it to your casual outfits for a bit of textural intrigue, and further the glamorous feel of a cocktail dress with one for a night out.
- Swap your everyday scarf for a fur snood. It won't just keep you warmer than your average Winter accessories; it's a simple switch that'll also up the ante on your most basic styles, like jeans and an anorak.
- It can be easy to get carried away with the luxe look of fur and faux-fur pieces, but add it sparingly to your look. Piling on a furry collar with a fur coat or vest is going to add a lot of bulk to your figure and look more like a costume than a chic wintertime ensemble. This piece will look best when you use it to juxtapose other textures, like leather, classic wool coats, sequins, and cozy knits.
We'll just come out and say it: Karolina Kurkova's Cushnie et Ochs sheath during yesterday's TCA press tour may just be one of the sexiest LBDs in recent (event) history. It's not always easy to take a statement piece off the runway and make it work, but the star of The Face did just that, giving this look from Cushnie's Spring '13 runway a seriously sultry real-life twist. The trick is a skilled balance of minimalist accessories and easy, natural hair and makeup that lets the dress — and her knee-high Alexander Wang gladiator heels — take the focus. While the footwear might be harder to pull off, there's no denying that the strategic cutouts help sculpt a superflattering silhouette, showcasing Kurkova's best assets. Of course, employing the same styling tactics for your own cutout LBD means looking for the best cut for your body. Opt for a shoulder-baring cut like Karolina's if you're looking to flaunt your upper body (and even distract from your bottom half); showcase your middle with subtle cutouts at the torso to draw attention to a tiny waist. Bottom line: you don't have to have a supermodel body to achieve the jaw-dropping effect. Apply the ultrasexy styling tactic to your own real life with our editors' picks to shop now.
Thanks to the Spring '13 runways from Derek Lam, Altuzarra, and Erdem (to name a few), we've embraced the pencil skirt as far more than an office staple. The ultrafeminine classic is getting a new lease on life via fresh florals, lace trim, brilliant hues, and, ahem subtly sexy slits, which means you'll be thinking of about a hundred other ways you can wear it — when you're not at your desk. The bonus with the pencil skirt is that it's hardly season-specific. The silhouette lends itself just as easily to tights and ankle boots as it does to bare legs and your favorite heels. So no matter what the weather — or where you're headed — we pretty much guarantee these skirts are a smart investment for your work wardrobe and beyond. Click on to shop the 13 we're eying right now.
Making your jeans and t-shirts look more interesting than, well, just jeans and t-shirts can seem like a tall order when you're rolling out of bed wondering exactly what to wear. Enter Miranda Kerr, providing the perfect bit of styling inspiration to elevate those pieces in just a few easy steps. The style setter, whose street style is practically always on-point (read: we've never seen her in an outfit we didn't like), stepped out in LA sporting a preppy-cum-cool take on skinny Frame Denim and a printed tee that she tied together with polished Céline accessories and a pair of statement shades by Miu Miu. So why exactly does it work so well? We've got all the answers (and the shopping!) below:
- Go beyond the basic white tee: This look succeeds because it isn't just a mix of simple staples; it's a mix of staples with a little more personality. For example, Miranda's printed t-shirt furthers outfit interest — especially when paired with another pattern on her black-and-white-print Mulberry scarf.
- Reach for sophisticated layers: Miranda could have taken the casual route, but she played opposites with her dressed-down pieces, adding a polished blazer instead. We don't have to tell you why the blazer is a wardrobe essential; its versatility is unmatched — it goes with just about everything — and its slim, tailored silhouette provides a chic counter to everyday denim.
- Make your accessories count: We've said it before (but we'll happily say it again): the right accessories can have major impact on your style. In this case, it's Miranda's luxe leather Céline tote and preppy loafers that add an air of polish. But, she also makes room for more eclectic pieces, like her printed scarf and high-impact sunglasses. It's the play between the understated, traditional add-ons and the more attention-grabbing ones that helps elevate the look.
When it comes to vacation, everything should be easy — and that goes for your look, too. If you think that means compromising your style, Jessica Alba's latest is a testament to the contrary. Hers was a laid-back beach look that's perfect for hanging and still looks chic enough for a family photo op, no? It all came down to one great piece: her printed romper that doubled as a cover-up — fashionable and functional. It's the foolproof solution to keeping your look stylish and your suitcase light if you, too, are lucky enough to escape the snow (or happen to enjoy a warm-weather climate year-round). The rest — like Alba's lightweight scarf and oversize shades — won't take up too much room in your carry-on, either. Feeling inspired? Shop our editors' picks to channel Jessica's vacation-ready wear (and maybe book your flight while you're at it!).