The leopard-print heel has been a mainstay in our closet since before we can remember. It's the perfect pattern for print mixing, dresses up our favorite pair of jeans, and lends itself to a wide range of sartorial personalities from sporty to retro. So naturally, we've decided to dedicate this installment of The Perfect Edit to styling our go-to Stuart Weitzman leopard-print pumps 10 different ways; enjoy!
A gray suit is a fashion staple that can be styled in so many different ways. In this installment of The Perfect Edit, we've taken one of our favorite Fall looks and styled it 10 fresh, new ways. Whether you're headed to work, cocktails, or a casual weekend outing, the gray suit proves its versatility and staying power in our wardrobe arsenal. Shop all of the looks on ShopStyle.com.
The piece: Acne Studios Ruth Air Sweater
The price: $300
Why we want it: Fall weather is officially here, and when the temps make the air crisp and cool, there's nothing more delicious than a decadent cable-knit sweater in a mood-altering lavender color to keep warm. With alternating textures woven throughout and a ribbed crewneck collar, this Acne option is our top choice for our favorite season.
The piece: Banana Republic Colorblock Oxford Shirt
The price: $65
Why we want it: If there is such a thing as the perfect colorblock combo to transition from the light and airy colors of spring into the warmer shades of Fall it would be this. This poplin shirt is a totally timeless silhouette that works as a great layering piece all year round making this both practical and completely affordable. It's also just totally chic in a very pared-down, Japanese way. We would wear it with a denim pencil skirt or our favorite skinny jeans.
The piece: Manolo Blahnik Belta
The price: $925
Why we want it: We've been fans of the classic pointed toe Manolo Blahnik pump in both leather and suede for years and can't think of a more versatile closet staple. Normally we shy away from anything that feels too rocker, but we can't resist the craftsmanship of this pump. The studded ankle straps give us a little something extra we didn't know we needed but now know we can't live without. Pump up a classic jeans and t-shirt look, add a tough touch to a floral dress, or go all-out rocker and wear these with cropped leather pants and a slouchy cashmere sweater. Just think classic but never boring.
The piece: Saint Laurent Perforated Two-Tone Derby
The price: $790
Why we want it: The Derby style shoe is slightly more casual than a brogue but equally chic, and women everywhere — especially here in our office — have been embracing the comfort of a small stacked heel (we can walk everywhere during Fashion Week) with the appeal of the classic and minimal menswear styling.
The piece:Alexander Wang Double-Layer Silk Chiffon Top
The price: $475
Why we want it: Crop tops can be a scary thing - like juice cleanses and flatforms. And if you're like us, we've been enviably eyeing all of the celebrity crop top moments this summer (quietly wishing we had started our ab routine early) and we're still not over the trend. With Fall warnings coming at us from all of our favorite e-tailers, we are plotting this transition carefully. Enter this Alexander Wang double layer silk chiffon top. It's long sleeve like a classic button-down shirt with a cropped halter underlay making this blouse both skin-baring and covered up at the same time. Plus it's got that signature downtown cool thing we can never get enough of.
We consider the maxi dress one of the most versatile pieces in our closet. Take a look at how we pair one simple silhouette with a wide range of accessories, shoes, and simple add-ons that completely change the look. We have the inspiration to help take your maxi dress from a cozy weekend outfit to a completely glam night out on the town — and several occasions in between. If you have a thing for effortless dressing and easy style, this is the one piece that you need in your closet. If you're ahead of the game, this will inspire you to find new ways to wear that staple piece. And if the video isn't enough inspiration for you, take a look at a few more styling combinations below with dresses from Asos, Michael Stars, Free People, and more.
The piece: Carven Multicolored Sweater
The price: $530
Why we want it: We should begin by admittedly being blinded by Carven as a label since the beginning. The mixture of ladylike pieces with a fashion-forward aesthetic had us at hello, and we've been crushing on it ever since. Carven makes it hard for us to choose the one piece we want to drop our hard-earned money on, but we are having very strong feelings for this fitted sweater with a mix of solids and prints. With its shrunken silhouette and asymmetrical cut, it has endless styling opportunities and is getting us very excited for Fall weather.
The piece: Kenzo Eyes Cotton Sweatshirt
The price: $360
Why we want it: Ever since Opening Ceremony founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim injected new life into Kenzo, we've been watching closely as they combine colors, prints, and textures fearlessly. Last season, a fiery tiger sweatshirt gained cult following. This season the tiger has been replaced by an all-seeing eye pattern that is sure to be dotted all over our favorite street style blogs in no time. Get yours now so you can be well-protected – and before they sell out of your size!
The piece: J.Crew Silk-Jacquard Shirt Dress
The price: $275
Why we want it: The fit: Like its parent garment, the dress shirt, the shirt dress should fit trim throughout the torso and avoid any unnecessary snugness or a billowy effect. This shirt dress is body-skimming, not hugging, with a slight bottom flare that is a hint of retro without going into costume territory.
The pattern: The safe bet is to go with a classic shirt dress in something solid and basic, but it's August and we're not shopping for staples. We want color and rich jewel tone patterns that work perfectly together with little effort.
The versatility: Sure we'll wear this now with sandals and bare legs, but in the transitional months, we already picture this layered over tights, booties, and a deliciously thick sweater coat.
The piece: Acne Sheena Tuxedo Collar Shirt
The price: $320
Why we want it: A white blouse has an endless amount of styling potential. And while we love the look of a crisp tuxedo shirt on men, we prefer a feminine version in a soft fabric that is light and has movement without sacrificing structure. It's a tall order, yes, but this Acne blouse is constructed in chiffon with stiff cotton-pique trim and classic tuxedo bib styling. For maximum menswear style, we'll wear it with a shrunken blazer, cropped pants, and a statement brogue. To play up the femininity, we'll pair it with a pencil skirt (a high slit is necessary), pointy-toe pumps, and a sleek ponytail. The combinations are endless with a piece this classic.
The piece: Anchor Studs by Bing Bang
The price: $72
Why we want it: Bing Bang has long been a label we turn to for accessories that feel like they've been handcrafted by a blacksmith with a hammer and anvil. These tiny anchor studs caught our eye because the only thing we want to wear in the middle of summer is a weightless, cotton dress, barely there sandals, and minimal jewelry.
The piece: Anthropologie Eva Dress by Whit Two
The price: $198
Why we want it: Designer Whitney Pozgay caught our eye during Fashion Week with her main collection, Whit. When news broke about her collaboration with Anthropologie to create a debut capsule of petite styles, we couldn't wait to get our hands on it. The collection is inspired by a recent trip to Tulum (which is exactly where we are, mentally) and exudes happiness and fun vibes. This vintage-inspired number is structured in a lightweight cotton with a sexy keyhole and quite possibly the coolest polka-dot print we've ever seen.
The mother of the bride and mother of the groom are leading roles on the big day, so it’s important to find dresses to fit the part. To give you the best sense of the bride's vision, we recommend you start shopping as soon as the wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses have been chosen. The length will depend on the formality of the occasion, and the color should complement the bride and not clash with the wedding colors. For elegant choices and shopping tips for the big day, read on.
We're going macro on you with close-ups of the prettiest festival jewels, coolest bags and shoes, and the most inspired headwear from Coachella. The annual two-weekend music festival in Indio, CA, is a feast for our ears — and our eyes. It's worth obsessing about the little things, because they make all the difference, right? We are getting up close and personal with the best accessories that Coachella has to offer, so click through to be inspired — and maybe just a little bit jealous.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's The Row Fall '13 show was one of quiet elegance. Set in an Upper East Side salon, the threadbare Persian rugs and scattered Asian-inspired midcentury and antique seating set the backdrop for meticulously tailored coats in heavyweight nappa with Persian lamb, gracefully cut tops in foulard silk jacquard and silk crepe de chine, sleek column jumpsuits in merino wool, and architectural skirts in scuba viscose and a vine flower silk jacquard. The strict black, white, eggshell, and taupe color palette was accented with auburn shoes and smooth, minimal calfskin and alligator top-handle bags that reflected the refinement and attention to detail the brand is known for. See the full collection here.