We always like to know what's going on with Rachel Roy's lower-priced line, Rachel Rachel Roy. Can you blame us? Everything is super unique, but most importantly, affordable. Roy's new slew of earrings are especially spotlight-worthy. The Zebra Drop Earrings ($36) are exotic, the Hanging Mesh Lace Earrings ($85) are glamorous, and the Spike and Pearl Dangle Earrings ($44) are for the classy gal who has a badass bone. Take your pick!
There are few kids cooler than Ferris Bueller. No school, no rules, no limits. Just a cool car, a couple of friends, and a dream for the perfect day off. Factor in Ferris's sweetie, Sloane, and you've got one ridiculously cool couple. I watched Ferris Bueller's Day Off wishing Ferris would bail me out of class and take me for a ride in the Ferrari. If you had the same teen dream, channel a little back to cool via Sloane Peterson. Mix funky fringe, like this Asos Fringe Waistcoat ($24, originally $47), with '80s classics like these Ray-Bans ($195), and just a touch of turquoise like this Lucky Brand Multi Row Cuff ($72) to finish. Definitely too cool for school. Click the items above to shop the look.
The first thing I remember about Drop Dead Gorgeous — aside from the amazing Minnesota dialect — is the all-star cast. Pageant contestants Denise Richards, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, and Brittany Murphy all vie for the crown in little Mount Rose. But take away the big hair and pageant garb, and it's straight up small-town, all-American. So, when channeling the beauty queens, try cutie kicks, like Keds Classics ($40), glittery jewels, like this Statement Flower Necklace ($12), and sunny-sweet dresses, like C&C's Eyelet Cap Sleeve Mini Dress ($148). Just smile pretty and wave — and click the items above to shop the look.
Come Fall, we suggest you grab a couple of essentials from Tibi's femme and fierce Fall collection. Designer Amy Smilovic, who just launched a rockin' new website last week, created a whimsical textural collection filled with furry faux coats, sweet skirts, leather elements, and perky prints perfect for the upcoming chill. This One-Shoulder Print Dress ($450) has an amazing snakeskin pattern, and these Leather Shorties ($585) are the perfect length: not too short, and not too tight. Shop all of our favorite pieces by clicking on the items above!
If you're feeling back to cool, then I've got another dose of inspired ensembles. This time, I'm channeling the nostalgia of one of my favorite film classics, Dirty Dancing. Oh, who could forget Baby and her coming-of-age quest in the Summer of '63? Once she meets Johnny it's buh-bye family fun, hello sexy dance parties. But aside from sultry Summer love, it's also a study in easy, retro-fied chic. Steal Baby's signature style with this Seven For All Mankind Oversize Shirt ($155), or do like Baby's big sis, Lisa, and try preppy pearls and a pretty party dress like this ModCloth Periwinkle Prance Dress ($99). Just remember — "nobody puts Baby in a corner!" Shop the style by clicking on the items.
If the Troop Beverly Hills utilitarian vibe isn't your flavor, kick start your back to cool style with a sassy '70s Charlie's Angels inspired look. Protecting the world one criminal at a time, Jill, Sabrina, and Kelly fought the bad guys and kicked major ass in their endless supply of groovy 'fits. Take note from these fearless gals and strut through campus in a pair of high-waist flared jeans, platform sandals — like these MICHAEL Michael Kors Astor Platforms ($160) — and a glitzy top. Or, brown nose your way to the top of the class in a sexy jumper or forever fresh wrap dress. We especially love the vintage modern print on this Diane von Furstenberg Julian Wrap Dress ($325). Charlie would be proud. Shop the look by clicking on the items!
Leopard prints come in all sizes. There are tiny leopard dots, midsized ones, then there are the latest hottest magnified prints a la Chloé's Resort '10 blouse Heidi Klum wore on the second episode of Project Runway. If you're digging this oversized leopard motif, then get yourself this ModCloth Stealth Style Cardigan ($50) as an alternative to the expensive Chloé top. Pair it over a white V-neck tee with skinny green cargos, cinch your waist with a skinny brown belt, and you have yourself a designer look for less!
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We flashed forward by showing you a stylish Fall transition outfit — now let's rewind back to right now. This Kenneth Cole New York Epaulet Silk Dress ($79, originally $119) is a safari-chic place to start. But to keep it from looking too muted, we opted to give a pop of color via Luichiny Yellow Bootie Sandals ($92, originally $220). The Prophecy Embroidered Waistcoat ($21, originally $43) adds a cool layer, while the MICHAEL Michael Kors Vanilla Braided Grommet Bag ($117, originally $168) finishes it nice and softly. Love the look? Shop it by clicking on the items above.
With Fall around the bend, we're prepping for that semiawkward transition period. You know, when it's not too hot, yet not too cold. During this time, Rebecca Taylor, Catherine Malandrino, and Diane von Furstenberg's take on layering is exactly what we're striving for. Lux knits, cozy prints, and kick-ass booties are perfect semicold staples. Want the look? Click on each item to start shopping . . .
There are certain pieces that automatically remind you of something else. Like when I discovered these Nine West Mohawk Sandals ($90), images of Givenchy — particularly the Fall '09 Haute Couture collection — came to mind. So if you can't afford the real thing, might as well go for these gorgeous chain-embellished beauties. They'll go with everything from casual tank dresses to cool denim cutoffs to sexy skirts.
Thanks to Proenza Schouler's Spring '10 collection, surf has married fashion. And there're no divorces here! The love just keeps getting stronger. Further proof is in this editorial in June's Marie Claire Italia. We are majorly crushing on Erin Heatherton's sexy surf look — everything from the pink Prada shades, to the silky tie-dye Prada top, to the beaded necklace, to the striped bikini bottoms. Do you love it too? Get the look by clicking on these items!