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The spiked and studded shoe isn't necessarily the newest trend on the block, but it certainly has made its embellished presence known as of late. Taking a spin via Diane Kruger, Emma Stone, Marion Cotillard, and more, we've spotted Christian Louboutin's spiked Pigalle flats, as well as the designer's metallic spiked Bis Un Bout pumps, and a pair of sparkly Giuseppe Zanotti sandals to start. The tougher-looking silhouette isn't just a quick way to edge up an outfit; it's actually evolved into its own brand of ladylike style — with a "we mean business" undertone. Now, all you have to do is look to Ginnifer Goodwin's red scalloped Valentino dress and spiked red Christian Louboutin heels to know that this embellished shoe has certainly surpassed its initial bad-girl roots. To see how Jaime King, Rose Byrne, Olivia Palermo, and others are putting their own spin on the trend, keep clicking — then, shop your favorite spiked and studded iterations at the end of the slideshow.
Whether you're jetting away to a tropical locale or heading out for a relaxing weekend vacation, you want to look chic while in transit — so we've rounded up a few important items that you need to pick up before you head out of town. From a cozy cardi and stylish carryall to an emergency black maxi dress, watch to see what items you need to get your hands on, plus a few helpful packing tips! On Allison McNamara: Forever 21 dress, Succarra necklace.
Taylor Swift held hands with new beau Conor Kennedy on a day date in Hyannis Port, MA, and for the sweet occasion wore an equally sweet ensemble. The singer tucked a white silky short-sleeved button-up blouse into a floral-print knee-length skirt, then added a touch of cool via black Ray-Ban Wayfarers. Black slingback bow flats and a brown leather crossbody bag completed her retro-inspired look. For your next day date, look to Taylor by sporting a knee-length floral skirt like the one we chose below or this rose-print one from ModCloth ($35) with a silky blouse, cute flats, and a crossbody bag.
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We spotted more than our fair share of athletic influences on Spring's runways — designers made sure to work mesh details, hoodies, anoraks, and neoprene surf pieces in with their separates — and with the Olympic Games well under way, it's even more tempting to get in on this year's ultrachic sportif trend. Sporty looks took on many different versions, from Isabel Marant's cool, colorful layers to Alexander Wang's perennial sporty-girl swagger. Narciso Rodriguez and Helmut Lang both incorporated sleek black and white color palettes into track pants and sports bras, while Phillip Lim's pretty pastel collection gave way to tailored pants, clean-cut tanks, and vinyl rain slickers. Even the normally coquettish designs of Victoria Beckham gave a nod to sophisticated activewear — her minimalist silhouettes, exposed zippers, and strong colorblocking really brought the trend home. In an effort to show off our sartorial prowess (as well as our Olympic pride), we've rounded up 21 of the chic sportif pieces that you need now — click through to shop them all.
When it comes to casual clothes, Kate Middleton is known to have an affinity for J Brand jeans. Her latest pair, which she wore to the 2012 Olympics in London with a matching Smythe blazer and a striped top, are a closet staple. These J Brand midrise skinny leg navy cropped jeans ($169) are a must have for various reasons. First, their stretchy nature makes them comfortable and easy to move around in. The navy color gives them a sophisticated spin, meaning you can dress them up for night or for the office. The midrise waist will suck your tummy in, and the cropped hem means you can show off all your fabulous shoes, even those with ankle straps. And of course, the princess has them so you can just call them your Kate Middletons. Wear them with cork wedges like Kate — here are her Stuart Weitzmans in denim ($189, originally $375) — or flat sandals for a more laid-back approach.
Rachel Zoe continues to wow with her many talents — she already has a full ready-to-wear line, a roster of A-list clients to style, a book, and an adorable family — and now she can add jewelry designer to her ever-growing résumé. Rachel debuted her first-ever jewelry line today, and the collection is just what you might expect from the designer, with inspiration from '20s, '60s, and '70s fashion. Rachel infused art-deco aesthetics into statement-making pieces, like long pendant necklaces, oversized cuff bracelets, and a bevy of rings just begging to be worn to your next cocktail party. Watch today's Fab Flash to hear Rachel Zoe's take on her new jewels. On Allison McNamara: H&M top, H&M pants.
Lucky magazine is one of our favorite sources for great shopping tips. We're thrilled to share this fabulous story from our friends at Lucky!For its past Made in Kind designer collaborations, Anthropologie worked with the likes of Karen Walker, Tracy Reese and Organic's John Patrick. Now, just in time for the Olympics, the famously offbeat-cute brand has teamed up with VPL's Victoria Bartlett.
The designer, who's loved for her sporty, exposed-elastic bralettes, briefs and camisoles, whipped up a few all-new prints for her new Anthro capsule—among them a sweet pink floral and arty green splatter—that are a bit softer than those you might see in her primary collection. The final product, dubbed UV_UnderVisibles, is exactly what its name would suggest: underwear so pretty, it'd be a shame to keep it completely hidden. And since nothing in the line's over $128, you can mix and match these athletic lingerie separates to your heart's content. We know exactly what we'll be wearing while watching Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber take to the uneven bars.
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