Posts for September 18th 2012
Burberry's Spring 2013 runway show left us breathless, thanks to the multitude of metallic trench coats, embellished pencil skirts, and bold, bright color palette. If you thought clicking through the images of Christopher Bailey's gorgeous collection was thrilling, just wait until you see his pretty pieces in motion. Push play now to see the action of Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013.
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It's not often when we find great, on-trend plus-size clothing, but ASOS is working hard to fix that matter with its Curve collection, catering specifically to plus-size girls. Not only is the brand providing stylish wares at an accessible price point, but ASOS also just released its first ever Curve lookbook, showcasing the latest Fall offerings. Inside, you'll find sleek lace dresses, leather pleated skirts, and cozy outerwear styled to Fall perfection. Read below for the dressing tips we culled from the lookbook, then start the slideshow to see the complete ASOS Curve plus-size lookbook.
- First styling cue? Put a beanie on it. We love the '90s grunge appeal of styling a simple slouched black beanie with a lace dress and military boots for a contrasted play on ladylike cool.
- Balance out your proportions and pair a long cozy sweater with a leather miniskirt to emote effortless daytime appeal. Depending on your mood, finish off the look with your favorite brogues or point-toe pumps.
- An oversize coat can also work as a dress when styled right. Just make sure to show layers underneath and make sure your coat hemline is longer than your skirt or dress.
For her latest front-row London Fashion Week look, Olivia Palermo went extra bold in an emerald-green blazer, yellow skinny jeans, and a two-tone Anya Hindmarch leather tote at the designer's Spring 2013 show. It's clear she's mastered the art of unexpected color pairings, as just hours earlier she showcased this equally amazing burnt orange and burgundy ensemble. Olivia's gray deep-v sweater and tortoise Ray-Bans balanced her bold separates, while her colorblock pumps and sparkling accessories injected the perfect amount of glamour. Style a green blazer with yellow denim and colorful pumps to channel Olivia's Fall-perfect duo for your next dinner date.
Jessica Alba was just spotted running errands in LA wearing an all-black ensemble, which made it really easy for her new Opening Ceremony khaki suede crossbody bag ($550) to pop. The actress also sported a black one-shoulder midi-length dress with these Givenchy black flat ankle-strap rubber sandals ($190), a bevy of beaded bracelets, and these Westward Leaning beaded sunglasses ($275). If you're in the market for a new bag for Fall, let Jessica inspire you to buy her Opening Ceremony crossbody. It's the perfect size — not oversize, but it will fit all your essentials — and has a cool color that will go with everything, plus it feeds into the structured-bag trend.
Mulberry always attracts a slew of style setters sporting lust-worthy front-row ensembles, making the Spring 2013 show the see-and-be-seen stop of the London Fashion Week. It-Brits Kate Moss and Alexa Chung were in attendance, alongside Olivia Palermo and Lana Del Rey. Both Alexa and Lana have Mulberry bags named after them, respectively called the Alexa and the Del Rey, so it's no surprise that they showed up to see the brand's offerings for next season. Just click play to get all the details on these standout looks. On Allison McNamara: Blaque Label top, Jook and Nona necklace and bracelets.
Burberry, Marchesa, and Stella McCartney showed fit-and-flare silhouettes all over their Fall runways and we can't wait to try out the silhouette for ourselves. Whether you prefer an all-out ladylike stance à la Marchesa or Stella McCartney's sportier spirit, it's all about choosing the right fit-and-flare shape for your body. Make sure the "fitted" part of the skirt or dress isn't too tight across your hips or thighs (your skirt will ride up and walking will become a problem) and always make sure to pair heels with this look to elongate your figure. Read below for a few more style pointers, then click the slideshow to shop our editors' picks.
- Since fit-and-flare silhouettes veer on the feminine side of the style meter, temper the look with sleek pointy-toe pumps or patent ankle boots for a sleek Fall ensemble.
- Want an extra smooth and seamless look? Wear Spanx underneath more body-con silhouettes for an overall slimming effect.
- We love the idea of pairing a fit-and-flared miniskirt with a cozy turtleneck, tights, and textural vest once the temperature drops.
Henry Holland sent a '90s-spirited collection down the runway for Spring 2013 — the designer used tie-dye, plaid, and small-scale floral prints to convey a grunge-chic feel, done in cool-girl silhouettes like baby-doll dresses, peplums, and fitted blazers. Watch the full House of Holland runway show now, and let us know what you think of the collection in the comments.
From the expert tailoring to the perfect shade of forest green to the cool zipper detailing, we've found the perfect Fall coat in 3.1 Phillip Lim's Moto Cross Fleece Jacket ($895). No, it's not cheap, but the sheer versatility makes it worth the investment; pair it with a feminine lace dress and ankle boots for a transitional Fall look, with leather jeans and a tunic for layered perfection, or with slouchy black trousers and a silky button-down blouse for a chic work ensemble. The styling options are limitless, and to prove our point, here are three more ways to wear Phillip Lim's cozy-cool moto jacket. See and shop the looks now.