According to the likes of Jordana Brewster, Kate Bosworth, and Jessica Alba, all your warm weather styling needs is a bold Summer print boost. Be it a vibrant butterfly print, a Los Angeles-cool palm-tree print, or a loud magenta-hued exotic floral print, the brighter the pattern, the more we're convinced that our breezy wares still have a lot of life left in them. With Stella McCartney, Carven, and Peter Pilotto leading a colorful pack of designs for both the current season and right into the next, we're honing in on how these starlets are letting their own print obsessions take form. Miranda Kerr's mix-and-matched fare, Karolina Kurkova's literal tropical photo print denim, and Olivia Palermo's sweet scalloped flower-power shorts all add to this Summer's best printed practices. Click through for seven days — and seven ways — to wear and shop the trend now.
There are some things we just can't give up despite the season — leather being high up on the "please never leave our closet" list. Real or faux, a well-executed leather top or pleated skirt can instantly transform your look from subdued to slick and sophisticated. Look to our stylish A-list set for Summer-minded proof that this staple can be worn in much warmer temps. Ashlee Simpson offset her fiery red leather Alice + Olivia shorts with a semisheer blouse, Olivia Palermo put a refined spin on the luxe material via a black Christian Dior peplum top and navy skirt, and Jessica Biel showed off the perfect way to wear your white pencil skirt to the office. No need to rework your leather pieces; we've got seven days' worth of star-studded styling inspiration to get you through your nine-to-five and right into Saturday night's festivities.
The blue denim skirt is having a serious moment this Summer, and we've got seven stylish celebs putting their personal spins on the jean staple. It's a laid-back piece that packs a versatile punch, as proven by Poppy Delevingne's sophisticated silk blouse-and-glitter Givenchy sandal combo, Katie Holmes's cool-girl boot accents, and Olivia Palermo's beach-perfect open weave sweater complement. Since we know that denim anything is an every-season must have, it's time to take a closer (read: weeklong) look at how the quintessential blue jean skirt can go from day to night, casual to cocktail ready, and retro to modern day minimalist. Courtesy of Eva Mendes, Kirsten Dunst, and Rebecca Minkoff, and more, here are seven days worth of denim skirt ensembles right at your fingertips.
Not all shorts are created equal — from frayed-hem cutoffs to embellished stud pockets, shorts run the gamut. But these sleek celeb-inspired renditions prove an easy way to take your Summer wares from casual-cool to office-appropriate to cocktail-ready. Olivia Palermo dressed up her tailored black shorts with a two-toned tuxedo blazer and her go-to blue Manolos, showing off a more sophisticated shorts style. Meanwhile, Revenge starlet Ashley Madekwe inspired our own workweek wardrobe with her red Willow tweed shorts suit, Whitney Port put a lacy spin on her off-duty ensemble, and Alexa Chung kept it sweet and simple with the help of a high-waisted silhouette and metal cap-toe flats. With this star-studded inspiration at the ready, we've got seven ways and seven days' worth of chic Summer short outfits. Click through now to see and shop the look.
Nothing livens up your day better than a bright, vibrant pop of color — and whether you stick to simple shades or go full-on neon, it's a fun, cool look that works perfectly for Spring. The trend hit big on the runways at DKNY, Diane von Furstenberg, and Rag & Bone among others, and it continually proves to be a fresh, easy way to shake up your current wardrobe. We're showing you how to wear brights for seven days in seven ways, gleaning some inspiration from the chic styling capabilities of Dasha Zhukova, Solange Knowles, Nina Dobrev, and more. Click through now for their style-setting examples, then shop our editors' picks to get the looks for yourself.
Sheer clothing and cutouts were a big trend during Spring 2012 Fashion Week, with designers like Marc Jacobs, Emilio Pucci, and Vera Wang showing sexy see-through pieces on the runways. Whether in a slightly sheer tank or blouse or going all out in a see-through maxi dress, some of our fashionable favorites have nailed the sheer trend for work, play, and beyond. We're showing how to make sheer separates work for seven days in seven ways, gleaning some inspiration from the styling capabilities of Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, Ashley Madekwe, and more. Click through for their style-setting examples, then shop our editors' picks to get the look for yourself.
Is it safe to say that mullets aren't all bad? Case in point: we're loving the high-low, business-meets-party hemline for Spring, and luckily it doesn't require a pair of scissors or an achy breaky heart. It's a flirty, playful look that shows the perfect amount of skin without being too daring, and can still be modest enough for the office. We've already shown you how the asymmetrical trend looks when taken to the streets, and now we're making it work for seven days in seven ways — gleaning some inspiration from the styling capabilities of Nicole Richie, Kate Bosworth, Brooklyn Decker, and more. Click through for their style-setting examples, then shop our editors' picks to get the look for yourself.
We're happy to report laid-back sweater culture is alive and well. Credit Spring's sportier edge — with Rag & Bone, Proenza Schouler, and Textile Elizabeth and James at the helm — for the resurgence of this particularly casual-cool topper, and we're smitten with its easy styling versatility. To illustrate our point, we've enlisted the likes of Miranda Kerr, Nicole Richie, and Jessica Alba to show off their laid-back knits — seven days, seven ways. From printed versions tucked into pretty floral miniskirts to bright crewnecks worn with denim cutoffs, these super relaxed sweaters and luxe sweatshirts prove worthy of a week's wear. Click on for style-setting examples, then shop our editors' picks to get the look.
We never imagined that pastels could feel so chic, but since we spotted the pretty tones on Spring runways at Phillip Lim, Jenni Kayne, and Louis Vuitton we've banished all thoughts of our childhood Easter Sunday attire. Instead, the soft hues are feeling much more fashion-friendly — especially when you consider the latest looks from our favorite style setters. In gorgeous mint greens, pale blues, and muted pinks, the fashion crowd is quickly making a case to embrace the fresh hues on, well, practically anything. Want to see what a pastel-styled week might look like? It looks pretty sweet — just click through to see how celebs from Jessica Alba to Poppy Delevingne are outfitting the trend. Then shop our editors' picks to find your own perfect pastel pieces.
Peplum has edged its way right into Spring 2012's top trends — and celebs have fallen for the season's whimsical silhouette just as hard. But if you have yet to embrace the style, we've curated something of a celebrity outfit guide to help get you started. Lest you should think peplum's a one-note wonder, this fresh crop of inspiration proves that these pieces boast some serious versatility. There's more than one way to channel the trend, from Olivia Palermo's sweet-cum-sporty Tibi jacket to Charlize Theron's ultrafeminine take in lacy Stella McCartney — in fact, you may just find that there's a perfect peplum look for nearly every occasion. Click on for a week's worth of style-setting examples, then be sure to shop our editors' picks to outfit the look at home.