As the weather heats up, we're ditching our clunky baubles for lighter, airy fare. This Summer, we're honing in on delicate layering necklaces, diminutive statement bracelets, and whisper-thin hoop earrings (yes, they're back). Additionally, we're coveting transparent details that give off a diaphanous, modern feel, and tassel details for a little bohemian flair. See and shop our editors' top 14 picks in the slideshow now.
A Summer outfit is not complete without the perfect pair of sunglasses, and our latest shady crush hails from Westward Leaning. After spotting these retro-meets-modern shades on style stars like Alessandra Ambrosio, Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez, and Kate Bosworth, it's clear they are one of the hottest accessories in Hollywood. And the best part? Every pair comes with a feel-good message. Each silhouette was inspired by a different social movement — like the Teach For America, John Glenn Center For Science Education, and National Parks Conservation Association — and with every sale, $10 is given back to the cause. Pretty cool, right? See which celebrities have been spotted in Westward Leaning sunglasses — then shop their exact pairs now.
— Additional reporting by Chi Chau
Nothing marks the impending start of Summer like slipping into a pair of pretty espadrilles. Whether you're on the hunt for a dressier pair — like this statement striped stunner from Christian Louboutin — or looking for something more laid-back, the latest batch of online arrivals are sure to please. With a check-off list of the hottest colors and styles in mind, we found 21 gorgeous options for you to shop now. See everything from Marc by Marc Jacobs's adorable mouse espadrille flats to Pierre Hardy's power-packed prints in the slideshow.
We're off to the 2013 Kentucky Derby races — or at least, dressing the part. Whether that actually means you're headed to Churchill Downs or rooting for your favorite horse at a friend's party, there's one accessory that will supply all the Derby chic you'll need, and that, of course, is a gorgeous hat. What better place to draw outfit (read: head gear) inspiration from than the royals abroad? Namely, Kate Middleton and her sister, Pippa, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and Queen Elizabeth II. We're zeroing in on the most masterful works of hat art, courtesy of our favorite royal figures. Let this be a lesson: where royalty and the Kentucky Derby are concerned, the more dramatic the hat, the closer to heaven. Click on for all the inspiration you'll need.
No Spring (or Summer) wardrobe is complete without its statement bag, and that's where our ultimate bag guide will serve you well. When our favorite models strutted down the Spring '13 runways, we paid extra attention to their arm candy — every handle, every zipper, every shape — and now we're translating those styles into trends you can shop at all price points. Judging from the colorblocked bags and printed silhouettes to the seriously textured investment and must-have party clutch, we promise there's something in here for everyone. Just click through to find your It bag now.
Lucite clutches are (clearly) having a major moment in the spotlight — all you have to do is zoom in on the red carpet for further proof. First spotted on the Spring '13 runways at Gucci and Chanel, these Lucite handhelds have made their way to the Hollywood circuit, and with that comes even more inspired ways to wear them. Solange Knowles is the proud owner of not one, but two styles, while Sophia Bush and Olivia Palermo have both sported brighter neon versions. Step inside to get a closer look at how the stars are styling their Lucite clutches and score your own.
Plus, you can shop our editors' (other) clear-bag picks directly from the ultimate Spring '13 bag guide.
Straight from the Spring 2013 runways of Burberry Prorsum, Chanel, Gucci, and Stella McCartney, we're loving the clear detailing on these accessories. Lucite clutches, as seen on Solange Knowles and Sophia Bush, are perfect for night, while clear details on Christian Louboutin shoes make your legs look endless. Watch the video for our picks, and then shop below to rock the trend yourself.
Warning: our latest obsession might put some extra pep in your step — Jonathan Adler's happy, chic collection for JCP delivers the designer's signature look at a price point we can applaud. While the pieces (which range from small accessories to statement furniture) are currently available online only, we're anticipating the boutique-like in-store shops for the collection will launch soon. In the meantime, see the pieces we're eager to scoop!
Our latest shoe — rather, shoe color — obsession may not exactly fall into this season's lighter, brighter palette, but it certainly does make a serious case for red's unequivocal statement-making power. It boils down to this: we love the idea of sticking to the outfit basics (we're talking white tee and denim cutoffs here). So, when one accessory can do all the work, that's kind of like styling nirvana — herein lies the appeal of a great red sandal.
Whether the shoe be flat-soled and adorned with the bare two-strap minimum or come complete with a chunky platform and sexier lace-up details, the idea is to turn heads with one fell swoop of standout red and a cool silhouette to match. And let us remind you that these sandals were made to be worn for day and night. So, if this weekend's brunch calls for a red-hot pick-me-up, then look no further than our picks — at every heel height and price point — below.
She's a mother, an author, and an award-winning actress — and now she's People magazine's Most Beautiful Woman. But, in case you missed it, we're turning our attention to Gwyneth Paltrow's killer shoe collection. Sexy sandals, edgy ankle boots, and unique creations from some of the most iconic designers — Jimmy Choo, Giuseppe Zanotti, and Brian Atwood, to name a few — rest side by side in one of the greatest shoe collections to exist. Whether you've been poring over Gwyneth's seriously chic shoes for years or you're a Paltrow rookie, take a stroll down memory lane with 56 of her most enviable heels ever.