While stripes may be a perennial favorite, the classic print certainly got a seasonal makeover on the Spring '13 runways, courtesy of designers Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, and Michael Kors. And this time around, we're excited to wear it just by focusing on the accessories. From candy-striped sunglasses to low-key chambray-striped flats to one seriously gorgeous sequined clutch, there's more than one way to go the way of the stripe this season. Watch on for our must haves! On Allie: Zara blazer and top. On Marisa Tom: BCBG Max Azria top and blazer, Hysteric Co. rings.
What we know today as the iconic shift dress was originally designed by the late Lilly Pulitzer as a way to keep cool while working her Palm Beach juice stand. Pulitzer, who passed away on April 7, proved that bold patterns and classic silhouettes were a successful fashion formula. Inspired by famous fans like First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, we're channeling her Palm Beach aesthetic — home style. Shop the Pulitzer-inspired decor pieces below to add a punch of tropical prep to your pad!
- Calliope Lantern ($1,850): though it's offered in a range of colors, we think the dainty scalloped frame is well-suited for baby blue.
- Darlington Chairs ($475 for a set of two): a coat of water-based, eco-friendly paint in Pepto-pink gives these rattan stunners modern appeal.
- D. Porthault's Demoiselles Bedding (price upon request): enjoy perennial Spring (in the form of printed cotton percale!).
- Blue and White Painted Porcelain Vase ($42): perfectly stunning with or without flowers, this offers a spin on the traditional ginger jar.
- 3 Piece Cake Plate Set ($98, originally $140): spread these across a table or stack to preserve room for more sweets!
- Dream Nest Sham ($50): its quilted texture and vibrant palette are enough to perk up any bed or sofa.
- Foo Dogs ($58 for a set of two): these chinoiserie staples aren't the least bit stuffy, thanks to their bold tangerine hue.
- X Bench in Venice Peacock ($645): this versatile piece can be used as a side table or extra seating in a pinch.
- Indoor Outdoor Mirrored Planter ($748): ferns have never looked so glamorous!
From homes to cars to offices desks, these days everything requires a key. So it follows that most of us — on more than one occasion — have spent endless hours retracing our steps to gather clues that may help up locate these essentials we seem to misplace on a daily basis. While we can't help you find those pesky necessities, we can offer you an array of cute and stylish key fobs to adorn once they've been located. From adorable animals to miniature handbags, we've culled 19 chic, cheeky, and down right comical key chains just for you.
Once you've found your dream dress, it's time to complete the look with the perfect wedding veil or headpiece. We like to think of your wedding day as the ultimate "red carpet" event of your life, and with that comes the pressure of looking nothing short of spectacular as you make your way down the aisle. This necessary accessory is the second-most important piece to a bride's ensemble. Whether you prefer to go the traditional route in a pretty cathedral lace veil or opt to go more bohemian à la Margherita Missoni, we picked out 14 of the prettiest wedding veils and headpieces to finish off your bridal look. From Jenny Packham's barely there mesh confection (see below) to a handmade floral headband, see and shop all of our beautiful editors' picks.
When it comes to your table setting — flatware, to be exact — the Midas touch is now trending. Yes, your basic silver place setting is a classic, but gold offers a glitzy touch, regardless of the occasion. The set that first caught our eye, reinforcing our obsession, was this Sambonet five-piece place setting. It's glamorous yet sleek, elegant but durable. But there's a catch: one setting runs $140 — quite pricey for trendy flatware! Although it's made in Italy, the price tag may require a bit of thought or a wedding registry.
If you're unable to give up on your table's perfect gold accent, we found this Oro Viejo Flatware. It's not as shiny as the setting we first spotted, but it's just as stylish and almost the exact shape. Since it costs about $28 per setting, you can actually host a dinner party instead of a party of one! How's that for a gold standard?
We're admittedly big fans of Sienna Miller's eclectic layering, and as of late, we've noticed she's been polishing off these covetable looks with equally great leopard loafers. The actress has paired her exotic-print flats with everything from striped jeans and knit sweaters to bright bags and quirky eyewear. Between Jessica Alba's bright pink loafers and Miller's leopard pair, we have a feeling these are the kind of flats we should be reaching for this season. See how the British beauty incorporated her loafers into her latest round of outfits, and then shop similar styles here.
If you're sweet on Mad Men's '60s-style set design but aren't sure how to interpret the look for your home, we're here to help! We have three decor finds inspired by the iconic midcentury pieces we spotted on the set – no flea market trolling necessary!
Colorful glass vessels were used a lot in '60s interiors. We saw these navy-blue beauties in Pete and Trudy Campbell's home in season five and were tickled to find these aquamarine Sultan Canisters ($30 each) at Z Gallerie. We're tempted to display a colorful collection of them like Jonathan Adler did at the Parker Palm Springs.
Keep reading to discover more modern Mad Men finds, and watch the video to see how we'd style them!
Warmer weather is finally on the way, and there's no better way to freshen up your Spring look than with the addition of a white shoe. Heels, brogues, and sneakers in optic white were seen all over the Spring 2013 runways, and they're surprisingly easy to mix in with the clothes and accessories you already love. Herein, five pairs of must-have white shoes perfect for any occasion. Click play to watch.
We are all about sun protection here, so when we can cover up in style, we do so wholeheartedly! That's where the wide-brim hat comes into play. This particular style is sophisticated and adds the perfect finishing touch to our Spring and Summer looks. With that, we're calling out our favorite — and affordable — wide-brim hats on the market right now. See which versions topped our list here! On Allison McNamara: Tucker top, Darling skirt.
Jessica Alba knows her way around a bright color palette — whether it be blue mirrored Westward Leaning sunglasses paired with emerald green trousers or a statement necklace worn over an electric yellow sweater, she's got it down. It comes as no surprise (but rather, a welcomed reinvention), then, that her latest outfit is a subtle play on pink-hued accents. And let's just skip right to the good part: her bright neon pink Charles Philip smoking slippers.
These shoes provide a standout example of how one serious pop of Spring-perfect color can energize even the most casual off-duty ensembles. It also doesn't hurt that the menswear-inspired silhouette supplies an instant does of sophistication, flat sole and all. But the most important styling takeaway? Alba's colorful shoes have inspired us to invest in our own versions. So, to jump-start the process, we've got some bold, printed, preppy, and floral iterations to shop below.