It's the comfiest thing in the world, perfect with jeans and those ratty cutoff shorts by day, but for evening, can you really wear a sweatshirt out in public? On a date? To a club? Yes. Absolutely. A sweatshirt, particularly a thin, slouchy one, can add carefree coolness to a dressy outfit. We show you how to rock the sweatshirt with dressy shorts, sequins, and cropped pants. Click our slideshow to get our styling tips and shop the outfits.
Starting today, the Outnet is hosting a crazy four-day clearance sale with covetable brands, like Vanessa Bruno, Michael Kors, and Adam, marked up to 85 percent off! It doesn't get any better than this, people. Check out our top 10 picks from the sale now, but warning: items are selling out faster than you can pull out your credit card!
Come Spring, we'll be staying chic in trousers – cut and dipped in all shapes and colors. High-waisted wide-legs when we're in a '70s state of mind; bright skinny pants for when we want to make a bold statement; and even a sequined pair for those balmy nights out on the town. If you're feeling our mood, check out our slideshow for our top 10 picks — highlighting all price ranges and silhouettes — and get on board!
Even while we're fully immersed in the Fall '11 collections, the beginning of March has me thinking all things Spring. I've been eying the past Spring '11 runways and the brights they brought in the form of these flirty frocks from Versace, Matthew Williamson, Peter Som, and so many others. This is a different kind of LBD necessity, so forget the little black dress and allow me to introduce this season's must-own little bright dress. The colorful options are limitless, as are cuts and silhouettes, though we recommend keeping it short and sweet to soak up the sun. Just shop my picks to get the look.
Left to right: Versace, Peter Som (middle two), Matthew Williamson.
One of the easiest styles to achieve that off-duty look this fall is with an amazing poncho! From cropped chunky knit versions at Tommy Hilfiger to texturally intriguing knit and satin iterations at Alexander Wang, this outerwear option has us longing for cold weather. To get the full scoop on this dramatic silhouette, watch our full poncho trend report now.
For our third installment of New York Fashion Week trend reports, we’re bringing you one of the easiest styles to achieve that off-duty look: ponchos! From cropped chunky knit versions at Tommy Hilfiger to texturally intriguing knit and satin iterations at Alexander Wang, this outerwear option has us longing for cold weather. To get the full scoop on this dramatic silhouette, watch our full poncho trend report now.
Just as we expected, we spied a very chic Olivia Palermo making her way around NYFW. Sporting the wide-leg trend with a pair of black and white checkered pants, she adds a hint of color via a bright pink top ($180) and beats the chill with a cozy-chic anorak. Then, Olivia shows off her knack for accessorizing, finishing with a croc clutch, leopard-print belt ($20), and fur collar. Just click the items above to shop a similar ensemble.
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Day three is done, and we've seen a bevy of beautiful dresses, chunky Fall knits, and standout accessories. Alexander Wang gave us his classic mix of loungewear and formalwear, Jill Stuart mixed it up with watercolor fox prints, and Charlotte Ronson's chunky layers have us excited to bundle up. Click through for the 10 looks that caught our eye today.
>> "The starting point in designing every collection is the woman who wears my clothes," said Adam Lippes, post-show. His ADAM collection, inspired by a recent visit to the National Museum of the American Indian, called out to the city girl, constantly on the go, working and loving life. Seventies-inspired utilitarian pieces like silk pleated skirts, wide-leg wool trousers, and delicate lace tops were given a fun twist with bold plaid prints and soft feminine hues. Meanwhile, ethnic print skirts, fringed-embellished hand-knit sweaters, and decadent soft mohair blanket coats hark back to Lippes’s main inspiration point. For eveningwear, the designer created sheer lace gowns and a punchier gold embroidered dress. This one’s definitely calling to what Lippes describes as the woman who wants to be “that girl”; especially when she’s accessorizing with geek chic glasses, scrunched socks, and Manolo Blahnik pumps.
Often we're made to feel lucky to wear a designer label, so it's a pleasant surprise to hear this from Adam: "the starting point in designing every collection is the woman who wears my clothes." Adam, we're flattered. Beyond that, it was a trip to the National Museum of the American Indian that sealed the inspiration for his Fall 2011 collection. The Native American references were loosely suggested in a blanket anorak and an excellent textured sweater with fringe, but for the most part it was a peppy collection with elements of geek chic, Adirondack weekends, and the 70s working girl with a touch of utilitarian sport thrown in. Adam continued the long proportions trend of Fall Fashion Week with more calf-skimming hemlines, which worked particularly well in a black mohair dress with a lace back. Overall, it was a wearable collection of separates that will take the Adam girl effortlessly from weekends in the country to her 9-5 city job.
- Trends: Geek chic, 70s, utility, plaid, Native American, lace, lace panels, backless, longer hemlines .
- Colors: Claret, cobalt, cream, black, gold
- Key Looks: Mohair dress, gold embroidered dress.
- Accessories: Manolo Blahnik shoes, black plastic frame glasses.
- Who Would Wear It: Sporty, fun-loving girls who list travel and parties as their favorite pastimes.