We're ecstatic that we're finally able to wear all of our pretty Spring things this month! That being said, our April shopping list includes an array of refreshing floral prints, chic totes, and statement accessories to finish off our warm-weather ensembles. We're also updating our shoe arsenal with a few new essentials — like striped espadrilles and leg-lengthening sandals — and plan on ditching our heavy jackets for lighter, brighter fare. Click through to shop all of our editors' April must haves now.
Over the weekened, Anne Hathaway and her Les Misérables costars met in LA for a special Q&A session, and for the occasion the actress wore a festively cozy ensemble. She paired this ivory sweater by Boy by Band of Outsiders ($545) with red skinny jeans and chunky platform Stella McCartney sandals. The final touch was a lovely brooch on her sweater. Mimic Anne's latest look by pairing your favorite knit sweater with red jeans, then finish off with a brooch for that unique vintage touch.
What better way to show off Boy. by Band of Outsiders' prairie-inspired Fall collection than with Amy Adams playing an irreverent cowgirl? Following in the footsteps of the label's other campaign darlings, like Michelle Williams and Kirsten Dunst, Adams channels Outsiders' quirky-cool for the Fall Polaroid shots, shooting off toy guns, playing gymnast, and drinking from a flask, all, of course, while showing off the pretty, Western-inspired prairie dresses and menswear-style suiting. It's not the Amy Adams we remember from Enchanted, but we kind of love the way she can improvise with a jungle gym and a herd of buffalo. Click on to see Amy work the lens for Scott Sternberg's latest Boy. by Band of Outsiders campaign, and be sure to click over to Boy. by Band of Outsiders' blog to see every snap.
The gloves are coming off at Band of Outsiders, where the models looked ready for a serious battle.
The look: Mysterious, combed-over hair; buff nails; zero makeup with a beige football stripe
The inspiration: Battle Royale, a favorite Japanese film of Quentin Tarantino
Who would wear this: A rough-and-tough lady looking to throw down
Inspired by the Japanese film Battle Royale, Scott Sternberg's Boy. by Band of Outsiders Spring '13 lineup was decidedly militant — models even bared war paint on their faces — with a beachy twist. There were a lot of smart, army-green, epaulet-embellished blazers paired with macramé tops, breezy maxi skirts and loose, ankle-tie trousers emoting an effortlessly cool look. However, it was Sternberg's use of Shibori prints that really captivated the audience. Dipping in blue hues, the designer utilized the Japanese dyeing technique to create a refreshing array of tailored blazers, shorts, and sharp wrap skirts, some of which took on a cool, denim-like effect. While others, like an indigo-blue Shibori-printed drawstring-shorts-and-top combo, practically glistened as it made its way down the runway.
- Trends: Dip-dye, military, macramé, loose trousers.
- Colors: Army green, blue, white, navy, indigo.
- Key Piece: The Shibori-printed drawstring-shorts-and-top combo.
- Accessories: Lace-up gladiator shoes made in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik, drop earrings, wrap bracelets.
- Who Should Wear It: It's all about effortless, tailored cool. We can see Kirsten Dunst and Kate Bosworth sporting some of those Shibori prints on the streets.
Spotted: Michelle Obama wearing Boy. by Band of Outsiders's supercool printed dress while promoting her book American Grown yesterday on the South Lawn of the White House. Proof that the FLOTUS has fashion taste ranging from well-known designers to up and comers, like LA-based brand Band of Outsiders. Michelle opted for a longer version of the brand's popular toile-print sleeves cotton dress, paired with a patent belt, ballet flats, and a light blue cardigan. We love her Summer perfect ensemble. Want the look? We found a similar version on sale right now; since this version is cut like a minidress, we suggest you pair it with cute Chucks or wedge sneakers for an effortless day outdoors. Shop now before it sells out!
While taking a stroll with daughter Apple in London, Gwyneth Paltrow achieved an effortlessly casual look that's perfect for Spring and Summer. She paired this Boy. by Band of Outsiders sleeveless blue pintuck blouse ($193, originally $275) with Current/Elliott white denim The Boyfriend shorts ($138) — pocket linings strategically exposed — tan suede sandals, a canvas tote, sparkly pendant necklace, and black retro shades. It's an unfussy look and one that stands out for its kick-back, cool vibe. To get Gwyneth's London look for your next city stroll, buy her exact blouse and shorts to pair with your white denim shorts, flat sandals, and blacked-out shades.
Whether you're planning a brunch, a movie date, or dinner with the family, mimic one of these super sweet and stylish celebrity ensembles for Mother's Day on Sunday. Re-create Jenna Dewan's '70s-inspired floral look for a day trip with Mom, channel Jennifer Lopez's sexy nude look for an evening dinner, or copy Jessica Alba's flirty-yet-edgy Tory Burch style for a rockin' concert. Step inside to see six other Mom-approved looks, then shop the pieces for yourself for Sunday's fabulous festivities.
At a very fashionable lunch in LA, Charlize Theron wore an LBD that from afar doesn't look like anything special. But when we found out it's a coat dress by Boy by Band of Outsiders, that changed everything. When we zoomed in on the details, like the blazer-like lapel and pockets, the dress started to come to life. And it inspired us to go on a hunt for coats that are cute enough to be worn as a dress. That doesn't necessarily mean that you must wear the coat as a dress with nothing underneath. Rather, we found standout coats that you can keep on all night, buttoned or unbuttoned. Step inside to shop Charlize's exact coat dress and 13 other spotlight-worthy coats.
- Do not overaccessorize. Stick to one key statement piece, like an oversized cuff or standout pendant — we love how Gwyneth adorned her look with a gold shark tooth necklace — and black heels to elongate your body.
- Choose a flattering silhouette. Draped shapes and jumpsuits cut closer to the body are the most flattering fit.
- Style the look with a tailored black or white blazer for a chic office-to-evening ensemble.