Sarah Jessica Parker invoked a little of that Carrie Bradshaw spirit with this balanced juxtaposition of polished, albeit laid-back, layers (exotic-printed Level 99 denim ($140) and L'Agence coat included) with the sleekest pair of slingback heels. If it weren't for those little details, this could just have been any other jeans and top ensemble, but when you factor in the standout subtleties, the outfit gained a lot of stylish momentum. To take on a similar brand of city-girl cool, start with a sophisticated foundation. Style a solid-color blouse with fitted jeans, and if you're feeling extra daring, spring for a snakeskin-printed pair like Sarah Jessica's. Then, hone in on that one make-it-or-break-it accent — in this case, a stellar teal-hued slingback heel — and let it be the talking point of your look. We love that this shoe is bright, eye-catching, and chic, but never registers as an over-the-top accessory. In fact, we'd go so far as to say these heels are the reason why SJP's daytime look gets our 9-to-5 (and beyond) approval. Chances are, you've got the essential outfit staples already in your closet, but the slingbacks? See our picks below.
Over the weekend, Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z stepped out for dinner at Gigino Trattoria in NYC, and for the delicious occasion, Beyoncé rocked black leather J Brand pants and black high-top Isabel Marant sneakers. Up top she sported a L'Agence contrast boucle sweater ($200), round sunglasses, and oversize gold hoops that read "Obama." A gold necklace, a few gold rings, and a black and white bag completed the singer's date-night look. Re-create Beyoncé's latest outfit by pairing her exact sweater — or this less expensive contrast sweater from Forever 21 ($23) — with your leather pants and sneakers. Finish off with equally snazzy accessories to perfect Beyoncé's funky-slash-sporty vibe.
L'Agence, the cool contemporary brand that found success with its line of perfectly draped tees and later with a complete line of chic, clean-lined separates, has expanded into accessories. Our favorite of the lot is this lace-up heel, which is a perfect mix of sexy and crisp. Bags are the classic hobo shape, some with contrasting color detail. Shoes will retail between $395-$425, while handbags will retail for $750, and will be available exclusively at Barneys. We have a few favorites from the line, just click the slideshow to see some ideal Spring looks.
There's something about fringe that suggests the wearer wants to have a good time. It's celebratory, à la '20s flappers, or it's boho, taking cues from Western references. Either way, it's totally stylish when done in small doses. Check out our editors' picks of fringe done right.
When you're shopping, the real test of a piece's value is how versatile it is. Can you wear it to work, on the weekend, on a date, on a trip? If you can, most likely you've got a wardrobe winner. Case in point: this Quiksilver printed tunic is pretty, with a springy print and sheer texture. It's perfect for the beach and throwing on over your bikini. But it can also be worn every single day of the week, for pretty much every occasion. Want to see? We style one piece, seven ways. Click to shop.
No one has a pregnant style quite like Nicole Richie. She manages to maintain her cool factor and show off her baby bump in cozy chic creations. Take this L'Agence Long Henley Dress ($235) she wore out and about in LA. True, you have to be rather svelte to wear it, but the casual henley style makes her appear approachable. Of course Nicole wore Loubs and a Givenchy bag to up the glam factor.