Vests made a big statement on the Spring/Summer 2013 runways. Proenza Schouler, Isabel Marant, and 3.1 Phillip Lim made good use of this warm-weather layering piece, showing us everything from patchwork pieces to utilitarian styles. We've rounded up our favorite vests on the market right now, from eclectic finds to the must-have distressed vest. On Allison: BCBG Max Azria blazer, Club Monaco top, Cameo shorts.
It's a known fact that puffer jackets keep you extra warm during the Winter chill. But this season, allow something a little furry 'n puffy to keep you cozy. That's what Kylie Minogue recently did in her Roberto Cavalli coat in London. As you can see, it's a win-win situation for any fashion maven — you feel hot both in terms of temperature and style! Plus the fur adds a major dose of luxe to your bundled up look. Shop similar furry puffers below.
Obviously, it doesn't take much for this Victoria's Secret babe to turn heads. So, when Marisa Miller stepped out last night in a silky petal pink dress and matching platforms, she mesmerized us. This girl knows that playing up assets doesn't have to be in your face. She shows off her stems and adds a little gold glimmer via a long gold necklace and a single bangle for a look that's part sexy party girl, part Summer sophisticate.
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Of all the subtly sexy hairstyles, the hair-over-the-eyes look might be the most underappreciated. Such was the case at Mackage, where stylist Tippi Shorter created a ponytail that draped in front of the face. Make the swoop less dramatic for real life, and you've got a beautiful, easy style. (In your face!)
To create the look, Shorter dried hair straight then worked Avon Advance Techniques Volumizing Mousse throughout. Using a comb, she created a diagonal part that extended from the point above one eye to the crown of the head. She then blow-dried the front section of the hair forward, using a round barrel brush to create the sweep.
To form the perfect ponytail, she backcombed about two inches of hair just below the crown. Next, she draped it over the back of the head, moving the teased portions around evenly before securing it into a low, loose ponytail. After blending Advance Techniques Moisture Sleek Smoothing Serum and Shaping Gel together, she worked it through the draped section of hair; she followed by pulling it into the ponytail. At home, you can secure with bobby pins if necessary and finish with a shine spray.
Stephanie Pratt joined fellow The Hills castmate Lo Bosworth at the Pepsi Throwback at World on Wheels roller skating party in LA this week. Her flowy top and playful jewelry brought an element of femininity to her ripped jeans and and leather jacket. Shop for a similar outfit now.
Look who's back and taking a stroll through the park with none other than Chuck Bass. Georgina reemerges with her downtown edge. She pairs gray skinny jeans with earth-toned ankle boots and brightens the look with a blue scarf and tee. Her black coat with leather accents adds polish to this rock-and-roll vibe. Shop it now!
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I live in my wooly jackets in the Winter, but they're not the most exciting crop of coats. If you feel me, try one with leather trimmings. This slick embellishment adds a dose of refinement to outerwear without losing warmth. I like how the leather trimming gives this Mackage Short Notch Collar Wool Coat ($883) a sharp appeal. Now you have no excuse to sacrifice style for comfort.
What a sidewalk sight Michelle Williams and little Matilda are. I would totally coordinate my outfit with my little lassie, too. But what's equally stunning here is Michelle's classic wool asymmetrical pea coat by Jeffrey Monteiro. It's official, folks: it's time whip out your tried and true outerwear, including good ol' pea coats. I have a charcoal gray one by Banana Republic that hits the spot for me. Navy and black are fine color choices as well. And the best part? These keep you nice and toasty.
Looking at this Mackage Hope Wool Blend Coat ($695), you would never guess it benefits breast cancer. That's because it doesn't have pink plastered all over it. But in fact, the inner white lining shows the Breast Cancer Research Foundation pink ribbon.
Mackage cofounder Elisa Dahan lost her mother to breast cancer at a young age, and is now paying tribute to mom and all breast cancer patients. $100 of your purchase will be donated to the BCRF. You'll not only have a gorgeous Fall coat, but a happy conscience.