Finding a chic carryall that can easily take you from lounging in the sand to drinks afterwards is a seasonal essential. This Summer, beach-worthy totes from Leghilà, Club Monaco, and Marc by Marc Jacobs feature a range of water-resistant and lightweight silhouettes that are equally chic as they are functional. Shop over 35 of our editor's favorite picks below.
Nothing marks the impending start of Summer like slipping into a pair of pretty espadrilles. Whether you're on the hunt for a dressier pair — like this statement striped stunner from Christian Louboutin — or looking for something more laid-back, the latest batch of online arrivals are sure to please. With a check-off list of the hottest colors and styles in mind, we found 21 gorgeous options for you to shop now. See everything from Marc by Marc Jacobs's adorable mouse espadrille flats to Pierre Hardy's power-packed prints in the slideshow.
Your Spring wardrobe revamp doesn't always have to be a dramatic one, and we're looking to this street-style subject for proof of a more subdued kind of seasonal overhaul. Between the eye-catching distressed jeans, the abundance of classic white layers, and the polished shoe choice, this is the kind of outfit that makes it impossibly easy to strike a balance between casual and chic. To achieve a similar effect, keep your worn-in, distressed jeans handy, then pair them with a white t-shirt (the more relaxed, the better) and an oversize white jacket. A white blazer or longer car-coat style will work just as well. As for the accessories, stick to the sophisticated basics, like black slingback pumps, a gold watch, and a neutral-toned bag. Now, shop the essentials below.
Shop, clockwise from top left: J.Crew Perfect-Fit Boatneck Button Tee ($27, originally $33), Reiss Finlee Gathered Back Coat ($425), Marc by Marc Jacobs Mini Marci Mirror Watch ($200), Mango Touch Zipped Bowling Bag ($90), Zara Chain Court Shoe ($50), Topshop Moto Vintage Lacey Rip Jeans ($84)
Over the years, Marc Jacobs's runway beauty looks have ranged from ultrafeminine to modernly minimalist to beautifully bare. He's experimented with white makeup, space-age hair accessories, and teased updos, but one thing remains the same: his models' hair and makeup always makes an unforgettable statement. In honor of his much-anticipated show tonight, take a look back at the best looks he's sent down the runway.
Marc by Marc Jacobs's vision of a woman: vintage glamour. The bright prints of the Fall 2013 collection could have come straight from 1975, but the hair and makeup were inspired by different eras — creating a mash-up of decades. Guido Palau for Redken was inspired by the '40s, creating a texturized, pin-curled look for giant, glamorous locks (hello, Cara Delevingne; can we buy you a drink?), and several models wore colorful nets on the hairstyle to add an extra retro touch. As it turns out, for the makeup, Dick Page for Shiseido didn't have a decade in mind when mapping out the face. He did, however, bring focus to the lips by applying a bright red with a brush, and accentuated the eyes by lining with a shadow on the outer third.
With nods to '70s silhouettes, Marc Jacobs lit up Lincoln Center tonight with his Fall '13 Marc by Marc Jacobs collection. True to form, you'll find new iterations of the designer's all-over prints — brilliant hues dotting dresses and checks taking over smart blazers. Altogether, he crafts a cool balance between a lineup of statement prints and more understated, menswear-inspired suiting, which means there's something for just about everyone in this playful set. Watch on for every look straight from the catwalk.
Big hair, big prints, and big '70s style were the name of the game at the Marc by Marc Jacobs show Monday night. In a packed-to-the-rafters room at Lincoln Center — where Jacobs was showing for the first time ever, thanks to a recent scheduling switcheroo — Cara Delevingne, Lindsey Wixson, and their band of wild-maned cohorts marched to the thumping beat of Tame Impala's "Elephant." It was a high-energy, leg-tapping scene, one that was made all the more fun thanks to the vivid Brady Bunch prints and gleaming gem-tone silks that the designer sent down his runway. Slim-cut crew-neck t-shirt blouses paired with wide-legged cropped pants or high-waisted secretary skirts gave a laid-back working-girl vibe, while oversize A-line midi-coats layered cheekily over supershiny minidresses lent a Taxi Driver-era Jodie Foster feel.
Apparently even big designers have trouble getting their stuff through customs. Thanks to delivery delays, Marc Jacobs has had to reschedule its show from Monday, Feb. 11 to Thursday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. "We're missing bags, shoes, and two fabrics," brand President Robert Duffy told WWD.
And it's not just the mainline show that's been affected; the Marc by Marc Jacobs showtime has been changed as well. That show will now take place at the Lincoln Center tents on Monday at 8 p.m. — the Collection's original spot on the schedule — because the set for the Marc Jacobs show is already being built at the Lexington Armory.
"Marc and I are extremely sorry for this inconvenience. We just want to have the best show possible and show all the product that our design team has been working on so hard for the last six months. We completely understand if people have to get on a plane to go to London," Duffy explained. "We're not expecting people to change those plans or other plans just for us. We are live-streaming the show. Still, we recognize the significant inconvenience and are very sorry about the situation."
Later the brand tweeted, "Sorry everyone, we just want to make it right," before tweeting a formal apology note.
Alexa Chung was spotted on the streets of NYC looking prim and proper in a brown and blue ensemble that screamed Fall chic. She tucked a blue silk button-down blouse into a brown suede miniskirt, then finished off with black opaque tights, Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse flats, exaggerated tortoiseshell cat-eye sunglasses, and a floral bag. When the weather cools, re-create Alexa's look by pairing a blue blouse with a brown skirt or a blue sweater with brown pants. You can also sport a brown top with blue bottoms to switch things up.
At Marc by Marc Jacobs, models epitomized carefree, chic, Summer-in-the-city style. Hair was swept off the face with a bright headscarf, and the eyes were coated with a glossy mix of sandy beige and black for a cool contrast. See it come together backstage in today's Beauty Beat.