A scarf is the perfect statement piece to breathe life into even the most basic ensembles. So today, we've rounded up four lust-worthy scarves that will punch up your look year round. From lovely leopard, to playful polka dots, to signature McQueen skulls, make sure to pick up one of these bold accessories. On Allison: StyleMint top, Forever 21 blazer, House of Harlow 1960 necklace.
In true NYLON fashion, Ashley Madekwe showcased an edgy take on a ladylike look while celebrating the magazine's March issue in Beverly Hills. The Revenge star cinched a striped Marc by Marc Jacobs pencil skirt and sheer white tank with a riveted belt, then added a pair of suede ankle booties to complete her party style. Ashley's black-and-white ensemble was chic on its own, but her bold red lip, vermillion Coach bag, and mixed-metal accessories took the ensemble to new heights. Channel your inner fashionista by styling a striped pencil skirt with a white tank, black ankle booties, and an eye-catching bag or winterize the look with a leather jacket and wrap scarf.
Marc by Marc Jacobs is known for its clean-lined ensembles, playful color combinations, and in the case of the Fall 2012 collection: loose, textured pieces. So what better way to let the clothing shine through than by keeping the upcoming season's beauty look appropriately minimalistic? It's the epitome of cool-girl style, and most of all, surprisingly easy to re-create.
- Have the hair: Redken creative consultant Guido Palau opted for a "simple and masculine" ponytail that featured a deep side part and at-the-nape base. In creating the style, hair was blow-dried "dead-straight," Palau explained, and prepped with the brand's Satinwear lotion — for which Palau describes as his "go-to blow-dry product."
- Nail the nails: "Marc wanted to portray a look that was innocent but still perfectly groomed," said manicurist Elisa Ferri. To accomplish this feel, models' nails were painted with two coats of Zoya's Adel, a sheer off-white with a creamy finish.
- Capture the cosmetics: Shiseido artistic director Dick Page mixed up a custom rouge shade for the show, keeping the vibrant hue the focus of the look. Add a touch of mascara and foundation where needed; geek-chic glasses optional.
The Marc by Marc Jacobs collection was all about the schoolgirl gone grunge. Loose trapeze-like dresses and combat boots melded with pleated skirts and pretty bouclé coats resulting in a mashup of feminine cool tinged with military touches. The main focus were full-skirted dresses made in floral prints, metallic finishes, plaid, velvet, and sheer mesh. Outerwear featured a standout fur collared anorak and plenty of ladylike coats. We were especially smitten with the polished textural coats, nipped in at the waist with leather belts. For accessories, Jacobs highlighted a range of structured satchels, military caps, and punkish lace-up boots. Read more highlights below, then see the complete collection in the slideshow.
- Trends: Full skirts, bouclé, plaid.
- Colors: Red, blue, black, gray, brown, gold.
- Key Piece: The fur-collared anorak coat and full-skirted dresses were key standouts.
- Accessories: Lace-up boots military boots, structured satchels, military caps.
- Who Would Wear It: We can easily see Lauren Conrad or Elle Fanning wearing the cute dresses and coats.
>> After last night's thought-provoking, Dickensian foray, it's only fair that today Marc Jacobs would give us something a bit more straightforward for his secondary line.
And he did. For Fall 2012, the designer focused on two of his more classic references — grunge and military — and worked them into laid-back schoolgirl silhouettes. Pleated skirts, velvet baby dolls, prim blouses, and jumpsuits were done in checks, plaids, and bronze lamé. For a hint of quirk, there were cat-eyed glasses, combat boots, and drum-major hats to finish each look.
>> Suddenly they're everywhere. Isabel Marant's have a built-in wedge, Marc Jacobs's have a '90s nostalgic vibe, and Lanvin's are jewel-printed and cap-toed. From the street to the runways, it seems that pumped-up kicks may just be the shoe of the moment. Click through to shop 20 drool-worthy styles, now.
Blake Lively got into character while chatting up co-star Penn Badgley on the set of Gossip Girl in NYC. Blake mixed patterns and textures — sequin embellished Marc by Marc Jacobs sweater, printed Haute Hippie skirt, and suede knee-high boots — to create an oh-so lust-worthy ensemble. She styled her sassy separates with an embroidered Valentino bag, cabochon Oscar de la Renta ring, and drop earrings. Shop here to get her exact sweater, skirt, and ring with other similar items.
>> A case of the Mondays didn't appear to drag anyone down backstage yesterday at Carolina Herrera, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Ohne Titel. We caught high-energy moments like Karlie Kloss and Jourdan Dunn getting some best friend time in — in their Carolina Herrera gowns; Shena Moulton and Daphne Groenevold playing tug of war with their Marc by Marc Jacobs runway bags; and a staring contest going down backstage at Ohne Titel. Those snaps, plus more, in the slideshow.
Photos: Greg Kessler
Colorblocking and '60s silhouettes, with a hint of sporty chic, were all over the Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 runway. The show had us ready for the warmer months as one-piece swimsuits and bright separates were sprinkled throughout. Check out the full runway right here, and click to read our editor's full review.
Sport chic, '60s pop, and colorblocking dominated the Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 show, giving us a look at what we’ll really be wearing next season. We’re slightly obsessed with the colorblocked wedges and bold color that dominated sporty shapes, and we’re totally investing in the navy blue jumpsuit. With MMJ muse Elle Fanning in the front row, it's clear what the line is about: youthful, fun clothes to wear from gym class at school to the disco by night. We can already see the ad campaign. Want to see the clothes in motion? Click to watch our video!