If the number one reason why you have yet to don (or own) a pair of printed pants has to do with, well, just not knowing what to do with them, you've come to the right place. First, embrace the vibrant patterns, loud colors, and general "busyness" of your trouser print; from there, the look can be as pared down or as bold as your mood dictates. Whether it be a silky colorblocked blouse against a flower-power pant for a flirty finish, or a sporty racer-back tank over colorfully-spotted jeans for an ultra-athletic vibe, we've taken care to style up five different printed pants, five ways. Keep reading to see how to wear them, and tell us your favorite combo in the comments.
From Brad and Angelina to Patti Smith in India, designers at New York Fashion Week drew from a bevy of unique inspirations. Get the inside scoop on Rachel Zoe's '60s rock and roll collection, Michael Kors's brand of sporty American glam, Kate Spade's je ne sais quoi as styled by Brad Goreski, and more — just by pressing play!
Reese Witherspoon jetted off to South Korea to promote her latest flick, This Means War. Before you see it, meet the costume designer and see the fabulous wardrobe. For this particular press conference, the actress brightened the room up via a fuchsia and black Michael Kors sheath dress from the designer's Resort 2012 collection. While this dress is not yet available to buy in that color, we can draw inspiration by pairing bright pink with black. The black will tame the pink, while the pink will elevate black to exciting heights. Try a black-and-pink striped top tucked into a black pencil skirt, a pink tank with a pair of badass leather pants, or bright pink jeans with a black sweater. Creating cool combos is fun, so play around with all the black and pink pieces in your closet and see what you come up with!
Fashion month just got started but we've already spotted a burgeoning trend: blanket stripes. Designers like Michael Kors, Rag & Bone, and Richard Chai all used the rustic print on a bevy of silhouettes, ranging from cool caped ponchos to sleek suiting. We love this cozy, textural effect for winterwear and if you do too, check out the slideshow for more blanket stripe spotting on the runways at New York Fashion Week.
We went backstage at Michael Kors, where the designer told us how famous American couples from the past and present like Clark Gable and Carole Lombard or Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie inspired his ruggedly elegant Fall collection. Watch to find out how to get Angelina Jolie's effortless style — hint: it's all about balance — and how Michael's love of Broadway translates to fashion!
Statement fur, leather dresses, and gorgeous sequined gowns were all over the Michael Kors Fall 2012 runway. Standout pieces include the rugged and refined plaid coats and vests and accessories finished with luxurious fur detail. Watch to see the full collection right here.
>> "I thought about the '30s and those glamorous Hollywood couples — the Clark Gables and Carole Lombards," Michael Kors explained of the inspiration for his Fall 2012 collection. To that end, there were shimmering deco dresses, slim cashgora suits, and an eye-popping array of coats piled high with fur. Kors also riffed on the idea of "rugged elegance," and so there were plenty of Winter-ready fabrics in the mix: buffalo checks, mohair, alpaca, and nubby tweeds. It was a luxurious, tactile offering — and quite a visual feast.
Rugged elegance was Michael Kors's theme for Fall '12, showcasing an array of luxurious fur, blanket stripes, polished plaid, and languid sequin gowns. Staying true to his refined classics aesthetic, Kors delivered a collection filled with nostalgic winterwear remixed with an opulent and modern twist. Buffalo and tartan plaid were paired with leather and lace, while a wool herringbone dress was updated with an ombré feathered effect. Kors held nothing back when it came to statement fur; from sleeveless Mongolian vests to crimson stadium coats, textures were in full force. With some of Hollywood's golden girls in full attendance — we spotted Jessica Alba, Debra Messing, and Amber Heard sitting front row — eveningwear highlighted some gorgeous Oscars-worthy, '40s-inspired sequin gowns decorated with sheer sliced cutouts. Read more details below, then check out the complete runway collection.
- Trends: Plaid, blanket stripes, statement fur, leather dresses, capes.
- Colors: Red, black, gray, camel, ivory, gold.
- Key Piece: The plaid coats were the perfect mix of rugged and refined.
- Accessories: Chunky oxfords, fur-lined boots, doctor's bags, fur snoods, fur satchels, long knit gloves.
- Who Would Wear It: Polished Hollywood beauties like front-row attendees Jessica Alba, Debra Messing, and Amber Heard.
Every girl wants to look sexy on Valentine's Day, so we've rounded up 5 stylish dresses to keep you looking hot for your valentine! Obviously, a little black dress is a great go to, but if you're looking for something a bit more festive, we've got a great little red dress, a peplum, and even polka dots for you to choose from. Like what you see? Shop the dresses below! On Allison McNamara: Alice + Olivia dress, Stella & Dot jewelry.
Black and white outfits covered the runways for Fall, and celebrities like Blake Lively and Cameron Diaz have been rocking the classic color combo. In today's episode of Currently Trending, we headed to Saks Fifth Avenue to show you three creative ways to wear this sophisticated color palette right now. From a textural leather and fur combo to Winter-white separates and ladylike peplum, take a cue from these outfits when wearing black and white this season. On Allison: Tibi jacket, Equipment blouse, Zara shorts.