Something about plaid flannel feels seasonally appropriate right about now — and it doesn't hurt that it adds another helpful layer to combat the Winter chill. The button-down is one of the most democratic pieces in the fashion sphere, working on every type of girl, in every type of closet. Dress it up or dress it down — either way, you'll be looking good. Shop our favorite styles here, with picks starting at $27.
Among the many reasons we've had a girl crush on Alexa Chung, her ability to scorn all sky-high, impractical shoes in favor of chic flats tops the list. She wears them casually and formally (as pictured at left). And there's no better time than now to turn to her for footwear inspiration.
The marathon that is holiday party season can mean a dwindling bank account, permanent yawns, and aching feet — put an end to that last one pronto by subbing out spindly stilettos for a festive flat à la Alexa. In bold colors or prints and with a fiercer shape than the trusty ballerinas in your closet, these picks are ready to party.
As a fashion professional, I must be excused for certain things — like buying a heavy Winter coat in the middle of Spring for the sake of good shopping. My obsession with oversize shearling coats that scream cozy started last year, and like a patient predator, I quietly bided my time until I was able to score a major deal online. Since we're in the thick of Fall, the time for that retail magic has passed, but I still urge everyone to unapologetically search for your perfect fit. Similar to its lighter-weight cousin the leather jacket, the shearling jacket is a bonafide closet constant we're expecting to see a lot of this Winter.
Whether you're shopping for an ultra-luxe version that you'll hold onto for years — nay, decades — or would prefer something under $150 that could get tossed out after the season, we've done the heavy lifting.
We've been rocking the worn-out, seen-better-days pair of Vans that's hung out in our closet since college but always as a casual, comfy option — never because it was actually stylish. Then, a funny thing happened. We started seeing lookbooks cross our desks with models styled in slip-on sneaks, like these pics from Madewell, and Céline released an ultraluxe version that bloggers and editors flipped for. (@MoshaMosha tweeted some on-the-ground reporting back in March: "Grace Coddington grocery shopping in her Céline sneakers. Love my hood.") Suddenly, we were eyeing those faded, threadbare kicks with new eyes.
We've rounded up some of our favorite pairs, from $55 original Vans to a price-upon-request pony-hair style. Whether or not you want to head to the skate park after you've put them on is a personal choice.
Come Fall and Winter, there's nothing better for adding that final cozy touch to an outfit than a hat. We've been devoted beanie fans for awhile now, but we have to admit to a roving eye. It might've been the J.Crew Fall 2013 presentation that first stole our attention, but ever since then, we've been on the lookout for a cap that's polished enough to wear with a blazer and scarf. Click through to see what we're currently considering, but, please, just don't wear it on the same day as us.
We firmly believe that basically anything cute-animal-related is, well, cuter than most things — especially when it comes to Fall sweaters. Our theory is wholeheartedly supported by some of our favorite labels who have issued this season's knits with the most adorable animal graphics.
Sure, it might bring you back to your childhood a bit, but one look at the street-styled proof here and it's clear that these are adult-friendly and totally on trend. What's more, you don't need much else but jeans and your favorite flats or heels to outfit a Fall look with a lot of personality. So let your sweater do the talking. Click through to find your spirit animal, and get ready to collect the compliments with every wear.
With camouflage invading our favorite brands, we could hardly wait to wear the print — thankfully, it's never too soon to give your look a little military-inspired makeover. Starting with these 17 pieces, we're outfitting our look with a tough-girl, cool-girl, even girlie-girl take on the pattern that, in every case, is just as statement-worthy.
If you need convincing, then think sweet ballet flats with a camouflage finish, a classically vintage army jacket, and a city-perfect carryall courtesy of Phillip Lim. In short, you can wear it just about any way you want to. Just click through to shop the coolest camo on the market now.
When three of our editors started sporting silver brogues, we knew something was up. Our metallic lace-ups have become our favorite footwear, quickly replacing our other flat shoes as we make our way towards Fall. So why the sudden switch? We can't get enough of the cool flash of silver — that goes with just about everything — and the borrowed-from-the-boys oxford that's perfect for pairing with jeans, dresses, and beyond. Oh, and did we mention that they're a lot comfier than our heels? The must-shop pairs are all inside, so just keep clicking to get your own.
I first fell in love with football style t-shirts almost a decade ago. At the time, they were painfully hard to find, a shopping trouble that resulted in me beaugarding an ancient sorority jersey unearthed in the recesses of my mother's closet. It was way too big and boxy (with a not-so-chic high neckline) but it was satisfying enough.
Until, that is, street style shots of cool girls wearing striped-sleeve tees started appearing. I was off and running again, looking for the perfect laid-back top to pair with skinny jeans, flared minis, and silky trousers. It's still more challenging to find than most items on a shopping list — smart tactics include resorting to browsing the men's department. Because we know there must be more of you out there equally as obsessed with these chic snaps of Karolina Kurkova and Dree Hemingway, click on! We've got you, girl.
Postcollege, our moms tried to force us into pencil skirts — you know, for our transition to the "working world." Now, we're more likely to see them styled with vintage t-shirts on our favorite street-style stars than in corporate America.
Sure, it has a lot to do with the Spring and Fall runways, where pencil skirts got a bold-faced makeover in graphic prints and leather. But we think it has more to do with fashion fixtures like Jenna Lyons, who's made the cool-girl riff on classic dressing so downright chic. Now, we want a pencil for every day of the week — and can you blame us? Done up in statement prints, lace, and a little sheer, these skirts are more fashion-girl than working-girl material.