Dapper yet undeniably relaxed, it's a fashion-forward statement that's easier to wear than you might initially think. While it's perfect for layering with cashmere and a blazer come Fall, silk varieties make for a smart Summer piece. See the finds we'd love to add to our wardrobe right this instant.
Shopaholics, you'll know what we're talking about: the all-consuming, fiery passion that starts once you identify a certain item your closet absolutely, positively needs. Most recently this Summer, our shoe obsession has focused in on the super lace-up heel (spotted here on blogger Aimee Song). Varying in color, boldness, and price tag, they all start with laces down near the toes that extend upward, with some pairs tying saucily at the ankle.
Our laser-like focus on finding the perfect pair is your gain, with a roundup of lace-up heels worth considering right this moment.
Jeans, the staple of many a modern girl's wardrobe, can become the enemy once Summer weather finally arrives. Rather than sport only dresses and skirts until October rolls in, consider updating your closet with a pair of slouchy, printed pants. They're flirty and fun, they're wearable on the weekend or to work, and, perhaps best of all, they have a fit similar to your favorite pair of sweats (rejoice!).
Say hello to your sexiest Summer sandal — with its minimalist construction, ankle straps are made for showing off your pedicures and keeping feet cool in the sweltering heat. What's more, there's not an outfit or an occasion that these heels (and even the flat iterations) can't take on, especially when armed with metallic, exotic, and bright-hued finishes.
Just envision a neutral leather pair as the easy-chic add-on to a pencil skirt and silky blouse at work, or a silver-tinged ankle-strap sandal providing a cool, high-impact counter to your prettiest little white dress. The proof of their styling power? Look to the street-style pro pictured here and just try not to feel any shoe envy — or ease your jealousy and click through to shop your own pair.
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There's a common theme being whispered amongst everyone we know — "How is it already Memorial Day?!" If you didn't get around to prepping for the unofficial start of Summer by picking out your investment suit for the season, relax. We've rounded up affordable swimsuits you can snap up in time to throw in your weekender and get out of Dodge.
Thanks to the runways from Diane von Furstenberg to Milly, Mara Hoffman, and Rag & Bone, one of Spring's most prominent color stories is a fresh take on colorblocking. The trend has persisted yet another season, and we couldn't be happier that adding bold splashes of color is as easy as slipping into just one piece. Of course, it's hard to choose just one when choosing from this lineup of party dresses, sporty-chic trousers, and sleek pencil skirts. Whatever the occasion, we're making it easy to get on trend — just keep clicking to shop our 16 favorite colorblocked pieces for Spring.
Out of all the accoutrements to choose from, we always turn to the quintessential statement necklace to instantly uplift any look. Rife with bold colors and embellishments, the season's latest offer up irresistible high-low options from the likes of Isabel Marant, Zara, Pomellato 67, and BaubleBar. These pieces aren't just for your fancier looks; while we love styling statement necklaces with a chic little white dress or an ethereal Spring gown, these stunners would look just as good with a plain white tee and jeans. We found 11 sensational options — some even priced under $10 — for you to shop now.
Think of this fresh crop of dresses the same way you might a vase of fresh-cut flowers in your apartment — they're one of the easiest ways to capitalize on Spring. Thanks to the floral dresses from Rebecca Minkoff to Erdem and Suno, floral prints got both the usual ladylike treatment and a sportier finish on the Spring '13 runways, which means that this selection of floral dresses caters to pretty much every occasion and every kind of girl (even if you're not typically the flower-wearing type). In brilliant colors, abstract floral patterns, and even surfer-inspired iterations, we pretty much guarantee you'll find a look fit for your Spring party circuit, wedding season, and beyond. Click through for our favorite floral dresses to show off all season.
Camel is one of those colors that just refuses to go out of style and we totally appreciate its stubborn nature. No matter what time of day or what season you wear it, it still manages to look relevant, not to mention supersophisticated. That's why we think it's a good idea to invest in a few camel items that will add instant posh and polish to all your outfits. One of our favorite finds is 3.1 Phillip Lim's camel-colored satchel — we envision it breathing major life into your work wardrobe. Another easier way to get in on the look is to throw on a camel scarf or cinch your dresses and pants with a skinny camel belt. Or, if you want something more in your face, there's always chic camel coats, tops, pants, and shoes. Step inside to discover our favorite camel-colored pieces right now, then shop the one(s) that speak to your unique aesthetic.
For Spring '13, ruffles are getting a major makeover. That is, they're veering from sweet territory and into sophisticated waters. And we couldn't be happier with this change because, let's face it, cutesy ruffles don't flatter anyone except our little sisters. But thanks to fashion houses like Chloé, Saint Laurent, and Balenciaga, we're swooning for ruffles, one tier at a time. With this new love affair, we set off to find the most luxurious ruffled pieces, including these sexy ruffled Nicholas Kirkwood pumps. What's more, we also tracked down the most amazing ruffled tee, skirts, sweaters, jackets, and bags. Step inside to get your ruffle on with 14 of our favorite pieces.