One of 2013's prominent trends is cropped outerwear. It might not keep you as toasty as a long coat, but it's a pro when it comes to playing with proportions — plus, it's just the right kind of cut for wearing well into Spring. Just add a cropped jacket to a maxi dress to show off its range of proportional play, or slip one on with loose-fitting trousers for a casual-chic feel. From the 11 we handpicked for you, you'll find everything from basic black to prints and faux-leather finishes. Step inside to discover our favorite cropped outerwear, and then shop your favorites for yourself.
If you were to add up all the button-down blouses in your closet, chances are you couldn't count them all on one hand. But out of all those work-appropriate tops you've racked up over the years, how many of them can you say really wow your audience? If your answer is none, then you'll probably want to check out the ones we've tracked down for you. There's everything from a chic lace print to studded collars and retro polka dots — these blouses mean business. Hey, there's no time like the New Year to get yourself a new look, even at the office. Any one of these button-downs will instantly liven up your work wardrobe, and the good news is that with the right bottoms, you can take them right into the weekend.
It's a New Year, which means it's the perfect time to shed those fashion inhibitions and start experimenting with things you didn't get to in 2012. First up is prints. 2012 fed us many printed trends, including one of the biggest: printed bottoms. The good news about prints is that there are infinite types and colors, so your options are never limited. You can dabble with everything from florals to animal prints to tribal to abstract to stripes, as well as categories like tops, pants, jackets, bags, and shoes. But remember that the goal here is to step outside your comfort zone and start incorporating pieces you might not have before. So step inside (with an open mind) to see and shop 15 amazingly printed pieces your closet is dying to receive.
No time like the present to get the most wear (and tear) on a pair of boots that, well, make you look good. Thus, we made it our mission to hunt down the most unique pairs for you, ones that fit the mold of fashionable and functional. Did we mention that they're all on sale, too? Inside, you'll find everything from equestrian styles and preppy quilted iterations to slicker studded variations. Even if you already own tall boots, you may want to consider adding a new pair to your wardrobe. After all, a girl can never have too many shoes, right? Check out 12 of our favorite pairs, then shop the one(s) you like best.
Ladylike looks swept the fashion world many seasons ago, but the trend shows no signs of stopping. So if you haven't dabbled with peplum, lace, bows, tweed, and pleats yet, now is the time to do so. And don't be afraid of looking too sweet; no one said you have to do a ladylike trend from head-to-toe. Instead, find one dainty piece that you really love then mix it with boyish pieces to balance out your look. We're thinking a tweed jacket with ripped jeans, a peplum top with leather pants, a pencil skirt with a tee, and so on. Ready to dainty up your style? Step inside.
If you're a handbag girl and you love yourself a good sale, then you're in luck (times two) because we've hunted down 9 designer bags that are majorly chic and discounted. Inside, you'll find everything from a leopard Christian Louboutin clutch perfect for after-hours fun and a textured woven Rebecca Minkoff satchel to a rich tasseled Mulberry. But wait, that's not all — we also tracked down a black and white Phillip Lim bag, the perfect green See by Chloé companion, and a fabulous colorblocked shopper tote by Marni. Tempted yet? Click on to see and shop them all.
Here's a must-try seasonal pairing for this week's workwear lineup: cable-knit sweaters and midi-length skirts. The thing is, consider how many cable-knit sweaters and midi skirts you already own. At least one, right? Now all you have to do is sport them together for a fresh matchup. What we love so much about this look is that it's toasty on top and chic on bottom. What's better than being cozy and sophisticated? It's like getting the best of both worlds, with an office-appropriate twist. Step inside to see four more cable-knit sweater and midi skirt combinations, and let us know which you love best.
We have a bit of a tumultuous relationship with leather: we love the look but not so much the steep price tag. But the good news is that there are plenty of real and faux leather pieces out there that won't upset your piggy bank. So, we set off to find them and we landed on everything ranging from leather leggings, quilted leather jackets, leather tops, skirts, and shorts — all under $350! Itching to see (and shop) them? Step inside to pick out your favorites from our 13 must-have leather pieces.
We admit it: trapper hats can be intimidating. It's daring enough to wear a regular hat, but one with wild fur and long ear flaps? It's a toughie; we get it. But we're here to put an end to any of your hesitations and encourage your stylish foray into trapper hats. Why? Aside from being the best possible hats to ward off the Winter chill, they're also surprisingly adorable. Just check out Jessica Alba looking wintry-cool in her furry trapper hat while in London. They're also the ultimate in fashion-meet-function — what better way to battle the cold and disguise a bad hair day at the same time? The key to working a trapper hat without looking silly is to really own it; exude major confidence, and keep the rest of your outfit a little sleeker (read: avoid layers of plaid and shearling, unless you're going for lumberjack-chic). Ready? Then get clicking. These nine trapper hats were made for staying warm and looking cool.
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil
First we tackled sequins, and now it's all about bows. While bows are traditionally known to be dainty, we set out to find pieces that teeter the line between ladylike and cool. We found everything from adorable bow-print corduroys to sweet rain boots, and even a tough bow necklace (yes, it's possible), for you to add a whimsical touch to your look right way. With the holidays fast approaching, step inside to shop 13 bow-tiful pieces that are anything but expected.