We can't deny a good sale, and it's no secret that we love adding celebrity pieces to our wardrobes. Put them together, and you have a total win-win scenario. That being said, we've found 20 "seen on celebrities" pieces on sale, and now's the time to snag them for yourself! We're talking about Rihanna's black Siwy denim cutoffs, Alessandra Ambrosio's hot-pink Topshop sweater, Reese Witherspoon's two-toned 3.1 Phillip Lim pumps, and Julianne Hough's Madewell floral jeans. But wait, there's more, so just keep clicking.
Lim's collection, which will include designs for men and women, is scheduled to be in Target stores on Sept. 15, three days after presentations of the Spring 2014 collections will wrap up in New York City. The prices, according to The Wall Street Journal, will range between $20 and $75, and bags for both men and women will be priced under $60. Men's and women's leather jackets, however, will be priced between $250 and $300.
In a video teasing the collection, Lim said, "What interested me about this opportunity was making it a wardrobe for the modern-day citizen with their multifaceted multitextural lives that happen to be always on the go. It ranges from a t-shirt to a gown to a carry-on bag."
Take a look at the designer's sketches of the collection — and hear what else he has to say about working with Target — here in the gallery.
Target announced today that it is collaborating with designer Phillip Lim on an exclusive Fall 2013 collection, slated to hit Target stores on Sept. 15. The range will feature over 100 items for both men and women, including apparel, shoes, bags, and travel accessories — all priced between $20-$300. We can also expect the collection to be rooted in a classic autumnal palette, and collaboration line aside, the designer will stick to his signature modern, sophisticated aesthetic. Phillip Lim explained that he's been "intrigued by the idea of a design evolution" since an early age, and is excited at the prospect of creating a collection "that would inspire — one that is cool and chic, but still very accessible." Does that mean we'll see a Pashli look-alike?
In honor of the designer's big collaboration news, we've rounded up some of our favorite 3.1 Phillip Lim runway looks over the years — as well as Target's video sneak peek and your first look at Lim's sketches. Click through to see them all now, and don't forget to mark your calendars for Sept. 15!
All things are pointing towards '90s grunge this season — just look to the runways of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Dries Van Noten, and Saint Laurent — and now, we're starting to see some of our favorite style stars sporting the look on the street. Case in point: Alexa Chung was spotted in London over the weekend looking nothing short of effortlessly cool in a black-and-white plaid Paul Smith dress cinched at the waist with a skinny black belt. This dress can easily teeter between polished and punk, depending on how you accessorize it, but we love how Alexa opted for the latter, styling her look with black chunky-soled oxfords and gray socks. Inspired? Channeling the same look is actually quite easy; all you need is a rad plaid dress and semitough footwear, like boots from Dr. Martens or old-school leather penny loafers. Shop Alexa's exact plaid dress, plus more affordable options, below.
Olga Kurylenko made a strong case for high slits at her latest red carpet appearance, and needless to say, she has us convinced that we need one, too. The stylish actress attended the Moves Magazine party in NYC decked out in a svelte green dress by Altuzarra paired with matching buckle boots. While the overall length and fit of her dress are pretty modest, the sleek side slit detail adds just the right amount of party appeal. We also love the idea of wearing this look to the office (dress code permitting) styled with a sleek blazer and pumps, and if you're looking for less of a commitment, opt for a side-slit skirt and pair it with a semisheer blouse or silk tank for your next cocktail meetup. Now, ready to show some leg? Shop our editors' picks below.
Reese Witherspoon's 3.1 Phillip Lim Ava pumps ($179, originally $450) have helped amp up her Spring style, and now it's time they do the same for you — at 60 percent off! (Side note: we love how they share the same name as her daughter.) There are many things we adore about these colorblocked pumps: the two-tone detail makes them stand out among a sea of classic pumps, the mix of fuchsia and burgundy works well for day and night, plus the d'Orsay cut gives them a vintage flair. And, of course, the majorly discounted price tag means they won't break your budget. Win-win in our book. Work Reese's exact pumps into your Spring style, but first, read a few easy tips on how to get the most wear out of them.
- Follow Reese's lead, and dress up your favorite denim by pairing them with your colorblocked pumps. Finish with a chambray top for a fresh denim-on-denim outfit.
- For a classic look, wear these pumps with a little black or white dress for day or night.
- For an edgier evening look, sport your new pumps with leather — it can be a dress, skirt, shorts, or pants.
- For a work-appropriate ensemble, match your pumps with a silky button-down and cropped trousers.
Spring's bucket-bag trend is a slam dunk in our style book this season, and here's why. Striking an even balance between casual and chic, this classic silhouette can look just as cool with your pretty printed dresses as it does with a pair of laid-back jeans. Depending on how you wear it — we love them worn crossbody — bucket bags inject an effortless aesthetic we're all want to channel on our more relaxed styling days. What's more, this medium-size bag is perfect for any (and all) of your upcoming music-fest outings and warm-weather adventures. From 3.1 Phillip Lim's floral Scout bag to Baggu's neon yellow minimal masterpiece, shop our top picks below.
In what's shaping up to be the most comfortable Spring '13 shoe trend, the lower-heel profile continues its takeover with the chic oxford. We've already waxed poetic on the kitten heel, but now we're veering into a more traditional flat shoe with a distinct borrowed-from-the-boys twist. Whether the silhouette is classic (think brogue detailing and a patent finish) or culls fashion-forward accents like metallic shine, exotic texture, leather cutouts, or colorblocking, there's certainly a more dynamic way to interpret (read: wear) the flat oxford look. Luckily, Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Fendi, and even Zara have all crafted their own versions to appeal to a handful of style personalities. As for execution? Remember that these shoes work for day and night — and as long as you show a little ankle (at the very least), you're good to go. Click on for 16 of our favorite oxford picks now.
Now that the New York Fashion Week dust has settled, we've had time to fully digest a week's worth of parties, shows, favorite designer encounters, and every heart-stopping highlight. Some of our favorite moments are outrageous, others truly iconic — but each could only happen on the streets of NYC during one of the biggest, craziest, and best times of the year. In short, these are a few of our favorite Fashion Week things. Watch on for the top 10 reasons our editors love NYFW.
3.1 Phillip Lim delivered to his legions of fans with his cool-girl-chic Fall 2013 collection, shown in an industrial space inside the New York City central post office. The looks were almost uniformly layered — jackets on top of coats, motorcycle vests on top of sweaters, furry coats over chiffon dresses. There was still a tiny hint of the '90s nostalgia from his Spring 2013 collection in dark plaids and slouchy pants, but it was a modern take on the pantsuit in a shimmering navy that made it clear that the designer is looking forward now.
As for his much-loved accessories, this season's crop of handbags were small, flat, and structured, slung crossbody on narrow straps. Models' ears were adorned with shoulder-length peacock feather chandelier earrings designed by Alexis Bittar. The jewelry maestro explained that he wanted to "stay away from being so architectural" and that the design of the earrings were "definitely more feminine feeling — very flowy and airy, with a '60s influence." Where footwear was concerned, Phillip Lim made a strong statement in support of over-the-knee sandal boots and square-toed mules. He showed a fresh take on eveningwear with double denim covered in sparkling badges and patches. Click through now to see the collection in full.
— Additional reporting by Brittney Stephens