>> The Breton striped shirt dates back to the 1900s, when it was originally worn by French fishermen. Then, in the '50s, icons like Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel, and Jean Seberg adopted the nautical print as their own. Fast forward to 2011, and fashion girls everywhere — think Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Jenna Lyons, Mary Kate Steinmiller, and Lauren Santo Domingo — are still sporting renditions of the classic Breton top. While the timeless navy and white pattern will always remain a closet staple, designers continue to make it new with their own unique interpretation of the pattern. Who can forget the frenzy Prada created when it showed chunky, brightly-colored stripes on its Spring runway? Shop our picks to add a little je ne sais quoi to your look right now.
You might be a shoe hound, but if you really know your shoes, you might be able to identify all of these sexy heels that adorned the pedicured toes of these celebs. Take our quiz to test your designer shoe knowledge!
>> As the weather gets warmer, look towards bold pieces to make a Summer statement: a cool slip dress — complete with neon trimmings — from Proenza Schouler, graphic woven pumps from Prada, chic sunglasses from The Row, an eye-catching maillot, and bright pink lipstick to top it all off and keep your wardrobe sizzling. View five perfect options, and read why you need them.
Novelty prints were a strong trend for Spring from citrus-decorated dresses at Stella McCartney to monkey-adorned tops at Prada, so we’re bringing you three stylish ways to try out these fun-loving prints for yourself. Whether you’re itching to channel a ‘60s vibe, looking for a school-girl-inspired look, or ready to go from runway to real way, we have all the trend tips and tricks you need to build an outfit from a fresh novelty print! On Allison: skirt by The Addison Story from ShopBop.com, necklace by Luv Aj, top from Gap
Novelty prints were a strong trend on the runways — from citrus-decorated dresses at Stella McCartney to monkey-adorned tops at Prada — so we’re bringing you three stylish ways to try out these fun-loving prints for yourself! Whether you’re itching to channel a ‘60s vibe, looking for a school-girl-inspired look, or ready to go from runway to real way, we have all the trend tips and tricks you need to build an outfit from a fresh novelty print! On Allison: Skirt by The Addison Story from ShopBop.com, Necklace by Luv Aj, Top: Gap
>> Taylor Tomasi Hill was recently snapped in Milan wearing a simultaneously unique and chic 'fit made up of a sweater and skirt from Marc Jacobs, a printed Equipment blouse, Celine clutch, and Louis Vuitton pumps. We're inspired by her feminine vibe, which she smartly contrasted with bold accessories. If you're feeling it too, shop our similar picks from Theory, Prada, and Stella McCartney to get the same look.
Left to right: Stella McCartney Print Blouse ($935), Eddie Bauer Sweater ($45), Theory Skirt ($235), Sequin Pyramid Bangles ($42), Prada Satin Clutch ($280), Charm & Chain Vintage Collection Vintage Cuff ($485), Gianni Marra Pumps ($138, originally $340)
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>> This Summer, we suggest you swap out those heavy leather totes for a cooler option. Our picks from Stella McCartney, Prada, APC, and Marni are sure to lighten your load tenfold. After all, who wants to walk around the city with hot and sticky straps? Click the slideshow to see more options, ranging from bucket totes to woven satchels, now.
Nothing says Summer quite like these woven shoes and bags. The perfect, light foil to a Summer dress, these pieces will make you look like you're on vacation even when you're not. Stella McCartney even sported her own woven bag out and about in London. We've found some of our favorite styles, ranging from a multicolored Prada heel to a chic Topshop purse. Click our slideshow to shop the best-woven Summer accessories.
>> After last Summer's repeat cover appearances by a singular style of Miu Miu dress and then the Fall's cover domination by one gold Balmain dress, it's Prada (followed somewhat by Dolce & Gabbana) that seems to be the Spring 2011 cover go-to. The striped Spring 2011 Prada collection has figured front-and-center into over 15 fashion magazine covers in the last few months, including Anna Wintour's WSJ. cover and Gisele Bundchen's February 2011 Vogue China cover; Fashionista has a comprehensive look. [Fashionista]
The Spring 2011 runways were filled with bold, bright colors, which were a welcome change from dark, wintry hues. From ladylike neons at Proenza Schouler to more minimalist versions at Prada and Jil Sander, these saturated shades definitely put a spring in our step! Watch our video to see three great ways to punch up your Spring wardrobe, whether it's a colored pant, a vibrant frock, or an eye-catching suit. On Allison: Zara top and skirt, Luv Aj necklace, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes from Endless.com