When we saw this woman walking the streets of Paris (center photo), our jaws dropped — so gorgeous! Sure, she's wearing a sheer top, but she walks with such self-assurance and elegance, proving she can rock the sheer trend. After seeing it on the runways for Spring at Phillip Lim and Valentino, we know this trend is a good investment. Key points: pair it with ladylike elements so it doesn't feel cheap. A long flowy skirt and structured jacket can also balance out the sexiness of the sheer top. Click through our editor picks for gorgeous sheer black pieces to try.Left to right: Phillip Lim, Street Style, Valentino
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Valentine's Day is around the corner — and just because you're not in a relationship, doesn't mean you're flying solo. You're planning a night of dinner and drinks with your fellow single señoritas — and as a testament to your single-and-fabulous self, I've put together a few stylish looks that will have you feeling fancy, feminine, and best of all, free. Now go forth and be fabulous.
Clog boots have lately become a popular Winter staple, and we're loving it. For a directional edgy look, we suggest you pair them with black accompaniments like this street-snapped cutie. Accessorize slouchy black trousers from Fletcher by Lyell with a bold leather belt like this version from Isabel Marant. A nude tee from Topshop provides contrast, while a chain embellished blazer from Rachel Roy lends a little zest.
Left to right: Rachel Rachel Roy Chain Blazer ($159), Isabel Marant Show Belt ($436), Topshop Scoop Tee ($16), Ted Baker Leather Leopard Clutch ($274), Guess Bountiful Boots ($233), Fletcher by Lyell Pleated Pant ($78), Deena & Ozzy Ribbed Eternity Scarf ($34)
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Trust Rachel Roy to come up with a holiday shop loaded with perfectly chic, totally affordable fashion finds. Actually, it's seven different holiday themed shops for your shopping — and gift giving — pleasure. Find something that sparkles, give thanks, give warmth, gift something sexy, and more generally, spread the love with Rachel Roy's completely fabulous collection of holiday treats. Click through to see 10 pieces we're loving, then click over to Rachel Roy to shop the rest!
This week, we're lusting after standout staples like this Vanessa Bruno off shoulder cardigan, Marc by Marc Jacobs Clutch — in the perfect pea green hue — and perfectly fitting gray cord skinnies. We cant get enough of the simplicity with a twist factor, and there's even more to ogle over with our picks — from tried and true Voluspa candle in a new crisp champagne scent to Rachel Rachel Roy crystal stud earrings orcool fingerless gloves from Lauren Urstadt.
Left to right: Gap Skinny Grey Cords ($60), Vanessa Bruno Off Shoulder Cardigan ($469), Marc by Marc Jacobs Tangramarama Anna Clutch ($328), Voluspa Maison Crisp Champagne Candle Tin($16), Rachel Rachel Roy Crystal Stud Earrings ($30), Lauren Urstadt Fingerless Quilted Gloves ($100)
Black trousers are an easy Fall staple, as exemplified by this simple, yet refined street style look from day one at Paris Fashion Week. Notice how the light-colored tee is tucked in to accentuate a high-waist cut — and long legs —while a long printed cardigan and platform sandals complete the play with proportion. Replicate the ensemble with a pair of pleated trousers from Vanessa Bruno, an abstract print cardigan from RACHEL Rachel Roy, and Marni platforms.
Left to right: Vanessa Bruno Pleated Pants ($152, originally $506), Mulberry Alexa Clutch ($817), Urban Outfitters Double Wrap Belt ($28), Marni Copper Leaf Necklace ($510), Marni Platform Sandals ($425), RACHEL Rachel Roy Skinny Cardi ($79), Zoe Tees T-Shirt ($57)
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>> Jessica Stam has flirted with designing a couple of times — most recently doing four pieces for Rachel Roy's lower-priced collection, RACHEL Rachel Roy — but she was coy when asked about whether she's going to do a line of her own. After sitting front row at Rag & Bone today, Stam joined Roy for a Fashion's Night Out appearance at Macy's Herald Square, where she said that she doesn't expect to be in any other front rows, "but [I'm] planning on walking in a few shows. I normally will do more shows in Europe, though." As far as specifics — which shows, and whether she'll be in London as well as Milan and Paris: "It's all up in the air. TBD." So while she played coy on runway confirmations, Stam was more open about her designing ambitions this time around:
Is the collaboration with Rachel a one-time thing?
I'm not sure. We haven't really discussed, but I'm definitely interested in designing more. I'm not really sure where it's going to go from here. This [her capsule collection with Rachel Roy] is the most independent thing I've designed so far, I took it from sketching and pulling tears from magazines to see what direction I wanted to go. It was very exciting, [I was] completely hands-on. Now to see the product, that you can actually wear them and hold them . . . this handbag [from the collection] is like my baby, it's amazing.
So are you looking to go out on your own as a designer?
Yeah, definitely, I really want to.
We always like to know what's going on with Rachel Roy's lower-priced line, Rachel Rachel Roy. Can you blame us? Everything is super unique, but most importantly, affordable. Roy's new slew of earrings are especially spotlight-worthy. The Zebra Drop Earrings ($36) are exotic, the Hanging Mesh Lace Earrings ($85) are glamorous, and the Spike and Pearl Dangle Earrings ($44) are for the classy gal who has a badass bone. Take your pick!
>> Is Jessica Stam taking the Erin Wasson route to design? Just like Wasson first got exposure to the design process while working with Alexander Wang (and has since launched LowLuv and her short-lived RVCA collaboration), Stam has been dipping her toes into design, creating a pair of Repetto oxfords for the brand's 60th anniversary in 2008 and then consulting with Marcus Wainwright and David Neville on their Spring 2010 Rag & Bone collection.
Her latest endeavor — four pieces for Rachel Roy's lower-priced line, RACHEL Rachel Roy — launches this month at Macy's. "I had full creative control," Stam told Marie Claire of her designs, which include a boxy checked sweater, a pair of jeans with buttons at the ankles, a quilted bag, and a belt. "But Rachel really stressed that whatever I made should be something I'd want to see my friends in." As for whether she might design her own collection in the future, Stam remained coy: "No comment."