Usually it's the red lipstick a woman can't live without, but according to the Spring 2014 runways, orange will be the go-to hue next season. The orange shades we spotted at New York Fashion Week were more electric than muted (as seen at Rag & Bone above). So when you're shopping for bold lip colors come Spring, bypass the salmon and melon and move toward the neon tangerine.
More ways to wear it after the jump.
Let's just put it out there: most of us were floored when we spotted the fluorescent orange hue on the lips of the models at Rag & Bone. After season after season of pretty neutrals, the look for Spring 2014 was bold hue, courtesy of Revlon. "I practically begged for a bold lip," said lead makeup artist Gucci Westman, who swathed the girls' lips in a shade called Carnival (available Spring 2014). Westman gathered her inspiration from Brazil and this Summer's World Cup.
But while the makeup was a departure from the quintessential Rag & Bone, lead hairstylist Guido for Redken kept a comfortably typical aesthetic. "She's a Lower East Side, downtown girl," Guido said. He layered products to create the matted-down hair, leaving the ears poking out on the sides. This tough-girl vibe was mimicked in the nails by Jin Soon Choi, who painted them up in a thin swipe of white polish.
For Spring 2014, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville stripped down Rag & Bone to the essentials. With nary a print in sight, the collection combined athletic influences like judo pants and mesh inserts with a distinct '90s vibe in net-covered slip dresses. The brand's beloved blazers took on sculptural elements with graceful side folds and back cutouts. Pops of bubblegum pink and aqua brightened up the pale pastels that dominated the collection, grounded by black.
For those who love Rag & Bone's accessories, the bag selection looks greatly expanded from its signature "Pilot" bag, with crossbody hobos and top-handle totes that are a slouchier shape. Shoes ranged from ankle-wrap sandals to thick flatforms and chunky wedges. Click through to see the full Rag & Bone Spring 2014 collection.
With cooler weather soon approaching, it's time to swap out your striped tees and tanks for cozier fare. Look to structured shapes, textural knits, and darker color combinations from brands like Burberry Prorsum and Proenza Schouler for an updated take on the classic pattern. Style tip: temper the linearity with solid hues and sleek boots for a directionally chic Fall vibe. Shop all of our picks from Thakoon, Rag & Bone, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and more right now.
Thanks to Shopbop, you don't have to pay full-price for Fall-worthy basics. Right now, the retailer is hosting a huge sale, featuring covetable items — marked up to 70 percent off! — to add to your cool-weather wardrobe. Our shopping list includes Gryphon's convertible trench coat, Rag & Bone's camel-hued Newbury ankle boots, Theory's cool-girl leather shift dress, and a chic work tote from Marc Jacobs. Nab all of these irresistible picks before they sell out soon!