Rejuvenate your cold-weather wardrobe with a few new pieces at the Bloomingdale's friends and family event happening right now! From now until Nov. 17, take an additional 20 percent off everything (sale included, some restrictions apply), like cozy faux-fur vests from Surell, cobalt peacoats from Calvin Klein, and, of course, cute party tops — for all of your upcoming holiday parties — from Rebecca Taylor and Joie. Simply enter code DESIGNER20 at checkout for your special offer.
Whether you're heading to teatime or simply searching for a ladylike refresh, our sweet picks for Fall will have you looking prim and polished in no time at all. The key takeaway? It's all about pretty prints and colors. Dive into our editors' shop featuring smart tweedy jackets from Rebecca Taylor and Jason Wu, floral dresses from Thakoon and MSGM, perfect pumps from J.Crew, and delectable accessories from the likes of Kenneth Jay Lane and Bing Bang.
We may not be able to shop the looks off the Spring '14 runways just yet, but we can certainly follow their styling lessons, for free! Every Fashion Week, designers employ a whole new set of styling strategies so cool (and so easy!), they make us wonder: why didn't I think of that? So while we may not exactly be the brains behind the looks, we wholeheartedly plan to use the pretty genius layering tricks we saw at a few of our favorite shows.
1. Wear a Crop Top Covered Up
For the crop-top skeptics, this one's for you. Rebecca Taylor sent models down the runway with cropped sleeveless shells layered over full-coverage t-shirts and blouses, making the trend a whole lot less intimidating for those of us needing a few more ab workouts, not to mention more work-appropriate options for a place where you can't exactly bare your midriff. Don't wait till Spring to wear this one — try a white tee under a leather crop top to take the look to Fall.
2. Temper a Sexy Dress
Another lesson in making the sexy more approachable, Hervé Léger served up its bandage dresses with a tee layered up underneath. The effect? Less vixen, more cool girl, and a look that — unlike that sexy little dress on its own — we can totally sport at cocktails, dinner, and beyond.
That's not all we learned — for more creative layers you'll want to use right now, keep reading.
New York Fashion Week is nothing if not a wealth of style inspiration. Whether you've had the privilege of attending the Spring 2014 shows or you've caught up on all of our Fashion Week coverage, there's no way to end the week without a few new styling tricks. So, in celebration of NYFW — and all of the sartorial inspiration it provides — we've launched a special contest!
We've teamed up with Kiwi fashion designer Rebecca Taylor to give away an impeccable $1,000 look from her collection. To enter to win, just pin a piece from one of our ShopStyle shops that you most consider "New York Fashion Week chic" to any of your own Pinterest boards by Thursday, Sept. 12, and complete an entry form with your contact details. The lucky winner will be chosen at random. Bonne chance!
Modern, feminine, and totally fresh — you won't want to miss Rebecca Taylor's Spring 2014 runway. See every look come down the catwalk right here.
Inspired by beauty and optimism, Rebecca Taylor's Spring '14 lineup is beautiful and fresh. Here, the designer talks inspiration, collection details, and fashion icons. So sit back, relax, and see it all right here.
Rebecca Taylor is a master at mixing downtown cool with a hint of femininity, and her take on '90s grunge for Spring 2014 is just that. "Rebecca always likes a cool girl," said makeup artist Sil Bruinsma for MAC Cosmetics. "We wanted to go rougher on the makeup with a focus on the eyes." He created a dark, kohl-rimmed eye that had a smudged, lived-in feel. He kept the rest of the face bare with a matte finish.
The edgier vibe also translated to the hair, which was styled by Rutger for Oribe. "The '90s was a raw decade where the girls didn't really do their hair," Rutger explained, so he tried to re-create that undone vibe with textured waves. "The idea is to create that imperfect look of a girl doing her own hair."
For the nails, Keri Blair for MAC Cosmetics created a bespoke color dubbed Rosette by designer Rebecca Taylor herself. Blair combined Steamy, a hot pink, with Flaming Rose, a bold red, to form the perfect raspberry hue and complement the colors from the clothes in the collection.
Leave it to Rebecca Taylor to make sporty entirely girlie. That's not to say Spring '14 is all dresses and bows — far from it — but there's a lightness in everything from the pastel palette to the mesh and lace fabrics, even the denim.
In fact, it's all about the materials — cutouts, waffle-bonded mesh, and lace gave pencil skirts, boxy vests, and trousers an impossibly fresh feel. Fresh, too, thanks to new layers. For instance, Rebecca Taylor's girl, like most of the Spring pack, also wears crop tops, but mostly thrown over pretty sheer organza blouses.
See all the photos and video of the collection here.
Rebecca Taylor's knack for fusing modern elements with just a hint of sexy cool has made her a phenomenon in the contemporary market. Inspired by music, art, and everyday women, the NYC-based designer continues to impress us with her irresistibly wearable offerings. Taylor struck the perfect balance between effortless and city-chic this season with a lineup of sharp silhouettes, zipper details, and watercolor prints — snatch up a piece from her lineup.
Pair your trousers, pencil skirts, and jeans with pretty peplum tops this season for a look that's high on style but easy on your budget. Our picks boast price tags of $99 or less, making it easy to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe. Pair Alice and Olivia's crisp top with a blazer for a new look at the office, or style Anthropologie's faux-leather frills with skinny pants for a fun evening getup. Get ruffled up in all of our picks from Vince, J.Crew, and much more now.