The "business casual" dress code can be a tricky one to maneuver, but with a few key tips and wardrobe essentials, a proper yet stylish outfit can easily be achieved. Always opt for a more business, less casual approach toward dressing for the office: pair cardigans with pencil skirts and tweed jackets with trousers, or keep things simple with a shirtdress. Do experiment with color and prints — but not too much — and keep your shoes and accessories simple.
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Coachella kicks off its first concert series this weekend, and before you go into full "I have nothing to wear" panic mode, we created three fresh festival-ready looks that are bound to get you noticed — and even snapped. Instead of pulling out the usual pair of cutoff shorts, show off your style cred in a denim pinafore and crisp white top, or get sporty in a pair of silk printed shorts and printed sneakers. And if you're feeling the bohemian mood, then opt for an easy maxi dress with statement accessories. Need further explanation? Click on for three easy yet eye-catching Coachella-ready outfits.
Your Spring wardrobe revamp doesn't always have to be a dramatic one, and we're looking to this street-style subject for proof of a more subdued kind of seasonal overhaul. Between the eye-catching distressed jeans, the abundance of classic white layers, and the polished shoe choice, this is the kind of outfit that makes it impossibly easy to strike a balance between casual and chic. To achieve a similar effect, keep your worn-in, distressed jeans handy, then pair them with a white t-shirt (the more relaxed, the better) and an oversize white jacket. A white blazer or longer car-coat style will work just as well. As for the accessories, stick to the sophisticated basics, like black slingback pumps, a gold watch, and a neutral-toned bag. Now, shop the essentials below.
Shop, clockwise from top left: J.Crew Perfect-Fit Boatneck Button Tee ($27, originally $33), Reiss Finlee Gathered Back Coat ($425), Marc by Marc Jacobs Mini Marci Mirror Watch ($200), Mango Touch Zipped Bowling Bag ($90), Zara Chain Court Shoe ($50), Topshop Moto Vintage Lacey Rip Jeans ($84)
With fans like Kate Middleton and Olivia Palermo on its celebrity client roster, UK brand Reiss has caused quite a fashionable stir in the US over the past few years. Needless to say, we've been keeping a close eye on its chic wares. With Spring '13 on the horizon, the brand is supplying us with even more reasons to fall in love with them. With a focus on bright colors and prints, Reiss showcases a bevy of Spring '13 trends we'd like to wear now. There's enough eye candy to keep you satiated until the temperature rises, from multicolored fit-and-flare dresses to raspberry leather biker jackets. For now, read below for the top three Spring '13 takeaways from the collection, then click on to see the complete, stunning lookbook.
- The fit-and-and-and flare silhouette is still going to be big come Spring '13. We can't wait to get our hands on this printed and pale pink rendition — so pretty, right?
- It's all about leather. Reiss's take on the Spring leather phenomenon features bright hues, like this gorgeous berry biker jacket and sleek body-con dresses.
- Bold florals reign supreme. This trend isn't going away anytime soon so jump on board with one of Reiss's bright prints, like this gorgeous multicolored two-piece look.
Now that New York Fashion Week is over, Olivia Palermo has moved her front-row status to London Fashion Week. At the Matthew Williamson Spring 2013 show, she stood out in a gray Reiss sweater ($170), tan ruffled Matthew Williamson leather skirt, snakeskin Elizabeth and James cap-toe pumps ($325), and a pink-trim Reiss envelope clutch ($155). Just like Olivia knocked it out of the park during New York Fashion Week, we are sure she will continue her streak in London. To get her latest fashion-week look, shop her exact sweater, pumps, and clutch to work with a tan ruffled skirt for an understated chic night out with the girls.
Angelina Jolie stylishly stepped out for the New York Film Critics Circle Awards yesterday evening in an effortlessly elegant ensemble. Donning head-to-toe Ferragamo for the occasion, she toughened up a pretty blouse with a leather pencil skirt and added a personal touch via an emerald pendant necklace. This get-up is perfect for dinner or drinks, so today we're going to show you how to re-create this polished look. On Allison: Topshop jacket, J.Crew top, Lia Sophia necklace.