The latest batch of designer collaborations has us plotting all the ways we can style these ingenious seasonal matchups. From the high-low partnerships to the unexpected duos to the capsules that continue to reinvent the wheel (hello, Charlotte Olympia x Tom Binns!), this Spring's — and Summer's — most exciting collaborations promise to supply us with our fair share of warm-weather-perfect pieces. Think quirky zebra-head prints à la Peter Som for Anthropologie, cool-girl sandals courtesy of the third annual J.Crew x CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund partnership, and vintage-inspired swimwear staples with a twist, courtesy of another J.Crew collaboration, this one with Pret-à-Surf. Click on to see all this, plus all the other designer collaborations we're excited to get our hands on.
Did someone say Spring shoes? Get ready to pack away your heavy leather and shearling styles in favor of lighter, brighter, sunnier shoes. That's right, friends — it's finally time to show some toes! We're helping you round out your warm-weather wardrobe with our ultimate Spring shoe guide, including all the best styles and trends for the season at every possible price point. We've pretty much covered everything, from ankle-strap heels to beachy-cool espadrilles to a classic pair of single-sole pumps. Click through to start updating and upgrading your shoe game now.
No Spring (or Summer) wardrobe is complete without its statement bag, and that's where our ultimate bag guide will serve you well. When our favorite models strutted down the Spring '13 runways, we paid extra attention to their arm candy — every handle, every zipper, every shape — and now we're translating those styles into trends you can shop at all price points. Judging from the colorblocked bags and printed silhouettes to the seriously textured investment and must-have party clutch, we promise there's something in here for everyone. Just click through to find your It bag now.
Some of Spring's coolest accessories have gone to the dogs — and in the very best way — in Avenue32's latest editorial, Fashion Unleashed.
Like the adorable pomeranian in the Tous ads that came before them, these dogs look like expert models. Avenue32 tasked five dogs with sitting, sniffing, and moving around sunglasses, scarves, handbags, and one pair of cage heels from a variety of talented designers and brands. Phillip Lim's 31 Second Clutch makes an appearance alongside a curious British Bulldog named Papillon, and a Bedlington Terrier named Wilfred gets a shot of color with a silk scarf.
A look at all the dogs and their accessories, here in the gallery.
Photo courtesy of Avenue32.
Some of the shoes paired with the Spring 2013 collections were so sculptural, fantastical, and outlandish that we weren't sure they'd make it to store shelves. But lo and behold, even some of the dreamiest footwear that came down the runway turned into retail reality. From Fendi's studded Polifonia shoes to Dolce & Gabbana's Woven Raffia Wedges to Givenchy's deceptively simply named Wooden Heels, these shoes — like the best bags of the season — are sure to turn heads.
Get a look at those, plus the best shoes from Chanel, Prada, Valentino, Derek Lam, and the best-loved brands in the world, right here.
— Additional reporting by Robert Khederian
This season's turn to all things '90s nostalgic has us looking for ways to make that Kurt Cobain aesthetic work beyond the concert venues and the downtown street scene. Think of it as "grown-up grunge," a more sophisticated take on the standout trends that you most closely associate the '90s with — namely plaid, mixed prints, beat-up Converse, ripped denim, and slouchier tied-waist silhouettes. With 3.1 Phillip Lim and Dries van Noten's Spring collections providing serious styling inspiration — OK, we also referenced Saint Laurent's Fall '13 lineup, too — we promise this is a grunge look that even the girlier set will want to try. Click through for three ways to wear it now.
Craving an exotic escape, or at least a virtual one? Then you must take in Tory Burch's Spring 2013 lookbook, shot in Tulum by photographer Norman Jean Roy. Featuring models Tati Cotliar, Shu Pei, and Ophelie Rupp, the collection fuses Burch's signature American prep with free-spirited, bohemian detailing — read: beading, embroidery, pom-poms, fringe, and, of course, exotic colors and prints. Some of our must-have pieces include a printed shorts suit with matching blouse and bag, a tie-dyed midi skirt, and a pair of floral-appliqué strappy sandals that are sure to get your feet some attention. See these and more Tory Burch wares in action when you click on.
Ruffles can be beautiful and feminine, but they can also come off as really young-looking, too. Translation: we're culling inspiration from the Spring '13 runways — think Chloé, Givenchy, and Saint Laurent — to ensure that when we take on this season's ruffles, it looks sophisticated and fresh. To prove our point — and show you how to do it — we've got four different ruffled-up outfits to wear now. Watch on for all the details!
Get ready to break out your sundresses: Spring is finally here. But with all of the cold snaps and snow squalls we've been having lately, most of our outfits have been composed of multiple layers and overcoats. So in order to ready ourselves for the balmier days ahead, we've gathered the best warm-weather looks spotted recently at Fashion Week. Take a look to get the Spring style inspiration flowing.