Beyoncé has been quite the eye-catching mama lately. From vibrant pants with sunny pumps to her newest bright NYC look, she's been livening the sidewalks like no other. For her latest outing, the singer tucked a neon pink Michael Kors sweater into a captivating Etro maxi skirt, then balanced the look with embellished pumps and black accessories — fedora, patent crossbody bag, and Linda Farrow for The Row circle shades. Her hot-pink lip, hoop earrings, and bevy of bangles complemented her head-turning ensemble. Steal this standout look by styling an equally bright sweater with a loud maxi skirt — here's one we love — then finish it off with black accessories and a bold lip like Beyoncé. For a more casual vibe, pair your maxi with a black tank and flat sandals.
Beyoncé swaddled baby Blue Carter in a cozy fur-trim sweater while strolling around NYC, and while her electric yellow pumps are eye-catching, it's her oversized Linda Farrow for The Row sunnies that really stole the show. They're a more glamorous alternative to the smaller circle shades we've been seeing. And as you know, kick-ass shades have the power to take any ensemble from drab to fab; that's why we love the fresh take on circle sunglasses. Shop our sunny picks to top off your Coachella style, or to really make a statement, take a cue from Beyoncé herself and pair them with bold pants.
It's a rare occurrence when we spot Ashley Olsen out at an event, but lucky for us, the designer made an appearance at a Santa Monica art gallery last night. Though many young stars wouldn't be able to pull off such a mature look, Ashley did it flawlessly. She started with a basic black wool turtleneck and black leather pants. Then here's where the look started to go damn chic. She topped her ensemble with a camel coat by The Row and a beige scarf, which she left draped over her shoulders. Finally, a pair of ladylike slingback pointy pumps and two matching gold anklets completed Ashley's sophisticated and minimalist look. If you're feeling neutrals, this outfit would be totally appropriate at the office. Then with a quick switch of outerwear and heels, you can wear it on a chilly weekend too. Shop Ashley's exact coat, as well as a few similar pieces below.
Elizabeth Olsen has already made her mark as one to watch with her standout role in Martha Marcy May Marlene and as a mega style setter on and off the red carpet. Now she is out and about promoting her next movie, Silent House, and again delivering some perfectly styled outfits that we can't wait to emulate. Accordingly, in today's Fab Flash we're highlighting Elizabeth's luxe, velvet jacket and trouser suit by The Row, which she expertly paired with snakeskin pumps. On Allison McNamara: Topshop blouse.
While exiting Sirius Radio Studios in NYC, Elizabeth Olsen rocked a red velvet The Row suit that's totally reminiscent of the red velvet Tom Ford suit Gwyneth Paltrow wore back in 1996! We have to admit, it takes major fashion guts to wear head-to-toe velvet, but clearly Elizabeth has it. Completing her bold look are a white button-down blouse, Jimmy Choo's Lewis pumps, a black leather Chloe bag, and vintage-inspired tortoise sunglasses. If an entire velvet suit is too much velvet for you, why not dabble in the trend via just one piece? You can don a colored velvet blazer with black pants, or bright velvet pants with a black wool blazer. To get velvety à la Elizabeth Olsen, shop our favorite velvet blazers and pants below.
While Winter layering doesn't leave much room for breezier fabrics, the art of transitional layering is all about crafting a cool balance between easy seasonal pieces and warmer add-ons. Rachel Zoe nails the look while out in LA, adding structure to a looser tunic top with a polished navy blazer. The stylist-cum-designer completes the look with a staple pair of flares and adds a classically luxe tote by The Row. We love that the resulting look lands right between sophisticated and cool; it's pulled-together, but not too dressed-up, thanks to playful proportions and a few on-trend additions, like her sunglasses and layered necklaces. Also, if you're someone who is always looking to minimize the thigh area, this is a great trick. Love the look? Shop our key pieces to channel Rachel's easy polish.
Model Lily Aldridge and husband Caleb Followill touched down at LAX, where the pregnant beauty showed off her maternity and travel style all at once. Whether or not you're knocked up too, Lily's look is one that's totally easy to re-create for your next flight, and you probably already have the right pieces in your closet. The stylish mom-to-be started off with a cropped sweater from The Row — here's something less expensive — which she paired over a black tank and a loose-fitting army-green maxi skirt. The juxtaposition between the long skirt and cropped sweater, and the oatmeal and army-green color combo, really worked together to create a unique ensemble. This look can also work with different colors, like a black maxi skirt with an ivory cropped sweater or a gray skirt with a navy sweater, and so on.
Rachel McAdams stepped out in a sleek, all-black ensemble in London yesterday that put us on the hunt for a fabulous military-inspired jacket like hers. She complemented a skater-style dress with leather peter pan collar by Lover with super-cool outerwear with gold hardwear by The Row. Watch today's FabFlash to see how to snag a similar chic cold-weather jacket.
>> If a sleek downtown type became smitten with the English countryside, this is what she'd wear: trim button-downs tinged with jockey details, super-slim jodhpur leggings, turtlenecks made of leather, textured wool dresses, and lots and lots of fur. The Olsens are calling it "equestrian-meets-aristocrat" — we're calling it exactly what we want right now.
With December officially here, the New Year isn't far behind. So, as we prepare to welcome 2012, we're bidding 2011 goodbye with a look back at the most buzzed-about fashion news, favorite trends, and best celebrity style moments with the Best of 2011. To kick it off, we're turning our attention to the most talked-about items of the year — the fashion items that elicited the biggest reactions (be it good or bad). Jaws dropped when The Row's $39,000 backpack debuted, and stylistas all around the world swooned over Miu Miu's sparkly booties — all of our favorite celebs were spotted wearing them. We gasped at the arrival of Prada's creepers — and with them the term "flatform" forever became a part of our style vernacular — and, of course, lusted after Celine's structured tote all year long. Each piece gave way to endless gossip, praise, criticism, and obsession — now we're asking you to choose the one that had the biggest impact. Which was the most talked-about item of 2011?