Make a grand gesture this season in bold patterns from top print masters like Mary Katrantzou, Marni, and Proenza Schouler. There are pieces out there — from arty stamp patterns to eye-catching florals — for every Summer occasion. Wallflowers need not apply.
With rising temperatures, there's no time like the present to experiment with a sleek cutout piece. There's no reason why you shouldn't show a little skin this Summer, in pieces ranging from Opening Ceremony's crisp white tops to Michael Kors's little black dresses. See and shop our editors' top picks now.
The bridal trends for Spring 2014 leave room to try something a bit different. While gorgeous white gowns and traditional strapless silhouettes certainly made their customary appearance, it wasn't all run of the mill. Vera Wang surprised with black-and-white looks, finished with dramatic black opera-length gloves. Oscar de la Renta dipped into the color wheel for a true "something blue," Reem Acra turned out cocktail minis topped with veiled umbrellas, and Carolina Herrera debuted a sexier kind of wedding-day ensemble (think deep V-front necklines). For inspiration aplenty — and a closer look at what exactly the Spring '14 bridal forecast means for your own wedding-dress search — click on.
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Not just for the girlie girl, this season's ruffles have taken a turn toward modernism via structural silhouettes and minimal design. The results? Swooping modern-romantic pieces from brands like Chloé, Diane von Furstenberg, and newcomer Nha Khanh. Style tip: let your ruffles do all the talking and accessorize your look with simple jewelry and neutral footwear. Shop more than 40 gorgeous picks below.
With the right pieces, adding a sporty touch to your Summer arsenal can look extremely chic. Just follow suit in sharp pieces from designers like Rag and Bone, Proenza Schouler, and Helmut Lang, then finish off the look with minimal accompaniments and sleek accessories. Neoprene dresses, racerback tops, and zippered skirts — shop the hottest pieces on the market right now.
Stripes will never go out of style, and this season's latest delivery from Michael Kors, Jason Wu, and Marc Jacobs is all about making a bold statement. From striking wide rugby stripes to more traditional nautical interpretations, see and shop over 40 of the boldest striped pieces for Summer right now.
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The sunnier seasons herald in a much more relaxed approach to dressing. For most, that means shedding the layers, and keeping it basic. For others — we count repeat performer Diane Kruger among them — it means breaking out the crop top. Last year, we saw the resurgence of bare midriffs in a noticeable way, and now it's becoming the go-to trend for Hollywood's A-list.
And thanks to Dolce & Gabbana, Prabal Gurung, Calvin Klein, and Marc Jacobs, the latest set of crop top-wearing stars aren't limiting the silhouette to the usual sculpted bralette style. Instead, Kruger chose a sportier version, Doutzen Kroes went with stripes and long sleeves, and Julia Restoin Roitfeld's breezy white iteration reminded us of a sexy slip dress. Since it's only mid-May and Summer hasn't even officially started, we're wondering: Will you be taking the crop-top look for a spin this season?
Baseball caps used to be relegated to sports games and bad hair days, but now they're one of the coolest, easiest ways to accessorize for Summer. It was a look we spotted around the Fashion Week tents on style insiders, not to mention on the runways at Alexander Wang and DKNY — and it has quickly become one of our favorite trends. We've picked five baseball caps that are perfect for your Summer adventures, whether you're headed to the beach or kicking it at an outdoor music festival. Watch on to see how you can protect your face from the sun in the chicest way possible.
On Allie: Club Monaco blouse and jacket. On Britt: Rag & Bone Jean tee, BCBG Max Azria jacket and necklace.
More versatile than silver and less flashy than gold, brass is enjoying its moment in the metallic spotlight, and we are thrilled. Think of it as your new best accessory: it goes with anything, feels rich (more old-money than new) and wears oh-so well. Get ready, get set — brass attack!
Back in the day, the color orange was saved for Halloween and Thanksgiving, but thanks to brands like J.Mendel, Helmut Lang, and Carolina Herrera, the once unpopular hue is now bigger than ever. The latest installment on the virtual shelves highlights chic skirts from J.Crew, bold printed tops from Etro, and romantic maxis from ASOS. Basically, there's a style for everyone. Style tip: make sure to accessorize your citrus look with neutral accessories for a chicer appeal. From sweet tangerine to poppy orange, shop our top 13 picks below.
Left to right: J. Mendel, Helmut Lang, and Carolina Herrera.