Savvy shoppers know that right now is the ultimate time to score some incredible buys for Spring. Now that so many styles are seasonless, you can dig through deeply discounted past-season merch to find something fabulous. We love the airy softness we saw on the Spring '11 runways at Doo Ri, Alberta Ferretti, and Max Azria, which is why we are freaking out over this Twenty8Twelve silk chiffon dress ($120, originally $400). The asymmetrical hem and faded print make the dress feel dreamy, and we can wear it now with tights and a chunky sweater, or later with strappy sandals and a loose-knit cardigan. Point is, at 70 percent off this dress is an incredible get right now.
Just because we won't be taking a stroll down the red carpet any time soon doesn't mean that we can't learn something from the ladies who did last night. Three of our best dressed — Anne Hathaway, Claire Danes, and Eva Longoria — inspired me to bring sexy back (literally) in my own wardrobe with their gorgeous, peekaboo, open-back gowns. Now, I'm eying the same sultry style on minidresses and tops, perfect for my own night out — sans red carpet. Click on my picks above to shop!
>>Pumps might not be the most Winter-friendly choice, but who can resist a pair of vixen red heels? We love how this street-snapped Parisian donned hers with ivory socks — for a little added warmth — denim skinnies, a cozy print sweater, and a wooly coat. Emulate her très chic outfit with our picks from Twenty8Twelve, Fallon, Sunner, and Calvin Klein.
Left to right: Sunner Endeavor Coat ($410), Twenty8Twelve Skinny Jeans ($81, originally $325), Fallon Fringe Necklace ($200), B.ella Bastia Socks ($6), Calvin Klein Pumps ($89), Free People Fireside Sweater ($85)
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A deconstructed spin on the ruffled dress, the choppy ruffle is a little less dainty and a lot more rock n' roll. It's flatter in shape, and a bit edgier than its frilly counterpart. Zoe Saldana recently attended an event decked out in a midnight blue dress with choppy tiers and chic mesh inserts. She kept her accessories simple, and streamlined the look with a classic pair of Brian Atwood pumps. Try this updated twist yourself by shopping the pieces below.
The saying goes, birds of a feather flock together, and we're totally smitten with the two beautiful besties, seen above, snapped during Paris Fashion Week. Both looks are cute in their own way — one strikes a more '70s bohemian stance, while the other opted for a casual mix of dots and denim. Emulate one or both looks with our picks from Jerome Dreyfuss, Helmut Lang, Twenty8Twelve, and J.Crew.
Kick flare, top to bottom: Brown Wool Floppy Hat ($24), Delia's The Who Raglan Tee ($24), Tiffany's Heart Clasp Bracelet ($500), J.Crew Tweed Tatum Jacket ($250), Helmut Lang Staple Detail Pants ($345), UGG Australia Oliana Sandal ($65, originally $130), Jerome Dreyfuss Python Billy Bag ($2,700)
Sweet spots, top to bottom: Mini for Many Polka-dot Blouse ($39, originally $110), Twenty8Twelve Skinny Jeans ($86, originally $285), Line Knitwear Emma Suede Jacket ($198, originally $495), J.Crew Exhibitor Tote ($275, originally $375), Clarks Originals Westhay Suede Ankle Boots ($137)
Photos: Greg Kessler
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London Fashion Week is just wrapping up, but that doesn't mean you have to wait until Spring 2011 to shop pieces from our favorite British designers. Achieve the ultimate Fall wardrobe with some of our need-now pieces like this moody flower print shift dress from Christopher Kane, shearling-lined aviator booties from Burberry, and slick fur gilet from Matthew Williamson.
Left to right: Christopher Kane Lily Dress ($400), Matthew Williamson Fur Gilet ($1,395), Burberry Prorsum Aviator Booties ($1,170), Erdem Ormani Skirt ($520), Twenty8Twelve Sankofa Intarsia Cardigan ($410)
>> At Saturday's Twenty8Twelve show, Sienna Miller wasn't the biggest starlet in the room, despite the fact that she designs the collection with her sister, Savannah. Instead, it was Savannah's two-year-old daughter, Lyra, who took the runway in a striped sweater dress and tiny skinny jeans before the actual models began their parade, sparking applause and cheers from front rowers like Poppy Delevigne and Meredith Melling Burke (whose own daughter, Eloise, is four). Sienna did make an appearance with her sister for their final bow, but not before two security guards took their place at the end of the catwalk, in matching navy blue suits and pocket squares — she later said that the brand is the bestseller on Selfridges's third floor, with 70 percent sell-through. Meanwhile, Nylon reports the show was opened by 19-year-old London native Edie Campbell, a former face of Marc by Marc Jacobs and Burberry who's currently in the London press for dating Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell (his last girlfriend was Kirsten Dunst).
Ponder this: The cool girl, sweetie pie, and sex kitten have a fashion powwow . . . and they all get along famously. That's what Sienna and Savannah Miller's Spring collection for Twenty8Twelve is in a nutshell. Flowy, '70s-inspired rompers blend flawlessly with striped tank dresses, which mesh with darling scallops and bows. There's nothing off-kilter, only wearable, cute pieces that will breathe life into your Spring wardrobe. Enter to see them all up close, and be sure to follow FabSugar UK for extensive LFW coverage!
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