Shop outfits left to right: Zara V-Neck Sweater ($139), J.Crew Patch-Pocket Pencil Skirt ($148), Diane von Furstenberg Genna Tall Heeled Boots ($498); Tibi Patterned Wool Turtleneck Sweater ($385), H&M Leather Skirt ($99), Laurence Dacade Virgil Knee High Boots ($275, originally $1,099); Vanessa Bruno Angora-Blend Sweater ($464), Topshop Moto Check Print Pencil Skirt ($64), Zara Track Sole Boot ($179)
Finding a chic carryall that can easily take you from lounging in the sand to drinks afterwards is a seasonal essential. This Summer, beach-worthy totes from Club Monaco, and Marc by Marc Jacobs feature a range of water-resistant and lightweight silhouettes that are as cool as they are functional.
We've got Summer on our mind, and the hot new arrivals at StyleBop are supplying us with a long list of must haves to add to our shopping list. We're coveting statement pieces like bright red bags from Salvatore Ferragamo, metallic leather flats from Chloé, and statement jewels from Shourouk. Even more, easy, breezy dresses from Vanessa Bruno and Missoni, along with cool denim basics from J Brand and Victoria Beckham are sure to give your wardrobe a stylish revamp. See and shop our editor's top 12 picks below.
Midi skirts — that's a hemline that hits below the knees but above the lower calf — are an easy way to inject ladylike flair to your style. Since the style is notoriously tricky to pull off without feeling conservative, overly covered up, or, at worst, frumpy, we have the key tips on how to make this skirt flirty and fun (and office-appropriate, if that's what you need). Including solid, printed, muted, and bright colored styles, we culled 14 of our favorite picks for you to shop. But first, a few quick styling tips to help you nail the look every time.
- We've focused on the classic circle silhouette because it's the most universally flattering.
- Pleated waistlines can make you look wider at the hips, so look for a flat-front with an A-line shape if that's your problem area.
- If you're on the taller side, go for a skirt that hits the calf, and if you're petite, choose one that's right below the knee.
- Midi skirts look great with heels to help lengthen the leg, but a sweet flat or strappy sandal gives it a softer feel.
- To balance out the longer hemline, we recommend pairing your midi skirt with a shorter, even cropped, top, or just try tucking your tee in.
Diane Kruger kicked off the promo tour with a book signing in LA for her new movie, The Host, where she stars alongside Max Irons and Jake Abel. We love seeing Diane on the red carpet, and lucky for us, this movie means we'll be seeing a whole lot of red-carpet style from the German actress. Showing off her svelte frame, Diane chose a look consisting of a Carven crop top and a Vanessa Bruno red leather skirt. This is just the first of the style setter's promotional looks, so stay tuned as we document all of Diane's red carpet cameos! On Allison McNamara: BCBG Max Azria jacket, Zara blouse, Club Monaco pants, Kenneth Jay Lane earrings.
It's not her Oscar gown that has us fixated; as of late, it's Anne Hathaway's brand of casual-chic that's inspiring our current outfit obsession. While skinny distressed denim and a basic tee is always on par for a lazy weekend look, Anne's cool-girl Vanessa Bruno tweed jacket, printed scarf, vegan Stella McCartney Falabella bag, and sweet ballet flats introduce a little more sophistication that takes about five extra minutes (if that!) to throw together. Your Saturday brunch crowd will be wondering just how you managed to appear so effortlessly pulled together in so little time. Shop our editors' picks to channel Anne's perfect live-in-it-all-weekend-long ensemble right here.Shop clockwise from top left: C. Wonder oversize rounded square sunglasses ($68), Vanessa Bruno Athé tweed jacket ($429), Zara shopper with zips ($100), LOFT Madalyn bow ballet flats ($60), Reiss Adelaide dapple-print scarf ($85), Joe's Jeans skinny vintage jeans ($167)
Reese Witherspoon exited a medical building in Beverly Hills looking cheery in this Vanessa Bruno pink floral dress ($334, originally $478). To give her summery dress a Winter spin, the actress paired it with black fringe booties, a Rag & Bone bag ($725), and oversize sunglasses. Score Reese's exact dress and bag to re-create her latest LA street style. If it's too chilly where you live, just throw on black opaque tights and a coat for warmth.
Outside of the Grand Palais — the venue for Vanessa Bruno's Spring '13 show — our style director, Noria Morales, and Fashionologie editor, Christina Pérez, give us their fresh-off-the-runway thoughts. The verdict? It was an ultrapretty mix of streamlined separates (think printed pants, wispy slipdresses, and the perfect Spring jacket) that balanced out Bruno's ever-present bohemian spirit. And we think Noria summed up the show's looks exactly — it inspired a bout of "I want that, I want that, I want that" in the best sense possible. See what else they had to say about Vanessa Bruno's latest collection when you press play.