May marks the official kickoff of all things Summer-worthy, and this month, we can't wait to slip into an endless array of easy, effortless dresses, breezy tops, and fun skirts and shorts. With that in mind, our May shopping list highlights the aforementioned in a refreshing array of floral prints, stripes, and chic basics to carry us through the warm seasonal shift. Additionally, we're amping up our accessory game with wear-everywhere d'Orsay flats, statement clutches, and sleek high-heeled sandals for those evenings out on the town. Click through to shop all of our editors' May must haves now.
Not everyone is blessed with supermodel genes, so with warmer weather springing up, we're looking for ways to lengthen our stems before slipping into our cute shorts and Summer dresses. Our secret weapon to instantly longer legs? Nude sandals — and this season, the virtual shelves are stocked with covetable styles to complete your ensembles. The key to maximum leg-lengthening appeal is making sure your ankle straps are always nude-hued; it's also amazing what a nude-hued pedicure can do (we love Essie's Sand Tropez option) for an even more seamless look. From white dresses to bright prints, nude sandals work with just about any outfit (the power of neutrals!), so needless to say, they're worth the investment. Big budget or small, we've got you covered — click on to see and shop our favorite nude sandals on the market right now!
- Karl Lagerfeld photographed Cara Delevingne for the cover of Plastic Dreams' Winter 2013 issue. [Yahoo! News]
- Kimberly Ovitz says that 3D printing may revolutionize the way brands handle supply and demand. [The Business of Fashion]
- Tennis star Novak Djokovic is set to appear in his first ad campaign for Uniqlo after becoming brand ambassador last year. [WWD]
- Christie Brinkley may join the cast of The View. [Styleite]
- Could Kate Spade outpace J.Crew? Some insiders think so. [Racked]
- Natalia Vodianova will receive the Inspiration Award at this year's DVF Awards ceremony. [Style.com]
- Karin Gregersen has been named the new president of Vince. [WWD]
- This is what it would look like if nostalgic childhood cartoons like Doug, My Little Pony, and Pokémon collaborated with designers. [Lucky]
A little more than six months after designer Doo-Ri Chung left her eponymous New York label, she's headed to Los Angeles to become the creative director of Vince. In her new role, Chung will be in charge of design, product development, and creative branding initiatives.
"I've long admired the [Vince] brand because of its loyal customer following and its modern design sensibility," Chung said in a statement to WWD.
The announcement of her new job comes a day after Vince's cofounders, Rea Laccone and Christopher LaPolice, said they were leaving the brand. Jill Granoff, CEO of Kellwood Group — the company that owns Vince, Rebecca Taylor, and David Meister, among other brands — is now also CEO of Vince.
Granoff wants to "accelerate the growth of Vince and unleash its potential as a global lifestyle brand," and said Chung is the right designer to help do that. "She's very well-known for her design and technical aesthetic. She has a modern design aesthetic and a real understanding of our customer."
Bow-front blouses were in no short supply on runways at Chloé, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Jacobs. We fell head over heels for this tie-front top by 3.1 Phillip Lim, and today, we're going to show you three fresh ways to wear it. Whether you’re going out on the town, enjoying the weekend, or heading to lunch, we're about to prove that this citrus blouse is just as easy to style as your basic white button-down. On Allison: Zara skirt, Final Touch Top, Pour La Victoire shoes, JewelMint bracelet
Looking for a little last-minute gift inspiration? We headed to Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills to pick out a few of our favorite things for our nearest and dearest. Finding everything from a Clarisonic Home and Away kit for that girl who needs an at-home spa day to sweaters for dad to DVF scarves for mom, we've picked out great gifts for everyone on your list. And the best part is, you can shop them all here!
Bow-front blouses were in no short supply at the Spring '11 runways at Chloé, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Jacobs. We fell head over heels for this tie-front top by 3.1 Phillip Lim, and today, we're going to show you three fresh ways to wear it. Whether you’re going out on the town, enjoying the weekend, or heading to lunch, we're about to prove that this citrus blouse is just as easy to style as your basic white button-down. On Allison: Zara skirt, Final Touch Top, Pour La Victoire shoes, JewelMint bracelet
Olivia Palermo showed off Summer classics with a twist while out in NYC. We love her flirty spin on nautical-chic, adding a swingy mini ($83, originally $118) to the classic striped tee ($95). Instead of sandals, she opts for cool, leopard-print flats and then finishes with a sophisticated VBH tote. Just click the items above to shop a similar style.
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Summer might've just started, but we've already spotted a ton of sales coming our way. So if you've been hesitating on that certain flirty frock or go-with-everything sandals, now is the time to jump on these deals. Think pretty print dresses from Madewell, platform sandals from Rag & Bone, red cropped jeans from Gap, the perfect Alexander Wang totes, and more of our favorite Summer sale items in the slideshow!
Cameron Diaz looked gorgeous in a white fitted tank and cropped Vince skinnies while out in NYC. Cameron kept her sun-kissed skin au naturel but added a leather Theyskens' Theory jacket, nude pumps, and a snakeskin clutch to finish off her Spring look. Shop now to get her exact jacket and other similar items.