All the hues in our ultimate Spring color breakdown are dying to be given a spin this Spring (yellow was first), and now it's cobalt's turn. One of the biggest runway inspirations? Nonoo's Spring '13 collection (pictured here). For your shopping pleasure, we've rounded up a handful of stylish pieces that will undoubtedly give your style a major jolt. Inside you'll find everything from a supercool blazer to a little cobalt dress to printed denim to beautiful baubles and even a pair of cute culottes. Dying to try them all out for yourself? Then head right on in.
Spring's bucket-bag trend is a slam dunk in our style book this season, and here's why. Striking an even balance between casual and chic, this classic silhouette can look just as cool with your pretty printed dresses as it does with a pair of laid-back jeans. Depending on how you wear it — we love them worn crossbody — bucket bags inject an effortless aesthetic we're all want to channel on our more relaxed styling days. What's more, this medium-size bag is perfect for any (and all) of your upcoming music-fest outings and warm-weather adventures. From 3.1 Phillip Lim's floral Scout bag to Baggu's neon yellow minimal masterpiece, shop our top picks below.
Jessica Alba ran errands around LA, channeling her preppy side in a pair of Current/Elliott plaid jeans ($146, originally $208) that are on sale right now. Up top, the actress wore a basic white V-neck tee with a brown leather jacket. For accessories, Jessica sported a black crossbody Vince Camuto bag and lace-up ankle boots. Score Jessica's exact plaid jeans now to work the look into your Winter wardrobe. Sport it with a leather jacket for edgy oomph, or throw on a slick black blazer for a polished feel.
Jessica Alba stepped out at SLS Hotel in West Hollywood wearing these Current/Elliott gray floral jeans ($199) with this Two by Vince Camuto black leather vest ($349). This isn't the first time we've spotted Jessica in those jeans; she also wore them back in August with matching gray pieces. To complete her latest Fall look, Jessica sported a sheer white tuxedo-style Stylestalker blouse, her black ankle booties, a floral Prada bag, and printed sunglasses. Score her exact jeans and vest to pair together or with other items in your closet.
Long pleated skirts are a great way to look breezy for Summer, as well as cover up your legs in style during Fall. So let's look to three celebrities — Jennifer Lawrence, Daisy Lowe, and Mena Suvari — who have all mastered the trend. Jennifer toured Paris this Summer wearing a classic ivory pleated maxi skirt with a gray tank and a Tory Burch bag; Daisy worked her midi turquoise pleated skirt in an edgier way with a black leather jacket and black biker boots; and Mena kept it sassy in an orange pleated maxi with a white crop top, oversized clutch, and Vince Camuto sandals ($50, originally $69). Whether your style aesthetic is classic, rocker, or trendy, work a pleated maxi skirt into your Summer and Fall wardrobe. Keep your other items minimal for now, then layer it way up when the weather chills.
Malin Akerman was among the stylish stars that feted Vena Cava's new Fall collection at Chateau Marmont hosted by GenArt last night. For the occasion (far left), she wore the label's paisley-print silk pants with a black American Apparel crop top, Vince Camuto clutch ($168), and these VC Signature wedges ($225). About her bottoms, the actress told us: "Look at these pants, they're kind of amazing." When asked to describe her personal style, Malin said, "It's definitely a little bit more laid-back, rock 'n' roll, something with a little bit of an edge usually."
With Summer in our midst, we wondered what Malin's favorite warm-weather pieces are. "A sarong is always great. I just had an amazing vacation in Italy so that was a super essential," she spilled. "You can wrap it into a dress. There's so many different ways to do it. And then of course, a pair of jean shorts. Always need those." As for what you can expect to see Malin rocking this Fall? "I'm a big leather person, so I'm always on the lookout for new leather jackets that might be in style. I get excited to see what's coming up, but I have no idea what's on the horizon, so it's always a nice surprise." Shop some of Malin's favorite pieces below to nail her sexy-slash-rocker aesthetic!
While we admire the printed Vince Camuto top and leather Current/Elliott pants Kristen Bell wore to GenArt's Summer Screening Series in NYC, it was her Vince Camuto Kipton metallic t-strap sandals ($80, originally $118) that really caught our eye once we gazed down. Every girl needs a solid metallic sandal in her closet, and we think this one is it. Not only is the style fabulous, but the price is so right. It's also available in gold ($80, originally $118), so depending on which shade you wear more, get the one that suits your style.
During a trip to the hair salon in LA, Busy Philipps was spotted looking trendy cute in a tribal-print minidress, which she paired with these Rebecca Minkoff gold-rimmed sunglasses ($150), a statement spike necklace, this Vince Camuto Cristina crossbody bag ($158), and tan tassel wedge sandals. The tribal print has been popular for a while now, but with Summer rolling in, it's the perfect time to resurrect it. If you don't yet have a tribal-print dress in your mix, shop nine of our favorites below. To mimic Busy's look, add this spike necklace by Tasha ($98) and her exact Rebecca Minkoff shades.
Katie Holmes cheered on the Los Angeles Lakers, courtside, with hubby Tom Cruise looking happy and casual in a laid-back ensemble. A pair of Vince Camuto booties dressed up her distressed boyfriend jeans that she simply paired with a snap front denim shirt and brown belt. An eye-catching turquoise ring and diamond earrings were the perfect accessories to complete the look. Shop it all here!
Peel your eyes from Hilary Duff's stunning lime green Herve Leger dress for a moment and focus on her sexy Sergio Rossi multi-strap sandals. Hotness. Note how this super strappy style is a more sophisticated, sexy version of gladiators and caged sandals. Multi-strap sandals come in a rainbow of styles, so choose one that fits your persona. I need two pairs: a ravishing reptilian pair for my sassy side and chunky black wedges for my tough alter ego. What about you?