Summer is the best time to bust out the bright colors, and Karolina Kurkova did just that in pops of cobalt while out in NYC. We love that she opted to amp up her black leggings with a bright blue blazer and matching blue flat sandals. Then the model broke up her look with a printed Vince Camuto blouse ($50, originally $89), a black-and-white colorblock bag, and retro-cool sunglasses. We admit that this outfit has a lot going on, between the busy print and loud colors, but if you're all about standing out from the crowd, then try it! If cobalt isn't your thing, you can just as easily add in pops of your favorite bright hue. To get Karolina's latest look, shop similar pieces below.
Julianne Hough indulged in a little retail therapy at The Grove outdoor mall in LA and simultaneously put her on-trend printed pants on display. Her pair was style perfection with the appropriate mix of print, color, and silhouette. To make sure her bottoms got the proper attention they deserved, Julianne added basics to complete her look, including a black scoop tank, Ray-Ban Wayfarers, and Vince Camuto T-strap sandals ($225). Next time you hit up the mall, keep Julianne in mind and amp up your style with a pair of bold bottoms. Shop our favorites below to get started.
Feeling noncommittal toward footwear? Take home a few hues at once by picking up a pair of colorblock sandals. Much more playful than your basic black or nude, the trend hits the pavement with an element of intrigue that will stop passersby in their tracks. Shop our top picks below.
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!