From stripes to leopard to florals, prints are hugely popular among celebrity trendsetters, and the latest to make its mark on Hollywood is camouflage. Hilary Duff donned sleek camo J Brand denim leggings with army green Brian Atwood pumps in Miami, Elle Fanning enjoyed a night out in London in a cool camouflage jacket, and Miranda Cosgrove went glam in a sequin camouflage Cut 25 minidress with lace-up Giuseppe Zanotti boots at a movie premiere in London. This isn't the first time this tough print has popped up on our radar, but it's having a major moment in the spotlight right now. It's the perfect time to incorporate a few of these celeb-approved pieces into your cool-weather looks, so shop our favorite camo-print picks to stand out this season.
Polka dots are usually all over tops, especially feminine tie-front blouses, but now they're finding themselves all over the legs of some of the hottest celebrity women. Brit model Poppy Delevigne and actress Kristen Bell were both spotted — pun intended — wearing Topshop's navy-and-black dotted pants. Unfortunately they're sold out, but the pencil-skirt version, which Rachael Taylor once wore, is still available. Jessica Alba was also seen in a pair of Current/Elliott's The Stiletto jeans in black polka dot while out and about in LA. Step inside to get a closer look at these dot-legged ladies and to shop our favorite polka-dot pants, including Jessica's exact pair!
In the way of Summer style, think of the little coral dress as a wardrobe kick-starter, the same way a coral hued lip can rev up your beauty routine. Opt for the coral hues that are fiercely color injected and bright, the kinds that exude seasonal elegance and elicit compliments, like the ones Ajak Deng, Ashley Greene, and Doutzen Kroes showed off. They're attention grabbing in the best way possible, especially when you accessorize with gold, blue, and turquoise jewels that can stand up to the bold hue, then play up the glamour. We did the shopping for you, so just click the items in our shopping widget to get the look.From left: Ajak Deng, Ashley Greene, and Doutzen Kroes.
Snake print has that uncanny ability to add sex appeal to any ensemble. And, after spying the ways Zoe Saldana, Doutzen Kroes, Natasha Yarovenko, and Kate Hudson are styling their summery snake print pieces, we're convinced it's one of the chicest ways to add something on the sultrier side for evening. The luxe snakeskin or snake print additions look particularly seasonal in bright hues, like Doutzen's bright blue box clutch and Zoe's bold purple clutch, or on a flowy maxi and sandals à la Natasha. We have a soft spot for the sophisticated snakeskin classics, and Kate Hudson's sleek clutch, which makes a cool accompaniment against a black gown or cocktail dress, is a perfect way to wear it. Shop our editor's picks below for the same Summer-perfect snake accessories and dresses.
If the tendency during the Spring months is to turn away from bolder textures, these celebrities will have you rethinking that impulse. Spotted carrying their own versions of the gorgeous python clutch, Nicole Richie, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Malin Akerman are all proof that the snakeskin print adds interest in just about any style situation. From Nicole's boho take to Michelle's cocktail attire — these clutches wear well with dresses and jeans and happen to look fantastic in lighter, seasonal hues.
Jenna Malone, Milla Jovovich and Lauren Conrad's print making, statement-making pieces are practically dream inducing. With abstract prints in subtle hues, each pulls together an outfit that seems to float on air — but not without a point. You'll want to wear them the same way — in light, seasonal fabrics, like silky pants and chiffon dresses and tops, with the same modern ease and artsy-cool delivery.
Unlike a mini or maybe a plunging neckline, there are a few ways of revealing some skin that never feel, well, too revealing. At the top of our list currently are shoulder-baring frocks, just the way fashion pack Alexa Chung, Michelle Monaghan, Abbie Cornish, and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld are showing them off. They're sexy, but not overt, leaving an exposed neckline to adorn with a fabulous statement necklace or dangling earrings. We love the feel of a looser, floral-print off-the-shoulder for a fresh '70s vibe by day, then slip into a body-con version and channel a sultrier side of the '80s by night.
There's something undeniably Spring about youthful pink hues, but this season we're loving the more sophisticated version of the color on blushing bottoms. Lest we make you blush, we'll avoid the cheeky puns and delve straight into what we love about the splash of color on our trousers and billowy, slouchy silk pants. Just as the styled set below shows you, treat your blushy bottoms as a neutral, then add on the chic printed separates and layers à la Fearne Cotton, Maria Sharapova, and Rachel Roy. We like to think of them as the equivalent of military-hued pants in the Fall; they'll go with everything this Spring, and just as olive cargoes lent a decidedly cold-weather tilt to your look, these will do just the opposite, giving fresh seasonal chicness to whatever you put on.
The classic look loafers gave to your school uniforms is now the polish they lend to balance your effortlessly cool basics. It's an update on the old-school favorite that makes them a lot cooler than they were in grade school. This time, pair yours with skinny denim, cargos, or leather pants, and forget the regulation-length pleats. For inspiration, we're looking to some of our favorite celebrity influences, like Natalia Vodianova, Nicole Richie, Olivia Palermo, and Jessica Alba who stepped out rocking their preppy versions with relaxed staples, casual layers, and femme contrasts in mini dresses and lace tops. This is exactly how we plan to wear the trend for Spring, letting our edgier separates play perfect opposites against the classic kicks.