Hot pink lip color is big for Spring! And since we saw the look all over the Spring/Summer 2011 runways at shows like Diane von Furstenberg and Jil Sander, we tried out a ton of glosses and lipsticks to find our favorites to get that bright bold look with. Check out which products made the cut.
We’re no wallflowers when it comes to fashion, so when we spotted colorblocking all over the Spring runways, we were duly thrilled. Whether it was saturated silhouettes at Jil Sander and Gucci or acid-like hues at Proenza Schouler and Christopher Kane, these bold brights caught our sartorial eye — and held our attention. Accordingly, we’ve styled mixed-and-matched brights, a multihued skirt, and contrasting neons for three warm-weather ensembles that will get you excited to leave your basic black behind! Watch now to see how to style your colorblocked pieces all Spring long!
>> We're expecting a load of rain showers for the next couple weeks, so we rounded up some of the best rain-repelling (but still stylish) gear for you to stay dry in. There's a cute Marc by Marc Jacobs umbrella to add a little sunshine to your day, a smart canvas coated coat from Opening Ceremony, waterproof booties, and a windproof bucket hat from Urban Outfitters — that should do the trick. But there's more where that came from — check out the slideshow for more of our splash-proof favorites!
If the sudden surge of warmer temperatures has you scrambling for some cute Spring skirts, don't fret. We combed through the options and plucked out our favorite skirts, ranging in a multitude of colors, lengths and price points, for you to shop. A bright tangerine maxi skirt from Acne, floral explosion from Jil Sander, denim necessity from Vera Moda, and more covetable picks in the slideshow.
>> Now that we have you in a Spring state of mind, check out our favorite bright bags and clutches of the season. There's a classic satchel made in a modern bright green hue from Cambridge Satchel Company, Jil Sander's covetable hot fuchsia market bag, an orange bucket bag from Tory Burch, and more shoppable eye candy you don't want to miss in the slideshow.
Come Spring, we'll be staying chic in trousers – cut and dipped in all shapes and colors. High-waisted wide-legs when we're in a '70s state of mind; bright skinny pants for when we want to make a bold statement; and even a sequined pair for those balmy nights out on the town. If you're feeling our mood, check out our slideshow for our top 10 picks — highlighting all price ranges and silhouettes — and get on board!
This is the season where we realize the long skirt is one of the most versatile things you can have in your closet. Go flowy and voluminous for a feminine look, body-conscious for sexy length, or just above the ankles for an extra flirtatious flair. We combed the market for the best ones — including the skirts from the Jil Sander and Vena Cava runway — in the best colors, fabrics, prints, and at every price point. Get shopping.
>> If the clothing from Milan Fashion Week left you in awe, wait until you zoom in on the shoes and bags. D&G went all out funky with bright orange high-top wedge sneakers, Bottega Veneta created a feathered leather clutch, and Prada re-imagined the quirky shoe boot. But there's more — check the slideshow for more of our faves from Jil Sander, Fendi, Versace, and Pucci!
Fans of Jil Sander's light and color-filled Spring collection might have freaked out a little over the all-black beginning to Fall. Thankfully, it was temporary, before designer Raf Simons introduced a nod to '60s ski motifs with his aviator-capped models in bright, slim knits. Minimalist silhouettes that define the Jil Sander brand got a fresh look through the maximalist lens of last season; shift dresses and boxy tops were blown up, and some fabrics had the thickness of sleeping bags in an interesting but not-so-figure-flattering way. Florals returned, this time smaller and darker, but, thankfully, the bold color stayed on.
- Trends: Minimalism, '60s ski, knits, florals, graphic prints.
- Colors: Mint green, royal blue, red, yellow, teal.
- Key Looks: A floral oversized sheath, the graphic knits under boxy tops and coats.
- Accessories: Aviator caps, elbow-length gloves, pointy-toe black boots.
- Who Would Wear It: Art gallery-types, minimalist fans, and Tilda Swinton.