Upon viewing Free People's latest lookbook, we have one immediate regret: there's no Miami vacation in our near future. The label's May lookbook paints a pretty perfect picture of Spring break, Miami style — lounging at the pool, hanging with friends, soaking up the sun — and doing it all in the coolest kind of Summer-perfect clothes. With its signature nod to the bohemian, Free People crafts a covetable lineup of the stuff we'd live in all season. Models Sabrina Nait and Nicole Trunfio show off the niftiest prints, tribal-infused totes, effortless sundresses, and statement-making swimsuits. Click on for a glimpse of the neon hues and easy knits — and get inspired to channel the style (even if you're not Miami-bound.)
We're going wild for ASOS's new sustainable Spring/Summer Africa collection, which just launched today at ASOS.com. The 21-piece line includes crop tops, shorts, shirt dresses, and trousers featuring the bold patterns we're craving this season — we're also suckers for the cute giraffe and zebra prints. If you're not familiar with the line, you'll be happy to hear that the ASOS Africa collection is made in collaboration with SOKO Kenya, providing opportunities for underprivileged communities to establish sustainable, modern business through local craftsmanship. Additionally, a portion of each purchase goes to support local communities in Africa. We love fashion for a cause, and if you do too, check out the top three looks below, then click the slideshow to see the rest of the collection.
- We'd like to pair this cool tank dress with a white blazer and wooden heels for a fun office ensemble.
- This outfit strikes the perfect balance between modern and simplistic. We love the printed jacket paired against the gray cropped trousers.
- How cute is this bold striped suit set? The short-sleeved jacket is ideal for dressing on a hot Summer day.
Fall may seem like a far-off cry from the season in bloom, but we couldn't help but take a peek (and lust over) Nicole Richie's latest Winter Kate and House of Harlow autumnal wares. With Richie's signature brand of bohemian-luxe style ever present, we were delighted to note an edgier (read: rich jewel tones, plush velvet textures, and slick lasercut details) vibe in place. The collection is chock-full of '60s-inspired pieces — sheer herringbone blouses, wide-leg pants, and a plethora of oversize round sunglasses to start — that evoke a structured, geometric retro feel (hello Mad Men!) more than ever. Come chillier temps, we can't wait to rock an eclectic House of Harlow bone-wrap cuff with one of Winter Kate's vintage-looking pencil dresses. To tide us all over, we've pulled our top three looks below, then make sure to check out the rest of the Fall '12 looks in the slideshow.
- Winter whites are a cold-weather staple, and to prove our point, we'll be wearing this ultrasheer white maxi dress with a quirkier set of accessories.
- It's all about the Swinging Sixties for Fall '12, and what better way to capture the essence of that stylish era than with a distinct geometric print.
- Update your floral obsession with an antiqued rose-print sheath — it's ladylike, sophisticated, and will look great against a luxe faux fur coat.
Free People's mastered the effortlessly sexy thing — right down to its intimates. The label's new offering of lounge separates, nighties, and lingerie is made up of the same cool-girl appeal that drives the love of its boho-inspired clothing. Who better to show if off than this gorgeous model trio — Martha Hunt, Crista Cober, and Pania Rose each take a turn in every iteration of the brand's underthings. From the sultriest leopard-print bra and bikini set to pretty lace and bow-adorned bralettes with a sweet, feminine feel, this collection has something for just about every girl. Click on for a glimpse of every look — and shop the pieces you love.
If you're looking to perfect that effortless-cool, rocker-inspired style, Zara's newly revealed TRF April lookbook may have just what you're looking for. Even if you aren't music-festival bound, this lookbook is hard to ignore — Ruby Aldridge lights up in a collection of vintage-inspired t-shirts, tweedy jackets, and utilitarian vests to balance Spring whites and vibrant prints. There's also plenty of denim in store, frayed cutoffs and studded jeans that wear best, incidentally, with the line's perfectly worn-in tees. Finish with the collection's strappy suede flats and we may just have landed on our new seasonal uniform. Read on for our favorite pieces and styling tips — then click through to get a glimpse of every look.
- This utilitarian vest would offset lacier dresses just as well as it would layered up over a striped tee and jeans to add interest to our everyday looks.
- We love the Spring-fresh mint hue on this lightweight layer — plus the tweedy texture has that quintessential rocker-chic quality we're always looking to steal from Kate Moss.
- This sheer blouse has both an effortless cool and a touch of femininity that would be easy to wear dressed up or down.
This is what a great wardrobe is made of: Zara's April collection is steeped in chic Spring whites, tweedy jackets, crisp denim, and breezy sundresses, striking the perfect balance between seasonal must haves and closet staples. Again, the brand zeroes in on this season's key trends; we get a dose of peplum, a shot of lace, '70s flares, and printed blouses and pants all in truly wearable iterations. It's hard not to want nearly all of Zara's new goodies, especially when they look even better mixed and matched — it's really not just about the pieces, but how easily they wear together. Read on for our key takeaways, then click through for Zara's latest looks.
- We've already snapped up our printed pants, but these silky printed shorts are just the right version for Summer's hotter days.
- We can never have too many LWDs for our Spring/Summer wardrobe — this one would be easy to dress up day to night — but we think it would make the best little dress for Coachella.
- Give your Spring office attire a makeover — and keep this look in mind. We love the mix of street-chic and femme.
There's a sweet story inside Madewell's Spring catalogue — OK, there's more than one style narrative we love in this batch of looks. The brand's latest is a collection of early Spring inspiration that speaks to the cornerstones of our wardrobe and the label's spot-on eye for styling. First, we're whisked off to Paris, where denim takes the spotlight in every easy iteration — '70s flares, the quintessential denim jacket. From there, Madewell zeroes in on two of our favorite trends with its must-have neutrals and playful prints. It's all inside the brand's first-ever Spring catalog. Read on for our key takeaways, then click through for a glimpse of all the covetable looks.
- We love that this easy tank also speaks to this season's sporty trend. It's an incredibly versatile topper that would look just as easy against '70s-style denim as it would with silky track pants.
- This sweater dress is transitional dressing made easy. Finish it off with a lightweight jacket and ballet flats or ankle boots for easy day-to-day style till the weather officially warms up.
- This silky popover will become a Spring to Summer staple. Trust us, it'll work just as well at the office as it will at the beach.
Today, DKNY and Bauble Bar launched their jewelry collaboration available right now at BaubleBar.com, showcasing a nice mix of chunky chain jewelry and floral motifs. Taking a cue from DKNY's Spring 2012 runway collection, the jewelry line, priced from $40 to $320, culls inspiration from Jackson Pollock via stripe detailing and poppy flower shapes. Read below for our top pieces, then peruse the lookbook styled by DKNY PR girl herself Aliza Licht.
We had to take a break from the Fall runways to sneak a peek at Zara's pretty March arrivals. It goes without saying that the brand's a favorite for its oh-so-accessible take on the trends. Case in point: the printed blazers that we saw on the catwalks last September are resurfacing at the retailer in statement florals and eye-popping paisley (a perfect pick-me-up for your nine-to-five). Add to that a mix of playful pastel color pairings, delicately embellished collars, and a Spring-ready studded white leather jacket, and it's as if Zara tapped into our very own seasonal wish list — and delivered everything we could ask for. Read on for our key takeaways, then click through to start your shopping list.
- We love the tough-girl feel of this studded leather jacket, albeit in an accessible Spring hue. Throw this on with anything from a little printed dress to colorblocked separates for an effortless edginess.
- We're adding this fringed mini to our wish lists. An ideal antidote to the typical seasonal garb with that utterly cool Isabel Marant quality.
- A pair of floral shorts are a must have this season. We'll dress them up with heels and a slouchy knit for evenings or pare them down with a button-down and loafers for day.
You can add model to Michelle Williams's growing list of talents. The Oscar-nominated actress may just be the most adorable lookbook model we've ever seen, slipping into Boy by Band of Outsiders's super-sweet frocks for the label's quirky Spring shoot in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Michelle dons a dapper topper, a little white dress, and a pretty printed maxi all while picnicking in the park and snooping around the grounds. The book unfolds like a bit of a mystery — complete with a shot at Hitchcock's tombstone. Of course, we're a little preoccupied with what Michelle is wearing and how insanely sweet she looks in the line's covetable collection. Click through to get a peek at our favorite shots, then be sure to click over to Boy by Band of Outsiders's blog for the rest of the Spring lookbook.