Rag & Bone's slick separates always leave us enamored, so you can imagine our excitement when we laid eyes on the brand's latest collection. Take an exclusive first look at some of the pieces styled by Moda Operandi's Fashion Director, Roopal Patel. The resulting ensembles are the kind that would make anyone's wardrobe infinitely cooler. With slick leather separates, striped suiting, and the ultimate pair of everyday booties, this collection speaks to the effortlessly on-trend, hitting that covetable sweet spot that Rag & Bone does so well — mixing both the polished and the edgy with effortless appeal. Just click through to see how Roopal's styled the label's latest pieces, plus a look at the whole Pre-Fall collection — then click over to Moda Operandi to shop all of your favorite looks.
Adding to its crop of covetable Winter looks, Zara's latest batch of evening styles arrived just in time for holiday party season. Styling up a worthy look for your next cocktail hour will be easy enough with this collection of sharp blazers and blouses, chic trousers, sweet dresses, and a hint of sparkle. As you're plotting what to wear for Christmas, Hanukkah, your office soiree, and New Year's Eve, these pieces will serve you well beyond the holidays. Striking a perfect balance between statement pieces and wardrobe essentials, these are pieces you'll wear again and again (and rake in the compliments each time you do!). Read on for our must-have items, then click through to see and shop the collection.
- You'll never regret having a little black dress, like this one, in your arsenal. Whenever in doubt, add jewelry and heels and you're out the door without the I-have-nothing-to-wear outfit drama.
- This sequined blazer just went to the top of our wish lists. What an easy way to dress up practically anything under pressure — add it to jeans, skirts, trousers, and dresses for a hint of glamour whenever you need it.
- A special find like this printed asymmetrical dress will be just as gorgeous in the Spring with sandals as it is now with tights and ankle boots.
November might be one of the last months where you can show off your cool ensembles before bundling up in your parka jacket. That said, Zara is giving us more amazing dressing options with its new November lookbook so we can take full advantage of these last few weeks of gorgeous weather. The mood is all about mysterious prints, chic jackets, and a smattering of ladylike skirts. Just what the fashion doctor ordered. Read below for our top three looks, then click on to see the complete lust-inducing lookbook.
- This artsy print dress is on the top of our wish list. We love the high-low hemline and flattering neckline.
- We love the idea of pairing this fresh leather moto jacket with denim shirt and lace skirt. It's the perfect mix of masculine and feminine.
- Everyone needs a ladylike skirt. This printed rendition emotes a prim-meets-cool girl vibe.
We know it's practically torture to eye a fresh crop of Spring '12 offerings with Winter well on the way, but H&M's new goodies are too good not to share. We were treated to a peek of the full collection today, and we're already jonesing for the adorable neoprene brights and colorblocked wedges and heels. It's a perfect mix of modern cuts, soft draping, sharp color and understated neutrals, and, truthfully, there's hardly a piece we don't covet — but we'll try to pick favorites. Check out our breakdown, then click through for a glimpse of the freshly sophisticated collection.
- We love the thought of Spring leather, made brighter in a buttery (real) leather moto vest — perfect for toughening up the season's little floral dresses.
- Minimalist white suiting has that totally modern-woman effect that will look effortlessly elegant styled up with gold or tribal jewels.
- We're always on the hunt for the perfect little dress – this neon-injected mini is our answer to effortlessly chic statement dressing for Spring, with a little white jacket and a great neutral wedge.
Just in time for Fall bundling, we came across Free People's October catalog, filled to the brim with cold weather dressing inspiration. The lookbook features Julia Stegner — check out those perfectly tousled waves and cute braids — wearing the brand's mix of bohemian-cool wares: lace dresses, knit ponchos, sequin pants, cozy cropped sweaters, and also an incredible convertible coat. As usual, Free People shows us some effortless, yet fresh, styling tips. Check out our top three takeaways below, and then click through to see the rest of the catalog.
- Downplay a minidress with dark tights and tough, lace-up booties.
- Wear sequin pants during the day; just make sure to temper the look with casual accompaniments, like a slouched sweater and loafers.
- Experiment with warm, brown hues. We love the idea of putting together a monochromatic outfit with hues of chocolate, burnt sienna, and dark rust.
>> Club Monaco is on a bit of a Euro kick: not only did the brand recently open its first overseas store at Galeries Lafayette in Paris, but it's also joined forces with Brit fashion glossy Dazed & Confused to create its latest lookbook. Photographed by Andrea Spotorno, the spread features Club Monaco's '70s-inspired Fall 2011 collection modeled on a host of international models and it girls: Anna Brewster, Sara Blomqvist, Elodie Bouchez, Lou Lesage, Bambou Gainsbourg, Valentine Fillol Cordier, and Man Repeller's Leandra Medine. The lookbook will be published this month in Dazed & Confused's 20th-anniversary issue, but you can glean a little cold-weather style inspiration now by viewing the whole thing here in the slideshow.
Tick tock, we have exactly nine days until Zara unleashes its US ecommerce. As if we needed more reason to anticipate the online launch, the brand just released its August lookbook (better late than never) filled with enviable Fall transitional pieces. The latest offering stays true to Zara's infatuation with minimalism, showing waxed jeans, tailored blazers, print blouses, and sweaters dipped in rich jeweled tones. Perfect for your everyday getup, but if you're looking for extra pizzazz, Zara also has you covered via fur vests, shaggy coats, and sequined dresses. Check out our top three pieces from the lookbook below:
- This forest green jacket — we love the sleek tailoring — is perfect for those chilly Fall days around town.
- We can't wait to get our hands on this Chloe-inspired reptilian print blouse.
- A cozy sweater is on top of our Fall must haves list; this textural black and white rendition is so chic.
Now check out the complete Zara lookbook.
>> Look sharp — Zara's August lookbook is out, full of clean-cut silhouettes in a femme-masculine mix that feels just right for Fall 2011. Look for waxed trousers, smooth-line blazers, and button-up shirts — along with a smattering of fur, sequins, and optical prints — in a super-rich palette of navy, forest, and rust. Click through to see all eleven August looks, in stores now.
>> Take a little voyage through space and time with Alexis Bittar's fantastical Resort 2012 lookbook. "This season we decided to go towards a surrealist vision that evoked a combination of the sailing scenes from the movie Gilda and a bit of Fellini, with a little bit of 1980s thrown in for good measure," Bittar explains. Bald-headed models cavort with paper bears, slick-skinned mannequins lounge in outer space, and a sculptural collection of wood and neon jewelry keeps everyone looking totally glamorous all the while.
Images courtesy of Alexis Bittar
>> For Spring 2012, Club Monaco looked to California for inspiration, taking their easy-wearing clothing on a roadtrip straight down the Pacific Coast Highway. There's Northern Californian-coziness for January — loose-knit sweaters, ankle-grazing skirts, quilted jackets — and for March, LA-ready bohemian looks that come in the form of peasant tops and light-wash flared jeans. Of course, there's still plenty of that polished-cool the brand is known for; sturdy peacoats, downtown leathers, and lots of quirky-pretty prints. Click through for a look at the whole collection, hitting stores starting in January 2012.
Images courtesy of Club Monaco