Changing up your top may be the easiest way to ready a day look for night or amp up the impact of your casual weekend attire. This season, we're big on dramatic options — even if it's just a hint of leather or a playful bit of leopard print that sets our top apart from the rest. With our favorite Fall trends in mind, we scoured the market for this season's best toppers that touch on all this season's trends from leopard to polka dots, fits that flatter all body types, and prices that work for every budget. Before you click through for our 20 favorites, keep these key tips in mind:
When we say one-piece wonder, we mean it. A bodysuit slims, defines your curves, and never adds bulk under your hip-hugging denim, skirts, or trousers. The bodysuit had a major moment in the '90s, but we're newly obsessed with the undergarment-cum-wardrobe staple — and you will be, too. In understated silhouettes, or dressed up with underwire, lace, and cutouts, a bodysuit should be worn just like any other top; its benefit comes when you want a sleek, smooth silhouette without bunching, gathering, or slouchiness. The only thing to remember is that you want a bodysuit with a snap crotch — form and function should work together here! If you've ever feared the one-piece, here's a way to conquer those fears: we styled chic, wearable looks for five different occasions. Click to see.
>> Claudia Schiffer's new knit collection — designed with German cashmere specialist Iris von Arnim — made its retail debut at Colette during Paris couture week, and it's hitting 50 doors worldwide shortly — including Net-a-Porter later this month. Camilla Akrans captured Schiffer herself modeling the tube dresses, chunky cardigans, and cableknit sweaters (which range from about $400 to $1,600) for the collection's lookbook, and the new designer says of her offering: "I wanted to make easy pieces that are practical yet chic . . . It’s been a huge learning curve, but it’s something I have wanted to do for a long time."
There's no better way to beat the Summer heat than with an equally hot warm-weather getup. Nix the shorts-and-T combo and think more along the line of breezy dresses, slick miniskirts, and standout sandals. To help feed our habit, Net-A-Porter recently added further reductions — and even introduced some new items to the mix — off its end-of-season sale, with discounts up to 60 percent off. Click the slide show to shop the latest and greatest deals now.
This moment is simultaneously glorious and nerve-racking: your relationship is serious enough to merit a meeting of your love's parents, but that means you have to impress the two people who can say you're worthy or not worthy. We've put together five foolproof outfits to make sure you make the right impression. Click our slideshow to see.
>> Seven Erdem pieces — all featuring vibrant, Summery prints — are now available exclusively online at Net-a-Porter. Ranging in price from $670 to $1,630, the mini-collection includes a cross-back day dress, two silk crepe blouses, a pansy-print mini-skirt, zippered capri pants, and a floral biker jacket. "It has the energy of the Spring/Summer 2011 show, but is more focused on day dresses," Erdem explained to Vougue UK. "It's all about fresh, young pieces!" Click through to see the complete selection.
>> Christopher Kane and Net-a-Porter have teamed up to offer four exclusive clutches in the designer's Spring 2011 flourescent laser-cut leather. Retaiing at $530 each, the wristlets — available starting today — come in four vibrant hues: orange, pink, yellow and green. Of his uber-bright Spring offering, Kane says, "Neon gets me going." If neon gets you going, too, pop over to Net-a-Porter to shop the special selection. And why not? After all, as Kane puts it, "Every other color is so banal."
If you're looking to turn heads on the beach or at the pool, we've got the suits that will get you noticed. It's all in the details — the standout suits are about a subtle cutout, a cool print, or a fabulous color palette. And, it doesn't matter if you're after a one-piece or a little bikini, both cuts can do the trick — you've just got to find the right one. Fortunately, we've done the legwork for you, just click through to shop ten of the sexiest suits on the market.