Zara's May 2013 lookbook goes a little something like this: statement denim, fresh hues (both bright and light), and pops of fun prints. Starting with denim, we're smitten with two circle skirts that are perfectly retro. And when it comes to color palette, shades of cobalt, orange, crisp white, and baby pink should cover all the style-setter bases. Floral prints and stripes can be found on suits, skirts, and trousers, while another batch of sleek oversize clutches maintain their status as the perfect day-to-night accessory. For all this — plus a closer look at the Zara's signature cool-girl styling in action — click on for the complete lookbook now.
Nothing slows down a Summer commute like four-inch heels. Hot sticky days require an easier way to run around the city or hang outdoors on the lawn, so we're trading in our stilettos for a more functional set of flats that, we promise, are just as stylish. This lineup still delivers on the season's biggest trends — think metallics, perfect Summer stripes, brights, and pops of print — and lends polish and a little personality to everything from pencil skirts and button-downs to your sweet date-night dress. We've done the work for you — just click through to shop the flat-out most stylish ways to go without heels this Summer.
Thank goodness it's Friday, because Doutzen Kroes's latest turn as the face of H&M's High Summer campaign makes us want to be gallivanting on some far-off shore, too. Sure, Beyoncé may have heated things up in the brand's Summer kickoff campaign, but this Terry Richardson-shot spread is all sunshine, perfectly tousled beach hair, and of course, beach-bound essentials — with Tulum, Mexico, as the backdrop. Inside, Kroes shows off a cool mix of easy cover-ups, belted and accented with statement jewelry, and truth be told, there's really not much more you need than that. A look at the H&M High Summer campaign, as well as our favorite picks from the collection, here.
Mark the seasonal shift in one of Summer's effortless must haves: the maxi skirt. The latest offerings from brands like BCBG Max Azria and Anthropologie featuring crisp white hues, bold prints, and beautiful botanical motifs are sure to give your warm-weather wardrobe an elegant, effortless touch.
We can't get enough of Zoe Saldana's always on-point red carpet looks for the Star Trek Into Darkness promotional tour, but we also welcome her casual approach to making the daytime press rounds. En route to an interview at The Grove in LA, the actress supplied us with not one but two inspirational shorts ensembles. The first one was by Emilio Pucci: a turquoise printed silk top and crisp matching shorts, both from the Fall 2013 collection. The other — a dusty-rose lace blouse with white shorts, both by Dolce & Gabbana — was entirely dainty. Zoe completed both styles with the same pair of turquoise peep-toe pumps for that unexpected pop of color. We've pulled together some Saldana-inspired outfits to get you inspired to make shorts a style mainstay. Shop our picks below.
Make a statement this season in the hottest Summer accessories. The must haves? Nicholas Kirkwood's sexy heels and a chic sun hat from Acne Studios. Vionnet's origami clutch is sure to turn heads, and House of Lavande's art deco earrings are simply irresistible. Shop all of our editors' picks below.
— Additional reporting by Danny Feekes
Basic black and white is a crisp approach to dressing that manages to be both classic and of the moment. We love how it looks but also appreciate its life-simplifying abilities. It's an easy combo to reach for when the alarm clock fails or you're too stressed to put together a more complex color story.
Shop our favorite dresses, skirts, and tops here, and then look to these perfectly put-together celebs for more inspiration.
This Summer, there's never been a better time to add a hint of cool to your closet. We recommend stocking up on a few wardrobe essentials (lightweight denim, white sneakers, a standout watch) and then investing in a pair of Tom Ford sunglasses, or perhaps a Miansai bracelet. See our picks below.
Shopbop is making it easier to get our hands on a great suit well before the Memorial Day festivities with its major swimwear sale. There's just one catch: you have till just midnight tonight to shop. With that in mind, we're making it easier to cruise right to the good stuff with our editor's picks — 11 standout finds at major discounts. The bonus? This lineup isn't just for beachgoers; you'll also find plenty of designer cover-ups and tunics that double as breezy Summer dresses, whether you're hanging poolside or strolling the city. Just click on for our editor's picks — then click over to Shopbop to score 20 percent off your favorite pieces with the code SWIM20.
Just when you've got your Spring style down, the weather grows warmer, the hemlines get shorter, and the sleeves — well, they seem to start disappearing altogether!
It's time to look ahead to Summer and see how you can combine last year's staples, this Spring's must haves, and today's hottest trends — including a bold neon palette, sexy new denim, edgy sportswear, and mix-and-match swimwear — into your own uniquely fabulous look.
Check out this slideshow of this Summer's must-wear pieces, all available from your favorite contemporary brands, like Joe's Jeans, Guess, and Rachel Rachel Roy, in the Impulse department at Macy's. Get inspired and then click here to get shopping!