I have quite a shoe fetish, and whenever I see shoes I like, I automatically begin to style them (in my imagination) with my own clothes. That’s what happened when I saw these Prada spring 2011 shoes. I thought I could wear them with black skinny jeans or a pair of white-washed, distressed jeans. And even a floral skirt or dress because I love mixing stripes with florals. My only issue with my shoe fetish is that I’m always drawn to the most expensive shoes, like these Prada ones. I can’t be the only one that has this problem. Do you? And what do you think of Prada’s spring shoes? [Style.com] Keep reading »
Just as we’ve seen some interesting fluctuation in pant construction over the past year, so too has the skirt, most noticeably with the maxi skirt trend, which came back last spring. Looks like the garment is now taking the middle road as many a Milan runway saw what WWD calls the “midi-skirt,” a not quite maxi, not quite knee-length variety. Hitting just about mid-calf, the midi-skirt at first would have reminded us of conservative, vintage styles were it not for the bright patterns and fun attitude that Dolce & Gabbana, Versus, and Moschino Cheap & Chic chose to insert into their designs. What do you think of this skirt trend? Something you’d rock in the spring? Or too awkward a length to balance correctly? [Style] Keep reading »
The spring 2011 collections are now showing at New York Fashion Week and, according to designer Richard Chai, barely-there sheer shirts and über shellacked hair are all the rage! [9/9/10, NYC] Keep reading »
Burberry just launched a small, limited-edition collection based on the theme of rain (April showers, more specifically). The range includes Haymarket checked rain boots, printed umbrellas, trench coats, and a whole mess of small accessories. We have to laugh for a second because if this special line is rain-themed, then what was everything else Burberry produced before it? Just OK weather trenches? Sun-brellas? Swamp-wading boots? Because those all seem like items we’d love to use … in the rain. Just sayin’. [L.A. Times] Keep reading »
Welcome to the season of outdoor events with a dress that’ll suit you up for all of them. We’re crushing on this French Connection number (hilariously named the “Wizard Wonder” dress) for its chic simplicity—pure white gets the high-fashion treatment with a structured body and sleek side ruffle. Good for garden get-togethers, patio parties, and even daytime weddings (we say: screw it, you can wear white, too). This style screams for a pair of awesome red pumps in the daytime; sky-high, noir stilettos at night.
Hipsters are good at a lot of things—looking aloof, posing for American Apparel ads, making food stamps and trying to make raccoon hats
cool—but dancing isn’t one of them. Proof comes in Diesel
‘s spring 2010 video lookbook, which references Goddard’s French New Wave film “Bande à Part.” Please, leave the bad dancing to Goddard’s actors. They look better in black and white anyhow. [YouTube
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Every woman, no matter what her size or height is, needs a maxi dress in her closet. Most, like this Braided Strap Maxi Dress, have an empire waist or a similar effect. So, if you’ve got a little tummy, it will disappear under the dress. Even if you’re short, there’s no reason not to wear one: The all-over color creates a continuous line from shoulders to ankles, which will make you look taller. Plus, the maxi dress perfectly transitions from spring to summer because it’s a great foundation for layering. Oh, and did we mention this one shows off your back, shoulders, and collarbone, so you’ll look sexy, too?
Good thing Vanessa Hudgens‘ Kool-Aid smile didn’t blind us from peeping her perfect sunny day outfit. She managed to go boho, laid-back, and luxe with this cohesive look. We just had to come up with our own version. Find the buying info below — now that’s something to grin about.
1. Aqua Floppy Hat with Crocheted Edge, $58, Bloomingdale’s
2. Lianna Shirt Dress, $44.50, Delia’s
3. Relic Stitched & Studded Belt, $14.40, Kohl’s
4. 7Chi – Women’s Pink Circle Studded Satchel, $68, Kitson
5. K. Jacques Gina Flat Sandals with Two Bands, $232, Shopbop
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Warm weather is imminent, we swear, and with it comes one of our favorite pastimes: backyard barbecues. If you’re playing host (or want to be a helpful guest), don’t make everyone search the area — or run inside — for a bottle opener each time they need a new drink. Instead, when you put on your party clothes, accessorize your outfit with this steel pendant necklace that does double-duty as a bottle opener. Not only will it help you keep the masses happy, but it’s cute to boot. [$62, CXXVI] Keep reading »
As much as I’ve been dying to shed some layers, put away my fabulous vintage red coat, and step out in some killer open-toe shoes, I realize that I hate dressing for this time of year. It’s like relearning how to dress warm and cool at the same time, while also making sure you stay true to your personal style. This morning, it was 43 degrees in NYC, but it’s supposed to go up to 65 degrees. How do I choose between being cold in the morning and sweaty in the afternoon? And to add to the confusion, I have a date tonight! Keep reading »