The long, lean silhouette that dominated past seasons (think tunics and boyfriend cardigans) has recently given way to a much different look: short tops and sweaters that stop right at the waist or just above it. This style is super cute but it’s a bit tricky to style a cropped top if you don’t want to show your midriff. To help you out, we took one cropped sweater and styled it 3 very different–and very wearable–ways. Click through to check out the options… [Sweater, $70, Keep reading »
Every spring, the fashion industry goes crazy for new trends that aren’t actually new (OMG you guys! Pastels!), but still, it’s fun to see what styles trickle down from the runways and pop up in stores around the country, and figure out how to work these looks into your own wardrobe. We sorted through this spring’s biggest trends and chose seven for our Spring Trend Awards. Click through to check out our picks for most (and least) wearable, cheapest, comfiest, and more!
Actress Tiffany Hines wore this lovely ensemble to an event at the Museum of Modern Art earlier this week. I love the trendy printed blouse paired with the classic pencil skirt cinched at the waist–it’s a really flattering silhouette that actually looks good on many body types. And the understated accessories in shades of cream and beige? So chic! Wanna steal the look for yourself? Check out our wallet-friendly interpretation after the jump… Keep reading »
Alexa Chung is known for her quirky sense of style, and this outfit, which she wore to host the launch of the Annual British Designers Collective, was totally on point. She’s playing with a lot of trends at once but it doesn’t feel overpowering because she keeps the look very simple: message sweater, floral skirt, patent loafers, and some seriously springy pastel nail polish. Wanna steal the look for yourself? We’ve got all the pieces (for 80 bucks or less) after the jump… Keep reading »
Spring is in the air, and you know what that means … spring dresses! Time to put away the drab, dark clothing and embrace bright colors, pretty prints and flirty florals. Click through to check out eight of our favorite spring dresses for curvy ladies!
As anyone who’s flipped through a fashion magazine in the past month will know, florals are really happening right now. The pattern formerly reserved for tapestries and the old pillows at your grandmother’s house has reclaimed its glory and is being worn in all its incarnations. One garment in particular became ubiquitous on the spring/summer runway, and now it’s popping up on fashion editors and celebrities alike. The unexpected rise of the floral pant is inescapable: they’re everywhere, so you may as well embrace it, even (and especially!) if they’re out of your usual comfort zone. Personally, I think they’re an awesome look, particularly when worn with an otherwise neutral, streamlined outfit. What do you think: would you wear them? If you’re looking to get your hands on a pair, check out my picks after the jump. Keep reading »
We’ve got expensive taste, but don’t have the wallet to match. So while we’ve been salivating over the Spring 2012 shoe collections, it’s unlikely that we’ll ever be able to afford even a small wedge of a McQueen wedge any time soon. That’s why we’ve done our due diligence and found a vast array of designer lookalikes at a fraction of the cost. These shoes mimic the designs of the latest Altuzarras, Casadeis and 3.1 Phillip Lims — but at a fraction of the cost. Click through, and happy shopping.
It’s a trend we’ve naysayed here on the site before (see our “Crazy Spring Trends To Avoid” post ), but the fashion gods have spoken, and the leather shorts trend has officially caught on. While we’ve seen some interesting options from the houses of Chloe, Pucci and Alexander Wang, department store buyers are ordering up the look from Alice + Olivia, The Row and other designers like they’re, ahem, going out of style (which let’s face it, they inevitably will). But right now, it’s the lederhosen’s shining moment, and you can even find a pair for sale at Zara for $99, which is relatively cheap compared to the $3,100 price tag attached to this (pretty trashy-looking, we think) pair by Chrome Hearts, above. While one shop owner insists the shorts are an investment piece, “like a leather jacket,” and others say it’s a work-friendly look (!?), we still have our doubts. Keep reading »
Funny thing about fashion shows: we spend all our time obsessing over what’s coming down the runway for next season. And by the time that season rolls around, we’ve almost forgotten about all our past obsessions because all of a sudden it’s Fashion Week, distracting us all over again. To return to the present, we looked into the past and remembered how much we were into Rag & Bone’s spring 2010 collection. Specifically, the army jacket, which we’ve been seeing more and more of on the streets and in stores. Traditionally a super manly and shapeless garment, we’ve figured out a way to style it that will become our go-to look for spring. Our suggestions for how to soften the look, after the jump. Keep reading »