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 colour 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.
Topshop has launched its festival collection inspired by Kate Bosworth, which plays into the brand's multidimensional, interactive Summer campaign. From the acid-washed denim dresses and buckle-strap wedges, to the pink-dipped feather angel wings and silver slipdress (made for frolicking), the lineup has Bosworth's mark on every piece.
"To gain learning experience from the Topshop design team has been a great opportunity for me. Our intent was to create fresh, wearable, and effortless festival pieces. I am proud of our work together and I adore these pieces," Bosworth said. Along with the collection debut, a short film shot by Bosworth's fiancé, Michael Polish, entitled "The Road to Coachella," was released today, too. The dreamy video reveals Kate Bosworth roaming Mono Lake, CA in a handful of effortlessly styled Topshop looks.
Consider this the beginning of Topshop's Summer campaign — which aims to celebrate British festival style and the discovery of music — and click on for your first look at the collection (online and in stores tomorrow!), campaign, and short film.
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America's favourite pasttime is baseballs, so it's no wonder why baseball caps are so popular for both men and women across the globe. They used to be relegated to sports games and bad hair days, but now they're one of the coolest, easiest ways to accessorise for Summer. It was a look we spotted around the Fashion Week tents on style insiders, not to mention on the runways at Alexander Wang and DKNY — and it has quickly become one of our favourite trends. We've picked five baseball caps that are perfect for your Summer adventures, whether you're headed to the beach or kicking it at an outdoor music festival. Watch on to see how you can protect your face from the sun in the chicest way possible.
On Allie: Club Monaco blouse and jacket. On Britt: Rag & Bone Jean tee, BCBG Max Azria jacket and necklace.
H&M has tapped Beyoncé to be the face of its Summer campaign. And with her Mrs. Carter world tour under way, today marks the simultaneous launch of the singer's H&M commercial, too. The video, along with the advert images, show Beyoncé lounging on the beach in the Bahamas, looking (not surprisingly) amazing in a flurry of H&M swimming costumes and beachy cover-ups. But here's the best part: the commercial also features her new song, "Standing on the Sun," which feels (and sounds) just as Summer-perfect as the pieces she's wearing. Click on for a look at the commercial, plus the latest campaign images, inside the gallery.
Statement pieces plus basics give way to one pretty flawless (and pretty easy) outfit formula. That's what you'll learn in H&M's latest Spring styling lookbook, where t-shirts, staple cotton maxi skirts, and denim cutoffs are reinvented with embellished tops, textured jackets, and printed miniskirts. It's the "it doesn't take much" approach to elevated dressing that's employed here — just a hint of bohemian print on a sweatshirt or a touch of lace on a skirt has a major effect on how the whole outfit adds up (even when the other half of that look is just a pair of your favorite well-worn Summer shorts). And if you're looking for serious outfit perks that come in the form of just one great piece, you'll want to check out the label's graphic-printed t-shirt dress or revamp on the heat-wave-ready LBD. Just click through to see Frida Gustavsson showing off the latest Spring pieces — and the styling lessons that come with them.
This Summer, Britain is taking the world stage what with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the 2012 Olympics, so what better way to celebrate our heritage than by choosing British designers and brands for our swimwear on jaunts abroad. From high end labels like Mulberry, Burberry, Stella McCartney, Matthew Williamson, Julien Macdonald and Issa London to affordable high street options from Topshop and Kelly Brook, take a look through my pick of the best British bikinis and swimsuits on the market, and let me know what you'll be wearing!
A Summer day trip to Brighton beach conjures up visions of ice cream, seagulls, the West Pier and... pebbles. Unlike the sandy beaches of Britain, you have to take extra care when planning your outfit for a pebbly seaside resort, with sandals axed in favour of sensible yet stylish canvas shoes like these Liberty print Clarks. Team them with a playsuit and remember to pack a jacket such as this J Brand denim number. Accessories in Summertime shades will help you look good enough to eat, from Victoria Beckham cat eye sunglasses to this Oasis holdall in ice cream colours. Shop my picks above and let me know what you'll be wearing to the beach!
The sheer trend has been on our radar since the Fall '11 runways; we love that we can maximize the breeziness of sheer chiffon during these last hot weeks of Summer and then layer them later with cozier fabrics for an ethereal Fall look. While sheer pieces may not seem like a smart Fall investment, they're actually super versatile and will carry you through all four seasons. Click through to shop our favorite ways to go sheer.
The white dress is fashion's easy solution to staying chic and cool during Summer, and we've seen them in all variations as celebrities have been spotted wearing the LWD on the streets, at movie premieres, and at swanky soirees. Mila Kunis recently donned two white dresses for her latest Friends With Benefits premiere in Russia, while Sarah Jessica Parker played with shades of cream in lace and chiffon, and Jessica Alba looked flowy and relaxed in a creamy maxi. These are our favorite white dresses from Summer; click to see more celebs wearing the trend and view our suggestions to shop similar items.
Until recently, the pointy-toe pump was an '80s bygone, something that looked great in Robert Palmer music videos but had no place in 21st century fashion. Until now. Popping up on the fashion runways, and soon after on red carpets, the pointy-toe heel has made a comeback, winning over fans with its sleek, minimal, and classically sexy look. We gathered some of our favorite looks from Summer; we're hedging our bets that the pointy-toe trend will last through Fall. Click to see how the celebs wear the heels, and then click to shop our picks.