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.
Olivia Palermo showed her support for Louis Vuitton by attending the Maison opening in Munich, Germany. With boyfriend Johannes Huebl at her side, Palermo chose a patterned, drop-waist, Peter Pan-collared dress along with affordable brown accessories for the evening's festivities. Click play to get all the details on her look!
I like to have fun with fashion and try not to take it too seriously. That's probably why my wardrobe is full of pieces that walk on the bold and bright side. If they say that what you wear is an extension of your personality, then one could gather, based on my outfit choices, that I'm a little loud, a little crazy, and like to have a good time — they're mostly true, but what it comes down to is that my colourful clothes put me in a good mood.
I also like to own pieces that are a little different, a little left-of-field — even when I buy classics, like a designer bag or blazer, I want there to be something unexpected about it, whether it's the colour (everyone who knows me knows I'm drawn to blue), pattern or a quirky detail, something that makes it feel like it was made for me. That's why the new PANDORA collection works with my style, from the customisable bracelets and necklaces to the cute earrings. Want to see more of my bright wardrobe and what I want to shop this season? Step inside . . .
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I never hesitate when it comes to describing my style, much like our fashion ed, Ali. I'm a minimalist to the core and I am stupidly afraid of wearing colour or patterns. I love wearing black, white and grey; and I usually buy big investment pieces each season — like real leather, a wear-everywhere designer heel and 100 percent cotton or wool tops — rather than buying into trends. I like to think I'm understated, but still sexy. It's all very French fashion editor-like (yes Emmanuelle Alt, I'm looking at you), which is kind of funny because I'm an Aussie health and beauty editor! But the single greatest thing is everything goes with everything— which makes getting ready at 6am almost too easy.
When it comes to accessorising, I like to personalise my jewellery look while keeping to my mostly masculine aesthetic. I can play a little more because my threads are so plain, so you'll often find me stacking PANDORA rings, rocking a man-style watch, wearing line earrings and the like. Fancy reading an excerpt out of a minimalist's wardrobe? Come, come.
Consider Zara's TRF April edition a look at pastels, florals, and '90s-inspired denim through a cooler lens. Essentially, if you've deemed any of the season's big trends too sweet or maybe just not wearable, this lineup could quickly change your mind with its easy, albeit eye-catching, ways to outfit everything from softer colour palettes to printed sandals. White boyfriend jeans are topped with a sporty zip-up that's washed in a global, graphic pattern; flower-print separates feel more sporty than girlie, thanks to a sweatshirt-style top; and acid-washed denim gets a moto-inspired makeover. In short, Zara does what it does best (yet again), turning out the most wearable versions of even the trickiest trends and styling it all just right. Needless to say, the lineup invokes an immediate "we have to have it" reaction to just about every piece. Click through and you'll see just what we mean.
Zara's international April look book is rife with the kind of pieces that perfectly capture this season's breezier sensibility. That's not to say there aren't more polished styling counterparts — because there are — but if we're to forecast the month ahead according to Zara, it's looking like a laid-back affair. The floral prints, which are reminiscent of scenes stolen right off of a vintage china plate, take shape on cap-sleeved shifts, shorts sets, relaxed blouses, and pencil skirts. The quintessential blazer comes oversized with bold buttons, in a soft pastel blue tuxedo iteration, and cut in a longer double-breasted silhouette. And where there's silky texture, there's a flowing red jumpsuit, a sportier colour-blocked maxi dress, and palazzo trousers to indulge in. Zara's latest is certainly something to be inspired by, so let's hope the full collection makes it way to a Zara near you (and me!). See the complete look book here.
Party season dressing usually means lots of glitz, glamour, sequins — and the inevitable stress of getting the look just right. But what if this year you took a page out of Zara's Twelve, the latest in their lineup of look books, which streamlines holiday-themed dressing with a more unexpected collection of mainly minimalist silhouettes and a sleek black and white palette. It's a testament to the fact that less really can be more — like a pop of sparkle on a palm-sized clutch to complement an understated velvet LBD, or just a hint of embellished trim on the sleeves of your otherwise all-white party top. If you're typically more of the over-the-top party dress type, we promise these pieces make a statement where it counts — cue this seriously sexy subtly cut-out LBD. Click on to see Kasia Struss show off the rest of Zara's holiday-perfect pieces.
Hello, Summer! We're so happy to be capping this hectic week off with a beautiful sunny day. There were two things on our minds this week: the festive season, and the 2012 ARIA Awards. Our office Christmas tree went up and the advent calendars came out as we got into the spirit of things, and as for the ARIAs? PopSugar editor Jess was on the ground at the red carpet, snapping candid shots of Taylor Swift, Reece Mastin and a few Big Brother contestants, while we kept you guys updated online (wait 'til you see what we had for dinner!). Many new beauty products came our way (which BellaSugar ed Alison compiled into cute gift guides) and FabSugar ed Ali had fun trying out some super cool sunglasses. There's plenty more that went on during the week — click through the gallery to check it all out!
All year it's turned out collections that hone in on our favourite trends (at our favourite price points) — and Zara's last looks of 2012 are just as awesome. Perfectly on-point for the party season — without any festive dressing clichés here — the December line-up is a mix of black and white stripes, sophisticated houndstooth blazers, sequined minis, a touch of plaid, and a hearty helping of leather. It may not be rife with the most obvious choices for party dressing, but a printed t-shirt, statement jewels, and a blazer might just be a cooler alternative to your average Christmas dress anyway, as evidenced by look book muse Kasia Struss. They're also the kind of pieces you'll keep in rotation long after your holiday party and NYE obligations.
We think of Zara's TRF line as the younger, more casual little sister to the Spanish chain's sophisticated main line offerings, and despite the cold-weather skew, the November look book is full of off-duty essentials and versatile separates that we think we could make work for our southern hemisphere Spring. A sleeveless anorak would work a treat over a floral-print frock, the military toppers would make a cool night-time topper over tailored shorts and those Breton knits? Always in need. Step inside to get a preview of what you can expect in-store this month from Zara.