Begone, Monday! Doutzen Kroes' latest turn as the face of H&M's High Summer campaign makes us want to be gallivanting on some far-off shore. Sure, Beyoncé may have heated things up in the brand's Summer kick-off campaign, but this Terry Richardson-shot spread is all sunshine, perfectly touslled 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 favourite picks from the collection, here.
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.
Trust Olivia Palermo to throw on a few simple pieces and make them look this good. For Olivia, it's all about quality, not quantity. You'll rarely find her decked out in an overload of accessories — rather, she'll opt for a few bold pieces that speak volumes about her style ethos. See how she picked up the metallic glint in her olive-green kaftan by pairing silver jewellery with it? And to bring out the colours in her floral cover-up on the right, she opted for a neon tassel necklace that does all the necessary talking. Lesson to learn: start with a base of a cool, easy kaftan or cover-up and a beach bag that'll fit all your essentials, and work from there. Click through the pieces below and you'll be giving her a run for her money in no time!
If the heat outside doesn’t already have you working your Summer style, then these photos of Olivia Palermo, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba, Lea Michele, and Julianne Hough will probably do the trick. We spotted all of these stars lounging in the sun in their tropical destinations of choice recently, showing off some enviable beach-side style. If you're lucky enough to be at the beach, or still on holidays, take a cue from their swim style — click through to have a looksee!
Feel like a spot of shoe-shopping? Well, we've been taking notes on biggest Summer footwear trends to hit the streets and the red carpet, quite literally, on the feet of our favourite celebrities during the northern hemisphere's warmer months. Consider this bit of shoe stalking your guide to the biggest footwear trends of the season to come — and the style setters who made them famous. There are, of course, the obvious seasonal favourites like espadrilles and understated sandals, but we also watched a few stand-outs rise to the top; Givenchy's ankle-strap heels may just have been the silhouette of choice for fashion fixtures and Hollywood style stars, while high-tops and ankle boots from Isabel Marant rounded out every cool-girl's Summer wardrobe. Click on to see the celebs who rocked our favourite footwear, then hit the post-Christmas sales!
When it comes to classic kicks like ballet flats or our favourites, canvas sneakers, it's easy to fall back on neutral colours like black or beige. But if Taylor Swift has taught us anything so far on her trip to Australia (she arrived this morning!) it's that red shoes should not be overlooked. See how her simple red Keds lift the whole outfit? Canvas sneakers are perfect for a casual summer look — see how Dree Hemingway works them, too — but if you want to add a pop of colour to your work wardrobe, then red ballet flats are the way to go. We've collected ten of the best summer-suited shoes we could find — all in fire-engine red, of course, and waiting for you to snap them up. Click through to check them all out!
Summer is fast approaching, and while traditionally the warm season in Australia means bright colours and strappy sandals, that doesn't mean those of you who like your style a little edgier have to miss out on all the fun. Take Miranda Kerr as your inspiration. Stepping out with son Flynn (who's having a stylish little week all of his own), the Aussie model floored us — again — with her effortlessly chic ensemble. Our favourite factor in this street-ready look? The cool mix of black and forest green. Let these moody tones anchor your summer style via essential separates like soft tees, shorts, sheer maxis, messenger bags, ankle boots and layers for cooler nights — and if you want to add a pop of colour, you can do so with a bright necklace or pair of earrings. So easy, so versatile. Shop the look below!
The real test of a trend's longevity can be narrowed down to one factor: are people wearing it? Thank goodness then for street style snaps! If we look to the northern hemisphere's season-that-was, we can suss out what pieces were a must-have and what to give a wide berth to. This street style crew has proven that the loudest prints are in demand, that the '90s-Americana denim jacket was made for complementing your most romantic dresses, and that your edgiest leather accents certainly have a place in your warm-weather wardrobe. From statement hues and power pants to crisp, all-white ensembles and ultra-feminine details, we're breaking down the Summer's best (and boldest) trends with some help from our favourite street stylers.
Your shortcut to street-style trendspotting:
- Opt for Americana-cool in a denim jacket
- Add interest via the eclectic printed tee
- Go the slick route with a black blazer
- Get flirty with an extra dose of femme
- Work it in a dynamic printed bottom
- See the maxi effect in action
- Channel some serious statement hue power
- Punch it up with luxe leather
- Witness the all-white ensemble takeover
- Join the head-to-toe print revolution
In today's DIY, we're teaching you how to transform a pair of basic white cut-offs into a colourful, dip-dyed version! We've been in love with these psychedelic shades since Proenza Schouler's Spring 2010 runway, and instead of doing a traditional tie-dye, we're taking it up a notch with an amazing (and easy) ombre dip-dye technique. In just a few simple steps, you too can have a pair of bright, Summer-ready shorts — watch on to see how!
One of the biggest dress trends of the season definitely goes to the fit-and-flare style. The flattering silhouette is fitted through the bodice and then flares out into a fuller skirt. FabSugar US headed over to Nordstrom in Santa Monica and styled up three different outfits using this fit-and-flare shape. Try a top and skirt combo or a sweet print for day and a beautiful pattern for night. Watch today's Currently Trending to see how it's done.