Sore feet (and backs!) aside, fashion week left us with a tonne of new season inspiration. The big trends and hottest colours indicate that Spring/Summer 2013-'14 is going to be a very slick season, sartorially speaking, so I was keen to ask what pearlers from the runway made the most impact on our POPSUGAR editorial team. The actual threads may not be hitting stores until June/July, but that won't stop us from nabbing the new season looks now. Credit cards at the ready? OK, you're all set to shop the runway.
All hail the return of the humble cami. More grown up than a tank, but girlier than a shell top — there's something suddenly both modern yet undeniably nostalgic about this '90s staple. Think Gwyneth Paltrow circa Brad Pitt. Think Caroline Bassett circa JFK, think Katie Holmes circa Dawson's Creek (in a good way). Spaghetti straps and a subtle V-neckline mandatory, cut-on-the bias crepe optional. Wear with this season's sexiest pencil skirts or most head-turning trousers and wait for the swoon.
When Olivia Palermo debuts a new trend, we stand up and take notice. First, it was all about the ballet flat, with pictures of the front row beauty wearing her French Sole faves around NYC complete with boyfriend in tow doing the rounds more than once or twice. Then, it was her cat's-eye frames, which she worked with everything from Valentino lace to beach-side bikinis with equal aplomb. And now? We're zoning in on the fact that Olivia wears her trousers in the perfect ankle-skimming length, which just so happens to elongate and flatter the curvy, lean and in-between amongst us all. Wear with barely-there sandals while the weather's still warm, or add boots or pointy-toe pumps when it's time to rug up, these ten versatile cropped trousers will see you through the trickiest of wardrobe dilemmas with ease, and Olivia-approved style. Shop now, wear forever.
Trending toward a more utilitarian girl, Amy Smilovic's brand of American sportswear got a dose of the '90s for Fall 2013 — albeit with a polished update that's made Tibi a favourite among the style set like Olivia Palermo (who sat front-row with beau Johannes Huebl). She played, as always, to function and fashion — never forgetting what girls actually want to wear and how they want to feel in clothes. She never sacrifices comfort for style, but doesn't have to — she blends them into sophisticated and impossibly cool pieces. Case in point: this season's thigh-high leather boot, which she crafted without a heel. The silhouettes and palette were both minimalist; Amy worked in predominately black and white, with brilliant shades of emerald green and cobalt blue, but only in small doses. While the Spring was rife with playful prints, this line-up is all about texture and proportion. Working in a stricter colour scheme means that we're drawn most to Amy's cool layers. Quilted vests, moto jackets, draped dresses, knit pullovers, neoprene sweatshirts, and slouchy, tomboy shorts finished in leather are effortlessly combined throughout the collection, making it easy to imagine mixing and matching the pieces in your own closet.
- Trends: Leather, minimalism.
- Colours: White, black, emerald, olive cobalt, and grey.
- Shoes: Cut-out black booties, buckled ankle-strap heels, flat thigh-high leather boots.
- Key look: The olive and black moto jacket paired with white and black leather-inset trousers.
Olivia Palermo's solidified her status in the fashion world as a trendsetter with impeccable taste and a killer wardrobe — so when we spotted the style setter front row at Tibi, we had to know just how she's staying so chic and keeping warm at New York Fashion Week. Not only has Olivia mastered the high-low outfit mash-up, she also has quite a way with layers. Watch on to hear her talk Winter styling tips, favourite prints, and even score some Valentine's Day dressing tips straight from one of our favourite fashion darlings.
A black pencil skirt is arguably one of the most versatile items in any lady's closet, and accordingly, should be a mandatory part of any style arsenal. It may have started as an office essential, but that doesn't mean this knee-length style is strictly business. Don't believe us? Watch as we put this basic to the test and style it out seven different ways — from work presentations to date-night and Sunday strolling, you'll be covered every day of the week.
For those of you who don't follow the goings-on of the American NBA season, here's a style-minded reason to tune in: Beyoncé Knowles can — more often than not — be found sitting courtside at the Brooklyn Nets' games. Sure, this may have something to do with the fact that her husband, Jay-Z, owns a small portion of the team, but background aside, the singer is providing us with full-on outfit envy every time we spot her. Most recently, she donned a playful Stella McCartney monogram-embroidered top, pairing the look with bold gold accents, sexy leather pants, a slouchy black bag, and a pair of electric blue pumps. Here's the thing: Beyoncé isn't limiting herself to just one category of style, if anything, she's using her on-court advantage to try some seriously cool numbers. To prove our point, she's also worn head-to-toe Tibi geometric prints (a fashion-daring ensemble we really can't get enough of) and an edgier quilted Balmain jacket. The basketball season is just warming up, likewise, so is Beyoncé's game-time style. See what we're talking about now.
Leave it to the Knowles sisters to show us superior print-on-print looks, done two ways. Both stylish singers stepped out over the weekend wearing bold, geometric prints — together! Beyoncé sat courtside at a Brooklyn Nets basketball game with her husband, Jay-Z, wearing a head-to-toe Tibi look. Her Alton 3/4 Sleeve Top (approx $286) and coordinating Alton Pant ($592) may not have been the figure-flattering look we're used to seeing from Queen Bey, but it still managed to give off an air of cool, laid-back luxe. Her younger sister Solange took a dressier approach to pairing prints while attending an H&M store opening in Mexico City — the DJing darling sported a button-up blouse (approx $60) and printed pencil skirt (approx $70) from the brand, and accessorised with a pair of Fendi colour-block heels. While both looks are undeniably fresh and fashion-forward, we have to ask: which Knowles sister nailed print on print?
Move over, high heels, there's a newer, slimmer shoe in town! Sandals are making a comeback, in a big way. Gone are the days of daggy flip flops — we're heralding the arrival of special-occasion sandals, flats and midi-heels that are your foot's new best friend. These sandals are special — and that's exactly how you'll feel wearing them! Whether they're made of luxe leather (like Kate Bosworth's), feature a touch of metal, are intricately detailed or simple and sophisticated (like Jess Hart's), fancy flats have "party season" written all over them. Best of all, they're the kind of shoe that you can wear all night long — no hobbling, limping, or going barefoot necessary! Perfect for spring weddings, balmy summer parties and any event where the glam factor is best served understated. Click through the gallery to see our top ten picks!
When you spy two major fashion icons sporting the same colour on the same night, you know you're witnessing a fashion trend in the making. We're not being flippant either — we're talking designer and TV star Nicole Richie and supermodel Natasha Poly, both showing off different orangey-red dresses and a whole lot of pizazz. Then there was Aussie actress Bella Heathcote impressing us yet again with her chic Gucci ensemble, Kristen Stewart in a hot-off-the-runway Louis Vuitton romper and Lauren Conrad doing us proud in a beautiful leather dress by an Australian designer. That's not even close to all — click through the gallery to see who else made the cut in our Top 10 best dressed list!