I don’t know if it’s the above average temperatures in Chapel Hill or the rapidly approaching New York Fashion Week that is making me excited for spring trends, but I’ve been anticipating the upcoming season by scoping out fashion websites for must-have spring pieces.
One of my favorite trends for the upcoming spring season is asymmetrical, solid-colored skirts and dresses. I’m talking maxi skirts with an edge. This look is the perfect combination of sexy and subtle. It’s conservative, yet reveals just enough leg to keep you guessing. Whether chiffon, cotton, or some other material, let’s face it—they’re fun, flirty, and perfect for the spring. Check out Miranda Kerr in this pastel pink Eva Brazzi dress. She looks gorgeous.
You can find this modern-age Cinderella look on websites like Anthropologie.com and Shopbop.com. Here are a few:
Anthropologie Skirt $138
Preen Skirt $462 Shopbop.com
Kevork Kiledjian Skirt $750 Shopbop.com
Blue Life Skirt $108 Shopbop.com
Topshop.com dress- currently not sold in the U.S.
The beauty of these skirts and dresses is that they are statement pieces. You really don’t have to do much else to make these outfits look good. In fact, for an awesome day look I would suggest pairing your asymmetrically-cut skirt with a simple top—a basic cotton tee will do! If you’re looking to dress this look up for a night on the town, try pairing it with a chunky, bright-colored necklace and some sexy heels. I’m telling you—it’s so easy! These pieces are sure to make you stand out in the crowd.
What’s the latest designer collection that fashionistas are fawning over? PopSugar and Women’s Wear Daily would agree that it’s Alice + Olivia’s first shoe line, which just debuted on Kaleidoscope favorite Shopbop. Stacey Bendet, one of the designers at Alice + Olivia, created the line, which is exclusive to Shopbop. Bendet has even created a video advertising the line, which is available on the Shopbop site.
One of the summer looks from the Alice + Olivia Shopbop Lookbook!
Whether you’re looking for formal wear, professional looks, or casual flats, the new collection offers tons of choices! Our favorites include classy platform pump sandals (perfect for summer weddings or formals!) and leopard-print platform wedges – who doesn’t love to spice up their look with a little animal print? The shoes run between $200 and $400, so they’d definitely be a splurge, but if you wear them all summer, it might be worth it! And you’ll feel awesome wearing them, which is what’s really important. Continue reading →
Winter can be a decidedly un-sexy season. Enormous sweaters and Uggs don’t turn many heads and ceaseless sniffles aren’t exactly an aphrodisiac. Pale, bundled and bleary-eyed, we often become apathetic about our appearances when the weather turns cold and ignore our nagging beauty consciousness until March. If you are, understandably, unwilling to sacrifice warmth for high-fashion (temperatures have barely risen above freezing this week!), adorable underthings can be just the cure for December depression brought on by a few too many sweatshirt days. Just the knowledge that you at least look cute under your clothes is certain to perk you right up!
If Hanky Panky’s candy colored lace thongs and boy shorts are ubiquitous, it is only because they are so incredibly comfortable, not to mention adorable. This fun holiday set from Shopbop includes three pairs and makes for a great stocking stuffer if you’ve reached your Hanky Panky capacity!
La Fee Verte Silk Romper, shopbop.com, $100
Rompers aren’t just for going out anymore! This silk option by La Fee Verte is prettier than beat-up boxer shorts and more practical than frilly nightgowns, making it the perfect modern pajama.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Scattered Birds Robe, shopbop.com, $98
‘Bathrobe’ doesn’t always have to connote pilling terrycloth and housewives in hair curlers. This bird-printed, jersey number from Marc by Marc Jacobs is just as cool as any of MJ’s off-the-rack options.
As a brand name shopper, I know it can be extremely hard to stick to a budget. But this year, shopbop has a great list of must-haves for less than $150! Items range from accessories, like watches and clutches, to warm, wintery cardigans and sweaters. It’s the perfect guide to get you started on making a Christmas list your parents (and Santa) will be happy about!
And for those not on a tight budget, shopbop has an amazing holiday gift guide! Christian Dior’s “Little Diary of Fashion” is a definite must-have, with designer ideas to give every girl her essential style rules. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer, and if you’re looking for the perfect gift to give your girlfriends, this is it!
So if you’re looking for stylish gifts this holiday season, you have to check these lists out! They’ve got the right gift for you and all your stylish friends. And since we’re only a month away from Christmas, you better get to shopping!
Currently, Shopbop is offering free delivery, in 3 days or less, AND free return shipping within 15 days of purchase! So if you are planning on purchasing a great new outfit for that cocktail, a hot sundress for spring break, or the perfect pumps for work, you must take advantage of this!
I read Shopbop.com’s blog, Shoptalk, every day to see what the latest trends are in fashion. Shopbop’s creative ladies are currently in NYC for fashion week and have been streaming everything they see, hear, and LOVE. Their predictions for fall fashion are winter white, shearling jackets, monochromatic layering and pleated miniskirts. An interesting new trend is also “Mountain Chic” which looks like boho chic and plaid had a baby. Check out below to see what you can look forward to!
Springtime is always buzzing with excitement. For students, it is time to prepare for a summer internship or possibly, even a new job. The most stressful part, after actually finding the job, is to figure out what to wear to work. What is “business casual?” Is it always appropriate in every office setting? If you want to break out of the traditional business suit shell, how can you do it in a classy but chic way? I’ve searched through Shopbop.com’s clothes to find a few good examples of pieces that are both work appropriate and classically trendy. Every girl needs staple pieces such as these in her wardrobe if you can get away with spending a little more money for the investment. After all, pencil skirts and well-tailored blazers are timeless.
Robert Rodriguez, Peaked Shoulder Blouse
Alexander Wang, Slinky Wrap Skirt
Bop Basics, Girlfriend Jacket
Brian Reyes, Front Draped Skirt
Catherine Malandrino, Belted Floral Dress
Jenni Kayne, Roll Sleeve Tank
Marc Jacobs, Solid Silk Blouse
Nanette Lepore, Modern Love Dress
Organic by John Patrick, Fold Over Waist Skirt
I chose a few items with bold prints or color to attract the eye without seeming too gaudy. You want to stand out! A potential employer will remember the girl in the red dress versus all of the black suits. If you are too timid to be this bold, try stand-out accessories like statement necklaces or flirty pumps. Layering is very trendy this season and classic black pencil skirts will never go out of style. Don’t forget to pick up a few structured blouses to accompany those pencil skirts. I like the ones with shoulder pads or ruffle details. The moral of the story: show any employer that you are not afraid to be bold.
The holidays guarantee an onslaught of parties with family, friends, and co-workers. And as always, you must have something special to wear on New Years. We all need that perfect dress for any occasion, and Shopbop delivers. Here are a few of my favorite picks. Strapless is a classic look, but it takes a certain figure to pull it off. The Rebecca Minkoff dress is on sale, so snatch it up quickly! All any of these dresses need is a great pair of earrings and some booties or striking pumps and you are ready to rock it.
Shopbop does a great job with helping you shop for any friend–with any style. They offer a gift guide for the glamorous type, the rocker, the free spirit, and virtually anyone. I can’t think of how many times I needed to find a gift for a friend who seemed to have everything, or a friend whom I couldn’t quite figure out what she would want. Be inspired this holiday season and give a gift that you know she’ll love! Even if you can’t afford it, at least you can get some great ideas…
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