With peplum's appearance on the Spring and Fall 2012 runways, it's clear the silhouette is one we won't soon forget. Popping up on front-rowers like Olivia Palermo and even on the Oscars red carpet — ahem, Michelle Williams — the trend's quickly solidifying itself as a must-have item for the upcoming season. If you fear the playful fit-and-flare shape or exactly how to wear it, look no further. Inside, we've curated three stylish ways to get in on the peplum craze — from your work wear to your off-duty uniform, it's probably easier than you think to outfit the look. Just click through to see and shop our favorite ways to wear peplum tops right now.
Taking cues straight from the Spring 2012 runways — Chanel and DKNY, for example — and metallic-lovin' celebs like Felicity Jones and Elle Macpherson, it's time to fully immerse ourselves into this slick gilded trend. Suffice it to say, we've caught the metallic mania bug, and there's not a sparkly accoutrement, shiny finish, or jacquard topper we've met that we haven't liked. Day or night, a little sheen can go a long way. We love the idea of mixing a shimmery pleated skirt with preppy basics, rocking a silver-infused trouser with a flirty Spring top, or donning a floral-embellished metallic dress for a shiny take on girlier pieces. It's got an attention-grabbing luster effect but doesn't run the risk of sequin and glitter overload. Click through to see and shop 15 of our editors' need-it-now metallic picks.
Designers like Joseph Altuzarra, Alexander Wang, Stella McCartney, and Rag & Bone showed off their sportier side for Spring 2012, sending out looks that reflected a more athletic state of mind. Neoprene anoraks, mesh tops, silky track pants, jersey hoodies, and even a dash of tropical surf wear cropped up. It certainly seemed as if the runway had transformed into a track and field frenzy for the ultrastylish set. To this point, we love the idea of styling stronger shapes and tougher materials against more flirty, feminine pieces — a perfect matchup of girlie accents and the season's sports-minded garb in one polished go. Think breezy striped frocks topped with retro varsity jackets, Alexander Wang nylon tie-shorts contrasted with modern white accessories, or a baseball-inspired sweater worn with flare jeans and quirky wedges. Are you game? Click through for five sportier ways to dress for Spring.
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One of our favorite things about Spring? Shoe shopping. Thanks to designers like Miu Miu and Jimmy Choo, there's enough eye candy to lust over for months to come. However, if you're looking to invest in a pair of major standout footwear to go with your warm weather outfits, we suggest you get on it now. These hot styles are sure to sell out fast, so we culled our top 11 picks — ranging from fiery flame sandals from Prada to metallic wedge sneakers from Giuseppe Zanotti — for you to shop, or maybe just look at, now.
J.Crew just released its March catalog, shot in the picturesque mountains of Uruguay, supplying us with cute color combo inspiration and covetable Spring separates. As expected, the looks are perfectly styled, showcasing green sequined skirts with purple cotton shirts, bright yellow shorts with cobalt-blue toppers, and our favorite look, silk printed trousers paired with an effortless denim button-up. Accessories featured an array of two-tone leather satchels and cute woven sandals, and if a warm vacation is set in your future, check out J.Crew's collection of sweet vintage-inspired swimwear. Read below for styling tips we culled from the collection, then peruse the slideshow to see the rest of the lookbook.
Spring styling tips:
- Do invest in a pair pf printed trousers. Dress it up with heels and a silk blouse for an evening out, or downplay the print with a white tee and oxfords for a more casual effect.
- Combine solid bright separates together, like a green skirt with an orange shirt, to create a simple yet standout Spring look.
- We love feminine pencil skirts. Style it up with a denim button-up shirt and platform sandals for a chic office-appropriate ensemble.
Barring Halloween and Syracuse fanfare, orange doesn't typically make our daily wardrobe palette rotation. But that's all about to change. Given designers' affinity for the bold hue for both Spring '12 and Fall '12, it's time we make a serious case for orange. We've pulled on-trend looks from the likes of Burberry, Victoria Beckham, and Milly to help us colorblock the season's It color with a cool contrast. Three words: orange and blue. Whether it be a sleek pumpkin-tinged overcoat worn with embellished royal blue pumps or a soon-to-be-released Marni for H&M orange-and-blue frock, there's more than a handful of chic ways to wear this brightly matched duo. Click through to see which Spring '12 runways featured it, which celebs are wearing it, and how you can translate this color combo into your own everyday look.
>> The release of the complete lookbook a few days ago was only part of the story — now, the entire Marni for H&M ad campaign is here. Lensed by Sofia Coppola and featuring model Liu Wen and actress Imogen Poots — who also stars in the collection's campaign video — the images are exactly what we'd expect: dreamy, exotic, and rich with want-now patterns and prints. See the images here, now.
Hot off the heels of his styling gig for Kate Spade, Brad Goreski recently teamed up with Target to outfit his favorite colorful Spring looks for the brand. "Color is my latest, craziest obsession," said Goreski. "It doesn't matter why you like a certain pattern or why you're gravitating towards a certain color, just wear it and look cute." That said, the styling guru put together 20 cute outfits from Target's affordable collections, pairing bright cobalt jeans with floral blouses, yellow trench coats with neon bags, and bright yellow trenches with polka-dot tops. Read below for our favorite looks, then click the slideshow to see more Target outfits styled by Mr. Brad Goreski and the cute "outfit names" he came up with.
- This polished ensemble is perfect for work. We love how Brad accessorized the look with a neon yellow bag for a refreshing pop of color and cool factor.
- Orange is a hot Spring color; Brad styled up the vibrant hue with a feminine white skirt and wedge sandals for a sweet take on Spring brights.
- This festival look is perfect for Coachella or any upcoming outdoor concert. We adore the floral print shorts and fringed bag.
More laid back than the floral trousers trend, printed jeans are sure to amp up your everyday Spring wardrobe. We love how they're simultaneously casual, yet still statement-making, and the latest crop available right now features fresh striped, floral, and leopard print options for you to wear now. Pair printed jeans with blazers and booties for a weather-appropriate look right now, and with sandals and silky tanks come warmer weather. Want to get in on the action? We culled our favorites picks from every price range for you to shop. Just click the slideshow to see our options from Diane von Furstenberg, Hudson, Rag & Bone, and more now.
- Printed jeans already make a big statement on their own, so keep the rest of your outfit simple. Pair with a louche silky tank and sexy high-heel sandals for an effortless downtown look.
- Add a polished edge to this trend and style it up with a tailored white blazer, hair pulled back, and a bright fuchsia lip to finish.
- For a fun weekend look, pair floral jeans with oxfords and a simple tank.
Any chance we can get to preemptively boast some of our favorite Spring '12 trends — bright floral graphic prints, soft pastel color schemes, and sheer separates — we take it. Although the snow hasn't cleared and we haven't seen the last of the rain, we think it's totally fair game to style up your favorite pair of Winter boots with lighter layers, vibrant accessories, and feminine pieces. To keep your wardrobe fresh and weather-functional, we've outfitted five looks, complete with cool boots and even cooler Spring '12 selects. Click through to glean some seasonal styling inspiration and shop the picks you love most.
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