Celebrity makeup artist Kayleen McAdams, who works with Jessica Biel, Sofia Vergara, and Rachel McAdams, stopped by the Who What Wear offices to test over 50 different mascaras (and weigh in on her favorite removers!), all of which cost less than $10. Click through to read what she loved--and why!
If you're familiar with the print-happy masterminds behind Suno, Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty, you'll know that the duo's penchant for charming patterns has turned their label into a cult favorite. Just in time for summer, they've teamed up with Uniqlo to bring savvy stylephiles a decidedly refreshing--and affordable!--collection. It's true: not a single piece in the collaboration, which is full of relaxed silhouettes and pretty prints we'll be wearing through August, is over $40. Click through our slideshow to shop our favorites, and be sure to check out our styling tips too.
Every influencer has a signature piece that defines her personal style--an article of clothing or accessory that’s on heavy rotation. For Emma Stone, it’s an oversized cross-body bag, while Gwyneth Paltrow loves a polished blazer. Today, we’re taking a moment to spotlight you favorite tastemakers’ staples and help you get the look with similar pieces.
When it comes to closet conundrums, the sheer top might be one of the toughest sartorial puzzles to crack. Reveal too little and you lose the effect, reveal too much and you’re suddenly cited for indecent exposure. The obvious solution--pairing a diaphanous top with a neutral camisole--feels like an amateur fix, so I came up with two additional ideas for styling this must-have piece. Whether you want to impress at the office or create an alluring party look, click through for inspiration to craft your own sheerly brilliant ensemble.
Alexa Chung wears Chanel’s Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour ($34) in Enjouee at Chanel’s Tribeca Film Festival artist’s dinner.
Pleats have moved far beyond the realm of schoolgirl uniforms, if the fashion-forward looks on Alexa Chung, Zoe Saldana, and Miley Cyrus are any indication. Not only do these pieces nod to spring’s feminine trend, there’s a pleat to please everyone, ranging from precise knife pleats for a preppy vibe to petite folds for those with more ladylike sensibilities. Ready to pick your pleat? Click through our slideshow for some celeb inspiration, and shop our pleated essentials too.
Levi’s is celebrating a big birthday today, as their iconic 501 jeans turn 140! Designed with the modern worker in mind, the 501--otherwise known as the original blue jean--is consistently evolving with a number of stylish fits and washes. To show our love for the wardrobe essential, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite denim looks throughout the years. Click through to see iconic blue jean moments from tastemakers then (Marlon Brando and Brigitte Bardot) and now (Alexa Chung and Nicole Richie), and shop new 501 styles today!
1. Arc of LA Mini Wallet ($50)
2. A.J. Morgan 45mm Retro Sunglasses ($24) in Tortoise
3. L-atitude Mexican Bazaar Large Heart Leather Milagros Necklace ($56)
4. MiH Halsy Ripped High-Rise Straight-Leg Jean ($246)
5. Maison Scotch Panther Shopper ($25)
6. Steven Alan Solange Top ($145)
7. L-atitude Valdez Classic Patterned Hat ($110)
8. Dieppa Restrepo Cali Oxford ($253)
delicious food, and listen to good music, which is why summer barbeques are one of our most beloved events. It also happens to be one of our favorite occasions to get dressed for, as it’s the perfect time to break out a new pair of sandals or experiment with a bold print. This year, we’re taking style cues from two spring runways, both of which featured a grassy green color palette that’s fitting for warm-weather soirees. While at Dolce & Gabbana the Cotton Vertical Striped Dress ($2045, 877.70.DGUSA) and Raffia Sandals ($1375) seem destined for a poolside fete, we love how Kenzo’s silky Orchid Print Crepe Top ($560) and matching Forest Print Poplin Bermuda Shorts ($495) exude easy luxury. Keeping those references in mind, we rounded up an assortment of barbeque-ready items, all of which are sure to make your friends green with envy!
No color is more fresh or crisp than white, so when you wear the hue from head to toe, it results in an exceptionally stylish, high-impact look. Case in point? Just refer to fashionable trailblazers like Nicole Richie, Rita Ora, and Julianne Hough, who take white to new heights in their latest outfits. Whether you want to wear an ivory-hued ensemble at your next cocktail party or work the trend for your next weekend outing, click through our slideshow to see 10 ways to wear white. Don’t forget to shop our picks to get the look too!
Girls like Kristen Stewart, Cara Delevingne, and Agyness Deyn have tomboy dressing down to a science. The formula is simple: combine equal parts cool girl attitude and the right borrowed-from-the-boys fashion for enviably nonchalant off-duty outfits. We could all learn a thing or two from these style-minded influencers, which is why we’re spotlighting some of our favorite must-try tomboy looks followed by a roundup of menswear-inspired essentials you can shop now. Keep reading for key styling tips and more.
We’re all about edgy cutout frocks and casual denim sheaths, but lately, spring’s put us in the mood for something a little more feminine, like floral cocktail dresses. The trend is everywhere now, from the runways of Erdem and Bottega Veneta to celebrities like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jessica Pare. The prints range from bright, bold blooms to ditsy, retro-inspired motifs, but no matter which you prefer, these floral frocks are perfect for any evening soiree. Click through today’s Trend Report to find out who’s wearing the look, and be sure to shop our favorite picks too.
When it comes to power dressing, look no further than the double-breasted jacket. There’s something about this elegant, structured style that projects confidence, which is why trendsetters like Diane Kruger, Ginnifer Goodwin, and more have been wearing it this season. The double-breasted jacket had its moment in the ‘80s, but modern-day versions--like the pieces Raf Simons designed for Dior’s S/S 13 collection--are more sleek than flashy, making them the perfect addition to your office or going-out repertoire. Click through our slideshow to shop our picks!
There’s a reason so many fashion-conscious tastemakers are trading in their structured carriers for backpacks--the schoolyard throwback is perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle. Whether it’s accompanying polished office attire or casual weekend looks, the slouchy carrier exudes downtown cool. Photographer Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21eme hit the streets to capture some of the season’s standout styles in action, so keep reading for all of our favorite backpack snaps and style notes.
Now that you’re practically an expert on picking the right bathing suit for your body, it’s time to invest in a few knockout styles for summer! In this case, it’s not about showcasing a million different suits, but rather, presenting you with the right options to help you find the perfect one. We’ve rounded up 55 of the best bathing suits from an assortment of notable brands, so whether you’re looking to earn fashion points in a printed one-piece or accentuate your figure with a graphic bikini, don’t miss today’s curated picks.
This warm weather calls for leg-baring looks, and we can’t think of a more flattering option than the season’s stylish wrap skirts. While some are elegant and polished, and others are printed and playful, they all feature an asymmetrical hem that adds just the right amount of edge. The strategically placed split is alluring without appearing too risqué, which makes these skirts ideal for both the office or a night out. Click through our slideshow for a handful of our favorite options!
The Aussie crew in Hollywood just got a little bigger--and more stylish!--with the arrival of sartorial stunner Phoebe Tonkin. The striking 23-year-old popped up on our radar when she nabbed a starring role in the CW’s buzzed-about Vampire Diaries spinoff, The Originals, which premieres this fall, but it’s what the actress is doing off screen lately that has cemented her spot on our one-to-watch list. Dressed by a slew of in-demand brands, including Chanel, Christopher Kane, and Proenza Schouler, Tonkin has created a number of exceptional fashion moments on the red carpet and at events. Often pushing the envelope in leggy silhouettes and futuristic origami cuts, the brunette beauty serves as the perfect style muse for today’s Girl of The Month feature. Keep reading to learn more about Tonkin and how you can mimic her cutting-edge look.
There’s a reason why celebrities are always on top of their sunglasses game: the right pair of shades pulls your look together while allowing you to go incognito as well. We can always count on trendsetters like Kate Moss, Rihanna, and Gwyneth Paltrow to wear the coolest new sunnies, whether it’s a pair of oversized tortoiseshell shades or retro-inspired cat-eye frames. We tracked down what these style arbiters have been wearing all season, so click through our slideshow to check it out and shop their look.
The annual Cannes Film Festival brings out the crème de la crème of onscreen starlets dressed to the nines in extravagant designer gowns--so naturally, it’s one our favorite events. Since the 2013 festival kicks off today, we thought we’d celebrate with a look back at some of the most entrancing red carpet looks throughout the years. From Catherine Deneuve's sparkling striped sheath dress in 1966 (very Marc Jacobs) to Diane Kruger's stunning silver Vivienne Westwood gown last year, there are so many unforgettable moments, it's incredible. Keep reading for these standout looks and more, plus, stay tuned for this year’s best-dressed roundup later this month!
From oversized roses to colorful hibiscus, feminine florals are flourishing on all our favorite spring jeans. These print pieces have quickly blossomed into a seasonal essential for style stars such as Jessica Alba, Blake Lively, and Julianne Hough, and it’s easy to see why. Slip on a pair of floral jeans with a simple t-shirt or blouse, and you achieve an instantly chic look. Click through our slideshow for some celebrity inspiration, then shop our favorite picks right now.
Orange, which we’ve seen everywhere from Jessica Biel’s Golden Globes lipstick to Moschino’s S/S 13 runway, lends a modern pop of color that screams “summer is here!” Bonus? It’s a surprisingly versatile color to wear. On one hand you can take inspiration from models’ graphic eyeliner at Ohne Titel’s spring show and create an orange cat eye using liquid liner, or just dip your toes into the trend with a bright pedicure. Either way you’ll find the products you need in the following slideshow.
For style blogger Kristina Bazan, luxury is simply a way of life. Growing up in Geneva, Switzerland--a city countless storied fine jewelry and watch brands call home--the 19-year-old has a deep appreciation for quality and opulence. Her approach to fashion can be described as a high-low mix of classic femininity elevated with modern touches, an aesthetic that is evident in her affinity for minimalist designs and statement accessories--her favorite being a Shourouk crystal-encrusted bib necklace. Bazan isn’t afraid to step out of her comfort zone either; she recently cut bangs and introduced leather jackets and pants into her repertoire as a way to get in touch with her rock ‘n’ roll side. We chatted with the Swiss beauty about style icons, closet go-tos, and more, so keep reading for our exclusive Q&A and shop her standout style.
From her undeniable talent to her incredible sense of style, there’s much to appreciate about Cate Blanchett. The Australian actress celebrates her birthday today, so we’re paying homage to the latter, especially as Blanchett’s become known for her risk-taking, directional looks over the years. She cemented her fashion icon status at the 1999 Academy Awards in a custom-made backless gown--and she’s continued to stun us ever since. From a figure-defining, shimmery red number to a metallic silver pantsuit, Blanchett’s style is anything but conventional. Click through our slideshow to celebrate some of the actress’ best looks!
While two thirds of our daily fashion inspiration come from the runways and celebrities, the final third comes from the streets, courtesy of real girls with real style. For these well-dressed civilians, creating thoughtful, fashion-forward ensembles is not a job, but a way of life, and we’re constantly on the lookout for ways to mimic their chic sensibilities. Cue our new shopping feature: Steal Her Style. For our first installment, Latvian model Karlina Caune shows us how to mix prints for the weekend. Keep reading for tips on how you can get her look.
Derek Lam’s known for his modern, luxe take on sportswear, but for S/S 13, the designer gave his collection a decidedly retro slant. Lam favored the ‘60s and ‘70s, referencing the paintings of famed portraitist Barkley L. Hendricks as well as films from that same era, in his crisp, elegant silhouettes and vintage color palette. Just take a look at his ladylike cuts, channeling demure sophistication without seeming prim, and the shades of mustard, moss green, and burgundy that popped up on everything from midi skirts to tailored trousers. At the same time, Lam also utilized the clean, functional lines inspired by the Bauhaus movement to inform sleek leather pieces and boxy coats, the kind of clothes we expect to see on stylephiles everywhere this season. Click through our slideshow to see what else influenced Lam and shop his gorgeous collection.
Exposed lingerie was once considered a fashion faux pas, but trendsetters like Kate Moss, Phoebe Tonkin, and Miroslava Duma are showing us how to wear this trend in a chic, tasteful way. The trick is to stick with neutral colors--in this case, it’s sheer black tops layered over bras--for an understated look. Click through our slideshow to see how the fashion set wears this alluring trend, and shop our pieces to achieve a similar look.
From Princess Dianna’s cascading pearls in 1985 to Jennifer Lawrence’s strand of 74-carat diamond beads at the 2013 Oscars, we’ve seen some incredible back necklaces throughout the years. And while this unexpected styling trick creates plenty of drama and memorable moments on the red carpet, the look is just as chic for less formal events too. In today’s slideshow, we reflect upon some our favorite front-to-back necklaces and help you shop the trend.
1. 3.1 Phillip Lim I Heart Nueva York Cotton-Jersey Tank ($115)
2. Topshop Neoprene Backpack ($56)
3. Dorothy Perkins Glitter Fabric Hairbands ($9)
4. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 ($50)
5. HELMUT Helmut Lang Asymmetric Stretch-Micro Modal Bra Top ($90)
6. Love Zooey Lounge Trouser ($169)
7. Nike ‘Free TR Fit 3’ Training Shoe ($95)
8. Bing Bang Vivienne Spike Studs ($48) in Silver
This season’s water prints are a lot like a crystal blue ocean on a hot summer day: awe-inspiring to look at and completely refreshing. Crashing waves, painterly beach scenes, and punchy underwater motifs are making a splash on everything from swimwear to tech accessories. On the S/S 13 runways, designer Naeem Khan channeled the surf in Hawaii with his Strapless Wave Print Organza Cocktail Dress ($3990, select Neiman Marcus stores), while Michael Kors found inspiration in the reflection of sun on the water when creating the Turquoise Digital Pool Duchesse Shell ($895, 212.452.4685) and matching Skinny Samantha Pants ($995, 212.452.4685). We think this picturesque look is perfect for summer’s sandy getaways and poolside soirees, so check out our picks now!
At one point or another during the season, we’re all faced with the challenge of keeping our spring essentials feeling fresh and exciting. The good news is there are an abundance of influential tastemakers to look to for guidance, which is why we’ve packed this month’s Styling Tips story with not one, not two, but 12 exceptional looks. Whether it’s giving your leather mini skirt a weekend update with a pair of sneakers (Alexa Chung) or adding interest to a neutral palette with layered necklaces (Cara Delevingne), we’re here to remind you that hitting the refresh button on your wardrobe doesn’t have to be difficult. Keep reading for all of today’s inspirational outfit ideas.
Le sigh… it’s the phrase we utter when we come across a stylish find that we simply can’t get out of heads. We’re referring to truly covetable pieces, such as an exquisite lace dress or a particularly gorgeous handbag, that capture our sartorial fancy. Whether it’s splurge-worthy or simply unique, here’s what we’ve been dreaming about, so click through our slideshow to see our picks.
When it comes to your jewelry repertoire, aim for the stars--literally! Celebrities such as Emma Stone and Anne Hathaway have been wearing star stud earrings, from simple styles suitable for everyday wear to statement-making clusters for a more glamorous effect. Anyone can pull off these dainty baubles, which lend your look a little sparkle and a touch of playfulness. Click through our slideshow for some of our favorites, including everything from a classic gold pair to an Art Deco-inspired style.
We have a wonderful relationship with our jean jacket--like a best friend, it’s been there for us season after season! And as an integral part of our wardrobes, we’re consistently searching for new and notable ways to dress around the classic piece. Luckily, we have a smattering of trendsetters, including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Michelle Williams, who continue to inspire us with their savvy denim styling. Keep reading to take a page from their fashion playbooks and don’t miss our roundup of the season’s best jean jackets.
When 4th and Bleeker’s Alexandra Spencer--model, photographer, blogger--showed up at LA’s Milk Studios for our Frederic Fekkai shoot, she brought along a duffle bag full of her signature looks: black sandals, white boyfriend blouses, sexy black skirts, and a few leopard-print pieces. “I either look like a 90s Calvin Klein ad or an Italian mistress,” says the Australian. “But I have a pretty strict uniform of shirts and black jeans when I work.”
The black leather mini is practically a wardrobe staple now, but for spring we’re seeing versions in more seasonally appropriate hues like neon yellow or navy. More feminine than edgy, these styles were all over the S/S 13 runways, from Isabel Marant’s studded rock ‘n’ roll skirt to Alice + Olivia’s sweet pleats. Whether you’re seeking a colorful leather mini for the office or a night out, click through our slideshow to see all the stylish options.
Any cinematic interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby, is bound to be a stylish one. After all, the story takes place during the ‘20s, a decade of drop-waist silhouettes, opulent jewels, and flapper fashion. Though we’ve eagerly anticipated the Baz Luhrmann-directed movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, in theaters today, we find past Gatsby films like the 1974 version with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow equally enthralling. Click through our slideshow to see all our Gatsby-inspired picks, as well as other Roaring Twenties essentials.
While neutrals will always be our wardrobe workhorses, with the advent of spring we’ve been itching to work color into our ensembles in new ways. With this style mission in mind, we set our sights on tastemakers like Emma Stone and Alessandra Ambrosio. Click through today’s slideshow to see a bevy of tried-and-tested color palettes from the perfect pairing of subtle sorbets to a wild mix of bold brights.
It's hardly surprising that coveralls--the toughened-up, utilitarian cousin of the currently trending jumpsuit--are enjoying a revival right now among celebrities like Kate Moss and Charlize Theron. These one-pieces are decidedly low-maintenance, whether you pair a denim version with sneakers for the weekend or dress up a sleeker style with heels for a night out. Click through our slideshow to see who's wearing this standout trend, and shop our get-the-look items too.
We’ll stop just short of calling hair perfume a must-have, but it turns out Oribe’s new Cote d’Azur Hair Refresher ($22) is surprisingly practical. It was the brand’s signature scent that prompted the legendary hairstylist to develop the product. “There has been an overwhelmingly positive response to the fragrance in our products,” he says. “One of the most common requests that we’ve received for years is for a hair perfume.”
Instead of just bottling the scent--a mix of Italian bergamot, cassis, and jasmine notes topped off with cedar wood, white amber and musk for a seductive finish--Oribe made something useful. “We upped the ante and added the benefits of cutting static and absorbing odors to address other common concerns,” he says. A patented odor neutralizer absorbs smells, while cetrimonium chloride provides conditioning and antistatic properties. You’re left with a rich summery scent instead of BBQ or campfire smells, making those summer blowouts last at least one day longer.
Right about now--the start of BBQ season--is when shorts start to play a major role in our repertoire. And after seeing the outfit Alessandra Ambrosio wore while running errands in Beverly Hills last month, we’ve never been more eager to break out our favorite cutoffs. The model’s leggy look, which consists of Ella Moss’ Lila Shirt ($148), Car Mar The Kevin Shorts ($168, 310.271.2727), Gerard Darel’s Simple Bag ($510) in Coral, and Chloe’s Leather Wedge Sandals ($760), exudes an easy-chic vibe that’s perfect for casual weekend outings and reminds us that high-waisted shorts can be a flattering choice when worn with the right pieces. We break down the success of her ensemble, plus show you how to achieve a similarly stylish result in this month’s Why It Works story.
In between watching the live stream of the Met Ball red carpet in search of the most noteworthy looks and following Jessica Alba as she prepared for the extravagant fashion event, we spent a good portion of Monday evening stalking our favorite Instagram accounts. Whether they were revealing the design of their custom gowns, showing off their killer manicure, or hamming it up with temporary tattoos, the Instagram photos from the punk-themed gala were certainly memorable. Click through now for all of our favorites.
On Monday, a slew of fashion lovers descended upon New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in honor of the Costume Institute's latest exhibition, "Punk: From Chaos to Couture." Though not everyone donned vintage Vivienne Westwood, a handful of women let their inner rebel shine through their hair and makeup. In the following slideshow, we salute those who honored the theme and tell you how to score the best parts of each look.
With so many different styles (moto, denim, and cargo) and silhouettes (crop, wrap, and tailored) to choose from, the vest is easily one of our favorite transitional pieces for the season. Even better: the styling possibilities for this wardrobe essential are practically endless. Whether you lend polish to an office outfit with a sleeveless blazer or give low-key pieces a tough girl spin with a quilted leather version, the outcome will be noteworthy every time. Keep reading for 15 versatile vests to take you stylishly through the season.
When we first got word that Jessica Alba was working with Tory Burch to create a dress for this year’s punk-themed Met Ball, we were eager to get a behind-the-scenes look at the experience. Luckily, the Tory Burch team agreed to capture all of the memorable moments--from the first sketches to the final look-- leading up to the big event. We talked to Burch and Alba about the design process, what they love about punk, and more, so keep reading to see details of Alba's fitting and preperation for the red carpet and our exclusive Q&A with Alba and Burch.
The Metropolitan Museum's annual Costume Institute Gala is the most glamorous, fashion forward, star-studded event of the year--it doesn't get bigger, or more directional, than this--and last night's fete was full of all the over-the-top moments we've come to expect from this party. Feting the museum's "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibit, the Met Gala drew the likes of Beyonce Knowles, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Ashley Olsen, who all turned up in noteworthy ensembles. Whether these tastemakers paid homage to the punk theme (Sienna Miller's studded Burberry jacket) or stuck to a more classic look (Katie Holmes' elegant white Calvin Klein Collection gown) you'll want to see all the high-octane looks from the highly anticipated event. Click through our slideshow to see What They Wore!
In case you haven’t already thought of the perfect gift for mom this Mother’s Day, we’ve culled 25 fantastic present ideas that are sure to bring a smile to her face. You’ll be happy to know that our list includes everything from thrifty thrills (Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook) to chic splurges (Tiffany & Co. earrings), so whether you’re shopping for the fashion obsessed mogul or a food enthusiast, there’s a stylish find for every budget. Keep reading now for all of our picks.
From a cream foundation with a powder finish to one soap with 18 different uses, we've rounded up the best double-duty products for the mom on the go.
Becoming a mom doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style--stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce Knowles, and Kate Moss make that abundantly clear!--but a schedule filled with play dates and school runs makes it harder to achieve a perfectly polished look. With Mother’s Day approaching, we decided to honor these multitasking mums in today’s What Would She Wear. We paired each celeb with a stylish pick sure to suit their tastes, from Paltrow’s sleek sophistication to Moss’ bohemian glamour. Click through our slideshow to check it out, plus shop even more fabulous pieces perfect for any trendsetting mom.