Carly Rae Jepsen performing this week in Paris wearing Pretty Polly.
Photo: Getty Images/ courtesy of Pretty Polly
Here's the thing about Carly Rae Jepsen: the Canadian singer might be a pop sensation, but she's one whose onstage wardrobe stays firmly planted in the realm of "totally and 100% wearable." And that's not a bad thing. As much as we'd love to THINK that we'd wear Rihanna's leather crop tops or one of Lana Del Rey's vintage-inspired wrap dresses out and about, the chances of that actually happening regularly are slim to none. Carly's easy sensibility is one of the many reasons why we've been eyeballing the musician very closely while she's on tour overseas, and we've started to notice a pattern (thanks Instagram!). Think statement jackets, wild denim, and TONS of tights. While we're used to seeing her in basic black, though, lately she's been switching it up with a polka dot pair, and we're in love.
Daniel Palillo also has a spiked hat to match those spiked leggings.
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Hey, guys. Remember those spiked leggings we found at Nasty Gal and threw up a flag about back in June of last year? Welp, they're sold out. They've been sold out for ages. If you didn't want them, you can either stop reading this and twiddle your fingers with the browser tab open OR exit. It's your call. If you DID want them and sadly weren't able to procure them OR if you snagged a pair and need an accessory to take the look to the next level, I have great news for you. The designer mastermind behind those OG spiked leggings, Daniel Palillo, has taken those fabric-covered spikes and put them on a HAT!
If 2013 SXSW is any indication, the bucket hat will be even bigger this spring and summer.
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It's difficult to pinpoint when and who exactly started the late '80s/'90s bucket hat trend. Was it LL Cool J circa "Going Back to Cali" or Nickelodeon's Salute Your Shorts? Thanks (or no thanks) to sparse documentation of that initial rise of the fisherman's chapeau, the world may never know. One thing is for sure, though: the hat with the 360 brim is experiencing a major present-day comeback, and nothing has made that more abundantly clear than the stages of this year's SXSW music festival. Bucket hats of all shapes and sizes made their way onto last week's Austin stages by way of Usher, Kid Cudi, ScHoolboy Q (of COURSE), Joey Bada$$, IamSu, ScHoolboy Q again, Smoke DZA, and Prince SAMO.
We're just gonna go ahead and call it—cat ear beanies are officially a thing. We first spotted them on Dakota and Elle Fanning earlier this year, and then we caught Ke$ha going all-out cat lady in a studded beanie last month. Just yesterday, Demi Lovato also joined the cat ear clan by posting a picture of herself on Twitter sporting the oh-so-cute hat. Her black beanie featured studs across the top of the ears, and we instantly knew that it looked the same as Ke$ha's topper from before. We did some super investigative journalism (aka a Google search) and found out where you can cop a similar cap for yourself! (Psst, you're welcome.)
Kristin Cavallari and pieces from her Glamboutique collection.
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Friends, the time has finally come--Kristin Cavallari has launched her first-ever jewelry collection! Last fall, the former Hills girl announced that she'd be working with Glamboutique and business partner Pascal Mouawad (who helped launch Nicole Richie's House of Harlow label) to create a line of necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings that are all under $100. Lucky for us, her collection is officially available to purchase on the internet, so now we all can snatch up our favorite (and affordable!) K Cav-designed goodies. Some of our favorite pieces include the Pyramidia Layered Necklace ($35), which features three, gold-plated chains with a circle pendant, pyramid studs, and light blue beads. We're also OBSESSED with her punky-yet-girly Safety Pin Earrings ($15) that come in solid gold, lavender, light pink and sky blue. The best part is that she also created a super cool Safety Pin Necklace ($22) to match.
Justin Bieber channels Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader with his second gas mask outfit.
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I'm pretty sure I don't reeeeally need to write anything under this image, but it's Thursday and I'm in a good mood, so I'll do it anyway. Justin Bieber's casual gas mask is officially no longer a one-time thing. Biebsy brought the full-face respiration aid back out last night for another spin around London. His second gas mask outfit was generally pretty similar to the first — the standard drop-crotch, black leather to play off the black plastic, a surprise repeat for that one particular Nets cap — but there are some key updates that have totally transformed how we think about this look. To put it simply, J.Biebs in a brown hooded sweater AND black gas mask, feels totally like he's channeling Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader AT THE SAME TIME. *brain explodes into a rainbow of laser beams*
Quvenzhané Wallis and a selection of puppy purses.
Photo: Getty/Poochie & Co.
If you grew up in the 90's like some of us here at MTV Style did, you probably looked at Quvenzhané Wallis' puppy purse and were like been there, done that. Back in the late 90's animal backpacks blew up, and *digging out my barely hidden valley girl accent* oh-my-god-everybody-had-one. Personally, I rocked a plush backpack in the shape of a cow. It ruled, and fit all of my gel pens perfectly. Ravers also really liked animal backpacks, usually in neon, and that carried all the way into the early 2000's. Important history, y'all. Looks like the animal bag trend is well on its way once again, as Poochie & Co., the company behind Little Q's adorable canine carry-alls, is reporting (via TMZ) epic sales spikes since their custom "Sammy" yorkie purse appeared on the Best Actress nominee's arm at the Oscars this weekend. You can get Q.'s exact purses at tons of retailers like KMart, Marshalls, and Ross, among many others, and you can take a peek at some of their selections, including quite a few of the same purses Q herself has worn, here. Those of us who are a little *ahem* old to be carrying around a stuffed animal, though, aren't left out of the trend, either. We show you some high fashion options to get your puppy purse fix after the jump!
Justin Bieber wears a gas mask while shopping at ACNE in London.
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Style universe, help us give up a rousing welcome to the newest celebrity accessory trend and every paparazzo's biggest nightmare: full-face masks. On his recent trip to London, Justin Bieber joined the ranks of fellow face-shielders Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, and Tyler, The Creator with this here black GAS MASK he wore to go shopping at ACNE. Taking the murdered out all-black-everything look to the extreme, Biebsy rolled up to the Swedish label's London boutique wearing (toe to top) patent leather dress shoes, slim fit leather pants, a black tank top, a zip-up minimalist leather jacket, and was accessorized with the aforementioned full-face respirator, a black Brooklyn Nets snapback, and his go-to Jesus piece.
What is it about London Fashion Week that brings out the kookiest accessory designs? New York Fashion Week has its fair share of loony togs, sure, but only a few particularly avant garde designers subscribe to that. LFW takes the cake as far as the accessory game goes with a veritable metric ton of labels taking part — Louise Gray, Kokon To Zai (KTZ), House of Holland, Moschino Cheap and Chic, and Tom Ford to name a FEW. From sunglasses shaped like bikes to unicorn crossbody bags (plus, a toilet paper roll ring or two), there are SO many quirky accessories from the London Fall 2013 Fashion Week runways, and we've rounded them up for you to decipher which ones are good, which ones are bad, and which ones are, erm, questionable.
Sunglasses at the Louise Gray, Fad, KTZ, Erdem, House of Holland, and Ziad Ghanem Fall 2013 London Fashion Week shows.
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So what if the sun is shining for less hours in the day during fall and winter? The number one accessories trend from London Fashion Week this season was hands down statement sunglasses. Whether they're outright bananas like this bicycle pair by Fad or reimagined takes on the classic cat-eye (seen in red at KTZ, opal at Erdem, and metallic pink at House of Holland), this is definitely a trend that falls under the "GOOD" category for us. We only wish the neon yellow block-lettered "VOGUE" from Ziad Ghanem were an actual pair of shades.
Demi Lovato is basically the patron saint of the "Keep On Keepin' On" mentality. No matter what hurdles life throws her way, D turns them into speed bumps and skates over them with a huge smile and a heavy-handed pour of style. Case and point: this studded orthopedic boot she wore over her foot cast to last night's Topshop celebration in Los Angeles. In case you need some catching up, Demi incurred a very sadface foot/lower-leg injury after a nasty fall, and since then, has been rocking a black cast and boot combo. But Miss Lovato is a style queen and refuses to let the clunkiness of modern medicine get her fashion game down, especially when she's about to perform for L.A.'s first free-standing Topshop!