Make like Willow and rock an overall dress this summer.
Photo: via Willow Smith's Tumblr/ Nasty Gal
Forget the fact that she's (still) not even old enough to have a driver's license yet for a second. Willow Smith is a girl with seriously covetable style and PLENTY of attitude to top it all off. So when the singer decides to tackle one of this season's biggest trends, you know she's going to rock it. From the full-length version to "shorteralls" (thanks, Girls!), we've already witnessed plenty of overalls incarnations this summer, but Willow's take has a decidedly girly twist. She posted the photo above on her blog recently, working—scratch that, werking—it in this adorable denim jumper from Nasty Gal. While this would be a totally cute outfit to leave as-is with a plain black tank underneath, the teenager took her styling to the next level with unexpected touches like a camo t-shirt, "Lizard King" Stance socks, and black Chuck Taylors. #killinit. Wanna steal her look for yourself? Find out how below!
Ciara works money print on set of her new music video, whereas Rihanna rocks it onstage.
Photo: @Ciara's Instagram/Splash News
When Rihanna wore a shimmery money print dress back in March on her Diamonds World Tour, we had a feeling it'd only be a matter of time before other celebs followed suit. The look was just TOO good. And yep, we were right! Funnyman Will Ferrell sported the Benjamins head-to-toe during his unforgettable cameo at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, and now Ciara's the latest to cash in on the trend. The singer posted a photo on Instagram on the set of her "I'm Out" video with the caption "#I'mOutVideo On The Way!" First of all, YES! Second of all, we gotta talk about that outfit....
Real talk: it's hard not to get depressed while looking at the weather forecast, you guys. We know that SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) normally applies to the wintertime, but considering how soaking, sopping, and downright muddy the summertime has been thus far (at least on the East Coast), this nonstop dreariness is seriously taking a toll. BUT you know what? Instead of succumbing to the temptation to sulk about the rain, it's time to make the most of it, starting with—duh, where else?!—your closet. So whether you feel like braving the storm, catching up on Netflix at home, or denying the grossness outside all together, here are 3 stylish ways to beat June Gloom until the sun comes out again.
FACE THE ELEMENTS
Beat the storm straight-on in these rainy essentials.
Photo: Urban Outfitters/Herschel/Forever21/Loeffler Randall/Hunter
If you're the adventurous type (or just want to duck out for a coffee), stay dry with these super cute rainy essentials. The bright yellow Urban Outfitters slicker will add a dash of sunshine to the gray everywhere else, and you can never go wrong with classic forest green Hunter boots. Then again, if it's not a total downpour, we also love Loeffler Randall's rubber leopard booties, since they're one of the few styles that don't look embarrassingly out of place once the rain stops. Herschel's classic backback lets you free up your hands for the ultimate staple: your umbrella.
Selena Gomez and Kelly Rowland both wore suspender pants.
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Take notes, ladies. Suspenders are trending, and we can thank Selena Gomez and Kelly Rowland for the latest iteration of the look. Just a few days ago, we spotted Miley Cyrus working the flipped colorway of the very same Chanel suspenders Rihanna wore on the cover of Complex. NOW, we're pitting Sel and Kel and their similarly strapped steez (try saying that three times fast!) against each other. Why two suspenders questions in one week? Because rather than using the accessories for their intended function—holding up your pants as a kind of belt substitute—Gomez and Rowland's are purely decorative, slung from their shoulders and dangling around their hips.
2 events, 2 different prints-on-prints outfits. Because Solange is awesome like that.
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Solange's trademark patterned style may not have technically begun with *that* brick motif pantsuit (a quick Getty search shows she was test-driving the look long before that), but let's be real for a sec. Ever since the singer won us over with last fall's "Losing You" music video, her outfit choices reflect one seriously steadfast fashion philosophy: more prints are DEFINITELY merrier. From her Met Gala Suno gown to those matchy ladylike performance outfits, this is a star who's taken a very particular look and totally owned it. And now, proving just how versatile these wild patterns can really be, Solange has given us an extra dose of wardrobe inspiration with two very different twists on the trend.
Holland Roden, Adam Lambert, Ashley Benson, Jaden Smith, and Audrina Patridge at the 'NYLON' magazine Young Hollywood Issue party in Hollywood on May 14.
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Whew, if there's one event we'd want to squeeze into all year long, it'd definitely be last night's Young Hollywood party hosted by NYLON! I mean, literally all of our favorite people arrived decked out in the most effortlessly-cool ensembles, and, oddly enough, they all seemed to stick with one particular trend—the head-to-toe monochrome look. Holland Roden, Adam Lambert, Ashley Benson, Jaden Smith, and Audrina Patridge sported outfits devoid of ANY color (like, not even on the shoes or accessories, y'all), and considering it's almost summer AND they're in California, this feels pretty out of character, dontcha think? Luckily, us New Yorkers love a good ol' gothy ensemble, so we're obsessed with their dark take on typically springy trends.
How many times have you looked back at Solange's SXSW outfits or Katy Perry's two-piece KCA steez and thought, "MAN, I really want to try the matchy smatchy top and bottom look, but have NO idea where to get that in my price range?" Welp, for a while, you were totally right. It was a style reserved for phresh-out-the-runway boutiques and a completely different tax bracket, but never fear, fellow non-celebs, we have located the look WITHIN our price range. Some retailers like Topshop and River Island make it easy with dedicated co-ordinates shopping sections, but other places require a little more digging to uncover a full set. Luckily for you, we did the dirty work already and organized our findings neatly by category, and we're pretty sure we've found a printed co-ordinates set for every steez. Check it out!
CROP TOPS + SKIRTS
Get warm weather-ready in matching pairs.
Photo: Nasty Gal/River Island/ASOS
Have any dresses with cut-outs or sheer panels at the waist? These crop top + skirt pairings are basically the same thing but taken to the next level. A short top worn with a skirt so high-waisted only a subtle sliver of skin shows through. They work in sleeveless + bodycon combinations like this Tomorrow Land Crop Tank ($48.00) and Skirt ($55.00) pair from Nasty Gal or in short-sleeved + skater skirt looks like this polka-dotted top ($32.00) and bottom ($36.00) from River Island or this floral shirt ($54.30) and skirt ($67.88) by Minkpink from ASOS.
Kim Kardashian and Paloma Faith sport glove sleeves at the 2013 Met Gala.
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A funny thing happened on the 2013 Met Gala red carpet. No, not the thing where Beyonce paid homage to Katniss Everdeen. It was the thing where Kim Kardashian and Paloma Faith both implemented a styling choice we have no better term for at 1 AM than "glove sleeves." The rare fashion phenomenon of gloves sleeves, as you've probably already deduced, happens when a garment's sleeve does not end with a hem or a cuff and instead, extends and splinters into fingers. It's definitely a look and one that caught us by surprise tonight, especially because not one but TWO ladies sported the look down the "Punk: Chaos to Couture" step-and-repeat. And what's more punk than unabashedly wearing something almost no one understands?