Molten metals, one of this season’s hottest trends, practically oozed off the spring/summer 2014 runway in all of its iridescent glory. But let’s be honest: Head-to-toe lamé is a tad more challenging to pull off in real life. The non-committal way to work the trend? With a shimmery scarf. Inspired by the Lanvin runway, here’s how you can inject a touch of luminosity into your look without diving into a pool of megawatt shine.
When it comes to nuptial style, is it really necessary to shell out thousands for a one-time wear dress? H&M sure doesn’t think so.
Later this month, the fast-fashion retailer is bringing a super-affordable option to the masses, inspired by Old Hollywood glamour and boasting a blend of classic and modern-day elements (pictured right). The price? Just $99—a fraction of the cost of a traditional gown (H&M had one other instance of a bridal creation, thanks to a past collaboration with Viktor & Rolf that retailed at $349).
Which got us thinking: What else is out there for brides that’s beautiful and affordable? We went on the hunt for budget-friendly wedding dresses, and found 10 that ring in under $1,000. Who could RSVP no to that?
Our favorite furry cast is coming back to the big screen! In Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted (in theaters March 21), Kermit and the crew (well, mostly Kermit) will face the fuzz as he battles his crook of a doppelganger Constantine in a case of mistaken identity. Judging from the trailer, we’re expecting to see some playful Muppet delinquency, loads of singing, and a flurry of bold sartorial choices, texture- and color-wise. In honor of the latter, we’ve compiled pieces that speak to the fuzzy, feathery nature, from bags swathed in lush fur to calf-hair flats.
Worried you’ll look too much like a Muppet? “Pick one thing and keep the rest minimal,” Katy Perry‘s stylist Johnny Wujek tells InStyle, who outfitted the singer in Simone Rocha’s canary mohair topper (above). “Playing with colors and textures says you’re confident and like to have fun with style.” Well said!
Reporting by Sharon Clott
Lupita Nyong’o is having a good week. Not only did she win the best supporting actress Oscar for her role in 12 Years a Slave, she also killed it on the red carpet. Her pale blue pleated Prada gown, complete with a plunging neckline, was princess-like in the best way possible. But the real show stopper was on her head: The star’s diamond and gold Fred Leighton headband completed her Academy Award-winning look, landing her on countless best dressed lists and even spawning its own Twitter account.
If you’re as obsessed with Lupita’s look as we are, the good news is you can easily add a bit of her Oscar-worthy glamour to your wedding day look with a headband of your own.Whether you’re looking for a bold topper or just want a simple finish to your outfit, there’s tons of options to choose from.
Forget singing robins and budding crocuses, our favorite sign of spring is a pretty pastel purse! You may still be rocking cozy sweaters, but it’s never too early to start thinking about what your go-to spring bag will be.
Step one: check your closet.
What kind of bag do you need this season? Lots of upcoming al fresco brunches means you’ll need a fun weekend cross-body. Or maybe it’s finally time to invest in a seriously sophisticated weekday wonder.
Step two: check out our wish list!
We rounded up the best new bags of the spring season. From pretty party clutches that you can actually fit your phone in, to work totes that are roomy enough for gym clothes and lunch — we’ve got you covered.
As the last bit of snow melts outside your window, dream of the oh-so-near spring and get carried away with our favorite new bags!
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—Katie Donbavand with reporting from Leah Karp
This week, some of Hollywood’s most stylish ladies stepped out everywhere from Paris to L.A. in stunning looks that gave everyone in our office something to talk about.
Who made it on our best-dressed list for the week? Jennifer Lawrence (in Tom Ford), Keira Knightley (in Chanel Couture), Olivia Palermo (in olive satin shorts, a button-front with a navy lace overlay, and a butterfly-print bomber), Elle Fanning (in a lime green jacket, a sheer-paneled button-front, and black distressed denim), and Sarah Jessica Parker (in a lace LWD).
Now that you know our faves, tell us yours by making your own top five with InStyle.com’s A-list tool. Visit instyle.com/instyle/a-list and pick your top looks, then share them with your fashion-savvy friends on Facebook and Twitter.
Spring trends abound! From dressy shorts to flirty skirts, A-listers have already got a head start on the greatest and latest in fashion. Emma Roberts, for one, took on the sporty trend, integrating the athletic aesthetic into her wardrobe rotation with a varsity jacket, partnering it with a classic LBD. Shop out her look starting with our varsity jacket selects (the one pictured above is from Coach).
For more spring sartorial inspiration, see (and shop!) all the celebrity looks we’re aiming to emulate all season long.
For true fashionistas, packing for Austin’s SXSW festival — where the main wardrobe staple is an oversized tee — can be a challenge. Game of Thrones‘ Gwendoline Christie came prepared for battle, not with a sword but with enough designer duds to cloth a small army.
Usually seen donning a coat of armor as Brienne of Tarth, the Londoner literally sparkled at HBO’s Game of Thrones Experience kick-off party in a red sequined dress by Joseph. The festival-only exhibit fills a large space in Austin’s Music Hall, and shows off costumes and props from the series, which begins its fourth season April 6. “It’s like being immersed into the world of Games of Thrones. I’m overwhelmed,” Christie tells us, looking around at all the paraphernalia.
And what can we expect of her character Brienne’s continuing adventures this season? “It’s going to be very exciting, indeed,” she teases.
Need to assemble your own army of shoes? Shop heels, flats, and more footwear inspired by the runway, all under $150.