Uniqlo, Zara, H&M, ASOS, Target, Joe Fresh, Kohl’s, Topshop — these are just a few of our favorite fast fashion (and affordable!) stores. It’s not just the enticing merch that does it for us: each place offers irresistible perks, whether it be endless designer collaborations, free personal shopping experiences, or a constantly updated new arrivals page. So, we combed through all of our favorite retailer’s fall offerings and picked out the hottest stock for a one-stop shopping experience. The best part? Every piece ranges from $20-$200, from the finest classics (think structured blazers and boots), to leading on-trend pieces like leather pants (yes, under $200!), and the best seasonal accessories, including calf-hair clutches and to-the-elbow-gloves. With this as your guide, you’ll be in and out of the stores or checking out your virtual shopping cart in no time—giving fast-fashion a whole new meaning. Read on for shopping tips straight from our editors and insider secrets (like when the sales hit) on each of our favorites.
Earlier this year, actress (and avid music festival-goer) Kate Bosworth served as a consultant to Topshop‘s Festival collection. But for her second collaboration with the British retailer, worn-in plaid, boho-chic lace dresses and floral crowns were nowhere to be seen. America’s sweetheart debuted an edgier, minimalist aesthetic that revolves around masculine-feminine silhouettes, from white leather tailored tops and sweatshirts to foil wrapped skirts. While vastly different from her first capsule, this one is surprisingly not at all discordant with her personal style, delivering a strong line-up of quality, wearable pieces. See our top five favorites from the 46-piece winter collection, available starting today at Topshop stores and topshop.com.
We have long hoped that Kate Moss would design once again, and our wish has come true! It may just be starting to feel like fall, but come spring, the supermodel will launch a new collection for Topshop that will be released worldwide. Moss designed for the store between 2007 and 2010, and the partnership was met with much fanfare and frenzied shoppers, us included! Moss and Sir Phillip Green (above, right), owner of Topshop and longtime pal of the model, decided to restart their collaboration on vacation together in August. “I have really missed being involved in the design process, and working with the team at Topshop. I am very excited to create a new collection that bears my name,” Moss revealed. Currently, the supermodel is hard at work on the collection alongside the brand’s creative director, Kate Phelan, and her stylist friend, Katy England. Made up of around 40 ready-to-wear styles including clothing, footwear and accessories, the spring line will be sold in the retailer’s stores and on Topshop.com starting in April 2014. The designs are inspired by Moss’ personal wardrobe — because who wouldn’t want a piece influenced by her covetable closet?!
Click through to see the supermodel’s best looks!
All hail Queen Bey! Beyoncé took over the Barclays Center for her final Brooklyn show (until December) last night. When it comes to glamorous costumes and her showstopping set list, the star definitely delivers — and so does her makeup. City after city, her makeup artist Jackie Gomez used a duo of metallic eye crayons by Topshop to give each ensemble a 24-Karat touch. “The look was quite simple, playful, and fresh,” said Gomez, who chose the colors in Gold Digger and Rust. To try your hand at Beyoncé’s ferocious look, apply the solid gold hue all over your lids, and blend out any harsh lines using a dome-shaped shadow brush. Work the copper shade into your crease to add extra definition, then continue the color onto your lower lash line. Top off the look with a hint of eyeliner and an ample coating of mascara, and you’re ready to queue up “Countdown” and practice your best Sasha Fierce impression. Pick up the Eye Crayons for $14 each at topshop.com.
Plus see Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s cutest on-stage moments.
Ever since Instagram announced its addition of videos, numerous fashion brands have pressed record to give a glimpse inside their world—in 15 seconds or less. From Burberry (who was one of the first to post a video) to Michael Kors, check out 10 brands worth following, just for their video shorts.
Who do you love to follow? Leave your suggestions in the comments!
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Your morning talk shows getting a dose of InStyle! Today at 8:45 AM EST, our Senior Beauty Market Editor Kahlana Barfield will be stopping by the set of The Today Show, where she’ll be giving tips on how to recreate looks worn by Jessica Chastain and Rosario Dawson for under $100. With chic offerings from Zara, Topshop, Macy’s, and more, you’ll be able to pull off red carpet ensembles at real-life prices! Tune in to NBC at 8:45 AM to catch Kahlana’s appearance, then scroll down to see where you can shop each featured look from head to toe. More
Dana Weiss of Possessionista.com is going to be InStyle.com’s correspondent on all things Pretty Little Liars fashion for season four. Scroll down to find out what you can expect this season, and stay tuned for exclusive updates every week on what the ladies of Rosewood wore during each episode.
Pretty Little Liars returns for season four tonight, and we can’t wait to see what the ladies of Rosewood have been up to since we last left them—and what they’re wearing. Thankfully, the show’s costume designer, Mandi Line, gave us the inside scoop. ”Look for the girls to step up their fashion as usual,” Line hinted. It all starts with the opening scene, a dramatic funeral setting, seen above. Line took inspiration from Reservoir Dogs to create the look. “We needed those dresses to give us a slow-motion moment for a badass, head-to-toe funeral look,” Line said. As for the characters, look for Aria to “do her own thing,” Line said, adding that she’ll wear a mix of J Brand, Topshop, and the designer’s own personal jewelry. Catch all the action on Pretty Little Liars, premiering tonight at 8/7c on ABC Family, and check back on InStyle.com every week to get more exclusive updates on how you can get the look from the show.
— Dana Weiss of Possessionista.com
Spring’s ever-popular wedge sneakers are getting a makeover for the summer thanks to brands like Coach, DKNY, and Topshop, who are churning out warm-weather variations featuring bright colors, cut-outs, and floral designs. Click the photo to see our favorite sporty kicks for summer.