A bag that takes you from the office out for fun Summer nights and will still be in style in the Fall? No, it's not too good to be true, thanks to these structured clutches. Whether you want something that's big enough to carry your iPad in style or just a little knockout to finish a wedding guest ensemble, you'll want to see our five favorite picks starting at just $25. And this trend is still going strong for the Fall, so buy now and wear endlessly.
Catch shade in this season's best sunglasses with a little help from our ultimate Spring '13 shopping guide to the most covet-worthy eyewear trends. Want to make a statement? Go for embellished shades adorned with glitter or patterns, or try a standout hue. Looking to channel a bit of that downtown cool-kid vibe? Go for of-the-moment round shades or translucent frames. More of a glamour girl? Opt for a retro cat-eye silhouette or an ultrareflective mirrored lens. Find yourself reaching for more classic styles? Try a half-frame like the iconic Clubmaster. Whatever your style or budget, we have the hottest sunglasses right here, so click on to find your perfect pair.
— Additional reporting by Marisa Tom
There's a reason why Kate Young is the first stylist Target has tapped for a designer collaboration. With star clients like Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, and Rachel Weisz, Young is the go-to for cool, feminine looks on the red carpet. And now you can snag it for prices under $100, starting April 14 at select Target stores and Target.com. Find out Young's must-have pieces, what inspired the collection, and how a bodysuit can change your whole look (really!). On Melissa: Zara top.
Hollywood, take note: the Elie Saab Fall 2013 collection has something for all your red carpet needs. Movie premiere? Look no further than his killer cocktail dresses, including a black fit-and-flare with a sheer yolk. Elegant daytime luncheon? Saab's creamy white suit with an overcoat-cape-hybrid is spot-on. Film festival in Europe? Try that killer see-through teal gown with the sinuous beading up and down the front. Oh, the Academy Awards? Too many gowns to pick from. Saab is at his finest turning out a mix of sharp daywear, including trim skirtsuits (and even a sweatshirt!), and major dresses for the evening with a mix of swingy skirts, slits-to-there and lots of peekaboo details. Indulge your inner starlet and see all the photos from the Elie Saab Fall 2013 collection right here.
Miuccia Prada took Miu Miu in a new direction for Fall 2013, and this is one trip we'd like to tag along on. The emphasis was on skirts, dresses, and outerwear with a long, often lean silhouette. Zip-front knit dresses went past the knees, ending in surprise pops of pastel polka dots. Astrakhan coats were a standout, including a belted one in navy. While the clothing had a sporty, feminine quality, Miu Miu shoes grounded the looks with thick curved heels, lug soles, and colorblocked metallic details. The brand's beloved bags ranged from structured doctor bags in bright pastels to a bucket bag that may indeed be the world's chicest luggage. Click through to see all the photos from the Miu Miu Fall 2013 collection.
Marc Jacobs has delivered a knockout Fall 2013 Louis Vuitton collection, emphasizing the intimacy and luxury of boudoir dressing. With a circular set of hotel doors surrounding an audience that included Naomi Watts and Jessica Chastain, models like Kate Moss and Lindsey Wixson showed off ladylike looks with plenty of sex appeal. Tweed suits with nipped-in waists had degrade sequins while panne velvet dresses clung to the body. The house's famous bags were rendered in fur and other luxe materials, leaving the logos off the runway. Click through to see all the photos from Louis Vuitton Fall 2013.
Chanel Fall 2013 was all about celebrating the brand's global reach. With the strains of "Around the World" pumping through the Grand Palais, Karl Lagerfeld sent models swirling around a gigantic light-up globe with interlocking CC logo flags dropped in to the brand's boutiques around the world. Chanel's iconic tweeds turned up in boxy jackets with rounded shoulders over matching miniskirts, while the famous quilted bag got an update with an open-ended handle. Nighttime came in layers of sheer black over chain-laden boots and globe-shaped minaudières. From the folders filled with photos of the collection by Lagerfeld himself to the enormity of the set, there was a precision and an attention to detail that one can only expect of a house like Chanel. If this is Karl's world, then we want to live in it. Click through to see the full Chanel 2013 collection.
Call it Seattle by way of Saint-Germain. The Saint Laurent Fall 2013 took a detour into "California grunge," with creative director Hedi Slimane filling the runway with babydoll dresses, slashed leather leggings, flannel shirts, and embellished buckle boots. The YSL signatures were cleverly woven into the collection — "Le Smoking" was a tough elongated tuxedo jacket over a mini, the iconic fur chubbies turned into voluminous fur jackets draped sexily over dresses, and sparkling fishnets (even on full bodysuits) winked at traditional French dressing. We bet that front-row fans like Jessica Chastain and Kirsten Dunst will be snapping up the perfect leather coats — a sharp double-breasted trench was a standout — and the flat boots that accompanied many of the looks. Did we mention the army of black-leather-mini-clad models that came out at the very end of the show? Cool girls from coast to coast, from continent to continent, will be rocking those come Fall. Click through to see the full collection.
The clouds parted for the Chloé Fall 2013 show. With sunlight streaming in through the glass roof of the tent at the Tuileries in Paris, Clare Waight Keller showed a lineup of softly romantic clothes with a sharp tailoring edge, which is precisely what cool girls around the world want from Chloé. The house's famed bags took on a softer feel with slouchy dual-handle duffels and slim shoulder bags, while every look came out with solid-heeled oxfords. The outerwear was a highlight, with narrow-shoulder coats and wearable capes popped over white blouses and A-line skirts. Click through to see the full collection.
Isabel Marant is a perennial cool-girl favorite, and her Fall 2013 collection went straight to the heart of rocker-chic. With a heavy-metal lashing of studs on cropped jackets, low-slung wrap skirts, and long skinny scarves, models like Arizona Muse showed off a parade of black, white, cream, and navy. Marant went deep into sexier knitwear this season, focusing on a second-skin shape with cutouts just above the bustline. As for her much-loved shoes, it was all about the wedge boot — ankle-high and knee-high in lush suede and sometimes clad with biker-like straps. Click through to see the full collection.
Roland Mouret cut it extrasharp for Fall 2013, honing his famous tailored dresses to a geometric T. The London-based designer chose an ornate, chandelier-bedecked ballroom as a foil to his mostly black and white collection. It was filled with slim pleated pants with a knee detail that recalled the look of over-the-knee boots, sleek sheath dresses with origami-like folds carefully placed across bodices, and structured bustiers with stiff fabric chokers. Crossbody bags in rich leathers complemented the collection, while colorblocked coats with oversize shoulders appeared in violet and black. Evening was a strictly black and white affair with an emphasis on pants over his star-loved gowns, but we hope he has more like the one open-back stunner he sent down the runway. Click through to see the photos from the collection.
Peter Copping stuck to what he called a "resolutely graphic palette" for the Nina Ricci Fall 2013 show, using predominantly black, white, and crimson red for the feminine collection. With nods to 1950s silhouettes in sleek skirtsuits and sporty motifs like fur-trimmed layers, it was a collection made for a modern Grace Kelly. The presentation itself was also fit for a princess, as the sister duo of Katia and Marielle Labèque played at nested Steinway grand pianos placed in the middle of the gleaming red runway. Click through to see the full collection.
Carven Fall 2013 was shown against a backdrop of vintage car taillights, and the motif reappeared on the closing looks of the show. Guillaume Henry went for colors normally associated with Spring for much of the show, with voluminous coats with oversize rounded shoulders and mod bouclé skirtsuits in shades of robin's-egg blue and cotton-candy pink. Heavy rubber-soled Mary Janes grounded the looks while ruched ladylike bags played off the tonal zebra prints. Get revved up and click through to see the best of the show inside.
The 2013 Oscars are finally here! And we can't wait to see what nominees Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway will wear, or what gowns presenters Halle Berry and Reese Witherspoon will select. We've got amazing looks picked out for each lady, but will our (dress) guesses be right when they exit their limos at the Academy Awards on Sunday night? . . . The envelope please! Click through to see our gown predictions for top nominees, presenters, and attendees.
— Additional reporting by Marisa Tom
Marc Jacobs has come to be known as the ultimate showman in NYC fashion, and Fall 2013 upheld his reputation to a T. The capacity crowd entered to a glowing yellow orb at the end of the circular runway — notable for providing sepia light that rendered the chic showgoers in sepia-tinged black and white (so much for those wild colors for the street-style photographers!). The models did a full, brisk lap around the runway to start the show, all under the sepia light. After the last model exited the runway, the lighting shifted and the models came back out to be seen for the lovely, soft color palette that Jacobs picked for the season — soft moss green, pale mauve, camel, greiges. The line was filled with the very wearable — cable-knit sweaters, double-breasted coats, shirtdresses — to the very unwearable — see the model in just hot pants and gloves. Evening was particularly strong with bias-cut gowns with open backs mixed in with liquid metallic gowns that are begging to be flown out to Hollywood to the Oscars. The designer, clad in pajamas for his finale walk, created a thrilling presentation and a collection that we'll be thrilled to see in stores.
Proenza Schouler showed its Fall 2013 collection in an unfinished, atmospherically rundown space in downtown Manhattan, but the space was a stark contrast to the polished and almost ladylike look of the clothing. Working in a palette of ivory, pale mint, and peach along with plenty of black, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez created a parade of clothing that chic young women could wear from day to night — shift dresses in nubby bouclé with open backs, rounded shoulder coats with lapel-less V-necks, and layers of perforated fabrics that hinted at a deconstructed peplum shape. And yes, we would like to get on the waiting list now for one of the oversize clutches that went down the runway with the majority of the looks. Click through to see the full show.
Michael Kors defines American luxury, and Fall 2013 was jam-packed with all the furs, cashmere, and sleek suits that his ladies love him for. With famous faces like Zoe Saldana, Jada Pinkett Smith with daughter Willow, and Hilary Swank in the front row, Kors sent out sleek sportswear dotted with bright pops of orange and cobalt amongst the black and white separates. Furs and wovens alike got a camo-print treatment, while evening had a whiff of the '80s in the form of minidresses with long taffeta trains. As always, by Kors's joyful jog along the runway, the full house was smiling, dreaming of the jet-set life his clothes are made for!
Narciso Rodriguez is known for his minimalist approach, and Fall 2013 delivered just what his loyal clients love. Slim cigarette pants, architectural tunics, and flattering dresses displayed his mastery with colorblocking, intricate pattern piecing, and origami-esque folds. Rodriguez injected bold color among his beloved black and white, with bright orange, goldenrod, and teal, adding pops within the daywear. His foray into accessories continues successfully with exaggerated cap-toe pumps and structured leather clutches — perfect accents to his clothing designs. Front-row mother-daughter duo Jada Pinkett Smith and Willow Smith added extra star power to the proceedings.
J.Crew turned it up to 11 for Fall 2013, thanks to creative director Jenna Lyons's deft touch with color and pattern mixing inspired by a recent trip to Marrakech. Neon citron mingled with bubblegum pink, while a clean Winter-white sweater and pants provided a palate cleanser. Accessories were a highlight with sexy lace-up pumps, jeweled minaudières, and piles of colored crystal jewelry. Printed pants continued to look fresh mixed with chunky knits under double-breasted coats with ornate detailing. The crowd was abuzz with excitement — and not just because a fresh-faced Julianne Moore moved among the editors viewing the collection.
- Trends: Metallics, decadent embellishments, statement coats, Bermuda shorts.
- Who should wear it: Who wouldn't want to wear this collection? If we had to choose, Michelle Obama (of course) and fashion girls who crave a little color and shimmer like Zoe Saldana, Kate Bosworth, and Chloë Moretz.
- Fabrics: Cashmere, jacquard, silk, wool.
- Shoes: Metallic double ankle-strap point-toe pumps, printed round-toe pumps, strappy suede pumps.
- Editors' pick: We loved this lavender look comprising metallic jacquard trousers, a cozy cable-knit sweater, and a gorgeous tailored coat.
— Additional reporting by Chi Diem Chau
Vera Wang got sculptural for Fall 2013, adding volume to architectural shapes and playing with tones of layered jacquard prints. Moving away from the slim lace silhouettes of Spring 2013, the designer focused on stone and black looks for her opening, with domed cape backs on jackets and sleeveless vests — even having bandeaus snake under armholes to contrast tight fronts with voluminous backs. Evening emerged in a flash of violet sparkle with exaggerated peplums, printed chiffon blouses billowing over matching cigarette pants, and all-over beaded dresses. It was utterly elegant, formal without being stuffy, and one of the designer's tightest seasons in memory.