Spring is here, and if you're feeling uninspired with your daily beauty routine, look to the runway for inspiration. The 11 styles featured here are so versatile, you'll be wearing them well into Summer and beyond.
As NYFW begins to wind down, we're taking a moment to take it all in. Currently on our radar, we're looking to this week's sexiest styles straight off the Spring 2012 runways. Of course, every designer does sexy just a little differently — from Hervé Léger's figure-flaunting, cutout creations to Monique Lhuillier's color-blasted sexy styles and J. Mendel's sultry evening gowns, we were treated to a range of the most flirtatious, glamorous styles. For those who crave less obvious plays on sexy, Theyskens' Theory showed how to spice up your look with sheer toppers, and Alexander Wang offered a sportier take. In short, there's some kind of sexy for everyone here. Click through to see 38 ways to get sexy for Spring 2012.
Ponytails have forever been a basic, go-to hairstyle, and at this year's Spring 2012 New York Fashion Week, stylists have proven the look doesn't have to be boring. In fact, we saw so many impressive, creative versions of ponytails this past week, we have no doubt it will be one of the hottest looks next year. Which will you be wearing?
Can kites inspire your hair and makeup? Absolutely, if you take a cue from the 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2012 look. The designer was taken by the freedom and fragility of kites, and his beauty team played off references of wind, geometry, and chiffon. Read on to see how the look came together.
As The Smiths played backstage before Proenza Schouler's show, lead stylist Paul Hanlon was in a peppy, playful mood. "It's borderline bad-taste," he said of the deconstructed hairstyle. "But it's beautiful, too. The look is masculine-meets-feminine, organic, weathered hair." While the rockabilly-inspired quiff may be too tough to wear off the runway, softly textured hair will be big for Spring. Hanlon's team prepared models' dry hair with Fekkai Coiff Océanique Tousled Wave Spray, which adds tons of texture. The key to pulling off an unconventional look, according to Hanlon? Confidence. "The Proenza girl is so confident in the way she looks," he said. "If you have the confidence, you can pull off anything."
Before we fully immerse ourselves into London Fashion Week, we thought you'd like to check out all of the decked-out celebrities who hit up the first round of fashion festivities in NYC. No doubt, these A-listers stepped up their game big time, showing us a slick selection of shoes, bags, and, of course, the beautiful clothes to go with them. From Alexa Chung's prim and polished separates to red-hot looks from Elle Fanning, we couldn't ask for more Fall outfit inspiration. Peruse the slideshow to see some of our favorite celebrity looks from New York Fashion Week now!
Spring 2012 collections are judged not just by the clothes, but how the designer styles the clothes. It's a prime opportunity to gather fresh styling cues on new silhouettes — like a maxi vest — or new ways to wear some of our closet staples — like dresses over pants. From how to wear sheer shirts to rocking open-weave knits and brights, the runways gave way to a range of new styling tips that we can't wait to add to our repertoire. Click to see five important styling trends for Spring — and how to wear them.
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We've seen a ton of cool looks at this Fashion Week, from colors we'll be excited to wear when Spring 2012 comes around to experimental looks we loved. But what pretty, fashion-forward looks can you wear right this second? Here are 10 gorgeous style ideas from the New York runways that you can wear out tonight. So get ready for the compliments to start rolling in.