Outfit of the Day: Modern Edge

Transition into spring with lighter layers and open-toed shoes. This outfit combines timeless fabrics with modern edge for a comfortable, cool look. These comfortable, yet chic, leather pants are perfect for a city woman on-the-go. They also transition well from day to night.

Leather Pants Outfits | Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Baker Watch; Rebecca Taylor Tweed Leather-trimmed Collarless Jacket; KORS Michael Kors Vikki Mule Sandal; One Teaspoon Hustle Skinny Leather Pants; Milly Logan Zip Tote; Tibi Classic Racer Back Camisole

Shop the Look: Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather Baker Watch; Rebecca Taylor Tweed Leather-trimmed Collarless Jacket; KORS Michael Kors Vikki Mule Sandal; One Teaspoon Hustle Skinny Leather Pants; Milly Logan Zip Tote; Tibi Classic Racer Back Camisole

 

Red Carpet Style: Met Gala 2013

Each year the Met Gala proves to be one of the fashion industry’s biggest events, with a crowd that ranges from models, to designers to Hollywood’s biggest stars. Last year attendees paid tribute to Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada in a sea of metallics; this year’s event showed a very different style. The Met Gala’s 2013 theme, Punk: Chaos to Couture, resulted in somewhat of a red carpet transformation as stars gave their usual glamorous styles an edge. Monday night’s event revealed a variety of “best dressed” looks composed of spikes, cutouts and extra bold makeup. Today we’ve selected our picks for best-dressed celebrities at the 2013 Met Gala, proving that with the right styling, punk fashion can be high-fashion.

Met Gala 2013: Two Birds of a Feather

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Blake Lively in Gucci Premiere

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Anne Hathaway in Valentino

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Blake Lively brings contrast to her look with the smooth silk strapless top set against her voluminous feathered skirt. We love her fusion of glam and punk as she tops off her look with shoulder dusting earrings and a sleek updo. Anne Hathaway brings a similar glam to the red carpet with feathered sleeves and a sparkling semi-sheer dress. For added edge, Hathaway completes her look with a platinum blonde pompadour and bold smoky eyes.

Met Gala 2013: Edgy in White

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Rooney Mara Givenchy

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Olivia Wilde in Calvin Klein Collection

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It can be hard to look anything but angelic in entirely white dresses, however these ladies pulled it off. Rooney Mara heightens the edge in her look with a dark lip and plunging neckline. Olivia Wilde keeps her makeup simple, letting the bold cutout and high slit on her Calvin Klein Collection gown do the talking.

Met Gala 2013: Studded in Burberry

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Cara Delevingne Burberry

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Sienna Miller in Burberry

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Cara Delevingne nails the punk theme with her spiked Burberry dress, signature smokey eyes and deep neckline. Sienna Miller goes for a different take on spikes with her studded moto jacket and matching spiked headband. Both ladies finish off their edgy looks with extreme side parts that highlight their blonde hair.

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Spring Shorts for Every Style

Shorts are a great wardrobe staple for spring. On cooler days they look great with knits or a blazer and on hot summer days they offer a cool and breezy alternative to pants. Whether you are in need of lightweight outfits for work or are looking for easy day-to-night fashion, shorts are a simple solution as you begin to expand your spring wardrobe. From sophisticated fits to edgy designs, today’s picks offer a variety of spring shorts that can be worked into your closet now.

Chic and Modern Spring Shorts

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  1. 3.1 Phillip Lim Bloomer Shorts: Pleated accents bring a playful volume to these 3.1 Phillip Lim shorts. Balance out the flared fit with an understated blouse and classic pumps.
  2. Diane von Furstenberg Fran Shorts: Polka dots are a classic. They add an instant retro appeal to any outfit. Highlight these shorts with contrasting red pumps and a neutral top.
  3. Tocca Marcie Suede Shorts: Angular trim gives these tailored suede shorts a modern touch. Finish the look with strappy metallic sandals for a polished evening outfit.

Edgy Spring Shorts:

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  1. Tibi Leather Pleated Shorts: Deep pleats lend easy volume to this flattering pair of shorts. We love these shorts for even the hottest summer days with their perforated leather and breezy fit.
  2. Clover Canyon Surf Shack Shorts: These relaxed silk-like shorts are rendered in a bright print for an instantly bold look. Make these shorts pop by setting them against a solid black top.
  3. OAK Rider Metallic-leather Shorts: OAK gives these shorts a futuristic kick with their metallic shine. Keep it cool with sneakers and a tee or take these shorts to the night with heels and a clutch.

Flirty Feminine Spring Shorts:

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  1. PJK Patterson J. Kincaid Man Repeller x PJK Crocodile Shorts: Subtly structured silk gives these airy shorts a sense of volume. Balance the flared floral short with a neutral shoe and minimalist top for a completely flattering springtime look.
  2. alice + olivia Cropped Floral Shorts: Bright, embroidered flowers add a playful look to these casual shorts. Accentuate your legs with wedges and cropped blouse for a flirty daytime outfit.
  3. Elie Tahari Patrice Emboidered Lace Shorts: Floral lace meets cool cotton for a versatile lightweight short. Wear these textured shorts against a smooth silk blouse for an elevated casual outfit.
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Black Booties for Every Style

Regardless of one’s style preference, booties are a fashion staple. Not only do they come in a variety of styles, but they can be paired with many different outfits as well. From casual denim to party dresses, booties are a great way to add versatility to your wardrobe and switch up your daily look. As we turn to black and white fashion this week, we decided to highlight some of our favorites. From simple cuts to standout details, these black booties are sure to fit any style and keep you on trend this season.

TopShelf Picks: Classic Black Booties 

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  1. Acne Pistol Leather Ankle Boots: A classic, cool boot with a 3 inch heel that is perfect for everyday wear
  2. Rag & Bone Harrow Ankle Boot: soft leather with a stacked heel and wrap-around buckle strap
  3. Elizabeth and James Leather Ankle boots: Intricately stitched leather ankle boots with a wooden heel and exposed side zipper

TopShelf Picks: Edgy Black Booties

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  1. Steven Jinks Flat Booties: Studded wraparound straps give the soft leather a metallic hit
  2. Missoni Peep Toe Booties: Edgy two-tone textile for an glamorous addition to any look
  3. Chloe Susanna Studded Leather Boots: A modern must-have with peppered silver hardware for a rocker chic vibe

TopShelf Picks: Glamorous Black Booties

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  1. MICHAEL Michael Kors Platform Booties Vasha High Heel: Feather accents encircle the cuff of each bootie for a luxurious shoe
  2. VC Signature ‘Patricia’ Bootie: A slim, lacquered heel combines with lacy fabric for a flirty and feminine appeal
  3. Dolce Vita Pointed Toe Booties/Kemp metal heel: Architecturally inspired metallic heels for a modern take on the classic bootie

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Winter Boots for Every Style

Whether you’re looking for a gift this holiday season or are simply in need of some winter shoes, boots are always a great option. Because they’re offered in an endless number of styles that range from ankle cuts to above the knee, boots can be worn for any occasion. From edgy biker boots to classic riding boots, today’s selection features this season’s trendiest shoes in a variety of styles.

TopShelf Picks for Winter Boots: Perfectly Preppy

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  1. Lauren Ralph Lauren Riding Boots: Elegant equestrian style leather boots with fabric lining
  2. Taryn Rose Disa Mid Heel Booties: Timeless basic bootie in soft, luxurious leather
  3. Tory Burch Jenna Tumbled Leather Knee Boot: Tumbled leather and a square toe for a moderate wear-all-day heel

TopShelf Picks for Winter Boots: Active Fashion

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  1. Moncler Women’s Nibble Quilted Wedge Boot: Moncler’s signature insulated quilting transforms in boot form for extra warm winter boots 
  2. Sorel Tofino Waterproof Boots: Faux fur with a quilted, waxed canvas and waterproof shell
  3. Hunter Original Tour Buckled Welly Boot: Glossy, waterproof, easy to clean rubber for an all-weather shoe. For added warmth, try Hunter’s knit-cuff fleece socks

TopShelf Picks for Winter Boots: Edgy Cool

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  1. Alberto Fermani Lace-up Zip Ankle Boot: Front zip detail on leather, stacked heel ankle boots
  2. Jimmy Choo Youth Buckled Biker Boot: Supple leather and buckled detailing on a classic biker boot
  3. Frye Jenna Lace-up Booties: Cowhide leather with a scuffed toe and heel for a well-worn look
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Statement Denim for Every Style

A little color or texture is all it takes to transform a basic look into a fashion-forward ensemble. And with denim being a closet staple year-round, jeans are an easy way to experiment with the latest trends. Today’s selection features statement denim in edgy, preppy and trendy styles so everyone can play with the season’s boldest looks. 

TopShelf Picks: Edgy Statement Denim

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Shop the Look:

  1. 7 For All Mankind The High Shine Gummy Skinny: High shine coating in a dusty pink for a comfortable cool look
  2. Rag & Bone/JEAN Grand Pix Motocross Legging Jeans: Contrast panels mixed with leather for an edgy take on tuxedo stripes
  3. Current/Elliott The Ankle Studded Skinny Jeans: Studded denim for a rocker-chic vibe

TopShelf Picks: Preppy Statement Denim

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Shop the Look:

  1. MOTHER The Runway Skinny Flare Jeans: Brighten up your fall/winter wardrobe with flared colored denim
  2. 7 For All Mankind The Velvet Skinny Jeans: Soft velvet in deep jewel tones for a chic alternative to classic denim
  3. Paige Denim Geo Verdugo Ultra Skinny Jeans: Printed with petite diamonds for a modern feel

TopShelf Picks: Trendy Statement Denim

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Shop the Look:

  1. 7 For All Mankind Laser Gold Brocade Skinny Jeans: A striking brocade print on the comfort and versatility of denim
  2. Current/Elliott The Rider Legging: Channel the athletic trend with twon-tone ankle jeans 
  3. 7 For All Mankind High Shine Gummy Skinny Jeans: Classic leather skinnies add instant edge to any outfit

 

The Perfect LBD for Every Style

A classic Little Black Dress (“LBD”) is a wardrobe essential for every woman of every age and style. The LBD can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, making it the perfect go-to outfit solution when you’re on a tight schedule. Today we have selected our top picks for the perfect LBD in a variety of styles, so you can cross this wardrobe staple off your shopping list.

TopShelf Picks: The Sophisticated LBD

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Shop the Looks:

  1. Armani Collezioni Sleeveless Turtleneck Dress: A stretch wool crepe dress with side ruching for all day comfort. Pair with a knee-length trench coat for a sophisticated fall look.
  2. Catherine Malandrino Dress Ponte Cap Sleeve: A figure-flattering ponte makes this a classic and versatile LBD for your wardrobe. Pair with pumps for an office-ready outfit
  3. Eileen Fisher Asymmetrical Neck Sheath Dress: A waist-slimming LBD with an asymmetrical neckline for a modern feel.  Add drama to your look with shoulder-dusting earrings.

TopShelf Picks: The Edgy LBD

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Shop the Looks:

  1. ONE by Donna Mizani Cutout Dress with puff Sleeves: A coated bodice with cutouts adds contrast to the swingy skirt and puff sleeves of this dress. Complete the look with Mary Janes and a statement ring. 
  2. Eileen Fisher Velvet Dress: Plush velvet meets a whimsical silhouette to create a modern look. Pair with leggings and pumps for a bold party outfit.
  3. Diane von Furstenberg Sahib Dress: Sheer silk panels at the back and sleeves offer a seductive feel, while a leather band stretches from waist to hip for some edge. Finish with a gold cuff for a standout ensemble.

TopShelf Picks: The Feminine & Flirty LBD

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Shop the Looks:

  1. Rachel Zoe Sleeveless Dress Judi Ruffle: The bow-accented waist and playful tulle skirt make this the perfect party dress. Complete your look with strappy sandals and a small clutch.
  2. RED Valentino Bow-waist Wool Dress: A feminine bow and pleated skirt for a romantic feel. For a bold look, try a sparkling clutch or a statement shoe
  3. Tory Burch Bovary Lace Dress: An ultra-feminine Bovary dress adorned with lace. Finish with black pumps and red lips for a sexy, classic ensemble. 

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