123 posts tagged "Valentino"
With fashion week but a month away, summer is drawing to a close for Style.com. That being said, we’re embracing the sunshine as much as possible before NYFW, namely with our Look of the Day polls. This week, we asked you to vote on your favorite minidresses, beachy braids, and even skateboards—things we will surely miss when the chill settles in. On Tuesday, we focused on feminine lace dresses in super-bright hues. Dior’s nearly-neon citrus frocks won your vote, while Elle Fanning’s embroidered orange Christopher Kane dress was a close second. Coming in third was Valentino’s striped number from Resort ’15, which would be perfect for a last-minute jaunt to Spain.
On Wednesday, we rounded up the coolest beat-the-heat summer braids. Amber Heard’s one-sided plait (which also showed off a glittering chandelier earring) won your vote and likely inspired hundreds of DIY versions. Rita Ora got in on the action with rainbow-dyed cornrows at Radio 1′s Big Weekend back in May, and Diane Kruger wore an intriguing double-braid to the premiere of The Birdge. On Friday, we found enough cool skateboarding pictures to make you reconsider your morning commute. Cara Delevingne, Binx Walton, and just about every guy on the Venice Boardwalk definitely know how to ride in style. Click here for all of the week’s winners, plus a few runners-up for additional summer inspo.
Every day, Style.com’s editors reveal their current obsessions—and where to buy them. Check out today’s pick, below.
In my opinion, belts might just be the most underrated women’s accessory. This summer, I’ve discovered how they can transform and elevate a basic jeans-and-T-shirt combination. Taking pointers from stylish French fashion editors like Emmanuelle Alt and Géraldine Saglio, who regularly rock classic buckled bands with their skinnies, not to mention my favorite image of Grace Hartzel in Saint Laurent’s Pre-Fall ads, I’ve been satisfying my belt cravings by raiding my younger brothers’ closets for their old braided leather iterations. I’ve also been cruising the racks at Rainbow (my current shopping obsession) for cheap thrills. At this point, I’m finally ready to invest in a timeless belt. Enter: Valentino’s signature rock-stud style in orange, which is sure to up my cinching game just in time for the Spring ’15 shows.
Valentino studded leather belt, $545, Buy it now
Ever since Karl Lagerfeld sent models down a Dallas runway in miles of fringe, cowboy boots, and blanket-striped ponchos for Chanel’s Métiers d’Arts show, there’s been a collective shift toward Western style. But you don’t have to live in Texas or own a Palomino to pull it off. Fashion houses like Valentino and Saint Laurent are giving fringe a chic, citified appeal. In earthy hues like ecru, black, and burnt sienna, fringe is perfect for the workweek ahead and your weekend trip upstate—it’s as easy as swapping your pumps for desert boots. Shop our favorite fringe pieces by J.Crew, Tamara Mellon, and more, below.
1. Tamara Mellon fringed suede pencil skirt, $895, available at net-a-porter.com
2. Samuji ecru white rooibos crop top, $400, available at avenue32.com
3. J.Crew chain tassel earrings, $58, available at jcrew.com
4. Saint Laurent fringe small bucket bag, $2,150, available at barneys.com
5. Valentino C-Rockee fringed leather sandals, $1,095, available at mytheresa.com
Anyone who’s been through the Resort ringer or brushing up on our trend reports recognizes the season’s commercial significance. Pre-Spring is time to shine when it comes to sales, and we witnessed savvy brands amping up their accessories offerings this year—because at the end of the day, most customers would still rather invest in a timeless bag or a terrific pair of shoes than blow their budget on a fancy cocktail dress they’ll only break out occasionally. This summer, the editors here at Style.com have all but sworn off our heels in favor of still-trendy sneakers or casual flats, and so we got a kick out of the down-to-earth gladiators (much easier than the towering styles made popular two years ago) from the likes of Miu Miu, Valentino, and Sacai Luck. Similarly, the latest lineups from Alexander Wang and 3.1 Phillip Lim both featured knee-high, lace-up desert boots ideal for stomping on city sidewalks. Elsewhere, Nicolas Ghesquière earned extra credit for his Cruise extras spotted on the Louis Vuitton runway in Monaco. Highlights here included the monogrammed Petite Malle bag, which was updated with a chain-link handle. Among this season’s other fresh accessories propositions were Reed Krakoff’s new RK40 satchel, which was a bona fide hit at his recent presentation; Stella McCartney’s bejeweled wooden clutches; and Gucci’s killer go-go boots. Of course, we couldn’t resist the novelty factor of Giles’ playful stegosaurus purse and Jeremy Scott’s “This Is Not a Moschino T-Shirt” moment.
Click here for a slideshow of twenty of our favorite Resort ’15 accessories.
Style.com editors were dreaming of color this week, and it showed in our Look of the Day polls. Blame it on Marina Larroudé’s recent rainbow-themed shopping story or even the World Cup, with all the face-painted fans, neon soccer (I mean, football) jerseys, and waving flags from every corner of the globe. In fact, that bold, international spirit inspired Tuesday’s Look of the Day: M Missoni’s crocheted dress featuring Jamaica’s national colors took home the most votes. A close second was Zero + Maria Cornejo’s cobalt, citron, and green color-blocked ensemble, which was inspired by the Brazilian flag. On Thursday, we explored graphic Resort stripes. In Technicolor hues and eye-catching patterns—like Valentino’s winning zigzag dress, pictured above—they’re a fresh alternative to your basic nautical motif. Other trends on our mind this week? Daisy prints, bucket hats, and so much more. Click here for all the winning looks, and check back next week for our latest obsessions.