A Holiday Sweater You'll Actually Want to Wear (And That Does Some Good)
Welcome to Now You Know, InStyle Fashion News Director Eric Wilson’s column that will help you become a fashion know-it-all in one easy read. Each week, he’ll take a look at an endearing fashion influence and why it’s relevant right now. Enjoy!
These 13 Slogan-Bearing Pieces Will Make a Serious Style Statement
No subtleties here! When Vera Wang sent out her moody fall/winter 2014 line-up during New York Fashion Week, one look in particular made a refreshingly blunt impact—a tee with the words "You Bug Me" splashed across the front. At 3.1 Phillip Lim, the designer did the same, but with a cheekier (and definitely less hurtful) approach, embossing his bags with "Totes" and "Amaze" on each side. Recently, stars have taken up on the literal statement-making fashion trend. January Jones's loud "Blah"-stamped Jimmy Choo purse took the words right out of her mouth as she Instagrammed the moment, captioning the photo: "#blahblahblahblah #myclutchisSoLA." Meanwhile, Chloe Grace Moretz stepped out looking sweet and spring-ready in a "Petal" Christopher Kane sweatshirt. Use fashion as your mouthpiece and speak your mind with words or phrases unapologetically emblazoned across tops, clutches and even shoes. Not one to draw attention? Go for an embossed accessory for a muted effect. Add a refreshing punch to your wardrobe with 13 expressive pieces.
17 Statement-Making Graphic Tees to Dress Up or Down
Rachel Zoe once said, "style is a way of saying who you are without having to speak." In the case of graphic tees, your shirt does the talking for you. These statement-making, sometimes-kitschy, tops are the quickest way to nail a chic weekend outfit or to complete a casual look. If you want to take a different, more unexpected route, pair yours with a dressy bottom—nothing looks more effortless than an ornately detailed pencil skirt paired with a graphic T-shirt. Whether you opt for picturesque tees with cartoon-like treats or slogan-bearing tops that read "c'est la vie", you'll find your go-to shirt here. Click through the gallery to find the graphic tee that speaks to you.
Chloë Grace Moretz Wins at Street Style, and Here's the Proof
Chloë Grace Moretz may play a tough superhero on screen, but off screen her style is equally kick-ass. At just 17 years old, the starlet has already found her stride when it comes to fashion and has sartorially aced practically every single outing, whether it's a Today show taping or an Ed Sheeran concert. And just like the myriad of events she attends, her style is just as varied and runs the gamut between laid-back grunge and sweet sophistication. One day she'll strike a pose in a modern contrast high-neck top paired with skinnies and delicate pink sandals (above, left) and the next, she'll inject glamour with a pretty high-shine floral-sequined Miu Miu dress (above, center). Or, she'll make a sweet statement in Christopher Kane "Petal"-emblazoned sweatshirt and floral green midi skirt (above, right). As a budding style star, we foresee a long and prosperous fashion career for Moretz, both on and off the red carpet. See all of Moretz's looks that prove she wins at style.