If there's one fashion maxim we abide by, it's that jewelry can completely change an outfit. A pair of earrings can take a simple black shift from desk to cocktail party in the same way that a statement necklace can elevate a pair of dark jeans and a simple white button-up. And your wedding day look is no different. When it becomes time to choose the perfect bridal accessories, you'll want to take into consideration every aspect of your wedding from the color palette, the theme, the time of day and perhaps most importantly, the venue. Yep, you heard us right. That's because, chances are, you'd choose a different pair of earrings to wear for a seaside wedding than you would for one in a ballroom. Lucky for you, we've chosen the perfect pieces for summer's trendiest wedding locales: a vineyard, a barn, a rooftop, a waterfront and a garden. Click through our gallery to check them out!
From snow storms to April showers, it looks like Mother Nature isn't letting up any time soon. But instead of letting the elements bring us down, we're planning to weather anything that's hurled our way, from small-scale sprinkles to full-on rainstorms -- but in the chicest way possible, of course. We waded through a pool of all kinds of rainy day essentials and came up with the most playful and most sophisticated pieces around. Take cover under cheery (and cheeky!) umbrellas, like Kate Spade's "Rain Check" one above. For those extra puddle-prone days, slip on rain boots we found at every height, from knee-high metallics to sleek ankle booties. And we know all too well how stifling wellies can get in warmer temps, so we added grown-up jelly flats in the form of fluro ankle-strap sandals and printed loafer slippers. From see-through moto-style jackets to candy-colored clutches, click through to see all 16 chic waterproof pieces.
Rummaging your closet for spring outfit ideas? No fear! We've narrowed the search down to the five key pieces (and cute accessories to boot!) you'll want to invest in for an easy breezy style update this season. Consider these smart options--we promise they'll be your closet's new MVPs. For more styling tips, pick up the March issue of InStyle, available on newsstands and for digital download now. MORE:Here's How to Find Your Perfect JumpsuitNicole Kidman in the March InStyle: “I’m Very Country at Heart”Exclusive! Take a Tour of Carolina Herrera's Home[instyle_context_cmad url="http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2014/WRN/021314-march-issue-digital-download-200.jpg"]
When it comes to fun ensembles, bold prints, and even bolder beauty choices, Kate Spade New York's Fashion Week presentation sets the bar high every season. InStyle.com took an exclusive trip to the label's studio just two days before the Fall/Winter 2014 show for a behind-the-scenes look at the hair and makeup test, and to find out all about the creative process behind the whimsical getups. Kate Spade Chief Creative Officer Deborah Lloyd drew inspiration from her travels to create a range of high-impact pieces that seamlessly walk the line between traditional and modern. "When I traveled to Tokyo and Shanghai, I loved how these super-modern cities existed alongside the amazing culture, tradition, and heritage these places had," Lloyd tells InStyle.com exclusively. "I spent a lot of my time hanging out the back of our car photographing in Tokyo, because I just loved what happened with the lights and bright colors. When I was in Shanghai, I loved being in the traditional hotel, but looking out the window and seeing a super-modern city." The avant-garde street style in both locations one modern element in particular that resonated with brand stylist Brad Goreski. "We were in Harajuku, which is where the best of the best street style is. Even as a stylist, it's hard for me to imagine all the creativity and conception that goes into these looks -- and on top of that, the dedication!" he tells us. "The clothes fit beautifully, and they played with shapes, colors, layering, and textures. The way the pieces went together was very unique and inspirational." Of course, the dual nature of the collection was also mirrored in the hair and makeup; Garnier's Tommy Buckett put a classic spin on the ponytail by incorporating an old world vibe. "It's really exaggerated with a slight samurai feel as the inspiration this year came from the modern and traditional aspects of Tokyo, among other destinations," he says. "Looking at the inspiration gets you going as an artist, and allows you to see where the designers want to take it." Alternately, Lyne Desnoyers, MAC's Executive Director of Makeup, took the current route by pairing bold neutrals with glowing skin and subtle highlighting. "We want to create a look that is versatile and very chic, but something that wouldn't be in your face," she tells us. "There's a beautiful story going into this collection, and I think it should be reflected in the makeup with luminous skin, and delicately-lined eyes." Click through our gallery to take an exclusive look at how Kate Spade's fall 2014 look came together, straight from each of the hair, makeup, and nail pros! MORE:Fashion Week Survival: 9 Speedy Beauty Products You NeedAll the Fashion Week News You Need to KnowMemorize the NYFW Fall 2014 Schedule
It seems like the entire world is waiting with bated breath to see what designers have in store for us at the white tents this year. While sneak peeks of their spring/summer 2014 collections are strictly off-limits, we did get a glimpse of what they have been up to during the weeks leading up to New York Fashion Week, inside the studio and out. Just like you, they have been soaking in the summer sun, chilling shoreside…and even working. Read up on their vacation anecdotes and see some Kodak-worthy snapshots, including the Marchesa girls taking a dip in St. Lucia, Karen Walker teaching her little one how to swim, Deborah Lloyd (of Kate Spade) taking a joy ride upstate and more. Click through to journey through 24 designers' summers. [wrn_button url="https://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/fashionweek/photos/0,,20729508_20729145_30009512,00.html" text="SEE THE PHOTOS" title="SEE THE PHOTOS"] MORE:Celebrities Instagram the #VMAS How Nicole Richie Preps for an EventAn Inside Look at Rachel Zoe's Home
When it comes to effortless summer dressing, sundresses are the unproclaimed uniform of the season, not to mention a favorite way for A-listers like Nicole Richie (in Thakoon), Reese Witherspoon (in Kate Spade), Kiernan Shipka, and Jessica Alba (in Tory Burch) to stay cool and chic in rising temps. That's why we rounded up the best celebrity sundresses for warm-weather outfit inspiration! From demure ruffles to bold citrus prints, this staple comes in all shapes and colors under the sun. Click the photo to take a closer look at each dress. [wrn_button url="https://www.instyle.com/fashion/summer-dress-inspiration-pick-your-favorite#324250" text="SEE THE PHOTOS!" title="SEE THE PHOTOS!"]