With all this recent talk about the oxford comma, we thought we'd shine some light on another very important oxford: the oxford collar. We saw the menswear-inspired look in the Spring and Resort collections at Louis Vuitton, Carven and Jason Wu, as well as on some supremely styled celebs — Rose Byrne paired her polka-dot collared shirt with slim-fitting black pants and pumps for a movie screening, while Jamie Chung stepped out at Sundance in a cool leopard pullover over a collared shirt and colored jeans. Finally, Fearne Cotton walked the streets of London in a laid-back chambray tunic-style top with black leggings and a cozy knit coat. She also put a hipster-cool spin on the trend by adding a necklace on top of her tee — an unexpected look that adds a sweet bit of edge. Get prepped by shopping our oxford collar picks below now.
Now that we've had time to take in all of the red-carpet moments from last night's Golden Globes red carpet, it's time to take note of the top trend takeaways and the A-list celebs who wore them. We spotted a sea of fishtail hems, a bevy of corset-inspired bodices, an army of sequin embellishments, a fiery flash of crimsons and merlot hues, and a whole lot of nude and blush-tone gowns. Look to siren Sofia Vergara's navy Vera Wang creation for a lesson in conquering the flirty, flared hem; emulate Charlize Theron's understated sex appeal in her blush Dior Couture gown; or channel a sultrier silhouette via Emma Stone's two-tone Lanvin dress. It's all about showing off your figure and playing up your best features by way of sparkly details, body-conscious cuts, and flattering color palettes. Click through to find out who donned the best Globes trends now.
Your original memories of tulle may involve princess costumes and ballet recitals, but let's face it: the pretty, poufy stuff is making a very chic comeback, and some of our favorite celebs are wearing it in incredibly stylish ways. Carrie Underwood turned it out at the American Country Awards, gracing the red carpet in a nude, strapless Maria Lucia Hohan cocktail dress. Lea Michele hit the premiere of New Year's Eve recently in a totally NYE-appropriate, champagne-colored Valentino gown, while Brooklyn Decker brought her tulle-trimmed Nha Khanh dress into adult territory with hot pink lipstick and bold yellow Jimmy Choo pumps. Each girl wears tulle in a way that feels fresh — by choosing sexy silhouettes, fun accessories, and adding a knockout pair of heels. Ready to hop on the tulle train? Click the widget to shop our picks.
When you think of cocktail attire, the first idea that often pops into your head is something dark, tight, and sparkly, right? Well this season, celebs are shaking things up with something a little lighter and brighter; think fresh Winter whites, sleek metallic nudes, and pops of camel. The neutral evening wear look is easy to achieve — just see how some of our fashionable favorites pull it off. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley kept things supersexy on the red carpet in a slinky, nude, knee-length Burberry dress, Amber Heard stepped out in a sequined Alessandra Rich column gown, and Leighton Meester went short and strapless in an off-white Balmain dress with gold accents. All three ladies prove that going neutral at night can make for a sexy, slightly unexpected look. See for yourself when you shop our picks below!
If the Fall runway collections from Rag & Bone, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Jil Sander are any indication, now is the time to invest in all things sporty — think body-conscious racerback tanks; slouchy, relaxed outerwear; and cool, graphic colorblock prints. We can also look to celebrities to glean some inspiration on the trend: Solange Knowles put a louche spin on the trend by pairing a colorblock tee with a pair of slim-fitting trousers while Kate Winslet dazzled in a supersexy Stella McCartney sheath dress, artfully contoured to streamline the silhouette. Additionally, Elisha Cuthbert made a sleek statement in a short-sleeved BCBG Max Azria frock. The sexy sportif trend is easy to achieve; just stick to modern, minimalist shapes, brightly hued colorblocking, and athletic-inspired silhouettes. Ready to get physical? Just click the items below to shop now.
When our evening style sensibilities crave something a little more snappy, we look to the tuxedo. Tuxedo looks dominated the Fall runways at Jason Wu, Tibi, Dolce & Gabbana, and Moschino, then on sharply dressed celebs like Olivia Palermo and Evan Rachel Wood. Not that the tux is new on the scene; we owe it to greats like Marlene Dietrich for making the menswear evening staple a glamorously cool option for us girls. With holiday season approaching, and with it, a bevy of parties, we totally plan on utilizing the look via slim black trousers, tailored suit jackets (leather lapels optional), and blouses with crisp contrast piping. If we're feeling particularly snazzy we'll finish the look with a playful bow tie and a classic pair of heels to counter all the boyish charm.
Clockwise from top left: Marlene Dietrich, Jason Wu Fall 2011 runway, Mason Margiela 4 Tie ($75, originally $98), Olivia Palermo, Topshop PU Trim Ankle Grazer Trousers ($80), Equipment Bret Colorblock Blouse ($208), Gap Suede Bow Pumps ($80), Marwood Lace Bow Tie ($141), Tibi Black Tuxedo Jacket With Leather Trim ($505)
An expansive restaurant empire, a talk show, and a children's foundation aren't enough to keep Mario Batali busy; the chef also released his ninth cookbook, Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals From My Home to Yours, in the past week. Yet surprisingly, when we caught up with him, what we discovered was an underlying theme to his life philosophy: that of simplicity. Whether it's the return of the family meal, his healthy eating philosophy, or his plans for the holidays, everything in this chef's life seems to reflect his inclination toward a pared-down, rustic lifestyle.
We checked in with America's foremost Italian chef for an update on Eataly, his growing food emporium; the hottest ingredient in Italian cooking right now; and, his thoughts on the always-controversial Anthony Bourdain.
YumSugar: Family meal cookbooks seem to be a big thing right now. Why do you think that is, and what's the point of view of your cookbook?
Mario Batali: The family meal has always been an important part of the American psyche; it's just been on hiatus for a few decades. It all comes back to my belief that it's all about family, children, and confidence through the guise of deliciousness. Entertaining at home for family and friends rounds out the equation.
YS: What are your plans for the holidays this year?
MB: We'll be at our house in northern Michigan for Christmas. I bake the ham in my wood-burning oven.
YS: Porchetta has certainly had its moment in the spotlight. What's going to be the next big Italian ingredient?
Find out his answer when you keep reading.
A fur vest can be an investment, but look at the gorgeous ways you can wear it! Olivia Palermo showed off her cool style, pairing a cozy black fur vest with a printed Tibi blouse and sheer Markus Lupfer skirt. Meanwhile, Eva Herzigová donned a glamorous evening look via a long sheer embroidered gown and furry Roberto Cavalli vest. Selma Blair wore her black, fuzzy Mongolian fur vest layered over a jacket and jeans for a casual day of running errands. Convinced? We chose the best options in real and faux fur vestage for you to shop. If that doesn't satiate you, click here for even more faux fur options.
Who said it's the season for dark colors? Recently, we spotted a number of celebs wearing gorgeous white dresses on the red carpet. Just yesterday, Solange Knowles channeled '70s glamour in a beautiful pearl-embellished Alessandra Rich gown paired with a bold statement cuff and clutch. Freida Pinto opted for a more minimal Calvin Klein calf-length white sleeveless dress accessorized with a standout necklace and Marni shoes. Finally, Kirsten Dunst absolutely wowed in a classic off-white Derek Lam Spring 2012 dress that was as simple as it was statement-making. Just more evidence that you too, can wear white in the Fall and Winter. Want to find your perfect white dress? Just click the slideshow to shop our picks.
Ahead of the holiday season, chic celebs are embracing festive sequins on everything from cocktail attire to dressed-up daywear. We spotted Kate Moss, Rachel Zoe, and Poppy Delevigne all showing off their respective sparkle at Paris Fashion Week — aka prime trendspotting territory. Kate's metallic topper offered a cool contrast to skinny black pants that you might channel for a night out while Rachel's statement shimmer via a sequined jumpsuit is perfect for a fancy function. And, if you're looking for an attention-grabbing cocktail party look, look no further than Poppy's sexier spin in a paillette-adorned mini and glittering side-split top. However, if a black tie fête isn't in your future, feel free to mix and match your sparkly options with your everyday separates. Embrace Jenna Lyons's signature high-low styling tactics and add a glittery top to slim cargo pants and a blazer, or temper a sequined mini with a chambray button-down. Long story short, you don't have to wait for the holidays to get your sparkle on — just shop our editors' picks below to wear the trend right now.