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Boy. by Band of Outsiders

Lovely Lucy is showing us how Londoners do ladylike: with a little cheekiness! That full skirt, with its unexpected mesh paneling, is an absolute must-have. Her cropped turtleneck and bright blazer are sporty gal and vintage lady all at once. Trust a London girl to keep you on your toes!

xo, Crystal

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Peep-Toe Booties | Spring Designer Trend: Whites | Savvy Trends Sweaters

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MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Bootie | Boy. by Band of Outsiders Skirt | Topshop Crop Sweatshirt

I made a beeline for Ashley as she was rushing to the Tracy Reese show. Turns out, she works for HauteLook, which was recently acquired by Nordstrom. Judging from her style, she’ll fit right in!

Her layered look strikes just the right balance of casual elements and dressy chic. I love her poppy clutch, and those sexy Louboutins are to die for!*

xo, Crystal

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High-Heeled Booties | Colorful Handbags | Leather-Detail Jackets

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Ted Baker London Bootie | MICHAEL Michael Kors Bag | Boy. by Band of Outsiders Blazer

*We offer Christian Louboutin in selected stores. Please contact a Designer Specialist at 1.877.543.7463 or via Live Chat for assistance.

There’s something charming about a creative director who isn’t afraid to show his playful side. To kick off Band of Outsiders’ fall/winter 2013 collection—and tenth year in business—Scott Sternberg orchestrated a complex scavenger hunt, sending participants on a trek around Manhattan that’s still live-streaming on the brand’s website. As for the collection itself, he cites a slew of different Atari games as inspiration. Those familiar with old-school video games may recognize the asteroids, adventure keys and combat tanks woven into sweaters and echoed in dresses.

(See also: our Band of Outsiders backstage beauty coverage.)

- Mary O’Regan

This lovely lass is working the rock star princess look! While she keeps her look sweet and girly with voluminous tulle and a perfect coiffe, her modern biker coat and printed tee add some rock ‘n’ roll edge. I love the mix of genres—as well as her brave commitment to fashion in the face of sub-freezing temperatures!

xo, Crystal

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Skirts to Party In | Statement Necklaces | Biker Jackets

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Boy. by Band of Outsiders Skirt | Kendra Scott Bib Necklace | Topshop Biker Jacket

Ever wanted a sneak-peek at a designer’s showroom? Our Designer Buying Team shared a few snaps from their adventures at Fashion Week. Check out our team as they browse and select pieces from the collections you’ll be seeing at Nordstrom.

Helmut Lang

Jason Wu

Boy. by Band of Outsiders

3.1 Phillip Lim

Andrea Liberman of A.L.C.

Alice + Olivia

Alexander Wang

We’re used to sporting black leather jackets, handbags and shoes, but how about skirts, shorts and dresses? Check out our tips on how to work more leather into your wardrobe, from basic-as-can-be to ultra daring.

A.L.C. ‘Mika’ Stretch Leather Dress | Cacharel Leather Top

Keep it simple. Black leather clothes make a bold statement without a lot of fuss. Pair a leather dress with minimal jewelry, and leather shorts or a skirt with a relaxed T-shirt.

Boy. by Band of Outsiders Skirt | Rachel Zoe ‘Nora’ Leather Vest

Layer with care. Adding a black leather vest is a great way to toughen up feminine summer outfits, like a floral dress. And leather leggings provide the ideal palette for oversized tees and slouchy button-ups.

Complement with color. Think of black leather as a blank slate on which to play with bright colors and prints. Try adding neon accents for an ultra-modern look.

Accessorize. Bags, shoes and even jewelry look chic in black leather. We love Kelly Wearstler’s boho-punk necklace, and this Longchamp backpack is perfect for hot summer days.