Stella McCartney

If a single piece of clothing could signify this moment in time—could represent early 2016 and the current winter-into-spring era—it would be the bomber jacket. It works equally well for men and women, and as a cardigan-like layer or true protection against the elements.

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Chloé reversible embroidered tech satin bomber

Just about every designer showed some variation of this timeless staple during the last round of Fashion Weeks, so now that all those want-worthy spring styles are showing up in our stores, we’ve only seen the beginning of bombermania.

Starting with the richly ornate and totally cozy olive-green Chloé number above, we selected our top nine iterations of this must-have-right-now topper.

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Stella McCartney showed two distinct points of view for spring ’16: on one hand, there was transparent eyelet embroidery, meant to convey what the brand calls “feminine transparency,” and on the other, masculine motifs that play with the world of men.

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The Stella team shared with us the idea that this juxtaposition, or “unexpected layering,” is about the “feeling of fearlessness.” Check out the opposing side of the season, and see some more examples of the push/pull interplay.

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Stella McCartney breathed fresh air into the end of Fashion Week with her signature sense of gamine design, breaking away from the flouncy bohemian looks and sporty streetwear that dominated the spring runways.
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Opening with form-fitting tube dresses that tucked in at the ankle, the designer began her parade of primary-tinted prints in oversized ginghams and weaving lines. This season brought back a refined version of her popular color-blocked pleated shift, this time with a sense of layered fluidity. Figure-hugging front sashes wrapped from the collars of boyish polo shirts, crossing over models’ torsos donned in matching knit or denim tube skirts. Double-breasted jackets and vests with elongated hems reaching beyond the hips paired with palazzo pants. As the finale approached, decidedly sultry mesh knit maxis—sure to become spring’s most coveted frocks—captured all eyes with their revealing geometric lace.

Shop: current season Stella McCartney

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Street Style | Get The Look

We can’t get enough of Crystal Nicodemus’s eye, so we’re bringing her Fashion Week street style posts to the mix all year long. Get inspired by the industry’s best dressed, and then … make their look your own!

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Shop similar styles:
Cable Knit Sweaters | Colorful Handbags | Denim Skirts

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Belstaff Textured Sweater | Mark Cross Trunk Crossbody | Stella McCartney Denim Skirt

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Designers in Paris tend to march to their own very distinct beat, and the shows there always deliver a beautifully diverse array of trends. There were, however, certain key looks, items and ideas that emerged over the course of all four of this season’s fashion weeks and reached their apex in the French capital.

Among our Top 10: A mood of romantic, gothic Victorian; a nostalgic ’70s feeling; and a clean-edged retro-future idea that recalls the ’60s but is brought up to date with modern fabrications. Fur and layered texture continue in importance and a tailored coat, sleek bag and fitted boot will all be must-haves come fall. High-shine leather and precious dimensional embellishments in unexpected forms keep the look sleek, modern and feminine. Enjoy!

1. ’70S NOSTALGIA

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2. GOTHIC ROMANCE

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3. RETRO FUTURE

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Highlights and commentary from yesterday’s runway shows: Stella McCartney makes modern sophistication look totally effortless.

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Street Style: Denni at Marni

Denni Elias blog (Chicmuse) is aptly named, as she consistently inspires me to expand my style horizons. There’s a little superhero vibe to her look today that I am totally digging. There’s so much fun texture and pop prints, but it still feels refined in a youthful way. Those d’Orsay stilettos, however, are the scene-stealer for me. But, then again, I’m a shoe girl and can’t say no to a cool design.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Stella McCartney Super Hero Handbags | d’Orsay Pumps | Suede Skirts and Jackets

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Stella McCartney Clutch | Manolo Blahnik d’Orsay Pump | Herve Leger Suede Jacket

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Street Style: Linda Tol at Fendi

Everyone knows I have a style crush on Linda Tol. She is just so creative and exciting to watch. You never know what to expect from her. Today’s powder-blue suit is a far cry from the leisure suits of yore. This suit is crisp, modern and ever so slightly sporty. A fun bag adds a pop of color and pattern. And no purse is complete without a furry charm this season!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Fendi Monsters | Blue Blazers | White Sneakers

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Fendi Fur Monster Charm | Stella McCartney Wool Blazer | Superga Cotu Sneaker

 

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We all know how much I love Margaret Zhang (Shine by Three) and today was no exception. Margaret knows how to layer like a boss. I don’t know how she manages to look so effortlessly cool all the time, but I’m glad she does. It makes my job easy! Today’s leather look is pure New York. Her striped top adds a bit of color, which was sorely needed on this grey, slushy day.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Stripe Tops | Leather Pants | Moto Jackets

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Stella McCartney Sweater | T by Alexander Wang Leather Track Pants | BLK DNM Leather Jacket

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I’ve said it before, Kristina Bazan (KAYTURE) is such a chameleon! She can go from glamazon to grunge goddess in the blink of an eye. I love a good wrap and Kristina’s textural grey shawl is going on my shopping list immediately. Plaid pants and metallic details add some punky edge to her ’90s revival style.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Plaid Pants | Stella McCartney Handbags | Capes

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Soprano Plaid Leggings | Stella McCartney Falabella Backback | Topshop Cape

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