Black & white is one of those classic color pairings that always looks fresh and sophisticated. Most of us have a ton of black in our closet (guilty!) and white lightens up our favorite staple for summer. Just make sure your whites are white, as they tend to yellow and dull over time... investing in a new white top and pants or a skirt is generally a must-do on an annual basis. I gave my classic white button-down a makeover by layering it with a black lace top, then adding a pencil skirt, my beloved patent ballet flats and a pop of color via my red satchel. ...Read more.
It's officially sandal season and with the onslaught of new styles popping up on our favorite shopping sites, we are dying to wear sandals to the office. But what's appropriate in the workplace? This in large part depends on your office, but we scoped out and found the best professional-looking sandals that will work the majority of the time. Unless you work in a conservative office or corporate environment, in which case you are better off sticking with pumps and perhaps peep-toes or slingback pumps to shake it up for summer. ...Read more.
The Cannes Film Festival is one of those red carpet moments worth following. And, after a rather disappointing array of looks at the normally oh-so-fashionable Met Gala, I am in my happy place seeing the celebrity-worthy styles on display in the south of France this week. My best-dressed picks thus far are primarily the ladies that chose vibrant colors (they are literally glowing), plus one supermodel in white and one star in a black mini -- always très chic. ...Read more.
One of our favorite Oscar award-winning actresses, Charlize Theron wowed us on the red carpet last week for the Mad Max premiere in a graphic black & white, patent mesh dress by Dior, not to mention sparkling diamond stunners from Harry Winston. This mother of one - she adopted her son Jackson in 2012 - knows how to do simple elegance right and channels old Hollywood glamour, while giving her look a modern twist that is uniquely Charlize. She makes patent mesh classy by keeping her clutch and heels minimal and adding a double dose of diamonds on both wrists. Here's a look inspired by hers. ...Read more.