Spring shopping — is there anything we love more? From fabulous new sandals and wedges to sexy little dresses and easy separates, we are ready to stock our closets with the latest trends. Which is exactly why we went out and found the very best of all the major trends of the season just for you. On Monday, March 5, Gilt.com will feature Color Block, Electric Brights, Primary Colors, Standout Prints, and Global Inspiration.
And we have all the trends from our perennial favorite for flirty, feminine styles: Shoshanna! From vibrant colors to bold patterns, the designer has you covered in all the looks you want for spring. Now you just need a different dinner date every night!
To help you make sense of how to put it all together, we called on two of Hollywood’s hottest stylists, Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, to help explain how to wear all the styles. Want to combine color block with a tribal-inspired shoe? Easy! Stay tuned to see their video to learn more about styling the trends with ease.
Shop all the best Spring Trends on Gilt.com on March 5, starting at noon ET.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has drawn to a close here in New York City, and we couldn’t be more excited about Fall 2012! It’s a season of clothing made for strong, independent and cool women — just how we like to think of all the Gilt.com shoppers. A decided new color palette has emerged, office-appropriate clothing has never looked more appealing, and outerwear took a new turn in the spotlight. Here are some of our favorite trends and shows. You can read all of our Editorial Director Melissa Liebling-Goldberg’s coverage of the shows on Stylelist.com, where she was a featured guest blogger for the week.
DARK TIMES: Neons took a backseat for the season with a sophisticated palette of navy, charcoal, ivory, tomato red (left at Michael Kors), hunter green, mustard yellow, peacock blue and the standout oxblood (above right at DKNY). Black is back, turning up on almost every single runway in multiple looks.
MAN’S WORLD: Menswear-inspired pantsuits were a major trend for the season, done in everything from traditional tweeds (Ralph Lauren, center) to bright red and soft pastels. Complementary sheaths mirrored the corner office effect for those who favor dresses.
FULL COVERAGE: Outerwear became a focus this season, with lots of leather, fur and heavy wools. The puffer coats and anoraks we’ve seen in previous seasons took a backseat to a more grown-up and dressy approach. Belted coats below the knee in simply sleek shapes stood out, and the classic double-breasted peacoat got extra mileage.
If there’s one thing that unites everyone here at Gilt.com, it’s shoes. This week brings the return of much-adored designer Sam Edelman to the site, and naturally we couldn’t be more excited! Edelman’s eponymous footwear line (launched in 2004, on the heels of his famous label Sam & Libby) is playful, distinctive, and always in line with the trends…which is why all the footwear obsessives on our staff swear by his shoes.
This sale is packed with essential boots and booties and chic, stash-in-your-bag flats, but what’s really catching our collective eye are the ahead-of-the-curve pointy-toed styles. We’ve been loving the reemergence of this classic footwear style — few shapes lengthen the leg so effortlessly! — and Sam’s designs are right in line with the trend.
The subtle Hamptom Flat ($59, from $110) offers a unique twist on the classic round-toe ballet style, with a cute embossed-python panel at the heel that further sets it apart from the (flat) pack.
The ultra-flattering Portnoy Pump ($59, from $120) also has a great pointed toe, and we’ve got it in three great wear-with-everything finishes: black suede, patent-leather neutral, and patent-leather black. For those looking for something a little more bold, there’s no arguing with the leopard-print calf hair Portnoys — perfect for indulging your inner Sophia Loren.
Raise your hand if you’re feeling the return of the pointy toe as much as we are — and don’t miss out on our amazing Sam Edelman sale, which kicks off February 8 at noon ET on Gilt.com.