Fall Trend Alert: Retro Office Chic

Admit it, you’ve coveted Joan Holloway’s wardrobe on Mad Men more than once. Apparently, you’re not alone. Designers from Derek Lam to Anna Sui to Diane von Furstenberg filled the Fall 2012 runways with curvy silhouettes meant for the workplace.

Start with the basic silhouette by getting a pencil skirt or a sheath dress (we love the slim styles from Rachel Roy and Ava & Aiden). Then layer on a sweet and saucy cropped cardigan or a peplum jacket from Z Spoke.

And let’s not forget about the accessories! That’s what will take this look from everyday office attire to a fashionable ’50s flair. Tie a printed silk scarf around your neck, or slip on a multi-strand pearl necklace. Pointy kitten heels or cap-toe flats let you stride in style and comfort. Your work tote gets an upgrade in classic, structured shapes in neutral tones. If it’s cooler outside, short leather gloves in a bright color from Portolano are the perfect finishing touch.

Are you ready to conquer the workplace this fall in style? We are! Shop Fall Trend Alert: Retro Office Chic on September 4, starting at noon ET.

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Swimwear Trends 2012: La Isla Heats Up Neon and Prints!

Bright color and tribal prints are two of our favorite trends for Spring 2012 here at Gilt.com, so we’re excited to take them out for a spin on the sand as well as the street!

La Isla has some of our favorite pieces of the season, with a striking neon green “Solid Wonders” string bikini ($30 for the bottoms, $32 for the top) that would set off dark and light skin tones equally beautifully. Add on some bright plastic bangles that won’t get hurt in the surf for extra style points!

And prints are huge for the beach and pool this year. The graphic nature print of the La Isla “Magic Tree” design, with its splashes of vibrant color paired with a black and white pattern, nail the trend and are just $82 for the whole set (you can buy the top and bottom separately for perfect sizing).

So what are you waiting for? Get on trend and into the surf! The Swim Shop: La Isla, Georgie & More opens on April 19, at noon ET, on Gilt.com.

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Star Stylists Emily Current and Merrit Elliott Show You How to Wear Spring’s Hottest Trends

Brights! Tribal! Color block! Pattern! The major trends for Spring 2012 are amazing, vibrant, and fun, but putting them all together into an outfit that makes you feel amazing can be a challenging task. That’s why we turned to hot Hollywood stylists (and the minds behind one of our favorite brands, Current/Elliott) Emily Current and Merrit Elliott to show us how to wear them.

For example, if neon seems tough, they suggest pairing the piece in question with neutrals in easy and simple shapes. Pairing citrine shorts with an ivory silk top and tan sandals makes sure the trend piece gets the spotlight. A complementary green clutch is just the right extra pop of color!

Watch this exclusive video we shot with the talented stylists to learn more of their inspiring tips, and then shop their curated picks on March 5 at noon ET as part of our celebration of Spring Trends on Gilt.com!

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It’s Time for Spring Trends!

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.

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