Designer Rachel Roy got her start in the fashion world as a magazine and music video stylist, and quickly made her mark with her rich color palettes and combinations of textures. Since launching her namesake collection of women’s clothing and accessories in 2005, she's consistently demonstrated her flair for crafting dresses, shoes, jewelry, and handbags that balance boldness and personality with subtlety and sophistication. Contemporary silhouettes have become Roy’s signature: Demure, refined, and a bit mysterious, her cropped herringbone trousers, sultry silk blouses, curve-skimming sheaths, and other designs are for modern, urban women. Raised in California and now based in New York City, Roy is of Dutch and Indian descent. Her fan base includes none other than First Lady Michelle Obama, who has worn Roy’s dresses to conferences, interviews with Barbara Walters, and even to the State of the Union address.
Wear-forever staples you can't be without, from sleek shift dresses to flattering sunnies.
Classic silhouettes in super-soft cashmere, wool, and space-dyed jersey.
Sparkling accessories, metallic dresses, and more that make for an ultra-chic photo op.
Tabitha Simmons. Rachel Roy. Giuseppe Zanotti. These are just a few of the designers we’ve rounded up in this curated crop of our absolute favorites. You'll find some of this season’s hottest trends on offer — hello, metal-capped pumps — as well as classic picks you'll wear season after season, from embellished ballet flats and loafers to sleek black booties and wedges.