Orange has become the color of the moment, perhaps due to the heavy 70s influence this season. It’s popped up both on and off the runways for spring – and these three starlets worked the hue with ease.

Best Dressed

1. Effortlessly cool, Dree Hemingway paired an earthy orange clutch with her high-waisted Chloé trousers for an undone nautical vibe.

2. Game of Thrones actress Nathalie Emmanuel showed off a winning color combo with a bright, figure-flattering midi skirt and an athletic-cut, light blue top, both from Mugler. The metallic accents and fresh makeup finished off her modern look.

3. Orange floral embroidery stole the show on January Jones’s navy Preen dress. The Mad Men actress tied the ensemble together from tip to toe, debuting a fiery new hair color for the occasion.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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March 27, 2015

Haven’t kept those get-fit resolutions from January? Me neither. Fortunately, with a little help from our friends (in this case, SPANX®), a smoother silhouette is just an undergarment away. Whichever style you choose, these three shaping all-stars will be there to back you up.

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March 26, 2015

Good news for fans of the cutest bow-wearing cartoon around: high fashion is about to take your favorite character to new heights. Designer Yohji Yamamoto has teamed up with Hello Kitty parent company Sanrio. The result of this unlikely collaboration? A line of clothing and accessories starring the kawaii (a.k.a. adorable) phenomenon.

Hello Kitty Goes High Fashion

Image via nymag.com

The new brand, dubbed Kitty’s, will feature items ranging from $72 to $330. The collection will launch with polo shirts, sweatshirts, and T-shirts, followed by accessories including backpacks, iPhone cases, and baseball caps. With Yohji’s avant-garde styling and Hello Kitty’s twee charm, we’re sure that this pairing will result in whimsical couture.

Not since the news that Hello Kitty isn’t an actual kitty has the franchise been rocked so hard. Whatever she is, we’ll welcome her Yamamotofication into our wardrobes with open arms.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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March 25, 2015

We like to go by the old adage, “If you dress for it, spring will come.” But since the weather hasn’t quite caught up with us yet, our maxi dresses need a little help to make them seasonally appropriate. Keep reading for tips on making the transition completely seamless.

Maxi Dresses

Looks via Vogue Thailand, stylecarrot.com, and WGSN.com

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March 25, 2015

Go ahead and thank the Instagram gods. Designer Marc Jacobs finally opened a personal account on the photo-loving platform (despite his reported distaste for it). And in the past few days he’s amassed a following over 40K strong with a single #nofilter shot. So why the change of heart? It’s likely tied to the overhaul of his namesake brand and a possible IPO bid.

Whatever the reason, I’m sure Miley Cyrus, the label’s face and a very creative Instagrammer herself, can’t wait to tag @themarcjacobs.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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March 25, 2015

As if the titles of musician, producer, and designer weren’t impressive enough, Pharrell can now add Fashion Icon Award winner to his accolades. The mogul will be honored for his contributions to style at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 1.

From co-founding luxury sportswear brand Billionaire Boys Club to collaborating with Chanel, Pharrell has spent the past decade securing his spot as a trendsetter. Here’s to hoping for another larger-than-life accessory debut at the ceremony.

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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March 24, 2015

It’s not just the drama and laughs we tune in to on HBO’s Girls – we’re analyzing the clothing, too. Following this group of four twenty-something friends (and sometimes foes), every personality can take a sartorial cue from Lena Dunham’s hit show. Study up on each character’s style, then set your DVR for this weekend’s season four finale.

Girls Style

Clockwise from top left: Jessa, Marnie, Shoshanna, and Hannah

Jessa
The definition of a free spirit. Dressed in laid-back boho pieces, she looks like a world traveler, because she is.

Marnie
Whether a polished art-gallery assistant or a beanie-loving musician, she always appears put together – no matter how uncertain her life seems.

Shoshanna
Girly, bubbly, and statement-making. Her signature look? Let’s just say she’s never met a hair accessory she didn’t like.

Hannah
With an effortless and vintage-inspired vibe, her outfits often match her every mood, i.e., anything goes.

Shop each character’s wardrobe must-haves in our Get the Look: Style Inspired by HBO‘s Girls Boutique, which opened Saturday, March 21, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 21, 2015

It’s easy to master the red carpet with a celebrity stylist and glam squad. But we love to see a thoughtful off-duty look, too. While these three outfits have a high luxe factor, you can recreate them all with your existing wardrobe.

Best Dressed

1. Travel-ready and totally chic, Chrissy Teigen paired a T-shirt dress with an Isabel Marant cardigan and tonal accessories to elevate her comfy look.

2. Reese Witherspoon sweetened up a simple white tee with an eye-catching floral Dolce & Gabbana skirt, espadrille wedges, and an easy updo.

3. How to achieve the ultimate laid-back look? Top off casual sneakers and ripped jeans with a tailored jacket, like Gigi Hadid’s IRO blazer.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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March 20, 2015

The Spring 2015 runways were covered in racket-ready looks, from striped sweaters at Tory Burch to Alexander Wang‘s modern twist on the classic court duds. Sporty, comfortable, and hyper-versatile – what’s not to love about this season’s tennis-inspired style? Read on to go from spectator to champion with this oh-so-easy trend.

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Go beyond head-to-toe white and try bold colorblocking. Whether on a pair of oversized sunnies, a fit-and-flare dress, or a perforated bag, this combination is the perfect way to blend athletic with ladylike. The final step? Slip on a pair of ankle-strap sandals and strut.

Stock up on this trend and more spring must-haves in our Rue’s Spring Checklist Boutique, which opened Thursday, March 19, at 11AM ET.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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March 20, 2015

A new season brings a fresh crop of colors, and this spring, the trending hues are taking a step away from the usual pastels and brights. Here we’re breaking down which shades ruled the runways, from surprising jewel tones to a spectrum of crisp neutrals.

Spring Hues

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March 19, 2015