Sure, we love a good solid, but what’s a closet without a print or two? We sat down with Rue Stylist Caroline M. to get the inside scoop on which prints we should be stocking up on – and how to style them.

Prints for Spring Summer 2015 Gingham
This look has gotten a modern update since you last saw it on your grandmother’s table. Promise. Try it as a standout separate to start, then if you’re feeling bold, go head to toe in a matching set.
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May 12, 2015

Step aside, Blake Lively. There’s a new lifestyle brand in town. Named after her grandparents, Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James embodies exactly what you’d expect of America’s sweetheart – all things Southern and pretty.

Reese Witherspoon Draper James
But fair warning… If you’re a lover of florals, monograms, and gold accents, brace yourself. Because you’re going to want everything. From housewares to clothing, these pieces are selling like hotcakes (or should we say biscuits?), and they’ve got sold-out signs to prove it.

As of now, the only way to score the coveted label is online. But this fall will mark the opening of the brand’s first brick-and-mortar store in Nashville, Tennessee, Reese’s childhood and current home. See y’all there!

By Kelly Hamilton, Staff Writer

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May 6, 2015

We have to admit, our hearts broke a little when Karlie and Doutzen officially hung up their wings a few months ago. (What can we say, we got attached to our catwalk regulars.) But good news: heaven – er, Victoria’s Secret – just got 10 new Angels.New Victoria's Secret AngelsNew VS Angels

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April 29, 2015

We all know the saying “April showers bring May flowers.” But the dreary-day outfit thing isn’t exactly exciting, right? Wrong. Say goodbye to plastic coats and clunky rain bootsWith these three easy style swaps, you’ll be embracing the imminent drizzle in no time. Promise.

bubble umbrella

Image via Gal Meets Glam

With a dome-like silhouette, bubble umbrellas not only look cool, they actually shield rain from all directions and even protect freshly curled locks.

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April 15, 2015

Spring is here. And with rising temperatures come (drumroll, please) rising hemlines. The stars on the red blue carpet at the MTV Movie Awards were all over the minidress trend this year. Consider these leggy looks that extra push you need to put away those winter tights.

Minidresses at MTV Movie AwardsImages via Refinery29

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April 14, 2015

There’s no better way to embrace your feminine side than to sport spring’s blooming prints. Here are three starlets that mastered florals this week.

Best Dressed

1. Delicate and dainty, Freida Pinto attended the screening for Desert Dancer in a lavender Elie Saab dress with floral appliqués.

2. Bella Thorne opted for a bright and playful Milly crop top, which she paired with a midi-length alice + olivia skirt and contrasting black pumps.

3. Kerry Washington mixed polka dots and florals in her Giambattista Valli dress at the Variety Studio: Actors on Actors event in Los Angeles. Sideswept hair, a berry lip, and red lace pumps completed her flirty look.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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April 10, 2015

Drake. Florence + The Machine. alt-J. This year? You need an ensemble as killer as the Coachella lineup. Below, we’ve pulled together the essentials for your weekend in the sun (whether you’ll be stage side or jamming in your hometown).

Coachella Trends

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April 8, 2015

From 20th-century work wear to standard-issue U.S. Navy shirting, chambray has taken quite a journey since its earliest appearances centuries ago in Cambrai, France. Now a closet staple for ladies and gents alike, the fabric boasts classically good looks – but it’s also a fresh canvas for trending details. Read on, then button up.

Chambray 101

What it is: Chambray is a lightweight woven fabric (generally cotton) comprised of colored thread and complemented by bleached horizontal yarns. Traditionally, it tends to be indigo or light blue in color.

What it isn’t: Though the hue may suggest otherwise, it’s not denim. So those of you who haven’t jumped on the all-jean bandwagon yet can layer your blues without hesitation. Wondering how to nail the look? Mix a dark-wash top with lighter bottoms (or vice versa).

Build your collection: Go beyond the classic-cut button-front shirt. Try a sheath dress for another wardrobe multitasker. While chambray is best known for blue, colors like red and grey put a spin on the tried-and-true fabric. To take it to the next level, just play with pattern (think white floral or tonal stripes).

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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April 7, 2015

The AMC drama Mad Men may be entering its final season, but its raved-about style is primed to live on. So instead of bidding a (tear-filled) goodbye to your friends at Sterling Cooper & Partners, take cues from these put-together characters and pay homage to their looks in your own wardrobe.

Mad Men Style

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April 4, 2015

We’ve all been there. Trying on countless pairs of jeans just to walk out of the fitting room empty-handed. Well, those days are long gone. All you have to do? Find your body shape below, then choose a pair that’s guaranteed to flatter.

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Athletic
Opt For: Straight or Boyfriend Jeans
Play up your shape with a fitted pair. Or try a looser style to add curves. (You can rock both.)

Petite
Opt For: Skinny Jeans
Their leg-lengthening powers make you look supermodel tall. Plus, they’re easy to hem.

Curvy
Opt For: Flared or Boot-Cut Jeans
Hello, hourglass figure. Wider leg openings balance you and highlight your assets.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 31, 2015