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

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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

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 artgallery 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 vintageinspired 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

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

Cheers to a fresh crop of color – from a subdued yellow-and-plum combo to a complete dusty-peach ensemble – courtesy of our favorite style stars.

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1. All Valentino? Yes, please. Kate Mara nailed a playfully mismatched look from the label at its Fall 2015 runway show in Paris.

2. There’s a lot to love about Camilla Belle’s look at the Moët & Chandon celebration for Roger Federer, from the colorful prints on her Preen kimono-inspired wrap dress to her strappy Brian Atwood sandals.

3. Head-to-toe peach has never looked so polished. Jessica Alba paired voluminous silhouettes from Narciso Rodriguez for an appearance at Morgan Stanley’s Executive Women’s Conference to speak about her company, Honest.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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March 13, 2015

Go ahead – look twice. Taiwan-based accessory brand JumpFromPaper is poised for street-style fame with its cartoonish 2D bags. Staring at these playful pieces for too long might make your brain hurt, but it’s worth it.

JumpFromPaper BagsImage via JumpFromPaper

The collection features a range of backpacks, crossbodies, and handbags with bright blue, yellow, and red accents. In sporty styles and bold hues, the bags look pretty unreal.

Now this is an optical illusion we can get behind. And the onlookers these quirky pieces guarantee is incentive enough to buy one.

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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March 11, 2015

Longer, sun-filled days can only mean one thing: it’s sunglasses season. Celebrate the rising temps with a pair that plays up your best features. Not sure which style to go for? Just find your face shape below, choose any of the corresponding frame silhouettes, and flaunt away.

Sunglasses by Face Shape

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March 11, 2015

Blue and black or white and gold? No matter your answer, we can bet that you had at least one heated discussion about #TheDress this week. In honor of all the buzz, we’re taking a look at three dress-focused looks. There’s nothing to debate about these stunners.

Best Dressed

1. Emma Roberts stepped out in the always-classic LBD. But ruffled trim and lace-up heels give her Cynthia Rowley frock a flirty twist.

2. Lily James played the part of a real-life princess in Elie Saab Haute Couture at the Los Angeles premiere of Cinderella. Staying true to her character, she wore crystal-encrusted Christian Louboutin heels and carried a Charlotte Olympia Time Piece clutch.

3. Sarah Hyland let her bright pink dress do the talking at The Kindred Foundation for Adoption fundraiser. The hot hue was balanced by a simple and sophisticated silhouette.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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March 6, 2015

Per usual, Chanel has caused a very chic stir. With Kristen Stewart headlining its just-released handbag campaign (and Vanessa Paradis baring all), the iconic French brand introduced the Girl bag. And in true Karl Lagerfeld fashion, the silhouette is anything but ordinary.

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Image via style.com

With a decorative button placket and dual front pockets, the Girl resembles a classic Chanel cardigan. The best part? It’s meant to be tossed over the shoulder just like a sweater.

Of course, this isn’t the first time the label released a boundary-pushing shape. (Chanel No. 5 Bottle Bag, anyone?) As a general rule of thumb, we’ve learned to always expect the unexpected when it comes to Karl’s team.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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March 5, 2015