Creative director Adam Glassman walks you through the season's fresh fabrics, updated stripes, cropped trenches, tropical prints and more.
By Adam Glassman
The Skirt That Looks Good on Everyone
The midi-skirt is one of the trickiest trends to get right: If the hemline is just an inch or two off, you're in dowdy-ville. But the midi can work no matter your height: Just choose a style (no dirndls please!), add a sleek top, and make sure your skirt hits no more than five inches below your knee.
If you're on the fence, buy a cheaper midi—you can always have it altered to a shorter length if you decide later you don't like it.
Unless you have shapely calves and ankles, shoes with ankle detail are tricky to wear. But the trend is definitely everywhere this season, so whether your legs are thick or thin, I've found the shoes that will make the most of what you've got. Let the gams begin!
I'm crazy about this new lifestyle brand by Aerin Lauder, the granddaughter of the legendary cosmetics giant Estée Lauder. These pretty shoes are sophisticated and worldly, and are a perfect match for everything from flowy skirts to cocktail dresses to jeans.
From the Runway to the O-Way: It's a Mod, Mod World
One rule I have about '60s-inspired dressing: Do not wear it head-to-toe; mix retro pieces with modern elements. Also consider skipping the trend entirely if you watched Goldie Hawn in Laugh-In the first time around—this look is more Kate Hudson.
I'm crazy about the island-print trend—it's just so fun! The bright patterns and colors let you take a journey without leaving your hometown. But remember, a little goes a long way, so choose one tropical piece and keep everything else simple.