I Asked Amazon What to Wear to Work Right Now

StreetstyleshootersGetty Images Amazon has spent the last five years building their fashion platform exponentially. They’ve brought established and emerging brands on-board to Luxury Stores at Amazon and created in-house labels like Wild Meadow, Mae, Core 10, and more. But just like trying to search the massive platform for the best of what feels like three … Read more

On the Runway, Sportswear Finally Edges Out Sports Ware

Eckhaus: ROB KULISEK; Khaite: HANNA TVEITE; Do: Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images; MNZ: MADISON VOELKEL; Proenza: Jonas Gustavsson Style Points is a weekly column about how fashion intersects with the wider world. It’s been a summer of unrepentant body-con looks. Just look at Megan Fox’s homage to Rose McGowan at the VMAs. And while that train shows … Read more

Celebrity Stylist Dani Michelle On DSW, Kourtney Kardashian’s Evolving Style, and Fall Trends

On the white-washed rooftop of the PUBLIC Hotel in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, celebrity stylist Dani Michelle looked most at home with a pair of stilettos in her hands. Accompanied by a team of Designer Shoe Warehouse publicists and tastemakers, she floated past the trays of champagne flutes and well-dressed, well-credentialed guests to survey a … Read more

Rebecca Minkoff Transported Me Into the Future

Courtesy of Rebecca Minkoff The only fashion rule in stand-up comedy is that you shouldn’t wear shorts because they’re considered “unprofessional.” This never made sense to me. I’m allowed to make jokes about snapping dicks during sex, but I can’t wear a high-waisted denim short? It’s 90 degrees in New York right now—wearing jeans feels … Read more

Chromat Gave Me Permission to Celebrate Myself

We’re by the ocean, but it’s not just any beach. It’s Jacob Riis Park, where queer people flock to get away from city noise and flaunt our bodies, curves, bulges, rolls, scars… everything that makes us beautiful. “It’s the place where I’ve seen more Chromat in the wild than any place on earth,” says Becca … Read more

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make a Giant Disco Ball

I’m not sure which ELLE.com editor has ties to the NSA, but someone had to have read my June 2021 text message response to Heidi Gardner when she asked me what designers were my go-tos for dresses. Among my responses was Staud, so when I was invited to sit front row at the brand’s spring … Read more

Carmen Busquets Is Making A Difference

Did you know that the glasswing butterfly has beautiful transparent wings and can be found in the rainforests of South and Central America? Or that the protected species are called “espejitos” (“little mirrors” in Spanish)? It’s this commitment to transparency, self-reflection, protection, and the knowledge that a small movement can create change that inspired the … Read more

I’m Not Worthy of LUAR

Me at LUAR?! I’m not worthy! Truly, that’s how I felt the second my ride pulled up to a remote street in Brooklyn. It was the most “my life is like a movie” I’ve ever felt. I say this because the crowd outside the venue was teeming to get in. There was an immediate energy … Read more

The Enduring Appeal of Golden Goose

Over the past 11 days, stars descended on Venice, Italy for the city’s annual international film festival. With them, they brought plenty of fashion that rocked social media to the core (cue Zendaya in liquid-leather Balmain, Timothée Chalamet in sparkly Haider Ackermann, and Anya Taylor-Joy in Mattel pink Dior couture). And while the silver screen … Read more

Zara’s Much-Hyped High-Low Collaboration Is Here

Dutch minimalism is coming to the masses. Zara is throwing its hat into the high-low designer collaboration ring with a KASSL Editions capsule. For the uninitiated, KASSL Editions was formed in 2018 with the goal of creating one perfect item⁠: a fisherman’s coat. With that quest, the German label ushered in a refreshing code of … Read more

Telfar Is Launching a TV Channel—and a Brand-New Duffle Bag

John LamparskiGetty Images Disruptor. Trailblazer. Anomaly. As Telfar Clemens’s star rises in the fashion industry, so too does the number of synonyms used to describe what has been abundantly clear since the designer’s debut: When it comes to Clemens, always expect the unexpected. So when the Telfar team sent out invites for a “press conference,” … Read more

4 Style Tenets This Fashion “Muse” Swears By

Self-expression has always been important to Larsen Thompson. Spending her childhood in and out of dance classes — she first rose to prominence when a video of her teenage self dancing to a pop anthem went viral — the actress and Global Pandora Muse found herself drawn to anything creative from a young age. “My … Read more

Ulla Johnson’s Show Gave Off Major Rich Mom Energy

It couldn’t be a coincidence that my very first New York Fashion Week experience was absolutely dripping in Rich Mom Energy. Sitting front row at Ulla Johnson was a complete dream. I’ve been a shameless superfan of the brand for years because of the genius juxtaposition of utility and femininity—each piece is more wearable and … Read more

The Only Outfit Combo You Need Through Fall

After becoming a little too comfortable wearing leggings every day, we’ve finally started to have fun with fashion again. And as we soak up the last days of summer and welcome the forthcoming change of seasons, we’re having fun getting away for weekend outings and celebrating special occasions, too. But switching from working-from-home comfort to … Read more

Tara Reid Is Ready for Her Next Act

Tara Reid remembers watching E.T. as a kid and idolizing Drew Barrymore. “I wanted to be like her,” she says, revealing that the actress and beauty mogul inspired her to pursue a career in Hollywood. “Then, after American Pie, she came up to me at a sushi restaurant and said, ‘Oh my god, I love … Read more

Two Style-World Latinx Founders On How Their Heritage Inspires Them

September 15 marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month—a time when many nations in Central America celebrate their national independence and Latinx and Hispanic people are honored for their history and contributions. Two such women who are paving the way for their communities are Tata Harper and Rachel Gomez, business entrepreneurs who’ve found success … Read more

4 Bags to Fall in Love With This Season (and Forever)

Zackery Michael Never has it been clearer that fashion is ripe for change. It’s an empowering moment to reimagine the life cycle of your wardrobe and to seek out repurposed staples that are crafted to last. This autumn, a bag from the Coach (Re)Loved Collection feels like a step in a more responsible (not to … Read more

The Future of Fashion Is an Ever-Rotating Closet

Archive PhotosGetty Images Every ’90s kid with even a passing interest in fashion remembers where they were when Cher’s digital closet in Clueless made its onscreen cameo. Like a hoverboard for the Nordstrom Brass Plum set, this technological leap implanted fever dreams in all of us—of an ever-rotating, constantly trackable wardrobe, something a number of … Read more

NFTs Are the New Sneaker Drops

On a hot tennis court one afternoon in Houston, former magazine editor Francine Ballard found herself the center of her friends’ attention, though not for her racket skills. In her hand was a Lucite cube containing a QR code, which itself contained an original work of digital art that corresponded to a gold ring of … Read more

A Closet Full of Smart Garments Is the Future

Colin Anderson Productions pty ltdGetty Images If you described your car as a smart device, everyone but Elon Musk might look at you askance. But the modern car really is one, points out Ivan Poupyrev: “It has internet, a map, artificial intelligence, and people you can talk to.” Poupyrev, Google’s director of Engineering, Advanced Technology … Read more

Revenge Is Sweet. Revenge Shopping Is A Little More Complicated.

People are shopping like nobody’s business,” marvels Sherri McMullen. As the owner of McMullen, the buzzy Oakland, California, boutique, she would know. Her clients, she says, “are redoing their entire wardrobes.” Refrains she’s heard lately: “‘I don’t want anything in my closet’; ‘I want to redo everything’; ‘Everything’s too dark.’” (Bright colors and prints, she … Read more

Mayowa Nicholas Takes Flight

Modeling wasn’t the dream for Mayowa Nicholas.“I wanted to be an accountant,” she says. It took a trip to the hair salon when she was 15, living in Lagos, Nigeria, to change all that. As she was walking toward the salon, scouts for the Elite Model Look competition approached her. “I remember holding the flyer, … Read more

The Rise (and Rise) of the Latinx Model

One of the most certifiably stunning women in the world has graciously agreed to beam her radiant, white-clad self from sunny Monaco into a Zoom room with me, a poorly-lit writer bobbing helplessly against a starry stock background intended to approximate the grandeur of a lunar eclipse. “I like your astral projection,” she says warmly. … Read more

4 Latinx Designers Shattering the Mold

From Gypsy Sport’s rule-breaking, anarchic looks and Bárbara Sánchez-Kane’s refreshing upending of gender norms to Barragán’s embrace of body-conscious silhouettes and LRS’s take on American streetwear and sportswear, this quartet of brands fronted by young Latinx designers is creating a new vision of what fashion can be—as seen through their own highly individual lenses. As … Read more

Fall Forward: ELLE’s August Shopping Guide

The French have the perfect term for the shift that the end of summer heralds: la rentrée. Rather than lament that vacations are coming to a close, we’re focusing on all the style opportunities reentry offers– wherever the season finds you. BEST IN CLASS Wales Bonner Fall 2021 Courtesy of Wales Bonner Courtesy OUTFIT 1 … Read more

Ciara’s Newest Fashion Brand Is All About Love

One of the purest displays of love isn’t the kind you find in the drugstore greeting card aisle or nestled between the hydrangeas and tulips at your local florist shop. It’s the kind that’s written all over your face, a glow that radiates from every corner of your body and lights up your eyes. New … Read more

Lily Collins, Finneas, and More Celebrate Cartier’s Clash [Un]limited Collection

Cartier kicked off the launch of its Clash [Un]limited capsule collection last night in West Hollywood with a glitzy rooftop dinner and private viewing of the Clash [Un]limited Exhibition. The creative project was made collaboration with singer-songwriter Finneas, who provided the musical entertainment for the evening. “Clash represents the opportunity to redefine and rediscover what … Read more