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Resort collections always brings to mind exotic locales we'd love to visit where we can, of course, wear expensive resort clothes. But while our vacation dreams sadly remain just that for now, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent's resort '12 lookbook make us think of a seasoned world-traveler who bartered for these billowy clothes in open-air markets across the sea. Bold colors and ethnic prints permeate a wide range of pieces, from maxi-dresses to harem pants, which are balanced by neutrals and simple sandals. The NYC designer's clothes are intricate enough to function without accessories, but we love the addition of chunky, boho-chic jewelry (especially all those gorgeous stacked bangles) that make the outfits over-the-top while still looking casual and effortless. If you're ready for some daydreaming, click through to check out these globally inspired goodies, but be warned—you might find yourself needing some tickets from JFK to Morocco, asap.
Down-filled parkas and puffer jackets talk a big talk when it comes to bad weather. But, really, how can you tell the one you're thinking about buying online or trying on in a toasty dressing room will actually hold up to colder-than-cold temperatures and other inclement scenarios? A lot more goes into this purchase than read
Over-the-knee boots are almost unanimously beloved. If you're averse to pants, the leg coverage allows you roam free without the constraint of trousers. On the other hand (er, foot), the style adds an extra layer of calf protection over your favorite pair of jeans. No matter how you wear 'em, they're likely a staple in read