While Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are constantly lauded for their upscale line The Row ($39,000 backpack included), the collection's lower-priced, more casual sibling deserves some attention as well. Elizabeth And James seems to constantly embody that laid-back, effortless brand of cool the Olsens are constantly exuding, and the spring '13 duds are keeping the trend alive.The theme of the day was buttoned-up comfort — the designers sent loose-cut suit after loose-cut suit down the runway, in monochromatic shades ranging from crisp white to a shiny eggplant to upscale brocade. Each piece had an earthy feel, whether it was a bronze le smoking jacket, or jewel-blue trousers. Taking comfort full-circle, models wore flat slip-on sandals, giving some outfits the feel of pajama-chic. If only our slumber parties looked this good.
While we’re spirited proponents of structured blazers and slick pencil skirts, sometimes even a fashion person's gotta take it easy. But, unless you want to relive your velour tracksuit days, you need a cozy wardrobe that also comes with some serious style points, which is why we’re endorsing the current read
If we had to describe the contents of our bedroom during our teenage years, we'd have a list of strange-yet-wonderful items. These include a wealth of butterfly clips, a hefty supply of roll-on body glitter, and some unfortunate lip colors. Oh, and let's not forget a wall full of photos from Tiger Beat featuring our read