The most popular trend this spring? ARTPOP. Lady Gaga totally called it. It’s art—all-over, primary-colored, brush-stroked art. Yes, we’re encouraging you to dress like your eccentric junior high art teacher, within reason.
Though the trend was spotted all over the spring runways—from Prada to Chanel to Louis Vuitton—the leader of the pack was without-question Céline. Phoebo Philo’s brush stroke patterns and bright colors on minimal, long and lean silhouettes are young and sporty, and the simple white cotton fabrics act as an ideal blank canvas for an explosion of color.
Nervous you'll resemble a head-to-toe Picasso, i,.e. you'll looks great from away, but up close it could all get a bit messy? We don’t blame you. Ease into this trend with baby-steps with this long-sleeved cotton tee (Zara is totally winning the ARTPOP knock-off game). Pair with relaxed, boyfriend denim and a slip-on mule for a 90s, Carolyn Bessette-inspired ensemble.
Want to be the most comfortable (and dare-we-say chic) women at your summertime weddings? This boxy, printed shift has just the right combination of understated elegance, head-turning individuality and (hurray!) more than enough room for a few heaping helpings of wedding cake. Wear with a barely-there heel (your legs will look like they never end) and a graphic box clutch.
Whether you're tearing up the town alongside a hot new date or alongside your favorite gal pals, balmy nights call for playful prints and sexy shapes. Leave it to Nasty Gal to nail both. This artful, optical illusion dress can be dressed up or down, but we love it with a daring lace-up sandal and a cropped denim jacket.
See? That wasn't so hard now was it.
Image: Isa Arfen, Céline, Jil Sander