In the winter, I live in fear of the cold; in the summer, I also live in fear of the cold – by that, I mean the excessive air-conditioning. If you’re one of my kind, or if you simply need a lighter option for the transitional weather (yes, the scorching heat of summer is not that far off!), this Draped Shawl Cardigan, $22.80, is simply perfect: light, thin, and stylish. Trendy, too – earlier we picked drapery as one of our top trends, so throwing this on as early as the spring definitely puts you ahead of the game. The draped shawl lets you wear it crossed (pictured at top) for a more sophisticated, ladylike look and also open (pictured, bottom) for a casual, laid-back touch. Whichever you choose, this versatile cardigan is bound to infuse your outfit with a very put-together aesthetic.
If off-kilter is more like your style, news of Forever 21’s collaboration with Brian Lichtenberg, who created Lady Gaga’s crime scene tape look for her video “Telephone”, for a line of graphic tees and more should have you jumping for joy. As for those looking forward to beach getaways already (or those simply blessed to live near one…), Forever 21’s swimwear collection should incite the same reaction.