Ditch Your Ballet Flats For Mary Janes

There’s something about Mary Janes. Breaking news? Not exactly, but there is something about the latest quirky-cool incarnations of the shoe style—from Attico’s oversize buckle closures to Miu Miu’s denim straps dotted in pearls—that have this Vogue writer reconsidering the nineties throwback. There are no hard and fast rules on how to wear them—just channel your inner Courtney Love in black and white Campers or Comme des Garçons, or go more gamine à la Alexa Chung in bow-embellished blush color flats. Pair them with pretty much anything from shirtdresses and skinny jeans to long, lean skirts—but maybe leave the plaid miniskirt and knee-highs at home, lest you be mistaken for a schoolgirl.

Can Gen Xers Pull Off Millennial Pink? Jenna Lyons Shows How It’s Done

As Harry Styles rocked out in a custom Edward Sexton millennial pink suit this morning, just across town, former J.Crew executive creative director and president Jenna Lyons proved that the cheery color can be sported by grown-ups, too. Lyons has long lent feminine twists to menswear tailoring, deviating from convention at events and Met Galas past in everything from denim to cashmere V-necks offset with feathers, embellishments, and ball skirts. Earlier today, however, the designer took a more minimal approach in As Ever’s jumpsuit.

The fresh rose hue added a girlish spin to the workwear silhouette. Extra polish came courtesy of a tailored camel topper, leather tote, and pointy-toe pumps, while Lyons’s signature thick-rimmed frames added a bookish touch. Swap out the coat for a tuxedo jacket, and you’d have a modern high-low mash-up perfect for a Lyons-style evening out.

Your Fly Is Showing: Here’s Why the Exposed Zipper Rules

Feeling a little bit frisky of late? So is Vetements. Just last week, the label released a deliciously rude pair of jeans as part of its Spring 2017 Vetements x Levi’s collaboration with a visible zipper fly that left little to the imagination. It goes a full 360 degrees from front to butt, adding a perverted twist to standard denim. Vetements isn’t the only label jumping onto the risqué-chic look: Off-White toyed with a prominent O-ring zipper, and the up-and-coming, Bella Hadid–beloved label Lorod went the minimalist route with an exposed thin zip that hit the sweet spot. So why the flashy fly now? The little detail brings a bit of easy cheek to the standard jean without going over the top—the sort of subdued seduction that feels perfect for spring.

For the same reason, button flies have been getting some literal exposure, too. Similar to Alexander Wang’s cut-across button fly for Fall 2017, AG applied the diagonal concept to its cropped flares this season. Unravel Project went the opposite direction, flipping its denim inside out to show a can’t-miss-it take on the standard button-up crotch. Another novel twist came at Ellery, which switched out the standard silver button for a glint of gold. If you’re looking to draw attention with an actual drawstring à la Off-White, grab a pair of Aries Arise slouchy slit denim pants fastened at the waist with a piece of statement-making twine. More of a skirt girl? Linder’s Fall 2017 corset-style mini has a bold version, while House of Holland’s in-season item sports a cool button-meets-zipper on an A-line silhouette. Whichever you choose, an out-in-the-open fly is a sure way to add bite to your warm-weather wardrobe. Here, 16 ways to get the look.