Our scientific data on temperatures feeling a tick warmer when you're in a great outfit might be a bit embellished (or fully fabricated), but it still feels like that's true! When Winter winds start howling and the snow starts falling, the quickest antidote we know is slipping into a layered outfit that makes you feel like the best version of your stylish self. Here, we've collected 10 street style outfits to inspire your next festive outing this season.
We'll admit: we're usually dressing for our girlfriends. So, how do you get the attention of every other woman in the room? For the friend's holiday party, it goes something like this: statement top, cool-girl denim, sexy heels, enviable accoutrements. With a pal's bash, your mom's not there to scold you for the rips in your jeans — on the contrary, your lady friends know that those jeans are right on trend and make the perfect counterpart to offset your sparkly top. This is the holiday occasion that lets you get festive without censoring your trendier side. By all means, pull out your feathered clutch, jewel-drop earrings, and sky-high heels. Get started with the inspiration below, and remember to have fun with this one!
Shop clockwise from top left: Derek Lam 10 Crosby Digital Sequin Top ($550), Club Monaco EB Statement Earrings ($170), Zara Ripped Jeans ($80), Tibi Carine Heel ($365), Pour La Victoire Clemence Pony Hair Minaudiere ($195)
Sometimes, it's nice to give the shine a break and go for sleek minimalism for the holidays. We headed to Stacey Todd Boutique and styled three black and white party-perfect outfits; take a look!
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There's nothing like a video game expansion pack release party to bring out the stars — and we mean that seriously. On Wednesday night, Rosario Dawson, Christa B. Allen, Kristen Bell, and Jena Malone were just a few of the bold-faced names to attend a party for Kabam Mobile Games' new expansion pack for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
What we appreciate about these four women in particular is that even though their looks were wildly different, they were all equally interesting. Dawson went for basic black with splashes of color in her bag and down her leg, Allen brightened things up with a red printed dress, Bell went for the graphic embellishment of a Sachin + Babi look, and Malone — who has had a series of red carpet successes of late — went for a leather skirt and a sweet shirt.
Every week, we bring you the best shoppable fashion and lifestyle stories from the editors at InStyle.com, including Kristen Stewart's heel philosophy.
Kristen Stewart is known for her casual style, both on and off the red carpet. Even though the star favors sporty kicks over sky-high stilettos, every once in a while, she’ll throw us all for a loop and rock an amazing pair of heels. But you may not catch her wearing them for long.
"I feel more confident on my feet," she told InStyle.com exclusively at the launch party for Jillian Dempsey Jewelry in LA as to why she prefers sneakers. "Like in a photo, obviously, things look better wearing heels, but in terms of just kicking around and actually like experiencing an entire night, heels limit me." Which is why you’ll often catch her doing a quick change from stilettos to flats at some point during an evening out. "I feel I can experience about half of my night that I would be able to experience if I was just wearing shoes and I could run around," she said.
"Literally, these [heels] slow you down. You get about half of your night, and they’re just like painful. So I really dig Vans. I just like wearing Vans." So chances are if she’s wearing something fancy, we’d bet that she always has a pair of comfy kicks within arm’s reach.
12 Years a Slave was a huge hit at this year's Toronto Film Festival — and let's just say Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt's cameos aren't the only reasons. Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o is getting attention — and we sense some Oscar buzz — for her performance in the film.
But acting aside, the fashion world is also taking note of Lupita's impeccable red carpet style. Want proof? Just follow her on her recent promotions around the world, where the actress has shown off an array of inspiring looks. She's worked everything from colorful to dark, formfitting to frothy — and she's not afraid to bring on the bold accessories. We're calling it now: Nyong'o is going to be the one to watch this award season. Step inside to witness nine of Lupita's gorgeous red carpet looks to see what we mean.
—Additional reporting by Justin Fenner
Kristen Wiig, Leslie Mann, and Christina Applegate proved that their sense of style is just as on point as their sense of humor. Last night, Kristen hit the red carpet for the German premiere of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty looking every bit the lady in a full-skirted strapless dress and pointed-toe heels. Meanwhile, as Anchorman 2 debuted in London, Leslie Mann showed her support for her husband, producer Judd Apatow, in a chic white Viktor & Rolf jumpsuit, tweedy overcoat, and a pair of sweet pumps. As for the sexier side of things, Christina Applegate took care of that in a curve-conscious lacy gown and Carla Amorim diamond hoop earrings.
It's obvious that these three funny ladies know how to work a red carpet, but it's up to you to pick a favorite — who gets your vote?
Recently, red carpet style has pingponged between sexy, flirty, and outrageous (Miley, anyone?). So, it was with a wave of excitement that we looked at the pictures coming in from the Dubai International Film Festival. Rooney Mara, a red carpet constant from last year, was gloriously back in a white, ruffled one-shoulder custom Lanvin dress. Naomie Harris, riding the wave of what might be her emerging season as a red carpet star, radiated in bright pink accented with a lace neckline and a train that fanned out to her side.
We know, we know . . . both are gorgeous. Still, one's gotta win. Which is your pick for today?
Break out your white hat and a bottle of red — Olivia Pope is going to the Golden Globes! And what better way is there to celebrate Kerry Washington's nomination for best actress — and tonight's Winter finale of Scandal — than by indulging in one of this gladiator in a (designer) suit's most iconic accessories? It's time the white hat goes to Hollywood.