The Oscars are just days away, and we're so excited to see all of our favorite leading ladies on the red carpet. We've rounded up the dresses we hope to see on the red carpet — from Oscar de la Renta to a showstopping Prabal Gurung — watch on to see our picks! On Allison McNamara: J.Crew top, Hale Bob vest.
Ahead of Oscars weekend, there's another round of styled celebrities to contend with. Between film premieres, LA parties, and the ongoing Fashion Week scene, we've been treated to a seemingly unending supply of A-list looks with a decidedly chic angle. The Brit Awards earlier this week brought out a glam squad that included a Balmain-clad Jourdan Dunn (and her mile-long legs), while Rosie Huntington-Whiteley may have been the best-dressed guest at Burberry's Fall '13 show, looking catwalk-ready herself. Click on for the rest of this week's top 10.
Donatella Versace's punk-rock Fall '13 could safely supply the fashion set with a number of appropriately themed gowns for this year's Met Gala. It could also easily (and further) incite homage to '90s-era grunge from the street-style crowd with its nostalgic references — chains, nails, studs, and spikes as choice accessories for the season. While Donatella never shies away from the subversive or the sexy, this is clearly some tougher stuff. Click through for a look at the full collection now.
Gwen Stefani's signature boy-meets-girl style — mixed prints included — comes just in time for our own weekend-outfit planning. We spotted her dressed casually, albeit with some serious polish, and we place the "blame" on her black-and-white striped tee and a colorfully checkered scarf combo. On bottom, Stefani sported ripped boyfriend jeans and brown leather ankle boots, then completed her look with a navy coat and black frames. You can go the same style route for your brunch plans — or laid-back Oscar-watching party — by taking a closer look at our editors' picks. The best part? You can mix them with similar pieces you already have in your closet.Clockwise from top left: AllSaints Arielle Coat ($498), Hope Stripe Tee ($110), Brooks Brothers Plaid Scarf ($125), Henri Bendel Stack Ring ($78), Topshop Boyfriend Jeans ($84), Lola Cruz Ankle Boot ($231, originally $308), Linda Farrow Thick Rectangular Optical Glasses ($477).
We would like to call your attention to Naomi Watts's white Helmut Lang blazer ($645), which she has now worn on two separate occasions. At The Impossible's afterparty in Madrid, the actress paired her sleek jacket with a white tee, black skinny jeans, black pointy-toe pumps, a black quilted clutch, and a few delicate gold jewels. Most recently, though, Naomi sported her blazer with relaxed black trousers, strappy flat sandals, a black bag with bamboo handles, and aviator sunglasses. And we can't say that we blame her for making this white blazer a go-to staple. It lends an instantly chic tilt to any look, and stands out thanks to the black-collar detail. Snag Naomi's exact Helmut Lang jacket to work into your own Spring wardrobe, or — if the price tag is too steep — shop other equally sleek white blazers below.
I've got a bad case of Spring fever . . . all I can think about are the lovely fashions that will be making a splash this Spring season. Whether it's flashes of chartreuse or hints of gold, familiar florals or bold stripes, there is no shortage of inspiring styles for Spring. That's why I've put together my top 10 closet cravings for Spring.
LC Lauren Conrad Floral Tuxedo Blazer
Florals. I love this floral print blazer. Throw it atop your favorite white tee and you've got yourself an instant outfit. Dress it up or dress it down.
The Milan Fashion Week crowd knows how to work a standout accessory, and it shows. While NYC and London street stylers stuck to their tried-and-true Céline and 3.1 Phillip Lim bags, this batch of attendees opted for over-the-top opulence and one-of-a-kind pieces. Think feather-trimmed bags, lavender spiked pumps, and luxurious textured colorblocked boots. Basically, these are the kind of accoutrements we wish were in our own accessory arsenal. See the very best jewels, bags, and shoes from the streets of Milan Fashion Week right now.
It's not all gowns and sparkling jewels on the Oscars preparty circuit — and last night's Kari Feinstein Style Lounge red carpet holds the proof. Best-actress nominee Jessica Chastain stepped out in a berry-hued butterfly-print blouse, tapered black trousers, and patent black Mary Jane pumps. She kept her hair down and wavy and her makeup minimal, providing a finished look that was both sophisticated and low-key. Alessandra Ambrosio also skipped the cocktail-dress fare, opting for a relaxed black t-shirt, white-and-black tuxedo-inspired jeans, a black biker jacket, and edgier buckled ankle boots. We're calling this fashion faceoff a battle of laid-back styling wit, and it's a close one. That's why we're leaving the final decision to you.
Now that the New York Fashion Week dust has settled, we've had time to fully digest a week's worth of parties, shows, favorite designer encounters, and every heart-stopping highlight. Some of our favorite moments are outrageous, others truly iconic — but each could only happen on the streets of NYC during one of the biggest, craziest, and best times of the year. In short, these are a few of our favorite Fashion Week things. Watch on for the top 10 reasons our editors love NYFW.