Although pajamas are a bedtime staple for most, gutsy celebs are showcasing how to style sophisticated sleepwear for daytime, as well as on the red carpet. Test-drive this trend for daytime — printed pajama topper and distressed denim — like Drew Barrymore, spice it up with heels like Rihanna in Pucci for an evening look, or go full throttle with a slimming silk set and matching sequin blazer like Elisa Sednaoui in Ferragamo for a fabulous cocktail party. Whichever look you choose, we can assure you that this trend's comfort and style will have you rethinking all of your chic sleepwear. Step inside to see who else has embraced the pajama trend and to shop the looks for yourself.
Jessica Alba injected a pop of pizazz into her street style with a bright orange Ralph Lauren crossbody bag, multicolor Ferragamo flats, and blue Elizabeth and James shades while enjoying an iced coffee in Beverly Hills. The actress has been all over bright-colored denim lately, but for this outing she ditched them for bold accessories. Then Jessica layered a denim vest and thick gray scarf over a white top and rose ankle J Brand skinnies. Style Jessica's eye-catching designer flats with rose skinnies and a white tee, or for a feminine variation on her look, ditch the jeans for a flirty skirt. Don't forget a bright bag — here's another one we love — to complete your Spring style.
There's something particularly impressive about the crop of celebrity looks from last night's Ferragamo fete. It seems every attendee stepped out with the same goal in mind: to play off of the dreamy floral decor in Salvatore Ferragamo's Spring 2012 collection of perfectly on-trend Spring brights and vibrant tropical prints. There was hardly a look in the group that didn't complement the rose-covered backdrop at the brand's launch of their Signorina fragrance. From Kate Mara's slightly sexier take on botanicals in a silky halter dress to Jessica Hart's hot pink leather pants, and Alexandra Richards's elegant play on colorblocking — the night's celebrity guests were all on the same page, as far as dress code was concerned. On that note, each serves as a pretty on-point example for two of Spring's biggest trends. Just click through to see all of the night's standout style moments — and garner a little seasonal dressing inspiration from each.
Strength and seduction ruled Ferragamo's Fall 2012 collection, both in its tailoring and sensuous color palette, and we have creative director Massimiliano Giornetti's fascination with Czarist Russia to credit. Specifically, the designer focused on the gilded elite from two distinct views, as seen in the strict, clean lines of the military-inspired silhouette and in the softer, sheer fabrics of the delicate lace dresses. In marrying the two ideas, we saw an interesting, albeit ultra-elegant, juxtaposition of pretty plum and mauve-hued frocks styled up with structured outerwear, diaphanous gowns paired with tough leather accessories, and opulently embroidered sweaters teamed up with long, luxe sergeant coats. At the heart of it all, though, the Fall '12 lineup was an excellent showcase of romantic, ladylike pieces, each perfectly adorned with equally charming chokers, velvet boots, and bright gold buttons. See more Ferragamo details below.
- Trends: Opulent sheer lace, velvet accents, military-inspired outerwear, peasant tops, and a modified paisley print.
- Colors: Plum, mauve, gold, metallic silver, charcoal gray, and black.
- Key Piece: The sheer lace peasant-inspired dresses; the strong trench coat silhouette.
- Accessories: Wide chain belts, lace-up heels, flower-adorned chokers, super structured saddle bags and clutches, and luxe velvet boots.
- Who Would Wear It: Ladies who exude a double-edged femininity — one that's both strong and soft — like Zoe Saldana and Angelina Jolie.
>> Czarist Russia and Eastern Europe were the touch points for Massimiliano Giornetti's Fall 2012 Salvatore Ferragamo collection. The result? A romantic mix of elevated peasant silhouettes and precise military shapes. There were off-the-shoulder tops and gypsy skirts came in brocade or frothy sheers, with elaborate lace or gilded embroidery providing an element of luxe exoticism. Double-breasted coats and suits were sharply cut in greige astrakhan or rich navy wool and decorated with piping, epaulets, and rows of shiny gold buttons.
At the Critics Circle Awards in NYC, Angelina Jolie put a chic spin on the leather trend, pairing a silk blouse with a leather pencil skirt, both by Ferragamo. Her black patent pumps and matching clutch were the perfect finishing touches to her sleek style. The entire look was flawless, but our favorite piece was her emerald pendant necklace. Shop like items here to re-create this understated ensemble.
Supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley struck a pose in a Richard Nicoll corset frock at the launch of Vertu's Constellation smartphone in Milan. Rosie paired her body-hugging dress with navy Salvatore Ferragamo pumps, a gold arrowhead necklace, and layered bracelet . We completed her ladylike look with a navy clutch. Shop similar items now.
Wrap dresses are one of the most flattering silhouettes, and the latest examples come from two ladies — wearing one dress. Kim Kardashian was just spotted wearing Salvatore Ferragamo's houndstooth printed dress paired with black pumps, a matching clutch, red lips, and a sleek pulled-back ponytail on the Today Show. Jessica Hart wore the same dress during Fashion Week, styled with a high bun and a little bling factor via a dazzling collar statement necklace. It's the battle of the babes — which one gets your vote?
Kim Kardashian smiled for the cameras while strutting the sidewalks of New York. Kim looked glam in a houndstooth Ferragamo wrap dress, black suede pumps, and red-hot lipstick. A sleek pony, sparkle Victoria Beckham clutch, and nude nails completed her look. We added a red peacoat to up the wow factor of Kim's Man Men-inspired ensemble. Shop like items here.
>> Yesterday's heavy-hitting show schedule made for a full day of fun backstage at Milan Fashion Week. Not only was there plenty of pin-up girl posturing at Dolce & Gabbana — in bejeweled maillots, no less — but also lots of madcap twirling in tomato-printed skirts and aubergine-patterned dresses. At Ferragamo, models pranced in flowing gowns fit for a night in the tropics; at Missoni, oversized fans provided the perfect coy accessory. But the most delicious thing spotted backstage? Earrings made from pasta at Dolce & Gabbana. Get a peek at all this and more, here in the slideshow.
Photos by Greg Kessler