This Week's Fab Favorite: Gwyneth Paltrow

This Week's Fab Favorite: Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the few women who has the ability to make bright colors look as chic as black. Perhaps it's because she knows how to balance her loud hues with moody accessories. Soak in the actress's latest look in Milan. She continues her stylish streak in a vivid orange pleated Derek Lam dress, patent black slingback sandals, and a black patent Tod's bag.

Given the soft details — the ruffles and the pleats — you would expect the color of the dress to be peach or dusty rose. Instead, it comes at you in an unexpectedly bold way. My favorite detail is the off-center ruffles; they do a good job of making the girly trend less obnoxious. This look makes a big statement but maintains an air of seriousness. I say, if you're going to go color, go bright like Gwyn.

To see more Gwyneth in her punchy Lam look, read more.

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