Superspecial and often straight from the runway, the dresses paraded down the red carpet all year can seem to exist outside of the stratosphere of normal shopping. But not always. While perusing Net-a-Porter.com's huge designer sale, we spotted a few items that looked suspiciously familiar, like the above Dolce & Gabbana dress ($2,328, originally $3,325) that's basically an unembellished version of the one Lea Michele wore earlier this week. Even if the sale price tag still isn't exactly wallet-friendly, a girl can dream. See the other looks we've unearthed here — including one that belongs to a very famous member of the British royal family.
When it comes to heavy-hitting shopping, the patient surely are rewarded! Net-a-Porter.com's seasonal sale stole our attention today, and we're pretty sure you're about to lose some time to the ecommerce giant too. Spotted: Isabel Marant's Fall 2013 runway wedge booties, the lace Diane von Furstenberg dress we've been eyeing for months now, and a neon Jimmy Choo bag that would get just as much love as the simple black purse we've been toting. Click through, but forgive us if your credit card gets used more than once.
At this point, we've got you covered when it comes to cocktail dresses (and non-cocktail dresses) for holiday parties that require a certain dose of festive flair. But what to do when you're fielding an invite for drinks that doesn't require sparkles, spangles, or metallics? Copy the white jeans and button-up Aimee Song wore to a recent Christian Louboutin event in Miami, FL. The casual clothes were dressed up by a serious statement necklace, bracelets, and suede pumps. Copy this look next time you're meeting friends for a non-holiday-party party.
Shop clockwise from top left: The Lady and the Sailor pocket top ($110, originally $184), Mawi spike charm necklace ($725), Rag & Bone skinny jeans ($143, originally $205), Nine West Flax pumps ($60, originally $69)
One thing's for sure: if Jennifer Lopez was still dating Diddy, she would not be wearing this outfit. The sometimes-diva skipped snakeskin, shine, and anything remotely revealing in favor of some black-on-black action anchored by sensible oxfords from her line for Kohl's (though we are pretty sure that's a pop of snakeskin on her tote). We're a big fan of this demure J Lo. You, too? They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so go ahead and shop similar pieces here
Every day seems to bring a new invitation to a holiday party — it's the time of year when we gather with co-workers, family, and friends, requiring a cute outfit for everything. If you're like us, you start off on the exhausting lineup with enthusiasm and what feels like a limitless store of little black dresses and sparkly cocktail frocks. So what happens when you run out? Three celebs are sharing cute alternatives to the dress that you can copy in a week or so (or, you know, tonight).
Familiar with playing the bombshell card, Sofia Vergara gave the curve-flaunting dress a break at a recent LA event. Instead, she picked a pair of lacy black shorts and a silky blouse. Depending on the weather where you are, wear them with tights like her or go bare-legged.
At its best, shopping for others can be a cinch, but at its worst . . . "difficult" doesn't even begin to describe it. To help, we've collected presents perfect for all the different personality types in your life. Whether it's a sister who prefers the girlier things in life, a best friend who relates to anything hippie, or a work friend who'd rather be, well, working out, we have something sure to please them all, within.
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil
By now you know Coach for its classic leather goods and bags (and likely count one or two in your own stable), but are you aware that the brand's clothing offerings kind of, well, rock? From practical outerwear to cozy sweaters, the brand has covered quite the gamut. And before you buy, take a look at the styled Winter looks on the brand's site — including one that looks pretty similar to something we spotted on Karlie Kloss earlier. Expect ideas perfect for work or a cocktail shindig. We're sharing some of our favorites here.
Sporty-leaning Jessica Biel indulged her tomboy side at last night's Los Angeles premiere of The Truth About Emanuel, topping off her skirt-and-top combo with the ultimate cool-girl staple: a leather jacket (hers was by AllSaints). Her cropped black top hit an inch or so above the waistband of her knee-length skirt, flashing a Winter-appropriate amount of skin, and the jacket ensured her outfit still had the athletic vibe she's always endorsed — though she skipped sneakers in favor of lacy black and white pumps.
But don't fool yourself into thinking a tomboy can't appreciate some good old-fashioned bling. On full display were Jessica's enormous engagement ring and smaller diamond band, as well as supersparkly bracelets by Tiffany & Co.— complimented by a pair of earrings also by the jewelry company. Love the look? Shop it here (well, minus the diamonds).
When the holiday party circuit gets into full swing, there's a good chance you won't be able to stomach looking at another cocktail dress. The ubiquitous piece is chic and easy to style, sure, but it feels a bit . . . predictable, no? Liv Tyler stepped out at a book party for Modern Manners in a Stella McCartney printed sweater paired with a black knee-length skirt. She finished it off with loafer-like pumps and a black and white bag. In case you're already feeling the early stages of dressing brain, we've shopped out the look for you.
The camel coat, a fashion editor favorite, can look surprisingly different depending on what it's paired with. We'd always assumed we preferred it with a grounding, dark, black outfit à la Zoe Saldana, but then Jennifer Lawrence had to go mess with our heads by stepping out with hers worn over a white dress. When you have the chance to view them side by side, does one jump out as the clear winner?
After buzzing around a whole lot of ecommerce sites working to bring you this season's best gift guides, we were particularly taken aback by Tory Burch's swatch of stylish presents. Whether you're on the hunt for something cozy, girlie, or simply classic, she has a product you'll love. To help you avoid present overload (as if), we're sharing our favorites.
When it comes to festive, sweet, eternally giftable items, you just can't do better than Kate Spade New York (it's a fashion fact). The brand has collected its holiday offerings online, and we sorted through them all to cull the very best. Whether you're working to cross someone off your shopping list or just need a personal pick-me-up, you owe yourself a look.
Count on designer megasales this time of year like you rely on chillier temps, holiday stress, and an overabundance of sugary treats at your office. And now, the Barneys New York sale is here and ready to shop! After abusing our wallets at Net-a-Porter.com's big blowout, we've set our sights on the shoes, bags, and jewelry ready to be snapped up here. Act fast if you want to score!
There's a contingency of women who think of Gwyneth Paltrow as the ultimate in chic style (raise your hand if you're a member). When we spotted her at London's Heathrow airport today, she was in an outfit so simple it hurt. A Kors x Goop peacoat and cropped trousers, both in black, were accessorized with white sunglasses and white-soled ankle boots. But, because she's so fabulous, she had a little outfit change
Rent the Runway has long since surpassed the level of little-known-secret — it reached the point of full-out phenomenon a while ago. And while we don't have the data to support it, we're willing to wager the site sees a lot of action for New Year's Eve. As such, we're here to remind you that now might be the best time to shop and reserve to make sure you get the party frock you're after . . . before it gets swiped by a swifter renter. From sophisticated black-tie to ready-to-rage, click through to see our recommendations.
Sandra Bullock could've been exhausted, jet-lagged, or suffering from the flu when arriving at a Tokyo airport — you never would've known it thanks to her simple but pulled-together travel outfit. She went with flared, raw-hem jeans and a black, belted Calvin Klein Collection coat that completely made the outfit. If you're still shopping for the perfect Winter topper to work at the office and on the weekend, then consider this style. Elegant and timeless, it's flattering to wear and will have a spot in your closet for decades. Hitting the airport soon? We've assembled similar options here.
Something about plaid flannel feels seasonally appropriate right about now — and it doesn't hurt that it adds another helpful layer to combat the Winter chill. The button-down is one of the most democratic pieces in the fashion sphere, working on every type of girl, in every type of closet. Dress it up or dress it down — either way, you'll be looking good. Shop our favorite styles here, with picks starting at $27.
Selena Gomez put aside the short, attention-grabbing Versace frocks she's been favoring recently to slip into something a little bit more subdued for an event in Dallas, TX, tonight. More subdued, sure, since it was a monochromatic black pantsuit look, but no less revealing — the look featured a deep v-neck that sliced down nearly to her navel. While we've slowly been getting used to the idea of Selena all grown-up, this is still a pretty sultry look. Do you like it?
It was with a large cheer that we noticed a slew of stylish women wearing their (comfortable) sneakers out and about in place of ankle booties and pumps. Fashion editor Laurel Pantin used a bright red pair of Nikes to finish off an outfit that would work just as well with a more formal shoe. A chunky turtleneck worn under a double-breasted navy coat felt East Coast collegiate, while cropped leather trousers were a surefire editor staple. Her bold accessory choices didn't stop at the cherry kicks, either. She finished things off with a yellow Reece Hudson clutch and smoky lilac shades. Shop the outfit we put together here.