From stripes to leopard to florals, prints are hugely popular among celebrity trendsetters, and the latest to make its mark on Hollywood is camouflage. Hilary Duff donned sleek camo J Brand denim leggings with army green Brian Atwood pumps in Miami, Elle Fanning enjoyed a night out in London in a cool camouflage jacket, and Miranda Cosgrove went glam in a sequin camouflage Cut 25 minidress with lace-up Giuseppe Zanotti boots at a movie premiere in London. This isn't the first time this tough print has popped up on our radar, but it's having a major moment in the spotlight right now. It's the perfect time to incorporate a few of these celeb-approved pieces into your cool-weather looks, so shop our favorite camo-print picks to stand out this season.
Posts for October 15th 2012
Along with Katy Perry and Kate Hudson, Sarah Jessica Parker attended a fancy amfAR gala in LA wearing a black wide-leg jumpsuit that almost looks like a black maxi dress. But it was her snazzy accessories that really took her look to the next level. The actress sported this exact Fenton black crystal necklace ($375) with a tassel necklace, and carried a shiny chainmail bag and a navy sequin jacket. For your next nighttime outing, if you want to look equally dazzling, look to SJP by rocking a similar black jumpsuit with a tassel necklace, a shiny jacket and bag.
Christian Louboutin has yet again been voted sexiest shoe of the year announced today by Saks Fifth Avenue and Footwear News. This year, the votes, selected by the public via online voting, chose Louboutin's patent red spiked high heel pumps. Does this mean women are still into sexy shoes with a tough edge? We think so. Runner-ups from the sexy shoes contest include more 50 Shades of Grey, sexy-meets-subversive designs, like Stuart Weitzman's burgundy pumps, Jimmy Choo's sequined sandals, and over-the-knee boots by B by Brian Atwood. Click the slideshow for a closer look, and tell us which one gets your sexiest shoes of 2012 vote.
Katie Holmes attended an event in NYC working a chic, on-trend ensemble for Fall: these Joie scarf-print pants ($264), which she paired with a white silky blouse, an ivory blazer, a two-tone scarf, and black pumps. What's great about her bottoms is that they're totally in line with the printed-pants trend, plus they'll go with a variety of pieces you already own such as black sweaters, gray cardigans, and even tops with a pop of bright color. Score them now to incorporate into your Fall wardrobe.
With moodier iterations from the likes of Erdem, Jason Wu, and Valentino the runways gave lace some serious street cred for Fall. In a bevy of the season's brilliant jewel tones, transformed in sexier silhouettes, and done up with peplum and cheeky collars, these lace dresses are just a little cooler than the frills we remember from grade school. So, even if you're not typically the delicate-lace type, take note: these dresses are all about new twists on sweet, ladylike lace. Some are a little edgier, some perfectly cool girl — click on to shop.
Saturday night Lauren Conrad looked beautiful while hosting the Design for the Cure gala for the Susan G. Komen Foundation in downtown LA. Of course the designer wore one of her elegant Paper Crown designs: a floor-length dress with an ivory lace bustier top and black lace maxi skirt. While her dress isn't available to shop online, you can totally re-create the look by pairing this ivory lace bustier top from Pins and Needles ($30, originally $39) with this ABS by Allen Schwartz black lace maxi skirt ($72, originally $260). Just don't forget the rhinestone hair clip and retro red lips.
While you may be wary of pairing orange and black together for fear of looking like a Halloween mishap, after spotting Gwen Stefani's latest look, dare to rock the seasonal duo, too. While running errands in LA over the weekend, the singer balanced a bold orange blazer and tuxedo trousers with a basic black top, black leather ankle boots, and a white Chanel tote, then accessorized with blackout shades, a few silver accessories, and her signature punchy lipstick. Re-create Gwen's festive look by working an orange blazer with a black top, tuxedo pants or jeans, and ankle boots for a shopping date with the girls or test-drive the color combo for the office by styling this orange silk Equipment blouse ($198) with this paneled tweed Express pencil skirt ($70) and black pumps.
Leave it to Victoria Beckham to look so prim and posh while doing some nighttime shopping in London. The designer wore a printed Prada skirt and tweeted her obsession with the geometric print. Up top she covered up in a black sweater, on bottom a pair of pointy black pumps, then carried this Victoria Beckham two-tone bag ($3,000) and shielded her eyes with her signature oversize sunglasses. If you don't yet have a geometric-print skirt in your closet, allow Victoria to inspire you to get one pronto. Shop our favorites, including this very similar Tara Jarmon geometric skirt ($240), below.
You may be a layering expert, but if you're not covering all the bases — head, ears, hands, and neck included — then you've still got some Fall styling to tend to. We're referring, of course, to the essential cold-weather trifecta: hats, gloves, and scarves. And if you don't have a cool mix of bundle-up pieces to keep you warm (or you're just looking to refresh the lineup), you've come to the right place for two reasons. Here you'll find a chic array of crochet knit beanies, ladylike driving gloves, text-friendly cable-knit mittens, fringed boho scarves, preppy plaid wraps, faux fur cossacks, and jewel-toned fedoras — 50 to be exact. And while we'd love to drape ourselves in cashmere until April, it's just not reasonable to empty our pockets every time the wind picks up. Thus, this roundup showcases our favorite 50 cold-weather accessories, all priced at $50 or less. Click on for the coziest 50-under-50 yet.
Thanks to the annual BFI London Film Festival, we're turning our attention to the red carpets across the pond, where the likes of Parisian beauty Marion Cotillard and ingenue Elle Fanning are giving us twice the glamour to gush over. For their respective premieres, each of the actresses took a different approach. While Marion hit the red carpet with an understated albeit sexy Christian Dior LBD (straight from the Spring '13 runways, no less), Elle offered up a dose of sweet, girlie-inspired glamour in a full-length floral-print Rochas gown — just the kind we'd expect from the always-charming Elle, but maybe her best yet. Inside, we're giving you a glimpse of every angle. Click on to see both actresses' red-carpet ensembles in London — then tell us your pick for best dressed in comments.